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Luang Prabang: Lao Cooking Class & Kuang Si Falls Tour

Activity provider: The Bamboo Experience

Luang Prabang: Lao Cooking Class & Kuang Si Falls Tour

Activity provider: The Bamboo Experience

From US$ 81 per person

Enjoy a full day of discovering Lao culture. Take part in a weaving experience, cook your own traditional lunch and visit the Kuang Si Falls.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the importance of bamboo in Laos culture
  • Combine Laotian cuisine with crafts on this combined activity
  • Enjoy a fun and interactive cooking class using bamboo shoots
  • Visit Kuang si waterfalls and see the bear sanctuary
  • Dip into the pools of the spectacular waterfalls
Full description
Spend a full day cooking traditional and authentic Lao food and exploring the Kuang Si falls. Begin your journey with a tuk-tuk pick-up from your hotel at 8.30 AM and head to a rustic pavilion modeled on a traditional Lao house in a picturesque setting.  After a warm welcome, your guide will explain how bamboo is a key part of Lao culture and how numerous items found in Lao households are made from the versatile bamboo plant, including fishing tools and musical instruments. Then, try your hand at weaving a souvenir mat made from strips of the bamboo plant. Your local teacher will guide you through techniques that have been used for hundreds of years. Learn how to sharpen knives and cut bamboo into strips, then make a small mat using an overlapping weaving process. After admiring your finished creation, learn how the bamboo plant also plays a vital role in everyday Lao cuisine. In a hands-on workshop, you will then assist a chef in cooking traditional local dishes such as bamboo shoot soup, bamboo shoot steamed in banana leaf, and bamboo shoot dip. After class, relax on the terrace and enjoy your culinary creations along with views of the countryside. After lunch, you will visit the most beautiful waterfalls in Luang Prabang, the mighty Kuang Si falls. You will also get to see the sun bears living in the rescue center inside the falls. Finally, enjoy swimming in the turquoise pool inside the falls before being transferred back to your hotel in Luang Prabang in the evening.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by tuk tuk
  • English-speaking guide (At Cooking class)
  • Traditional lunch
  • Bamboo weaving activity
  • Lao cooking class
  • Entrance ticket fee at Kuang si falls
  • Travel Insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks

Know before you go

  • You will have plenty of photo-taking opportunities and village visits en route
  • Short hiking at the falls is possible
  • There is an option to visit the Laos Buffalo Dairy if time permits. Please ask the driver to stop for a short visit
Customer reviews

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If you’re going to do anything in Luang Prabang, it should be THIS tour with The Bamboo Experience. I’m not joking - my experience was just so incredible!! The tour guide, Somsay, is so knowledgeable and can speak English well. His intentions behind his company is to share local Lao culture and emphasize how bamboo is an important part of this. You will learn how to weave with a local master weaver who truly is masterful in his craft. Then, you will cook a traditional Lao dish with his mom! They will explain what ingredients they use to create the dishes and you will cook alongside them. I also ate the food with Somsay the traditional way - WITH YOUR HANDS! And he was lovely to talk to. The lunch follows up with traditional Hmong dance and music. Then, off to the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfalls!!! This was just such a perfect day and such an amazing tour guide!!! Somsay’s passions for Lao culture and supporting local people really showed during this tour. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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October 11, 2022

Product ID: 387149