Just a 20-minute ride from Thailand’s golden beaches and bustling beach nightlife, is an extreme adrenaline-fuelled adventure involving four small wheels. A jungle tour seems crazy enough but now add ATV’s (all-terrain vehicles) into the mix and you have a whole different story.
Based in Pattaya, the company ATV Pattaya Jungle adventures offers just that. Running on Polaris 330cc Trailboss ATV quad bikes, imported from the US and the relative safety of 360cc Fun Buggy’s, the guided tour traverses through jungle, farmland, dirt and rivers. There is guaranteed to be mud and/or dust everywhere during these three hours of off-roading.
The Ultimate VIP ATV tour includes several stops along the way. Starting at the dirt trails, there is a hill climb to a deserted quarry followed by a chance to see some wildlife and later, a visit to the Elephant Buddha and the Thai Polo & Equestrian Club before heading back to base and finishing off your journey with a choice of beef, chicken or veggie burgers and french-fries. All in all, a good option if you are tired of lazing around the pristine beaches and need to get your heart pumping.