1 Day Whitewater Kayaking on the Nam Ou River with Village Visit — Tour code: P10

Exciting year-round whitewater kayaking on the Nam Ou River with a village visit.

The tour for those looking for fantastic scenery as viewed from a the exciting rapids of the Nam Ou river.
We’ll meet at 8:30, introduce everyone in the group and then begin a ninety minute drive north. We’ll stop to visit a Lao Loum village along the way and then we’ll get you on your kayak headed down the Nam Ou. This river has some of the most thrilling rapids in Luang Prabang surrounded by green mountains on your every side. Your guide will be happy to point you down the biggest runs or help you avoid them altogether. We’ll enjoy lunch on the banks of the river before concluding approximately 3 hours on the river.


  • 8:30 a.m. meeting, introduction to group and guides, briefing on the tour before departure
  • Board the truck and drive north about 1.5 hours. We will stop along the way at a Khmu and Hmong village to explore, take pictures, and learn about these two local ethnic groups
  • Arrive at the banks of the Nam Ou River. We’ll give safety and kayaking instructions and then begin our three-hour tour downriver with lunch along the way at a beautiful location on the river banks. During the dry season this river has small to medium rapids fun for all levels of experience. The wet season brings rapids suitable for strong swimmers of again all levels of kayaking experience.
  • We’ll pick you up and deliver you back to Luang Prabang city by about 4:30 p.m. after about an hour drive concluding your exciting day kayaking and visiting local villages.

On all our tours we provide delicious vegetarian or non-vegetarian cuisine, fresh local fruit, unlimited water, safety gear, basic first-aid, and conscientious and well-mannered English-speaking local Lao guides. As a complimentary offer for joining our tours, we provide a discount voucher on a meal at Luang Prabang’s riverside garden restaurant and bar - Utopia -

For overnight tours this includes breakfast on the morning of the tour. We offer free luggage storage and a safe for your valuables, clean sleeping bags, and mosquito nets when necessary for home-stays.

All times are approximate and tours may vary in specific details according to season, weather conditions, and/or for safety reasons as deemed necessary by White Elephant Adventures staff.

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