Water activity

Luang Prabang: Village Trek & Nam Khan River Kayak Tour

Activity provider: Tiger Trail Travel Laos
Water activity

Luang Prabang: Village Trek & Nam Khan River Kayak Tour

Activity provider: Tiger Trail Travel Laos

From US$ 99 per person

Explore the rural villages and natural scenery of Luang Prabang on a beautiful trek through spectacular landscapes. Visit Khmu hill-tribe villages and kayak along the gorgeous Nam Khan River. Enjoy a small-group tour that gives you a true taste of Laos.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Your hotel in Luang Prabang


  • Kayak along an 11km stretch of the Nam Khan River
  • Swim or relax at the spectacular Tad Sae Waterfalls
  • Visit a Khmu village to experience daily life in rural Laos
  • Enjoy an 8km trek through the lush jungle
Full description
Start this tour with a hotel pickup from Luang Prabang with a drive from Luang Prabang on a short scenic ride south to the banks of the Nam Khan River. From there, cross the river by boat and then start an easy-to-medium 1.5-hour trek. Hike through jungle, forest, bamboo, and paddy fields and alongside streams to a small Khmu village at the base of limestone mountains. The guide will show you around the village to admire the beautiful bamboo woven houses and meet the locals. Don't hesitate to talk with the locals as the guide is happy to act as an interpreter. By choosing this adventure, you are contributing funds to support the local communities you visit. After exploring the Khmu villages, hike for another 1.5 hours to the Tad Sae waterfalls. Depending on the season, you can enjoy the impressive sight of the high waters or the inviting clear, turquoise waters at the rainy season's end. Enjoy a refreshing swim and explore the surrounding Tad Sae area. Please note that in the low water season (from March to August), Tad Sae Waterfall is dry and not visited. From the waterfall, take a boat ride to the Adventure Camp to begin your kayak adventure down the Nam Khan River. After a short safety review, the guide will teach you how to paddle if it is your first time. Embark on an exciting river journey through the beautiful Nam Khan River Valley's lush jungle as you observe locals engaged in everyday activities. While kayaking, you may stop on the many white-sand beaches to relax, swim, and explore. Also, visit the famous Henri Mouhot's resting site accessible from the river. Kayaking conditions vary between easy to medium and total time is approximately 2 hours, depending on river conditions.  Finally, end the tour with a late afternoon return drive to Luang Prabang City.
  • Round-trip transfers from hotels in Luang Prabang city
  • English-speaking guide
  • Shared small-group tour or private tour (depending on option chosen)
  • All transfers
  • Activity fees as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to all sites, permissions, and village fund contributions
  • Rental gear
  • Lunch
  • Water
  • Insurance
  • Gratuities for the guide
Not suitable for
  • People prone to seasickness
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet us at the Tiger Trail Travel office on the same street as Villa Maly hotel. See Google Map for details. Meet at 8.20am for an 8.45am departure.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • This tour takes place rain or shine
  • Please wear comfortable shoes for walking and bring shoes you don't mind getting wet for kayaking
  • Please bring swimwear and a towel with you if you're planning to swim
  • The total trek route is approximately 8km; the total kayaking route is approximately 11 km
  • Vegan and vegetarian food options are available on request, please get in touch with the local partner after booking

Product ID: 385578