Ban Chan, Thailand

Hidden Thailand: An Isan Experience

with Bongkot


Delve into the traditions, cuisine and traditional ways of life in the heart of the countryside of Isan, or northeast Thailand.

Enjoy a 4 night stay at a private pool villa among the rice paddies, in the Thai countryside out of Udon Thani. A local Thai rice-planting family will meet and welcome you and look after you during your stay, and take you off the beaten track to immerse you in the local ways of life.

Your program includes the exclusive use of the 3 bedroom Gecko Villa, its private swimming pool; airport transfers; daily breakfast, lunch and dinner; maid and laundry services.

The Isan Experience will show you a whole new side of Thailand!

Visit Thai food markets and learn how to cook a range of traditional Thai and indigenous dishes.
Discover everything about age-old civilizations in the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Take a bicycle or samlor trip around the local rice farming villages. Depending on the season, you may participate in the planting of rice seedlings or in the rice harvest, or enjoy a boat excursion on the Red Lotus Sea and watch as fishermen go about their daily tasks or collect lotus roots for lunch
Visit a forest temple or small local village school
Simply relax poolside with a traditional Thai massage

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up to 6 people
for 4 days

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I live with my family of six in the heartlands of Thailand's rice growing region, the northeast of the kingdom known locally as Isan. Here, we run our own rice paddies and also enjoy growing our own herbs and spices, ensuring we have fresh ingredients to indulge our love of Thai cooking. Rooted in the countryside away from the big cities, we enjoy the peacefulness of nature and indigenous traditions which remain prevalent in this rural region of Thailand, which has not seen the same breakneck development as the tourist or business centres of the country. At Gecko Villa, we enjoy welcoming visitors who are keen to see a different side of the country away from the throngs. Full profile Leave a Review