The Living Land Company

Attraction Ban Phong Van, Luang Prabang Town, Luang Prabang Province Published on: 13-11-2015

3 hours 30 mins
07:00 AM - 06:00 PM
08:00 AM
11:30 AM
First-time visit
Attraction
Cultural
Tour
Family
Landmark
Outdoor
Must see
Kids
40.00 USD

The Living Land Company is good for

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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
The Living Land Company is a community-run organic farm supplying fresh vegetables, herbs, salads and rice to hotels and restaurants in Luang Prabang.

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Why The Living Land Company is special ?

The Living Land Company is a community-run organic farm supplying fresh vegetables, herbs, salads and rice to hotels and restaurants in Luang Prabang.


Visitors can take a trip to the farm and try their hand at being a farmer with an opportunity to grow rice and enjoy a beautiful Lao-style house overlooking rice terraces and the organic vegetable fields. The farm aims to offer an alternative to the current slash-and-burn farming methods which result in unusable land following harvest.


Being organic there are no chemicals used and the Living Land Company follows a strict policy of composting and crop rotation to ensure the continued use of the land which ensures it remains fertile. Struggling local families are invited to work on the farm where there are also student scholarships in place. The families benefit hugely from the income in an area that provides very little in the way of work, and the eating establishments in Luang Prabang reap the rewards of superior tasting fresh chemical free produce for their guests.


Source: http://www.visit-laos.com

What to explore at The Living Land Company?

The whole family can enjoy time spent at The Living Land Company trying their hand at traditional Lao rice farming methods. You’ll be taught about ancient rice harvesting and planting methods and also all about threshing and winnowing rice. Alternatively you can combine time at the farm with a cooking lesson given by a hotel’s head chef creating clay-pot soup, curry paste and sticky rice steamed in a huat kao basket. The class takes place in a picturesque open-air wooden pavilion in the middle of the vegetable fields with grazing buffalo and rolling hills close by.

Watch or join in the preparation of the Lao dinner then dine with our farm family before you retire for the night. Wake up to a brand new day and a typical Lao breakfast before joining the Rice Experience for the morning

All the family can join in and there are great photo opportunities.

How to get to The Living Land Company?

You can get there by bicycle, motorbike,Tuk Tuk or van.

Selling points

  • A memorable, enjoyable and informative trip
  • Amazing opportunity to learn how to grow rice in Laos
  • Wonderful, Educational, Picturesque Experience
  • Great place for family day out
  • Great "hands on" experience
3 Days in Luang Prabang

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Duration
3.0 days
Estimated
629.86 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
11 places

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Ban Phong Van, Luang Prabang Town, Luang Prabang Province

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  • Tour also includes all activities on the farm, rice product tasting, drinking water, Lao specialty lunch in separate area, community fees, transportation, and local taxes.
    Service
  • You should bring hat, suntan, and insect repellent to save your health.
    What to bring
  • You should bring a camera - the scenery in and around the centre is stunning.
    Photography
  • You should be prepared to get dirty
    Experience
  • You should visit the official website to get more information.
    Experience
  • You should wear the comfortable shoes and coo clothes.
    What to wear
  • Children age above 6 or 7 years can join actively in interactive elements.
    Other
  • It's about 5 km outside Luang Prabang on the road to the Kuangsi Waterfall.
    Location
  • The Rice Experience programme can be booked direct via your hotel and will usually take only one morning but you may be able to stay longer if required.
    Reservation
  • Tours cost 340,000 kip, or about US $40, including tuk-tuks to and from the farm and your rice-based meal and plenty of bottled water.
    Ticket and Pricing

Reviews

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This experience is without doubt one of the best 'tourism' type excursions I have ever encountered. I have been in the tourism industry for over 30 years, so as you can imagine I have been on a lot of excursions. This day offers exceptional value for money = the amount of input from the Living Land Project. The experience encompasses every stage of rice production and then eating some in various forms! It will deeply enhance your experience if you embrace every part and really join in, in everything from planting in the paddy, to winnowing the rice, threshing the rice etc. I booked this because my partner is a retired arable farmer and I though he would enjoy it. He absolutely loved it, especially their Suzuki! This highly informative and enjoyable day with really wonderful Laotian Farmers and Mr. Laut Lee is an exceptional day out for all people and all ages. Children would love it. The outcome is a much better understanding of how the humble bowl of rice is produced and the importance of this staple to so many people.

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