White Water Challenge

GDL-Luang-Prabang-12This trip is designed for those of you who are looking for a great paddling adventure! Kayak down the amazing and completely unspoilt Nam Xeung river which is surrounded with a stunning limestone landscape and conveniently located northeast of Luang Prabang. The river includes some truly exciting rapids! Yet suitable for all levels.

Day 1: Luang Prabang > Ban Na Po > Ban Hadang

The day starts off with a two hour road trip firstly via route 13 north before branching off along a dirt road and into some spectacular limestone landscapes! We continue onwards taking in the views until reaching the starting point of the kayaking at Pak Xeng village which is situated on the banks of the Nam Xeuang river. You will start off by receiving some basic paddling instruction and practice before heading off down the river! The first stretch takes us through some light rapids of grade 1 to 2 which are suitable for beginners. In the rainy season the rapids can at times increase up to level 4 which provide some really great fun! Yet remain suitable for all levels.

We continue onwards down the river until lunch time where we stop for a Lao style picnic lunch at a scenic spot on the riverside. Here after enjoying our lunch there is time for swimming, relaxing or for the more adventurous... Cliff jumping into the deep, cool Nam Xeuang River below. In the afternoon we continue on down the river until arriving in Ban Houa Sking a village of the Khmu hill tribe. Here we spend a bit of time in the village before returning to Luang Prabang.

Approximately: 2.5 hours driving & 5 hours Kayaking

The one day trip starts in a Ban Napho and ends in Ban Houakeng.

River/Rapids: The Nam Xeuang is suitable for kayaking all year round however more fun during the wet season. Rafting is only available during the wet season (June to September) due to the river levels.

This one day trip: starts in a Ban Napho and ends in Ban Houakeng.

See also: Nam Xeuang Insight 2 Day Tour

Depart From :
Green Discovery Laos, Luang Prabang office
Returns to :
Luang Prabang
Province visited :
Luang Prabang
Starts at :
finishes at :
Nb of days :
1 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, Mosquito repellent, Change of clothes for the evening, Pocket money
What is included :
Water, Meals, English speaking guide, Local guide/s, Accommodation, Transport as mentioned above, Government taxes, All entrance fees, Travel permits

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