Luang Prabang - Nam Khan River Valley: BIKES, KAYAKS, & HOMESTAY

You can’t pack more adventure and cultural experience into a two day adventure than this tour! This is two days of biking, trekking, elephant riding, waterfall (seasonal), and kayaking in the beautiful mountains surrounding the Nam Khan River valley. Short on time, but want it all? This is your two day tour.

High water season, August to January

Size up at our bike shop on one of our quality mountain bikes and head out of town with your guide. Our first stop is at the “Golden Stupa” temple, Wat Phon Phao, with a birds-eye view of the city and gorgeous grounds – one of the few temples in the area with nuns. A short distance further we visit Ban Phanom, historically the King’s preferred silk hand-weaving village. You’ll even get a chance to see the resting site of Henri Mouhot, the French explorer who popularized Angkor Wat.

The last stretch of our ride takes us into the Nam Khan River valley with stunning mountains, waterfalls, elephants, and a river flowing through it. Take a break at our camp on the banks of the river then take a boat up to the Tad Sae waterfall. Here you can enjoy the clear spring water which invites you for a refreshing bath. Experience an unforgettable interactive experience with Asian elephants as you ride through the surrounding jungle.

Reenergize with lunch at the falls before a 1.5-hour trek into the “Fair Trek” Project area where communities directly profit from your visit. Your homestay in the foothills of a large mountain gives you an unforgettable firsthand chance to know the culture and traditions of the Khamu people in a picturesque landscape.


After breakfast and farewells to your new Khamu friends, set off hiking out of the mountains about 1.5-hours to the riverbank and Xieng Lom Village. After safety and equipment checks, start kayaking down the Nam Khan River passing jungle, elephant camps, villages and rice paddies lining the river banks.

We'll kayak downriver approximately 3-4 hrs with several sections of rapids fun for everyone. Transfer by vehicle to Luang Prabang to conclude this two-day outdoor adventure.

Low water season, February to July:

DAY 01: During the low water season we’ll enjoy a slightly extended mountain bike route taking us off-road up and down some hills and through villages, with a boat crossing. Ride to the Elephant Village for elephant riding and then hike to the homestay village.

DAY 02: We'll trek from the homestay village through Tad Sae Waterfall area in route. Keep in mind that during the dry season, water levels at the falls can be quite low. There are elephants on-site that you may view and interact with up-close if you like.

As water flow on the river is slower, we enjoy a shorter kayaking distance of 11 Km to lasting about 2.5 hours depending on conditions, and we can visit Henri Mohout’s grave en route.


Equipment rentals

Biking activity English speaking guides with license

Food and drink (water, tea, coffee)

Entrance fee and permissions

Elephant ride

Boat Transfers Transfer back to town

Village fees for home stay

Fair Trek village fund payments


Tips for guides Specialty drinks

**Additional Info**

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

Children under 4 years old will be free of charge

Children from 4 years old to 11 years old will be charged 75% the price of adult

Cacellation Policy:

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

f you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.