Nam Khan Experience

GDL-Luang-Prabang-Kayak-Nam-Ou-20.1For those who prefer a gentle and easy river to be able to watch and relax, a trip on the Nam Khan River is the answer. Besides enjoying the views of rural life on the riverbanks, we will stop at two famous sites in the surroundings of Luang Prabang.

Approximately: 5 hours kayaking

Luang Prabang - Ban Mout - Tad Sae - (Ban Phanom) - Luang Prabang

We depart from Green Discovery Office in Luang Prabang for a drive of half an hour to the starting point on the banks of the Nam Khan, at the village of Ban Suanluang. Basic kayak instructions will be carried out and we then practice with our experienced guides before heading down the river. It takes 2 hours to the first break, at the Tad Sae Waterfall. Its limestone cascades with florescent turquoise pools between the trees offer a stunning sight.

After a picnic lunch, there is time for swimming at Tad Sae. We continue paddling though beautiful landscape around 2 ½ hours until reaching the Tomb of 19th century French Explorer, Henri Mouhot, a natural scientist was the first European to rediscover Angkor Wat and traveled all the way to Luang Prabang.

A last stop (optional) on the way back to Luang Prabang can be made at a traditional weaving village of Ban Phanom.

Approximately: 1 hour transfer / 5 hours kayaking


The Rivers are very low and much slower towards the end of the dry season. The best time for kayaking is from June to December. These are also the best months for visiting Tad Sae.


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 :
Kayaking, Sight seeing, Swimming
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, Swim clothes, Warm clothes, 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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