A Trail of Lao Artisan Villages

Duration: 0.5 days

• Meet an expert in Laos arts and handicrafts
• Discover Luang Prabang’s traditional arts villages
• Learn the crafts of silver, paper and textiles

This tour is a recommended sample itinerary that can be fully customized to your preferred dates, time frame, hotels and interests. Contact your preferred travel agent for more information.


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Meet silversmiths, paper craftsmen and textile weavers on an artisan’s journey in Luang Prabang led by a social entrepreneur and Lao handicraft specialist. Co-founder of fair-trade organization, Ma Te Sai, your specialist guide works closely with traditional artisans in remote parts of Laos and is well-connected with the nation’s creative community. Join her on an inspiring journey, visiting artisan’s villages such as Ban Vatthat where silversmiths shape Lao silver into alms bowls and other small ornaments. Meet a master of paper who produces beautifully crafted, handmade paper and is known for his intricate sand paintings. Stop for a refreshment at Patta Textile Gallery and chat with an innovative textile designer who has a unique way with color and produces chic, one-of-a-kind silk and cotton fashion with a stylish, modern twist.

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