Exotic Laos Travel
 

Culture and Cuisine in Luang Prabang

  • Duration: 4 days 3 nights
This short tour is built for people who love charming Luang Prabang, a beautiful city located in tranquil dream-like setting with a fusion of foreign influences and splendid scenery. It is no wonder this amazing city has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Discovering culture, tradition and cuisine is highlight of this tour package.

Highlight

Luang Prabang is a beautiful city located in tranquil dream-like setting with a fusion of foreign influences and splendid scenery, making this an idyllic, unspoiled and charming destination for visitors. It is no wonder this amazing city has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The ancient city was the former Royal Capital of Laos, with a reign of more than 63 kings over 600 years. Luang Prabang is known as the ‘Thousand Pagoda City’, there are countless intriguing architectural highlights in the sleepy and once royal capital.

Upon arrival at Luang Prabang Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our local driver and Laotian guide who will take you to the hotel for check-in.

Luang Prabang is a must - see destination on your trip to Laos. It is a site surrounded by magnificent mountains with a healthy atmosphere and which has been classified by UNESCO on the list of world cultural heritages for thirty temples and buildings with a maximum of 2 floors. The first impression of tourists on Luang Prabang is the beauty of the landscapes and architecture, combined with the slackness of daily life.

Meals on your own. Overnight at hotel.

Meal: Breakfast

Picture of Luang prabang - Arrival

Morning option: At about 05:00, the monks walk barefoot in the Luang Prabang streets in search of offerings (alms). If you wish to attend this original parade with the locals (seen only in Laos), you should get up early.

After breakfast at the hotel, your culture tour starts by joining the pier for a cruise on the Mekong River to the Pak Ou Sanctuary Caves, which were formed thousands of years ago and in recent times have attracted Buddhist pilgrims, who have decorated the caves with thousands of Buddhist statues and paraphernalia, over 4000 at last count. Then, before returning to the city centre on a private boat, stop at Ban Xang Hai village specializing in the distillation of rice wine and Ban Xang Khong village, where the guide will provide you with information about silk and Sa paper production process.

Continue your excursion on the other side of the Mekong River in the Ban Xiengmene, a very quiet village where the Kmus and Lao Loums reside. Walking along the river up to ancient temple Wat Long Khuon, which is located in jungle. This is certainly a memorable experience that takes you off the beaten path of Luang Prabang.

In the beginning of the evening, you will attend Baci (also called Soukhouan) meaning in Laotian ‘The call of the soul’, an interesting and calm traditional Laotian ceremony which is enveloped in an infinitely spiritual silence. The Baci is given on special events like a marriage, a homecoming, a welcome, a birth, or one of the annual festivals. During the ceremony, each participant will tie a string around the wrist. This will bring you luck, happiness and prosperity!

Enjoy free time to walk to the Hmong night market, located at Sisavangvong Street where you could find jewelries, silks, scarves that are more authentic than those in big city markets.

Meals on your own. Overnight at hotel.

Meal: Breakfast

Picture of Luang Prabang - Buddha Caves - Immersion in the heart of Ban Xiengmene

Breakfast at hotel. Start your morning to learn about cuisine of Laos by attending a Cooking Class.

First of all, we begin with a visit to the local market so that the guide can explain the ingredients and their uses to you. Then, hit the trail for 'Cooking Class' to enjoy the Lao countryside while cooking. A special class, with a picturesque view where you will learn about the gastronomy and Laos culinary art before preparing its authentic dishes by learning some extraordinary recipes with intriguing flavors. Afterwards, just take the creations you just made as your lunch.

Begin your afternoon with the Royal Palace Museum, an ideal place to study or learn some history and Royal lifestyle of Laos. The architecture of the building is a mixture of French Beaux –Art style and traditional Laos style, making it not only old, but also contemporary. Before returning to your hotel, we do some physical exercise by climbing up to the top of Phou Si Mount to enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view on the UNESCO city.

Dinner on your own. Overnight at hotel.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Picture of Luang Prabang - Cooking Class - Royal Heritage Discovery

After breakfast, depending on the flight schedule, you will transfer to Luang Prabang Airport with your driver before boarding the plane for your country.

Meal: Breakfast

Picture of Luang Prabang - Departure
Khounsua Rd., Ban Vat Nong, Luang Prabang, Laos
113 Manomai Road, Mano Village, Luang Prabang Province, Lao PDR
3 Nagas Luang Prabang, Vatnong Village 0600 Luang Prabang, Laos
Oupalath Khamboua Road, Ban That Luang Luang Prabang , Lao PDR
P.O Box 902, Luang Prabang , Lao P.D.R.

 

 

- This is not sharing tour. Our current tour price per person is based on private group size of 2 persons. 

- It is possible to customize this program and its price following your group size and your concrete requirements.