From Luang Prabang, spend 3 days / 2 nights to explore a region of mystery and history. Through mountains jungle, rally Phonsavanh city by conditioned minivan with driver and guide (English or other language); you will there visit the local sights: the Plain of Jars, the local market full of exotic products, the Mulberry, sericulture unit production, the old capital of Xieng Khuang…
Itinerary at a glance
- Day 1. Luang Prabang - Plain of Jars
- Day 2. Discover the region and its mysteries
- Day 3. Phonesavanh - Luang Prabang
Detail of the journey
Day 1. Luang Prabang - Plain of Jars (… / … / …)
Today we will drive to Xieng Khouang, an area once devastated by American bombings between 1964 and 1973. These back roads are a great way to explore the real Laos. We see very few other travellers, mostly rural dwellers who are just as interested in finding out about our lives as we are of theirs.
The drive is very long, but we can make many stops at our pleasure, to stretch our legs and take some wonderful photographs. you will discover the 3 ethnic groups on the way, with their special architecture, culture, tradition and language…
On arrival, we visit the first site of the “Plain of Jars”, an impressive archaeological site where hundreds of large stone jars are littered all over the plateau. The largest jar reaches a height of 3.25 metres; researchers still question the origin and significance of these jars.
Night in Xieng Khuang
Day 2. Discover the region and its mysteries (B/…/…)
After breakfast we will begin with a visit of the local market, well known to propose local special exotic products.
We will then head out to the old capital of Muang Khoun province and its nearby villages, home to the Hmong hill tribe and Thai Dam people.
Our excursion continues to the 2nd and 3rd Plain of jars fields, where you can obtain more scenic views. Along the way, we visit more local villages and learn about the local culure and lifestyle. Return to Phonsavanh by late afternoon.
Night in Xieng Khuang
Day 3. Xieng Khuang - Luang Prabang (B/…/…)
After breakfast, we will come back to Luang Prabang. Leaving Phonsavanh, we will visit the craft workshop specialized in Sericulture (Mulberry shop, Closed on Sunday) where you can follow all the stages of production, breeding the worms, weaving, spinning, dyeing …
Then, couple of hours of driving, through the mountainous jungle inhabited by ethnic groups.
Transfer to your hotel in Luang Prabang
Tariffs for a group of 4 persons (2016-17) :
- with Suite Room (Deluxe Double) : 1208 USD (302 USD / pers.)
- with Standard Room (Twin or double) : 1044 USD ( 261 USD / pers.)
Included in the tariff:
Private transportation in private air-conditioned
Accommodation at Vansana*** in double occupancy
Private boat trip as stated in above sights
English speaking guide
Admission fee to indicated sights
Meals : daily breakfast at hotel
Government tax and service charge
2 bottles of drinking water per day during the tour
2 cold tower per day during the tour