Plain of Jars Day Trip

The Secret War Trail

$53.00 per guest
Hosted by Noud S


  • Visit the Hmong War Scrap Village where lots of scrap metal was left behind after the war
  • Visit the War Memorial Cave
  • Experience the Mythical Plain of Jars
  • See the huge Bomb Crater Valley along the Ho Chi Minh Trail
  • Visit the UXO Survivor Centre
  • Check out a natural Hot Spring

Inclusive of:

  • Pickup & Dropoff from Hotel
  • Land Transportation with Driver & Fuel
  • Mineral Water and Local Snacks
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Lunch of Local Noodle Soup
  • All Entrance Tickets & Travel Permits

Not Inclusive of:

  • Airport Tax
  • Camera Fees
  • Insurance
  • Breakfast, Dinner and other meals
  • Other additional purchases
$US 53.00 per guest
10 hours
2 - 20 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.

More About This Experience

In This trip, you will get to see and understand more why and how this area is a unique place during the secret war in Laos. After pick up from your hotel, we will head to visit the Plain of Jars where thousands of giant stone jars of unknown ancient origin are scattered over the area of Phonesavanh, which is also know as the plain of jars. Interestingly, the fascinating part about the plain of jars themselves is the mystery of which nobody knows why they are there. After visiting this distinctive plain of jars site 1. We will go up the Ho Chi Minh Trail, which is a special trip where you get to see war relics left behind by the secret way during the Vietnam war era where American operatives worked heavily in this area to enlist support against the Vietnamese. On the way, we will get to see the Hmong's war scrap village. This area was inundated by tons of bombs during the Indochina wars, and a lot of scrap metal remains from the wars. Today, the local villages use them to make fences, build chicken's huts and many other creative usages. Thereafter visiting the Hmong scrap village, we will take a closer look into the war memorial cave which was a secret place and people hid on this cave during the wars. Once we see the visit the cave, we head to a Hot Springs which is about 50km out of Phonesavanh where you can take a bath with the hot spring. Following by visiting the UXO Survivor Information Centre: This NGO is doing an amazing work helping the victims rebuild their lives after an accidents from a bomb injury by training wives of victims to weave so they can get more income to help the family. Finally, we visit MAG(Mines Advisory Group) center where they focus on finding and making safe unexplored bombs, sot the people can safely work on their fields. - 8 am: Pick up from hotel -Go to Plain of Jar Site 1 -Go to Bomb crater valley along Ho-Chi-Minh trail -Go to Hmong war-scrap village -Go to the war memorial cave & Thai Mai weaving village -Go to Big hot-spring -Go to (i) MAG (Mines Advisory Group (opposite Crater Restaurant) (ii) UXO Survivor Information Centre (iii) UXO Survivor Information Centre to watch movies (if available): - Bomb Harvest (4:30 pm show) - Surviving the Peace (5:50 pm show) - Bombies (6:30 pm show) -Return to hotel in Phonsavanh PRICE IS INCLUDED: ~ Pick up and drop off service from hotel ~ Land transportation with driver and fuel ~ Mineral water and local snacks ~ All entrance tickets & travel permit ~ English speaking guide ~ Lunch only (noodle soups) PRICE IS NOT INCLUDED: ~ Airport tax, Travel Insurance ~ Camera fee (if any) ~ Breakfast & Dinner

Additional Information:

  • Wear comfortable clothes
  • Bring a change of clothes and towel if you would like to experience the hot springs

Upcoming availability

Sunday, August 25
Monday, August 26
Tuesday, August 27

Your Local Host

Noud S

Nouds is original from Phonesavanh and he used to be a local English tour guide before and now he has his own tour company in Phonesavah. He is passionate about travelling and working with tourism. He also loves to...

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US$ 53.00 per guest