TOURCODE 66771 (NKTK-1) Description
Experience breath-taking scenery from a traditional long boat as you slowly travel upstream on the Nam Ou river. Surrounded by some of the most graceful limestone mountains in North Laos, you'll pass by villagers going about their daily lives. Explore the small village of Muang Ngoi and visit a cave used during the Secret War. Spend 2 hours gently paddling down the river and visit a small inviting Khmu village and waterfall in the jungle where you can cool off and have a snack.
Day 01 Boat to Muang Ngoi and Sopkong villages, visit Tadmok waterfall for a swim (Snack)
We pick you up at 8.30am and cruise in a traditional long boat for 1.5 hours up the scenic and peaceful Nam Ou river on our way to Muang Ngoi village. The scenery along the way will give you a sense of tranquillity as you pass animals bathing and villagers fishing and going about their daily routines.
In Muang Ngoi we have time to have a look around the village which has become a bit of a travelers retreat with local cafes sprinkled along the one road that the village is built around. We venture out to a nearby cave where people lived during the Secret War. We will enjoy your tasteful picnic lunch overlooking the river.
After lunch, we kayak downstream on the gentle Nam Ou river for 2 hours where you can admire the mountains and jungle, passing small villages before we stop at Sopkong village.
We have a simple walk across the countryside and panoramic rice paddies and through the jungle on our way to the attractive and refreshing Tadmok limestone waterfall. We have a snack here and the chance to cool off and swim in the natural pool at the base of the waterfall. Bring your swimsuit as there is a basic bamboo changing room nearby.
After 30 minutes we trek back to the village and enjoy another relaxing scenic slow boat ride returning to Nong Khiaw about 4.00pm.
Bring trekking sandals or shoes which can get wet, a sun hat and sun cream, mosquito repellent, swimming costume and towel.
You walk in the stream 10 minutes to reach the waterfall.
Do not wear flip-flops on this tour.
Included Travel Services
- Drinking water
- Picnic Lunch
- English speaking guide
- Contribution to the Village Fund
- All entry fees and government taxes
- Village donations
Not Included Travel Services
- Specialty Drinks
- Tips for the guides