Thailand Family Adventure
Family holiday in Thailand begins in Bangkok. Stay at Anantara Riverside, on the western bank of Chao Phraya river, great for families who want to be away from the bars of Khao San Road. Sightseeing starts with Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace, Bangkok’s religious and cultural heart. Over the road at Wat Pho, visit the 46m-long reclining buddha before indulging yourself in Thai food. Day-trip to the ancient Thai capital of Ayutthaya offers a chance for families to explore the grassy canal banks on bikes.
For a family holiday with kids to Thailand, it is always about the elephants. Transfer to Anantara Golden Triangle, north of Chiang Rai for an enthralling “elephant learning experience”. Drive to Chiang Mai, 4-hour to the south via Wat Rong Khun, the White Temple. At Elephant Hills in Khao Sok National Park, get involved in preparing lunch for the elephants and washing them. Onwards, to the island of Phuket take a day trip to Phang Nga National Park to view it’s amazing karst islands.
TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 12-DAY THAILAND FAMILY ADVENTURE…
And, visit the Golden Triangle, Chiang Mai and relax on fine sandy beaches.
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 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. Also enjoy opportunities to swim, play tennis, and dine on some of Southeast Asia’s best cuisine.
Next, fly to Chiang Rai in 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.
From the Golden Triangle, you will be privately driven to Chiang Mai where you will stay at one of Asia’s most luxurious and atmospheric resorts, surrounded by mountains and lush fields of terraced rice paddies. With your private guide explore the city of Chiang Mai, with a wealth of beautiful and historic Buddhist wats (temples) and the royal family’s Winter Palace. You will have enough time at leisure to browse craft markets or enjoy the resort's spa, cooking school, golf, or pool.
Next, fly to one of the Islands Phuket or Koh Samui in the south and enjoy at one of Thailand's leading luxury resorts. Spend your days relaxing on pristine beaches, indulging at the spa, swimming, playing tennis or golf, taking cooking classes or yoga lessons, diving, or exploring nearby islands by luxury boat. Take a yacht cruise one day to Phang Nga Bay, and enjoy free time to indulge at the spa and relax on the picturesque beach.
Thailand Family Adventure Our favourite trip for families visiting Thailand; tailored to your specific requirements.
(12 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Bangkok, Golden Triangle, Chiang Mai, Phuket or Koh Samui
Day 1 – Arrive
Bangkok Meet and greet service on arrival. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights.
Day 2 – Tour
Bangkok Full-day private city tour, including private longtail boat ride.
Day 3 – Transfer
Golden Triangle Private transfer to airport for flight to Chiang Rai. Private arrival transfer to resort for 2 nights.
Day 4 – Experience
Golden Triangle Morning mahout training and elephant experience. Afternoon boat ride on the Mekong.
Day 5 – Transfer
Chiang Mai Private overland transfer to Chiang Mai resort for 3 nights, with touring of hill tribe villages en route.
Day 6 – Experience
Chiang Mai Option for sunrise alms-giving. Half-day private tour of craft districts. Private round-trip transfer to night market.
Day 7 – Explore
Chiang Mai Half-day cultural touring or activity such as cooking lesson, Thai kickboxing lesson, rice planting, family yoga lesson, or hiking.
Day 8 – Transfer
Phuket or Koh Samui Private transfer to airport for flight to Phuket or Koh Samui. Private arrival transfer to resort for 3 nights.
Day 9 – Beach
Phuket or Koh Samui At leisure at beach resort or optional activities.
Day 10 – Beach
Phuket or Koh Samui Half-day yacht cruise to surrounding islands (Phuket) or sunset cruise (Koh Samui).
Day 11 – Transfer
Bangkok Private transfer to airport for flight to Bangkok. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night. Afternoon flexible private touring or shopping.
Day 12 – Depart
Bangkok Private airport transfer.
Check In: 14:00h
Check Out: 12:00h
Make this your holiday
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.