Baci ceremony and Home-cooked Dinner

On this activity, you will learn how to make a traditional home-cooked Lao dinner, as well as attend a Baci ceremony to celebrate a special event, a marriage, a homecoming, a birth, or one of the annual festivals. Begin by meeting your driver at the lobby of your hotel in Luang Prabang at 4:00 PM. Stop at the local food market to learn more about the fresh ingredients and herbs that local people use in their daily cooking. Upon your arrival at Local family, you will witness a “Baci” ceremony, which is a local custom performed when a mother has recovered from childbirth, when a sick person has been cured, or when monks are entering the temple. The ceremony can take place any day of the week and all through the year, but preferably before noon or before sunset. You will then learn how to cook 5 typical dishes using the local ingredients, before eating together with the locals in the traditional Lao style. After your dinner enjoy a show of traditional music performs by local musician in the Hmong traditional costume. As you listen to the music, admire the breathtaking views of the rice fields surrounding the building. After this final experience is finished, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Your experience

  • Visit a food market to learn about the fresh ingredients
  • Meet local villagers to learn about Lao culture, their believes and way of life.
  • Enjoy a rustic pavillion modelled on a traditional Lao house, perched in a picturesque setting next to rice fields.
  • A warm welcoming, interactive blessing ceremony with local villagers.
  • Enjoy traditional fork song “Khap Thoom Luang Prabang”
  • Help the host to cook a traditional Lao dishes for your dinner
  • See the musical instrument performed by local Hmong Musician


  • Round-trip transfer from/to your hotel in the center of town
  • English speaking Host
  • Visit Local food Market
  • Welcome drink
  • Local snacks, fruits and home-made banana whiskey
  • Cooking class and dinner
  • Drinking water


  • Specialty drinks
  • Tips

*Please per person: 49US$


  • This ceremony pairs very well with Bamboo weaving activity, it also gives you a great chance to end your day and prepare your own dinner. please enquire within your email for this arrangement – we will provide the best price possible.