The Nam Khan and its tributaries are great for kayaking. In a kayak you’ll float past river life slowly and at your leisure. Occasional rapids — depending on the season — may require some concentration and preparation, but kayaking is among the most serene ways to get a look at ordinary life along the river.
Kayaking tours range from easy afternoon paddles down the Nam Khan to multi-day excursions on the Nam Ou, and tour operators often combine these trips with homestays, camping, trekking, and biking. To learn more, have a look at tour operators in town (mostly located on the main street).