Live Lao For One Day

Let Tuk Tuk Safari take you on an insider’s safari around Vientiane. We’ll take you off the beaten path to a few places that only locals know to get to know more about Laos and Vientiane, and experience the everyday lives of Lao people.

After being picked up by our tuk tuk, we’ll take you for one of our favourite sweet snacks kao larm (sticky rice and coconut snack roasted in bamboo tubes). You’ll see how this delicious snack is made with one of the most famous kao larm cooks in Laos and of course get to sample some too! Visit a local fresh food market to check out the amazing diversity of Lao food, then stop by a Lao coffee shop to try some of the local brew.

Then sneak a peek into the workshop of a family-run silversmith producing intricate traditional and modern pieces. See how these pieces are formed and how this traditional craft is being continued in the family. Enjoy a relaxing lunch at a secret Lao restaurant hidden down a residential lane-way, popular with both locals and expats.

After lunch head off to the COPE Visitors Centre where you will get to know more about the ongoing challenges with unexploded ordinance (UXO) that Lao people face on a daily basis. Learn about the amazing and inspirational activities that support people affected by UXOs. Then it’s time to go to temple where you’ll learn to make mak beng and pasaat peung, traditional Lao Buddhist banana leaf and wax flower offerings to take to Wat Simueang, one of the city’s most popular local temples, and learn more about Lao Buddhist traditions.

Details

This tour includes sitting on the floor and some walking. A basic level of fitness is required.

You’ll need to bring sunscreen and a hat. Please wear comfortable modest clothes suitable for travelling in a tuk tuk and visiting a temple. Transport, lunch and drinking water are included.

Tour runs from 8.30am to approx 3pm. Pick up and drop off at your accommodation. Please be ready at the front of your hotel at 8.30am sharp for pick up.

The tour can be run any day from Monday to Saturday depending on availability. Tour may be able to run on Sundays upon request. A minimum of one full days notice (24 hours) is required to set up this tour, due to the nature of the activities involved. Please provide as much notice as possible for your trip. This tour may be cancelled or altered up to one full day (24 hours) before departure time. Full payment will be required for any cancellation less than 24 hours before this time.

Pricing

$70 USD (560,000 kip) per person

$40 USD (320,000 kip) per person for children 12 years and under

A minimum of two participants are required for the tour to run. Maximum 12 participants per tour. Larger groups can be accommodated upon early request.

The price includes all transport by tuk tuk, all activities, water, English speaking guide, and lunch. It does not include any additional drinks or food purchased and no unplanned stops are possible.