MEKONG RAFTING TOUR ON NAM THA & NAM HA RIVER

MEKONG RAFTING TOUR ON NAM THA & NAM HA RIVER
Tour Destination:
LUANG NAMTHA - NAM GOY - BAN HAT YAWNG - BAN HAT NALAENG - HOUAY XAI
Tour Hightlights:
This 4 days tour takes the paddlers down two scenic rivers, before moving up the Mekong towards Thailand in a motorboat. In the forests of the Nam Ha National Protected Area, there's much to learn about the local flora and fauna. Encounters with the diverse ethnic groups of the region are just some of the unique experiences along the way. ..
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Day 1: Laos rafting tour: Luang Namtha Rafting Holiday – Nam Goy or Ban Nalan Tai  Laos cruising tour in Nam Tha Nam Ha river

The day of paddling takes us through the thick, in parts old-growth forest of the Nam Ha NPA. A picnic lunch and a refreshing swim mark mid-day. We arrive in the village in the afternoon and take some time to look around the village. In order to distribute the benefit evenly between villagers, trips alternate overnight stays between the lodges of Ban Nam Goy (Lanten) and Ban Nalan Tai (Khmu). That evening enjoy a typical village dinner cooked over an open fire. Approximately: 1 hour transfer/ 5 hours kayaking.


Day 2: Laos rafting Holiday: Ban Nam Goy – Ban Hat Yawng

After a leisurely breakfast we continue down river. The section of the river will reveal the best forest views and the most exciting rapids of the trip. Arriving at the confluence of the Nam Tha and the Nam Ha rivers paddle down the Nam Tha for a while before reaching the Khmu village of Ban Hat Yawng where the villagers will host you in their lodge. Approximately: 5 hours kayaking.


Laos rafting kayaking tourDay 3: Laos rafting trips: Ban Hat Yawng - Ban Hat Nalaeng

The third day is spent on the Nam Tha River, which flows through a more densely populated and cultivated landscape. Upon reaching Ban Hat Nalaeng, the group is met by a long-tail boat for transport to the host village of Ban Hat Nalaeng for the night. Approximately: 6 hours kayaking / 1 hour long-tail boat.


Day 4: Laos rafting Excursions: Ban Hat Nalaeng - Houay Xai - Long Boat to Huay Xai

The trip to the Mekong valley continues in a slow boat (covered boat). The transition from hill rice to wet rice cultivation indicates the arrival in the lowlands, the cultural area of the Lao Loum. At the confluence of the Nam Tha and the Mekong, the journey continues north to the border town of Houay Xai. Here you can spend the night in a local guesthouse or travel onward to Thailand. Once you arrive in Houay Xai, travel is on your own account. Approximately: 7 hours long-tail boat.

 

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Note:
• The Nam Ha is best for rafting from July to November, for kayaking from July to December. Low water levels from January – June may make kayaking rocky.
• The Nam Tha is best for rafting from July to November, for kayaking all year round
• For this trip, if you switch the itinerary, you can also start from Houay Xai

What to bring:
Hat, sun-screen, clothes/shoes to get wet, warm change of clothes for the evening, mosquito repellent, sarong for bathing

Included:
Water, meals, English speaking guide, river equipment, accommodation and transport as listed above, permit and entrance fees, service charge, government tax

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