Nam Xeuang Insight (2)

GDL-Luang-Prabang-Kayak-Nam-Ou-24This 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 the night with the locals who have some fascinating stories to tell of how they lived through the Second Indochina War.

Approximately: 1.5 hours driving & 5 hours Kayaking

Day 2: Ban Hasang > Ban Hadkang > Luang Prabang

We start off in the morning by enjoying breakfast in the village before heading of down the Nam Xeuang river once again. The morning is spent in calm waters, we continue on paddling until lunchtime where we stop for a picnic lonce again. After lunch we continue onwards until arriving at the next section of rapids! These rapids vary between grade 2 to 4 depending on the time of the year and provide a thrilling experience for beginner and advanced paddlers alike! The trip ends at Ban Hat Khang, where a pick-up awaits to transfer you back to Luang Prabang.

Approximately: 30 Minutes driving &  5-6 hours kayaking.


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.

See also: 1 Day Nam Xeuang Insight tour

Depart From :
Green Discovery Laos, Luang Prabang office
Returns to :
Luang Prabang
Province visited :
Luang Prabang
Starts at :
finishes at :
Nb of days :
2 Days
Reference :
3 - moderate to difficult
Meals :
Picnic, Lao Food
Transport :
Private Local truck or "Songtheow"
Activities :
Accommodation :
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, 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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