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Our family adventure mixes a whole lot of bona fide Thai experiences – everything from a longboat tour of Bangkok, a meeting with a hill tribe community, a cooking class in Chiang Mai and a sombre visit to the infamous bridge over the River Kwai – with a little bit of sand and surf, too.

Join fellow minded families in this small group tour of Thailand with a maximum of 20 travellers but average of 12. The tour is designed for adventurers of all ages though children must be 5+ and all travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels ensures the whole family are involved. This trip is designed for parents and children to enjoy together. You will be travelling as part of a group of families with other children. The itinerary has been designed with the needs of the whole family in mind.

Expect standard service levels which mean comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character and a mix of public and private transport.

Highlights

  • Guided tour of Bangkok Klongs and Wat Po
  • Temple visits in Ayutthaya
  • Bridge on the River Kwai visit and Erawan National Park
  • Cooking class in Chiang Mai
  • Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
  • Free time on Koh Chang beaches

What’s Included

  • Guided tour of Bangkok Klongs and Wat Po
  • Temple visits in Ayutthaya
  • Bridge on the River Kwai visit and Erawan National Park
  • Cooking class in Chiang Mai
  • Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
  • Free time on Koh Chang beaches
  • Accommodations: Hotels (10 nts), sleeper train (1 nt)
  • Meals: 11 Breakfasts (Allow USD135-175 for meals not included).
  • Transportation: Train, plane, ferry, private van, walking.
  • Staff & experts
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides

Available extras (Add these to your tour when you book)
If you’re travelling solo and would prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, let us know at the time of booking. My Own Room – £419.00

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Day 1: Bangkok

Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting (1h18:00)
Arrival transfer included.

Accommodation: Mandala House (or similar) Hotel

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Day 2: Bangkok

Guided longboat tour of Bangkok’s klongs and Wat Po. Opt to visit Grand Palace, National Museum or Siam Ocean World.
You have free time this afternoon to enjoy this bustling city. Shoppers could spend weeks sifting through Bangkok’s malls and open-air markets.
Wat Po Guided Tour, Bangkok
Immerse yourself in Thai Buddhist culture and visit the famous giant 46m (151ft) reclining Buddha, covered in gold leaf. Relax with a traditional Thai massage at the country’s leading school of massage at Wat Po.
Klong Riverboat Tour, Bangkok
Travel by longtail boat on the busy Chao Phraya River. Go through the smaller klongs (canals) to see skyscrapers, temples, and shops in the distance, and the densely populated waterfront settlements up close.
Free Time Bangkok Afternoon
Enjoy some free time to enjoy this bustling metropolis. Stroll through one of Bangkok’s many malls and open-air markets, and pick up something if you’d like. Take a look at the optional activities tab.
Accommodation: Mandala House (or similar) Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

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Day 3: Bangkok/Kanchanaburi

Transfer to Kanchanaburi. Visit the Bridge over the River Kwai and explore Erawan National Park.
Private Vehicle Bangkok – Nam Tok Erawan (3h30m)
Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.
Erawan Waterfalls Visit Nam Tok Erawan
Visit one of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls. Its seven tiers offer a unique experience at every climb, reaching up to 1,500m (4921 ft). Swim in the turquoise pools, snap photos from the top tier, and opt to hike in the jungle to spot monkeys.
Bridge on the River Kwai Visit Kanchanaburi
Take in a piece of World War II history on this visit. We’re sure you’ve seen or at least heard of the famous movie “Bridge on the River Kwai.” Well, now you can tour the real thing. It’s massive, majestic, and imposing and offers fabulous views of the river below.
Private Vehicle Nam Tok Erawan – Kanchanaburi (1h)
Stretch out and enjoy the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.
Accommodation: Petch Fa Raft house (or similar) Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

4

Day 4: Kanchanaburi/Chiang Mai

Visit the temple complex of Ayutthaya before catching an overnight train to Chiang Mai.
Private Vehicle Kanchanaburi – Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 3h-4h
Stretch out and enjoy the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.
Ayutthaya Cycling Tour Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
Cycle this UNESCO World Heritage Site, enjoy the ride through the ruins and hop off to take some great photos.
Overnight train (beds) Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya – Chiang Mai 12h
Stretch out and get some well-earned rest en-route to the next stop.
Meals included: Breakfast

5

Day 5: Chiang Mai

Enjoy a city tour of Chiang Mai, Thai cooking class, and visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep temple, spectacularly situated on a mountaintop at an altitude of 3,520 feet.
Cooking Class Chiang Mai
Pick out the best ingredients at a local market and learn how to make delicious Thai dishes.
Chiang Mai City Tour
Enjoy a tour of spectacular Chiang Mai, a delightful city surrounded by rolling hills and filled with impressive architecture. Explore the great cafes, shops and accommodations of the old city; an important Buddhist centre since the 14th century, it is home to more than 300 temples. Many visitors come here to attend meditation retreats, massage classes or yoga lessons.
Doi Suthep Temple Visit
Visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a golden Buddhist temple outside of Chiang Mai on the Mt Doi Suthep. Climb 300 steps to reach the temple and be rewarded with an unforgettable view. Admire the many Buddhist relics at this sacred temple and visit the white elephant shrine. Legend has it that the location of the temple was chosen after a white elephant carried a relic to the mountain and trumpeted three times before dying on the spot. Also, with a little luck, you may witness the chanting of the monks.
Accommodation: Chiang Mai Gate Hotel (or similar) Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

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Day 6: Chiang Mai

Free Time Chiang Mai Full Day
Enjoy some free time exploring the temples, ancient ruins, and meditation centres of this spectacular city.
Accommodation: Chiang Mai Gate Hotel (or similar) Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

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Day 7: Chiang Mai/ Ko Chang

Fly to Bangkok and continue to Ko Chang with a private minivan transfer. Enjoy free time to enjoy the beach and relax.
Spend 3 nights in this tropical paradise isle taking boat rides, exploring its many beaches, and participating in all the water sports it has to offer. Rightfully famous for its delicious fresh seafood, indulge in fresh fish, crab, and squid.
Plane Chiang Mai – Bangkok (1h-1h15m)
Private Vehicle Bangkok – Trat (3h 45m-4h15m)
Stretch out and enjoy the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.
Ferry Trat – Ko Chang 45m
Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.
Private Vehicle Ko Chang 15m-30m
Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.
Free Time Ko Chang Afternoon
Lie back and catch a few rays or go for a swim in the gorgeous blue water of this tropical paradise.
Meals included: Breakfast

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Day 8 to 10: Ko Chang

Free day to relax on the beach and explore Ko Chang.
Lie back and catch a few rays or go for a swim in the gorgeous blue water of this tropical paradise.
Meals included: Breakfast

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Day 11: Ko Chang/Bangkok

Return to Bangkok by boat and bus. Free afternoon in Bangkok.
You have time to finish up any last minute shopping. There will be time for one last optional meal with all of your new found friends.
Private Vehicle Ko Chang (15m-30m)
Stretch out and enjoy the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.
Ferry Ko Chang – Trat (45m)
Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.
Private Vehicle Trat – Bangkok (3h 45m-4h15m)
Stretch out and enjoy the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.
Free Time Bangkok Afternoon
Finish some last minute shopping in this shoppers’ paradise, or simply explore the city.
Accommodation: Mandala House (or similar) Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

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Day 12: Bangkok

Depart at any time.
Meals included: Breakfast
Tour code: ATFF

Optional Activities: Bangkok Day 2

Grand Palace Visit Bangkok
Visit the King’s official residence (made up of many buildings, halls, lawns, gardens, and courtyards) on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. See the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and the Phra Maha Monthien Buildings.

National Museum Visit, Bangkok
See Thai artifacts on display from the Dvaravati, Srivijaya, Sukhothai and Ayutthaya periods as well as other Southeast Asian collections.

Siam Ocean World Visit, Bangkok
Enjoy seeing marine life up close at this impressive aquarium, one of the largest in Southeast Asia.

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