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“Outstanding experience”

The Living Land Company
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$118.00*
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Full-Day Luang Prabang Rural Farm Experience
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Spend a morning on ourLIVING RICE FARM,Come and let us show you how rice is grown on our farm, experience the life of a farmer and try your hand at some of the activities. Or just view it all from the comfort of our traditional Lao rice house balcony, which is surrounded by rice terraces and our organic vegetable farm. All the family can join in and there are great photo opportunities. Our converted rice barn offers simple but comfortable accommodation for two, overlooking rice fields and mountains. Relax on the terrace and sample some of our home-brewed rice wine, walk to the ruined temple through our rice farm, be pampered with a massage then have afternoon tea, visit the local weavers who make our farm outfits before joining our farm family for a game of petanque or rattan ball! Watch or join in the preparation of the Lao dinner then dine with our farm family before you retire for the night (maybe after a Beer Lao or two?). Wake up to a brand new day and a typical Lao breakfast before joining the Rice Experience for the morning COST: 1-2 guests including lunch: kip 424.000 per guest Without lunch: kip 344.000 per guest We have reduced rates for families and children. Please contact us, we can arrange free pick-up!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed March 25, 2012

We were amazed by the congenial traditional rural techniques and kept a special memory of laottic hospitality and kindness. Wie learnt a lot about rural life in Laos, especially about the hardship of growing rice. Everything was well organized, language (English) was easy to understand.
Reinhard, Judith and Lorenz (8 years)

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Reviewed January 23, 2012

Short n simple: if you are about learning something while traveling, this is a great choice. Go on the rice field, see every step on the rice production, beautiful setting in the paddies, learn how to plant, make a field...and then for lunch. Booking possible online, also through some tour companies. We saw it on Laos Adventures Company. GOOD HALF DAY TRIP, recommended, also with families! Price was about 30+ USD p.p. without transfers

3  Thank Bengali101
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Reviewed January 22, 2012

It stays only a few kilometres from Luang Prabang, in the way to khousi Falls. They show you how to grow the sticky rice. The first step is revolving the ground in a very traditional way, with a buffalo named Susan. They go on showing how to plant, to harvest, to clean and cook the rice. We could try to do everything and had a lot of fun in the mud. At the end they served us some dishes made of rice (of course!).
We spent about 3 hours there and had a good time!

3  Thank Mariafaria
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Reviewed January 18, 2012

You will enjoy your visit if you are prepared to get a little muddy following Susan the buffalo and standing in mud planting the rice seedlings. A wonderful experience for older children to share in, as well as those who are their grandparents. The friendly enthusiastic staff take good care of you and I saw them engage happily with all the members of the group I was with. Among the group on the day I went, were a number of Lao people who also got involved and enjoyed the experience as much as I did. The setting of the project with its large organic garden and fish pond is set in the midst of most beautiful scenery. For people who may spend only a few days in wonderful Laos, the Rice Experience gives one the opporrtunity to talk to Lao people and to understand something of their way of life and discover a little more of their friendlness and natural warmth.Not every tourist, especially me, wants to be looking at temples all and every day

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Reviewed January 3, 2012

I headed out to Living Lands late last year to try out the experience with my GVI volunteers, and we had a wonderful day at the property.

Located in a picturesque, rural setting, we were greeted with big smiles and straw hats, ready to learn all about rice growing in Laos and the 13 stages of this back breaking tradition, so vital to the people of Asia for centuries.

The guide was informative, spoke excellent English and was welcoming. I loved the interactive nature of the experience - giving the soft 'falang' a chance to see how hard the work is, and thus appreciate every grain of their rice all the more. Driving a heavily pregnant Susan (the watre buffalo) in the mud was a highlight, but the threshing, grinding, harvesting and pounding were also very fun.

It's topped off with eating - a delicious selection of local specialties and of course khao niaw (sticky rice). We enjoyed a walk through the organic vegetable gardens and watched sunset over the fields, where real members of the community were really working in the rice paddies. A wonderful afternoon and a very worthy way to ensure the prosperity of the village, and education regarding the rice growing traditions of Laos.

Highly recommended!

3  Thank Kawaskuri
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