Ban Muang Kut
Ban Muang Kut is a village in the Mae-Taman valley of Thailand. The valley is located 60km north of Chiang Mai, just before the Chiang Dao district. There are three elephant camps in the area which are visited by most day-trip operator or travel agents in Chiang Mai. Mae-Taman Elephant camp is by far the biggest and is well maintained.
Ban Muang Kut is the village to access the river. Few outfitters/travel agents in Chiang Mai are offering a one day rafting trip. The rafting section is short so it is better to plan another activity together on this day. A typical day would be to visit elephant camp in the morning and river rafting session in the afternoon. The MaeTang River Camp, an adventure campsite located in Ban Muang Kut on the bank of the river offers various tours and trekking in the area. Contact http://www.activethailand.com for more info. Rafting is seasonal therefore not operated during dry season.