Top 5 Adventurous Activities to do in Pattaya - The City of Round-the-clock Entertainment!

The thought of a Pattaya vacation comes hand in hand with a long list of activities. Infamously known as The Sin City, the first thing that pops into your mind is its entertainment industry! This exotic beach destination has left no stone unturned to attract tourists from all over the world. And you’ll probably agree it has done a great job at that!

Top 5 Adventurous Activities to do in Pattaya - The City of Round-the-clock Entertainment!
Pattaya, Thailand

Once considered a small village known for fishing, Pattaya has now emerged as a major tourism and cultural hotspot within Southeast Asia. Pattaya's walk to fame began during the Vietnam War when the American soldiers stationed in the region wanted to spend some leisure time but ended up loving the place for its scenic beauty.

Now Pattaya boasts of its own International Airport, and it is hardly surprising why millions of tourists would flock this paradise throughout the year. There are just so many things to do here; you can never be bored! 

Compared to any other tourist destination in Asia, the range of activities in Pattaya is truly unmatched. The place has something to offer for all sorts of travelers; you’ll find it worth every penny!

If you are an adventure enthusiast like yours truly, there are truckloads of activities for you Bravehearts. Let’s dive straight in!

Bungee Jumping and Human Slingshot

Looking to get a headrush from outdoor adventurous activities? If you answered in the affirmative, I have a good news for you. Pattaya has the best Bungee Jumping and Human Slingshot operators in Thailand. Visit one of the world’s highest jumping spots (90 meters from the ground) in Pattaya, where life literally hangs by the thread.

Bungee Jumping
Bungee Jumping

Best Place
: XBungy
Timing: 10 A.M. to 7 P.M.
Cost: Approximately 5,000 INR per person
Safety Tips
  • Must be in good health; should not have any pre-existing medical conditions.
  • Listen carefully to your instructors and always double-check your safety gear.
  • Be careful not to eat anything before jumping. 
  • Rest well before you jump; your neck and back will be prone to injuries if you are tired.
  • Pre-book your slots well in advance to avoid any disappointment.

Zip Lining and Canopy Rides

Pattaya is not just known for its beautiful beaches alone but also for its captivating and lush rainforests. Zoom through one of Thailand’s longest zipline course, into the rainforests surrounded by pure and untouched greenery, melodic chirping of birds, and rare sightings of animals and flowing streams. This adrenaline-fueled flight through the tree canopy will leave you totally awestruck. To ensure a fun and completely safe zip lining experience, a guide will also be traveling with you. 

Below are some of the best natural reserves in Pattaya, where zipline courses are set.
  • Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Khao Kheow Open Zoo
Zip Lining
Zip Lining

Best Place
: Flight of Gibbon
Timing: 6 A.M. to 11 P.M.
Cost: Approximately 6,500 INR per person
Safety Tips
  • The maximum permissible weight for the Canopy Ride is 120 kgs and the minimum height is 1 meter.
  • Listen carefully to your instructors and always double-check your safety gear.
  • Pre-book your tickets well in advance to avoid any disappointment.

Biking and ATV Rides 

Does the vroom of a gigantic, powerful quad bike excite you? Experience the time of your life by getting on to a driver’s seat, exploring the craziest trails in Pattaya. Strictly not for the faint-hearted, this off-roading activity can be loud, noisy, and messy; a far cry from the tranquil seas and calming sceneries that Pattaya is hailed for!

No prior two-wheeler experience is required for this activity. A brief training and instruction session is given before the activity starts. Post the briefing, you are settled into your chosen vehicle, ready to meander through dusty and sandy paths, crossing streams and fields of rubber, potato, and jackfruit.

ATV Rides
ATV Rides


Best Place: Enduro Madness
Timing: 10 A.M. to 7 P.M.
Cost: Approximately 4,000 INR per person (depending on the trail and vehicle you choose)
Safety Tips
  • Water bottles, mosquito repellent, and medical kits are essential.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and sports shoes only.
  • Carry spare clothes, if possible.
  • Children above the age of 15 years are only allowed.

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

Ever wondered how it'll be to float alongside turtles or swim with the most beautiful freshwater fishes, observe glorious coral reefs or mysterious shipwrecks?

Pattaya is not only beautiful above water but even more below it. Get ready to be mesmerized by the ocean world of Pattaya!

Scuba diving and snorkeling are extremely popular water sport activities throughout Thailand. Even if you don’t know how to swim, you can dive and snorkel underwater. You’ll always be accompanied by PADI certified divers.

The vibrance of the marine life is totally worth the effort! 

Best diving spots in Pattaya are:
  • Koh Lan
  • Koh Krok
  • Koh Manwichai
  • Koh Rin
Snorkeling
Snorkeling

Best Place: Pattaya Dive Center
Timing: 8 A.M. to 8 P.M.
Cost: Approximately 4,000 INR per person
Safety Tips
  • Pay heed to instructions underwater.
  • Carry an extra pair of clothes.
  • Do not touch any marine creature or underwater object without asking your instructor.
  • People with respiratory issues are advised against this activity.

Skydiving

They say you are never ready for a skydive. The experience of free fall from a height of 13,000 feet is certainly not for the weakhearted. 

A beautiful and scenic flight for about 15 to 20 minutes takes you up to the desired altitude, followed by freefall for about a minute till you drop to about 6,000 to 5,000 feet, and then the slow descent of the parachute landing safely. Surely this is an experience of a lifetime!  

Such activities in Pattaya are usually guided but some places also offer solo-diving opportunities. The only condition is you must have the necessary license and log sheet.

For all adrenaline junkies, skydiving should rate highest on the ‘things to do’ list in Pattaya.

Skydiving
Skydiving

Best Place: Thai Sky Adventures
Timing: 8 A.M. to 8 P.M.
Cost: Approximately 20,000 INR per person
Safety Tips
  • No alcohol consumption before diving.
  • The activity solely depends on weather conditions.
  • Avoid baggy clothes, flip-flops, or heels.
  • T-shirt, long pants, and sports shoes are recommended.
  • Eat lightly before the jump.
  • Children under 18 years of age are not allowed.
  • The maximum weight allowed is 113 kgs.
So there, are you pumped up and excited to try out some unique, heart racing activities in Pattaya? Click this article if you wish to read further about activities in Pattaya!

Comments

  1. Well I have associated Pattaya with just water activities. Who knew one could sky dive? Great list of options you have shared.

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  2. I have never been to Pattaya but wish to travel there. Thanks for sharing the list. Now I know where to be.

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  3. I think its great that you have shown another side to the island and its adventures aside from the usual bar and partying life one hears about it . So well documented

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  4. There is an array of activities that can make Pattaya trip action-packed. Your blog covers the fun activities, richness of surrounding Thai architecture and riverside life. We're going to bookmark for future.

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  5. Oh wow I didnt know there are so many adventure activities one can indulge in Pattaya. Apart from Sky diving I would like to indulge in all. ATV and snorkelling I have already done with..

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  6. Wow, there are so many adventure activities that one can do ..after this read, cant stop visiting there and trying them.. For sure Pattaya is going to be my next destination

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  7. I am an adventurous sports loving person and already tried scuba diving. We had plans for holidays to Thailand this summer but all went down the drain. Maybe next time.

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  8. Wow these are such awesome activities. Absolutely something that I would do at a place. I will make sure I note down these so I can do them the next time I am in Pattaya.

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  9. Pattaya seems a place of complete adventures. I want to experience the colorful under water world and so would make it to the place sometime.

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  10. Wow u definitely had a great time i love adventure sports and love visiting places that offer the same.

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