Hmong Shaman Ceremony

Local Hmong Traditions & Culture

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$50.00per guest
Hosted by Wang Moua

Highlights

  • Experience a traditional Hmong shaman ceremony commonly used by the Hmong tribe for blessings and spiritual healing ceremonies
  • Visit a local Hmong villager and participate in as much of the ceremony as you like
  • Have a meal with the Hmong family in their homes as a traditional shaman ceremony usually culminates in a hearty meal (Add-on)
  • Participate in making the traditional sticky rice cake by hammering sticky rice with a huge hammer together with the community (Add-on)
  • Understand the significance of the ceremony and ask any questions you might have about Hmong culture

Inclusive of:

  • Entire Hmong Shaman ceremony Experience
  • English Speaking Facilitator

Not Inclusive of:

  • Drinks and Food (Available via Add-on selections)
$US 50.00 per guest
4.5 hours
2 - 10 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.

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More About This Experience

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. Trip Itinerary: 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.

Additional Information:

  • Pick up will be via a tuktuk
  • Journey time from Luang Prabang hotels is around 10-15mins
  • There might be other people on the same experience
  • Bring your own drinking water if necessary
  • Feel free to ask any questions about Hmong culture, the ceremony or the religion

Location

Free pick-up & drop-off is provided for this experience, enter your pickup location during check-out.

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Wang Moua

My name is Mr. Wang Moua. This is my Hmong traditional name. I also have a Lao name. It is Mr. Khamphone. I come from the Luang Prabang countryside but I have lived in the city for more than 10 years. When I...

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US$ 50.00 per guest