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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

Welcome to Vientiane! After your afternoon disembarkation in Vientiane our guide and driver will transfer you to your hotel. We recommend enjoying a walk at the night market.

Meals: none

DAY 2

VIENTIANE - PHONSAVANH

After breakfast at the hotel, we commence a city tour of the Laos capital, visiting Vat Sisaket, the oldest original temple in Vientiane, Ho Phra Keo, once the royal temple of Lao monarchy and Patousay, the victory gate also known as Anousavari whose architecture is inspired by the Arc of Triumph in Paris. After lunch in a local restaurant transfer to the airport for your flight to Phonsavanh.

Upon arrival, our guide and driver will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at local restaurant.

DAY 3

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 4

PHONSAVANH - 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 and your onward journey.
Scheduled flight arrival to Vientiane at 15:45
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch.

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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Salana Boutique Hotel

The Salana Boutique hotel has a Lao contemporary style, finished in real timber wood promoting a sense of comfort and class. Guests can take pleasure in experiencing the outstanding level of service and the attention to detail ensuring your stay is comfortable and carefree.

Chao Anou Rd, 112 Wat Chan Village Chanthabouly District, Vientiane Capital, Lao

Tel: +856 21 254 254

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Rates include

English speaking guide, 2-nights at a hotel in the Plain of Jars and 1 night at a hotel in Vientiane on a bed and breakfast basis, 1x lunch at local restaurant, return domestic flights from Vientiane to Phonsavanh, taxes, all transfers and excursions as described and entrance fees.

Price per traveller in USD

Accommodation Type Price per Traveller
Sharing (2 Pax) US$1,213.65
Single (1 Pax) US$1,853.55

Extension Code: LTBJ3-VTE-JAR-POST-O

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