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THE PLAIN OF JARS - POST CRUISE DOWNSTREAM LAOS

The Plain of Jars offers fascinating insights into Phuan, Hmong, Khmu and Tai Dam culture. Very little is known about the civilization that created The Plain of Jars, but you can only imagine the greatness of the ruler who constructed these unusual and enormous storage jars.

This is a Pandaw group tour depending on how many guests booked this extension.

DAY 1

VIENTIANE - PHONSAVANH

We will pick you up 09.00am after disembarkation from you Pandaw vessel. Drive to visit the surroundings of Vientiane including the Buddha Park, located 24 km south of Vientiane, and take a look at the impressive Friendship Bridge. Continue to visit the National museum which is highlighting the revolution of the 1970s and is located in a French colonial building. Afternoon visit to Cope Visitor Center: After the war ended in 1975, the country is still littered with a significant amount of UXO's (unexploded ordnance). COPE stands for Cooperative Orthotic and Prosthetic Enterprise and provides prosthetics and mobility devices for those people who require them, free of charge if they cannot afford to pay for them. An interactive exhibit about the UXO problem tells how UXO affects communities, with stories of injured people and their experiences through their rehabilitation process.

Transfer to the airport for your afternoon flight to Phonsavanh, the gateway to the plain of jars. Transfer to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant.

DAY 2

THE PLAIN OF JARS

A full day to explore the famous Plain Of Jars, a vast area extending around Phonsavanh where over 300 huge stone jars carved out of solid rock from 1 to 3.25 meters high and weighing up to six tons each. And estimated to be 2,500 to 3,000 years old. According to local legend, King Khun Chuang had them constructed in order to store wine for the celebration of his conquest of the province in the 6th century. We visit Site I, II and III. Continue to Ban Na Pia (War Spoon Village) before returning to Phonsavanh.

Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at local restaurant.

DAY 3

MUANG KHOUN - VIENTIANE

Morning visit to scenic Muang Khoun, surrounded by mountains, the ancient capital that was founded by Chao Noi Muang and was a stronghold for the Xieng Khouang royal family was destroyed during the Indochina War. The town was rebuilt after 1975 with rows of wooden Lao houses and a market area. We also visit the ruins at Wat Phia Wat, That Foun and That Chomphet.

Transfer to Phonsavanh airport for flight to Vientiane followed by transfer to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast at hotel.

DAY 4

VIENTIANE

After breakfast, transfer the airport.

Meals: Breakfast at hotel.

Vansana Plain of Jars Hotel

Conveniently located just 30 minutes from the Plain of Jars and 15 minutes from the Airport, the Vansana Plain of Jar Hotel is a simple hotel and the best option in Phonsavan City – Capital of Xiengkhouang Province. The hotel with 44 guestrooms (38 standards rooms and 6 executive suites) is located on a hilltop near the center of the city with 360 degree beautiful views on Phonsavan and the chain of mountains surrounding the Plain of Jars.

Facilities include

Rooms come with fan (no AC), bathroom, tea and Coffee making facilities, minibar and safe deposit box, snack bar and restaurant, cable TV, meeting room for 40 persons, shuttle service from the hotel to the airport and the center of the city and laundry service.

Phonsavanh, Xieng Khouang, Laos

Tel: +856 61 213170

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Ansara Hotel

A unique visual treat in the heart of the capital, with just 24 rooms and 4 suites, the hotel combines quiet sophistication with genuine functionality. Elegant yet relaxed, it exudes the warm and inviting feel of a private home while professionally addressing our guests’ needs for comfort and practicality.

Location

Serene and restful yet located right in the center of the capital, Ansara Hotel is just a short stroll away from the legendary Mekong River and most major tourist attractions and businesses.

Features

3 food & beverage outlets offering outstanding dining and drinks specialties.

Quai Fa Ngum, Ban Vat Chan Tha, Hom 5, Muang Chanthabury, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Tel: +856 21 217 581

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Rates include

English speaking guide, 2-nights at the Vasana Plain of Jars Hotel and 1-night at the Ansara Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis, 2x lunches at local restaurants, return domestic flights from Vientiane to Phonsavanh, taxes, all transfers and excursions and described and entrance fees.

Price per traveller in USD

Accommodation Type Price per Traveller
Sharing (2 Pax) US$849.00
Single (1 Pax) US$1349.00

Note

Lao Airlines does not operate flights on Saturday to/from the gate way of the Plain of Jars. This affects post tours of following cruises:

  • 23rd October 2017
  • 6th December 2017
  • 12th December 2018
  • 2nd April 2018
  • 27th August 2018
  • 26th September 2018
  • 10th October 2018
  • 14th January 2019
  • 27th February 2019

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