Planting Rice Experience

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed/Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: Morning

tour highlights

  • Visit a local organic farm and rice fields
  • Learn about the traditional way to grow, harvest, process and grow sticky rice
  • Practise the farming techniques yourself
  • Savour some sticky rice treats as a reward for your efforts

tour details

Visit a local organic farm and rice fields to learn about the rice growing process and even try farming yourself!

Why choose this tour?

Learn about some of the cultural traditions of Laos through some of the traditional farming practices around rice production.

tour description

Pick up at your hotel at 8:00 hours. If you have ever wondered how the rice you eat with your Lao dishes is grown then this trip is for you. We drive you to The Living Land Company, a Community Enterprise that offers tours of its organic vegetable farm and rice fields. Learn how rice is planted and grown and if you would like participate, plant some rice.

The farmers and craftsmen in Ban Phong Van guide you through this fun experience. The visit consists of a half day "Rice Experience" during which we demonstrate the 13 steps of growing, harvesting and cooking sticky rice, "Kau Niau", finishing with a tasting of some rice based specialities. We then drive you back to Luang Prabang and drop off at your hotel around 12.00 hours.

customise the tour

Combine with another half day:

  • Experience a renowned Lao custom - a private Baci ceremony
  • Experience a must-see Lao custom and observe Tak Bat or morning alms giving
  • Go Local with an evening of Pétanque
  • Diethelm Exclusive: Enjoy a sunset picnic overlooking the Mekong River at our private pier with cocktails and canapés


  • Transfers in private air-conditioned vehicles.
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the programme
  • Join-in touring, local English speaking guide
  • Service charges and taxes.


  • Personal expenditure
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • Drinks with meals


Tour code: APRIEA

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