05 Days Isan Hidden Treasures

1N Nakhon Ratchasima , 1N Surin , 1N Ubon Ratchathani and 1N Nakhon Phanom

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Itinerary Map

What's Included

Car Details
Road transport from Bangkok - A/c vehicle
Hotel Details
Hotel options available in the package
Destination Nights Hotel and Room Meals
Nakhon Ratchasima 1 night(s)
Dusit Princess Korat
Standard Room
Room only
Surin 1 night(s)
Thong Tarin Hotel
Standard Room
Room only
Ubon Ratchathani 1 night(s)
Sedhapura by Tohsang Hotel
Standard Room
Room only
Nakhon Phanom 1 night(s)
Fortune River View Nakhon Phanom
Standard Room
Room only
Sightseeing and Transfers
Other inclusions available in the package
Nakhon Ratchasima
  • Transfers and tours by air conditioned car / minibus / coach with English speaking guide
  • Baggage handling - Entrance fees
  • Accommodation in air conditioned room with bath
  • Service charges and VAT.

Day Wise Itinerary

Khorat doesn't wear its heart on its sleeve. Only those sporting a hefty set of rose-tinted specs will be reaching for their camera as they step off the bus in the brash gateway to the northeast. A bumper dose of urban hubbub reflects the city's affluence, and Khorat's one-time historic charm has been largely smothered under a duvet of homogenous development.

Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1

Day 1: Arrival At Bangkok And Transfer To Korat

  • Depart from Bangkok to Ayutthaya, which is beautifully located on an island at the confluence of three rivers. Visit Wat Chaiwattanaram occupying a magnificent position on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. Drive through the historical part of this former capital of Siam and then continue to Phimai. En route visit of a local fruit market at Klang Dong. Lunch at local restaurant. Continue to the charming little town of Phimai northeast of Korat, known for the magnificent Khmer sanctuary of Prasat Hin. Visit the museum (closed on Monday, Tuesday and Public Holidays) and Historical Park. Return to Korat with a short stop at one of the biggest Banyan Trees in Thailand. Dinner and overnight at Dusit Princess Korat
  • Note: Phimai National Museum is under renovation and closed until further notice
Day 2

Day 2: Korat To Surin

  • After breakfast, visit the pottery village of Dan Kwian. The region of Korat is famous for its beautifully crafted pottery. Continue to Phanom Rung, which is the finest Khmer Temple in Thailand and gives more than only a good idea of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Similar in layout to Phimai, both monuments are believed to have been the prototype for the famous Angkor Wat. Close by there is Muang Tam, another impressive Khmer temple predating Phanom Rung by about 120 years.
  • After lunch at a local restaurant, proceed to the silk weaving village of Ban Nong Sang Nga. The village consists of roughly 150 houses with 600 inhabitants. Villagers engage in breeding silk worms, spinning the yarn and weaving silk. Nearly every house has a loom and villagers are very friendly and hospitable. Continue to Surin and check-in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight at Thong Tarin Hotel.

Things to see and do

Dan Kwian

Situated on Highway No. 24, about 14 kilometers from the city of Nakhon Ratchasima is a village noted for unique pottery widely used for interior and outdoor decoration. The ...

Travel from Nakhon Ratchasima to Surin

Train

2hrs 21min

Taxi

2hrs 52min

Day 3

Day 3: Surin To Ubon Ratchathani

  • After breakfast, depart for Khao Phra Viharn, one of the most spectacular locations of any monuments in South-East Asia, at the top of a steep escarpment and majestically overlooking Cambodia. Although physically standing on Cambodian territory, the only practical access is from Thailand and therefore no visa is required. This unique constellation makes a visit to this hilltop temple even more challenging and fascinating. After lunch at local restaurant, proceed to Khongjiam for a boat ride on the Mekong River to your resort. Dinner and overnight at TOHSANG KHONGJIAM RESORT, located on the banks of the river.
  • Note: Khao Phra Viharn is currently closed due to disputes between Thai & Cambodian authorities.
  • Following alternative program will be provided during the closure of Khao Phra Viharn:
  • After breakfast, depart Surin with a short stop at a basket weaving and silk weaving village, before arriving at Prasat Sikhoraphum with its fine lintel carvings and Prasat Sa Kamphaeng Yai, which was originally built in the 11th century as a Hindu Shrine dedicated to Shiva. Continue to Ubon Ratchathani for lunch. Visit to Wat Thungsrimuang, then continue to Khongjiam, Thailand’s eastern-most town, situated on the confluence of the Mun and Mekong Rivers. Boat trip along the Mekong River before checking in at the resort, which is beautifully located on the river. Dinner and overnight at Tohsang Khongjiam Resort.

Travel from Surin to Ubon Ratchathani

Train

2hrs 14min

Taxi

2hrs 39min

Day 4

Day 4: Ubon Ratchathani To Nakhon Phanom

After breakfast, depart to Pha Taem National Park to see the pre-historic cliff paintings, which date back some 2000 to 3000 years. After familiarizing yourself at the Visitor Center located on top of this massive rock formation, walk down the trail from where you will not only see the cliff paintings, but can also enjoy superb views of the Mekong river and neighboring Laos. Proceed to Mukdahan for lunch at local restaurant. After lunch visit the famous Indochina market where products from the Mekong countries (Vietnam, China, Laos and Cambodia) are sold to local people. Continue to Nakhorn Phanom. En route visit the famous Thai temple Wat Phra That Phanom. Arrive in Nakorn Phanom, a small and charming town on the Mekong River and check in at Nakorn Phanom River View Hotel. Dinner and overnight at Nakhonphanom River View Hotel.

Travel from Ubon Ratchathani to Nakhon Phanom

Fly Ubon to Nakhon Phanom

3hrs 5min

Taxi

4hrs 19min

Drive to Pakse, fly to Savannakhet, taxi

4hrs 46min

Fly Ubon to Sakon Nakhon, line 876 bus

5hrs 39min

Train, line 876 bus

15hrs 41min

Line 874 bus, line 14 bus, line 876 bus

19hrs 9min

Train, bus

22hrs 49min

Day 5

Day 5: Departure

After breakfast, visit the former house of Ho Chi Minh, the famous Vietnamese hero, who lived here for 7 years in the 1920s. We then continue the journey to visit Wat Phra Thad Choeng Chum, which is an ancient Sakon Nakhon historical site. This plaster-covered brick pagoda has a square base and is 24 meters high. The chapel houses the holy Luang Pho Ong Saen Buddha image. Afterwards you will visit Phra Thad Narai Cheng Weng sanctuary, built by and named for the wife of a 10th-11th century Khmer ruler. Local people now call it "Phra That Na Weng". Originally part of a Khmer Hindu complex, the prang has exquisitely carved lintels portraying Shiva and a reclining Vishnu. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant, after which you will visit Ban Chiang National Museum near Udon Thani: Ancient artifacts, including tools, utensils, pottery and jewelry, between 4000 and 7000 years old, were unearthed in the immediate vicinity. The distinctive pottery, with its fingerprint whorl decorations, is believed to be the world's oldest decorative earthenware. Nearby burial pits, left as they were after excavation, in the compound of Wat Po Si Nai, show how valuables, including earthenware pots, were buried with the dead. Evidence of primitive bronze casting technology was discovered in the area, and in 1992 UNESCO declared Ban Chiang a World Heritage Site. Continue the drive to Udon Thani town for an early dinner prior to your transfer to Udon Thani airport for an evening flight back to Bangkok. Upon arrival in Bangkok, transfer to your hotel.

Hotels Included

Dusit Princess Korat (4 star)

1137 Suranarai Road, Nakhon Ratchasima

Thong Tarin Hotel

60 Sirirat Road, Surin

Sedhapura by Tohsang Hotel (4 star)

68 Mu 7 Ban Huay- Mak-, Ubon Ratchathani

Fortune River View Nakhon Phanom (4 star)

9 Nakhon Phanom-That Phanom Rd., Nai Muang, Muang, Nakhon Phanom

Terms

  • The package once booked is refundable and cancellable.
  • Flight cancellation will be as per airline cancellation policy.
  • Hotel cancellation will be Free before 15 days of check-in.
  • Cancellations or changes made 48 hours before arrival are subject to 1 night room charge and tax penalty.
  • Price shown includes all taxes and fees.

Additional Information

  • Check-in at hotel starts from 14:00 hrs.
  • Check-out time is until 12:00 hrs.
  • Early check-in or late check-out is subject to availability and may be chargeable by the hotel.
  • Once your payment has been processed, we will send you an email confirmation.
  • You will receive all travel vouchers required for your flights and accommodation shortly afterwards.