Go Local Luang Prabang Natural Dyes Class

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed/Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: Morning/Afternoon

Tour Highlights

  • Learn about silkworms and silks and role of natural dyes in Lao culture
  • Enjoy the guidance of local artisans
  • Discover how to prepare and create three natural dyes
  • Customise your colours and patterns
  • Create your mementos to take home with you 

tour details

Get your hands dirty during this natural dyes class!

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 natural dyeing, alongside a local artisan.

tour description

Get your hands dirty during this natural dyes class!

If you are wondering how the vibrant colours you see in the textiles in Laos are produced, then this is your chance to discover for yourself. This class teaches you about the natural dyes used in traditional Lao textiles as you get hands-on in creating your own pieces of work.

Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Ock Pop Tok (“East meets West”), a business founded on the principles of fair trade and sustainable business practices. The team at Ock Pop Tok will first provide you with an introduction to silkworms and silk types. As students you will then have a hands-on experience with natural dye preparation and create 3 natural dyes using plants from the garden. This dye preparation method follows traditional Lao practices. After you have mastered dye preparation, enjoy dyeing your own unique pieces to take away with you. At the end of the class you will have two dyed silk skeins and one cotton scarf or two cotton napkins and one scarf as souvenirs of your class here in Luang Prabang.

After the class transfer back to your hotel.

customise the tour

Combine with another half day tour:

  • Experience a renowned Lao custom - a private Baci ceremony
  • Enjoy a luxury sunset cruise with iMekong - it's you and the river
  • Go Local with an evening of Petanque
  • Diethelm Exclusive: Enjoy a sunset picnic over looking the Mekong River with cocktails and canapes at our private pier


  • Transfers and tours with English-speaking guides in private air conditioned vehicles
  • Natural Dyes workshop as stated in the programme
  • Mineral water and cool tower are available in the vehicles


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

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