Do you gaze out at all those beautiful green rice paddies in Asia and want to jump into the fields and have a go? Well this Tuk Tuk Safari is for you!
We’ll take you to an organic rice, fish and vegetable farm on the outskirts of Vientiane. Run by a Lao non-government organisation using traditional Lao farming methods, this is the perfect place to try your hand at rice farming. The friendly farmers will show you how to get your feet wet planting rice seedlings (during rainy season), or if it’s harvest season then cut and thresh your own rice for lunch! Do a spot of fishing, collect fresh duck eggs, learn about organic fertiliser and how it is made, and harvest fresh seasonal organic vegetables and bamboo (if in season).
Once you’ve finished in the field, you’ll cook up a traditional Lao lunch with the days’ produce. Learn how to cook sticky rice and make papaya salad and sit down to enjoy a picnic-style lunch and a well-earned rest.
On the way back into town, we’ll take you to a local fresh food market to check out the amazing diversity of Lao food. Stop for a while in the market for a traditional Lao coffee or sample some delicious Lao sweets.
This tour includes participation in farm activities and some walking, so is best suited to people with a moderate level of fitness. Please note that the activities at the farm are seasonal with different activities available at different times of year, so please ask for more details when you book if you would like to know exactly what you will be doing at the farm.
You’ll need to bring a long sleeved shirt for rice threshing (depending on the season), sunscreen, insect repellent, and a hat. Please wear comfortable clothes such as pants/shorts and a t-shirt that are suitable for getting dirty at the farm.
Tour runs from 8.30am to approx 3pm. Pick up and drop off at your accommodation. Please be ready at the front of your hotel at 8.30am sharp for pick up.
The tour can be run any day from Monday to Saturday depending on availability. Tour does not run on Sundays. A minimum of one full days notice (24 hours) is required to set up this tour, due to the nature of the activities involved. Please provide as much notice as possible for your trip. This tour may be cancelled or altered up to one full day (24 hours) before departure time. Full payment will be required for any cancellation less than 24 hours before this time.
$70 USD (560,000 kip) per person
$40 USD (320,000 kip) per person for children 12 years and under
A minimum of two participants are required for the tour to run. Maximum 12 participants per tour. Larger groups can be accommodated upon early request.
The price includes all transport by tuk tuk, all activities, water, English speaking guide, and lunch. It does not include any additional drinks or food purchased and no unplanned stops are possible.