In Thailand for the thrill: the best types of extreme relaxation
Thailand seems to many as a fairly budget country with excellent opportunities for recreation on the ocean. Good hotels, bright sunshine, warm sand, funny monkeys, beautiful temples and delicious fruits. Citizens of Russia do not need to obtain a visa to Thailand if their stay in the country is no more than 30 days – and this is another big plus. The majority of tourists go beyond the sun and the sea. But the Kingdom has much more to offer: uninhabited islands, descents from cliffs, parachuting and elephant trekking. Here you can experience a lot of new sensations.
Closer to nature
Excursions for lovers of nature, rare species of plants and birds here are very diverse and often truly extreme. If a tourist is already bored with a variety of zoos with strange parrots, you can go to meet with wildlife in its same habitat. Not far from the city of Pattaya there is a park where the Flight of Gibbon excursion takes place. Suspension bridges, bungees, miniature platforms and stairs are located at a height of 40 meters above the ground. Those who are not afraid to climb here have to meet with rare birds and animals. You can continue this excursion already in the river. Rafting on a real traditional raft in Kwai ends with a jump into a fast current. It is important for courageous tourists not to swim their hotel and grab the berth in time to be on the shore again.
Rafting along local rivers is best between July and September. At this time, the rainy season is just ending here. Vegetation becomes vibrant and vibrant, rivers are full-flowing, waterfalls are extreme, as are currents on various rapids. In the local province of Chantburi, you can get acquainted with several routes at once, some of which include waterfalls, some pass directly through the thickets of tropical forests. There are not too complicated options for beginners.
You can go into the thick of the local jungle not only on foot, but also on elephants. This is a real adventure for those who are not used to sitting in hotel rooms. Clever, incredibly kind animals will cross the deep rivers, pass along the paths and the thickest thickets under the loud commands of the driver. And while sitting on a specific bench may not be too comfortable, such a trip is definitely worth it. The traveler will have time to talk with the elephant, and at the same time to consider the wealth of local nature.
Going on such a safari, it should be remembered that the local jungle is by no means unsafe even on tourist routes. Snakes, dangerous insects, even predators are not uncommon here, not to mention the sharp spikes of acacia and poisonous plants.
To temples in jeeps and ATVs
Arriving in Thailand, most of the guests of the Kingdom go to the residence of the monarchs in Bangkok to see the most famous temples. And few people know that really interesting places with their unusual traditions, beautiful statues are hidden in tropical forests. You can get here both on ATVs, which you can drive without a driver’s license, and in jeeps that will be more comfortable. This is a great option for those who came to an exotic country for the first time and have already visited all the most popular places. Here you can rarely meet tourists, but this is the exception rather than the rule. Silence, amazing landscapes, silent monks, statues, mosaics, mystical rites, amulets and amulets, rare in their beauty – these are what can be found in the thick of local forests.
Journey to the high peaks
Fans of extreme climbing are well aware that the peaks in the provinces of Thailand are not inferior to the Grand Canyon in America in their complexity and beauty. Only here there is much more vegetation. Sheer cliffs from a wide variety of rocks are covered with dense greenery, so they are picturesque. At the same time, this is a real challenge even for professionals: climbing the peak will be very difficult.
It is better to come to the mountains of this country from May to July, when rains are unlikely. In the mountains, the air is not so hot, especially in the northern regions, so climbing will be relatively comfortable. It is better to come here with your own equipment, since in local villages in the rental companies the choice is very small and it may not be not only the right size, but also the required uniforms as such.