TOURCODE 68939 (HDBF) Description
Explore Luang Prabang and get your taste buds going by trying local street food and visiting food manufacturing places not seen by tourists. The walking and cycling is easy, takes only a half day, and was designed to allow you to safely try different local foods and discover places you wouldn’t otherwise go and have some fun along the way.
Join-in tours starting from $ 30
Day 1 Half-Day Food and Fun Biking Tour
We meet at the Tiger Trail Garage and Bike Shop on the main street opposite the fountain to meet your guide who will walk with you to the nearby morning market, where locals from the countryside around Luang Prabang sell their goods. You will discover different meats, fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices. Some of them might be unknown to you and your guide will explain how they are used in Lao kitchen. We will sample a few local delicacies as well. We then walk to the most famous Lao coffee shop where we can sit by the Mekong River enjoying coffee and a local Lao pastry (Khanom).
We walk a short distance to the Tiger Trail Garage and Bike Shop where we pick up bicycles and ride a short way to the area of Ban Mano where we sit at a local restaurant and try a variety of food including Neam Khao (a rice noodle crepe, filled with minced meat and mushrooms and assorted herbs. It is cut in little pieces and comes with a dipping sauce containing minced nuts, lemon, chili, coriander and sweet fish sauce) and Khao Piak Khao (a local rice soup, that is usually eaten in the morning, slowly cooked with pork meat and meat broth, rounded with crushed black pepper and chopped coriander. Depending on your taste, an egg and / or fresh chili can be added to this meal).
After that you will drive across the “old” bridge to the other side of the Nam Khan River and stop at a local rice noodle factory to learn about the manufacturing process and continue back via the “new” bridge to the city center to visit a local “ Kaw Chi “ bakery, that supplies many street stalls and restaurants in town with their baguettes, a leftover of the French colonialism days. If the time is right, you may witness the bread being taken out of gigantic wood fired ovens.
It is then a ten minute drive to enjoy a game of “ Petanque” or “Boulle”, another French relict, that is quite popular amongst locals. You can try their menu, here yourself (not included in price). A chilled bottle of “Beerlao” goes good with both, the game and the food. But be aware that you have to cycle back after that. The tour ends with you returning the bicycles to the Tiger Trail Garage and Bike Shop around 2pm.
Included Travel Service
- English speaking guides with license
- Quality bikes and safety equipment
- Drinking water
- All snacks and food (except Meals and Drink at Petanque (the last stop))
- Entrance fees & local permissions
Not Included Travel Service
- Any additional drinks
- Meals and Drink at Petanque Place (the last stop)