Rice Farming Experience

The Lifeblood of Laotians

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$75.00 per guest
Hosted by Tuktuk Safari

Highlights

  • Try our rice farming at a local NGO
  • Experience what it is like for Lao farmers
  • Cook and Eat a traditional lao farmer's meal right on the farm
  • Try out various seasonal farm activities

Inclusive of:

  • Pickup & Dropoff via tuktuk
  • Lunch
  • English Speaking Guide

Not Inclusive of:

  • Other additional purchases
5 Out of 5
3 Reviews
Czfree Stone Laos
5
12 Sep, 2017

I went on two trips with Tuk Tuk Safari with Ere when I first arrived in Vientiane. It was a great way to get to know th...

Laura S Laos
5
31 Aug, 2017

Absolutely loved our day with Tuk Tuk Safaris. We did the farm tour and it was so interesting, particularly for a farm g...

$US 75.00 per guest
6 hours
2 - 8 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

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

More About This Experience

Do you gaze out at all those beautiful green rice paddies in Asia and want to jump into the fields and have a go? Well this Tuk Tuk Safari is for you! We'll take you to an organic rice, fish and vegetable farm on the outskirts of Vientiane. Run by a Lao non-government organisation using traditional Lao farming methods, this is the perfect place to try your hand at rice farming. The friendly farmers will show you how to get your feet wet planting rice seedlings, or if it's harvest season then cut and thresh your own rice for lunch! Do a spot of fishing, collect fresh duck eggs, learn about organic fertiliser and how it is made, and harvest fresh seasonal organic vegetables and bamboo (if in season).. Once you've finished in the field, you'll cook up a traditional Lao lunch with the days' produce.. Learn how to cook sticky rice and make papaya salad and sit down to enjoy a picnic-style lunch and a well-earned rest. On the way back into town, we'll take you to a local fresh food market to check out the amazing diversity of Lao food. Stop for a while in the market for a traditional Lao coffee or sample some delicious Lao sweets. This tour includes participation in farm activities and some walking, so is best suited to people with a moderate level of fitness. You'll need to bring a long sleeved shirt for rice threshing (depending on the season), sunscreen, insect repellent, and a hat. Please wear comfortable clothes such as pants/shorts and a t-shirt that are suitable for getting dirty at the farm. Tour runs from 8.30am to approx 2.30pm. Pick up and drop off at your accommodation. Please be ready at the front of your hotel at 8.30am sharp for pick up.

Additional Information:

  • Wear comfortable clothes

Upcoming availability

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Tuktuk Safari

Husband and wife team, Ere and Peta founded Tuk Tuk Safari to help visitors get the most out of their time in Vientiane. They love living in Laos and have a passion for showcasing the secret attractions that Vienti...

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3 reviews from people who took this experience

Czfree Stone Laos
5
12 Sep, 2017

I went on two trips with Tuk Tuk Safari with Ere when I first arrived in Vientiane. It was a great way to get to know the city, it's food and culture. I loved visiting the ecofarm and having a go at rice harvesting and a bit of fishing. And lunch under the big tree in the yard was perfect. I would highly recommend a trip with Ere and Tuk Tuk Safari for anyone visiting Vientiane.

Laura S Laos
5
31 Aug, 2017

Absolutely loved our day with Tuk Tuk Safaris. We did the farm tour and it was so interesting, particularly for a farm girl from NZ! Ere was such a good tour guide! Would highly recommend to anyone passing through Vientiane.

US$ 75.00 per guest
3 Reviews