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A taste of Isaan


Tour Code : TH011

10 Days. Explore eastern Thailand National Parks, Khmer Temples with an option to extend with a few days at a lovely Thai beach...


3 days

Khao Yai

2 days


1 days

Kong Jiam

3 days

Day 1 Bangkok
Arrive Bangkok and transfer to your hotel. Take and evening cruise on the Chao Phraya River with a Thai Style Buffet and a Cultural show.
Day 2 Bangkok – Bang Pa In – Khao Yai National Park (B/L)
"Depart from Bangkok by road and head out North into the Centrel Plains. En route we will stop to visit the Royal Palace at Bang Pa In dating back to the seventeenth century. Then we continue eastwards in the direction of Khao Yai National Park, arriving in time for lunch. After lunch and checking in at our hotel, you will have free time to explore the beauty of the park or take an optional mountain bike trek before an evening Night Safari where you will catch glimpses of the animals in their natural habitats and maybe a tiger or two. "
Day 3 Exploring Khao Yai National Park (B/L)
"After breakfast, we will spend a full day exploring Khao Yai National Park. You will take an escorted trek through the park, stopping for a swim at Haew Suwat Falls and continuing on to spot the local flora,fauna and wildlife including Gibbons, Civets, and Elephants. Return back to our hotel late afternoon, to relax in the evening. "
Day 4 Khao Yai -  Surin (B/L)
"We leave behind our trekking adventures and head into Isan on the Royal Road discovery. As we travel you will discover the traditions of the ancient Khmer Empire, and visit the finest relics of the empire. Our first stop will be at the pottery village of Ban Dan Kwien to see the contrasts between old and new pottery. Then we head to Ban Than Prasat, an excavation site, dating back to the bronze age. Following on to the highlight of the day, Phi Mai Khmer temple, designed in the same style as Angkor Wat in Cambodia, this is the best preserved example of the Khmer times in Thailand. A visit to a museum located in the grounds will help your understanding of the Khmer culture. We then continue on to Surin arriving late afternoon. Evening will be at leisure to explore this vibrant Isan town. "
Day 5 Surin – Ubon Ratchathani – Khong Jiam (B/L)
"Today we will elephant trek, visit a silk weaving village, a silversmiths, and visit Ubon Ratchathani, before arriving at the beautiful resort setting of Khong Jiam, overlooking the mighty Mekong and beyond into Laos. "
Day 6 Kong Jiam (B/L)
"A full day exploring the Khong Jiam area in and around the Pha Taem National Park. Our day includes a trek, a long tail boat trip along the river dividing Thailand and Laos and a visit to the famous prehistoric cave paintings. Finally we make a visit to the Thai/Lao cross border market, where you can haggle for bargains from both countries. Return to Khong Jiam to reflect on your taste of Isan tour of, before heading onwards OPTIONAL LAOS EXTENSION"
Day 7 Kong Jiam - Ubon - Bangkok (B/L)
Transfer to the airport for the domestic flight to Bangkok on arrival in Bangkok transfer to your hotel
Day 8 Bangkok (B)
"A full day city tour of Bangkok starting at the Grand Palace built by King Rama I when he ascended the throne in 1782 This Grand Palace is almost identical in every detail to that of the Royal Palace in the former capital of Ayutthaya, which had fallen to the Burmese. After spending the early morning at the Palace we move onto Wat Pho just a short walking distance from the temple, Wat Pho is one of Bangkok's oldest and largest temples housing a gigantic gold plated reclining Buddha with beautifully in laid mother-of-pearl soles. Wat Pho is also regarded as the first centre of public education and is sometimes called Thailand's first University. Mural paintings, inscriptions, and statues found in the temple educate people on varied subjects; for example, literature, warfare, astronomy, meditation, and Thai traditional massage. Note When going to the grand palace please do not wear shorts or sleeveless T-Shirts, long trousers and proper foot wear are required. Walk down to the Chao Phraya River where you will have lunch before taking a scenic boat trip down the river. After lunch head to the house of Jim Thomson an American who stayed in Thailand after the war and set up the Jim Thompson Thai Silk company revitalising the whole Silk industry Jim Thompson stayed in Thailand for 22 years after the war and became one of the most popular post-war legends of Thailand and Asia unfortunately he disappeared without a trace in 1967 whilst on holiday in Malaysia. Jim Thompson's House is one of the best preserved examples of the traditional Thai house and architecture in the city showing a remarkable display of antiques and artworks from all over the Southeast Asian region. Mid afternoon head back to your hotel where you can relax, returning to your hotel."
Day 9 Bangkok (B)
Free at leisure to shop for some great souvenir in Bangkok
Day 10 Bangkok - London
Transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK



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