Family adventures in Thailand with elephants

Classic Family Thailand Tour

Country: Thailand

14 Days | $14,300

“When I think of family friendly travel, the first destination I think of is Thailand!” – Andrea Ross.

The Thai people welcome traveling families with open arms. Known as the land of smiles, this beautiful family-friendly country offers culture, diversity, history and some of the best beaches in the world. In this 14-day tour, your family will experience the highlights, have a blast at Dream World Theme Park, and relax at the southern beaches.


Day 1 Bangkok – Arrival

Arrive in Bangkok where you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel.

Meals Included: None

Overnight at Centre Point, Silom Hotel – 2Bedroom Apartment

Day 2 Bangkok – Public Transport Tour with Klong trip

You will be met by your guide at your hotel at 9am and set off on the Skytrain. Enjoy the elevated view of central Bangkok as you speed across town to the river where you will board a river express boat to the Flower Market. Take in the sights and smells as you wander past stalls piled with flowers and then head off on an exciting tuk tuk ride to Wat Pho to see the famous Reclining Buddha.

Enjoy a thirty minute massage at the temple’s traditional Thai massage school followed by lunch at a local restaurant, and then head to the pride of Thailand, the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew housing the Emerald Buddha. Take a stroll down the street to a local Buddhist amulet market before heading off along the klongs (canals) finally boarding a river express boat to the Skytrain station and returning to your hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight at Centre Point, Silom Hotel – 2Bedroom Apartment

Day 3 Bangkok – Dreamworld

You will be met at your hotel and transferred to Dreamworld, a theme park about 45-minutes outside of Bangkok. Dreamworld is like no amusement park you’ve ever been to, but has a touch of every amusement park you’ve ever been to! It’s a great place to let the kids have a break from temples and touring and just enjoy some games and rides. Make sure you take the Rapids Ride, a great way to beat the heat and enjoy the live action show, but ear plugs aren’t a bad idea! You can have a local lunch of meat on a stick or really give the kids a treat and visit the KFC in the park! Enjoy a truly Thai experience with Thai families enjoying the day around you. Your driver will be ready to take you home when you’re ready to go.

Meals included: Breakfast

Overnight at Centre Point, Silom Hotel – 2Bedroom Apartment

Day 4 Chiang Mai – Doi Suthep and Home Industries

You will be transferred to Bangkok Airport for your flight – (flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai included).  You will be met at Chiang Mai Airport and transferred to your hotel.
This morning visit Doi Suthep, the most important Wat in Chiang Mai. Perched high above the city, it offers wonderful views of the city and countryside below.
Enjoy lunch with your guide a local restaurant. After lunch visit the Chiang Mai home industries. See the process of creating lacquer-ware, silk and traditional Thai umbrellas; look through the stores filled with the beautiful finished products.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight at Yaang Come Village Hotel – Family Room

Day 5 Chiang Mai – Patara Mahout Training at Patara Elephant Farm

You will be met in the lobby of your hotel at 7:30am and transferred to the Patara Elephant Farm outside of Chiang Mai. At the farm you will be given your training outfit and a brief talk on working with elephants before heading into the bush to find them. As the day goes on you will hear all about elephant farm management and the breeding program taking place here. You will meet the elephants and learn to approach them and work with them from the ground and to take them to the river for their morning bath.

After a short ride to a local temple you can learn about elephants in Buddhism and the Thai’s ancient relationship with these traditional beasts of burden. Around mid-day you will set off for a ride through the jungle to some waterfalls where you will enjoy a picnic lunch and a swim with your elephant in the falls. Return to the camp in the afternoon and say goodbye to your new friends before being transferred back to your hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight at Yaang Come Village Hotel – Family Room

Day 6 Chiang Mai – Morning Alms to Monks and Doi Inthanon National Park

Wake up early and your guide will escort you into Chiang Mai. Taking a rickshaw ride visit the Tapae and Chiang Mai Gates en route to the market where you will participate in the traditional Buddhist food offering to monks. Enjoy watching the Chiang Mai people going about their daily lives. Stop at Wat Srisoda to see the local monks in Morning Prayer before returning to your hotel in time for breakfast.

After breakfast set off for Doi Inthanon National Park where you will reach the summit of the highest mountain in Thailand. Enjoy beautiful scenery on the way and stop to visit a Karen Village before reaching the peak of the mountain, 8,514 feet above sea level. Take a walk out into the jungle and look for bird life before returning back down, stopping at a picturesque waterfall on the way. You will have lunch on the mountain and on the way back you can stop at Baan Ta-Wai, where they make wooden carvings, pottery and imitation antiques. Return to your hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight at Yaang Come Village Hotel – Family Room

Day 7 Phuket – Arrival

Transfer to Chiang Mai Airport for your onward flight (flight from Chiang Mai to Phuket included). You will be met at Phuket Airport and transferred to your hotel. Once you have checked in relax and enjoy your resort. There are restauraunts in the hotel and in the surrounding area, pools to enjoy and of course the beach! Spend the afternoon at your leisure.

Meals included: Breakfast

Overnight at Mom Tri’s Boat House Hotel – 1Double with 2extra beds Suite Room

Day 8 Phuket – Day at Leisure

Have a free day to explore on your own.

Meals included: Breakfast

Overnight at Mom Tri’s Boat House Hotel – 1Double with 2extra beds Suite Room

Day 9 Phuket – Hongs by Starlight

You will be met at your hotel between 12:30 and 1pm and driven with the rest of the group to the Ao Po Pier to board your boat. Cruise towards the National Park while you enjoy a light Thai lunch and listen to a briefing on the wildlife and your schedule. In the afternoon you will be taken by kayak into various hongs and caves, enjoying some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. In the evening enjoy a Thai Seafood dinner and then make your own krathong to float for luck that evening. Enjoy the sunset on board before returning in the dusk to a hong where you will launch your kratong,  experiencing a magical moment!

At around 8pm you will start your return to the island. Relax on the Starlight Deck and enjoy the amazing boat ride back your way lit by the stars . You will return to your hotel around 10pm.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight at Mom Tri’s Boat House Hotel – 1Double with 2extra beds Suite Room

Day 10 Phuket – PhiPhi Island

A van will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to a private pier. From here catch the Phi Phi Village Resort speedboat and travel in style to Phi Phi Island. The views are amazing and you can soak up the sun as you fly over gorgeous blue water past lush, green island. Arrive at Phi Phi Village Reosrt where you will be shown to your bungalow.

Meals included: Breakfast

Overnight at PhiPhi Island Village Resort – 1Double with 2extra beds Hillside Pool Villa Room

Day 11 – 12 PhiPhi Island – Days at Leisure

Have a free day to explore on your own.

Meals included: Breakfast

Overnight at PhiPhi Island Village Resort – 1Double with 2extra beds Hillside Pool Villa Room

Day 13 PhiPhi Island – Phuket

In the morning you will be transferred by speedboat from Phi Phi Island Village Resort to Phuket. Have the rest of the day to lounge about the beach!

Meals included: Breakfast

Overnight at Mom Tri’s Boat House Hotel – 1Double with 2extra beds Suite Room

Day 14 Phuket – Departure

Transfer to the airport in time to catch your flight – (flight from Phuket to Bangkok included).

Meals included: Breakfast

Tour Rate Starting at: $14,300 for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children ages 10 and 5)

Price includes:

  • Air tickets Bangkok – Chiang Mai – Phuket – Bangkok
  • Boat tickets as specified above
  • Accommodation as specified above
  • Air-conditioned car/van with driver
  • Licensed English speaking guides
  • Tours and admission fees as mentioned above
  • Meals as specified in itinerary, including water

Price excludes:

  • Personal expenses
  • Visa fees
  • Airport tax
  • Drinks (except water) and meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Tips
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