Tiger Trail - We are Laos

Half-Day | with local Master Blacksmith. Craft your own knife

Overview

TOURCODE 74559 (HDSM) Description

Experience an authentic 2-3 hour activity in a local village with a Lao Blaskmith who has been making knives for 42 years, and his father before that. Most villagers here were Blacksmiths in the past. Experience local life in this local village without any tourists. Bring home a knife you can truly call your own.

Join-in tours starting from $ 60.00

Itinerary

DAY 01 Half-day knife making with master Blacksmith

Meet at our office and embark on a short yet enchanting journey, a mere 10-minute ride that transports you to the very edge of a local village nestled alongside the serene Nam Khan River.

You'll be greeted by your local English-speaking facilitator. Your journey into the heart of craftsmanship begins with an introduction to the Master Blacksmith (in his 60's). Imagine, standing before a living legend, whose hands have sculpted metal into knives for decades, and his father before him. Of the 100 families in the village, 80 of them used to make knives for sale to markets and other provinces. 

Here, the anvil becomes your canvas, and molten metal your medium. You'll have the chance to channel your creativity and craftsmanship, forging a blade that bears the essence of your vision. Feel free to choose your path – perhaps follow a suggested design, or let your imagination lead, backed by pictures you've brought along, ready to spring to life under the Master's skillful guidance.

But this experience is more than crafting; it's a passage into the tapestry of local life. Immerse yourself in the rhythm of the village. You'll catch glimpses of everyday life. Discover the enchantment of a local Lao family's existence. Engage, ask questions, and share stories; build bridges that span continents and cultures.

So, come, seize this unique opportunity not just to craft a knife, but to carve a memory. Instruction and everything needed to make your knife is included.

The total time to make a knife is about  2-3 hours for 2-3 people. BYO water and sunglasses (for protection). There is a convenience store next door for snacks and drinks. Master Blacksmith will be handling the dangerous parts of the process, and anything that you do not feel comfortable doing the master blacksmith will assist you.

Visiting slots are 9 am, 12.30 pm and 2 pm. Not available on Buddhist days or weekends. (see calendar for days marked with Yellow symbol).

Max group 6 people. 

Services

Included Travel Services

  • All transfers to/from the village
  • Choose any type of knife you want, as long as you have a picture, your host will be able to make it if it's not too complex
  • English speaking facilitator
  • All materials required to make your knife
  • All fees

Not Included Travel Services

  • Tips
  • Food & Water
  • Specialty Drinks

 

 

 

- Tiger Trail tours are available every day -

Info

Accessibility: Our trips are generally unsuitable for people with reduced mobility and other disabilities. Please contact us to discuss if this trip is suitable for your specific requirements.

Dates

Join-in tour

Join-in tour - 1 person

01.01.2023Sunday, 1. January 2023 - Wednesday, 31. December 2025
Continuous Date

90.00 USD

 

Join-in tour - 2 people

01.01.2023Sunday, 1. January 2023 - Wednesday, 31. December 2025
Continuous Date

60.00 USD

 

Join-in tour - 3 people

01.01.2023Sunday, 1. January 2023 - Wednesday, 31. December 2025
Continuous Date

55.00 USD

 

Join-in tour - 4 people

01.01.2023Sunday, 1. January 2023 - Wednesday, 31. December 2025
Continuous Date

50.00 USD

 

Join-in tour - 5-6 people

01.01.2023Sunday, 1. January 2023 - Wednesday, 31. December 2025
Continuous Date

48.00 USD

 

Join-in tour - VISIT ONLY MIN 2 PEOPLE, PRICE PER PERSON

01.01.2023Sunday, 1. January 2023 - Wednesday, 31. December 2025
Continuous Date

45.00 USD

 

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