Cruise the Mekong in Style & Comfort

Charter one of our handcrafted traditional Lao boats and discover the Mekong in style. Each boat has been personally designed and custom-made for your cruising comfort. We’ve taken care of the details in order to provide you with a casually luxurious cruising experience.

Bounmi’s boats were locally built with fine Lao craftsmanship. From our 17m custom river boat Nava Noi, to cozy and comfy Nava Song, to our 45m grand beauty, Nava Thip. Each boat has her own unique personality and is provisioned for different Mekong experiences. Whether you’re are a small family or a large group looking to spend time on the river, enjoy cruising on-board one of our custom boats while discovering what the Mekong has to share.

If you have only a couple of hours or a full day, whether you choose to cruise upstream or downstream, or perhaps both, you can experience a littler or a lot. Flexibility is freedom. With our local knowledge and insights into the river’s secrets, let us help you plan your Mekong river experience.

Nava Thip

45m Custom Traditional Slow Boat

40 Guests

Cruise Capacity

Nava Song

20m Custom Traditional Slow Boat

8 Guests

Cruise Capacity

Nava Noi

17m Custom River Boat

6 Guests

Cruise Capacity


Additional Information

Choice of Charter Duration

Minimum 2 hours. Maximum 8 hours.

Optional Tour Add-Ons

Guide Services

Available upon request. Inquire within.

Food & Beverages

Available upon request. Inquire within.

Note: Sodas for sale on-board Nava Thip.

Beer Lao, Wine & Champagne

Available upon request. Inquire within.

Note: Beer Lao for sale on-board Nava Thip.

*Please inquire for further pricing.

The Crew

Professional Boat Captain

Bounmi’s captains are local experts on the river and safety conscious.

Departure Times & Meeting Points

Departure Time

Departure time is flexible. Kindly inquire upon booking.

Meeting the Boat

Confirmation of the most convenient dock location will be provided at the time of your booking.

What’s Included/Not Included


Private custom slow boat & professional captain.

Chilled water, cooler(s) & ice.

On-board music system (Nava Thip & Nava Song).

Portable music system (Nava Noi).

Karaoke (Nava Thip only).

Services below can be arranged upon request (optional add-ons).

Transportation to and from the boat.

Guide services.

Food & beverages services.

Beer Lao, wine & champagne.

Cushions, mats, bamboo tables & tent for the beach (seasonal).

Not Included

Personal insurance.

Crew gratuities.

What To Bring

What to Bring

Suitable footwear and clothing for the appropriate seasons. Mornings and evenings can be cool during the winter months.

Sun protection and bug spray.

Swimming gear and towel for the beach (if needed).

Please ensure you are dressed appropriately and respectfully for visiting any religious sites in Laos.

Ladies should have their shoulders and knees covered. Men should also have their shoulders covered but knee shorts are acceptable.

Things To Consider


We have a selection of music playlists on-board but guests are also welcome to play some of their favourite tunes through our boat’s speaker systems.

Mekong Water Level & Beach Access

The Mekong river is home to some fantastic sandy beach shores and small islands that pop up when the river’s water level drops. Accessing beach areas depends on the season and water level of the Mekong.

The Mekong river is changing and continues to be affected by new dam construction. Laos has many construction projections underway on tributary rivers feeding into the Mekong and on the Mekong itself. Consequently, the river’s water level can be unpredictable at times.

Visiting Local Sites of Interest

When visiting local villages and temples along the Mekong river, do be aware that oftentimes there are no paved pathways and you’re usually met with uneven ground and stairways. We ask each of our guests to please be aware of your own fitness level and to take this into consideration on your tour.

Cultural Considerations

Please ensure you are dressed appropriately and respectfully for entering any religious site in Laos. Villages have their own local temples, so kindly take note of this if you wish to pay them a visit.

Ladies should have their shoulders and knees covered. Men should also have their shoulders covered but knee shorts are acceptable.

Responsible Tourism

We kindly ask our guests not to hand out money to children in the villages they visit. Should you wish to support any of the villages or temples that you come across, please let us know and we’ll be happy to advise on how to do that responsibly.

Seasons & 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.

Cruise Rates

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