Exotic Laos Travel
 

Laos Gastronomy Tour 4 days

  • Duration: 4 days 3 nights
Laos food are delicious and diverse. While staying in Luang Prabang, you will enjoy the traditional gastronomy of Laos with elegant decoration dishes in nice restaurants, also taste the different flavor of street food as well!

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 of Luang Prabang is the beauty of the landscapes and architecture, combined with the rigors of daily life.

Enjoy welcome dinner with typical Laos food and tradionnal dance show.

Overnight at your hotel.

Meal: Dinner

Picture of Arrival in Luang Prabang

After your breakfast at the hotel, you will be greeted by the local driver and your Laotian guide who will take you to the Elephant Village Sanctuary. Situated in the village of Ban Xieng Lom, very close to the banks of the Nam Khan River and about 16km south - east of the city center, the Elephant Village Sanctuary (also known as the Elephant Park) rescue the elephants from abuse and then cure and protect them.

Upon arrival, you will enjoy a memorable experience with an elephant ride (about 25 minutes, one person per elephant maximum) through the Nam Khan River while contemplating a beautiful scenery. Continue your day in Ban En village. From there you start your boat trip to the Tad Sae Waterfalls, one of the magnificent natural in Luang Prabang (In dry season, water is not availalbe). As this pretty Tad Sae finds itself in an area full of natural resources, you will see infinitely soft and turquoise waters where you could relax and bathe in the heart of nature. End of the tour, return to Ban En by boat and then transfer to the town center.

This afternoon, get ready to enjoy food tour in this charming town. Here are the items you will get to try on this tour:

1. Lao coconut cakes: It’s called Khaonom Krok and it’s a beloved street food tour in Luang prabang. It’s served as a dessert for Lao meal. It’s made of sticky rice powder and coconut milk. They are light and yummy and taste very good.

2. Khao Soi: This is a kind of noodle soup made with flat rice noodles. Sometimes it’s made with round noodles. They are made of chopped pork, tomatoes, fermented soy beans, chilies, shallots and garlic.

3. Seasonal fruit: There are a number of different seasonal fruit in Laos such as papaya, pineapple, watermelon or jackfruit.

4. Sai Oua: Sai Oua or Lao sausage is made from chopped fatty pork with galangal, lime leaves, shallots, lemongrass, garlic, salt and fish sauce. It’s great to eat with sticky rice. It’s a traditional Lao food. In the past we don’t fridge, so this is how we kept meat to eat the whole year.

5. Fried egg with pork: A commonly eats in local home especially in the countryside where bamboo shoot is easy to find.

Note: This is not cooking course. You will only eat the chosen food but not cook them.

Overnight at your hotel.

Meal: Breakfast, Dinner

Picture of Luang Prabang –  Elephant Village Sanctuary - Street Food Tour

Breakfast at hotel.

Begin your half day at The Bamboo Experience (Please arrive there by 8h30am) where you will meet with the rest of your group for an explanation of the traditional and modern uses of bamboo and its significance within Lao culture. Your guide will show and explain to you the uses and importance of many bamboo products that Lao people have been using for hundreds of years as such fishing traps, musical instruments, carry bags, weapons, sticky rice containers, furniture, floor mats and roof thatching etc.

Next you will start your simple bamboo weaving class with a craftsman (but patient!) bamboo weaver, try your hand at the knife sharpening, bamboo cutting (into pieces) and then try the traditional bamboo weaving for about one hour to complete your own drink coaster to take home with, as a souvenir. Then, proceed to the cooking class demonstration (you are free to assist) as such deep fried stuffed bamboo shoot with pork, steam fish & bamboo shoot wrapped in banana leaf, fermented bamboo shoot dipping and sticky rice and more. Sample your creations at the end of the session in traditional Lao house (Pavilion style) overlooking the wonderful scenery and rice fields.

In the afternoon, begin your city tour 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.

Afterwards, explore the Wat Xieng Thong (Monastery of the Golden City), one of the higher symbols of Buddhism in Laos. This place is built in a particular architectural style of Laos, with a curved roof that nearly touches the ground. 

Dinner on your own. Overnight at hotel.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Picture of Luang Prabang – Bamboo Cooking class demonstration

After breakfast, depending on flight schedules, you will be transferred to the airport by your driver before boarding the aircraft.

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
Sakkarine Road PO Box 681 Luang Prabang LAOS
  • This tour is not sharing tour. Our current tour price 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. 

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