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The Original Hmong Mountain Village 2 Days

Tour Code : From $188
Destination : Hmong village
On this 2 day tour/trek you will not only get the opportunity, through community based tourism to spend a day and a night in an authentic and traditional Hmong Village, but you will also see how the local people turned once deadly bombs into useful, everyday, materials.You will also get the opportunity to see one of the most special jar sites on the Plain of Jars and to soak up the scenery and atmosphere that makes the Plain of Jars so special.

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Day 1 • 8.30 – 16.00 Visit Ban Phakeo Special Jar Site – Large, Inaccessible, Mysterious

Transport to Ban Thalin from Phonsavan (45km, less than 1 hour). The tour starts with a visit to the market to buy lunch and some supplies as the local village does not produce enough to sell to us. After picking up a village guide at Ban Thalin we trek along an ancient route and to jar sites and Ban Phakeo. If you are lucky you glimpse many beautiful orchids blooming around the jars. This easy trek takes about 5 hours and has a few moderate stretches, where the terrain becomes a little steep and or the trail crosses some streams.

Special: The Ban Phakeo jar site features nearly 400 jars and has many rare stone discs with animal sculptures. This is the only jar site to see stone lids. There is also evidence of people reusing the jars as grinding or whetstones for sharpening knives.

Day 1 • 16.00+ Witness Daily Life in an Original Hmong Mountain Village

The life of the people of Ban Phakeo is still very much the same as it has always been, since they first migrated here from China many generations ago. You will witness the life of the Ban Phakeo villagers first hand and they will cook a dinner for you, such as duck soup with rice and veetables. There have been a few ‘modernisations’, such as piped water constructed with the assistance of Engineers Without Borders and a few solar lamps. At the taps the village women meet most evenings to do the laundry and discuss the most recent village news; lamps provide some ease for household tasks in the evening.

We stay overnight at the basic village lodge (mats on a wood emporium, pillows, blankets and mosquito nets are provided). Take some warmer clothes for the night as the mountains can sometimes get cool. The income from this tour helps maintain the water system and solar lamps for the villagers.

Day 2• 8.30 – 17.00 Relax at a Waterfall and Ban Tajok Xiengkhouang War Architecture

Before 8.00 have breakfast with villagers. Then trek another 4 hours to Thad Kha Waterfall and stop to have lunch on the way (packed lunch prepared by Ban Phakeo villagers). Have a relaxing time at an enchanting jungle waterfall sitting on a giant tree over the falls or swimming in one of the ponds until  around 15.00. Then you will walk back to Ban Tajok, the Hmong village famous for Xiengkhouang War Architecture. Take public or pre-arranged transport to return to Phonsavan around 16.30.
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Tour Included
  • English speaking Tour guide
  • Transportation with private air-con Vehicle
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Government tax 10%
  • Services Tax
Tour Excluded
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing above itinerary
  • Personal Expenses
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