Program 6 Days 5 Nights

Day 1: Welcome to the holy city
Morning Depart from Nakorn Phanom Airport to the city at PayaSriSattanakarach and take a tram along the Khong River

  • Enjoy a signature drink of Nakorn Phanom at Gooba House, a 100-year-old French Colonial style building
  • Go on a bike ride along the Khong River and appreciate beautiful limestone mountain scenes of Laos across the river.
Noon Enjoy some signature Northeastern Thai dishes, including grilled chicken at Sam Anong Restaurant
Afternoon Depart for Tai Guan Tribe village, Na Thon, That Phanon District

  • Receive a warm welcome from the Na Thon people at Pu Ta Saeng Shrine, which is considered the most sacred and respected place of the area
  • Introduction to the heads of the community, the hosts and learn about their way of living
  • Take a bike ride or sidecar trip around the community
  • “Baai Sri Su Kwan” and pay respect to the sacred image of the village
  • Dinner
Day 2: Knowledge exchange about ancient Tai Guan Tribe, Na Thon
Morning Take part in Buddhist rituals focusing on the ancestral spirit
Observe then practice the local’s traditional iron-hitting technique with
modern innovations
Afternoon Take a bike ride or sidecar to the sacred silver mine and listen to the legend of Kaew Sadet Temple. Visit the integrated agricultural farm inspired by His Majesty the King Rama 9’s initiative.

  • Visit a local vegetable farm
Evening Tai Guan dishes for Dinner
Day 3: Tradition, Customs and Culture
Morning Learn about the techniques for making traditional sticky rice cooking using firewood and cooling rice that is offered for alms-giving while preserving its softness

  • Alms-giving offering ceremony to the monks and breakfast after
  • Learn about Baai Sri tray (Khan Mak Beng) making at Sri Mongkol Temple
Noon Witness the striking of a big drum – a signal that it’s lunchtime. First, you can make a food offering to the monks before having something to eat yourself.
Afternoon Pay respect to Marukanakorn Pagoda at the old area of Bung Huay on which the legendary Marukanakorn was once situated

  • Take a cruise – a throw back to ancient times when immigrant of the area traveling from Marukanakorn northward. The Tai Kuan tribe traveled to the north via the Bung Huak route to Song Kok Yang viewpoint
Evening Dinner, followed by a weaving lesson before bed or attend the “Healing Spirit” dancing rite
Day 4: Bike and Adventure in three areas and Reforestation CSR activity, Salt spa in the Northeast
Morning Bike to 3 different stations: (1) Learn about loincloth making at Baan Dong Yor, (2) Traditional Ikat Thai Silk fabric at Baan Dong Kom, and maintain the legend of Boh Mahen salt well at station 3.
Noon Local dishes for lunch at Baan Pa Yoong village
Afternoon Enjoy the salt and spa activity that applies local wisdom, and enjoy a rejuvenating foot massage
Evening Dinner and listen to the folktales about Phaya Kom, the local Northeastern lord
Day 5: Rice Field activity, Fishery and Cooking Class with Organic Ingredients
Morning Rice Planting (plowing/ planting/ irrigating/ seedling)
Noon Cooking class, organic vegetables, bio farming, collecting mangoes and digging bamboo shoots
Enjoy a papaya salad (som tam-style), bamboo shoot soup and other local dishes
Afternoon Experience the traditional way of life of the local fishermen and see how they have fun during work.
Evening Dinner “Relax at the end of the day”
Day 6: Khong Riverbank Exploration and Local Products
Morning Explore the Khong riverbank, visit a Melon farm and make some local products such as Melon juice, Lychee juice and mango juice etc.
Noon Lunch at Vietnam Dao Thong Restaurant
Visit Ho Chi Mihn Monument and Chakri Dynasty Hall (Nong Yart) and Aquatic Animals Museum
Leave for Nakorn Phanom Airport
Fly back and arrive safely in Bangkok