KPO-1 J - 1 Day Kayaking Nam Ou River to Pak Ou Cave & Whiskey Village

Luang Prabang, Laos

Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 999
KPO-1 J - 1 Day Kayaking Nam Ou River to Pak Ou Cave & Whiskey Village
Luang Prabang, Laos

Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 999

About this trip


This kayak tour combines the beautiful landscapes of the Nam Ou River with the cultural site of the famous Pak Ou Caves (known as Tam Ting in Lao language). You will also enjoy paddling on the impressive majestic Mekong to the caves and Ban Xang Hai, popularly known as the “Whiskey Village” for the local Lao whiskey produced there. 

Advanced Booking

 Must book 3 days before your start date or contact us to confirm any earlier booking. 

Cancellation Policy

- 3 days before the tour start date - 50% fee in addition to any 3rd party charges.

- 2 days before the tour start date - 75% fee in addition to any 3rd party charges.

- 1 day before the tour start date or NO SHOW - 100% fee

Refund amount to your credit card account would take 2-5 business days

What to bring?

- Hat and Sunglasses

- Fully charged Camera

- Sunblock and Insect Repellent

- Flip Flops

- Rain Gear (in season)

- Personal Toiletries

- Personal Medicine

- Small backpack to carry water and other belongings

- Small amount of cash for beers/soft drinks/tips/souvenirs/etc.


at 08:20 at Tiger Trail office on Thammamikalath Road near corner of Kingkitsarath Road, Ban That Luang (next to 525 Cocktail Bar and up from Villa Maly Boutique Hotel). 

Google Map ref V4MJ+RW Luang Prabang, Laos.

Office Map

What’s included

  • English Speaking Guide
  • Drinking Water
  • Meal (s)
    as described in the itinerary
  • Transportation
    as described in the itinerary
  • Entrance Fess
    as described in the itinerary
  • Equipment
    kayak, helmet, life jacket and dry bag
  • Village Fund
    Contribution to local village
  • Taxes & Travel Permit

What’s not included

  • Specialty drink & snack
  • Tips for guide

Available Packages

Minimum 2 person (Rate per person)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please book private trips if you have only 1 person for this tour. Tour will not be operated if the amount paid only for 1 person or send email to



Day 1

Low water season, February to July:

You’ll meet your guide in Luang Prabang to take a drive north along the Mekong and Nam Ou Rivers to a riverside village called Ban Pha Teung, where you’ll have an equipment and safety briefing before your group begins kayaking on the beautiful Nam Ou. You’ll be immersed in nature as you paddle down the largest local tributary of the Mekong, past huge limestone cliffs jutting from the water. Stop anywhere along the way to take pictures or just relax on the riverbank and swim.

At the confluence of the Nam Ou and Mekong Rivers we’ll stop for lunch at a riverside restaurant with a great view of jungle, limestone cliffs and the Pak Ou Cave. After lunch, we’ll kayak across the Mekong River to the Pak Ou Cave to explore this holy Buddhist site adorned with thousands of sculptures. There are two caves, an upper and lower separated by a long series of stairs, and you’ll have time to explore them both.

Then we’ll continue kayaking, this time down the Mekong river itself, to the village called Ban Xang Hai. This is a popular site to explore local handicrafts and to sample locally made Lao Lao rice whiskey. We’ll take a car here for our return drive to Luang Prabang City by late afternoon.

Kayaking covers 20 km (13 mi) and is easy and scenic during the dry season.

High water season, August to January:

This tour is available during the low water season only as currents on the Mekong River can be too strong.  Conditions vary yearly, check with your Tiger Trail sales staff for availability. 

MEETING POINT: at 08:20 at Tiger Trail Sales office on Sisavangvong Road (close to National Museum).  

Your Organizer

Tiger Trail Travel
Established in 2000 in Luang Prabang, Laos, Tiger Trail operates a colorful range of tours throughout the country. If family tours, custom adventures, bike journeys, trekking routes, home stay or kayaking,...we operate it all. OUR STRENGTH: PERSONALIZED TOURS We offer fully customized tours that will suit your specific needs and budget combining Laos with Thailand and neighboring countries. COMMUNITY-BASED TOURS Our Fair Trek program is the first community-based tourism initiative in Luang Prabang. Our tours are benefiting communities

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