Luang Namtha – Ban Soptud – Ban Sopsim – Ban Hadyong – Luang Namtha
Once we load the equipment and water bottles into our transport, we will head southward where the remote villages are. We will start paddling our kayaks from the Lantan village. Your guide will brief you on the basic instruction of double kayaking so you can enjoy paddling along the water safely. Further down the river, there are more rapids and amazing wilderness and nature. On the right-hand side is the Namha National Park with some big old trees and where your eyes might spot various species of birds including the kingfisher. We will stop by the riverbank to have a Lao picnic lunch and to chill out and take a swim. After lunch we continue paddling further along the river, hopefully catching some exciting rapids (weather dependent). We stop to visit some villages, the Khmu and Tailue villages who live along the riverbank. You will have an opportunity to interact with the fishermen and locals doing their daily work. You will continue paddling in kayaks until we stop to drive back into town on off-roads for a couple of hours where you can relax and enjoy the scenery.
This relaxing one-day kayaking trip will take you downstream, where you will witness the local fishermen hunting their fish in a traditional way, and admire the beauty of the National Park. We will stop to visit some remote villages along the river and have a local style picnic on the riverbank. We will continue to paddle down the rapids until finally ending the kayaking trip with a drive back to town enjoying the mountainous scenery along the way.
English speaking guide
Transport as mentioned above
All entrance fees
Clothes which you don't mind getting wet
Comfortable clothes and shoes
Thing You Should Bring
Clothes/shoes to get wet
Change of clothes
Raincoat (Wet season)
Toilet paper or tissues
Thing You Should Know
Please arrive at the starting point (The Hiker Laos Office) at least 20 minutes before the tour starts
Term and Condition
- Cancellation 15 days or more prior to the tour: No charge applied.
- Cancellation less than 15 days prior to the tour: 50 % charges of all the services requested
- Cancellation less than 72 hours ( 3days ) prior to the tour: Full charge for all services requested will be applied
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- The Hiker’s rental vehicles are insured as commercial passenger vehicles. Insurance covers all the passengers while in a vehicle.
- The Hiker is not liable for any other insurance claims related to the tour.
- All customers travelling with The Hiker must have a valid travel insurance policy that covers the following liabilities: personal accident, medical expenses, baggage loss, cancellations, curtailment, personal liability and emergency repatriation.
- We recommend that the insurance also cover activities and risks related to kayaking, mountain biking, trekking and accidents or illness in remote locations with limited emergency facilities. Please be advised some insurance policies do not cover trekking beyond a certain height above sea level. We suggest customers read their insurance policies before booking a tour as certain events such as natural disasters and terrorism also may not be covered.
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