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Nam Ou River Whitewater Kayaking Experience

Pick up from Luang Prabang

Tour Code: LPQ-28 Duration: Approx 7 Hours

Get your heartbeat racing by going on an exhilarating adventure across the Nam Ou river on a kayak!


  • Delve into the more Nature Side of Luang Prabang by Exploring the Tad Sae Waterfall and the Nam Ou River
  • Feel Refreshed after a relaxing swim across the Cool Pool at the Stunning Tad Sae Waterfall
  • Go on a Thrilling Trip across the Nam Ou River on a Kayak, where you will Admire the Striking Surroundings 

Tour Description:

Leave the hectic streets of Luang Prabang behind and ride pass the spectacular Mekong river that is the 12th longest river in the world. Then, you will approach the Nam Ou river, which is a significant river in Laos as the river is involved in the transportation of goods. Your first stop would be to the Lao village of the Ban Houay Leuang that is located a stone’s throw away from the Nam Ou river. Upon arrival to the Ban Houay Leuang, you will commence your exciting journey by hopping on a kayaking boat to explore the Nam Ou river. Traverse past stunning sights of the rich jungle that sits along the Nam Ou river and also the rising mountains that are covered with verdant trees that live healthily on it. Catch the sight of the Pak Ou caves that is beautifully decorated with an abundance of Buddha statues that overlooks the river. 

Traverse past the villages that sit along the sides of the Nam Ou river, which includes the Khmu, Hmong and Lao Loum riverside villages. Behold the sights of the villagers carrying out their daily tasks and the sounds of laughter as the children in the villages play amongst one another. You will make a stop along the banks of the Nam Ou river where you will delight yourself with the delicious lunch that will surely stimulate your taste buds with the flavours of Lao. The kayaking expedition ends at the Ban Pha Teung, which is a village that is known for producing some delectable rice whiskey that is made with the knowledge that has been past down from generations ago.

However, the water conditions of the Nam Ou river differs depending on the water season. During high season, there are large bodies of water flowing through the river with countless of rapids along the way. The kayaking expedition is only suitable for individuals with some experience in kayaking and strong swimmers. During the dry season, there is less water travelling along the river and so the distance of the kayaking trip will be increased to 21 kilometres and the time taken to complete it will take at least 4 hours. Along the way, you will experience some obstacles in the form of exposed rocks that you will need to carefully manoeuvre away from.

Cancellation Policy:

15 - 30 days prior to the tour date, 30% of total package payment incurred.

7 - 14 days prior to the tour date, 50% of total package payment incurred.

1 - 6 days prior to the tour date, 100% of total package payment incurred.

No show, and cancellations on the tour date: No refund allowed.

Pick-Up Time:

  • 7:50 am - 8:20 am

What's Included:

  • Kayak Rental
  • English-speaking Guide
  • Lunch and Water
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Safety Equipment and Life-jackets (child sizes available)

What's Not Included:

  • Any Items Not Mentioned
  • Specialty Drinks
  • Tips

Additional Information:

  • Minimum two(2) pax for the tour to be confirmed
  • Pick up and drop off service can be arranged for hotels in the city centre, with additional cost. Please check with Adventoro Concierge (Call / Whatsapp +6010 468 8011)
  • The total kayaking distance is 15 kilometres and it requires at least 2 hours to complete
  • Tour is only available during high water season(August to January) and will not available during the dry season (February to August).
  • Transfer duration above are estimated and subject to traffic and weather condition, and not inclusive of any sightseeing tours
  • Please adhere to strict pick-up time punctuality. Tour operators may forfeit tours for travellers if no-show during the stipulated time
  • Registered name of the traveller must be corresponding with photograph documentation (Example: Passport). Tour operators reserve the right to reject if registered traveller fails to provide photographed documentation of their own

Pick-Up Location(s)

Refer to the map below to see a list of pick up location(s) that are available for you to choose from. You can select your desired pick up location when you book the tour.

List of Location(s):

    Pick up is also available for other location(s) under the vicinity of Luang Prabang. For more information, please contact Adventoro's concierge service.

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