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Explore Thailand’s heritage and temples on a 4-day privately guided tour from Bangkok. Head northeast to Isan to explore bustling markets and holy shrines, ancient battle sites, and extraordinary Khmer temples. Discover 11th-century ruins in Sisaket province and meet bronze and silk artisans in Ubon Ratchathani, then get a glimpse of the past at the active Ban Kan Lueang archaeological site. Enjoy traditional Thai meals and immerse yourself in the art, history, and culture of the extraordinary Isan.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Personalized attention with a private guide and driver

What You Can Expect

4-Day Northeast Thailand Heritage and Temples Tour from Bangkok

Northeast Thailand 4-day tour

Day 1: Bangkok – Khao Yai (D)
Depart Bangkok for Saraburi. Visit Phra Buddha Badh with its shrine of the holy footprint of Lord Buddha and have lunch at a local restaurant (own expense). Continue to Khao Yai National Park. En route, view Wat Theppithak with its huge seated Buddha located on a hillside and visit the fruit market at Klang Dong. Dinner concludes your day.

Overnight: The Greenery Resort in Khao Yai

Day 2: Khao Yai – Korat  (B, L, D)
After breakfast, start with a visit to the Krong Keo waterfalls; see the original bamboo suspension bridge and Haew Suwat falls. Depart for Korat and visit Thao Suranaree Memorial, built to commemorate the exploits of Khunying Mo, wife of the town’s second in command, who rallied her people to defeat Laotian invaders in 1826 under the reign of King Rama III.

Visit Wat Sala Loi, with its main chapel constructed in the shape of a Chinese junk using local earthen tiles. After a restaurant lunch, continue to Pimai to visit the museum and the magnificent Khmer temples, considered the 'Angkor Wat of Thailand.' Later you'll return to Korat for dinner at your accommodation.

Overnight: Dusit Princess Korat or similar 

Day 3: Korat – Surin (B, L, D)
Following breakfast, visit Daan Kwian village, famous for its earthenware. Continue to Prasat Phnom Rung, the most important Khmer temple in Thailand. Situated on a hill, the monumental staircase is stunning and the sanctuary is one of the best examples of Khmer architecture. Visit Prasat Muang Tham, a Khmer temple even older than Prasat Phnom Rung, with many well-preserved bas-reliefs.

After lunch at a restaurant in Prakhon Chai, proceed to Surin to tour Prasat Hin Sikhoraphum before dinner at your accommodation.

Overnight: Thong Tarin or similar hotel in Surin

Day 4: Surin – Bangkok (B, L)
Eat breakfast and depart for Si Saket, with a stop at Prasat Wat Sa Kamphaeng Yai, the largest of the region's Khmer ruins. The 11th-century site comprises three stupas facing east and features the Bapua style; it served as a shrine for Lord Shiva before changing into a Mahayana Buddhist temple.

Continue to Prasat Wat Sa Kamphaeng Noi, used for religious purposes and also serving as a community hospital in the 13th century. You'll drive to Ubon Ratchathani for a restaurant lunch at midday, then proceed to Ban Pa Ao village. Continue to the Ban Kan Lueang archaeological site situated in Wat Ban Kan Lueang and excavated in the 1990s.

In the afternoon, you're taken to Ubon Ratchathani Airport for your onward flight to Bangkok (not included), where you're then transferred to your hotel.

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