9-Day Thailand Family Tour

9-Day Thailand Family Tour

By Nora OuUpdated Sep. 24, 2021
Thailand Family Tour with Elephant Encounter & Island Escape

This tour is designed for a family who wants to explore the essence of exotic Bangkok and wishes to have free days for family time on the beautiful beaches of the Phi Phi Islands and Phuket. A meaningful journey to Elephant Jungle Sanctuary in Phuket is included - a wonderful experience for the whole family!ah-tl-8


  • Enjoy an insightful discovery of exotic Bangkok.
  • Explore Maeklong Railway Market and Damnoen Saduak Floating Market.
  • Have a close encounter with remarkable elephants at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket.
  • Cross the charming Phi Phi Islands off your bucket list.
  • Enjoy unforgettable family time on a sunny beach.
Bob Bosshard March 11, 2020

Itinerary in Detail

Day 1
Bangkok Arrival
Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn Bangkok (4-star) / Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel (5-star)

Your private guide and driver will greet you at the airport upon your arrival and drive you to the hotel where you can rest or wander around the hotel.

Day 2
Bangkok City Highlights Tour
breakfast and lunch

The famous Wat Pho is a must-see in Bangkok and the sacred Reclining Buddha attracts a great number of local citizens and travelers. Buddhist monks hold a holy ceremony here every day. As the sun rises, the monks gather in the hall and start chanting solemnly. You will have the chance to join this pious ritual.

Take a Thai tuk tuk ride via Pak Khlong Talat flower market. Visit the Grand Palace to see its imposing architecture, precious paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts. Hop on a long-tailed boat and cruise along the Chao Phraya River to the grand Wat Arun.

Make a final stop at Bangkok's bustling China Town to see a different side of the city.

Take a Thai tuk tuk ride Take a Thai tuk tuk ride
Day 3
Morning Market Tour
breakfast and lunch

You will witness trains passing by a mere two feet in front of you at Maeklong Railway Market, just like a scene from an action movie.

The stalls close and reopen according to the train's arrival and departure. This is something that you can only experience here.

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market will satisfy your curiosity about a typical floating market. The canals are filled with boats scrambling to sell fresh fruit, snacks, and other goods. Take a long-tailed boat down the canals of this bustling market

Damnoen Saduak Floating MarketDamnoen Saduak Floating Market
Day 4
Fly to Phuket
breakfast and lunch
Horizon Karon Beach Resort & Spa (4-star)/Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort and Spa (5-star)

After having breakfast, your guide and driver will meet you in the hotel lobby and drive you to the airport to catch your flight to Phuket.

Your guide and driver will pick you up from the airport and take you to the hotel.

Day 5
A Half-Day Memorable Elephant Experience
breakfast and lunch

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and make your way through scenic agricultural areas, rolling hills, and beaches, to arrive at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket. Your guide will tell you the history of the sanctuary and give you knowledge of the elephants while you make preparations to meet them. Unlike other commercial places, riding and performance of the elephants are not allowed here. You will spend a half-day with the free-roaming elephants by feeding and bathing them, or simply being their playmate.

Enjoy a lunch of traditional Thai food consisting of freshly cooked Pad Thai and seasonal fruit. Say goodbye to the friendly elephants and return to the hotel.

Take a close encounter with elephantTake a close encounter with elephant
Day 6
A Day Tour to Phi Phi Island
breakfast and lunch

The Phi Phi Islands have a popular reputation for their emerald waters, sugar-white beaches and relaxing resorts, which make them some of the top destinations in Thailand.

Hop on a speedboat at the Boat Lagoon Marina and visit Bamboo Island first. A particularly enchanting island of white sand, sparkling crystal-clear water, and a cloudless blue sky. You can swim or simply enjoy the sunshine. Continue to Yong Island, which is an ideal place for snorkeling. You can see antler corals and colorful tropical fish beneath the beautiful water.

Enjoy a simple local buffet lunch on arrival at Koh Phi Phi Don before taking a dip in the Viking Cave, known for its swifts' nests, the main component of bird's nest soup.

Cruise back to Phuket and transfer to your hotel.

The famous Phi Phi IslandThe famous Phi Phi Island
Day 7 and 8
Free Time on The Beach

Fully relax and enjoy family time on a sunny beach at your leisure.

Day 9
Phuket to Bangkok for Departure

Catch a flight from Phuket to Bangkok then take your flight home.

Thank you for traveling with Asia Highlights and we hope to help you again soon.

Our Service Includes:

9 days from $1,689 per person per night (based on 2 persons and 4-star hotels)
  • Private transfers and English-speaking tour guide
  • All guided sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation mentioned in the itinerary
  • Breakfasts at hotels and lunches for every guided day
  • Governmental taxes

Hand-picked Hotels

We have selected hotels with different styles and for different budgets. Let us know your preferences and we will help you find the right one.

superior sky room at eastin grand sathorn bangkok hotel
Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn Bangkok
Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort and Spa
Phuket Island
Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort and Spa


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