Ladies Disabled Women Tour, Laos-One day

The Lao Disabled Women’s Development Cener  is an exciting tourist destination in Vientiane. In a beautiful garden setting, it is situated on the banks of the Mekong just down the road from the Friendship Bridge and Buddha Park. Women with disabilities come from all over Laos to live and study here, gaining life skills and vocational training to empower them to set up an independent life. Visitors can learn about Lao culture, meet some inspiring women and support a fantastic cause. Funded almost entirely through donations, your tour will provide crucial support to help us continue enabling the disabled in Laos.

We will pick you up and lead you to the Center.

In this trip you will learn about the history of the Centre and see weaving, sewing and other handicraft demonstrations. Visitors will have an opportunity to meet some truly inspiring women and to see how these women live and study here at the Centre.

Taste a delicious traditional meal made fresh with vegetables from our garden. Feel free to relax in the garden and play pétanque before heading to your next destination. This option can be added to both tours but is subject to availability. Includes : Chicken laap, steamed vegetables, papaya salad, sticky rice, fruit and cold drinks (Vegetarian options and other dietary requests can be made upon inquiry)

Educational Workshops: Information for Schools and Organizations 

Women with disabilities face many barriers within society that restrict their equal access to human rights: such as education, health care and employment. Despite these barriers there are many remarkable women and initiatives that are helping to breakdown stereotypes about people with disabilities. Students and organizations can come and
visit the Centre to learn more about how they can be more inclusive to people with disabilities, understand the conventions and Laos National Laws that protect people with disabilities and participate in disability awareness raising games as well as hear the individual stories of the women at the center. By participating, visitors can help breakdown the barriers in society by learning how to focus on one’s ability rather than their disability. *Workshops can be tailored to meet the needs of the organization.


  • Essential tour + workshop facilitators + materials + game + lunch (optional)
  • Format: Introduction to the LDWDC and disability issues in Laos (30 minutes)
  • Stories from staff in focus group discussions (30 minutes). Group Activity on disability issues and game (1 hour)
  • Tour (30 minutes) Lunch (1 hour) (optional).
  • lunch

We invite people to join us in meals, our homes, workplaces and other activities. In addition to a guided tour of the Centre, this package includes a handicraft workshop in which you can sit with our paper product team to learn how they turn recycled newspapers into beautiful handicrafts and make your own to take home.

Partake in a Baci ceremony, an ancient Lao custom involving the tying of holy cotton threads to bless the recipient and ensure good luck on your journey. This option can be added to tour.

Hienhou Numkan Workshop – (optional time)

‘Hienhou Numkan’ means learning together. In Laos, we say this when we want someone to get to know us better. This workshop will include focus group discussions with some of the staff working at the Centre, where you can understand about each person’s individual story, their challenges and how they are helping other people with disabilities. Then partake in a disability awareness raising game, followed by optional lunch or refreshments.