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Thailand Family Holiday

12 Days | Meet rescued elephants, friendly locals and a giant Buddha on this fun-filled family adventure.

5 out of 5 based on 47 reviews submitted.
ZAR  30,045
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Want a family getaway that’s a little different? From the colourful markets of Bangkok to the palm-fringed beaches of Hua Hin, introduce the kids to a new world on this Thailand trip with a twist. Watch rescued elephants splash in the mud at a nature park in Chiang Mai, see how other families live during a fun rural village visit, uncover the exciting history behind the ancient ruins of Ayutthaya and try some new and yummy treats along the backstreets of Bangkok. Both children and adults alike will have a blast on this carefully designed itinerary that promises new friends, heaps of fun and plenty of free time to connect as a family.

Trip overview

Map of Thailand Family Holiday including Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
Physical rating
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Min 5
Group size
Min 2 - Max 16
Trip code
This trip generates 47.8 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • This trip has a fabulous pace to it. There's plenty of action, and lots of room for quality family time in which to play, swim or stroll in some of Thailand's most amazing coastal and jungle destinations.
  • A long-tail boat trip on the canals is the perfect introduction to Bangkok. Follow it up with a visit to Wat Pho, where the larger-than-life reclining Buddha will blow you and your family’s mind.
  • The food is excellent, there's a great spread of local restaurants, and your Ban Hua Tung village visit takes the hospitality to the next level with a traditional lunch cooked by the community. 
  • The activities in Chiang Mai are both fun and educational. One minute you’ll be walking with rescued elephants, the next you're strolling through the sacred foothills of Chiang Dao learning about natural medicines.
  • Let your expert leader take the hassle out of family travel as they guide you through the sights and bites of Thailand, so relax and hand over the responsibility – you deserve it.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, EcoThailand Foundation. Donations help educate school children on important environmental issues like climate change, nature appreciation, conservation and sustainability.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Prepare for hot and sticky temperatures during the day, but cooler climates in the evening. Layers are the best way to tackle this. Be sure to also drink plenty of water and use sun protection.
  • You and your family will visit several temples on this trip, which means covering up arms and shoulders as per the local custom. A light scarf is a great idea for covering shoulders and arms when it’s hot.
  • Your overnight train journey (Day 4) is quite long. Make the most of it by checking out the scenery and chatting with local travellers. There's nothing quite like waking up on a sleeper train in a new and exciting destination. While bedding is supplied some families choose to bring their own sleep sheets.


Map of Thailand Family Holiday including Thailand



11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner


Private Minivan, Longtail boat, Overnight sleeper train


Hotel (9 nights), Overnight sleeper train (2 nights)

  • Bangkok - Khlong boat canal tour
  • Bangkok - Wat Pho
  • Kanchanaburi - Erawan National Park & Falls
  • Kanchanaburi - Erawan National Park Visit
  • Ayutthaya - Temple Ruins entrance & guided tour
  • Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep temple complex
  • Chiang Mai - Chang Chill Elephant Sanctuary day trip
Add on activities
  • Bangkok - Grand Palace - THB500
  • Bangkok - Thai Massage - THB250
  • Bangkok - Thai kickboxing exhibition - THB2200
  • Bangkok - Jim Thompson's House - THB200
  • Bangkok - Chinatown Sights and Bites Urban Adventure - THB1960
  • Kanchanaburi - Kayaking - THB350
  • Chiang Mai - Thai massage - THB200
  • Chiang Mai - Bicycle tour - THB990
  • Chiang Mai - Thai cooking course - THB1000

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Important notes

1. Minimum age: 5 years old. Please note that anyone aged under 18 must be accompanied by (and share accommodation with) a parent or legal guardian.
2. A discount of 10% applies on this trip to children 17 or younger at the time of travel.
3. This trip starts with a welcome meeting at 5 pm on Day 1 in Bangkok. This trip ends on Day 12 and you are free to leave at any time.
4. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Day 4 (Overnight Train) and Day 8 (Overnight Train) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. Please note that some room configurations have two single beds, although a double bed will always be requested.

Essential Trip Information

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5 out of 5 based on 47 reviews submitted.
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Michelle · Traveled August 2023
The tour was a fantastic experience for myself, husband and three children aged 13, 12 & 12. We all thoroughly enjoyed our time in Thailand and it was full of wonderful experiences we'll never forget.
Review submitted 21 Aug 2023

Tiffany · Traveled August 2023
Excellent Trip start to finish. Our tour leader, Ning, was amazing to both adults and children. She was very accommodating and by the end I'd gained a new friend in her. The itinerary was very well laid out and there was a great amount of balance between cultural activities, fun and free time. Would certainly recommend.
Review submitted 21 Aug 2023

Kate · Traveled August 2023
Our family trip to Thailand exceeded all our expectations. The activities were varied, each was enjoyable and showed us a different side of Thailand. Ant our leader was superb - she was flexible, focussed on the needs of the children and was always enthusiastic, available and informative. We couldn’t have asked for more! Thanks Ant!
Review submitted 16 Aug 2023

Jessica · Traveled August 2023
The best thing about the trip was sending the crabs back into the sea, seeing the elephants and waterfall swimming!
Review submitted 16 Aug 2023

Emily · Traveled August 2023
Intrepid is just amazing . We had an awesome time in Thailand because intrepid made it happen . Our tour leader was fun and bubbly and was always there if you had a question . She also made Sure that at meal times there always something that everyone would like to eat.
Review submitted 16 Aug 2023
Thailand Family Holiday
ZAR  30,045