Tiger Trail - We are Laos

1 Day | Whitewater Kayaking on the Nam Ou River


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 $ 84.00


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

High water season, August to February:

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, March to August:

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.



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 -


Accessibility: Our trips are generally unsuitable for people with reduced mobility and other disabilities. Please contact us to discuss if this trip is suitable for your specific requirements.


Join-in tour

Join-in tour, Per person price

01.01.2019Tuesday, 1. January 2019 - Wednesday, 31. December 2025
Continuous Date

84.00 USD


Private Tour: Prices available upon request, indicate group size

Private Tour

01.01.2019Tuesday, 1. January 2019 - Wednesday, 31. December 2025
Continuous Date


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