Tiger Trail - We are Laos

Half-Day | Foodie Tour by Bike


TOURCODE 68939 (HDBF) Description

Discover the charms of Luang Prabang while indulging in the flavors of local street food. Our relaxed half-day tour is all about savoring the best bites in town. Designed as a "food and fun tour," it's your chance to sample a variety of local dishes with confidence and explore hidden gems you might miss otherwise, all in just half a day. Get ready to meet some friendly faces and immerse yourself in the local culture as you embark on this culinary adventure!

Join-in tours starting from $ 39.00


Day 1 Half-Day Food and Fun Biking Tour

Meet your guide at the Tiger Trail Office Ban That Luang. You will be fitted with bikes and head towards the morning market where locals from the countryside around Luang Prabang sell their goods. Discover different meats, fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices and learn from your guide how they are used in Lao kitchens. Each year previously unknown varieties of plants are discovered at this morning market. A few local delicacies will be sampled, as well. You may come across fried insects like crickets, silkworms, and grasshoppers. They are usually seasoned with spices and can be crunchy and surprisingly tasty. Bee larvae are a local delicacy. 

We return to our bikes in Wat Mai temple and have a look around this stunning temple. Back on our bikes, we stop at Wat Sensoukharam ວັດແສນສຸຂາຣາມ as we pass, a favourite of many and with a new Beatle car added in 2023. Can you guess what the story is behind this? We reach the end of the peninsula and come back along the Mekong road from where the two rivers meet. On the way we'll cut up a block near the famous L'elephant restaurant outside Wat Nong where you can learn what all those sausages dryng in the sun are. We head to the most famous Lao coffee shop in Luang Prabang where you can witness traditional coffee being made and sit by the Mekong River enjoying coffee and local Lao snacks.

We then cycle to Ban Vieng Xay village, we sit at a local street restaurant and try Naem Khao (a rice noodle crepe, filled with minced meat, mushrooms, and assorted herbs, cut in little pieces, served with a dipping sauce containing minced nuts, lemon, chili, coriander and sweet fish sauce). This is one of the few places you can see food being made as most Lao get up very early and prepare food to sell. Depending on your taste, an egg and / or fresh chili can be added to this meal. It's super delicious and your guide can explain to you what all the soups you will have seen along the way are Khao Soi, Khao Piak, Feu an Khao poon.

Northern Lao cuisine draws some influence from neighbouring countries, as well as the ethnic minority groups that originated from Thailand, China and Vietnam. However, there are striking differences. Unlike Thai cuisine, coconut milk is not commonly used, and while beef is heavily favoured in Vietnam, the main meat here is pork and river fish. A distinctive characteristic of Lao noodle soup is what is added by the diner after the bowl is served. Hands down, Laos wins the award for most condiments and herbs.

To burn some calories, we cycle across the “old” bridge to the other side of the Nam Khan River. After passing by the "German Butcher" (they supply restaurants in town), a stop at the scenic meeting point of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers for some photos and a quick drink of water is in order to take in a view rarely seen by most tourists. Continuing on, we cycle through Ban Xieng Lek village to quickly check out local weaving and Saa paper handicrafts. 

You cannot be in Laos without drinking Beerlao, so we head to play pétanque together (approx 30 mins) at a shaded spot and enjoy some cool beer and snacks that we got earlier at the morning market.

If you have done all this in record time we can look at Wat Pa Phon Phao on the way back.

The tour ends with you returning the bicycles to the Tiger Trail Shop around 12.30 pm.



Included Travel Service

  • English speaking guides with a license
  • Quality bikes and safety equipment
  • Drinking water
  • All snacks and food (incl beer)
  • Entrance fees, taxes & local permissions

Not Included Travel Service

  • Any additional drinks
  • Tips 


- Tiger Trail tours are available every day -


Accessibility: Our trips are generally unsuitable for people with reduced mobility and other disabilities. Please contact us to discuss if this trip is suitable for your specific requirements.


Join-in tour

Join-in tour, per person price

01.01.2023Sunday, 1. January 2023 - Wednesday, 31. December 2025
Continuous Date

39.00 USD


Private tour

Private tour - 1 person

01.01.2023Sunday, 1. January 2023 - Wednesday, 31. December 2025
Continuous Date

112.00 USD


Private tour - 2 people

01.01.2023Sunday, 1. January 2023 - Wednesday, 31. December 2025
Continuous Date

67.00 USD


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