TOURCODE 35342 (BTK-2) Description
Get out of town and see the rural side of Laos on this packed 2-day adventure biking, trekking, and kayaking tour through jungle and rice paddies to mountainside villages to spend a night with the Khmu hill-tribes. This tour is tucked into the foothills outside of Luang Prabang with an amazing backdrop of Karst mountains behind, an expansive view of Luang Prabang before you, and one of the most beautiful trails in the area. Grab your friends and join Tiger Trail for a fantastic two-day active adventure!
Join-in tours starting from $ 144.00
High Water Season, August to January
Day 01 Bike + Fair Trekking (L/D)
Get sized up at our Tiger Trail bike shop on one of our quality mountain bikes and head out of town. Our first stop is at the “Golden Stupa” temple, Wat Phon Phao, with a birds-eye view of the city and gorgeous grounds – one of the few temples in the area with nuns. A short distance further we visit Ban Phanom, historically the King’s preferred silk hand-weaving village. You’ll even get a chance to see the resting site of Henri Mouhot, the French explorer who popularized Angkor Wat.
A final medium steep ascent and you’ll crest then descend into the Nam Khan River valley with stunning mountains, waterfalls, and a river flowing through it. Break at the Tiger Trail Adventure Camp on the banks of the river and then take a boat up to the Tad Sae waterfall. The waterfall varies widely through the high water season from an impressive roar of water when rains come to crystal clear turquoise water once the rain has subsided. Swim, explore and reenergize with lunch at the falls. There are even elephants on site that you are free to watch or buy bananas and interact with.
A short trek will bring you into the “Fair Trek” Project area where communities directly profit from your visit. Your homestay in the foothills of a large mountain gives you an unforgettable firsthand chance to know the culture and traditions of the Khamu people.
Day 02 Trek + Kayak (B/L)
After breakfast and farewells, set off hiking out of the mountains an hour and a half to the riverbank and Xieng Lom Village. After safety and equipment check, we'll kayak down the Nam Khan River passing jungle, elephant camps, villages and agricultural land.
Paddle downriver 3-4 hrs with several sections of rapids fun for everyone. Conclude the tour with transfer return to Luang Prabang.
Low water season, November to July:
During the low water season, we take you on an extended biking route on day 1 being approximately 19 Km instead of 15Km and taking you on dirt paths and hills through villages with a river crossing by boat. We’ll hike directly to the homestay village on day one.
On day two we visit the Tad Sae Waterfall area in route, but keep in mind that during the dry season, water levels can be quite low. There are elephants on site which you may view.
As water flow is slower, we enjoy a shorter kayaking distance of 11 Km to Geang Noun lasting about 2.5 hours depending on conditions, and visit Henri Mahout's grave en route.
Included Travel Services
- Equipment rental for Kayak and Bike activities
- English speaking guides
- Meals as indicated and drinks (water, tea, coffee)
- Entrance fee and permissions
- Elephant ride approx. 30mins
- Boat Transfers
- Transfer back into town
- Village fees for home stay
- Village contributions and Elephant Park Project support
- Fair Trek village fund payments
Not Included Travel Services
- 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.