The Bamboo Experience
The Bamboo Experience
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8:30 AM - 1:30 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
About
The Bamboo Experience is a local family run workshop where you will discover Lao culture through bamboo products, activities & Lao foods using bamboo shoot as main ingredients. You will also be connected with our local community to learn about their way of life! To book the class you should contact us one day in advance or at least at 6pm the day before coming to our workshop. We offer two classes per day either daytime 8:30am - 13:30pm (lunch included) and/or evening 16:00pm - 21:00pm (dinner included). We can provide pickup from/to your hotel (to be confirmed when you make the booking).
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • TheTravelingTwo
    Dorset, United Kingdom56 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Where real culture meets tourism. Very special experience.
    A must do when in Laos. Sai and his family were absolutely wonderful, it was beyond what we were expecting. The best fish we have ever eaten and the master weaver was so lovely and kind. The performance after lunch was a wonderful surprise. Thank you for the most perfect day! We will never forget.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 October 2023
  • Jaye G
    Toowoomba, Australia33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A ‘Must Do’ Luang Prabang Experience
    The most wonderful experience! We visited here tonight and it was beautiful. There were four of us, my husband and I and two children aged 18 and 21. We all loved it! We enjoyed a welcome drink upon arrival and watched the sunset, the view is magnificent. We then experienced a traditional welcome, which was beautiful. Our dinner was authentic and lovely, We enjoyed traditional music. It was a relaxed atmosphere with excellent service. We did not feel rushed at any time. I highly recommend this experience. It is a must when visiting Luang Prabang.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 January 2024
  • Jaye h
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do in Luang Prabang
    Finding a cultural activity that will interest teenage boys can be challenging but our children (ages 16/13) were fully engaged at The Bamboo Experience. The welcome drink to begin the evening watching the sunset over the rice fields was a lovely gesture and our guides were thorough in their explanations of the uses of bamboo in Lao culture. We learned the techniques to create sticky rice and also how to weave a bamboo coaster! The cooking lesson was fun and interactive and we loved eating the wonderful food we created. To finish the evening we were lucky enough to watch a musical demonstration and also have a try of the instrument ourselves. Lastly was some traditional Lao dancing, our sons even had a try! We couldn’t recommend this experience enough and would encourage everyone to spend some of their time in Luang Prabang here. Thanks Si!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 January 2024
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Maggiemum2
Holmfirth, UK124 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
An interesting diversion from sight-seeing learning how to cook sticky- rice and weave bamboo.
OK, we only made place mats but were given a frog to take way.
Who knew you could cook so many dishes? Fortunately our efforts were supplemented by the resident cook.
Written 19 February 2024
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Elliana S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
I really wanted to take a cooking class with an authentic experience and this class checked those boxes and more. It was just me and another solo traveler and we had the most wholesome time. We got to go to the market, partake in a Laos traditional ceremony, weave a coaster, cook in their amazing outdoor kitchen with a beautiful view of the sunset, eat our delicious food and then listen to one of the monks play the Caan (large wind instrument traditional to their culture.) It was a great time and I hope to bring my friends and family back here:)
Written 30 January 2024
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Lego
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
I had a great morning here learning all about the different ways they use bamboo in Laos. We then did bamboo weaving and made a little coaster each. I started to notice how much bamboo (and the technique we were taught) was used all around Laos. We then had a cooking class which was great, the food was the best I’ve had on my travels so far, lots to try. I would really recommend this activity to anyone.
Written 30 January 2024
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Sara A
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Stunning experience giving us an insight into traditional daily life in the villages. The uses of bamboo were incredible and we thoroughly enjoyed the Bamboo weaving taking home a lovely coaster as a great souvenir. The cooking class was phenomenal and the food created was some of the best food we’ve had on our trip throughout Asia so far. Highly recommend this experience to anyone wanting a beautiful cultural experience.
Written 17 January 2024
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Maps48380604931
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
This was an amazing experience! All the staff were so friendly and I had such a great time! My favourite thing I have done so far in Laos!! Highly recommend!
Written 7 January 2024
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Jaye h
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Finding a cultural activity that will interest teenage boys can be challenging but our children (ages 16/13) were fully engaged at The Bamboo Experience. The welcome drink to begin the evening watching the sunset over the rice fields was a lovely gesture and our guides were thorough in their explanations of the uses of bamboo in Lao culture. We learned the techniques to create sticky rice and also how to weave a bamboo coaster! The cooking lesson was fun and interactive and we loved eating the wonderful food we created. To finish the evening we were lucky enough to watch a musical demonstration and also have a try of the instrument ourselves. Lastly was some traditional Lao dancing, our sons even had a try! We couldn’t recommend this experience enough and would encourage everyone to spend some of their time in Luang Prabang here. Thanks Si!
Written 6 January 2024
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Jaye G
Toowoomba, Australia33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
The most wonderful experience! We visited here tonight and it was beautiful. There were four of us, my husband and I and two children aged 18 and 21. We all loved it! We enjoyed a welcome drink upon arrival and watched the sunset, the view is magnificent. We then experienced a traditional welcome, which was beautiful. Our dinner was authentic and lovely, We enjoyed traditional music. It was a relaxed atmosphere with excellent service. We did not feel rushed at any time. I highly recommend this experience. It is a must when visiting Luang Prabang.
Written 3 January 2024
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Kristin S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This is a delightful way to enrich your experience of Laos when you are in Luang Prabang. It is a chance to learn about traditional Lao culture through cooking and bamboo weaving. You can read guidebooks to Laos before you go to try to be a thoughtful traveler, but the Bamboo Experience gives you a direct, hands on way to experience the culture and the food that is far better than anything in a book. And it is delicious and fun.
Written 27 December 2023
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Sarthak B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing experience - the baci ceremony was a true highlight, and it was amazing to learn so much about Laotian culture in a day. Everyone involved within the tour was also very knowledgeable and exuberant - just fantastic overall!
Written 30 November 2023
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Lars L
Fredensborg, Denmark20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A must do near Luang Prabang. They were so enthusiastic about it all and just make you feel good. Nice dinner at the end, that you prepare yourself
Written 28 November 2023
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