Mekong Sunset – Bounmi Cruise

SUNSET ON THE MEKONG

Celebrate Another Day’s Colorful Finale!

Relax onboard with drinks and snacks as you enjoy panoramic views of the sunset dancing across the horizon, painting the sky with vibrant shades of orange, purple, red, and pink. Take in the breath-taking landscapes and the unique sights and sounds of life on the river as we cruise past local villages preparing for nightfall. Enjoy a more upbeat sunset cruise or contemplate the peace and calm of the Mekong.

Nava Noi

18m Custom Riverboat

6 Guests

Cucumber Island BBQ Only

Nava Song

20m Custom Slow Boat

7 Guests

Mekong Sunset Cruise

Nava Thip

45m Custom Slow Boat

40 Guests

Mekong Sunset Cruise

ONBOARD SUNSET CRUISES

What To Expect

SUNSET ON THE MEKONG

Onboard Sunset Cruise

1.5 to 3 Hours

HOTEL TRANSFERS

Your driver and local transportation will meet you at your hotel for transfer to the boat dock. Upon your return to Luang Prabang, transportation will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.

SUNSET CRUISE

Join us on the Mekong River to celebrate another day’s colorful finale! Bask in the mountainous scenery and green jungle shorelines as sunset falls over the Mekong.

SUNSET DINNER CRUISE

Onboard Sunset Cruise

2 or 3 Hours

Traditional Lao Dinner

HOTEL TRANSFERS

Your driver and local transportation will meet you at your hotel for transfer to the boat dock. Upon your return to Luang Prabang, transportation will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.

SUNSET DINNER CRUISE

End the day with a famous Mekong sunset and traditional cuisine. Enjoy professional onboard services while soaking up the golden hour with an array of delicious Lao dishes, drinks, and friends. 

SUNSET APPETIZERS & DRINKS

Onboard Sunset Cruise

2 or 3 Hours

Traditional Lao Appetizers

HOTEL TRANSFERS

Your driver and local transportation will meet you at your hotel for transfer to the boat dock. Upon your return to Luang Prabang, transportation will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.

SUNSET APPETIZERS ON THE MEKONG

Kick back on a Mekong sunset cruise with tasty appetizers and refreshing drinks. Witness amazing scenery, colorful skies, and the buzz of local activities along the shorelines of the Mekong River at sunset.

SPA & SUNSET DINNER

Onboard Sunset Cruise

2 or 3 Hours

Professional Spa Treatment & Traditional Lao Dinner

HOTEL TRANSFERS

Your driver and local transportation will meet you at your hotel for transfer to the boat dock. Upon your return to Luang Prabang, transportation will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.

SPA & SUNSET DINNER

Relax in the hands of a professional spa therapist while cruising the mighty Mekong River. As sunset hour appears, sit down to enjoy a delicious array of Lao dishes and watch as life along the river drifts by.

ROMANCE ON THE MEKONG

Onboard Sunset Cruise

2 or 3 Hours

Traditional Lao Dinner & Bubbles

HOTEL TRANSFERS

Your driver and local transportation will meet you at your hotel for transfer to the boat dock. Upon your return to Luang Prabang, transportation will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.

ROMANCE ON THE MEKONG

Indulge in a little romance with your special someone. Revel in the beauty of a Mekong sunset with some bubbles and traditional Lao cuisine. Enjoy the peacefulness of the “Golden Hour” before nightfall settles in and returning to town by candlelight.

LOCAL SUNSET EXPERIENCES

What to Expect

CUCUMBER ISLAND BBQ

Local Sunset Experience

3 Hours

Traditional Cooking Techniques & BBQ

HOTEL TRANSFERS

Your driver and local transportation will meet you at your hotel for transfer to the boat dock. Upon your return to Luang Prabang, transportation will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.

CUCUMBER ISLAND BBQ – SUNSET ONLY

Enjoy a scenic Mekong cruise before stopping for an authentic local experience on famous Cucumber Island (a local favorite). As the sun begins to set take in your surroundings and enjoy the local hospitality. Observe ancient traditional cooking methods using bamboo & fire, help BBQ Mekong fish, eat local dishes, drink, and be merry.

FARM TO BAMBOO TABLE

Local Sunset Experience

4 Hours

Organic Sunset Dinner

HOTEL TRANSFERS

Your driver and local transportation will meet you at your hotel for transfer to the boat dock. Upon your return to Luang Prabang, transportation will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.

FARM TO BAMBOO TABLE – LUNCH OR DINNER

Enjoy a scenic cruise south to Mekong Eden farm for an organic meal made fresh from the garden. Learn about the food you’re eating while surrounded by nature and fantastic Mekong scenery. Mekong Eden is a sustainable organic farm accessible by boat only.

SUNSET ON THE MEKONG

Additional Information

Boat Options & Information

Nava Thip ~ 45m Custom Slow Boat 

Complimentary: Traditional Lao snacks, chilled beer Lao, soft drinks, water, tea & coffee. 

Meal Services: A delicious experience served buffet-style with comfortable seating throughout the boat. Pick your view! Upon request.

Bar Services: Bar area with an open layout, bar tops & stool seating. Bar menu available.

Day Beds: 4

Lounge Areas: 2

Dining Area: 1

Bathrooms: 2

Music System & Karaoke: Yes

Onboard Cooking Facilities: Yes

Safety Equipped: Yes

Water Filtration: Yes

Solar Power: Yes


Nava Song ~ 20m Custom Slow Boat 

Complimentary: Traditional Lao snacks, chilled beer Lao, soft drinks, & water.

Meal Services: A casual and comfortable affair with bamboo tables, traditional Lao cushions & bean bags. Upon request.

Onboard Provisions: Glassware, serving dishes, wine & ice buckets, trays, coolers & Bluetooth speaker.

Bathroom: 1

Safety Equipped: Yes


Nava Noi ~ 18m Custom Riverboat 

Complimentary: Traditional Lao snacks & chilled water.

Meal Services: Casual picnic style. Upon request.

Onboard Provisions: Cushions, cups, snack dishes, cooler, ice bucket & Bluetooth speaker.

Bathroom: As part of the authentic local experience, Nava Noi does not offer onboard bathroom facilities. Guests must be ok with going “o-natural” or using local facilities along the way. On Nava Noi, we do it as the locals do!

Safety Equipped: Yes

Food & Beverage Services

Traditional Lao Cuisine & Appetizers

Delight in traditional Lao dishes prepared fresh by our experienced, local chef, Ms. Bountan. Vegetarian options available and spice levels can be adjusted. Do let us know of your food preferences or if you any special requests.

Wine & Champagne

Enjoy a selection of wine & champagne by the bottle. Provisioning upon request.

Bar Menu (Nava Thip Only)

Import & local beer Lao, house wine by the glass, Torresella Prosecco (by the bottle), cocktails, spirits, coffee drinks & juice. Provisioning upon request Nava Song or Nava Noi.

Local Sunset Experiences

Cucumber Island BBQ

Learn about ancient traditional cooking methods using bamboo & fire. Help barbecue local Mekong fish or just kick back, enjoy the sunset, and your local host will take care of everything.

Farm to Bamboo Table

Mekong Eden Farm offers Lao traditional cuisine mixed with fusion recipes and baking from their wood oven. No MSG added. Menus are forever changing with the seasons.


Chilled beer Lao for sale when enjoying local experiences. Guests are welcome to drinks from the boat coolers or bar however if guests would like to support their local hosts and wish to indulge in a beer or two guests can buy on-site.

The Crew

Bounmi Host

Bounmi’s English-speaking hosts have been carefully selected for their professionalism and experience, ensuring quality service and customer care.

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 and can be arranged for the hours between 0230PM and 0530PM depending on your cruise choice, season and availability.

Meeting the Boat

We offer transfers to and from the boat and will pick you up directly at your hotel. Within city limits.

If you would like to make your own way to the boat, dock confirmation will be provided at the time of your booking.

What’s Included/Not Included

Nava Thip & Nava Song

Included

Private custom slow boat & professional captain.

Transportation to and from the boat (hotel pick-up within city limits).

English-speaking Bounmi host.

Meals as per itinerary.

Chilled beer Lao, soft drinks & water.

Traditional Lao snacks.

Onboard music system.

Karaoke (Nava Thip only).

Not Included

Cocktails, spirits & juice.

Wine & champagne.

Personal insurance.

Crew gratuities.


Nava Noi

Included

Private custom riverboat & professional captain.

Transportation to and from the boat (hotel pick-up within city limits).

Meals as per itinerary.

Chilled water.

Bluetooth speaker. 

Not Included

Beer Lao, spirits, juice & soft drinks.

Wine & champagne.

Personal insurance.

Crew gratuities.


Please let us know should you have any special requests.

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.

Things To Consider

Special Occasions

Should you be celebrating a special occasion, we would love to help you make it as memorable as possible.

We have a selection of music playlists on-board but guests are also welcome to play some of their favorite tunes through our boat’s speaker systems. Nava Thip is equipped with Karaoke.

Visiting Local Sites of Interest

When visiting local sites 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 fitness level and to mind your steps and actions when on tour. Especially in the rainy season.

Cultural Considerations

It is polite to remove your shoes before entering any temple or local Lao home. Your feet should never be used for pointing, especially in the direction of a monk or novice. One should not stand directly above or pass over the top of another person’s head, especially a monk and/or elder. In general, it is best not to touch another person’s head if you don’t know them. Children included.

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

The dry season is between Nov-Apr with average temperatures of 27°C. The 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.

SUNSET ON THE MEKONG