Tiger Trail - We are Laos

2 Days | An Active Exploration of the Nam Khan River Valley


TOURCODE 38772 (TEK-2) Description

Enjoy a superb selection of activities while taking part in the Luang Prabang Fair Trek project. Hike through breathtaking landscapes and villages, enjoy a night out of town in a local home stay, meet the protected Asian Elephants and relax on the river while paddling back to Luang Prabang World Heritage town with a kayak. A perfect 2 day light adventure package that brings you to the heart of Laos...it's people and animals.

Join-in tours starting from $ 174.00


High water season, August to January:

Day 01 Full-Day Trek: Jungle, Villages and Homestay (L, D)

Meet your guide and transfer 25 minutes to the Tiger Trail Adventure Camp, a fantastic location in the middle of nature, a huge mountain chain right in front of you. Cross the Nam Khan River via local boat to begin the traverse up to a mid-mountain Theung village (Khamu).

Careful not to disrupt the serenity of this isolated area, we can observe the locals as they carry out their daily tasks. You get the chance to ask questions and wander around in the small village. Your guide will be happy to translate your questions. Waving our good-byes, we enter a different world of a grander scale dominated by jungle, soaring limestone rock faces, and flourishing ferns. Trek to a Lao Sung village (Hmong) situated on a lake.

Edging forward along a steep, narrow, rocky track, we ascend to our final destination, sharing the trail with passing villagers on their day’s pilgrimage to market. After a short but steep walk we finally arrive at the Khamu village, an isolated village high in the mountains. Welcomed by the shy yet curious kids, we enjoy lunch in a local, humble home to share in a unique encounter. Listen to the stories or ask your questions about their way of life up here. Enjoy dinner in the village, explore, and take in the amazing evening under the Laos sky deep in the Laos jungle.

Day 02 Trek, Elephant Experience, Tad Sae Waterfall, and Kayaking (B, L)

After your breakfast, we set up for 1.5 hour trek to the Tad Sae Waterfall. You will be introduced to protected Asian elephants in the project area. Get up close one on one with your elephant and walk it for a bath in the river. Note there is no riding. Afterward a boat will take you to the Tiger Trail Adventure Camp where we’ll prepare kayaks and set out on a 3-4 hour paddling trip downriver. Even for inexperienced paddlers, this is a great option.

End this adventure-packed cultural immersion tour with transfer return to Luang Prabang mid-afternoon.

Low water season, November  to July:

During the low water season, approximately February to July, Tad Sae Waterfall is not visited as it is dry. On day two we’ll hike from our homestay 1.5 hours directly to the Elephant Village where you’ll enjoy a great elephant interaction experience. Afterwards, proceed to the Tiger Trail Adventure Camp to begin a slightly shorter kayaking route, as water flow is slower. Total paddling time is approximately 2.5 hours before meeting our driver for return transfer to Luang Prabang.


Included Travel Services

  • Transfer to Elephant Village Camp 45 mins.
  • Briefing, information and guiding in English
  • Fair Trek Project village fund payments
  • Elephant experience
  • Kayaking and gear rental (paddle, helmet, life jacket)
  • Picnic lunches
  • Village accommodation (or upgrade to resort room)
  • Drinking water
  • Waterfall entry fees
  • All permissions and taxes
  • Elephant Park Project contribution fee
  • Motorboat charge

Not Included Travel Services

  • Specialty Drinks
  • Tips for guides

Our statement on elephants in tourism.


- 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, please indicate group size

Private Tour

01.01.2023Sunday, 1. January 2023 - Wednesday, 31. December 2025
Continuous Date


Join-in tour

Join-in tour, per person price

01.01.2023Sunday, 1. January 2023 - Wednesday, 31. December 2025
Continuous Date

174.00 USD


Private Tour: 1 Person

Tours depart daily. Please indicate your preferred tour start date.
Private Tour: 1 Person

01.01.2023Sunday, 1. January 2023 - Wednesday, 31. December 2025
Continuous Date

364.00 USD


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