Head to the northern-eastern reaches of Thailand and discover the unique natural, cultural and historical charms of the region known as Isaan. First, you’ll hike through the lush jungles of Khao Yai on the Khorat Plateau, then journey through stunning countryside to Angkorian sandstone temples, an elephant village and to the breathtaking natural landscapes of Pha Taem National Park on the Mekong River. Isaan is famed for its cuisine, and this trip will lead you on a culinary journey through Buriram Night Bazaar to taste the region’s most authentic flavors.This itinerary is an example. It’s designed to inspire you and provide you with thoughtfully curated ideas. You can choose to do this exact itinerary or completely personalize it. All trips are 100% bespoke.
Get an early start on the first day of your trip with a morning drive from your hotel in Bangkok to Khao Yai, a scenic three-hour journey. At Khao Yai National Park, you’ll embark on a leisurely hike through impossibly verdant evergreen and deciduous forests, spotting wildlife such as gibbons and muntjac deer. In the afternoon, a wine-tasting tour will take you to a local vineyard to sample Khao Yai’s own varietals. At night, you will head out on a night safari to spy wildlife in their natural habitat.
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before departing for Khorat. On the way, you will stop at the ancient Prasat Hin Phimai temple site, dating back to the 11th century. The largest sandstone Khmer temple in Thailand, this Angkorian relic recalls the iconic forms of Angkor Wat. After exploring the complex, you will head to your hotel in Buriram, then head out on a food tour of Buriram Night Bazaar where it will become apparent why Isaan cuisine is world renowned.
Today you will explore the province of Buriram, visiting the Phanom Rung Historical Park and Prasat Muang Tam, where you will discover more fascinating Khmer temple relics from the 10th-13th centuries. After that, see a more modern architectural wonder - the New I-Mobile Stadium - a 32,600-seat football stadium - the largest club-owned stadium in Thailand.
After breakfast, you will travel to Surin via Ban Ta Klang Elephant Village in Tha Tum, part of an ethnic Suay township, where elephants are an intrinsic part of daily life. After meeting these gentle giants and learning about the Suay people, you will continue on to Ubon Ratchathani, four hours away by car. In Ubon, you will see the beautiful Wat Thung Sri Muang, a wooden temple constructed in the early 19th century in ornate Rattanakosin style. You will stay in Khong Chiam tonight, at a serene resort on the bank of the Mekong River.
Today’s explorations will treat you to some of the region’s most spectacular landscapes. First you will head to Pha Taem National Park on the Mekong River and see the striking rock formations of Sao Chaliang, mushroom-shaped figures embedded with shells. Within the park’s borders are 4,000-year-old cave paintings, jagged shale cliffs, towering dipterocarp trees, waterfalls and colorful local wildflowers. Next, you will see the Two-Color River, Mae Nam Song Si, where the Mun River and the Mekong converge. Afterwards, you will visit Sang Chan Waterfall, which glows like a sunbeam as it flows through a rocky overhang.
After breakfast at your hotel, you will head to Ubon Ratchathani Airport for the one-hour flight back to Bangkok, with dreams of your spicy, exciting adventure dancing in your head.
Situated in the northeast of Thailand, Buriram offers a rich cultural background and beautiful nature for tourists, especially with its abundance of sandstone sanctuaries that remain from the ancient Khmer culture. Located nearby, visitors of pleasure and business alike can enjoy one of the Cresco Hotel's 40 rooms with comfortable, "industrial loft" design elements and balconies or terraces. Accommodations are furnished with the finest of linens, comfortable beds, luxurious bathrooms, LCD televisions with satellite cable, Wi-Fi access, mini bars, air conditioning, and toiletry essentials. The resort's 1UP! Cuisine restaurant serves Thai and European dishes next to the opulent pool. There is also a state-of-the-art gym that exclusively features Cybex USA equipment and a conference room.
Nestled within the deep natural wonders of Thailand's easternmost province, Tohsang Khongjiam Resort is a hidden paradise beside the mighty Mekong river. All rooms and villas at the resort are designed with a mixture of Thai, Khmer, and Balinese architectural elements and furnish opulent balconies with views of the Mekong River. Accommodations offer such modern amenities as satellite televisions, fridges, minibars, air-conditioning, and toiletry essentials. The resort's terrace bar and restaurant offers local Thai, East Asian, and international dishes with views that look over the surrounding landscape. Guests are also invited to indulge in the resort's on-site spa with various treatments such as Thai massages. Kayaking, fishing trips, biking, and Thai cooking classes can be enjoyed in the area. A swimming pool and meeting facilities are also on-site.
Thailand has it all – from towering mountains, gilded temples, vibrant corals, ancient ruins and powdery white-sand beaches. Enjoy an 11-day journey through the diverse landscape of what’s known as the Land of Smiles. The hospitality along with the mouthwatering cuisine make this country a traveler’s favorite.
Gather your closest loved ones and go on a 13-day adventure that celebrates the best of life, from bustling cities to postcard-perfect natural landscapes. Tap into the electric pulse of busy cosmopolitan cities whose frenetic energy is even more lively at night. Taste the fragrant cuisines that tell a story of the people’s past and present. Slow it down to soak it all in with moments of serenity in misty mountains and turquoise lagoons. Relish these good times with friends and family and create fond memories that will be unforgotten.
Escape from the stresses of back home and retreat to the tropical shores of southern Thailand for 6 days of sandy beach, tropical jungle, warm seas, fresh seafood, and guided personalized wellness activities. Bring peace and mindfulness back into your life with meditation, yoga, and fitness. Pamper yourself with massage therapies and healing treatments. Nourish your body with southern Thailand’s freshest ingredients harvested from where the wild forest meets the sea. This immersive trip offers a balance of rejuvenating activities, delicious and fresh food experiences, and inspiring destination, helping you achieve a sense of well-being unique to southern Thailand.
A quick but luxurious 2-day adventure in the Northern Thailand city of Chiang Mai, this itinerary is the perfect add-on to any Southeast Asia trip. Bike through vibrant green tea fields, explore the city’s revered temples and pay a visit to a Hmong Village. This is an active exploration of the ancient city.
This nine-day itinerary will introduce you to the beauty and history of Northern Thailand. Visit authentic Lanna towns and traditional villages on the Sakae Krang River, explore a multitude of temples and ancient ruins, and spend a day interacting with elephants.
See the contrast of two cultures as they’re juxtaposed before your eyes on this 16-day luxury journey through Thailand’s Bangkok and Bhutan. You’ll compare the glimmering Grand Palace and Wat Arun to the ancient architecture of Bhutan’s monasteries, raft the Mo Chu river, and spend nights at the luxurious Amankora.
Spend 4 luxurious days getting acquainted with Thailand’s busy capital and surrounding quieter areas. Kanchanaburi is only a 2-hour trip from the bustling city but feels a world away. The well-preserved ancient ruins of Ayutthaya are a must-see in addition to Bangkok’s fantastic cultural and historical sites.
This five-day trip around Bangkok sees you appreciate the finer things in life, with a focus on personalized shopping experiences, unique and indulgent wellness treatments, as well as exclusive wining and dining with some of the city’s top chefs.
Combine the magic of Cambodia and Thailand with this specialized eight-day trip to the prized destinations of Siem Reap and Soneva Kiri. Spend the first half of the trip immersed in history and culture amidst the Angkor ruins, and celebrate tropical heaven during the second half at the darling Thai resort.
Retreat to the mountainous province of Chiang Rai on this 6-day trip to two different wellness destinations, Pa Sak Tong and Phu Saichai. Breathe in deep the fresh mountain air and unwind with pampering spa treatments, refocus with mindful meditation in the verdant fields, strengthen the body with jungle treks and biking, and refuel with organic wholesome meals. This luxury getaway into the cool and green hills of northern Thailand will leave you feeling refreshed and renewed.
Price is based on double or twin hotel room occupancy and includes accommodation, transfers, car/driver, English-speaking guide, activities and entrance fees, breakfasts and some casual lunches while touring. Flights and optional special activities will be quoted separately. Most personal expenses, including dinners, alcoholic beverages, spa treatments and gratuities can be paid on the spot while traveling. Prices may vary depending on season, choice of accommodation and other factors.
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