The Laos Bamboo Experience

Your Way of Discovering Laos

$44.00 per guest
Hosted by Somsay L


  • Experience using bamboo weaving techniques for a range of items and applications
  • Learn about the history of Bamboo and its importance in Lao Culture
  • Watch and participate in the bamboo cooking demonstration
  • Play Local Lao games

Inclusive of:

  • Traditional Lunch that you help to prepare with bamboo equipment
  • Entire experience, all tools and materials you need
  • English Speaking Facilitator
  • Pickup & Dropoff from Hotel

Not Inclusive of:

  • Additional purchases
$US 44.00 per guest
4.5 hours
2 - 16 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

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

More About This Experience

Today you will discover a little about the secret of bamboo in Laos culture as well as enjoying some of the beautiful natures and rice fields' surroundings, our Bamboo Experience venue located just outside the Luang Prabang town center. Begin your half day at The Bamboo Experience (Please arrive there by 8:30am) where you will meet with the rest of your group for an explanation of the traditional and modern uses of bamboo and its significance within Lao culture. Your guide will show and explain to you the uses and importance of many bamboo products that Lao people have been using for hundreds of years as such fishing traps, musical instruments, carry bags, weapons, sticky rice containers, furniture, floor mats and roof thatching etc. Next you will start your simple bamboo weaving class with a craftsman (but patient!) bamboo weaver, try your hand at the knife sharpening, bamboo cutting (into pieces) and then try the traditional bamboo weaving for about one hour to complete your own drink coaster to take home with, as a souvenir. Then, proceed to the cooking class demonstration (you are free to assist) as such deep fried stuffed bamboo shoot with pork, steam fish & bamboo shoot wrapped in banana leaf, fermented bamboo shoot dipping and sticky rice and more. Sample your creations at the end of the session in traditional Lao house (Pavilion style) overlooking the wonderful scenery and rice fields. The emphasis is to have fun and learn a little about bamboo products, foods & Lao culture. (Lunch or dinner is included within the price). Note: Local games are available during the session, have fun! Inclusions: - Bamboo's explanation, - Bamboo weaving & Bamboo cooking class demonstration (Lunch or dinner), - join-in touring, - local English speaking guide

Additional Information:

  • Wear comfortable clothes
  • Pickup is included, please enter your pickup location during checkout
  • There might be other people on the same experience

Upcoming availability

Sunday, July 21
Monday, July 22
Tuesday, July 23

Your Local Host

Somsay L

The Bamboo Experience is a local family run workshop where you will discover Lao culture through bamboo products, activities & Lao foods using bamboo shoot as main ingredients. You will also be connected with our l...

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US$ 44.00 per guest