Descriptions






       Central-Northeast

 
 

Day 1: Bangkok - Korat

Early morning drive out to Nakhon Ratchasima (popularly known as Korat), 260 kilometres northeast of Bangkok. Visit temples enroute. After lunch, journey south to visit Pak Thong Chai where villagers create Thai silk in authentic cottage industries. Overnight in Korat.

Day 2: Korat - Loei

Morning visit Phimai's 11th-century Prasat hin, one of the loveliest examples of classical Khmer. The sanctuary has been partly restored to its original splendour. After lunch drive north to Loei province, I-San's westernmost and northern most province. Visit the Phu Kra Dueng National Park, and the Phu Luang National Wildlife Reserve. Overnight stay in Loei.

Day 3: Loei - Udon Thani

Early morning, trip to Chiang Khan which lines on Mekong riverbank facing Laos.  Then, proceed on to Nong Khai's riverside district seat of Si Chiang Mai for lunch. Nong Khai lines on the southern bank of the Mekong diagonally opposite the Laotian capital of Vientiane. Drive south to overnight in Udon Thani / Nong Khai.

Day 4: Nakhon Phanom

Morning visit Ban Chiang village, site of some of the 20th Century's most exciting archaeological discoveries. Proceed to Sakon. Nakhon for lunch, and afterwards visit Wat Phra That Choeng Chum, and Pa Suthawat where a memorial chapel honours the revered I-San Buddhist saint, Luang Pu Mun (1871-1949). Continue on to Nakhon Phanom, check-in to hotel, and enjoy a traditional Phu Thai dinner and show. Overnight in Nakhon Phanom.

Day 5: Phra That Phanom - Bangkok

Morning visit I-San's most revered shrine, Phra That Phanom, the spire of which dates from the 9th century. After lunch, boarding the Thai Airways flight to Bangkok; or of making the late afternoon 40-minute flight from Sakon Nakhon to Khon Kaen, and transferring to an evening flight for Bangkok. Our services are end here.