|Types of Cruise||Duration||Private||Max. Capacity|
|Guide & Host – Spiritual||6 hrs||Yes||4|
Enjoy a full day experiencing and learning about holistic wellness with the magnificent Mekong as your setting. Discover the spiritual side of Laos on this unique Bounmi cruise experience.
This tour starts from the ancient capital of Luang Prabang, where a traditional Lao slow boat will be waiting to take you on a journey through the Mekong’s magical waters. You’ll get a glimpse of authentic Laotian life as you cruise past traditional villages where many generations have made their living on the Mekong river, and who will greet you with heart-warming smiles from the shore. Your cruise will make a stop at Wat Had Siew where your tour continues on land at this beautiful Buddhist Lao temple. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in the custom of almsgiving and experience the spiritual connection that exists between the monastic communities and local folk. As we travel down the Mekong to our next destination, meditation discussions and practice will take place on-board the slow boat, guided by Ms. Korn, an esteemed meditation practitioner and teacher who is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience.
As noon approaches, you’ll arrive at Mekong Eden Farm where its founder, Mr. Om, will be present to welcome you personally onto this sustainable organic farm. Ms. Korn will guide you in a Mindfulness Eating session as you enjoy a delicious organic lunch with organic teas, all prepared by MEF using fresh ingredients from their gardens. Learn about the food you are eating whilst surrounded by the amazing Mekong scenery and natural landscapes. After lunch, you can relax and recharge in the hands of trained mindfulness therapists as they deliver spa treatments on the beach or in the gardens. There will be an hour of reflection time as we cruise back to the main city of Luang Prabang.
Each of our Wellness & Meditation tours were crafted with care and made possible with the rich knowledge, close relationships and personal friendships we’ve created with Laotian natives, local communities, and the mighty Mekong herself.
A HOLISTIC & MINDFULNESS MEKONG EXPERIENCE
WHAT TO EXPECT
Meet your English-speaking tour host (Adele) and your boat captain at the docks.
Your host will give you an introduction to the day as you cruise on the Mekong towards Wat Had Siew temple. Learn about the connection of the Mekong river to the spirituality and culture of Laos.
ARRIVAL AT WAT HAD SIEW TEMPLE
Arrive at Wat Had Siew and meet Ms. Korn, a devout Buddhist and Meditation and Wellness Specialist who will be leading the almsgiving.
You’ll proceed to Almsgiving. You will be given a traditional Lao scarf (Pha Biang) to wear during the alms offering ceremony. This covers the left shoulder as a sign of respect to the Satthu, novice, and temple.
1100 – 1145
CRUISE TO MEKONG EDEN FARM. MEDITATION ON-BOARD.
As the slow boat cruises along the Mekong to your next destination, you’ll participate in meditation discussions and practice on-board.
1145 – 1230
ARRIVE AT MEKONG EDEN FARM. GARDEN TOUR.
Meet the founder of Mekong Eden Farm, Mr. Om, as he greets you upon your arrival and shares a bit about what they do on your garden tour.
1230 – 1330
Enjoy an organic lunch made with fresh herbs and produce from Mekong Eden Farm’s sustainable organic gardens as you are guided by Ms. Korn on mindfulness eating.
1330 – 1430
SPA ON THE MEKONG
Experience a traditional Lao massage of your choosing (clothes-on) on the beach or in the gardens depending on the time of year. Relax and recharge in the hands of an experienced mindfulness therapist.
1430 – 1500
RELAX WITH AN ORGANIC HERBAL TEA
After your massage, sit and relax with a fresh herbal tea before departing this little organic oasis.
1500 – 1600
We start the 1-hour journey back to Luang Prabang. Use this time for personal reflections, any Q&As or just sit back and relax as you cruise down the Mekong once again. Refreshments and light snacks will be provided.
ARRIVAL IN LUANG PRABANG
The tour is now concluded. Transportation will be provided to take you back to your hotel.