Program 6 Days 5 Nights

Day 1
7.00 pm Assemble at the meeting point at Hua Lamphong Train Station in Central Bangkok.
8.30 pm Travel to Ubon Ratchathani via railway on the Esan Wattana Northeastern line (overnight sleeper Train 23/24)
Day 2
6.35 am Arrive at Ubon Ratchathani station, then travel onwards to Mintra Vietnamese noodles restaurant
7.00 am Tuck into an early morning breakfast at Mintra restaurant, which is renowned for serving the province’s signature dish, Vietnamese noodles.
8.00 am Travel to Sri Ubon Rattanaram Temple to admire Topaz Buddha, a long-standing and invaluable Buddha of the province.
Check out Ubon Ratchathani’s Pillar Shrine before heading to the National Museum, Ubon Ratchathani to learn about the history of the area from the collection of antiquities.
10.30 am Travel to the Chi-Tuan community
11.00 am Arrive at the Chi-Tuan community
Enjoy a range of local and traditional dishes for lunch
12.00 pm Learn about the ancient cultural sites of Chi-Tuan community, including:

  • The monumental 300-year dredger at That Suan Tan Temple The movable throne on the Sigha-shaped pulpit, an example of Thai and Vietnamese intercultural art
  • “Khua Noi” Chi-Tuan community, the wooden bridge used to commute between Chi-Tuan community and That Charoensuk Temple
  • Coffee break with a relaxing breeze at a café by the rice fields
3.30 pm Travel to Sirinthornwararam Phu Prao Temple
5.00 pm Arrive at Sirinthornwararam Phu Prao Temple and appreciate the beauty of the chapel made of ‘glow stones’.
6.00 pm Dinner at Araya Restaurant
Day 3
6.30 am Breakfast at the resort
7.30 am Check-out and depart from the resort to Pha Taem National Park
Arrive at Torsaeng Khongjiem Resort with free time.
8.00 am Arrive at Pha Taem National Park and observe the pre-historical cave paintings
9.00 am Depart for Sam Phan Bok, known as ‘The Grand Canyon of Thailand’.
10.00 am Arrive at Sam Phan Bok and experience the 3,000 small basins, formed by currents eroding the land.
11.00 am Lunch
12.00 pm Depart for Khemarat Community
1.00 pm Arrive at Khemarat Community and receive a traditional loincloth welcome ceremony and check-in
3.00 pm Pay respect to Ong-Saen Buddha, the local invaluable image at Pho Temple.
Bike tour around the community to experience the way of life of the people living along Mae Khong River.
5.00 pm Leisure time
6.00 pm Witness a traditional “Baai Sri Suu Kwan” welcoming ceremony and dinner
7.00 pm Experience the local way of life and enjoy shopping at Khemarat Walking Street
Day 4
8.00 am Breakfast at the homestay
9.00 am Learn about traditional food preservation procedures and activities of the community, including:

  • Dried Banana, the most well-known product of the community
  • Gooseberry-leaf sour sausages
  • Fruit carving
  • “Baai Sri” tray-making
12.00 pm Lunch in the community and enjoy dried banana for the dessert
1.00 pm Learn about woven fabric and the symbolic meaning of the fabric patterns

  • Cotton seeds removal
  • Spinning
  • Indigo Dyeing
4.00 pm Learn local culinary and way of life
5.00 pm Enjoy dinner made by yourself
6.00 pm Back to the homestay and leisure time
Day 5
6.00 am Rise and shine for an early morning activity.
7.00 am Dress in traditional Thai clothes and make merit following traditional Buddhist rituals.
8.00 am Breakfast at the homestay
9.00 am Visit Khun Puree Prasart Museum, housing antiquities of Khemarat Community
9.30 am Depart for Tum Phra Sila Thong Temple
10.00 am Transfer to Lad Charoen Community
12.00 pm Enjoy local dishes for lunch at Lad Charoen Community
1.00 pm Afternoon activities at Lad Charoen Community include learning how to make products like:

  • Local plum soap
  • Mulberry Tea
  • Key rings from cloths
2.30 pm Mae Khong River cruise
3.30 pm Explore the elevated beach, the largest sand beach on the Mae Khong River
4.00 pm Bike ride along the Mae Khong Riverside as the sun sets.
5.00 pm Leisure time
6.00 pm Enjoy some local dishes for dinner at the homestay
Day 6
7.00 am Breakfast
8.00 am Bid farewell to the community and depart for Mueang District, Ubon Ratchathani
10.00 am Pay respect to Phra That Nong Bau before the journey back.
11.00 am Lunch
12.00 pm Depart for Ubon Ratchathani Airport
12.30 pm Arrive at Ubon Ratchathani Airport
2.10 pm Depart for Bangkok with Thai Smile Airways, flight TG2025