VL19 Lao Rural Life (FD)
Luang Prabang - Living Land Farm - Artisans du Mekong
This morning we will drive to Ban Phong Van, 5km outside Luang Prabang, to visit the Living Land Farm where they grow organic vegetables, greens, herbs and rice and supply some of the leading restaurants and hotels in Luang Prabang. Coming here you will be shown how rice is grown on the 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 an organic vegetable farm. Have a local lunch at the Living Land Farm before proceeding to Artisans du Mekong in Ban Nong Xai which produces traditional mulberry paper and textiles. Artisans du Mekong was created to support local families who are able to show clients their skills with weaving or making mulberry saa paper. This beautiful place with two traditional houses shows to the clients the final products like saa paper albums, different textiles and rattan baskets. Transfer back to Luang Prabang.