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Tour Overview

This 12-day Thailand family adventure will take you through the country's cultural and natural wonders. Begin in bustling Bangkok, exploring ancient temples, bustling markets, and the serene River Kwai. Discover the beauty of Erawan National Park's waterfalls before heading to Chiang Mai for cultural immersion and an elephant sanctuary experience. Celebrate Loy Krathong and its lantern festival traditions. Finally, unwind on the tropical paradise of Koh Samui. This well-rounded journey offers a perfect blend of cultural enrichment, natural exploration, and relaxation, making it an ideal choice for a memorable family vacation in Thailand.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Discover Wat Pho: Marvel at the Reclining Buddha and intricate Thai architecture at Bangkok's iconic Wat Pho temple.
  • River Kwai Adventure: Explore markets, visit the Bridge, and glide through jungle waters to your floating riverside abode.
  • Erawan Waterfalls: Swim in crystal-clear pools amidst lush forests and spot playful monkeys at Erawan National Park.
  • Chiang Mai Culture: Immerse in local life with markets, hilltop temples, and rickshaw rides in Chiang Mai.
  • Elephant Sanctuary: Connect with gentle giants, feed, bathe, and walk with elephants in a responsible sanctuary.
  • Loy Krathong Festival: Create and release lantern krathongs, celebrating Thai traditions under starry skies.
  • Koh Samui Bliss: Unwind on pristine beaches, swim in azure waters, and relish tropical paradise in Koh Samui.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon your arrival at Bangkok's Airport, your guide and driver will be waiting to greet you with a warm welcome. They'll assist you with your luggage and ensure a smooth transfer to your hotel in the heart of Bangkok. Take in the sights and sounds of the city during the drive, which will give you a taste of the bustling metropolis you're about to explore.

    After you've checked in at your hotel, take some time to settle in and relax. You might want to freshen up after your journey or enjoy a refreshing drink at the hotel's bar. The rest of the day is at your leisure, allowing you to acclimate to the local time zone and surroundings.

    Meal: N/A

    Accommodation: in Bangkok

  2. Begin your day with a visit to Wat Pho, one of Bangkok's most revered temples. Marvel at the grandeur of the temple complex and don't forget to admire the famous Reclining Buddha, a 46-meter-long golden statue.

    For an authentic Bangkok experience, embark on a tuk-tuk ride through the city's bustling streets. Your tuk-tuk will take you to the iconic Grand Palace, a majestic complex that houses the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew). Explore the intricate architecture and learn about the rich history of these landmarks.

    Bangkok Grand Palace
    Grand Palace

    Pause for a delectable Thai lunch at a local restaurant, where you can savor a variety of flavorful dishes. Step aboard a long-tail boat for a scenic ride along the Chao Phraya River. The boat journey will take you past picturesque waterfront views, and your first stop will be Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn. This temple, adorned with intricate porcelain and seashell mosaics, is a true sight to behold.

    After your boat adventure, return to the city center and head to the vibrant district of Chinatown. Stroll through its narrow alleys and bustling markets, taking in the sensory delights and unique atmosphere.

    Return to your hotel, where you can freshen up and relax. The evening is free for you to explore Bangkok's bustling nightlife or enjoy a tranquil dinner at your leisure.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Bangkok

    Thailand Bangkok Chinatown
    Stroll through the Chinatown

  3. After a hearty breakfast, embark on a scenic drive of approximately one hour to the Maeklong Railway Market. This unique market is set along an active railway track, and you'll witness vendors swiftly moving their stalls as trains approach.

    Continue your journey to the famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, where you can experience the vibrant and bustling scene of vendors selling fresh produce, souvenirs, and local snacks from their boats.

    Bangkok Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
    Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

    In the afternoon, head towards Kanchanaburi, a historical and picturesque town located about two hours away. Here, you'll visit the Bridge on the River Kwai, a poignant reminder of World War II history.

    Journey to Phutakien Pier, where you'll board a long-tailed boat for an adventurous ride through the lush jungle to reach The Float House River Kwai. This unique accommodation offers a tranquil escape surrounded by nature.

    Enjoy a serene night at The Float House, where you can savor a delicious dinner and unwind while listening to the sounds of the river and jungle.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: at the Float House

  4. After breakfast at The Float House, prepare for a day of natural exploration. You'll venture to Erawan National Park, renowned for its stunning Erawan Waterfalls. These cascades are known for their emerald-green, tiered pools where you can swim and cool off.

    Kanchanaburi Thailand Erawan Waterfalls
    Erawan Waterfalls

    Enjoy a picnic-style lunch amidst the pristine natural surroundings of the park.

    Continue your adventure by hiking through the lush forest, keeping an eye out for the playful monkeys that inhabit the area. Take in the serene beauty of the park, from the crystal-clear pools to the dense foliage.

    Return to The Float House, where you can relax, enjoy dinner, and reflect on the day's natural wonders.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: at the Float House

  5. After breakfast at The Float House, it's time to bid farewell to the River Kwai region. Check out from your accommodation and embark on a picturesque drive that will take you approximately four hours to reach Bangkok's Airport.

    Upon arrival at the airport, you'll board a flight to Chiang Mai, a city nestled in the lush landscapes of northern Thailand.

    Check in to your Chiang Mai hotel and enjoy a relaxing evening in this charming city.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Chiang Mai

  6. Begin your day by immersing yourself in the local culture of Chiang Mai. Visit a bustling food and flower market where vendors display an array of fresh produce, aromatic herbs, and vibrant flowers.

    Your next stop is Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a sacred temple perched atop a hill. Climb the staircase adorned with mythical Nāgas to reach the temple and be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of Chiang Mai.

    Thailand Chiang Mai Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
    Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

    Relish the flavors of northern Thai cuisine at a local restaurant.

    Return to Chiang Mai's city center, where you'll hop on a traditional rickshaw. Allow your friendly rickshaw driver to take you on a leisurely ride through the charming streets.

    The evening is yours to enjoy at your own pace. You can explore Chiang Mai's night markets, dine at a local restaurant, or simply relax at your hotel.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Chiang Mai

  7. Today's adventure takes you to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, where you'll have the unique opportunity to interact with these gentle giants in an ethical and responsible environment. Learn about elephant behavior, feed them, and observe their daily routines.

    Enjoy a delicious Thai lunch at the sanctuary while taking in the serene surroundings.

    Phuket Elephant Jungle Sanctuary
    Walk with Elephants in Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

    Continue your immersive elephant experience by participating in activities like bathing and walking with the elephants. This is a truly memorable and educational encounter.

    Return to your Chiang Mai hotel, where you can relax and reflect on the incredible day spent with elephants.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Chiang Mai

  8. Begin the day with a leisurely morning, perhaps exploring the local surroundings or enjoying a relaxing spa treatment.

    Then delve into the cultural customs of Loy Krathong, one of Thailand's most beautiful festivals. Participate in a lantern-making activity to create your own krathong, a floating offering traditionally made of banana leaves, flowers, and candles.

    Join the festivities by releasing your krathong into a nearby river or body of water, adding your own wishes and intentions to this ancient tradition.

    Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of Loy Krathong, as the waterways are adorned with floating krathongs. It's a magical experience that provides insight into Thai culture and spirituality.

    Thailand Loy Krathong Making
    A boy is releasing its own Loy Krathong

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Chiang Mai

  9. After a relaxed breakfast, check out from your Chiang Mai hotel. Your driver will take you to Chiang Mai Airport for your flight to Koh Samui, a tropical paradise in the Gulf of Thailand.

    Upon arrival at Koh Samui, check in to your beachfront resort. You'll be greeted by the island's tranquil atmosphere, white sandy beaches, and crystal-clear waters.

    Enjoy your first evening in Koh Samui by taking a leisurely stroll along the beach, watching the sunset, and savoring a delightful dinner at your resort.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Koh Samui

  10. These two days are free for you to unwind and enjoy the beauty of Koh Samui at your own pace.

    You can choose to soak up the sun on the beach, swim in the azure waters, explore the island's lush interior, or engage in water sports and activities.

    Thailand Koh Samui with Kids
    A mother and her child are swinging on the beach

    Sample delicious Thai and international cuisine at local restaurants or indulge in beachfront dining at your resort.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Koh Samui

  11. This day is free for you.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Koh Samui

  12. Your final morning in Koh Samui is a chance to savor the island's beauty one last time. You can take a leisurely stroll along the beach or enjoy breakfast with a view.

    Check out from your resort, and your driver will escort you to Samui International Airport for your onward flight to your next destination or back home.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price ($=USD)

From $1899 P.P, which is based on a private tour for 2 people. The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel.

Price Includes

  • 11 nights' accommodation in 4-star hotels;
  • Meals listed in the itinerary;
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guides as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day;
  • Domestic air flights mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.

Price Excludes

  • International air tickets (Could be assisted).
  • Visa handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Tipping for guide, driver, bell boy, etc.
  • Services not stated in the itinerary.

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