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 Sukhothai.
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Land Cost: Starting At $3595 per person*
*Based on 4-6 People (excluding international air)
Experience & Explore
- Day 1
Arrive in Bangkok and transfer to hotel
- Day 2
Tour of Wat Pra Keo, Grand Palace, Jim Thompson House and Weaving Museum.
- 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 and Wat Pra Chinnaraj
- Day 11
Tour Sukkothai Historical Park. Fly back to Bangkok and depart for home.