Roosters crowed and the pitter patter of a day awakening could be heard as the locals started about their daily routines. The sun was beginning to rise above the jungle and dramatic Karst mountains that surround Vang Vieng.
The group rustled about and eventually blurry-eyed adventurers perked up with the aroma of a fresh Laos coffee and the pending anticipation of a kayaking trip down the Nam Lik!
As the sun’s rays get stronger so do the river’s rapids!
Excitement begins to mount as it is divulged that that we are nearing the grade 2-3 rapids of the Nam Lik. We stop along a rocky outcrop to scout our lines and watch as local kayaking guide Tooey shows us how it’s done! Gracefully he lands on the other side still in his kayak and grinning from ear to ear!
A short paddle later and it’s time to call it a day. We return to Vang Vieng, wet, smiling and rejuvenated from an incredible adventure along the Nam Lik!
Lost Earth Adventures kayaks the Nam Lik on our South East Asian Odyssey Tour, running trips throughout the year. Groups are kept to a maximum of 12 and no previous kayaking experience is necessary. To find out more click here!