Hands on Textiles & Craft of Laos & Cambodia
12 day small group textiles and craft immersion tour
Siem Reap/ Luang Prabang
Departs 20th March & 6th November 2021 * Subject to COVID-19 travel restrictions
$4,550 AUD per person twin share
Escorted by Narelle this tour is 12 days jammed packed with hands-on craft and cultural classes. Unpack and relax and immerse yourself in the culture and the textiles and craft of Laos and Cambodia. Hands-on classes and workshops include:
Day 1: Narelle will collect you from the airport when you arrive and assist you with hotel check-in. Your day is free to explore the local neighborhood.
Day 2: Today we take a private tour of the magnificent temples of ancient Angkor.
Day 3: This morning we learn all about traditional weaving and the natural dyes. We take a hands-on class in natural dyes using shibori techniques. We visit the beautiful pink sandstone 'women's temple' and explore a local silk farm that produces the famous golden Khmer silks.
Day 4: Today is all about up-cycling and re-cycling as we take craft workshops with 2 grass roots organisations that are tackling the waste issue in Siem Reap.
Day 5: Today we look at the Khmer culture from the perspective of food. We take a private tour of the markets and travel to a traditional family home where we prepare a traditional feast under the guidance of our personal chef.
Day 6: Your morning is free before we take a short flight to the centre of textiles in Laos - beautiful Luang Prabang.
Day 7 Today we will take you on a tour of Luang Prabangs sites including the oldest temple - Wat Visoun and the most beautiful temple of Wat XiengTong adorned in beautiful mosaics and stencilling, the Royal Palace and some of the weaving villages on the outskirts of town. We also learn all about mulberry paper and craft our own piece to take home, and visit a bamboo weaving community.
Days 8 & 9 Over these 2 days you will get to try your hand at a variety of textile crafts from natural dyes to silk weaving, Hmong batik, bamboo weaving and traditional Hmong embroidery.
Day 10 This morning we make our way to The Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre where we take a tour of this fabulous museum and take a fun class in traditional Hmong cross-stitch embroidery.
Day 11 Today is totally free for you to soak in the atmosphere of beautiful Luang Prabang.
Day 12 Your tour ends this morning after breakfast and transfer to the airport.
Starts: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Finishes: Luang Prabang, Laos
Dates: 20th March 2021 & 6th November 2021
Departs: with min of 6 and max of 10 pax
Cost: $4,550 per person twin share*
Add $580 if you would like a single room
*Does not include your international flight
Inclusions: 11 nights accommodation; daily breakfast; 5 lunches; private guided city tour; all classes and workshops detailed in itinerary; arrival transfer; information pack.