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Thailand Family Adventure

Tailor Made Itinerary

15 Days From A$7,187

Overview

Home to ancient history, stunning landscapes, educational activities and some of the most delicious food and warmest hospitality in all of Asia, Thailand has it all for an exciting and relaxing family escape....
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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Meet locals and admire the scenery as you take an overnight train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai
  • Kayak around Phang Nga National Park and learn about the incredible geology and marine wildlife in the area
  • Discover elephants and hill-tribes around Chiang Mai
  • Soak up the culinary delights of Bangkok by tuk tuk, boat and Skytrain, and enjoy a cooking class
  • Immerse yourself in the peace and harmony of Buddhism and meet local monks
  • Enjoy the warm waters and golden sands of the Andaman Sea

ITINERARY

This is a suggested itinerary. Our experts have all travelled widely in the region and will be happy to tailor any of our itineraries to suit your tastes, or build a trip from scratch.

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DAY 1: ARRIVE BANGKOK

DAY 1: ARRIVE BANGKOK

Arrive into Bangkok where you will be met by a Wild Frontiers representative and taken to your hotel.

Riva Surya Hotel Bangkok

DAY 2: BANGKOK: CITY TOUR

DAY 2: BANGKOK: CITY TOUR

Today you will set off on your city tour, travelling by river express boat, tuk tuk, canal boat and the exciting Skytrain which offers an elevated view of central Bangkok. Enjoy the sights and smells of Pak Klong Market, visit Wat Pho, the Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew, and cruise around the famous klongs, or canals, of the Chao Phraya River, enjoying the eclectic mix of this fascinating city.

Riva Surya Hotel Bangkok
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 3: BANGKOK: CULINARY DELIGHTS

DAY 3: BANGKOK: CULINARY DELIGHTS

This morning you will dive into the hustle and bustle of Bangkok’s busy streets to discover its incredible culinary delights. Visit local markets where you will have an opportunity to peruse numerous food stalls selling fresh, exotic produce and goods, sample local tea or try an authentic Thai snack. Spend some time at the famous Aor Tor Kor Market, a Co-Op which was created by the Marketing Organization for Farmers and is immensely popular for tourists and Bangkok locals alike. After enjoying a filling lunch, head back to your hotel for a free afternoon.

Riva Surya Hotel Bangkok
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4: BANGKOK: WEEKEND MARKET - CHIANG MAI

DAY 4: BANGKOK: WEEKEND MARKET - CHIANG MAI

After an early breakfast, you will head to the Chatuchak Weekend Market to beat the heat and crowds of the day. This market is one of the largest in the world and offers variety beyond compare. Roam through the thousands of stalls selling clothing, books, wood carvings, house decor, gifts, art, and antiques. Your guide will navigate you through the market, sharing thoughts on Thai art, culture, and modern-day life. Late afternoon you will be transferred to the train station where you will catch your overnight train to Chiang Mai.

Breakfast

DAY 5: CHIANG MAI

DAY 5: CHIANG MAI

Arrive early morning into Chiang Mai where you will have the day to relax. Later this afternoon, drive up to visit Doi Suthep, the most important Wat in Chiang Mai, and enjoy the wonderful views of the city and countryside below. Continue west to Wat Suan Dok, a stunning location from which you can enjoy the sunset and witness evening prayer as the monks and local people come together at the end of the day.

Rimping Village

DAY 6: CHIANG MAI: ELEPHANTS

DAY 6: CHIANG MAI: ELEPHANTS

Today you will visit Elephant Nature Park, a wonderful organization dedicated to conserving and promoting the well-being of elephants. You will have an opportunity to feed and walk the elephants through the dense mountain forests, witnessing their natural behaviours and a sense of freedom, as well as helping to renew the elephant's habitat by planting trees in the forest.

Rimping Village
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7: CHIANG MAI: BUDDHISM AND COOKING

DAY 7: CHIANG MAI: BUDDHISM AND COOKING

Wake up early this morning and gain an insight into one of the cornerstones of life in Thailand - Buddhism. Together with your guide you will visit local temples and see the monks collecting alms, as well as enjoying their morning chanting. Meet with a monk and learn more about ancient religious traditions, his everyday life and the intricacies and dedication of different meditation practices. From here head to the market for a local breakfast and some Chai tea before returning to your hotel for some time at leisure. Later this afternoon you will head to the local market with your culinary specialists and shop for the freshest ingredients used in creating Thai dishes. From here you will transfer to a beautiful Lanna-style building which is the setting for your interactive cooking class today. Enjoy the fruits of your labour out on the peaceful garden patio before returning to your hotel.

Rimping Village
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8: CHIANG MAI: VILLAGES AND BAMBOO FOREST

DAY 8: CHIANG MAI: VILLAGES AND BAMBOO FOREST

Travel to Chiang Dao today where you will explore on foot. Follow a beautiful trail which passes through stunning landscapes rich in flora and fauna, as well as local villages home to the indigenous Lao Ho and Akha people. Continue on into the bamboo forest, an enchanting place filled with the sounds of creaking bamboo and an abundant birdlife, before enjoying a delicious lunch in one of the area’s best restaurants.

Rimping Village
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9: CHIANG MAI - PHUKET - KOH YAO YAI

DAY 9: CHIANG MAI - PHUKET - KOH YAO YAI

Fly south to Phuket today, where you will be met at the airport and transferred to the stunning white beaches of Koh Yao Yai, a small island overlooking the stunning Phang Nga bay. Here you can settle into your tropical paradise and relax to the sounds of the waves of the turquoise blue Andaman Sea.

Koh Yao Yai Village
Breakfast

DAY 10: KOH YAO YAI

DAY 10: KOH YAO YAI

You have today free to relax or explore on your own.

Koh Yao Yai Village
Breakfast

DAY 11: KOH YAO YAI

DAY 11: KOH YAO YAI

You have today free to relax or explore on your own.

Koh Yao Yai Village
Breakfast

DAY 12: KOH YAO YAI - PHUKET

DAY 12: KOH YAO YAI - PHUKET

This morning you will be transferred from Kho Yao Yai to Phuket where you can relax for the rest of the day or explore this colourful island.

Breakfast

DAY 12: PHUKET

DAY 12: PHUKET

You have today free to relax or explore on your own.

Breakfast

DAY 14: PHUKET: HONGS BY STARLIGHT

DAY 14: PHUKET: HONGS BY STARLIGHT

Today you can enjoy a fabulous cruise of Phang Nga National Park, as you join a group of other travellers to learn more about the marine geology and wildlife of this stunning area. Spend some time kayaking around the beautiful caves and lagoons, as well as enjoying some of the best Thai cuisine this area has to offer. End the day by creating then releasing your own ''kratong'', resulting in a spiritual and spectacular natural light show as dusk sets in over the park's magical hongs. You might even be lucky enough to witness the ethereal phosphorescent plankton as it lights up the night. Return to your hotel late evening.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 15: DEPART PHUKET

DAY 15: DEPART PHUKET

You will be transferred to the airport in time for your onward flight.

Breakfast

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Superior

No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Superior

No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Accommodation listed here is intended as a guide only, to give you a taste of what we can do. Our experts can tailor any aspect of this itinerary and accommodation to suit your budget and tastes.

GUIDELINE PRICE & WHAT’S INCLUDED

THAILAND FAMILY ADVENTURE (15 DAYS) A$7,187

MEALS

As specified in the itinerary, sampling some of the country's finest cuisine.

TRANSPORT

Private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced, dedicated drivers.

ENTRANCE FEES

Tours and admission fees, including tickets specified in the itinerary.

EXPERT TEAM

Licensed English-speaking guides and a support team available 24/7.

ACCOMMODATION

As specified in the itinerary, using some of our favourite local properties.

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra - The best of the best, the ultimate indulgence
Luxury - Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium - Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior - Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple - No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

CARBON CONTRIBUTIONS

If you book international flights through Wild Frontiers.

This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is based on two people travelling outside of peak periods. As this itinerary is only a suggestion and can be tailor-made to suit your interests and budget, your final price may differ.

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