Go Local Luang Prabang Play Pétanque

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day tour

Tour Level: Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: 16:00 hours

3 hours   

tour details

Try your skills at pétanque and learn a few tips from the local people!

Why choose this tour?

What better way to end the day than by joining the local people in a friendly game of Petanque? Be warned this Go Local experience is fun and competitive!

tour description

Coming from Laos’ colonial days, the French game of pétanque is embedded in Laotian culture as a favourite pastime. Get picked up from your hotel and transfer to a nearby venue for a game of pétanque with the locals. Pétanque is similar to boules, and you have probably spotted the flat sand or dirt courts the game is played on during your travels. Although it looks simple to play, it requires concentration and judgement to land the metal balls close to the jack and someone may get out a tape measure to check whose shot is closest to the jack! This fun, late afternoon experience is suitable for the whole family and is popular with all ages in Laos. Spend some time relaxing ‘Laotian style,’ sample local food and drink, and learn how to play from some local experts before you show off your pétanque skills. After an evening with your ‘friends’, return to the hotel.

customise the tour

Combine with another half-day tour:

  • Discover the ethnobotany of Laos on a visit to Pha Tad Ke
  • Witness a unique and special daily ritual of locals in Laos – morning alms giving or ‘Tak Bat’.
  • Experience a renowned Laos custom - a private Baci ceremony
  • Learn about traditional handicrafts by taking a textile class
  • Understand what Laotians eat by joining a cooking class
  • Create an unforgettable memory on a luxury iMekong sunset cruise


  • Meals as stated in the programme
  • Transfers and tours with your selected guide (English Speaking Guide, French Speaking Guide, German Speaking Guide) in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the programme
  • Mineral water & Cool tower are available on the vehicles
Tour code: PPTGEC

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