Thailand for Families

North, Thailand

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Close  There are loads of activities you can do in Koh Samui including snorkelling.

Thailand for Families

Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park is an archipelago of 42 islands in the Gulf of Thailand in Southern Thailand. The park’s interior has thick jungle with towering limestone mountains and lakes, and white-sand beaches and fertile mangroves along the coast. Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park is home to a rich variety of exotic wildlife and sea creatures.

For your family holiday to Thailand begin is Bangkok. There is so much to do there. See floating markets on a long-tail boat, go klonging (canals) around the city outskirts, and visit Madame Tussauds. In the Chiang Rai region, go boating on the Mekong, trekking or visit an elephant camp. In Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park, take a day trip or boat charter from Koh Samui or Koh Pha Ngan. East of the island, Ko Sam Sao has several beaches, great coral reef and a camping ground.

TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 11-DAY THAILAND FAMILY HOLIDAY…
And, experience fun activities that appeal to all family members.
 

We Love
  • This 11-day tour can be customised for any travellers; adventure enthusiasts or romantics
  • At the Peninsula hotel in Bangkok there is a little bar upstairs where you sit on the floor and enjoy cocktails and appetizers – very romantic
  • Working with the elephants at Asia’s premier Elephant Camp in the Golden Triangle is a once in a lifetime experience
Need to Know
  • Your international airfare is not included. Booking your flights with us will cover your holiday under our ATOL bond
  • Your accommodation is in Anantara Golden Triangle Resort – 3 Country View room (5*)
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday

The Review

The combination of culture, friendly people, beautiful beaches, excellent hotels, magnificent scenery and many activities that appeal to family members of all ages make Thailand an ideal family destination.

This is one of our favourite tours for families visiting Thailand but we encourage families to create your own Thailand tour based on your preference. From a safe to adventurous river rafting journey to a jungle camp, a light trek in the jungle to exploring huge limestone caves, learning how to ride an elephant like a mahout to a village homestay, the choice is vast.

Begin with comprehensive touring in Bangkok. With your private guide explore Bangkok’s most unusual Buddhist temples, the Chedis of the Kings and the invaluable golden Buddha weighing over 5 tons. Enjoy a fascinating, private long-tail boat tour through Bangkok's canals, the colourful markets and shop for exquisite Thai silks and art work. In the evening dine aboard a luxurious rice barge on some of Southeast Asia’s best cuisine.

Continue to Chiang Rai, near the Golden Triangle, and stay at an exclusive safari-style tented camp. While there, explore the valleys and waterways where Laos, Thailand and Myanmar (Burma) meet along the Mekong River. Discover religious temples, military fortifications, ethnic tribes and artistic artefacts, not forgetting the culinary delights. Visit an elephant camp and spend time with a professional mahout (elephant handler) and learn to ride and work with these fascinating animals.

Next fly to Koh Samui, Thailand’s self-styled ‘boutique island’ that boasts some of the best beaches in the region. Stay at one of Thailand's leading luxury resorts and indulge yourself at the spa, swimming, taking cooking classes or yoga lessons. Take a half-day yacht cruise to view the island’s attractions and explore a pristine world of beaches, reefs, rainforest and sunshine.
 

 
Thailand for Families North, Thailand

Thailand for families This is one of our favourite tours for families visiting Thailand but we encourage families to create your own Thailand tour based on your preference.
Bangkok, Golden Triangle, Chiang Mai
(11 Days – Travel Any Day)


Day 1 – Arrive
Bangkok Meet and greet on arrival at Bangkok International Airport. After a warm reception, our representative will escort you to your hotel for 3 nights stay. The rest of the day will be organised based on your arrival time and how tired you feel.
The Peninsula Hotel (Nil)

Day 2 – Tour
Bangkok Siam Ocean World, the world-class aquarium in Bangkok is described as Southeast Asia’s biggest aquatic education and entertainment centre. It showcases more than 30,000 marine animals and as many as 400 aquatic species. These include Seals, Blue Ringed Octopus, Ragged-tooth sharks, Stingrays, Leafy Sea Dragons, Giant Spider Crabs and others.    

Dive with the Sharks! Experience the huge adrenaline rush of coming face-to-face with a shark or almost touching a giant stingray. Take the plunge inside 2.8 million litre Oceanarium...if you dare! Age and medical conditions apply. Dive with fully qualified instructors. Suitable for all those brave enough!
The Peninsula Hotel (B)

Day 3 – Tour
Bangkok Option 1: Visit Floating Market. Take a private tour to Damnoen, about 2 hours drive to experience the floating market that comes alive in the morning with vendors selling vegetables and fruit grown in the surrounding fertile grounds. A short trip by long-tail boat will provide plenty of photo opportunities. Later, watch the world’s highest chedi, the picturesque Rose Garden and a cultural show of Thai folk dancing, Thai boxing, and an outstanding elephant show.

Option 2: Go Klonging. One feature of Bangkok that has changed little is its network of klongs, or canals. Though most klongs are now filled, scores of klongs still lace the city and thread the flat alluvial plain of the broad Chao Phraya River. Many are older than the roads – as old as the city itself. They and the river once were its streets, its arteries of traffic. Many still are. And no visitor has really seen Bangkok’s full panorama of activity until he has taken an early-morning launch ride along them.

Option 3: Visit Madame Tussauds, which opened its 10th wax attraction in Bangkok in December 2010. With more than 70 figures and interactive experiences this is so much more than just a wax museum. Divided into 9 rooms, the wax figures represent local celebrities as well as world famous people in history, arts and science, sports, music and film.
The Peninsula Hotel (B)

Day 4 – Transfer
Chiang Rai Transfer from hotel to Bangkok Airport for flight to Chiang Rai. On arrival, drive to the luxurious hotel at the edge of Mekong River, surrounded with beautiful natural scenery and nearby ancient temples.
Anantara Resort & Spa Golden Triangle (B, D)
Upgrade to Four-seasons safari-style tented camp (Optional)

Day 5 & 6 – Experience
Chiang Rai The highlight of the region is the visit to an elephant camp where you can spend time with a professional mahout (elephant handler) and learn to ride and work with these fascinating animals; bathing them in the river and learn from the local vet on how to see if an elephant is healthy.

Spend the rest of your days exploring the infamous Golden Triangle, renowned for centuries as the centre of the opium trade. From a hill top viewpoint, view the splendour of the mighty Mekong joining with the Ruak River and forming a “Triangle” with Laos, Burma and Thailand.

Alternatively visit remote mountain villages, explore the banks of the mighty Mekong River in a customised river boat or simply enjoy a massage or a Spa.
Anantara Resort & Spa Golden Triangle (B, D)
Upgrade to Four-seasons safari-style tented camp (Optional)

Day 7 To 9 – Transfer & Beach
Koh Samui Next fly to Koh Samui, Thailand’s self-styled ‘boutique island’, which boasts some of the best beaches in the region. Stay at one of Thailand's leading luxury resorts and indulge yourself at the spa, swimming, taking cooking classes or yoga lessons. Take a boat cruise to view the island’s attractions and explore a pristine world of beaches, reefs, rainforest and sunshine.

Full day excursion of Ang Thong by Speedboat: Discover Ang Thong Marine National Park. Cruise across several of the 42 islands and enjoy the natural beauty of this untouched area. The first stop is made north of the National Park for some snorkelling (subject to sea conditions), then continue to Mae Koh Island with its emerald lake in the mountain. Climb the stairs to the viewpoint and enjoy a surrounding view over the national marine park. Away from any development, no cars, no electricity, people of the four small villages make a living from fishing & coconut picking. Enjoy a delicious Thai lunch at the village’s only restaurant. After lunch, take a break on a quiet beach with enough time for relaxing, sunbathing, swimming or playing beach games.
Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui (B, L)

Day 10 – Transfer
Bangkok Transfer from hotel to Samui Airport for flight to Bangkok. Arrive Bangkok and transfer to hotel
The Sukhothai Bangkok Hotel (B)

Day 11 – Depart
Bangkok Transfer to the Bangkok airport for your onward journey.
Meals (B)
 

 

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199


When to go The best time to visit most of Thailand is between November and February as it is the coolest time of year and it rains the least. These months also form the tourist high season. March-Jun brings the hot season when sightseeing is best scheduled for morning or late afternoon. The best way of cooling off during hot season is to join the Thai Water Festival generally held in mid-April. Rains start in July through October. The temperature during these months tends to be cooler, tourists are fewer and the landscape is lush and green. The rain isn't permanent though - it comes in bursts and cools things down after it has gone!

Getting There Thailand has four international airports; in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket and Hat Yai, but Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport is the country's major gateway. Practically every airline carrier that flies to Asia also flies into Bangkok. This means there are plenty of services and the competition on the routes helps to keep the ticket prices down.

There are now a throng of low-cost-carriers serving Southeast Asia, led by KL-based AirAsia. It can be cost effective to fly from your home country to Bangkok, Singapore or KL with a traditional carrier, then pick up a LCC flight to your final destination. If you are travelling with AwimAway, transfers from an airport are arranged by our representatives who will meet you at the arrival lounge and transfer you to the hotel.

Passport/Visa British national do not require a visa for stay up to 30 days when entering by air but a valid passport is required for all tourists travelling to Thailand.