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 cruise around Ayutthaya | hilltribe trekking in 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

Description of Thailand family holiday, tailor made

Thailand is a wonderful destination for a family holiday, with a huge range of activities to enjoy and a warm welcome for you and your children guaranteed from the Thai people, who place family at the centre of their culture. Throw in fantastic food and you have the makings a wonderful holiday!

This 13 day tailor made trip includes lots to keep young folks amused, from touring Bangkok on a canal boat, Skytrain and public ferry to meeting elephants, splashing in waterfalls and trekking with hill tribes in Chiang Mai. The holiday ends with three nights on the gorgeous tropical island of Khao Lak, relaxing on its white sand beaches, kayaking and exploring hidden caves. There’s a sprinkling of history with visits to the River Kwai and Death Railway, and lots to learn along the way about the country and its people, through giving alms to monks and learning to cook Thai food. You will have an English speaking guide throughout and transfers by plane and private vehicle, to ensure all goes smoothly and you have a fun and memorably holiday.

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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

Responsible tourism: Thailand family holiday, tailor made

Environment

The carbon emissions created in Thailand by this holiday are all offset in Southeast Asia through our partnership with a local environmental charity. These offsets are paid for out of our company profits so that you can travel with a green conscience and at no extra cost to you.

Many travel companies offer their customers the chance to offset the carbon emissions from their international flights too but we have gone a step further and offer to share this cost with you 50/50. If you select to compensate for your international flight emissions when you book with us then what you put in, we put in too!

To ensure that we are offering ground-breaking itineraries and are always keeping up-to-date with the latest developments abroad, our UK staff travel regularly to our destinations. This ‘work’ also leaves a carbon footprint and we compensate for all our staff travel by donating carbon-mitigating funds to our charity partners.

Our UK office takes a leading role in setting the standards for an environmentally friendly work environment. We work with local government to recycle our waste and continually look for new ways to be greener.

Community

We employ local guides and support staff who we pay fair wages, often exceeding government standards which we still consider too low, and thereby remove the reliance on tipping from travellers for livelihoods.

Our accommodation choices make use of locally owned properties where possible and often include adventurous, authentic choices such as local homestays which therefore involve local people and their communities in the very fabric of our holidays.

We encourage all our travellers to research local customs and read your trip notes before you depart to ensure you are conscientious and respectful in a different culture.

In most cases we strongly recommend that you do not give money to children beggars. If begging is a successful enterprise, parents are encouraged to forsake their children’s education in pursuit of this opportunity.

Talk to us about packing for a purpose and see if you can get involved by making a small material contribution to the communities you are visiting. We have developed partnerships with charities and accommodations throughout Southeast Asia and are constantly working to extend our reach with the help of our travellers.

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Reviewed on 14 Mar 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


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. We absolutely loved the islands and we definitely glad we did the elephant sanctuary trip in Chiang Mai which initially I wasn't too sure about, however I would have regretted not going and it was an incredible experience.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Honestly, if going to Bangkok, avoid Chinatown unless you don't mind all the very strong and unusual smells around along with eating strange food. We were
right in the middle of china town and it has many strange and somewhat unpleasant scents. Apart from that, pack light - I thought I did, but I really didn't. You really don't need anything apart from a few t shirts and a pair of shorts, perhaps 1 pair of jeans, 1 good bathing suit, flip flops and a pair of tennis shoes. You will regret taking too much stuff and having to carry it around, plus this takes space in the luggage which could have been used for shopping lol.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Well it definitely benefited the locals considering how many places we stopped at and how much money we spent.. we also did our very best to lead by example at all the beaches because it is quite surprising to arrive at these absolutely gorgeous beaches and find loads of plastic debris everywhere, we tried our very best to never leave anything behind and tried to always clean up the area around us wherever we were, we also inspired some other travelers to do the same which i think was great.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Excellent. it was an incredible experience from the first flight we had to catch all the way to the very end. I feel we were very well taken care of throughout the whole holiday, The travel agent I was in touch with was an absolute star! I would recommend this holiday to other couples who want a bit of an adventure however want to feel well taken care of throughout the whole stay.

Reviewed on 01 Jan 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


My family and I have just returned from our 2 week trip to Thailand. Harry from our tour operator put together and amazing itinerary for us based on our interests and budget. Our highlights:
- Lanjia Lodge and hilltribes discovery tours
- Erawan National Park
- White Temple
- Our Jungle House and overnight lake trip

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Make sure you send all your ideas and preferences to Harry and rest assured he will put together an itinerary that would tick all the boxes.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes, most of the places we stayed employed local people and sponsored some community projects.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


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.

Reviewed on 12 Mar 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


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! The country is stunningly beautiful...so lush with such diverse vegetation, birds, flora. Magical in every way.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Make an effort to do a homestay, meet local people. Their customs are so different. Enquire about travel time and weight that against what is important for you to see or experience.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Hope so! Loved engaging with our tour guides and homestay people, staff etc and meeting locals and seeing and purchasing their beautiful crafts.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Fantastic! Only thing we didn't like was staying in large hotels in CaoBang and another Vietnamese city. Cities dirty, noisey and not very friendly. Country much more peaceful and clean. Could be factor of communism, political climate though. Was enlightening just not pleasant.

Reviewed on 04 Sep 2016 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Bankok grand palace is an absolute must & the street food and atmosphere in china town . The jungle house and lake trip in Khlongsaeng national park which was stunning . Erawan national park in Kantanaburi , swimming in the waterfalls & lakes . Phuket was a paradise where we relaxed at the end of a manic but incredible 2 weeks

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Make sure you have plenty of mosquito repellent if you travel to the jungle and also some plastic bags for damp clothes ! Carry lots of smaller cash for tipping ! Drink lots of water ! If we did it again I would probably do less and stay longer in some places .

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes definitely benefited local people ! Not sure about environmental impact .

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


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

Reviewed on 03 Nov 2016 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Swimming in River Kwai and Hell Fire Pass

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Skip Phuket

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Possibly parts

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Very good and memorable. We squeezed a lot into a short period of time

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