A Maker's Journey

Exploring Luang Prabang's making traditions

$55.00 per guest
2 - 3 guests 10 hours


  • Create your own hand-crafted flute to bring home
  • Learn techniques to craft and weave bamboo as well as sew cement bags into something functional
  • Sew your own custom designed bag made with classic recycled cement bags

Inclusive of:

  • Entire experience, all tools and materials you need
  • English Speaking Facilitator
  • Lunch of local noodle soup
  • Pickup & Dropoff from Hotel

Not Inclusive of:

  • Additional purchases
  • Food and drinks not specified
5 Out of 5
1 Review
Diana A United Kingdom
8 Sep, 2017

Being a designer/maker back home it was really fun to make stuff overseas with such skilled locals! Cool to see how litt...

$US 55.00 per guest
10 hours
2 - 3 guests
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

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

More About This Experience

Are you a maker? This journey is tailor-made for makers everywhere who love to use their hands and craft unique items for themselves and learn traditional ways of making things from the original makers! In this journey you will be able to learn 3 types of skills - Bamboo weaving, sewing with cement bags and flute-making. Bamboo Weaving Bamboo is the lifeblood of most communities in SouthEast Asia, its strong and sturdy characteristics coupled with its abundance and fast growth has seen it being turned into everything from furniture to houses, baskets to speakers. Learn the basic principles of how this deceivingly normal strips of bamboo can be weaved together in various techniques to exponentially increase its strength and become a much stronger object in its entirety. You can choose to make a tube for carrying paintings, a small basket or similar sized ornamental objects. Sewing with cement bags If you're reading this, you most likely have salivated over Freitag bags in museum shops, but put away by its over $500 price for a 'pre-loved' piece. Now you can make something similar, but with much more character to it! Besides, you can also customize your own pockets, zippers, design and create something wholly unique under the guidance of a stitching master and a leg powered sewing machine. It doesn't get much more hipster than that. Flute-making Create the perfect companion to the wanderer in you and make beautiful music wherever you go. And when people ask about the rustic look of your flute, stun them by saying you made it yourself from one single piece of bamboo. Program Itinerary 08:00 am Pick up from your hotel for Bamboo Weaving 12:00 pm Lunch - Local Noodle Soup 01:00 pm Cement Bags making workshop 04:00 pm Flute-making workshop 06:00 pm BBQ Dinner Buffet (Included in price) *Transport will not be provided back, restaurant in located in town Note: Bring your own drinking water

Additional Information:

  • Wear comfortable clothes
  • Water
  • Come with a design idea for your cement bag
  • Sunglasses
  • Mosquito cream
  • Bring raincoat or umbrella if it’s rainy season (Rainy season is from May to mid October)
  • Pickup is included, please enter your pickup location during checkout
  • Pick up will be via a tuktuk
  • There might be other people on the same experience

Upcoming availability

Sunday, September 22
Monday, September 23
Tuesday, September 24

Your Local Host

Vieng and Chailee and Xengxoing

Chailee is a Hmong seamstress who makes embroidery and cement bags to sell in the night market, Xengxoing is a music master who crafts his own flutes and Vieng is a bamboo weaver, making all sorts of weaved bamboo ...

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1 review from people who took this experience

Diana A United Kingdom
8 Sep, 2017

Being a designer/maker back home it was really fun to make stuff overseas with such skilled locals! Cool to see how little bamboo strips woven together can become so strong, and the use of the cool cement bags material. Got a whole roll of it back home to try different stuff! And then there was the flute-making too, not a musician at all but really cool to see how it's made. Very off the beaten track, will definitely done it anywhere!

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