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12-Day Thailand Family Holiday

A Memorable Thailand Family Adventure with Beach Relaxation

This itinerary is a good combination of culture, local life, exciting activities and stunning scenery.

Cruise along the ancient canals and visit a floating market in Bangkok, visit the legendary "bridge over the river Kwai" and multi-tiered Erawan Falls in Kanchanaburi, learn about and interact with elephants in Chiang Mai, discover the charming island of Koh Samui, introduce your kids to a new world, and enjoy a great vacation at the same time during this family-friendly trip.

  • Days:12±
  • Best for: first-timers,adventurers.
  • Departure date: up to you
  • Sample price:US$2,489 each (2 people)* and US$ 2,069 each (4 people)
  • Flights:Thailand domestic's is included (international on request)

*The price is based on a private tour. The cost for a customized private SE Asia tour from US$200/person/day

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Tour Highlights

Take a ride on a vibrant local transport to discover Bangkok's charm

take local transport to visit bangkok

Enjoy a special overnight stay in a floating villa on the river Kwai.

The Float House River Kuai

Splash in the emerald green water at Erawan Falls in Kanchanaburi.

Erawan Falls

Have a close encounter with elephants in the jungle.

bahte the elephant in the jungle of chiang mai

Explore Chiang Mai's handicraft village and learn about its time-honored crafting traditions.

Chiang Mai handicraft village

Relax and spend some quality time at the wonderful beach in Koh Samui.

Family Holiday in Koh Samui Island

Thailand Family Holiday Map (Suggested Route)

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Suggested Itinerary for Inspiration

Your preferences design the real journey. We're ready to create a wonderful Thailand family trip for you.

Day 1
Bangkok Arrival, Airport Collection

Upon arrival, your private tour guide and driver will greet you at the airport and then drive you to your hotel. The rest of the day will be free for you to explore at your leisure.

Day 2
City Exploration and Bangkok's Top Attractions

Explore Bangkok's famous highlights in the morning when it is cooler. The landmarks of Bangkok include Wat Pho, the Grand Palace, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and the Temple of Dawn.

Try out Bangkok's different forms of public transport — the public taxi boat, a long-tail boat, and the infamous Thai tuk-tuk. This is a fun excursion that gives you a fantastic insight into the capital as well as the local people. Conclude your day with a visit to the bustling Chinatown area.

wat pho
The Magnificent Wat Pho
Day 3
Bangkok to Kanchanaburi — Local Markets, Bridge over the River Kuai

After breakfast, drive out for about an hour southwest of Bangkok to Maeklong Railway Market. What makes it special is that the market is located on a train line where, a few times a day, the train runs directly through the market.

Later, visit Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. It is the most popular floating market in Thailand and is great for photo opportunities, food, and giving you an insight into a bygone way of life.

After that, take a 2-hour drive to Kanchanaburi, and visit the famous bridge over the river Kwai, which was built by prisoners of war during World War II, overseen by the Japanese. Walk across the bridge and learn about how World War II affected Thailand.

After the tour, you guide and driver will transfer you to the Phutakien Pier, where you will take a motorized long-tailed boat, passing by unspoiled mountains and jungle, to your hotel — The Float House River Kuai.

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
The Railway and Floating Market
Day 4
A Day Tour to Visit Erawan Falls

Erawan National Park is one of the most famous national parks in Thailand. The major attraction in the park is Erawan Falls, which has emerald green ponds that you are allowed to swim in. This is a good place to visit, especially for families with children. You can enjoy some gentle trekking in the forest, splashing around in the water, and relaxing while you spot some wild monkeys.

Erawan Falls
The Second Tier of Erawan Waterfalls
Day 5
Kanchanaburi to Bangkok Airport, Fly to Chiang Mai

Check out of your hotel among the mountains and forests, then drive for about 4 hours to Bangkok airport, and take an hour's flight to Chiang Mai.

Upon your arrival, your guide and driver will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your hotel in downtown Chiang Mai.

Day 6
Chiang Mai City Life Experience and Mt. Doi Suthep

After breakfast in your hotel, visit a vibrant food and flower market where local Thais do their shopping. Later, head for Doi Suthep mountain, where you will visit one of the most sacred temples in Northern Thailand — Wat Phra That (founded in 1383). After climbing up 309 steps, you will be rewarded with a superb panoramic view of Chiang Mai city!

Continue to Wat Suan Dok, just outside the ancient city walls of Chiang Mai. The temple was built in the 14th century to accommodate important priests visiting from Sukhothai and to be a place for local monks to shelter from the rain.

Return to Chiang Mai, and take a rickshaw ride through its busy streets and quiet alleys.

Doi Suthep mountain
The Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Day 7
Have a Close Encounter with Elephants in the Jungle

About 1½ hours' drive from Chiang Mai, beside a Karen village in a densely forested mountainous region, Elephant Jungle Sanctuary is surrounded by a spectacular forest landscape. During the program there, you can change into traditional Karen clothing, get to know each of the remarkable elephants and gain a special understanding of their daily lives and behaviors. Learn how to make herbal medicine balls, feed the elephants, and then walk with the elephants to the river. Bathe and brush the elephants.

Finally, eat some snacks and seasonal fresh fruit, before enjoying once again the impressive rural scenery as you drive back to Chiang Mai.

Interact with elephant in Chiang Mai
Interact with elephant
Day 8
Chiang Mai Handicraft Village

Immerse yourself in the heart of Chiang Mai's artisanal heritage with a captivating half-day visit to San Kamphaeng and Bo Sang villages.

San Kamphaeng, aptly nicknamed "Home of Handicrafts," boasts workshops showcasing the region's diverse artistic traditions. Witness skilled artisans crafting everything from intricate silk textiles and gleaming silverware to beautiful lacquerware and lifelike wood carvings.

In Bo Sang, a village renowned for its vibrant culture, delve into the unique art of umbrella making. Learn how mulberry bark is transformed into paper, then hand-painted into colorful masterpieces. You'll have the opportunity to observe the entire process, from meticulous design to final assembly, and perhaps even find the perfect handmade souvenir to cherish

Bo Sang village
The unique art of umbrella making in Bo Sang
Day 9
Chiang Mai to Koh Samui

After breakfast, you will have a private transfer to the airport, and from there fly to Koh Samui.

Upon your arrival in Koh Samui, we'll provide a private transfer to your beautiful hotel by the beach.

koh samui
Spend some quality time at the wonderful beach in Koh Samui
Day10 - 11
Koh Samui

These days are free from arrangements, allowing you to spend them at your leisure by the beaches of Koh Samui.

Day 12
Koh Samui to Bangkok, Bangkok Departure

After breakfast, your driver will transfer you to Koh Samui Airport, where you will take a morning flight back to Bangkok, and then connect with your international departure flight.

Ideas for Making This Trip Uniquely Yours

Special experiences can be added to brighten a honeymoon trip, a family vacation, a birthday, or satisfy personal interests.

food
Bangkok Evening Food Tour by Tuk Tuk

For foodies

a lady with pink dress
An Extension to Chiang Rai

For culture fans

Erawan waterfall
Island Hopping Day Tour to Koh Tao

For families or adventurers

Hand-Picked Hotels

We select hotels with style and local features. Let us know your preferences and we'll find your ideal hotel.

Maitria Hotel Sukhumvi
Maitria Hotel Sukhumvit Bangkok
Smile Lanna Hotel in Chiang Mai
Smile Lanna Hotel in Chiang Mai
The Float House River Kwai
The Float House River Kwai Kanchanaburi
Boutique resort in Koh Samui
Peace Resort Koh Samui

Tour Price:

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US$2,489 p/p(based on a private tour for 2 people)
US$2,069 p/p(based on a private tour for 4 people)
  • The price is based on a private tour during the low season with 4-star hotel options.
  • The price varies based on program, travel date, number of people.
  • We could also price a tour including both 4-star and 5-star hotels for you.
  • The price for a child younger than 8 is approximately 80% of the adult's price.
  • We accept payments in multiple currencies (GBP, AUD, CAD, EUR...).

Price Includes:

  • Privately-driven air-conditioned vehicle with ample space (except where stated)
  • English-speaking local guide for the sightseeing
  • Attraction tickets and itinerary activities
  • Accommodation for all nights
  • Flights/trains between itinerary cities
  • Hotel breakfasts and itinerary lunches/dinners
  • 24/7 helpline while touring
  • Governmental taxes

Price Excludes:

  • International flights not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Overweight luggage more than 20 kg per person
  • Visa fee, if applicable
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal expenses

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