Luang Prabang Jungle Trek & Kayak Discovery - 2 Days

Luang Prabang Jungle Trek & Kayak Discovery - 2 Days
Tour Itinerary

A great two-day adventure that takes in the best of northern Laos. One day of trekking past small local farms and waterfalls, through dense jungle and remote villages to reach the heart of the jungle. Stay overnight in an authentic village on the banks of the Nam Ou River. The next day paddle through stunning scenery, past limestone mountains, and rural villagers. Stop at the famous Buddha caves as well as a whiskey-making village to discover the ancient art of producing rice whiskey before finally returning to Luang Prabang.

Day 1: From Luang Prabang to the dense jungle

We depart Luang Prabang at 8:30 AM from your hotel before heading north for approximately 1.5 hours. Once we reach the village, we begin our trek through local farms before arriving at the edge of the dense jungle. 

We will immerse ourselves in the beauty and diversity of the local flora and fauna. It is like venturing into another world under the canopy of huge trees where we will discover orchids, ferns, creepers, and more. If we are quiet we might be able to hear the sounds of birdlife, adding to the unique atmosphere in this wonderful forest. 

We will stop at a beautiful spot in the jungle for a Lao-style picnic lunch. For the next one and a half hours, we continue trekking through a bamboo forest before the trail starts making its way downhill to farming plots along the banks of the Nam Ou river. We cross the river on a longtail boat to reach a village on the other side where a local Tai Lue family will be our hosts for the night.

Approximately 1.5 hours driving and 4-5 hours trekking

Day 2:  Paddle through Nam Ou’s life and culture

After breakfast, the guide will give you an introduction to the basics of kayaking and a safety briefing. We then head off downstream along the Nam Ou and will quickly encounter the first easy rapids!

 Along the way, we pass majestic cliffs and villages almost untouched by modern civilization. We paddle further downstream before pausing for a delicious picnic lunch at a beautiful white sandbank amidst really amazing surroundings!

 After lunch, we have some time to relax and swim in the cool waters of the river. The afternoon is spent paddling on a calmer section of the Nam Ou before the river joins the Mekong. Along the way, you have the opportunity to watch villagers fishing and harvesting river weed which is then dried and fried to become one of Luang Prabang’s most famous, and delicious dishes. We have the option to stop at the famous Pak Ou (Buddha) Cave to see the hundreds of Buddha statues.

 We continue paddling down the Mekong to visit a weaving and Lao whisky-making village. After a short stop here we continue for another 30 minutes downstream to Pak Xeung where our transport is waiting to pick us up and drive us back to Luang Prabang.

 Approximately: 1-hour transfer and 4-5 hours kayaking


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Tour price: Contact Us

Group size: 2 to 25 pax

Departure date based on your inquiry

Tour Cost Includes:

  • Meals in tours: 02 Lunch, 01 dinners, 01 breakfast
  • Lunch in Midway restaurant/City Restaurant or Pack Lunch
  • Boat trip, local ferry in tour
  • Back up AC vehicle for the complete tour ( Bus, + Truck for the group )
  • English speaking Local Guide - Cum trekking guide
  • Fresh Fruits/Snacks (Only trekking part)
  • Unlimited filter water during trekking (Only trekking part)
  • Entrance fees and permissions
  • Driver Allowance
  • Toll and Parking charges
  • 10% Government Taxe

Tour Cost Excludes:

  • International flight tickets, visa
  • Other personal expenses
  • Accommodation in Luang Prabang
  • Tips and Gratitude
  • Travel insurance
  • Any Hard and Soft Drinks with meals
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