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NAM THA INSIGHT
This tour is just the tour for those who want a pleasant day paddling and exploring villages along the banks of the Nam Tha River. Wildlife can be seen while paddling.

Itinerary: Luang Namtha - Ban Sope Dute - Ban Sop Sim Noy - Luang Namtha
The day begins with some basic paddle instruction and equipment familiarization before taking to the river in single or double kayaks. The Nam Tha meanders through changing forest types, inhabited by animals, such as sun bear, tiger and barking deer and a great variety of birds. The border of the Nam Ha Protected Area is reached in the Lanten village of Ban Sope Dute. Various sets of exciting but safe rapids lead up to a lunch break on the riverside.

After a typical Lao picnic, there is time for relaxation and a refreshing swim. The next paddling stretch takes the group to the Khmu village of Ban Sop Sim Noy. Kayaking ends at the confluence of the Nam Ha and Nam Tha Rivers, from where a pick-up takes us for the return to Luang Namtha. The optional return by river is in a traditional motorboat operated by villagers of the area.

Link: http://www.luangnamtha-tourism-laos.org/