Luang Prabang Cuisine and culture

Luang Prabang

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Overview

Culturally Laos has so much to offer the visitor. This six day culinary and cultural experience combines nature, cuisine and art to offer you an unforgettable experience. A great way to explore a side of the country that few visitors see.

Itinerary Summary

By Day Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 Luang Prabang
Day 2 Luang Prabang Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Luang Prabang Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Luang Prabang Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 Luang Prabangg Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6 Luang Prabang Breakfast

Full itinerary

Day 1

Luang Prabang

You will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Depending on when you arrive activities can be arranged for the rest of the day. Nestled in a stunning setting amid forested mountains, this sacred city of golden temples and saffron robed monks provides endless opportunities for sightseeing. In the evening, enjoy a special Baci ceremony before dinner.

Meals:

Day 2

Luang Prabang Cooking Class

This morning you will learn the secrets of Lao cuisine. Begin by visiting the colourful and vibrant Phou Si Market with an expert chef, who will help you to select the ingredients you need for the lesson. Then, collect fresh herbs from an exotic jungle garden. The chef will explain the differences between the various cuisines of Southeast Asia and distribute printed recipes so you can impress your friends at home. After the class, enjoy the delicious feast you have prepared.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Luang Prabang - Silk Dyeing Class

A visit to the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center will give you an insight into the daily lives of the ethnic minorities in Northern Laos. After your visit, take a trip to a local weaving centre where you can experience a half-day traditional silk-dyeing lesson. Make your own souvenir hand-dyed silk scarf as a memento. After the lesson, you can enjoy a drink while watching the sun set over the Mekong.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

Luang Prabang - Cycling and Trekking – Ban Long Lao

Today, you will cycle south of Luang Prabang for approximately 20 kilometres to Ban Thin Som. There, you will begin a trek through the stunning countryside to visit a Kamu village. After lunch, hike through the mountains where you are sure to enjoy the spectacular views. At Ban Long Lao, gain an insight into everyday life in the village. This evening enjoy a traditional Hmong dance and dinner at the head man’s house.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5

Luang Prabang - Waterfall Trek

Breakfast will be served at the headman’s house, after which you have some free time to explore the village. Later in the morning begin trekking through a valley which contains a forest preserve. Hike for approximately three hours before arriving at Kuang Si waterfalls. The falls cascade over many calcified tiers and down several hundred feet into a series of cool, turquoise pools. The water here has a clear blue-green tint due to the high mineral content. Enjoy swimming if you wish. After lunch in front of the falls, you may wish to visit the nearby bear rescue centre. In the late afternoon drive back to Luang Prabang.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6

Departure Luang Prabang

The day is at leisure until you are transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Meals: Breakfast

Trip Notes

Inclusions

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • English speaking guide [Other languages are available as well]
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All transfers / Transportation
  • Daily bottle water on coach

Exclusions

  • Visa
  • International or Domestic flights
  • Tips or anything not mentioned in the itinerary

Accommodation

Destinations 3 star 4 star 5 star
Luang Prabang

CM Hotel

Villa Santi Resort

Luang Prabang View Hotel

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