Explore the Mighty Mekong River in Laos on a Mekong Kayaks’ kayaking tour or river adventure cruise, with village home-stay, beach camp, or mountain biking

Live the Adventure

Explore the mighty Mekong River in Laos on a Mekong Kayaks’ exhilarating river tour by kayak, riverboat or mountain bike, through a wilderness untouched by time, where you can push your boundaries as you follow in the footsteps of famous Lao explorers after whom our tours are named.

Step back in time and experience authentic, Lao riverside village hospitality and culture, that’s been unchanged for generations. The river is the villagers only means of contact with them outside world, as there are no roads, cars, or distributed power. Even Google Earth doesn’t know many of the names of these villages along the river, they are so isolated.

Just chill out and immerse yourself in the majesty and serenity of the spectacular scenery along the Mekong, as you kayak or cruise the world’s 12th longest river, as it snakes through jungle clad gorges beneath karst mountain peaks.

Kayak Adventure Tours

Kayak Adventure Tours

+  Village Home Stay
+ Camping + Mountain Biking

1 Day, 2 Days, 3 Days
Or Longer

Cruise Adventure Tours

Cruising Adventure Tours

+  Village Home Stay
+ Mountain Biking
1 Day, 2 Days, 3 Days
Or Longer

From Huay Xai the Mekong first threads its way south, turns east then turns south west at the Nam Ou River confluence opposite the Pak Ou Caves before flowing towards the United Nation’s World Heritage city of Luang Prabang.

 

  The Choice is Yours

Choose a Mekong River tour from a 1 day Twin Rivers Explorer kayaking tour on two of South East Asia’s most famous rivers; the Nam Ou and the Mekong.

Or take a Mekong Kayak’s 300+ km 2 or 3 day boat cruise in VIP comfort from Huay Xai on the Thai/Laos border to Luang Prabang.

Or contact us for a multi-day a planned private tour.

The choice is yours.

We donate US$10 to the Bridging the Gap Mekong Trust for every client that goes on a tour

Old School at Baan Lad Khammune

For every client on the tour we donate US$10 to the Bridging the Gap Mekong Trust,who for the last 20+ years has been building  and sustaining isolated village schools along the river.

These donations fund the construction of new schools and buy much needed desks, text books, pads , pencils, and concretes dirt floors, replaces roofs, builds toilets, etc.

New School at Baan Lad Khammune

 

The Baan Lad Khammune school with 6 primary classrooms was built with a generous donation from the Morgan Foundation in New Zealand.

For the Curious:

Quest to discover the source of the Mekong River

The source of the Mekong River can be traced to the Lasagongma Spring, a glacial stream located on the slopes of Mount Guozongmucha in the Tanggula Mountains in Qinghai province Tibet, at an elevation of 4,900 meters. Surprisingly many expeditions later, and 25 years after men first landed on the moon the river’s source was finally discovered on the 17 September 1994 by Dr Michel Peissel’s expedition.

It is first named the Za Que then the Lancang River, before becoming the Mekong meaning “Mother of Waters” in the Thai language. It flows for 4,909 kms through 6 countries China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, and Cambodia before flowing into the South China Sea in South Vietnam, making it the 12th longest river in the world. 

The recent construction of hydroelectric dams along the Mekong in China and Laos are having a severe effect on the river’s ecosystem, impacting breeding fish migration and the millions of people that depend on the river for food. 

 

 

Laos is a butterfly heaven with hundreds of recorded species. Frocked out in iridescent blues, metallic greens and flame reds they are a neon of flashing colours.

This is a Continental Great Mormon (Papilo memnon agenor) butterfly feeding on a wild fuchsia plant. Lao farmers use very little pesticides and herbicides, so butterflies flourish.