Included in Tour
Biking & Kayaking activity
English speaking guides with license
Entrance fee and Local Permissions
Not Included in Tour
High water season
Welcome to a day of adventure! Greet your guide and we’ll get you sized up on one of our quality mountain bikes.
After a safety briefing, we’ll lead you along back-roads to see Wat Pa Phon Phao, a golden temple with a great view of Luang Prabang. Continue along the Nam Khan River to the grave of Henri Mouhot, the French explorer who helped bring Angkor Wat into western knowledge.
Finish the 15 km ride at the Nam Khan valley which some people also call ‘the hidden valley’ of Luang Prabang, a dream set of mountains, rivers and small villages. Break for lunch at our Tiger Trail Adventure Camp mountain-view terrace or at Tad Sae Waterfall (depending on season and timing).
Take a boat ride to visit the Tad Sae Waterfall for a refreshing swim under jungle canopy (August through January). Hang out and enjoy the unique nature scenery that is surrounding you. Return by a short cruise downriver to our kayak launch point.
Your guide will give you brief kayaking instruction and safety then begin down the river. During the rainy season the river is high and moves at a nice pace through lush jungle countryside. Kayaking is 3-4 hours easy to medium.
Kayaking ends just under the Luang Prabang city bridge where we meet our truck for a 10 minute return ride to the city center.
Low water season
In the low water season, the itinerary is the same with the following exceptions to give you the best experience possible.
We take a slightly different bike route that includes Wat Pa Phon Phao, some unpaved riding with some fun hills, and a river crossing by boat with the bikes.
The river is lower and exposes white sand beaches and riverbanks where we can stop for photo ops and to visit sites including Henri Mouhot’s resting site in the jungle a short walk from the river.
Kayaking ends at Geng Noun just below the local Ban Noun village and is approximately 2 hours easy to medium with some small rapids. Return by vehicle about 15 minutes to conclude the tour.