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Laos Luxury Holidays

Plain of Jars Tour

Price: From US$ 145/ person
Duration: 3 days/ 2 nights
Tour Destination: Xieng Khouang - Plain of Jars - Xieng Khouang

Plain of Jars Tour Highlights:

Explore one of the world’s unsolved mysteries with a visit to the Plain of Jars. Set in the eastern part of Laos, thousands of stone jars scatter across the area enticing visitors and historians to make conjectures about their origin.  Wandering about the enigmatic jars is an experience like no other.

Arriving in Xieng Khouang, begin with the exploration of this small town which suffered greatly during the American bombing campaign of the 1970s.  The unexploded ordinances and landmines of this era still liter the area and a visit to the Mine Action Group (MAG) will explain more about the efforts to de-mine the area.  

The next morning, as the mist dissipates over the plains, set off for your tour of the Plain of Jars.  Estimated to be over 2000 years old, the stone jars range in size from 70cm to 3 metres.  They lie haphazardly across three main sites, in a tranquil countryside setting, adding to the obscure feel of the site.

Several theories propose that the jars were used as funerary urns, while local legend suggests they were drinking vessels for the giants who used to inhabit the area.  As your guide takes you through the three main sites, learn more about these conjectures and form your own theory as to this great mystery.
The area surrounding the Plain of Jars is equally fascinating, and a drive through scenic rice fields and low-lying valleys takes you to Muang Khoun village.  Spend the afternoon exploring the town’s old pagodas, including several from the Lanna period of architecture.
 
Although not as famous as Stonehenge, the mystery surrounding the Plain of Jars and the serene setting are sure to delight inquisitive travellers.

Accommodations:

We deeply understand that acommodation is one of the most very important for all our tour so we carefully inspect or pick hotels, cruises, homestays to match general international standards of three, four, five star hotels that must be clean, comfortable, nice room, good breakfast, helpful staffs, good lacation...
Here some our suggested hotel list for this trip, specially we can book others, cruise as you requested.

Meals:

One of most special highlight in Indochina travel, you can taste local food in each regions that we will arrange all lunch or dinner in local restaurants, and If you have any specific food requirements (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide or our partners so that they can server you better. If you are a food lover, Cruises Mekong River can be your culinary guide and provide you the opportunity to savor tempting local food and world-famous dishes. Please be note that for the home stay, the meal will be cook by the house owner and they are well-trained for hygiene as well as prepare for good recipes

Meals are included as specified in the itinerary. Meal note: are: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.

Breakfast:  Each breakfast will be served in your hotel. Maily Buffet breakfast selections include both Cambodian and Western dishes to meet every diner's taste.

Lunch:  Lunches are normally arranged at the Local restaurants near the scenic spots. Your tour guides will order food according to your appetite. Most are Cambodian dishes, and some are modified to fit westerners' tastes.

Dinner:  Same as lunch. If you prefer to not eat local food, Cruises Mekong River suggests you have dinner on your own. Your local tour guide can recommend some good western restaurants in the area.

Tourguides:

All Tourguides or Tour escorted are local people who take you to all destionations that meantions in program and our guide will try their best to make you having a enjoyable Vietnam holiday.

Languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Chinese speaking tourguides as request

Qualifications: Exellent foreign languages, professional presentaion skills, knowledges, helplessness, friendliness, expreriences.

Plain of Jars Tour Full Itinerary:

Day 1: Xieng Khouang (L)

Arrive in Xieng Khouang, the gateway to the Plain of Jars.  Referred to locally as ‘Phonsavan’, this small town has been completely rebuilt after suffering extensive destruction during the war in the 1970s.  Enjoy an orientation tour of the city and visit the Mine Action Group (MAG) Centre.  Here you can learn more about their efforts to clear landmines and other unexploded ordinances in the Phonsavan area.  

Overnight in Xieng Khouang.

Day 2: Xieng Khouang - Plain of Jars (B,L)

After breakfast, journey to the Plain of Jars and wander amongst these mysterious jars.  A guided tour of the three main sites will explain the various theories behind the jar’s origins as well as give you insight in to the history of the American bombing of the area.  After lunch, travel to Muang Khoun, the former provincial capital, and explore the ruins, ancient pagodas, and beautiful scenery of the area before returning to Xieng Khouang.   

Overnight in Xieng Khouang.

Day 3: Xieng Khouang - Departure (B)

After breakfast, the morning is at your leisure before transferring to your next destination.

Plain of Jars Tour Price & Inclusions:

Tour Price:

Since this is a private tour, the price per person varies and depends on many aspects, such as your group size, the hotel ratings and your departure date or spcial requests. If you want to get a custom price quote for this tour, please fill out the online inquiry form and give us as much information as possible about your trip. Your online travel consultants will be at your service and help you make the most of your travel time and dollars!

Tour Inclusions:

•  Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services.
•  All private transfer and transportation
•  Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast
•  Experienced English or French speaking guide.
•  Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast ; L: Lunch ; D: Dinner)
•  All sightseeing tickets.
•  Seasonal fruits, tissues and water on coach.
•  Services charges and government tax.
•  Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service.
•  No extra charge after confirmation
•  24/7 hotline support guaranteed

 Tour exclusions:

•  International flights
•  International departures taxes
•  Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
•  Travel insurance
•  Beverage
•  Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any
•  Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas or New Year if any
•  Laos visa stamp fee (US$ 25 & 01 passport photo each person)
•  Other services not mentioned above.

 
 
 
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