Nam Khan Experience (1)

GDL-Luang-Prabang-Kayak-Nam-Ou-20.1For those of you who are looking for a gentle and easy river to enjoy kayaking down whilst taking in the sights a trip on the Nam Khan River is the answer! You will enjoy some amazing views of rural life along side the riverbanks and stop at three famed sites in close proximity to Luang Prabang.

Approximately: 3 hours kayaking

Half day tour: Luang Prabang > Ban Had Hient > Luang Prabang

We depart from our office at either 8.30 or 12.30 (dependant on your  preference) And head to Pick Noi which is only around 30 minutes away. Upon arrival our guide will give you a short safety briefing and introduction to kayaking before heading off down the river. As we continue onwards we reach a small section of light but fun rapids before arriving at the tomb of the 19th century French explorer ‘Henri Mouhot’ who was the first European to discover Luang Prabang! Here we of course take some time to look around this fascinating site before continuing onwards to Ban Had Hien, a small village famous for its iron knife* making. From here, we return to Luang Prabang.

*Please understand that villagers are not making iron knifes every day.

Approximately: 3 hours kayaking/1 hour transfer

The Rivers are very low and much slower towards the end of the dry season.

The best time for kayaking and rafting is from June to December. These are also the best months for visiting Tad Sae.

See also: Full day Tour Nam Khan Experience (2)!

Depart From :
Green Discovery Laos, Luang Prabang office
Returns to :
Luang Prabang
Province visited :
Luang Prabang
Starts at :
finishes at :
Nb of days :
Half Day
Reference :
2 - easy to moderate
Meals :
Picnic, Lao Food
Transport :
Private Local truck or "Songtheow"
Activities :
Best In :
Wet season
What to bring :
Hat, Sun-cream, Clothes/shoes to get wet, Sarong for bathing, Pocket money
What is included :
Water, English speaking guide, Local guide/s, Transport as mentioned above, Government taxes, All entrance fees, Travel permits

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