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“Down on the farm”

The Living Land Company
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$118.00*
and up
Full-Day Luang Prabang Rural Farm Experience
Certificate of Excellence
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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 young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Didn't know what to expect when we arrived at 8am. Shortly after we arrived we were in the rice paddy plowing with "susan" the water buffalo. Next job was planting the rice in the paddy. We harvested, separated , made tools and many other jobs. At the end of our time about noon we had lunch from some of the vegetables on the farm. It was a wonderful morning and really gave you an appreciation of the hard work that the farmers do. Our teacher on the farm was wonderful. He really helped you to understand the life of the farmers and everything that is done with the rice including liquor. His english was amazing and he gave us memories of a lifetime. Would do it again in a heartbeat.

3  Thank karen t
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

Had an absolutely great morning! Our guides (who spoke excellent English) went through the stages, from start to finish, required to get rice from plant to plate. Informative but also very fun, it's a hands on experience, plowing the field with their water buffalo, planting seeds in the fields, sorting through the rice, and you get to taste some at the end. A new found appreciation of what it takes to produce rice, this is a highly recommended experience.

3  Thank DavidSaulFineberg
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

This was such a fun place that gave us a real appreciation for the hard life of farmers in Laos. Our guide took us through the 13 steps of cultivating rice. And it was hands on! From leading the water buffalo through the fields, planting, harvesting rice, thrashing, separating the hulls. Our guide's English was excellent and the tour was so informative. And during the final stage of the tour we ate a variety of rice products and organic vegetables from the garden. Great fun and so informative!

6  Thank CindyMeadowVista
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

Try your hand at ploughing a paddi, planting, threshing and even tool-making in this fantastic co-operative on the edge of town. It's a great way to learn about Lao farming and the people who do it in an environment that promotes sustainable methods and creates opportunities for the most disadvantaged in this very disadvantaged country. Inspirational stuff

4  Thank Maxnuttall
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

The Living Land Company gave us a hands on experience of growing rice. Walking through the muddy rice paddies behind a wooden plow and ox was much more vivid than any multi-media production.

Living Land is a must!

2  Thank Joel T
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