Bounmi Cruise – Casual Luxury on the Mekong

Bounmi Cruise

Mekong River Experiences

Luang Prabang, Laos

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.

Mae Nam Khong

THE LIFELINE OF LAOS

The Mekong river, or “Mae” Nam Khong (“Mother” of Water) as the locals call it, runs over 4300km from the Tibetan Plateau through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. It not only serves as a geographical border but also forms an essential artery supplying water, food sources, livelihoods, and transportation. The Mekong’s history is as rich, deep, and colorful as the river is long. Culturally and spiritually, Mae Nam Khong prevails in the hearts of Lao people and is celebrated through cultural festivals, folklore, traditional dance, and handcrafted textiles. Often identified with the highly revered and equally feared Naga. Serpent-like creatures believed by locals to exist between the human world and the netherworld and live in the Mekong.

Luang Prabang

SOUTHEAST ASIA’S BEST KEPT SECRET

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 Southeast 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.

Discover the Mekong

Lao Culture, Natures Beauty, & Friendly Laotians

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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.

LOCAL EXPERTISE

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.

CUSTOM BOATS

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

Travel & Hospitality Award Winner

Bounmi ~ Cruise Company of the Year 2019 in Laos

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Read what our guests have to say…

  •   I highly recommend this service. We had the best afternoon and evening. Watching the sun set over the Mekong is unforgettable. Adele our host was really welcoming and had an... read more

    Mark0545
    2/11/2020

      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... read more

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    2/26/2019
  •   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... read more

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    2/11/2019

      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... read more

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    1/18/2019
  •   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... read more

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    1/08/2019

      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.... read more

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    12/06/2018
  •   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... read more

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    12/01/2018

      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... read more

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    11/20/2018

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