Thailand: The Untraveled Northeast – People, Nature and Archaeology


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.


Land Cost

Starting at



Based on 4-6 People
(excluding international air)

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ITINERARY at a Glance

Day 1

Arrive in Bangkok and transfer to hotel

Day 2

Tour of Wat Pra Keo, Grand Palace and Suan Pakkard Palace

Day 3

Boat ride to Summer Palace at Bang Pa In; Continue to Ayutthaya and then Khao Yai National Park

Day 4

Explore park and then continue to Nakorn Rachasima or Khorat. Ban Sri Kukwan Ceremony.

Day 5

Stop at pottery village. Tour Prasart Phanom Rung, Prasat Meuang Tam and Kuti Reusi.

Day 6

Visit to Prasart Phimai and drive to Udon Thani via silk village.

Day 7

Stop at Ban Chiang; Wander Ban Phu Historical Park

Day 8

Cross into Vientiane, Laos and explore city

Day 9

Return to Thailand and the forest temple of Wat Hin Maak Peng

Day 10

Visit Phu Hin Rongkla National Park, Pitsanuloke & Wat Pra Chinnaraj

Day 11

Tour Sukkothai Historical Park; Fly back to Bangkok.