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Paddle Asia specializes in intimate small group sea kayaking, jungle kayaking, jungle trekking, jungle survival, bushcraft (camping skills), mountain biking, and outdoor adventure travel tours to remote and unspoiled destinations in Southern Thailand.
It is our mission to offer you something completely different from what other tour operators in the region offer. We only run small group tours! Most tours are two to four guests. Our max is eight.
Your kayaking tours are designed for first-time paddlers and novice travelers, and children are more than welcome!
Experienced kayakers and sports persons are, of course, very welcome. You paddle your own kayak.
Very young or folks who are unable to paddle for themselves can have a guide paddle with them in a double kayak.
Immerse yourself in natural beauty kayaking or other outdoor programs that are right for you. We are dedicated wildlife, bird, and nature lovers. Frequently our tours include sightings of rare or endangered species such as Sun Bears, Malayan Tapirs, Serows, and wild Elephants; always a delight to our guests and our guides.
With over 37 years of paddling experience, Paddle Asia is the most experienced kayaking tour operator in Southern Thailand.
Being highly certified through many international safety organizations, Paddle Asia is one of the most safety-conscious tour companies in Thailand.
Paddle Asia uses traditional sit-inside kayaks instead of sit-on-tops or inflatables canoes. Traditional kayaks are perfectly suitable for first-timers and beginners. Yes, you can paddle a real kayak, it is easy!
Should you prefer, we also offer land-based trekking, jungle survival, bushcraft, mountain biking, and tropical mountain climbing.
You can participate in our jungle survival training courses in Khao Sok and Phang Nga Province.
Phang Nga Province is a wonderful destination that is only an hour north of Phuket. The hiking trails are bountiful! Going completely off-trail is also an option.
Dave was the jungle survival consultant for two episodes of the Discovery Channel's "Dual Survival" program as well as the BBC "The Travel Show".
Our Koh Yao Noi mountain biking day trip is a wonderful way to experience this culturally intact island in a healthy, low-impact manner.
Educational Programs for International Schools
Paddle Asia's main business is educational school programs. We are certified to run Duke of Edinburgh trips and other award schemes through the International Award for Young People organization.
Kayak Adventure Tours
The highlight of what we provide, our Khao Sok National Park jungle kayaking and hiking tour is very easy. You will spend a lot of time just sitting in your kayak watching monkeys, gibbons, various mammals, hornbills, and other birds.
The Phang Nga Bay sea kayaking tour is another easy trip.
Both of these tours offer stunning limestone karst topography and scenery that screams of a time from long ago.
You will stay in bungalows or guesthouses on most trips. We always choose our accommodations with at least one eye open to the quality of the restaurant. Comfort, convenience, and great food are a top priority to us. To read more about the bungalows and accommodations, see our bungalows page.
Certification in Paddlesports and First Aid
Dave is a British Canoe Union Level 2 Coach (trained to Level 3) and is the most experienced paddler in all of Southern Thailand.
Dave is an Emergency First Response Instructor and a certified rescue technician through the Rescue 3 International organization. Dave is also a certified Life Guard through the British Canoe Union. View certifications. Paddle Asia guides are EFR certified in CPR, First Aid, and basic life guard training.