Lao Farmer's Life Experience

Experience Life as a Lao Farmer

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$73.00 per guest

Highlights

  • Experience real farming life like a farmer, from selecting seeds to sowing, ploughing, transplanting, harvesting, threshing and cooking!
  • Enjoy the picturesque countryside on a real rice farm cooperative and have a hearty local meal with organic ingredients
  • Check out the organic farm and little zen lake on the farm
  • Have a taste of other village activities like milling flour, crushing sugarcane, bamboo weaving, all on the same farm
  • Experience and try your hand at the process of making Lao Hai, the sticky rice wine of the Kamus and bring a home a bottle of pre-made Lao Hai to drink
  • Bring home a traditional bamboo straw used for drinking Lao Hai
  • Make your own fire and try using the traditional wind machine to control the fire

Inclusive of:

  • Entire Experience and all tools you need
  • Lunch of various types of sticky rice and local dips
  • An English speaking host
  • Bottle of Lao Hai Wine
  • Pickup & Dropoff service by tuktuk from your hotel
  • Farmer's Hat
  • Your self-made bird trap

Not Inclusive of:

  • Other additional purchases
5 Out of 5
5 Reviews
Marie Helene Laurent United States
5
8 Sep, 2017

Very well organized and all activities really well explained. We enjoy practising and sharing with our hosts. We stro...

Leikeisha Finai Jones Laos
5
28 Aug, 2017

This is an absolute must do while here. You really get a glimpse of the day to day here in Laos, you are taken to the ho...

$US 73.00 per guest
9 hours
1 - 6 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

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

More About This Experience

Live life like a Lao farmer for a day! See how sticky rice is grown and harvested, right from the beginning where you choose the seeds, plant them, plow the land to the harvesting and cooking of them. You will be able to take part in all 14 stages of it and be really hands-on diving right into the rice fields to experience this journey full blast! Right after your rice farming experience, you will head to a local farmer's house to partake in their favorite activity - sticky rice wine brewing. Learn how to make sticky rice wine, build a fire and then enjoy a pot of it together with your host in a lovely courtyard. This communal activity is usually enjoyed during festivals and joyous occasions such as weddings. You'll also get a bottle of rice wine to bring home to drink to your hearts delight. Finally, we will head to a bird traps workshop with a 68 year-old Hmong hunter. Bird traps were invented hundreds of years ago by Hmong people, to help sustain their nutrition from the plentiful game available and it also helped protect the agriculture from destruction. Not only are these tools can keep birds away from their sticky rice fields, they are cheap and easily handmade and the skill of making it has been passed down several generations. Made almost entirely with bamboo and activated mechanically, these ingenious works of engineering would leave you amazed! In this bird traps course you'll be able to choose 1 out of 3 types of traps to learn and the instructor will guide you through each step on how to make them! Program Itinerary 08 am Pick up from your hotel for Rice farming 08:30 am Rice Farming 12:00 pm Walk for lunch at a local noodle shop (Lunch is included within the price) 01:30 pm Wine Making workshop 03:30 pm Head to a bird traps 05:30 pm Transport back to your hotel Please kindly note: - Wear shorts and flip flop for rice farming - Bring your own bottled water - Bring your own raincoats for the rice farming during rainy season

Additional Information:

  • Pick up will be via a tuktuk
  • Journey time from Luang Prabang to the farm is around 20-30mins
  • There will be other people on the same experience
  • Bring a raincoat or umbrella if it's rainy season (May to Oct)
  • Wear shorts and flip flop for rice farming
  • When in the fields you will be in mud (you may choose not to participate in this particular segment)
  • Bring clothes to change after the rice farming experience

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Your Local Host

Living Land and Phengkeo and Phan

Phan is a blacksmith and fisherman while Phengkeo is a farmer who makes rice wine on the side. Living land is a responsible local farming cooperative helping farmers to sell their rice and organizes informative ric...

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5 reviews from people who took this experience

Marie Helene Laurent United States
5
8 Sep, 2017

Very well organized and all activities really well explained. We enjoy practising and sharing with our hosts. We strongly recommend this tour. We really appreciated the discusions with local People (Farmer, wine maker and fisherman). Our guide (Mr 'Tu') very efficient and nice person.

Leikeisha Finai Jones Laos
5
28 Aug, 2017

This is an absolute must do while here. You really get a glimpse of the day to day here in Laos, you are taken to the hosts houses and shown directly how to fish with nets on the Khan river in their backyard and you get to eat the fish you catch! The rice wine making is also done at one of the hosts... Read more

Simon C Nepal
5
12 Sep, 2015

A true farmer's life experience! Get ready to be dirty but with loads of fun plowing the land, harvesting rice, fishing in the river. Can't remember the last time my family and I had so much fun doing such things. Real good bonding in the fields.

US$ 73.00 per guest
5 Reviews