Custom Traditional Boats
Nava Thip, Nava Song, & Nava Noi
Explore the majestic Mekong on one of our handcrafted traditional Lao boats. Each boat has been personally designed and custom-made for your cruising comfort. We’ve taken care of the details to provide you with a casually luxurious cruising experience.
Every Bounmi boat was locally built with fine Lao craftsmanship. From our 18m river boat (Nava Noi), to cozy and comfy Nava Song, to our 45m grand beauty, Nava Thip, each boat has her own unique personality. Whether you’re looking for a private family day out on the river, or an adventurous overnight cruise experience, each boat is equipped to take you on different adventures along the Mekong.
Custom Slow Boat
A stunning traditional Lao slow boat completed in 2017. Custom-made with ample space for cruising, relaxing, and dining, you won’t want to get off!
Nava Thip Phaphone comes with everything you need to enjoy your cruise. This premium slow boat features 4 lounge sunbeds, dining areas, lounge areas, a bar area, 8 sleeping quarters, 2 bathrooms, 1 shower, karaoke and a full sound system.
Nava Thip Phaphone is also fully fitted with on-board cooking facilities. You’ll be able to take in the sights while our local chefs whip up a wide variety of delicious traditional Lao and western dishes to feed your hungry bellies. Dine in a casual buffet style or seated table service during your journey with us.
The maximum traveling and dining capacity of this boat is 40 guests. The maximum sleeping capacity of this boat is 8 guests. Safety equipment on-board.
Custom Slow Boat
This one-of-a-kind slow boat was custom-made by Bounmi in September 2018 and ensures your utmost cruising comfort. The boat’s intimate size was intentionally designed for a more cozy, hospitable, and personal feel whilst hosting smaller groups.
Nava Song has a small bar and serving station provisioned with glassware, serving dishes, chilled drinks, wine buckets, traditional Lao snacks, and coolers with ice. Guests can also enjoy our on-board music system and if nature calls, our comfortable washroom.
As cooking facilities are not available on this vessel, we offer set menus and casual on-board hosting service. We work with a great local chef who takes pride in her cooking and guarantees a delicious culinary experience, using only the freshest ingredients to create fantastic flavours!
The maximum traveling capacity is 8 guests and dining capacity of this boat is 4-6 guests. Safety equipment on-board.
Custom River Boat
Bounmi’s newest addition was built in 2019. This custom Lao river boat was handcrafted locally, and specially designed by Bounmi for local style adventures and cruises.
Nava Noi has what you need for a great local adventure. Want the wind in your hair and sun on your face? Head to the open-air seating at the front of the boat. To cool down from the heat, pick a shaded bench in the middle of the boat. Feel free to enjoy some music on our portable music system.
As part of the authentic local experience, Nava Noi does not come with bathroom facilities on-board. Guests must be ok with going “o-natural” or depend on local hospitality (not hard to find) along the way. On Nava Noi, we try to do it as the locals do!