Tiger Trail - We are Laos

1 Day | Whitewater Kayaking on the Nam Ou River

Overview

TOURCODE 23770 (KNO-1) Description

This is the tour for anyone looking for a day of kayaking with exciting whitewater sections. The Nam Ou River is the largest local tributary to the mighty Mekong River near Luang Prabang and generally offers the most exciting kayaking. Join us for an exciting day paddling through jungle-covered mountains. Top it off with a visit to the popular “Whiskey Village” to explore local village life and sample some village-made Lao Lao Whiskey.

Join-in tours starting from $ 73

Itinerary

Day 01 Kayaking the Nam Ou River and Whiskey Village visit (L)

High water season, August to January:

You’ll start with a drive north of Luang Prabang along the Mekong river and finally up the Nam Ou River to the Lao village of Ban Houay Leuang. We’ll kayak through spectacular mountains covered with jungle and inhabited by Hmong, Khmu, and Lao Loum in traditional riverside villages.

Water conditions vary widely with the season and water levels. Generally, you can expect approximately 2-3 hours kayaking with numerous sections of rapids suitable for confident swimmers with some experience kayaking. Total kayaking distance is 15 km (9 mi).

We’ll pack our lunch and enjoy it on the riverbanks at with a backdrop of jungle. Kayaking will conclude at Ban Pha Teung, and we’ll wrap up the day with a visit on our return drive to the “Whiskey Village,” a Mekong Riverside village famous for its rice whiskey. We’ll return to Luang Prabang mid-afternoon.

 

Low water season, February to July:

In the dry season, the itinerary is the same except the kayaking is extended to the Nam Ou Bridge for 21 km (13 mi) medium kayaking normally taking approximately 4-5 hours. The kayaking gets a little more exciting and technical as there are more exposed rocks.  Great fun for everyone.

 

Services

Included Travel Services

  • All transfers
  • English speaking guide
  • Local taxes and permissions
  • Kayaks and Safety equipment (child sizes available)
  • Lunch * Vegeterian options available
  • Drinking Water
  • Dry bags

Not Included Travel Services

  • Specialty Drinks
  • Tips for guides

 


 

 

- Tiger Trail tours are available every day -

Dates

Join-in tour

Join-in tour, Per person price

31.10.2016Monday, 31. October 2016 - Wednesday, 31. October 2018
Continuous Date

73 USD

 

Private Tour: Prices available upon request, indicate group size

Private Tour

31.10.2016Monday, 31. October 2016 - Wednesday, 31. October 2018
Continuous Date

 

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