Isaan Explorer

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  • No booking fees
  • COVID-19protected
  • Getaways and short breaks
  • Active and outdoor
  • Art and architecture
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  • duration 3 days
  • tour type Group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 10+ years old
  • max group size 3
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Bangkok, Thailand
  • Ends Bangkok, Thailand
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Khao Yai National Park: Trek through the rainforest to admire the stunning Heu Narok waterfalls and learn all about the conservation efforts to help endangered wildlife.
  • Rural retreat: visit the remote village of Ban Sai Mun and get close to the villagers’ way of living.
  • Mekong River: enjoy a boat tour at the confluence of the Mekong and Mun rivers, and from the boat admire a Laotian village.    
  • Pha Taem National Park: This magical reserve by the border with Laos features famous ‘mushroom rocks’, prehistoric rock art, and stunning panoramic views from its elevated positions.
The Isaan Explorer tour starts and ends in Bangkok. The Isaan Explorer is a getaways and short breaks tour that takes 3 days taking you from Bangkok, Thailand and through other destinations in Asia.

Head off the beaten track with this three-day adventure in Thailand’s northeastern region of Isaan. Explore tropical national parks, discover ancient Khmer cities clawed back from the jungle, visit beguiling Buddhist temples, meet local artisans, and cruise the mighty Mekong River at the confluence of the Thai and Laotian borders. This programme packs a lot into a brief space of time in Thailand’s last genuine hidden gem.  
  • Day 1: Arrival Bangkok – Nakhon Ratchasima [korat] (375km – 3.5 Hrs)
  • Day 2: Nakhon Ratchasima [korat] – Ubon Ratchathani (440km – 7 Hrs)
  • Day 3: Depart Ubon Ratchathani
  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners 
  • Air-conditioned transportation, transfers as stated in the programme
  • A surcharge will be applied for pick up transfers on day 1 to/ from outer hotels in Bangkok 
  • Operated with English, Italian, French, German and Spanish-speaking guide
  • All entrance fees as indicated: Khao Yai National park, Prasat Hin Phimai, Phanom Rung, Prasat Muang Tam, Sikhoraphum, Wat Kamphaeng Yai, Ban Sai Mu village, Mekong cruise and Pha Taem National Park
  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals if not stated explicitly in the programme
  • Gratuity for driver and guide
  • Optional tours 
  • International or domestic flight tickets and airport taxes or visa fees
  • Pick-up from outer Bangkok hotels
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Isaan Explorer tour. You can cancel the tour up to 35 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 34 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 31 October 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 31 October 2021, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 34 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Isaan Explorer tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Isaan Explorer tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has implemented smaller group sizes than normal, allowing for more personal space on the vehicles, sights visited, hotels and restaurants.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this trip. Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are furthermore regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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