2 Days Kayak/Rafting on NamHa River
2 Days Kayak/Rafting on NamHa River


2 Days Kayak/Rafting on NamHa River



2 Days

Start Price






Physical Level

Easy to moderate

Pick Up


Start Point

Discovering Laos office in Luang Namtha Province

Pick Up/Start Time

9:00 AM

Drop Off


End Point

Discovering Laos office in Luang Namtha Province

Drop Off/End Time

4-5:00 PM (Day 2)


Luang Namtha

Things To Do

Nam Ha National Protected Area


Day Tour Type Type


Booking Date


Booking Code (join)



Lao Resident


Total Price

Day 1


We meet at the Discovering Laos office at 9:00am. Our tuk-tuk service will drop us off at ThaSae village on the NamHa River deep in the heart of the NamHa NPA. Following some basic instruction on kayaking techniques and safety we begin paddling downriver. Immediately we find ourselves immersed in a lush tropical landscape as the current carries us deeper into the rainforest.

After witnessing some stunning scenery and tackling a series of rapids the current slows and we find a suitable spot for a riverbank picnic. While lunch is expertly prepared by our guides, take the opportunity to relax or swim in the river.

Back on the river we encounter a series of yet more exciting rapids, set against a backdrop of stunning natural beauty. Further on we stop off at a Khmu village for a refreshing break and the chance to meet the locals and learn about their unique and fascinating culture. Around 3:00 pm we arrive at Nalan village, another Khmu settlement that is also our home for the night.​

After meeting the locals and taking a tour of the village, take time to relax, go for a refreshing swim in the river, or explore the local area. At 7:00 pm a traditional Lao dinner will be served, after which you can relax at your homestay or spend a few hours socializing with the locals.

Day 2


Wake up the sounds of the jungle and daily village life with a hot drink and a tasty Lao breakfast. At 10:00am we set off on the river and begin paddling downriver to tackle another bunch of exciting rapids and turns on the river. On the way we stop off to briefly visit a couple of charming minority villages, Ban Nalan Tai of the Khmu tribe and Nam Boy of the Lantan tribe

Several thrilling rapids later we come upon a picturesque riverside location to enjoy a tranquil jungle picnic. This is a great chance to soak up the scenery or... start a water-fight!

​Back on the river the current quickens and the river alternates exciting rapids with stretches of calm waters and the chance to appreciate the enchanting sounds of wildlife in the air. Around 3:00 pm we reach Houay Leuat village where we end our exhilarating kayaking adventure. At this point, you should change into warm clothes for the tuk-tuk ride back to the Discovering Laos office.