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Luang Prabang: Evening Cooking Class & Local Baci Ceremony

Activity provider: The Bamboo Experience

Luang Prabang: Evening Cooking Class & Local Baci Ceremony

Activity provider: The Bamboo Experience

From US$ 51 per person

Cook your own creations for dinner with the locals. Enjoy traditional folk singing and music, and witness a Baci ceremony.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Hotel pickup is possible from hotels in Luang Prabang city. Please wait in the hotel lobby 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time
Private group


  • Participate in a traditional "Baci" ceremony with a local family
  • Visit a food market on the way to learn about local ingredients
  • Help the host to cook your own dinner
  • Enjoy a rustic pavilion modelled on a traditional Lao house
  • Listen to traditional folk music performed by the locals
Full description
On this activity, you will learn how to make a traditional home-cooked Lao dinner, as well as attend a Baci ceremony to celebrate a special event, a marriage, a homecoming, a birth, or one of the annual festivals.  Begin by meeting your driver at the lobby of your hotel in Luang Prabang at 4:00 PM. Stop at the local food market to learn more about the fresh ingredients and herbs that local people use in their daily cooking. You will then learn how to cook 5 typical dishes using the local ingredients, before eating together with the locals in the traditional Lao style. After your dinner enjoy a show of traditional music performs by local musician in the Hmong traditional costume. As you listen to the music, admire the breathtaking views of the rice fields surrounding the building.  Then, you will witness a "Baci" ceremony, which is a local custom performed when a mother has recovered from childbirth, when a sick person has been cured, or when monks are entering the temple. The ceremony can take place any day of the week and all through the year, but preferably before noon or before sunset. After this final experience is finished, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Luang Prabang
  • English-speaking host
  • Baci ceremony
  • Cooking class
  • Home-cooked dinner
  • Musical instrument performance
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks

Know before you go

  • This activity is family-friendly and is designed for food lovers or those who want to experience the local culture
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August 31, 2022

Product ID: 387147