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Take a guided tour of Buddha Park, located south of Vientiane alongside the Mekong River. Here you will see over 200 Hindu and Buddhist statues dating back to 1958. The park is a bizarre and mythical site with unusual statues and designs throughout. Afterwards, head to a small temple where you will enjoy a blessing ceremony with a local Buddhist Monk.

Meet your local guide who will take you to an outdoor restaurant where you will learn how to cook your own Sin Dat BBQ. Sin Dat is a do it yourself BBQ experience where you cook food on a grill over a bucket of hot charcoals that sits in the middle of your table. Learn how to use the Sin Dat BBQ before cooking delicious meats and vegetables over the charcoal fire. Once the food has been cooked, enjoy your mouth-watering dishes with some ice-cold Beer Lao to wash

Transfer to beautiful Luang Prabang’s old town where you will enjoy a selection of Lao stories in English by Garavek, a traditional storytelling project. Listen to local stories of the origin of the Mekong River and Mount Phusi as well as tales of folk legends, all accompanied by a musician playing a khene, a handmade bamboo mouth organ. Afterwards, enjoy some time to discuss further with the storyteller and learn about his life in Luang Prabang.

Visit Ock Pop Tok, an artisan social enterprise based in Luang Prabang and one of the most important textile and artisanal institutions in all Laos and South East Asia. Here, take part in a weaving class where you will enjoy an introduction to silks, dyeing and weaving techniques. You will be assigned your own loom and guide and a weaver will help you to learn the art of weaving. Whatever you create in your class, you will be able to take home as a Laos keepsake! Afterwards, head to the

Take a short boat ride across the Mekong River from Luang Prabang to the historic  Ban Chan Pottery Village then enjoy a 30 minute walk to the village itself. Tour the pottery village and see traditional artisans at work creating Laos ceramics. Visit a family-run pottery shop where you will have the opportunity to create your own piece of pottery to take home as a keepsake. Chat with the local family to learn more about their village and the pottery industry. Return by boat back to Luang Prabang.

Visit the Plain of Jars, a mysterious collection of thousands of enigmatic jar-shaped stones scattered across the countryside of central Laos. Some of the jars are standing isolated whilst others huddle together in clusters. It is still unclear where these jars came from but bas relief carvings and paintings determine they are thousands of years old. Next, learn about the history of the region during the Vietnam War. The Plain of Jars was the most bombed area in Laos, the most bombed country during the conflict! See how the

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