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Explore Lao culture through our exclusive collection of travel experiences - craft a crossbow, hunt with local villagers or learn wood carving, the backstreets offer the richest interaction with the culture and people of a place. Immerse yourself in...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Ban Phan Luang, House #199 | Group 14, Luang Prabang 6-01, Laos
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My husband & I made Buddha’s with Lon & Ying the interpreter. It was a really interesting & educational experience. Lon makes all his own tools and is very patient & good humored about spending the day sharing his craft with inexperienced carvers like us....More
We booked this tour for our very first morning in Luang Prabang to get acquainted with the town and the local cuisine. The tour started with a walk through the market, where we tried several dishes, so be sure to come hungry. We then walked...More
We were hosted by Vang and Vong who were very charming & considerate young men, patiently answering all our questions. And patiently waited for us when we were late in arriving (we misread the timing). We came away with a more nuanced understanding of what...More
One word - AMAZING!
I contacted Backstreet Academy to book a 3-day knife making workshop. Booking process was really easy. My enquires were promptly answered via WhatsApp. This workshop was my birthday surprise for my husband. I am so delighted that the birthday boy thoroughly...More
I took the Hmong vegetarian cooking class, the pottery class, and the almsgiving tours with Backstreet Academy. All three tours felt like unique local experiences. I could ask all the questions I had an knew I was getting the most authentic answers straight from locals....More
We received individual mentoring throughout the class from both the mentor and the translator. The final piece was amazing thanks to their guidance. We were promised 5 hours and in the end they stayed with us for 7 so that we could finish our pieces....More
We had a fantastic session making bamboo cups and straws with Siaye and our translator Por. Both were very talented and friendly. We were both complete novices using the saws and knives but Siaye gave good demonstrations and helped when we were flagging! Both were...More
We had a wonderfull time at our hosts, Si and Hue, house in a local Hmong village just outside Luang Prabang. We got the chance to know more about their culture, lifestyle and cook a delicious meal while learning about the relationship they have with...More