Discover the incredible sights of city and rural Thailand

Want a family getaway that’s a little different? The combination of culture, friendly people, exciting activities, yummy food and stunning scenery make Thailand an ideal family destination. Visit the legendary Bridge on the River Kwai near Kanchanaburi, explore ancient ruins at Ayuthaya, shop in colourful markets in Bangkok and visit an Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai. Introduce the kids to a new world and have a great holiday at the same time on this fun-filled Thailand family adventure.

Start
Bangkok, Thailand
Finish
Bangkok, Thailand
Countries
Thailand
Themes
Family
Code
TTFA
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 5
Group size
Min 2, Max 16
Carbon offset
236kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Take in the sights on a boat tour down Bangkok's waterways
  • Admire the huge Reclining Buddha
  • Visit the historic Bridge on the River Kwai near Kanchanaburi
  • Swim beneath a seven-tiered waterfall in Erawan National Park
  • Explore ancient ruins at Ayuthaya
  • Learn about the plight of the Asian Elephant in Chiang Mai
  • Experience village life at a homestay
  • Learn about herbal medicine in a community forest

Itinerary

There are so many exciting ways to see the sights in Bangkok - hail a tuk-tuk to explore the busy streets or shop up a storm in the markets.
Cruise through the canals of Bangkok to see the magnificent Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho and perhaps explore the city's chaotic floating markets. Then it's off to Kanchanaburi to visit the infamous Bridge on the River Kwai and to take a dip under the seven-tiered waterfall in Erawan National Park.
Visit the ancient temples of Ayutthaya, one of the most well-preserved historical sites in Thailand. Travel back in time to a significant period in Siamese history and maybe even enjoy a game of hide-and-seek among the ruins.
Enjoy the views from the top of Doi Suthep before spending an evening exploring Chiang Mai's colourful Night Bazaar – the food here is some of the best in the city.
Watch bath time at the Elephant Nature Park before learning a little more about the plight of these gentle giants. Spend the night in a small village and be welcomed into the homes of some of Intrepid's local friends to share a traditional khantohk dinner.
Explore a community forest with local guides and learn about the different kinds of herbal medicines and wild foods that can be found there. Back in Chiang Mai, there are loads of fun things to do that will keep everyone happy. Take a boat tour down the river, explore golden temples or try a Thai cooking class.
Take some time to relax on the beautiful beaches of Hua Hin. Take a stroll along the three km of powdery white sand, head to the local markets for a spot of shopping or simply indulge with some of the freshest seafood Thailand has on offer.
The Thailand Family Adventure comes to an end back in Bangkok where there are still many fun and fascinating attractions to visit. Ride the Skytrain, visit the huge shopping centres or have an aquatic adventure at Siam Ocean World.
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Inclusions

Meals
11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
Transport
Bus, Longtail boat, Minivan, Overnight sleeper train, Sammlaw (cycle rickshaw), Songthaew
Accommodation
Homestay (1 night), Hotel (8 nights), Overnight sleeper train (2 nights)
Included activities
  • Ayutthaya - Temple Ruins Guided Tour
  • Bangkok - Khlong boat (canal) tour
  • Bangkok - Wat Pho temple
  • Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep temple
  • Kanchanaburi - Erawan Falls
  • Kanchanaburi - Erawan Water Falls
  • Traditional Umbrella Factory

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Important notes

A DISCOUNT OF 10% APPLIES ON THIS TRIP TO CHILDREN UNDER 15 YEARS OF AGE AT THE TIME OF TRAVEL.

Please note that these trips are for adults and children travelling together and there must be at least one child under 18 with you.
Minimum age for children on this trip is 5 years old.

Trip notes

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Reviews

Our Thailand Family Holiday trips score an average of 4.9 out of 5 based on 10 reviews in the last year.

Thailand Family Holiday , April 2015

Thailand Family Holiday , April 2015