Far less frequently visited than the hill tribe areas of the northwest, Esaan, or Northeast Thailand, has a beauty all of its own and rice fields that stretch for miles. This special trip blends visits to rural villages with bronze-age archeology, the Khmer heritage, and some of Thailand’s national parks. Beginning in Bangkok, you head northeast to Khao Yai National Park and on to Khorat. Here you can visit the archeological finds of Ban Chiang, as well as the Khmer temple of Phimai. Crossing into Laos, you will wander the temples and streets of Vientiane and then walk Phu Hin Rongkla National Park. The trip finishes with a visit to Thailand’s first capital, the magnificent city of Sukkothai.
Based on 4-6 People
(excluding international air)
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ITINERARY at a Glance
Arrive in Bangkok and transfer to hotel
Tour of Wat Pra Keo, Grand Palace and Suan Pakkard Palace
Boat ride to Summer Palace at Bang Pa In; Continue to Ayutthaya and then Khao Yai National Park
Explore park and then continue to Nakorn Rachasima or Khorat. Stop at pottery village en route. Ban Sri Kukwan Ceremony.
Tour Prasart Phanom Rung, Prasat Meuang Tam and Kuti Reusi
Visit to Prasart Phimai and drive to Udon Thani via silk village.
Stop at Ban Chiang; Wander Ban Phu Historical Park
Cross into Vientiane, Laos and explore city
Return to Thailand and the forest temple of Wat Hin Maak Peng
Visit Phu Hin Rongkla National Park, Pitsanuloke & Wat Pra Chinnaraj
Tour Sukkothai Historical Park; Transfer back to Bangkok