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Rivers

Rivers in Laos offer many exciting opportunities for adventure.

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Flowing through jungle, gorges and caves, they can be wildly exciting and soothingly quiet in equal measure. There is ample scope for both the novice Rafter or Kayaker and also the experienced white-water thrill seeker.

The rivers of Laos go where roads don't exist and a huge portion of the country's populace lives more than two days from the nearest road, using rivers as transport.

Travelling by river allows one to see undisturbed rainforest and flora and fauna.

Below are two examples of River Adventure offered by Green Discovery Laos


Nam Ming & Nam Khan Discovery

(1 or 2 days kayaking/rafting, all seasons)

On this trip you get the chance to paddle down two very scenic rivers of southern Luang Prabang Province: the narrow and over-grown Nam Ming which flows into the much wider winding Nam Khan.

When staying the night in a village, we will be able to get a glimpse into the lives of people in rural Laos.

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Source: Green Discovery Laos 



Nam Hinboun River Expedition

(4 days trekking, kayaking and long tail boat, all seasons)

Explore the imposing limestone mountain caves and rivers of Khammouane. Spend four days trekking and boating in remote countryside, exploring archaeological sites, caves and forest trails.

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Source: Green Discovery Laos 

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I had the best time in Lao Pi Mai, awesomesauce amazeballs! Jazza.
F. White.