Laos

Cooking Class and Bamboo Experience

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed/Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: Morning

Tour Highlights

  • Have fun learning about the role of bamboo in Lao culture
  • Try your hand at hand weaving a bamboo a drinks coaster
  • Understand how bamboo is used in traditional Laotian cuisine
  • Share a number of bamboo inspired dishes

tour details

Discover a little about the secret of bamboo in Lao culture in a beautiful natural setting with rice fields’ located just outside Luang Prabang town centre.

Why choose this tour?

A great way to learn about Lao culture is to try your hand at one of the traditional handicrafts, such as bamboo weaving, alongside a local artisan.

tour description

The cooking class and bamboo weaving is a joining class with English speaking guide and with our transfer from the hotel to the meeting point.

8:30 hours: We provide transfer (No Guide) from the hotel to Bamboo Experience house.

Discover a little about the secret of bamboo in Laos culture as well as enjoying some of the beautiful nature and rice fields' surroundings, our Bamboo Experience venue located just outside Luang Prabang town centre. Begin your half-day at The Bamboo Experience (please arrive there by 8:45 hours) 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 knowledgeable 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, such fishing traps, musical instruments, carry bags, weapons, sticky rice containers, furniture, floor mats and roof thatching. Next, start your simple bamboo weaving class with a craftsman (and 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 drinks coaster to take home with you, as a souvenir. Then, proceed to the cooking class demonstration (where you are free to assist) including deep-fried stuffed bamboo shoot with pork, steamed fish, bamboo shoot wrapped in banana leaf, fermented bamboo shoot dipping and sticky rice. Sample your dishes at the end of the session sitting in a 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 and Lao culture. (Lunch included).

*Note: Local games are available during the session, have fun!

customise the tour

Combine with another half-day tour:

  • Experience a renowned Lao custom - a private Baci ceremony
  • Go Local with an evening of Petanque
  • Diethelm Exclusive: Enjoy a sunset picnic overlooking the Mekong River at our private pier with cocktails and canapesĀ 

Includes

  • Transfers (no guide) to and from the Bamboo Experience
  • Cooking Class and Bamboo Experience as stated in the programme
  • Meals as stated in the program
  • Mineral water and cool tower are available in the vehicles

Excludes

  • Optional tours
  • Surcharges for other languages
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meal not included in the itinerary
Tour code: EXLBHCCB

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