Flavors of Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Caves - Cooking Class

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Overview

Luang Prabang is home to not only ancient structures but also various unique specialties that easily allures any visitor. This tour guarantees you the opportunity to learn more about the unique cuisine in Luang Prabang as well as visit outstanding attractions in this charming city. Check out our Laos culinary tours for more interesting journeys and flavorsome dishes.

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Welcome to Luang Prabang!

On arrival, you will be greeted by our guide who will assist you with the transfer to your hotel in city center. Once got done with hotel check-in, you are free to relax or discover the city at your leisure before returning to your hotel for your comfortable overnight stay in Luang Prabang.

  • Meals: N/A
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

Today, we will have an interesting guided tour around Luang Prabang city. After a fulfilling breakfast and a short rest, we first pay a visit to the vegetable market and the former King’s Palace. Afterwards, we visit the Wat Xieng Thong – one of the most beautiful and important temples of the country, where you can admire unique architecture and many mysterious images.

The tour continues with a 2-hour boat trip upstream the Mekong River to visit Pak Ou Cave – home to thousands of Buddha statues and hidden images surrounded by stunning ranges of limetone mountains.

Once done at the cave, we make a stopover at Ban Xang Hai Village to learn about 2 kinds of wine in Laos. The cruise is going to an end with a short trip to 2 stupas of Wat Visoun and Wat Aham.

Later in the afternoon, you will have a chance to admire the sunset and breathtaking panorama of Luang Prabang on the top of Phousi Mountain.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in LuangPrabang

After a fulfilling meal at the hotel, you should be ready for your exciting cooking class ahead.  

We meet our local chef at Tamarind Restaurant and then proceed to the local market by tuk-tuk to buy needed ingredients for our class today. You will have a chance to go shopping in a Laotian style, interact and bargain with local sellers.

Once done with the shopping, you will be collected and transferred to a lakeside pavilion where our cooking class ensues.

The chef will briefly tell you the characteristics and usages of the local ingredients you bought and show you how to cook some authentic Lao dishes like Jeow, Mok Pa, Laap etc. 

A delicious lunch with those specialties will be served to see how clever you are at cooking.

The balance of the day is free at your leisure

  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang

As all good things must come to an end, your delicious breakfast will be served at the hotel. You then have time to relax and pack your bags until getting transferred to the airport for your departure flight. Say goodbye to Laos Private Holidays and our team. End of the services!

  • Accommodation: N/A

List of hotels we use: Best price, strategic locations, carefully-checked.

In Laos

Hotel
Category
Destination
Budget 3 - Star 4 - Star 5 - Star
Luang Prabang Villa Chitdara Luang Say Residence La Residence Phou Vao

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Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang Villa Chitdara
Luang Prabang Luang Say Residence
Luang Prabang La Residence Phou Vao

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or double room with daily breakfast 
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle 
  • Boat trip to Pak Ou Cave
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Meals where mentioned (B: breakfast; L: lunch; D: dinner)
  • Entrance fees

Exclusions

  • International flight tickets
  • Laos visa
  • Single supplement surcharge
  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • Drinks, other than water on activity days
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
  • Travel insurance

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews

Kt Wong Kwok Tai Wong

Hong Kong SAR China

"Great Experiences!"

December 2017

Kamea is a very good expert and she could be able to answer all my questions about Laos. And, she is so good to help me solve a lot of problems (i.e. local sim cards - quite affordable and all the river-view rooms, etc.,). We ... More +

Marie Patricia Geurts

Australia

"Brilliant Services!"

Octorber 2017

Both my son and I have been extremely happy with the personal tour booked. Both the tour guides exceptional! We felt really looked after, and as the tour was designed especially for us - very spoilt. The accommodation was superb, staff amazing - could not ... More +

Linda Anne Snyman

South Africa

"Amazing!"

July 2017

We had an absolute wonderful time. Every day or event was more than we expected. We were very impressed with our guides, our tour plan, our hotels, our transport and transfers and the good service we got from Kamea. Nothing was ever a problem, she ... More +

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