Cruising the Mekong since 2015

Cruise along the Mekong river in one of our custom slow boats and uncover the charms of Luang Prabang. Bounmi’s cruises take you on a journey of discovery along the Mekong river, exploring local Laotian villages, stunning natural attractions, historical and cultural gems, and a chance to get up close and personal with this magnificent river.

The Mekong River & Luang Prabang


As morning mist gives way to glistening sun rays on the water’s surface, another day on the Mekong begins. Locals begin their daily routine, transporting goods to villages situated along this snaking waterway, or hitching a ride on a traditional slow boat for their daily commute. The river is dotted with fishermen on their boats heading out for their daily catch. The Mekong river, or Mother River as the locals call it, runs over 4300km from the Tibetan Plateau through China’s Yunnan province, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. It not only serves as a geographical border, but also forms an essential artery supplying water and serving as a means of transportation.


Luang Prabang is where we call home. It is the ancient capital of the Buddhist Kingdom of Laos, located in the country’s northern region. It is home to a total of 33 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, boasting a mixture of natural attractions and historical sites. With mass tourism still side-stepping this little pocket of South East Asia, much of Luang Prabang’s original characteristics and personalities are still very much intact, giving you the perfect opportunity to observe and experience traditional Laos culture. Luang Prabang’s laid-back vibes, spectacular sunsets, mountainous landscapes, abundant nature, rich culture and historical heritage, all add to this underrated destination’s unique charms.

Casual Luxury on the Mekong


Bounmi offers one-of-a-kind cruises made just for you. Each one of our cruises is customized in its own way and unique from the rest.


The Mekong is our home. We live on the river and work on the river. Let us share our local insight and knowledge with you.


Cruise the Mekong on one of our handcrafted traditional Lao boats. Each carefully designed and custom-made for your cruising comfort.

Travel & Hospitality Award Winner

Bounmi ~ Cruise Company of the Year 2019 in Laos

Mekong River Cruises

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Read what our guests have to say…

  •   We had wanted to see more authentic Lao life while in Luang Prabang and Adele's incredible cruise made sure we did just that!! Her communication right from the start was excellent and we chose the tour to a local farming village, Ban Saleuan. Adele's boat...More

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      Adele's boat is beautifully set up for comfort and relaxation. Quiet running, excellent courteous staff, lots of safety equipment on board, nice restrooms, etc. Adele is a wonderful fun hostess that looked out for everyones safety and enjoyment.

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  •   At the outset Adele was responsive to our initial inquiry, providing us helpful information needed to plan our cruise. Communicating with her was easy. Her long boat with polished wood and yellow curtains was delightful. Red comfy bean bags and Thai fold out cushions were...More

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      We used Adel from Bounmi to arrange our visas and do a VIP return airport transfer and for 2 trips on the Mekong (to the caves and waterfalls). The service was absolutely impeccable. Adel and her staff really go the extra mile. She even helped...More

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  •   I pre-booked our sunset cruise with Bounmi Cruises through their website. Right from the start, I was very impressed with the quick confirmation and responses whenever I have any questions. The cruise itself was truly amazing. Adele was there to welcome us when we arrive....More

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      Wow. Truly a highlight of our luang prabang vacation. Exceptional every step of the way. Adele is an amazing host and we had a most memorable sunset dinner cruise on the Mekong. Absolutely special. Highly highly recommended. There are not enough stars to give her!

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  •   My husband surprised me with a beautiful dinner cruise on the Mekong in early November. We had a lovely experience and Adele's professionalism, knowledge and sweet, warm personality made it even more fun. The boat is beautiful and the local food was outstanding. We were...More

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      After visiting the Living Land Farm and the Mandalao elephants... we did not think it could get any better. Adele took us on an adventure (on her beautiful new boat) up the Mekong and introduced us to a local village. It was myself and my...More

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