LUANG PRABANG KAYAKING TOUR ON NAM PA RIVER

LUANG PRABANG KAYAKING TOUR ON NAM PA RIVER
Tour Destination:
LUANG PRABANG - BAN KOK MUANG - BAN KOK WAN - BAN PAK PA
Tour Hightlights:
This kayaking trip on the Nam Pa River is perfect for those who have limited time but want to get into some remote villages and forest. This small river in the rugged mountain ranges north of Luang Prabang offers some great rapids besides relaxed paddling: ideal for birdwatchers and those who are interested in the local tropical flora. ..
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Covering more than 40% of the Mekong 's catchment area, Laos has many excellent rivers that traverse dense jungle, deep gorges and sometimes flow through extensive cave systems.
Lao rivers can be either wild and challenging or mellow and mild depending on the season. They also vary considerably in their depths, some navigable all year round, and others revealing riverbed rocks when flows are slow and water levels low.
Generally, between October and March, Lao rivers are Class I and II (on a scale of five). Only a few are runnable in the dry season between April and June. When the monsoon rains fall between July and October, normally tame rivers begin to rage and paddlers with rudimentary kayaking skills are advised not to venture on to them. Whitewater kayakers, however, will find plenty of challenges.
The beauty of the Lao rivers is that they are long and allow for multi-day journeys, unlike the rivers in neighboring countries. And the rivers run where roads don’t, so one passes through relatively undisturbed rainforest and encounters few signs of development, with chances to see birds and wildlife.

Option 1: Laos Kayaking Tours in Luang Prabang for Half-day: Kayaking Tours in Luang prabang

We start kayaking at Ban Bo Hae, 1 hour drive from Luang Prabang. This can be done in the morning or in the after noon .
Approximately: 1 hour transfer / 2 ½ hours kayaking.

Option 2: One-day Luang Prabang Kayaking Tours to Ban Kok Muang – Ban Kok Wan - Ban Pak Pa - Luang Prabang Kayaking Tours

We depart from Our Office in Luang Prabang. It takes us 1 ½ hour drive to the starting point at Ban Kok Muang. Before kayaking, we walk around to the Hmong village of Kok Muang. It is characteristic for the Hmong, originally being highland residents, to build firm wooden houses on the ground. You will have the opportunity to meet them and get some insight into their way of living. Villager of Ban Pak Pa. Descending the Nam Pa by inflatable kayak takes us into a beautiful mountainous landscape, passing by numerous villages along the way. After a picnic lunch on the riverside nearby Kok Wan village, then paddling gets very exciting: continuous rapids up to the intermediate level make this day a unique paddling adventure - our experienced guides always being there to assist you. The trip ends in the village of Ban Pak Pa luang prabang kayaking tour on Nam Pa River(the police training school), where a pick-up awaits for transfer of half an hour to Luang Prabang.
Approximately: 1 ½ hour transfer / 5 hours kayaking.


Note:
The Nam Pa is very low and slow during the dry season. The trip is best from July to October, but requires experienced kayaker. It can be done in the dry season, but with not much fun.

What to bring:

Hat, sun-screen, swim suit and sarong for bathing, shoes to get wet, mosquito repellent


Included:

Water, meals, English speaking guide and transport.

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