Green Gecko is set in Thailand's Northeast - locally known as Isan or Isaan. About 30 minutes out of the main town of Udon Thani, this rural Thai holiday villa sits on a large private estate surrounded by tranquil woodlands, plantations, fruit trees and gardens.
Free transfers are provided to and from Green Gecko and the airport.If you wish to drive your own car to the house, we will arrange a place to meet you so that you can then follow us on the last leg of your journey into the property.
Udon Thani is easily accessed by car, train, bus or plane. Its international airport is very well served with numerous flights.
There are daily non-stop flights from Bangkok to Udon Thani
(airport code UTH) on the national airline,
Thai Airways, as well as
on the budget airlines
and Air Asia,
Thai Lion and
Bangkok Air. Nok Air is a
subsidiary of Thai Airways and provides inexpensive return flights
daily. You may book your air tickets to Udon Thani online via the
internet sites of Thai Airways, Nok Air or Air Asia.
Do note that Thai Airways and Bangkok Air operate their domestic flights (including Bangkok - Udon Thani) out of the main international airport, Suwwanabhumi. The budget airlines Air Asia, Thai Lion and Nok Air operate out of the old Bangkok airport, called Don Muang, so do bear this in mind if you are planning a connecting flight either into or out of Thailand. We would recommend a minimum transfer time between the two airports of at least 3 and a half hours.
Air Asia operates regular flights between Udon Thani and Phuket, for
those wishing to combine a vacation on the beaches of the South with
a genuine Isan holiday at Green Gecko.
Nok Air and Bangkok Air operate direct flights between Chiang Mai and Udon Thani.
The nearest small railway station is Huay Sam Phat, but the house is also easily reached from Udon Thani train station. Tickets can be booked ahead of the date of travel (or immediately prior to departure) via the State Railways of Thailand or a travel agency. If you plan to hop off at Huay Sam Phat, check that your train actually stops there, and be prepared to get out quickly - the stop is a very short one!
The drive from Bangkok to Udon Thani generally takes about 6 hours. We will be happy to provide directions, or to suggest scenic routes, depending on where you are starting your trip.
The border between Thailand and Laos, at the Friendship Bridge over the Mekong river at Nong Khai, is approximately 1.3 hours by car from the villa. Private transfers can be arranged from Vientiane to Green Gecko, and inexpensive coaches run between the capital of Laos (and from Nong Khai) to Udon Thani, from where we can collect you.
A map of Thailand, and a map of the Northeast of the country, are available on our Thailand maps page.