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Isan Explorer - Private Day Tours

Khon Kaen, Thailand
+66 87 643 9018
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authentic and personal

we had a very interesting day. the tour was not too touristic, we learned a lot, felt comfortable... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2017
Anna B
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San Jose, California, United States
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A must for everyone

The tour was amazing and it was like travelling with friends I had known for ever. Nothing was any... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2016
Feelfree1
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Alice Springs, Australia
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Isan Explorer is a family-run, licensed (TAT License # 54/00028) tour company based in Khon Kaen. We fully embrace the idea of slow travel and include stops in villages, temples, and markets as part of our tours so you can experience genuine Isan and Thai culture up close.
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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

we had a very interesting day. the tour was not too touristic, we learned a lot, felt comfortable and noticed how there was an effort made to show us the "real" thailand off the beaten track.

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Isan_Explorer, Owner at Isan Explorer - Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

Thanks for your review. It was a pleasure meeting you and we are glad that you were able to see all that you wanted during the day. Getting off the beaten path to see local life is the core of what we do.

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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The tour was amazing and it was like travelling with friends I had known for ever. Nothing was any trouble for them and they answered everyone question. We got to see ruins and local village life and silk weaving. Also saw temples and markets. It...More

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Isan_Explorer, Owner at Isan Explorer - Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2017

Thanks so much to you and the rest of the gang. So glad that you enjoyed Khon Kaen and we really enjoyed spending the day with you all as well. Hopefully you got to eat more Isan food before you had to get back to...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2016

Tim tailored a 4 day “ Silk Trail” of the Isan region for myself & my sister. The trip also included visits to temples, Khmer ruins, a Buddha foundry and more. Everything about our tour needs were met. Our guides Aui & Gukgai were great....More

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Isan_Explorer, Owner at Isan Explorer - Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2017

Thank you very much. We're glad you found the top quality silk you were looking for and that you both enjoyed all the other stops along the way. By the way, your new website looks great – and so do the mut mee silk scarves,...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2016

I was guided over a 6 day period. The trip included two home stays with families in the rural area around Khon Kaen. This offered the chance to meet and have dinner with the families - all in all a priceless experience. The trip also...More

1  Thank jimuf
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Isan_Explorer, Owner at Isan Explorer - Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2017

Thanks so much for the kind words. We are glad that we were able to spend a little time with you at one of the homestays during your tour. It was a real pleasure meeting you. Sawatdi, Tim and Gukgai

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Reviewed 21 August 2016

Tim, the owner of Isan Explorer Tours was exceptionally helpful and efficient help me out with specific day tour request. There was nothing in it for him financially but I was left certain from my dealing with him and the reviews on TripAdvisor that a...More

2  Thank davidljboden
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Isan_Explorer, Owner at Isan Explorer - Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2017

Thanks for the kind words. We're glad that everything worked out for you and that we were able to help you get to see exactly what you were looking for. Sawatdi, Tim and Gukgai

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Reviewed 2 May 2016

From beginning to end, we thoroughly enjoyed our 10 day tour of the Isan region. Tim learned of our interests and tailored the tour to the last detail. Aui and Poppy were excellent tour guides using their extensive knowledge to teach us about a wide...More

5  Thank Darren55555
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Isan_Explorer, Owner at Isan Explorer - Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2017

Thanks for the kind words. Glad you two had a great time and it was nice meeting you. I'm sure you are both speaking good Thai by now. Sawatdi, Tim and Gukgai

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Reviewed 8 January 2016

We have just completed a 3 day Sangkhom stopover tour with Isan Explorer. The tour was full of with wonderful, unique experiences - many highlights. We were lucky to have Tim as our guide and to be able to share in his fantastic knowledge of...More

3  Thank Piphoop
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Isan_Explorer, Owner at Isan Explorer - Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2017

Thanks for the kind words. It was a real pleasure meeting and talking with both of you during the trip. Just for the record, for other people reading here, while Tim rode along on the trip, Isan Explorer always has a licensed Thai tour guide...More

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Reviewed 14 December 2015

We booked a personalised trip as we were a bit tight on our schedule and couldn't buy the suggested length tour. Tim, the owner, was incredibly helpful in all the organisation, all the hotels were arranged, the tickets for the historical parks and we didn't...More

4  Thank Samantha B
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Isan_Explorer, Owner at Isan Explorer - Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2017

Thanks for the kind words. We are always willing to personalize our tours, so it was no problem working with your schedule. Hope we get to see you guys again someday. Sawatdi, Tim and Gukgai

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Reviewed 8 November 2015

I took a 5-day tour where they picked us up at our Bangkok hotel and drove us up through the Northeast of Thailand known as Isan. This area is rarely explored by tourists so you get a chance to experience more of the culture and...More

4  Thank JohnInFremont
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Isan_Explorer, Owner at Isan Explorer - Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2017

Thanks for the kind words. Travelling with you two was really fun and interesting. And adding extra stops, like the fish farm, as you travel is something we are always happy to do for our guests. Sawatdi, Tim and Gukgai

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Reviewed 7 November 2015

We did a five day trip through Isan with Isan-Explorer. Tim gave us great advice on things to see, distances to travel and places to stay. During the trip our guide Aui learned us a lot about Buddhism and the Thai temples. We also really...More

3  Thank Lizette V
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Isan_Explorer, Owner at Isan Explorer - Private Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2017

Thanks for the kind words. I'm glad you and your family enjoyed the trip. Aui told us that your day walking and swimming with elephants was a big hit with the kids. Sawatdi, Tim and Gukgai

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Caz59
24 October 2017|
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Response from Isan_Explorer | Property representative |
Hello, We have several day tours available, all departing form Khon Kaen city. All of our tour prices are shown on our website. Sawatdi, Tim and Gukgai
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Deborah K
7 January 2015|
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Response from Isan_Explorer | Property representative |
Hello Deborah, We share your concern about the treatment of elephants, but there are no elephant sanctuaries in the entire Isan region where we do our tours. What we do instead is hire mahouts and their elephants to come... More
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