The Village Life Cooking Experience Luang Namtha
Discover the authentic Lao lifestyle and immerse yourself in the culture of village life
See the real Luang Namtha as a local would and immerse yourself in the fascinating morning market
Discover the authentic lives of villagers as you immerse yourself in their world, cooking and eating with a local family
Cook a meal for the monks who live in a small temple and learn about how the monks rely on the generosity of the villagers to survive and role of Buddhism in Laos.
Come with us as we take you off the beaten path and into an authentic village where you will cook with a local family, meet a monk, make offerings to the temple and learn about what life is like in the rural villages of Laos.
What Will You Do
After breakfast, your guide will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the morning market. Here local people gather to buy and sell local fresh produce like vegetables, seasonal fruits and river fish. Ethnic minorities from surrounding villagers come to sell their produce, sometimes walking many days to get here. Explore this cultural melting pot and find some unique culinary oddities.
Your guide will lead you through the market and assist you buying some fresh vegetables and meat for cooking lunch that day. After the market we will be tranasfered to a small village.
Upon our arrival, we will be welcomed by our host family who will prepare all the cooking equipment before helping us cook. You will cook together with the family and your guide who will be able to assist in translating.
After the food is done we will place it on a tray before carrying it to the local temple for the monks. While the monks are eating your guide will take you around the temple to explain about Buddhism in Laos and the day to day lives of the monks who live there.
After the temple we will return the tray to the family and prepare for our own lunch. You and the family will eat together, sharing the meal you have prepared. After lunch we say our goodbyes to the family and return to Luang Namtha
What to expect:
This tour is not very physical. A lot of the tour will be spent cooking or walking around the market, village or temple. Expect rustic cooking in a local village in a very simple condition
|Departure||Roughly at 7 am from Luang Namtha Green Discovery Office/ your hotel|
|Return||Roughly at 1 pm to Luang Namtha Green Discovery Office/ your hotel|
|Locations||Nam Ha National Protected Area|
|What to bring||Hat, sunscreen, comfortable clothes, refillable water bottle|
|What is included||English speaking guide, drinking water, transport, government taxes, all entrance fees|
Help us to become 100% single use plastic free company!
We try to avoid plastic as much as possible, that is why we encourage you to bring your own refillable bottle.
We have water refillable station at our office where you can fill up your bottle. If you don’t have one we sell the 0,75 L Green Discovery aluminium bottles at our sales office. At the moment we will still need to use plastic bottles in some of our tours but we hope to reduce it as much as possible. Together with The Green Discovery Sustainability Fund we are working on installing water filters in all the villages we are visiting and we hope in the future we will not need to use plastic bottles anymore.