Explore the cities, villages and forests of Bangkok and Chiang Mai on this active family adventure.

Explore the busy streets of Bangkok and Chiang Mai on this energetic family adventure in Thailand. Zipline through treetops, cycle around rural villages and kayak down the Mae Teang River. Experience pastoral life with a homestay experience and learn the tricks of bartering at the floating markets of Amphawa.


Start
Bangkok, Thailand
Finish
Bangkok, Thailand
Country
Thailand
Style
Original
Code
TTFZ
Physical rating
Ages
Min 11
Group size
Min 2, Max 16

Why we love this trip

  • Wake up to the sights and sounds of bustling Chiang Mai after an overnight train journey

  • Blissfully glide across the Mae Teang river on a kayaking voyage

  • Fly through the trees alongside Gibbon monkeys on a thrilling ziplining experience

  • Explore the colourful flower markets frequented by the local Thais

Is this trip right for you?

  • This trip includes an overnight train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. Accommodation is simple but comfortable – soft sleeper class multishare compartments with air-conditioning and bunk beds, with sheets and a pillow provided. Overnight trains are a real Intrepid experience and one of the best ways to come face-to-face with the country and its people.

  • This is an active style trip so a good level of fitness and a passion for hiking, biking and rafting is of course recommended.

Itinerary

Welcome to Bangkok! Enjoy a complimentary airport arrival transfer to your hotel. Afterwards you are free to explore until our welcome meeting at 6 pm. Check in to the hotel in the early afternoon and enjoy settling in to Bangkok.
Accommodation
  • Nouvo Ciity Hotel or simiilar (1 night)
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
After enjoying a Thai breakfast with the group, head out to explore this incredibly vibrant and action-packed city. The tour leader will take the group past the city's major sights to give the whole family a real insight into Bangkok and its people. Catch the overnight train this evening north to Chiang Mai.
Accommodation
  • Nouvo Ciity Hotel or simiilar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Bangkok - Khlong boat (canal) tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
In the morning alight from the train in Chiang Mai. After some time to freshen up, head out on an exploration of this charming and relaxed city (compared to Bangkok anyway) by foot. Visit the golden Doi Suthep Temple, one of Northern Thailand's most sacred temples, and learn why every child in the region is taught about the legends of this ancient site. In the evening, experience a traditional Khan Toke dinner, which involves delicious food, a relaxed environment and slow-tempo dance entertainment.
Included Activities
  • Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep temple
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
After last night's entertainment, today is a day of fresh mountain air and discovery by foot. Trek around Chiang Mai, visiting local markets and taking the time to enjoy a dip by a waterfall before heading to a Thai village for an overnight stay. Staying in the village is a great opportunity to interact with the locals and see how they live. 
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Today is an action-packed day on the water. In the morning, glide down the Mae Teang River on an inflatable kayak, paddling through lush jungles, stopping to pick fruit and keeping eyes peeled for wildlife. Stop for a special lunch at a riverside camp. Afterwards head to the Lahu Hill tribe village to see how the rural communities live. Head back to Chiang Mai in the afternoon. 
Accommodation
  • De Charme Hotel or similar (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Rise and shine! Get up early (about 6.30 am) and head to the Flight of the Gibbon conservation park for a day of ziplining and tree-top discovery. With over five kilometres of ziplines and 30 stations there is a ride for every member of the family. The park actively supports Gibbon conservation, using proceeds and donations from its tours. Return to the hotel in the afternoon to rest and relax before returning to Bangkok via overnight train. 
Included Activities
  • Chiang Mai - Flight of the Gibbon zipline
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
After arriving in Bangkok by train, head out to the village of Amphawa on a journey that will take just over an hour. The area is famous for its floating markets and the local Thais flock here on weekends to bargain and barter. Explore the small, riverside villages before taking to bikes once again and discovering further afield. Tonight enjoy some local hospitality with a homestay experience.
Included Activities
  • Baan Rim Klong Homestay 2D/1N
  • Boat Cruise Amphawa
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Visit the famous floating markets along with the many Thais who flock here. Having a leader at the markets is an invaluable part of the experience. They will explain and bring to life the market, its people and the myriad of weird and wonderful goods on sale. This is a great insight into real local life and a memorable activity before our farewell dinner back in Bangkok.
Accommodation
  • Nouvo Ciity Hotel or simiilar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Bangkok - Tha Kha floating Market Visit & Paddle Boat Ride
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
The trip finishes today after breakfast. There are still many fun and fascinating attractions to visit, perhaps ride the Skytrain or visit the huge shopping centres.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners

Transport

Private bus, sleeper train, bike, kayak

Accommodation

6 nights hotel, 2 nights Homestay

Included activities

  • Bangkok - Khlong boat (canal) tour
  • Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep temple
  • Chiang Mai - Flight of the Gibbon zipline
  • Baan Rim Klong Homestay 2D/1N
  • Boat Cruise Amphawa
  • Bangkok - Tha Kha floating Market Visit & Paddle Boat Ride

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Important notes

A discount of 10% applies on this trip to children 14 years and under 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 11 years old.

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