Live like a local Laos, and learn to use bamboo for weaving handicrafts and cooking.
Bamboo is a versatile plant, and the core of Laos culture and way of life. Bamboo is used in a diverse range of household items found in rural Lao homes.
In this experience, you'll learn to weave a souvenir mat made from strips of bamboo plant, using an age-old technique that has been used for centuries. There will also be an interactive cooking class where you can use bamboo as the main ingredient, then have a delicious meal in a rustic pavilion next to rice fields.
This is run by a local family-run business established by Somsay Anolak, who holds great passion in Lao culture and local food. He believes that preserving Laos culture and traditions can benefit the local community as well as travelers from all walks of life.
Get The Bamboo ExperienceYou will be picked up from your hotel lobby and transferred to The Bamboo Experience, a rustic pavillion modelled on a traditional Lao house, perched in a picturesque setting next to rice fields. Here, you will learn the importance and versatility of the ubiquitous bamboo plant in the Lao culture.
Bamboo WeavingLearn the tradition of bamboo weaving which has been in practice for centuries and generations. Get handy and weave yourself a souvenir mat using strips of the bamboo plant.
Cooking ClassBring out your inner MasterChef with an interactive cooking class, by learning to make some of Lao's cultural dishes such as bamboo shoot soup, bamboo shoot steamed in banana leaf, bamboo shoot dip and several more. Bamboo plant is the key ingredient in Lao culinary.
Pick up from your hotel lobby in Luang Prabang.