Treasures In The South

Cruise for a delicious organic lunch and learn about the food you’re eating while surrounded by nature and fantastic Mekong scenery. Choose from a variety of Lao traditional cuisine mixed with fusion recipes and baking from their wood oven. Menus are forever changing with the seasons and no MSG added.

After lunch head upriver to get hands-on with clay at Lao Pottery House in Ban Channuea. This small village has been manufacturing pottery for over 400 years and provides an authentic look into village life in Laos. Over the one-hour pottery experience, skilled pottery makers will be close by to help guide you as you craft your own small masterpiece. Learn and ask questions as you go.

Bounmi works with a select number of exceptional locals to provide you with a variety of authentic Luang Prabang tour experiences.

Nava Song

20m Custom Traditional Slow Boat

7 Guests

Organic Lunch & Lao Pottery


Organic Lunch & Lao Pottery

Nava Thip

45m Custom Traditional Slow Boat

20 Guests

Organic Lunch & Lao Pottery


What To Expect


Your English-speaking guide and driver will meet you at your hotel for transfer to the boat.


Meet your boat and captain at the docks. Depart Luang Prabang and enjoy the peaceful 1-hour cruise downriver.


Arrive at Mekong Eden Farm and enjoy a leisurely organic lunch. Learn about the food you’re eating while surrounded by nature and fantastic Mekong scenery.


After departing Mekong Eden Farm continue onto Ban Channuea, a 30-minute cruise upriver.


Upon arrival in Ban Channeua head up Pottery House and meet the Lamphet family. Over the one-hour pottery experience skilled pottery makers will be close by to help guide you as you craft your own small masterpiece. Learn and ask questions as you go.


Arrive back at Luang Prabang. Transportation will be ready to take you back to your hotel.


Additional Information

Provisioning & Meal Services

Nava Song ~ 20m Custom Slow Boat 

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

Meal Services: Organic Farm Lunch.

Onboard: Traditional Lao cushions, bamboo tables, bean bags, glassware, serving dishes, wine & ice buckets, trays, coolers & Bluetooth speaker.

Bathrooms: 1

Safety Equipped: Yes

Nava Thip ~ 45m Custom Traditional Slow Boat 

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

Meal Services: Organic Farm Lunch.

Bar Services: Open area with 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: Yes

Food & Beverage Services

Organic Picnic Lunch

Mekong Eden Farm’s lunch menu is forever changing with the seasons. Meals are made fresh from the garden and contain no MSG. Learn about the food you’re eating while surrounded by amazing scenery & the Mekong.

Wine & Champagne

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

Bar Menu (Nava Thip Only)

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

*Chilled beer Lao for sale on-site when enjoying local experiences. Guests are welcome to drinks from the boat coolers or bar however to support our local partners if wishing to indulge in a beer or two please buy direct from them. Cheers!

The Crew

Licensed English-Speaking Guide or Bounmi Host

Our guides and hosts have been carefully chosen for their professionalism, cultural knowledge, and fun characters!

Professional Boat Captain

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

Departure Times & Meeting Points

Departure Time

Boat departure from Luang Prabang is 0830AM.

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 way to the boat, dock confirmation will be provided at the time of your booking.

What’s Included/Not Included


Private custom slow boat & professional captain.

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

English-speaking tour guide or Bounmi host.

Organic picnic lunch.

1-hr Pottery making experience.

Chilled beer Lao, soft drinks & water.

Traditional Lao snacks.

Onboard music system.

Karaoke (Nava Thip only).

Not Included

Cocktails, spirits, mocktails, & juice.

Wine & champagne.

Personal insurance.

Crew gratuities

Please let us know should you have any special requests.

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.

Things To Consider

 Cultural Considerations

It is polite to remove your shoes before entering any temple or local Lao home. Note: Your feet should never be used for pointing, especially in the direction of a monk or novice. It is also impolite to touch people’s heads or step over people sitting down.

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

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.