Bird Traps Crafting

With Hmong Hunters

Wishlist
$17.00 per guest
Hosted by Siaye Lee

Highlights

  • Experience making traditional bird traps using bamboo
  • Learn how different bird traps work and how they are made
  • Make a bird trap of your choice and bring it home

Inclusive of:

  • Entire experience and all tools and materials you need
  • English Speaking Facilitator
  • A bamboo bird trap that you can bring home

Not Inclusive of:

  • Drinks and Food
5 Out of 5
7 Reviews
Sam S Laos
5
11 Jan, 2018

I did two backstreet academy classes; the trap making and the knife making. Both I was delighted with and would recommen...

Danielmcgrath G United Kingdom
5
9 Sep, 2017

I went off for a day by myself to do some of these courses while my girlfriend went to a spa. I have been travelling for...

$US 17.00 per guest
3.5 hours
1 - 5 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

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

More About This Experience

Bird traps were invented hundreds of years ago by Hmong people, because at that time people live very high up on the mountain where there are lots of birds. They created these as a tool for hunting and also keep the birds from eating the few crops that could be grown high up in the mountains. Nowadays many lowland farms still use these tools to keep birds away from their sticky rice fields and once in awhile catch birds for dinner or extra income. Not only are these tools effective, they are cheap and easily handmade and the skill of making it have been passed down from generations to generations. Made almost entirely with bamboo and activated mechanically, these ingenious works of engineering would leave you amazed! In this course you'll be able to choose 2 out of 3 types of traps to learn and the instructor will guide you through each step on how to make them! Note: Bring your own drinking water

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 water

Upcoming availability

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Your Local Host

Siaye Lee

Siaye is 65 years old now and used to live very high up on the mountain, about 4 hours walk from the nearest road. Making bird traps is something that he loves to do after working in the farm and he is willing to t...

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7 reviews from people who took this experience

Sam S Laos
5
11 Jan, 2018

I did two backstreet academy classes; the trap making and the knife making. Both I was delighted with and would recommend to anyone. For the cost of the service you get an expert instructing you who speaks poor English. A freindly English student acting as a translator and can also give insight into... Read more

Danielmcgrath G United Kingdom
5
9 Sep, 2017

I went off for a day by myself to do some of these courses while my girlfriend went to a spa. I have been travelling for months and this is by far my favourite day so far. I did the blacksmithing and the bird trap making. Both hosts were extremely kind men and really took their time to show you thei... Read more

Clara Sac Cambodia
5
15 Aug, 2017

Making traps! How cool is that! We live in the Mid-West so we often go hunting and camping. This experience was super cool! We learnt a number of traps the Lao people use to catch birds, and I'm sure i can create it again back home!! Never thought I'd have such a unique experience here in touristy t... Read more

US$ 17.00 per guest
7 Reviews