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Get a taste of Lao with a private Luang Prabang cooking class. Shop for ingredients at a busy local market and learn about traditional cooking styles under the tutelage of an expert chef. The cascading pools of the Kuang Si waterfalls provide an unbeatable backdrop for this culinary excursion.

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Private Cooking Class at Kuang Si - Full Day

Meals MEALS [ L ]

Today is all about food and what better guide to have than chefs from Luang Prabang’s best restaurant. Their passion for all things culinary is contagious.

Start the Luang Prabang cooking class with a visit to city’s morning market. This colourful affair is as much a visual feast as it is a culinary feast. Every day the locals gather here to purchase the freshest produce, herbs, fish and other things for their daily needs. The chefs will buy the ingredients needed for the day’s cooking class and explain about the exotic items for sale in the market. 

With a basket-full of ingredients, hop in a van and drive through the countryside to the Kuang Si Waterfalls. Enjoy stunning views of vibrant rice paddies and small villages on the way.

Take a short walk to a scenic spot near the falls to commence cooking. The chefs will demonstrate traditional techniques and explain the methodology behind the recipes. Slice, dice and pound fresh herbs and spices to assist in making delicious local dishes.

The hard work pays off when a delectable lunch is served. Savour the variety of flavours and textures in Lao cuisine, knowing that each item is truly authentic. With a recipe book as a present, it is easy to duplicate the dishes back home.

With lunch completed, the cool waters of Kuang Si beckon. There is time for a swim in the turquoise pools, capping off a wonderful day in Luang Prabang. There may also be a chance to stop by the Asiatic Black Bear rescue centre on the way back to learn about the plight of these endangered animals.

With a full belly, it’s time to wrap up the private Luang Prabang cooking class and return to the city. (L)


Our Services include:

  • Transport in a private air conditioned vehicle
  • Chefs, waiting staff and driver (at least 2 of them are english speaking and for other languages we can add an exo travel guide see supplements below)
  • Market tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Private cooking class
  • Meals as mentioned
  • One glass of wine, beer, soft drink with lunch
  • All permissions and local taxes
  • Drinking water and cold towels

Our Services do not include:

  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (tips, additional drinks etc)
  • Meals other than those mentioned above
  • Other services not clearly indicated above

- All staff and services on this tour are provided by Sofitel Luang Prabang on a private basis

- You do not need to be staying in Sofitel Luang Prabang to enjoy this tour

- Maximum group size is 8 pax

- This tour may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.

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