Enjoy a taste of traditional Thailand on this exciting family adventure, visiting the colourful city of Chiang Mai and its hill tribes, sailing along the Kwai Noi River in a long-tail boat and staying in a jungle lodge.
Your trip starts in Chiang Mai, where you explore its colourful temples by trishaw, before heading out to the rural countryside to learn about traditional farm and hill tribe life. Travel like a local in hectic Bangkok before returning to a slower pace of life in the floating markets of Tha Ka, where you can spend time with a local family who will teach you how to make sweets and toys out of local ingredients.
You'll then board a long-tail boat and sail along the beautiful Kwai Noi River to a riverside jungle lodge, enjoy a hike to the crystal clear Erawan Falls, and visit the famous Bridge on the River Kwai. Finally, transfer to Hua Hin for a well-deserved day on the beach, as well as a jungle safari and a visit to a wildlife sanctuary, home to over 450 rescued animals.
Depart the UK on an overnight flight to Chiang Mai.
On arrival in Chiang Mai, transfer to your accommodation. This evening, an optional traditional Khantoke dinner can be arranged
Explore the temple of Wat Prah Singh and the vibrant Warorot Market. In the afternoon, visit the great market of Kaad Luang and learn about the history of this popular market while trying some of the local specialities.
In the morning, visit a Lanna handicraft village which still maintains an authentic pottery style. This afternoon, visit Doi Suthep and Wat Pha Lat temples and admire the fabulous views over the city and surrounding countryside.
Today you’ll travel to the northern Thailand countryside to visit Chiang Dao cave. Next, enjoy lunch at an organic farm, where you will have the chance to plant or harvest vegetables and learn about life in rural Thailand.
This evening, transfer to your hill tribe lodge where there will be an evening barbeque and Hmong dancing.
This morning is at leisure for optional activities or perhaps visit the nearby hill tribe village. This afternoon you will be transferred back to Chiang Mai for a flight to Bangkok.
This morning discover some of the remarkable landmarks in Bangkok’s Chinatown. The afternoon is free for you to further explore the city.
Enjoy a full day’s guided tour of Bangkok using public transport. Travel on the Skytrain, take a boat trip to visit Wat Pho, see the Grand Palace, ride on a tuk-tuk and climb the Golden Mountain for incredible views over the city.
Departing the city, travel to Tha Ka where you will row along the canal in a paddle-boat and visit a local family to prepare lunch and learn to make tiny toys out of sugar palm.
Then travel into the jungle by long-tail boat and stay in a floating jungle raft. This evening you have an opportunity to enjoy some traditional dancing and music.
Hike to the crystal clear waterfalls of Erawan National Park and then, in the afternoon, drive to the Hellfire Pass Memorial museum and learn about the Allied and Asian prisoners.
Visit the Bridge on the River Kwai and the Death Railway. Afterwards, transfer to your beach resort at Hua Hin, where the rest of the day is at leisure for you to relax by the pool and enjoy stunning views over the Gulf of Thailand.
Today is kept free for you to enjoy the beach and facilities of Hua Hin.
After a morning at leisure, it's a two hour drive to Kuibuiri National Park, a vast jungle on the Burmese border and the biggest habitat in Thailand for wild elephants. Enjoy a half-day elephant spotting safari in the park.
Spend a full day visiting a wildlife sanctuary where you will be able to see hundreds of rescued animals and help to feed the elephants.
Transfer back to Bangkok in time for your return flight to the UK (most flights arrive the following day).
Day 16: Arrive UK
You should note: If you have more time, it’s possible to extend your beach stay in Hua Hin. Please enquire for details.
- Prices from (exc. international flights): £1,849 per adult, £1,799 per child
- Prices from (inc. flights from/to UK): £2,959 per adult, £2,639 per child
Flight prices are subject to change, and prices tend to be higher during peak periods.
Child prices apply for ages 11 and under at the time of travel.
- Duration: 16 days
- Ideal for ages: 4+
- Itinerary type: Small group
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|2019||13 Apr||26 Apr||£1,849||£1,799||Available*||Book or Enquire|
|2019||10 Aug||23 Aug||£1,899||£1,799||Available*||Book or Enquire|
|2020||4 Apr||17 Apr||£1,899||£1,799||Available*||Book or Enquire|