Local Market and Food Sampling Tour

Pick up from Vientiane
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Tour Code: VTE-04 Duration: Approx 2 Hours

Gain some insight on the Laos gastronomic culture from a skilled chef where you will learn about the ingredients utilized in Lao cuisine!

Highlights:

  • Gain some Unique Perspective on the Market Culture of Laos from a Skilled Chef
  • Fire your Tastebuds by Sampling the Food that is being Sold at the Market
  • Learn about the Spices, Herbs and Sauces that are Unique to Laos

Tour Description:

Immerse yourself in the Lao gastronomy culture by venturing to the local market during the early hours of the morning as the locals, where you will see the vendors setting up their stalls to present their goods. Exploring the fresh market is the best way to arouse your senses with the sights and smell of fresh produce and the sound of barter from the vendors and customers in the air. You will be guided by an expert chef who is skilled at picking the freshest ingredients that will surely fire your taste buds. The market is one of Vientiane’s largest market selling fresh food where you will be greeted with a strong smell of fresh herbs and spices wafting in the air. Stroll pass rows of stall selling an abundance of fresh produce, which includes meat, herbs, spices and many more.

Explore the market with your guide that will be leading the way through the market that is packed to shoulders. Catch the sights of the local Lao exchanging cash for their goods and feel the bustling atmosphere of the market as you hear the chatters from the people in the market lingering in the air. Get to know about the importance of rice in Lao cuisine from the skilled guide as you traverse through the market and stumble upon a wide variety of rice-based delicacies, which predominantly is the Khao Neow, also known as the sticky rice.

Take the opportunity to sample a wide range of local treats that will surely stimulate your taste buds. After a tiring visit to the market, you will delight yourself with the delicious coffee and local treats from a local family run cafe that is not generally known by other travellers. Sip on the delicious coffee and relax in the serene atmosphere of the cafe.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation within 4 days prior to the tour date: 100% of total package payment incurred.

Pick-Up Time:

  • 8:00 am - 8:30 am

What's Included:

  • English-speaking Guide
  • Return Transfers
  • Drinking Water

What's Not Included:

  • Any Items Not Mentioned
  • Personal Expenses and Drink
  • Tips

Additional Information:

  • This tour requires a minimum of 2 pax
  • Transfer duration above are estimated and subject to traffic and weather condition, and not inclusive of any sightseeing tours
  • Please adhere to strict pick-up time punctuality. Tour operators may forfeit tours for travellers if no-show during the stipulated time
  • Registered name of the traveller must be corresponding with photograph documentation (Example: Passport). Tour operators reserve the right to reject if registered traveller fails to provide photographed documentation of their own
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