Thailand Active Family Holiday
Your Thailand Active Family adventure starts in "the city of smiles" Bangkok, here you will explore the delights of the city including floating markets and glittering temples. An overnight train takes you to friendly Chiang Mai in Thailands northern hills. Here your adventure truly begins as we explore this area through walking and kayaking. We will also see elephants bathing and at work before visiting a village where you stay overnight in a local home for a unique insight into rural life here. We will go ziplinging through the forest before heading back to Bangkok for some last minute city fun and perhaps some shopping.
Take an overnight flight to Bangkok. After your arrival this morning, you transfer to your hotel and check in. Your welcome meeting is at 18:00 hours and you will meet your group leader and the rest of your family group then.
Bangkok is full of sights and wonders; with its many temples and busy street markets it’s not a city any adult or child is likely to forget in a hurry.
Nuovo City Hotel - Swimming Pool - Breakfast included
After enjoying a Thai breakfast with the group, head out to explore this incredibly vibrant and action-packed city. The tour leader will take the group past the city's major sights to give the whole family a real insight into Bangkok and its people. Catch the overnight train this evening north to Chiang Mai approx 11 hours). Dinner and drinks can be bought on the train, but most people prefer to buy a selection of local dishes from the numerous stalls in and around the station, and have a picnic dinner on board. The train is quite comfortable - sheets and pillows are provided and curtained bunks provide some privacy. Children usually love this journey!
Overnight Sleeper train - Breakfast included
We alight the train in Chiang Mai and after time to freshen up we will head out o an exploration of this charming and relaxed city (compared to Bangkok anyway) by foot. We will have the opportunity to visit the Doi Suthep Temple, reached by 306 steps this is one of Northern Thailand's most sacred temples and the legend is learned by every school aged child in Chiang Mai. This evening we will experience a traditional Khan Toke dinner, which involves great food, a relaxed environment and slow-tempo dance entertainment.
De Charme Hotel or similar - Swimming pool - Breakfast and dinner included
After the entertainment of last night, today is a day of fresh mountain air and discovery by foot. We will trek around Chiang mai. visit a local market and have time to take a dip by a waterfall before heading to a Thai village for our overnight stay. Staying in the village gives us a great opportunity to interact with the locals and see how the live. In no time at all the children will be playing with the counterparts, with the language barrier proving no problem whatsoever.
Homestay - Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Today is an action packed day as we take to the water this morning and kayak down the Mae Teang River on an inflatable kayak. We will kayak through lush jungle , stop to pick fruit and to spot wildlife as we journey down the river before stopping to have lunch at the river side camp. A real highlight. After our kayaking experience we will head to Lahu Hill tribe village to see how the rural communities live here. It is very important to listen to the leader here to ensure all traditions and village customs are followed. After our visit we will head back Chiang Mai.De Charme Hotel or similar - Swimming pool - Breakfast and lunch included
This morning we jump up early ( about 6:30 and head to the Flight of the Gibbon for a day of zip-lining and tree top discovery. With over 5 km of ziplines and 30 stations there is a ride for all members of the family. the park actively supports Gibbon conservation so not only are you having a wonderful time but helping these incredible creatures as well. We will return to our hotel in the afternoon to rest and relax before taking the overnight train back to Bangkok.
Overnight train - Breakfast and lunch included
After arriving in to Bangkok on the train we will head out to the village of Amphawa , a journey which will take just over an hour. The area is famous for its floating markets and the Thai's flock here at the weekend to bargain and barter. We will enjoy exploring the small , riverside village before taking to 2 wheels once again and discovering further afield.
Homestay - Breakfast and dinner included
This morning we will get to experience the famous floating market along with the many Thais who flock here. Having a leader here is invaluable as it brings to life the market, its people and the myriad of alien looking goods on sale. This is a great real life experience and a great last activity before our farewell dinner back in Bangkok.
Nuovo City Hotel - Swimming Pool - Breakfast included
The trip finishes today after breakfast and we will transfer you to the airport for your flight home , arriving the following morning
Your adventure in Thailand begins with an exhilarating ride by long-tailed boat along Bangkok’s canals. You’ll pause at fantastic temples with their golden spires, bizarre statues and saffron-robed Buddhist monks and really get to know this bustling hub.
Walking, Kayaking and Zipling
Explore the hill country and activity centre around Chiang Mai by walking through villages , meeting and sharing with the locals and enjoying a heady kayaking trip along the Mae Tang River. We'll then take to the air on a series of ziplines
Explore Riverside villages by Bike
Hope on a bike and epxlore riverside villages outside Bangkok where local Thai families flock for the famous floating markets.
Travel by Overnight Train
Travelling by train is a great expereince and a wonderful way to meet and understand the locals. We will travel to and from Chaing Mai on the train.
Our Land of Smiles trip is just one of our many Asia Family tours. To find out more visit our Asia holidays page.