The Nam Ha Valley and Nam Tha Confluence is such an ideal choice for those who want to discover the primary forest, encounter the hospitable Khmu villagers, go across the Nam Ha River on a bamboo raft and see many kinds of birds at the Nam Ha National Protected Area.
On the first day you will paddle down the river meandering through the dense forests of the Nam Ha National protected area. In the middle of your day you may make a stop at the riverside to have time for a picnic lunch and refreshing swim. After lunch you will continue onwards until reaching the Ban Namha village in the afternoon. Then, you will spend some time looking around the village and visiting the hospitable locals before continuing onwards to either Ban Nam Goy or Ban Nalan Tai which alternates between trips in order to share the benefits between the two villages. In the evening you will be served a delicious Lao dinner cooked over an open fire by the villagers.
Approximately: 1 hour transfer & 5 hours kayaking
After having a leisurely breakfast, you will head off down the river. As carrying on downstream, you can admire some stunning sceneries of the forest be revealed before arriving at a section of exciting rapids! Once arriving at the meeting point of the Nam Ha river and the Nam Tha, you will branch off and paddle down the Nam Tha river for a while until reaching the Khmu village of Ban Hat Yawng where you will be warmly welcomed at the lodge odd the villagers.
Approximately: 5 hours kayaking
On this day, you will continue down the Nam Tha River flowing through a spectacular landscape of agricultural fields and small but uncountable villages. After carrying on paddling and arriving at the Ban Hat Nalaeng village, you will be met by the locals in a longtail boat which transfers you to the host village of Ban Hat Nalaeng for the night.
Approximately: 6 hours kayaking & 1 hour boating
On this day, you will head off down the Nam Tha river via a covered slow boat until reaching the meeting point of the Nam Tha and the mighty Mekong! Here you will continue north via the Mekong. As continuing onwards, you will see the scenery change as you arrive in the lowlands which are inhabited by the Lao Loum people. Then, you will continue up the river until reaching the border town of Houay Xai.
The trip ends here leaving you free to spend the night in the town or perhaps travel onwards to Thailand?
Approximately: 7 hours boating