Relaxing Paddle Experience

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 end the tour at a famous site in close proximity to Luang Prabang.

Approximately: 3 hours kayaking

Half day tour: Luang Prabang > Ban Pick Noi > Tomb of Henri Mouhot > Luang Prabang

We depart from our office at either 8.30(finishes at 12.30) or 12.30(finishes at 16.30). Whether you wish the morning or afternoon time is solely dependant on your preference. We start the tour by heading 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 will take some time to look around this fascinating site before transfering back to Luang Prabang.

If time allows for it a last optional stop on the way back to Luang Prabang can be made at a traditional weaving village of Ban Phanom.

Approximately: 3 hours kayaking/1 hour transfer

The best time for kayaking and rafting is from June to December. The Rivers are very low and much slower towards the end of the dry season(January - April).

The tour might start further up the river than Pick Noi village depending on the local conditions of the river on day.

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
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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