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Luang Prabang: Bamboo Weaving Workshop & Cooking Class

Activity provider: The Bamboo Experience

Luang Prabang: Bamboo Weaving Workshop & Cooking Class

Activity provider: The Bamboo Experience

From US$ 40 per person

Enjoy a half-day interactive traditional cooking class and bamboo weaving workshop. Learn about the importance of the bamboo plant in Lao culture.

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Duration 4 - 4.5 hours
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Instructor
English
Audio guide included
English
Pickup included
The pickup time is around 8.30 AM. Please wait in the hotel lobby 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The tour will be canceled with no refund if the customer is a no-show or is delayed by more than 30 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the importance of bamboo in Lao culture
  • Enjoy a relaxing bamboo weaving activity where you’ll weave a souvenir mat
  • Join a fun and interactive cooking class using bamboo shoots as a key ingredient
  • See bamboo musical instruments performed by local Lao musicians
  • Meet the locals and learn about their culture and way of life
Full description
Enjoy a half-day relaxing experience combining a bamboo weaving workshop and a traditional Lao cooking class. Begin with pick-up from your hotel by tuk-tuk at 8.30 AM for the morning session or 4.00 PM for the evening session. Head to a rustic pavilion modeled on a traditional Lao house, located in a picturesque setting on the outskirts of Luang Prabang.  After a warm welcome, your guide will explain how bamboo is a key part of Lao culture. Discover how numerous items found in traditional Lao households are actually made from the versatile bamboo plant, such as fishing tools and musical instruments. Then, try your hand at weaving a souvenir mat made from strips of the bamboo plant. Your patient teacher will guide you through the techniques that have been used for hundreds of years. Learn how to sharpen knives and cut bamboo into strips, then make a small mat using an overlapping weaving process. After admiring your finished creation, learn how the bamboo plant also plays a vital role in everyday Lao cuisine. In a hands-on demonstration, assist a chef in cooking local dishes such as bamboo shoot soup, bamboo shoot steamed in banana leaf, and bamboo shoot dip. Once the activity is completed, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Luang Prabang.
Includes
  • Bamboo weaving activity
  • Traditional cooking class
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Luang Prabang
  • English-speaking instructor
  • Lunch or dinner in a traditional bamboo tray (depending on the session booked)
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Food and drinks

Know before you go

  • The tour will take place in a traditional bamboo house
  • Morning visits give you the best opportunity for photo taking. Evening visits give you a chance to prepare your own dinner
Customer reviews

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It is definitely a must! The family that hosted me was super friendly. The activities were very informative, I had an overview of the history of bamboo weaving. The cooking was also interesting and pleasant. The best part of the experience was to be in contact with locals and knowing local traditions. Highly recommended!!!

September 19, 2022

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