Tiger Trail - We are Laos

1 Day | Extended Nam Khan River Kayaking Experience


TOURCODE 23785 (KNK-1) Description

This tour offers an extended, full-day paddling experience to explore the Luang Prabang countryside landscapes, and observe local village life by kayak. The Nam Khan River winds through a valley rich with Lao culture, local villages, wonderful views, fishermen, and smiling children. The kayaking can be swift and exciting when the water’s high and relaxing and calm when it’s low. We’ll stop off at the Tad Sae Waterfall for a refreshing swim and to explore the surrounding jungle.

Join-in tours starting from $ 75.00


Day 01 Kayaking the Nam Khan River and Tad Sae Waterfall (L)

High water season, August to October:

Meet your guide in Luang Prabang city and drive about 40 minutes south to arrive on the banks of the Nam Khan River at Ban Suan Luang. After an equipment and safety briefing, we kayak down the river and stop at the Tad Sae Waterfalls (approx 1 hour /  5 KM) which flows directly into the Nam Khan River. The natural pools invite you for a refreshing swim and there’s a good chance you’ll see elephants at the falls. We spend 1-2 hours here as it's a favorite attraction for locals and tourists alike.

Push off downriver to enjoy paddling through stunning panoramic views of green jungle mountains and Lao life. Take lunch along the river and continue kayaking on the flowing water through sections of mild rapids for exciting fun on the way to Gang Noun - a famous relaxing spot on the river edge featuring bamboo huts where Lao love to eat and drink.

The total kayaking is about 18 km (11 mi) with travel time varying widely but normally about 3-4 hrs. We transfer you back to Luang Prabang by vehicle.


* Tad Sae Waterfall is low or dry from February to August


Included Travel Services

  • All transfers
  • Kayak rental
  • English speaking guide
  • Lunch and water
  • All entrance fees
  • Safety equipment and life-jackets (child sizes available)

Not Included Travel Services

  • Tips
  • Specialty Drinks




- 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.


Private Tour: Prices available upon request, indicate group size

Private Tour

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


Join-in tour

Join-in tour, per person price

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

75.00 USD


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