The Hmong are one of many ethnic minority groups in Laos.
In Hmong culture we believe in many kinds of spirits.
This ceremony is a blessing and welcoming ceremony. We conduct this ceremony to ensure good health and safe travels.
The activity will include a blessing from a Hmong Shaman, Hmong dancing and a traditional lunch. You will learn about Hmong culture and will get the opportunity to meet with a genuine shaman - a very important person in Hmong culture. We will also play the Hmong traditional instruments - the Khaen and Raj Lev Les. The Shaman will teach you how to play our traditional instruments.
The ceremony will take place in Luang Prabang, about fifteen minutes from the city centre. The ceremony will take place on a local farm about 25 minutes walk along a small stream.
Your guide speaks fluent English. Tour price includes lunch, all transfers to and from the farm.
Pick Up: 9:30am
Visit Shaman house: 10:00am (30 minutes)
Short walk and arrive farm: 11:00am
Shaman ceremony about 1 hour, finish: 12:00
Lunch at: 12:00
Playing Traditional Hmong instruments 1 hour: 1:00pm
Walk back to transportation and return Luang Prabang, 1 hour.
Tour concludes: 2pm
NOTE: A TRADITIONAL HMONG SHAMAN CEREMONY INCLUDES THE RITUAL SACRIFICE OF TWO CHICKENS. THESE CHICKENS WILL BE COOKED AND EATEN FOR LUNCH. HOWEVER, IF THIS EXPERIENCE WILL MAKE YOU UNCOMFORTABLE PLEASE DO NOT CHOOSE THIS TOUR.