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Bamboo rafting or little amazon?

Hobart, Australia
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Bamboo rafting or little amazon?

Doing a day tour around khao lak during our stay and we have been given the option of choosing either bamboo rafting or canoeing on little amazon. I understand these activities are in located in different areas so I am wondering, is one better than the other scenic wise? We will have 4 children with us so if anyone has done 1 or both of these activities please comment on which you preferred or which one children might enjoy better. Thank you

Poulton Le Fylde...
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for Khao Lak, Khao Sok National Park
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1. Re: Bamboo rafting or little amazon?

Bamboo rafting takes place at Tab Lamu about 15 minutes south over the mountain from Khao Lak. You are taken upriver in a minibus then enjoy a fairly lazy ride on a bamboo raft poled for you and sometimes pushed in the river if the level is low or not flowing too quickly. It is a scenic albeit not too spectacular ride with the riverbank and trees mainly on either side. Lasts probably 30 minutes and can be very hot and exposed in full sun. You can see it in action at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiOrAQY4Kpo

Little Amazon is a canoe ride with paddler guide along the river near Takua Pa about 25km north of Khao Lak. There are two types of trip, one in a small longtail boat - see video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdY8FJ-C3hI or one in a canoe with guide/paddler - see images at https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Little+Amazon+Takua+Pa&sa=X&biw=1705&bih=907&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ved=0CCwQsARqFQoTCPeAsPqKiMgCFQwTGgod5voF0A So it depends which you have been offered.

I think the scenery and more "jungle like" feel of Little Amazon and better chance of seeing wildlife would appeal more to you and your family.

2. Re: Bamboo rafting or little amazon?

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