Arrive at Bangkok International Airport. Travel
to your central city hotel for overnight stay. Bangkok
is known to the Thais as Krungthep - "The City
of Angels" and was established in 1782 by King
Rama I, as the capital of Siam. Overnight in Bangkok.
Morning: Visit the Ministry of Education;
to talk about education in Thailand.
Afternoon: Visit the famous Grand Palace
and The Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Vimarn Mek
, ‘the world’s largest Golden Teak structure’.
Overnight in Bangkok.
3 Bangkok - Saraburi - Nakhon Ratchasima
Morning: Travel by coach to Nakhon Ratchasima
[ Khorat ]; via Saraburi, the centre of marble quaries,
and cement factories. Visit a Marble Factory. Khorat
is a large city and gateway to "The Issarn"
- the huge farming area of Thailand. Overnight in
Day 4 Nakhon Ratchasima
Morning: Visit a University in Khorat.
Afternoon: Visit a Ceramic Pottery Village,to
see potters working with clay and have the chance
to buy souveniers and gifts.
Overnight in Khorat.
5 Nakhon Ratchasima - Buri Ram - Surin
Morning: Travel by coach to Buri Ram, to
visit historical archeological Pottery Kiln sites
and the well- known stone castle; Phanom Rung, on
top of Phanom Rung Mount.
Afternoon: Arrive in Surin, made famous by
the annual festival - ‘The Elephant Round-Up’ held
in November each year. Many elephants can be found
at a nearby Elephant Village, where they are trained.
Well known silverware and basketry villages, produce
good produce for sale.
Hosted by homestay family in Surin.
Morning: Visit a Secondary School, students
will entertain with Thai cultural displays.
Afternoon: See silk being produced and manufactured
at a Thai Silk village and the opportunity to buy.
Return to homestay family, for overnight in Surin.
Morning: Visit an Elementary school in Surin
Afternoon: Your chance to watch silverware
craftsmen at work and to shop at a Silverware village.
Farewell Party with all homestay families, on the
final night in Surin.
8 Surin - Ubon Ratchathani
Morning: Travel by coach to Ubon Ratchathani;
a long established large city, located in the eastern
and corner of Thailand and close to the Laos and
Cambodian borders. Visit the huge Mae Khong River,
to see Pa Taem Cliff, an historical sight, with
etchings reflecting ancient ways of life, dating
back over three thousand years. Also see "Two
Coloured River", where the muddy - yellow Mun
River meets the Mae Khong River. Explore the markets,
shops and "nightlife" of Ubon. Overnight
in Ubon Ratchathani.
9 Ubon Ratchathani - Bangkok
Morning: By coach to Ubon Ratchathani Airport,
to fly back to Bangkok and by coach to your hotel.
Afternoon: Freetime; for shopping or sightseeing
in Bangkok - "The City of Angles" Farewell
Dinner. Overnight in Bangkok.
10 Departure Home
To Bangkok International Airport, to check-in, ready