| Mix the natural beauty of Isan with some of the most interesting sights in all of Thailand, into an enjoyable journey that covers all aspects of this diverse kingdom.
Day 1 Bangkok – Khao Yai (B)
In the morning you will leave Bangkok in a north- easterly direction and head for the Khao Yai National Park. The 3rd largest national park in Thailand is home to over 2.500 species of plants, more than 350 species of birds and numerous animals such as elephants or gibbons. You will make a number of stops for photos as well as taking a hike to the Heo Suwat waterfall. In the afternoon you can enjoy a wine- tasting at the famous PB valley and continue to your boutique- hotel for overnight.
Day 2 Khao Yai – Korat – Khon Kaen (B)
After leaving Khao Yai in the morning, your way leads you to Korat (or Nakhon Ratchasima), where you will visit the temple Wat Phra Narai Maharat. This temple is located on an island and pays respect to the Hindhu- god Vishnu. After that, proceed to the temple ruins of Phimai, one of the biggest attractions in the Isan- region, dating back further than the famous Angkor Wat. Following this experience, pay a visit to Suay Ngam, a group of Banyan Trees, highly revered by the locals, before commencing to Khon Kaen for overnight.
Day 3 Khon Kaen – Nong Khai (B)
After breakfast you will visit Ban Chiang, an archaeological sight and part of the UNESCO World Heritage, before leaving Khon Kaen for Udon Thani, where you will have the chance to see some beautiful flowers in an orchid farm. Continue to Nong Khai to visit one of the most interesting-if not “strangest”- temples in all of Thailand. Sala Keaw Ku amazes with a mix of religion and fantasy and with giant stone skulptures. Overnight in Nong Khai.
Day 4 Nong Khai – Loei (B)
In the morning and after breakfast you will leave Nong Khai to visit the Phu Prabat Historical Park with its photogenic rock- formations. In the morning and after breakfast you will leave Nong Khai to visit the Phu Prabat Historical Park with its photogenic rock- formations. The red prehistoric paintings on the rocks can best be seen where some rocks have formed a natural shelter. The park`s rock paintings are believed to date from 6,000 years ago. Afterwards continue to Loei for overnight.
Day 5 Loei – Sukhothai – Phitsanuloke (B)
In the morning you say “Goodbye” to Loei and head for Sukhothai and undoubtedly one of the highlights of the tour. The Historical Park of Siam`s former capital is part of the UNESCO World Heritage and impresses with its many temple ruins from the 13th century. Sukhothai is known as the “cradle of Thai culture” and the Wat Mahatat was known as the “mystical and spiritual center” of the kingdom. Continue to Phitsanuloke for overnight.
Day 6 Phitsanuloke – Bangkok (B)
After breakfast pay a visit to Phitsanulok`s Wat Mahatat, home to one of the most beautiful and highly revered Buddha-statues of Thailand. Head south to Lopburi, also known as “Monkey Town”. Hundreds of monkeys roam the city streets and buildings. You will visit two temples, with “monkey guardians”. Continue to Ayuthaya and visit the Historical Park of the ancient Siamese capital, which is also part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Arrival back in Bangkok in the afternoon.
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