Types of CruiseDurationPrivateMax. Capacity
Guided4hrs – 8hrsYes4 – Local Experience

MEKONG FISHING EXPERIENCE

GO FISHING ON THE MEKONG RIVER

The Mekong is a mighty river that runs through Laos and forms much of the country’s border with Thailand and Myanmar. It is a vital part of life in Laos, and has been a lifeline for the populations that live on its shores, providing a means of transportation, trade, and a rich source of food. With fish being in bountiful supply, fishing is practiced by almost everyone who has convenient access to the Mekong’s waters and it is an integral part of everyday life in Laos. Step into the sandals of local Laotian fishermen and experience using some traditional fishing techniques out on the Mekong.

On this tour, you’ll be guided by local boat captains who have grown up on the Mekong and are experts on the river. There are a variety of fishing techniques that local fishermen use that you can try, from casting nets, to long nets, to traditional fishing rods, to fishing lines. The type of technique used depends on the seasons and flow of the rivers. Learn about these different traditional fishing methods and try your hand at catching some fish – Laos style. Be ready to get wet as you may be knee-deep (or even chest-deep) in water casting nets out into the river. On this Mekong Fishing experience, you’ll get to spend a few casual hours on the river in local Laos style, surrounded by amazing scenery, relaxing amongst friends and having fun with some fishing.

Bounmi works with a select number of exceptional locals to provide you with a variety of authentic Luang Prabang tour experiences. We develop close relationships with the people we work with and are excited to be able to expand on the types of authentic local experiences we offer to visitors

MORE ABOUT THIS FISHING EXPERIENCE

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Choice of Tour Duration

4 hours (half-day) up to 8 hours (full-day).

Optional Tour Add-Ons

These optional add-ons are available for this tour:

  • Deluxe Package: Bounmi’s custom boat & local boat (2 boats).
  • Food & beverages.
  • English-speaking tour host – Adele.

Optional Food & Drink Menus

  • Traditional Lao Lunch.
  • Traditional Lao Dinner.
  • Traditional Lao Appetizers
  • By the bottle – Beer Lao, Wine & Champagne.

The Crew

  • Experienced captain & local fisherman.
  • Licensed English-speaking tour guide.

The Boat

Local package

  • You’ll be cruising in a private steel-hauled local fishing boat. Boats are limited to 4 guests per boat.

What’s Included/Not Included

Included:

  • Transportation to and from the boat. (Hotel pick-up)
  • Fishing equipment for 4 guests.
  • Non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Traditional Lao snacks.
  • Safe and potable drinking water on-board. We are conscious about cutting back on plastic and preserving our natural environment so we use refillable water bottles on all our cruises and top up the bottles from a 5-gallon jug.

Not included:

  • Meals & alcohol (optional).
  • Personal insurance.
  • Crew gratuities.

What To Bring

  • Suitable footwear and clothing for the appropriate seasons. Mornings and evenings can be cool during the winter months.
  • Sun protection.
  • Bug spray.
  • Swimming gear & towels.

Things To Consider

  • You’ll most likely get wet if you’re participating in the fishing activities so you may want to consider bringing a change of fresh clothes.
  • Beaches are seasonal and depend on the river level. Typically, the best times for beaches is in the winter months and early spring time around Nov-April.
  • The season and temperatures. Dry season is between Nov – Apr with average temperatures of 27°C. Rainy season is between May – Oct with average temperatures of 32°C.

Departure Times & Meeting Points

  • Departure time is flexible and dependent on the season and river conditions.
  • We offer transfers to and from the boat and will pick you up directly at your hotel. If you would like to make your own way to the boat, the confirmation of dock will be provided at the time of your booking.

Prices

Price per Adult
Price per Adolescent
Price per Child
  • Prices are in US Dollars.
  • Prices are per person.
  • Free – Infants 3 years and under.

Optional Food & Beverage

  • Traditional Lao Lunch.
  • Traditional Lao Dinner.
  • Traditional Lao Appetizers.
  • By the bottle – Beer Lao, Wine & Champagne.

Optional Tour Add-On

  • Deluxe Package – You’ll have the use of both the local fishing boat + Bounmi’s custom slow boat. Max. 8 persons.