Thailand family holiday, tailor made

“Education doesn't get any better than this and if you want your family to find out more about Buddhism, WWII, local customs and themselves then take a tour of Thailand.”

Highlights

Tour of Bangkok | River Kwai bridge | Erawan waterfalls | Kanchanaburi & Hellfire Pass | private river barge cruisearound Ayutthaya | hilltribe trekkingin Chiang Dao | offer alms to monks | Thai cooking class | cycle tour of Sukhothai Historical Park | tour of Chiang Mai | Elephant Nature Camp | hill tribe trekking | Khao Sok jungle | optional: canoe tour, full day rafting, trek and cave adventure, river tubing | white sand beaches in Khao Lak

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Our top tip:
The markets of Bangkok and Chiang Mai present myriad souvenirs. However, the hill tribe villages in Chiang Dao often offer more authentic, locally made keepsakes.
Trip type:
Tailor made family tour.
Activity level:
Leisurely. Sightseeing, river cruise, scenic drives, optional treks.
Accomm:
Traditional teak floor villas, local family homestays, boutique hotels and high end luxury spa resorts.
Included:
Accommodation, English speaking guide, private vehicle and internal flight.
Meals:
All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner.
Vouchers
Accepted

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
This holiday includes a visit to Elephant Nature Park near Chiang Mai. This ethical sanctuary is one of the best centres for rescued and retired elephants in Thailand and it provides a home for these majestic creatures as well as contributing to their welfare and development. During your visit to the park you値l meet rescued elephants and learn their names and stories, and most importantly you値l see elephants enjoying their freedom!

At the end of your holiday you値l spend some time on the island of Phuket in the Andaman Sea and here you may wish to snorkel in the crystal clear waters to discover the spectacular coral reefs and colourful marine life. We are passionate about protecting Thailand痴 marine environment and we urge our clients to take great care not to damage the coral when snorkelling. If you or your children have never snorkelled before or if you池e not particularly confident in the sea, we suggest that you wear life jackets as this will ensure that you remain above the coral without accidentally standing on or kicking the shallow corals.

We are dedicated to protecting the environment and we urge you to follow any environmental policies that your hotel, guest house or lodge may have in place - for example they may offer you the option not to have your towels or bed linen washed everyday and by reducing the quantity of towels/linen they wash, they reduce water consumption, energy and use of detergents.

Recycling facilities are limited in Thailand. In our detailed pre-departure travel packs we advise clients that they should take their empty shampoo and shower gel bottles back home and recycle them at home.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

On this Thailand family holiday you値l stay at some eco-friendly hotels, resorts and lodges that are committed to sustainable tourism and supporting their local communities. In Kanchanaburi you値l stay at The Floathouse River Kwai an eco-resort which features 30 floating thatched-roof villas that are made entirely from local material, such as teakwood and bamboo. The resort strives to conserve the environment and enhance the wellbeing of the local people, including their culture and tradition. The majority of the staff at the resort are from the local Mon community, an ethnic minority that migrated across the border from Myanmar.

You値l also stay at Hmong Hilltribe Lodge in Mae Rim district where you値l have the opportunity to experience traditional Hmong culture. During your stay here you値l visit remote hill tribe communities where you値l have a chance to interact with the villagers and gain an insight into the lifestyle and culture of Hmong people. There will be opportunities to buy authentic handmade products, such as embroidered bags and silver jewellery, and if you choose to purchase anything here you値l be providing an income for the families in the villages, as well as helping to preserve traditional hill tribe arts and crafts.

We recommend that your family travels with a Thai phrasebook and that you all make an effort to learn some key words and phrases. The ability to speak some basic Thai will undoubtedly win you many smiles from the friendly locals who you come into contact with during your time in Thailand.

Climate

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Reviewed on 14 Mar 2018 by

The highlight was finding a giant monitor lizard outside our door in koh yao noi lol. Honestly the whole trip was incredible, we were constantly impressed by our gorgeous surroundings, beautiful views, wildlife, fauna, literally everything was worth stopping and having a look at. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Jan 2018 by

All of us had amazing time in Thailand, we managed to see and learn a lot about this fascinating country. Harry, keep up your excellent work and thank you for your patience with us. Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Mar 2018 by

Lanjia Lodge is otherworldly. Village people so gracious, welcoming and polite. Trekking in the hills and learning about the various hill tribes people, their customs, way of life was incredible! Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Sep 2016 by

It was the holiday of a lifetime , we did so much , saw and learnt so much and ate so much fantastic food Read full review

Reviewed on 03 Nov 2016 by

Best bits: Swimming in River Kwai and Hell Fire Pass Read full review

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