Thailand Family Adventure

A perfect family adventure in Thailand combining cultural discoveries, natural landmarks and adventurous activities. As with all our family trips, these are run as private tailormade trips so can be tailored to suit your wishes, budgets and duration of holiday.  This magnificent adventure begins with you discovering the real Thai street cuisine and joining a cycle tour to see some unforgettable sights. Hop on a long tail boat and see some fantastic wildlife whilst you’re there. Enjoy the beauty of Erawan waterfalls, and if your children are old enough kayak down the River Kwai. before experiencing sleeping in your own tree house. Finally enjoy jungle survival camping, as well as learn the art of Thai fishing as you immerse yourself in a fishing community for a couple of days.

The best holiday we’ve ever had and exactly what we were looking for.

– Berendsen Family

If you desire to extend your stay and relax, we would gladly organise some beach days for you. Of course, this holiday can be completely personalised according to your interests and budget. A great off the beaten track experience in this stunning country.

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Thailand Family Adventure Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Bangkok

Arrive Bangkok and transfer to hotel.

Overnight Hotel – Glow Trinity Silom / Superior

Day 2: Explore Bangkok  (B,L)

We begin by experiencing how the average Bankokonian eats and travels – we take the BTS sky train system to explore Bangkok’s endless maze of backstreets and alleyways than on foot. Take to the streets on this Chinatown guided walking tour and discover daily Thai life away from the tourist trail. Start in the bustling Yaowarat district, Bangkok’s Chinatown. Discover shops and stalls selling a curious array of items, such as birds’ nests. Take a break at an old tea shop to enjoy people watching while sipping a cup of Chinese tea. From here, delve deeper into the smaller backstreets, or ‘sois’, of Chinatown. Visit Talad Kao, a market packed with fresh food, tropical fruit and Chinese herbs. Rub shoulders with the locals while perusing the various items on sale. The last stop of the walk is Wat Leng Nei Yi, a Chinese Taoist temple, and learn about this traditional belief system. Enjoy lunch at local restaurant before being picked up for an exciting cycle ride through ‘the green lungs of Bangkok’. Take a short boat trip across the Chao Phraya River to Bang Kra Jao, an area nicknamed the ‘Bangkok Jungle’. Although located not far from the city’s bustling business district, sleepy Bang Kra Jao feels worlds away and is the perfect place for a bike ride. Set off on two-wheels and ride through the network of peaceful roads that criss-cross Bang Kra Jao. Tropical plants and lush trees surround the roads, creating an urban jungle in the city centre. Cross over canals and admire the mangrove forests that line the waterways. See traditional Thai houses and golden temples rarely visited by tourists. Stop to chit chat with friendly locals and to visit markets selling an array of fresh produce. During the two-hour ride, refuel with snacks at one of the many street stalls. Enjoy the delicious Thai dishes while learning about local life in this traditional community. If it is Saturday or Sunday, a stop will be made at Bang Nam Phueng, a large weekend market that is popular with the local residents. After catching a breath of fresh air in the Bangkok Jungle, return to the city centre and onwards to the hotel.

Overnight Hotel – Trinity Silom Hotel

Day 3: Transfer to Kanchanaburi – Thai Burma Museum – Erawan Waterfalls (B,L,D)

We transfer to Kanchanaburi and on arrival we’ll visit the Thai Burma museum. Upon arrival we will visit the Thai Burma museum. The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre is an interactive museum and has even been popularized in films! After this, we will visit the Kanchanaburi Allied War Cemetary.

We then transfer to the famous bridge over the River Kwai and after this, depart for the Erawan Waterfalls, Erawan National Park – here you can swim and there is opportunity to do a lot of walking. Erawan Falls are contenders for the most beautiful waterfalls in Thailand.

Overnight – River Kwai Jungle Rafts/Floating raft

Day 4: Free Day for Optional Activities (B,L,D)

Free day to relax and enjoy the beautiful riverside location of your hotel or take part in one of the many activities on offer. The ‘river jump’, exploring Mon village, fishing are recommended. Dinner include the Mon dance (45 minutes) (No activities included in leisure day).

Overnight – River Kwai Jungle Rafts/Floating raft

Day 5: River Kayak Trip – Ride Death Railway – Overnight Train to Surat Thani (B)

This morning we canoe downstream on the River Kwai Noi – you can also canoe upstream if you would like a challenge! After the canoe trip, we will depart from the jungle rafts and take a 30 minute long tail boat ride to Resotel pier.

Transfer to Namtok station – Board the Death railway train to travel through the charming river scenery and jungles, over the iconic Tham Krasae wooden viaduct bridge. At the end of the day you will board the overnight train to Surat Thani.

Overnight – train/second class sleeper (AC)

Day 6: Surat Thani – Khao Sok National Park (B)

This morning you will have breakfast by train catering on your own preference. Once arrived, meet with your local guide and transfer to Khao Sok. Khao Sok is known to be Thailand’s most beautiful National Park – we can trek, canoe and enjoy a night safari here. Your accommodation is situated on 25 acres of privately owned rainforest. Several species of monkey and other fascinating wildlife are frequent visitors here. You will have fantastic views from your private tree house. This morning we will take a half day canoe trip that will take you past cliffs and brightly coloured fish. You will be able to stop and swim in the cool waters. The canoe trip normally takes 1.5/2 hours depending on river current. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure.

Overnight – Our Jungle House/Luxury Treehouse

Day 7: Jungle Survival Camping  (B,L,D)

Spend 1 night on a jungle survival experience deep in the Khao Sok National Park. Experienced guides will accompany you. You will be taught how to build a shelter and be told about stories of growing up in the jungle.

Jungle survival requires god physical fitness, experience with camping and a willingness to ‘rough it’.

Overnight – Camping in Jungle

Day 8:Jungle Survival Camping  (B,L)

Waking up to the sounds of Gibbons calls, we enjoy a jungle breakfast and then begin the days adventures by trekking alongside rivers and swimming under waterfalls.  (This activity is on join basis)

In the afternoon, reach the finish point and transfer by car park back to your accommodation for a well-deserved shower. (Afternoon will be at leisure)

Overnight – Jungle house/Luxury treehouse

Day 9: Bann Talae Nok (B,L,D)

Transfer to Bann Talae Nok village to meet your host family and to be welcomed into their way of life. Tour the community with your guide to learn about the history and lives of these villagers. See first-hand an area of the village destroyed by the 2004 tsunami.

Enjoy authentic southern Thai food with your homestay family and participate in handcraft workshops. You will learn batik (hand-dying fabrics) and in the late afternoon you will go fishing on the beach with local fishermen and help the locals catch their dinner. Enjoy a barbecue dinner on the beach, feasting on freshly caught seafood, garden fresh vegetables and Thai curries.

Overnight – Bann Talae Nok/Homestay

Day 10: Bann Talae Nok – Second Day (B,L,D)

Breakfast at your homestay house, followed by exploration of the mangrove forest in a long tail boat. You will be able to spot birds, lizards and monkeys.

Explore the surrounding nature of the Gam islands – swim and snorkel in the clear blue waters. You will be able to enjoy a picnic lunch with your hosts too before relaxing and soon after, departing the island for a boat ride back to the village.

Return to your homestay to make a Thai dessert from local ingredients – then learn to weave leaves of the nypa palm with the villagers. As well as this you will help make traditional roofing from a local mangrove plant – after your activities, learn to cook local Thai food with your host family or spend time before dinner relaxing on the beach.

Overnight – Bann Talae Nok/Homestay

Day 11: Krabi to Ao Nang (B, L, D)

Enjoy a last breakfast with your homestay family, then an early morning departure to Ao Nang (4 hours).

Upon arrival in Ao Nang in the afternoon, rest of day at leisure.

Overnight – Srisuksant/Superior

Day 12: Krabi (B,L,d)

This morning will be free at leisure. The tour will begin around 15.30, being pick-up in air-conditioned transport and drive along the Krabi – Alley – Promenade here embark on the Longtail-Boat and drive pass by Kao Kanab Nam – Symbol Mountain of Krabi, In the second World-War is believed in this mountain the Japanese Soldier hided all their weapons. Seeing its magnificent Mangrove forest – river, fish farm and traditional antique houses. Then step up to explore the local way-life of the Middle Island or Koh Klang, here time seems stand still, easy living as original and the typical way life of people who leave here on the island such as the man who build the mini Longtail boat, rice field with water buffaloes, birds and so all. After that we go back to town and visit the original Night Market with lots color of Thai-Food, Fruits and Deserts, get in touch with the local life of Krabi-Town. Time for your little shopping along the downtown. Dinner will serve at the best Thai Restaurant of Krabi “Ruen Mai Thai Resturant” then return to hotel in Krabi town for goodnight sleep around 20.00.

Overnight – Krabi La Playa Resort 

Day 13: Laemkruad Pier – Ao Thalene Kayak (B)

This morning you will wake up at 7:00 o’clock, have breakfast before sightseeing the community life. A couple of hours later, you will go back to your accommodation where you will proceed to check out.

Then you will, head back to the hotel in Ao Nag. You will transfer to Thalene in the afternoon for a half day kayak tour.

Ao Thalane is a beautiful place to kayak – Kingfishers, herons and crabs will also keep you company and sometimes even hitch a ride on your kayak! This is notably a good opportunity to take photos.

After tour, return to the hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight – Srisuksant/Superior

Day 14: Free Day (B)

Today is free for relaxation or you can join an optional tour if you have the energy! Options include rock climbing, mountain biking, trips to hot springs/emerald pool/tiger temple, snorkelling, kayaking to Koh Hong or a full day tour to Phi Phi islands.

Overnight – Srisuksant/Superior

Day 15: Transfer to Krabi airport – Flight Home (B)

At the appropriate time, transfer to Krabi airport. End of service.

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by Berendsen Family on Pioneer Expeditions
Thailand Family Holiday

'We're back from our Thailand trip and just want to say a very big thank you. We had an absolutely fantastic holiday; it was superbly organized, stress free and great fun. The best holiday we've ever had and exactly what we were looking for, we will definitely recommend you and use you again'

  • Duration14 days / 13 nights
  • Price£2,295$2,750
    Price based on 4 pax. Excluding international flights.
  • Tailormade DeparturesNov - Mar / Jul - Sept

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