Relax and Recharge your Sense in Lao Nature

Looking for a way to elevate your Mekong cruise experience? With our unique spa-on-cruise experiences, you can enjoy a relaxing massage as you drift along the mighty Mekong and its tranquil surroundings. Choose from a 2-3 hour Mekong cruise or a 6-hour Pak Ou cruise, and add spa treatments to make your cruising time even more enjoyable. Not a fan of spa treatments? Not to worry, you can still just come along for the ride!

The Spa On The Mekong cruise experience departs from Luang Prabang. Depending on which cruising duration you have chosen (2 or 3-hours), we’ll spend a few hours on the Mekong, taking in the natural landscapes and serenity of the surroundings. Your spa treatment will take place within your cruising time, and you can enjoy the rest of your journey with light snacks and refreshments.

The Pak Ou With Spa cruise experience also departs from Luang Prabang. On the 2-hour cruise to Pak Ou caves, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy your chosen spa treatment or package. As you arrive at Pak Ou, your guide will lead you into the caves to explore beautiful rock formations, cavernous chambers, and the mass of Buddha effigies blanketing the cave floors. You’ll have about 45 minutes or so of exploration time at the caves. We’ll then depart Pak Ou to begin the cruise back to Luang Prabang. If having lunch on-board you’ll enjoy a delicious Lao meal along the way with time to make a stop-off in a local village or two (time permitting). Spa treatments can also take place during final leg of your cruising journey.

We work with experienced spa therapists from Spa Professional to bring you these unique spa-on-cruise experiences. Based in Luang Prabang, Spa Professional has 15 years of experience operating in European and Asian regions providing world-class spa services.

Nava Thip

45m Custom Slow Boat

8 Guests

Cruise Capacity

Private 2hr, 3hr & 6hr

Spa on the Mekong


Additional Information

Spa Packages

Spa on the Mekong (2-hr) includes 1.5-hours of spa treatment & 1 professional therapist.

Spa on the Mekong (3-hr) includes 2-hours of spa treatment & 1 professional therapist.

Spa & Pak Ou Cruise (6-hr) includes 3-hours of spa treatment & 1 professional therapist.

Note: Spa treatment time can be shared between guests as they choose.

Example: Spa & Pak Ou Cruise (6-hr) w/ 4 guests. 

1 Guest for spa treatment (3 guests for cruise only) = 1 person enjoys 180 mins. of treatment.

2 Guests for spa treatment (2 guests for cruise only) = 180mins/2 people = 90mins. of treatment each.

3 Guests for spa treatment (1 guest for cruise only) = 180mins/3 people = 60mins. of treatment each.

4 Guests for spa treatment= 180mins/4 people = Each person enjoys 45mins of treatment.

Note: Guests who are not having spa treatments can simply sit back and take in the sights with some snacks and refreshments.

Spa Treatments

If enjoying a spa treatment as part of your cruise package please choose from the range of treatments listed below.

Traditional Lao Massage (30mins / 45mins / 60mins / 90mins / 120mins)

This rhythmic oil-free treatment is performed over loose comfortable clothing and uses a gentle series of stretches that open the body for enhanced mobility.

Deep Head Shoulder and Neck Massage (15mins / 30mins / 45mins / 60mins / 90mins / 120mins)

The therapist Massage prepares a tailored selection of skills full techniques to address specific tension areas.

Asian Foot Massage (15mins / 30mins / 45mins / 60mins / 90mins / 120mins)

Based on principles of Eastern philosophy this relax and soothing massage use gentle to firm pressure technique concentrates on harmonizing the physical state of the body with the balance of mind also assists in the release of stress on joints.

Let It Go Spa Package (90mins)

Start with a perfect stimulating foot massage.

Detoxify & cleanse with a traditional Lao massage.

Relaxing head massage.

Feel Good Spa Package (120mins)

Purifying with cucumber foot scrub & foot massage.

Upper back, neck and shoulder massage.

Refresh and rejuvenate with a tailor-made Lao massage.

Pampering Spa Package (150mins)

Foot compress with Asian Marma point foot reflexology.

Upper back, neck and shoulder massage.

In-depth traditional Lao massage.

Finish by enjoying a relaxing deep head massage.

Optional Add-Ons

Professional Spa Therapists & Spa Treatment Packages

Let us know if you would like to add additional spa services to your cruise (max. 3 additional therapists).

Lunch & Appetizers

Let us know if you would like to enjoy a delicious lunch or appetizers on your cruise. Inquire within.

Wine & Champagne

Available upon request. Inquire within.

The Crew

Professional Spa Therapist(s)

Experienced Spa Therapist(s) providing world-class spa services.

Licensed English-Speaking Tour Guide (Spa & Pak Ou Cruise only)

Our guides 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

Departure time is flexible and depend on the 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, confirmation of dock will be provided at the time of your booking.

If staying within walking distance of the Mekong, we ask that you meet us on the Mekong. We will provide the location to the most convenient dock in relation to your hotel.

What’s Included/Not Included


Private custom slow boat & professional captain.

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

1 professional therapist & spa treatment. See “Spa Packages” for more details

Comfortable organic clothing for clients enjoying a Traditional Lao Massage treatments.

Herbal teas & refreshments, non-alcoholic beverages & water.

Traditional Lao snacks.

On-board music system.

Licensed English-speaking tour guide (Spa & Pak Ou cruise only).

Entrance fees to Pak Ou Caves (Spa & Pak Ou cruise only).

Not Included

Lunch & Appetizers (optional add-on).

Wine & Champagne (optional add-on).

Personal insurance.

Crew gratuities.

What To Bring

What to Bring

If visiting Pak Ou Caves, please ensure you are dressed appropriately and respectfully. Ladies should have their shoulders and knees covered. Men should also have their shoulders covered but knee shorts are acceptable.

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

Sun protection.

Bug spray.

Things To Consider

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.

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 step over or through people sitting down.

When at temple and in the presence of a monk and/or elder, one should consider their body and head position, in relation too the monk(s) or elder(s) in the room. One should not stand directly above or pass over top another person’s head, especially a monk and/or elder. In general, it is best not to touch another persons 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

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.


What to Expect

Spa on the Mekong (2 or 3 hours)


Meet your boat captain, crew, and professional spa therapist(s) at the dock.


Enjoy a herbal tea/cooling refreshment as we start your cruise along the Mekong river.


Soon after we leave the dock, spa treatments will begin. If you are having a spa treatment, you will change into comfortable organic cotton clothing, provided on your cruise. After your spa treatment is complete, you’ll be able to enjoy the rest of your cruising time relaxing on the Mekong with snacks and refreshments.

Guests who are not having any spa treatments can simply sit back and take in the sights with some snacks and refreshments.


After your allocated 2 or 3 hour cruise, we arrive back in Luang Prabang. You’ll be relaxed, recharged, and ready to continue your Laos adventures!

Pak Ou with Spa (6 hours)


Meet your boat captain, crew, and professional spa therapist(s) at the dock.


Depart Luang Prabang and enjoy the 2-hour cruise up the Mekong river to Pak Ou.


On your way to Pak Ou, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing spa treatment with the backdrop of Laos nature.


Arrive at Pak Ou and explore the caves with your local guide.


Depart Pak Ou and begin cruising back to Luang Prabang. Make stops along the way as you wish (time permitting) to visit the local villages on your route. If lunch is included, enjoy your lunch on-board the slow boat as you coast along the Mekong.

The 1.5-hour cruising time here provides another opportunity for spa treatments as well.


Arrive back in Luang Prabang where transportation will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.