ATF 2018 Post Tour Programme
January 27-29, 2018

PT02 The Horizon Heritage :

Chiang Mai Udon Thani Kumpawapi Nong Khai Vientiane Udon Thani Bangkok

Saturday 27 Jan 2018

Chiang Mai - Udon Thani

8.00 hrs
Picked up from hotels.
9.25 hrs
Depart for Udon Thani.
10.35 hrs
Arrive at Udon Thani Airport.
12.00 hrs
13.00 hrs
Explore Ban Chiang archeological site of which history can be dated back to 3,400-4,400 BC. The site was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992 with its unique pottery.
18.00 hrs
Check-in at Brown House Hotel.
18.30 hrs
Hotel inspection at Brown House Hotel.
19.00 hrs
Dinner at Samuay & Sons Restaurant. The contemporary cuisine restaurant has one of the best of Thai cooking secrets. It serves creative Thai food focusing on local ingredients and make new twists by combining Thai traditional recipe with fresh ingredients.
20.30 hrs
Get back to the hotel and stay at your leisure.

Sunday 28 Jan 2018

Udon Thani - Kumpawapi - Nong Khai

6.30 hrs
Check out.
7.00 hrs
Depart for Ban Diam pier, Kumpawapi District (35 kms. from Udon Thani town).
07.45 hrs
Light breakfast at Ma Der Bua Restaurant at Ban Diam pier.
08.30 hrs
Cruise Nong Han Lake and watch millions of water lilies gradually bloom in the morning. Red water lilies covers the area of 600 acres of the lake, creating impressive view.
10.00 hrs
Depart for Ramasun Military Camp. Its 7th Radio Research Field Station houses a well-kept secret tunnel built during the Cold War period (1969-1976). The tunnel remains in good shape until now.
12.00 hrs
Lunch at Krua Khun Nid (I-San food) in Udon Thani town.
13.00 hrs
Proceed to Nisachol Shop which produces exquisite hand woven fabrics, naturally dyed silk & cotton.
14.00 hrs
Enjoy with local fabric workshop.
16.00 hrs
Check-in and inspect VANA Wellness Resort.
18.30 hrs
Dinner at Le Kong restaurant.
20.00 hrs
Return to the hotel.

Monday 29 Jan 2018

Nong Khai - Vientiane - Udon Thani - Bangkok

6.00 hrs
Check-out and transferred to Nong Khai Railway Station.
7.20 hrs
Depart for Vientiane by train which crosses the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge which spans over Mekong River.
8.00 hrs
Arrive at Tha Na Laeng Station and explore attractions in Laotian capital city.
9.00 hrs
Visit Royal Temple of Haw Phra Kaew, the ancient temple derives its name from the Emerald Buddha. Thailand’s most highly revered Buddha image.
10.00 hrs
Visit Pha That Luang or the Great Stupa, the most sacred monument in the country which is believed to contain a relic of the Lord Buddha.
10.30 hrs
Visit Patuxai Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triomphe. Completed in 1968, the war monument is dedicated to those who fought in the struggle for independence from France.
11.00 hrs
Visit Traditional Laos lifestyle and the historical civilizations building.
12.30 hrs
Lunch at Pho Zaab Restaurant.
14.00 hrs
Get back to Thailand by crossing the Thai – Lao Friendship Bridge by van.
14.30 hrs
Head to Nong Khai. (22 kms.)
15.00 hrs
Proceed to Udon Thani town.
16.00 hrs
Ride the Sky Lab, local motorized tricycle, to UD Town Outdoor Shopping Mall.
17.30 hrs
Arrive at Udon Thani Airport and check in.
18.45 hrs
Depart for Bangkok.
20.20 hrs
Arrive at Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

Remark: the itinerary is flexible and subject to change without prior notice.