Nam Tha River Life Discovery

GDL-Activities-20This tour is perfect for those of you who want a pleasant day paddling down the river taking in the sights. Along the way we stop off to explore some fascinating ethnic villages and take in the beautiful views and wildlife which can be seen in this area.

Approximately: 1.5 transfer/ 5 hours kayaking

Luang Namtha - Ban Sope Dute - Ban Sop Sim Noy - Luang Namtha

Nam-Tha-Insight-2The day begins with some basic paddling instructions and a safety  briefing before we take to the river in kayaks. The Nam Tha river  meanders through the forest which is inhabited a wide variety of  animal including monkeys, barking deer and a great variety of  birds! At the Lanten village of Ban Sope Dute we meet the border of the Nam Ha protected area. From here various sets of exciting but  safe rapids lead up to a lunch time which we enjoy on the riverside.

After enjoying a Lao picnic on the riverbank and taking some to  relax and a enjoy a refreshing swim we head off downstream again. The next stretch of paddling takes us through the Khmu village of Ban Sop Sim Noy. The kayaking ends at where the Nam Ha and Nam Tha Rivers meet. From here you return to Luang Namtha by late afternoon.

Approximately: 1.5 hours transfer/ 5 hours kayaking 

Note Seasons: The Nam Tha river is best for rafting from July to December however great for  kayaking all year round.

* Maximum of 10 per tour


Depart From :
Green Discovery office, Luang Namtha
Returns to :
Luang Namtha
Province visited :
Luang Namtha
Starts at :
finishes at :
Nb of days :
1 Day
Reference :
2 - easy to moderate
Transport :
Private Local truck or "Songtheow", Long-tail boat
Activities :
Best In :
Wet season
What to bring :
Hat, Sun-cream, Clothes/shoes to get wet, Sarong for bathing, Towel
What is included :
Water, Meals, English speaking guide, Transport as mentioned above

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