Go Local Vientiane Local Fresh Market Tour

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day tour

Tour Level: Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: 8:00 - 12:00 hours

4 hours   


  • Mingle with the locals at the fresh morning market
  • Learn about the exotic produce on display
  • Understand how and why food plays such an important part in Lao culture
  • Discover some of the tastes of Laos

tour details

Discover the food and other exotic produce on a guided tour of the local morning markets,

Why choose this tour?

A great way to discover Lao culture is through exploring the local cuisine. What better way to familiarise yourself with the exotic ingredients than a tour of a local fresh market!

tour description

A great way to discover Lao culture is through exploring the local cuisine. The best way to familiarise yourself with the exotic ingredients is on a tour of a local, fresh market! Get picked up from your hotel and transfer to a nearby fresh market to experience the sights, sounds and scents of a local institution. The first things that strike you are the colourful stalls and the chatter that goes on among the local stallholders. Stroll around a traditional wet market as your guide introduces the exotic fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, frogs and insects for sale. One staple of Lao cuisine is ‘padaek’ or fermented fish sauce, a delicacy you catch a whiff of long before you arrive at stalls selling it. Photo opportunities abound as the guide explains how the produce on display forms part of the local cuisine and retains an essential place in Lao culture. Go deeper into the market and discover that, in addition to the fresh produce, there is prepared food to buy, such as the local sweet ‘khao nom’, noodle soups and local grilled sausages. For those looking for a keepsake, there are many clothes and souvenir stalls to peruse. After exploring the market, transfer back to the hotel.

customise the tour

Combine with another half-day tour:

  • Have fun as you discover the sculptures at the Buddha Park
  • Stay active and discover the temples and museums on a bicycle tour of the city

Extend your stay in Vientiane to take one of these day tours:

  • Explore the city and temples of Vientiane by tuk tuk and travel like a local
  • Vientiane Orchid Trek
  • Vientiane Nam Ngum Lake


  • Meals as stated in the programme L= Lunch as program mention.
  • 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


  • Domestic airfare (quoted separately, if requested)
  • International airfare to / from Lao (quoted separately, if requested)
  • Optional tours
  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • Drinks with meals
Tour code: AVMKEC

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