A tropical adventure for beach loving families, Thailand is a pleasure that all the family will enjoy. Renowned for exotic beaches, friendly people, delicious food and vibrant culture, it's no wonder so many visitors return.
Ride in a tuk-tuk
Discover colourful temples
Experience an overnight train
Explore a tropical rainforest
Play on fantastic beaches
Snorkel with thousands of fish
This itinerary will suit first-time adventurers and experienced explorers alike. You'll explore buzzing Bangkok before an exciting journey on an overnight train to the south. Stay among the chirping wildlife of the rainforest in a traditional lodge. Venture to tropical islands where just beyond the pure white sand beaches you can snorkel in clear, warm waters to see thousands of iridescent fish and brightly coloured coral.
We offer two versions of this itinerary, depending on the season. Our east coast itinerary outlined below operates from May to October. From November to April, the itinerary switches to Thailand's Andaman west coast, taking in the delights of Krabi, with it's limestone karst scenery and beautiful beaches, and the world-famous Phi Phi Island.
Why not extend your trip with a few days in Cambodia at the start or end of your tour? Spend three nights in Siem Reap where you will explore the temples lakes and villages of Cambodia. See the sunset over the phenomenal Angkor Wat, explore the Ta Phrom temple from Tomb Raider, visit a nearby village and take a boat ride on Tonle Sap Lake.
Day1: Depart UK
Fly to Bangkok on an overnight flight.
Day2: Arrive Bangkok
Arrive at Bangkok’s International Airport and transfer to the group hotel in central Bangkok. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore or relax.
Day3: Tuk-tuk city tour; sleeper train to Surat Thani
You will be collected from the hotel by tuk tuk for a walking tour around the city. Later, board an overnight train to Surat Thani.
Days4-5: Khao Sok National Park; rainforest, boating & hiking
After arriving in Surat Thani you’ll drive inland among cliffs, forest and mountains into the rainforest to your jungle lodge in Khao Sok National Park. Spend time watching for wildlife in the National Park, take a longtail boat on Cheow Lan Lake to visit raft houses and enjoy some swimming and kayaking (optional.)
Day6: Boat to Koh Samui
Travel by road and ferry to the island of Koh Samui. The afternoon is free to relax by the pool or wander down to the beach.
Day7: Free day at the beach
Relax on the white sandy beaches under swaying palms or try some of the many watersports on offer in the surrounding area.
Day8: Full day excursion to Ang Thong Marine Park
Ang Thong Marine Park is an archipelago of jungle islands, hidden lagoons and caves. Visit a viewpoint, explore caves and go snorkelling.
Day9: Fly to Bangkok & onward to the UK
You will be transferred to Koh Samui airport for your flight to the UK via Bangkok.
Day10: Arrive UK
You should note: The above itinerary operates from May to October. From November to April, we follow an itinerary on the west coast:
Day 1: Depart UK. Day 2: Arrive Bangkok. Day 3: Tuk-tuk city tour, sleeper train to Surat Thani. Days 4-5: Khao Sok National Park; rainforest, boating and hiking. Day 6: Transfer to Krabi. Day 7: Free beach day. Day 8: Phi Phi Islands boat tour. Day 9: Depart. Day 10: Arrive UK
Prices from (exc. international flights):£949per adult,£899per child
Prices from (inc. flights from/to UK):£1,869per adult,£1,559per child
Child prices apply for ages 11 and under at the time of travel.
We spend four nights in hotels of a 3* standard, all with en suite facilities, on a twin-share basis (mostly air-conditioned). The lodge in Khao Sok, where we stay for two nights, is simple and rustic. One night is spent on an overnight sleeper train in 1st class cabins, which have 12 private rooms, each with one upper berth and one lower berth bunk bed. These sleep 2 persons. Where possible, we will book rooms next to or close to each other to keep your family and the rest of the group together. The attendant will make up your bunk with a proper mattress and fresh clean bedding. On occasions where 1st class is not available, you will be accommodated in a 2nd class cabin, where berths are arranged 'open plan' along the coach wall either side of a central aisle.
6 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 2 dinners
You can typically expect to pay from
£1,105 for an adult,
and from £835 for a child aged 11 and under.
Flight prices are subject to change, and prices tend to be higher during peak periods or when booking late.
For peace of mind, we recommend that you book your flights with us. If you choose your own flights, please ask us to confirm all arrangements first.