LOCAL BEACHES & THE MEKONG
Many would be surprised to hear that Luang Prabang has beaches – but indeed it does! Along the Mekong river lies a few peaceful beach islets that welcome visitors during the drier months. Opt for this off-the-beaten-track experience as you relax on soft sands, soak up some sun, and enjoy refreshing dips in the beautiful Mekong river.
This free-and-easy independent tour departs from the capital of Luang Prabang where a boat captain and a traditional Lao slow boat will be waiting to take you on a fun beach day along the Mekong river. Depending on the season and which beaches are available, cruising time usually varies between 15-45minutes. We’ll take care of the cushions, mats, tents and water so you can just rock up with your beach essentials and spend the day relaxing on the Mekong’s sands. Do note that exploring the Mekong’s beaches is a seasonal activity dependent on the river’s water levels, with the best months being between winter and early spring time (between Dec – Apr).
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.