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The once sleepy capital of Laos is a unique destination to enjoy a truly authentic cultural experience. A traditional cooking class offers a taste of Lao cuisine, and a private meditation session at a serene temple clears the mind. Rejuvenate the body with a relaxing Lao massage.

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Vientiane Immersion - Full Day

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Be immersed in the lifestyles and culture in Vientiane, partaking in activities designed to rejuvenate the mind and body.

Get picked up at 09:00 at your hotel. After a short drive, arrive to a lovely house in a quiet local residence area, where you will

experience a hands-on Lao cooking class. This unique cooking class is hosted by Jo, a passionate culinary instructor who has been

living in Laos for more than 10 years and Kham, a local intuitive cook. They will help you explore the ins and outs of traditional

Lao dishes, knowledge of local cuisine culture, and especially, alternatives for ingredients which you can’t find in your countries.

Then it’s time to taste and savor the fruits of your labor. You will receive a Lao recipe booklet so that you can take your

experience home.

After a delicious lunch of these freshly-prepared dishes, say farewell to the chef and transfer outside of the city. The destination

is Wat Sok Pa Luang, commonly known as the ‘forest temple’. Although not in the forest, the temple is a quiet oasis in the city

and ideal for meditation. A stop will be made on the way to purchase a food donation for the resident monks, a traditional

offering given by pilgrims and other visitors.

Present the offerings to the monks and have an informal discussion about Buddhism and their lives as monks. This is an

incredible opportunity to learn about religion and culture in Lao. Then retreat to a quiet corner of the monastery for a private

meditation session to reflect on the monks’ words and to clear the mind.

Having refreshed the mind and spirit, it is now time to rejuvenate the body. Visit a local spa and indulge in a one-hour traditional

Lao massage. The masseur will use pressure points to improve circulation and promote muscular relaxation.

Return to the hotel at the end of the day with a deeper understanding of Laos, its people, and the culture in Vientiane. (L)


Our Services include:

  • Transfers from or to your hotel in private car with air conditioning
  • English speaking guide (for other languages supplements apply)
  • Meals as indicated
  • All entrance fees as mentioned
  • All permissions and local taxes

Our Services do not include:

  • Personal expenses (tips, additional refreshments, souvenirs etc)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Meals other than those mentioned above
  • Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusion above

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