Nam Lik Experience

GDL-Activities-21For those who are looking for an exciting alternative to mere road travel between Vientiane and Vang Vieng, this trip offers a good adventure on one of the most scenic rivers in northern Laos!

Approximately: 3 hours transfer/ 3 to 4 hours kayaking

Vientaine/Vang Vieng > Hin Heup > Ban Vang Mon > Vang Vieng/Vientiane

GDL-Activities-20The trip starts from either Vientiane or Vang Vieng dependant on yourself where after a ride via public Songthaew you shall arrive in the town of Hin Heup. Here we shall meet others at the 'Kayaking Meeting Point' sign board situated at a local shop. The kayaking trip it’s self then begins where Route 13 crosses the Nam Lik River over an old iron bridge.

We begin with some basic instructions and practice before our experienced river guide escorts you downstream through the first section of rapids! (Grade 1-2, suitable for beginners) We continue onwards until stopping for lunch which is a delicious Lao style picnic served on banana leaves! Here  is time to relax or for the more energetic why not take a swim in the river? This all whilst of course under the careful supervision of our professional and thoughtful guides.

The afternoon is spent in calmer waters where we shall see the local fishermen at work as they cast their nets. As we continue paddling we end up within a stunning steep gorge which provides perfect platforms for exhilarating cliff jumping! Into the cool deep river below. The day ends at a ethnic Tai Dam Village of ‘Ban Vang Mon’ in the dry season or at the ethnic Lao Loum Village of ‘Ban That’ in the wet season. Here a pick-up truck awaits us for the transfer to either Vang Vieng or Vientiane.

Approximately: 3 hours transfer & 4 hours kayaking

There are different options of departure and arrival point:

1.  The trip can start in Vang Vieng and end in Vang Vieng
2.  The trip can start in Vientiane and end in Vientiane
3.  The trip can start in Vang Vieng and end in Vientiane or the trip can start in Vientiane and end in Vang Vieng

Depart From :
Green Discovery Laos, Vientiane or Vang Vieng
Returns to :
Green Discovery Laos, Vang Vieng or Vientiane office
Province visited :
Vang Vieng
Starts at :
finishes at :
Nb of days :
1 Day
Reference :
2 - easy to moderate
Meals :
Picnic, Lao Food
Transport :
Private Local truck or "Songtheow", Private Minivan
Activities :
What to bring :
Sun-cream, Clothes/shoes to get wet, Sarong for bathing, Mosquito repellent
What is included :
Water, Meals, English speaking guide, Local guide/s, Transport as mentioned above, Government taxes, All entrance fees, Travel permits

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