Thailand family holidays
Description of Thailand family holidays
This fantastic Thailand family holiday lets you experience the country on a local level with a combination of cultural excursions, exciting activities and excellent accommodation adding to plenty of lazy days spent by the beach - all in two weeks. Starting your trip in Bangkok really chucks your family in to the centre of the action; however, youíre bound to come up swimming within a city that never sleeps and never fails to excite and enthral in equal measures. From tuk tuks to long tail boats, there's certainly more than one way to travel around the capital, with sightseeing tours featuring the Grand Palace, Wat Pho and the banks of the Chao Phraya River all adding to an array of fascinating sights and sounds to expand the mind, body and soul.
After making the most of your time in the capital you'll head to Kanchanaburi, where jungle rafting, luxury safari camping and the famous setting for the Bridge over the River Kwai are an excellent introduction to life in the jungle. You'll then be whisked north to Chiang Mai, a beautiful walled city surrounded by mountains and forests. This is an excellent base from where to explore Thailand's second city with night markets, cooking courses and spa massages promising something for every member of your tribe. Just outside of Chiang Mai you'll be led on an exotic outdoor adventure with bamboo rafting expeditions, overnight stays with hill tribes and zip wires through the jungle canopy. From Chiang Mai itís also possible to fly south to Koh Samui Island or Khao Sok National Park where you can choose your own adventure with kayaking, hiking and nights in the jungle along side soft white sand and seafood.
Get in touch for more information on how we can turn a family holiday in Thailand into an experience to savour as sweetly as fresh mango and sticky rice.
4 Reviews of Thailand family holidays
Reviewed on 14 Aug 2019 by Jo ShanmugalingamThe jungle Camp and Kao Sok national park visit were the most memorable parts of the trip. Read full review
Reviewed on 16 Aug 2016 by Kirstie FraserThailand is such a big country and we feel that this holiday allowed us to experience quite a lot of it. We travelled with our two children (11,14) who absolutely loved the holiday and were so well looked by the Thai people. Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Dec 2015 by Sumi MazzaroloAmazing vacation. Such a great experience filled with memories that are sure to last a lifetime! Read full review
Reviewed on 13 Sep 2015 by Rayner McKenzieWe had the most amazing holiday and all of us thoroughly enjoyed the "local" experiences we had, from giving alms to the monks to riding through rice fields on bikes. We really enjoyed meeting real Thai people and seeing different sides to Thailand. Read full review
PlanetWhere possible we use small locally owned hotels that have been built and furnished using locally sourced materials.
We encourage the use of local transport (where appropriate) and in particular, many of our visitors will use the long distance train as their primary mode of transport whilst in Thailand.
Our UK office is run as environmentally as possible. The majority of our staff either walk or cycle to work and we operate a primarily paper free environment. We do not produce brochures (which often leads to a lot of waste) but market our tours exclusively on the internet.
PeopleThailand is a country where there has been quite a lot of negative cultural tourism that has become quite exploitative, particularly in some of the hill tribe villages in the north. We have worked closely with our local partners to ensure that all of the village visits that we arrange are conducted in a responsible fashion. In particular we ensure that the money earned by the village is distributed equitably.
Families are accompanied by a local guide in most parts of Thailand (the exception is usually a beach stay) and the guides are expected to provide guests with a detailed understanding of the way of life in Thailand. Many families are also interested in giving their children an understanding of what it is like to grow up in Thailand so, where applicable, we can also arrange a visit to a local school.
Our tours in Thailand are run in conjunction with a local partner which, whilst employing a small number of foreigners, is overwhelmingly staffed by Thai nationals.
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