Thailand

Thailand for Millennials

  • Overview
    Starts at

    $4490PP

    Duration

    11 days

    Activity

    Level 3

    Meals

    9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 6 dinners

    Thailand is a country of many personalities and is perfect for a family vacation with millennial kids. Experience three distinct regions of the country with sophistication, excitement, and culture. Spend your days exploring Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and the beaches of Phuket and your evenings out at sky bars and night markets.

    Recommended Age: 18+

    Experience Bangkok’s Nightlife

    Join in with the locals at one of Bangkok’s many sky bars. This rooftop bar not only crafts delicious cocktails but offers an incredible view of the city.

    Taste Local Cuisines

    Every region of Thailand has a different culinary style, from the street carts of Bangkok to the Lanna, Burmese, and Shan influences in the north and the tropical flavors of the south.

    Charter a Private Catamaran

    Take a catamaran out for an entire day, feeling the breeze off the sea, stopping at a secluded island to relax, and enjoying a cocktail on the boat as the sun sets.

    Spend a Day with an Elephant

    Become a “mahout,” elephant caretaker, for a day and learn to care for, feed, and play with an elephant you’ll be paired up with for the entire day.

    Meet Locals from Every Walk of Life

    From mingling with Thai locals at popular night markets to joining Buddhist monks for morning prayer sessions and hiking to meet traditional Hmong Village tribes in the mountains.

  • Itinerary

    Day 1

    Fly to Thailand


    Days 2-3

    Bangkok

    Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha)

    Prepare to be moved during this visit to the country’s most important Buddhist temple, Wat Phra Kaew, home to the exquisite Emerald Buddha figurine carved out of a block of jade and clothed in gold.

    Temple of the Reclining Buddha

    Drop by a must-see stop when in Bangkok: Wat Pho, a 16th century temple compound famed for its 150-foot-long Reclining Buddha.

    See Bangkok’s Grand Palace

    We’ll take a trip to the Royal Grand Palace of Bangkok, where the King of Thailand has resided since the 1700s. The complex is sprawling with intricate and ornate design and decoration, and home to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Both are incredible works of architecture where the true beauty is in the details.

    Night Out in Bangkok

    Nothing says Bangkok like a visit to one of its popular rooftop bars at sunset! After a cocktail we’ll do some shopping and find local entertainment at the city’s latest night market, Asiatique.


    Days 4-8

    Chiang Mai

    Muay Thai Class

    Get some exercise during a Muay Thai class, where we’ll learn from a professional instructor about Thailand’s version of kickboxing. A tough and fun workout where we’ll pick up some new skills!

    Hike in Doi Inthanon National Park

    Hike through the forests, waterfalls and ancient temple ruins of Doi Inthanon National Park, searching for flora and fauna— we may even spot the elusive green-tailed sunbird that can’t be found anywhere else in the world.

    Thai Cooking Class

    Learn from professional instructors how to shop for the perfect ingredients and cook a perfect and delicious Thai meal. Impress friends and family back home with some new culinary skills!

    Explore a Chiang Mai Night Market

    Soak up the sounds, sights, and smells of one of Chiang Mai’s most colorful and fun night markets. We’ll hear some live music, shop at quirky stalls, and have some delicious snacks and drinks.

    Elephant Nature Park

    Spend the day as a “mahout” or elephant caretaker, learning about guiding, feeding, and the best way to play with these giant, sage beasts!

    Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep

    Travel up to the top of the tallest mountain in Thailand, Doi Suthep, and visit one of the most sacred sites in the entire country. It is held in high regard by Buddhists all over the world and offers stunning views of the Chiang Mai region below.

    Jungle Zip-line

    Strap into some zip-lining gear and fly down cable tracks from tree to tree in a thrilling adventure to get your blood pumping.

    Sri Lanna National Park

    Take a full day to explore Sri Lanna National Park by hiking and biking to spots like the Bua Tong limestone waterfall and Mae Ngat Lake. We’ll have free time to swim, kayak, or relax on the shore of the lake to soak up the sun!


    Days 8-11

    Phuket

    Private Cruise of Phang Nga Bay

    Take an unforgettable sight-seeing trip, cruising around the emerald-green waters and between the giant limestone karsts of Phang Nga Bay in a traditional longtail boat, getting some of the best Instagram opportunities you’ll ever have!

    Kayak in Hidden Lagoons

    Full of scenic twists and turns, Phang Nga Bay is perfect to explore by kayak. We’ll also look for hidden lagoons on our quest to experience the full extent and beauty of these fabled waters.

    Catamaran to Maithon Island

    Spend the day in paradise, taking a catamaran cruise to the private, exotic Maithon Island, where we’ll snorkel, swim, and relax. The best part of having a private catamaran is sailing across the water as the sun sets with cocktails in hand, toasting to a great day.


    Day 11

    Depart / Arrive home


  • Dates & Prices

    2018 Dates


    10/18-10/28

    20th Anniversary Special
    Adult $4490PP
    Internal Air $500

    11/14-11/24

    20th Anniversary Special
    Adult $4790PP
    Internal Air $500


    2019 Dates


    01/12-01/22

    20th Anniversary Special
    Adult $5190PP
    Internal Air $500

    05/17-05/27

    20th Anniversary Special
    Adult $4990PP
    Internal Air $500

    11/14-11/24

    20th Anniversary Special
    Adult $5190PP
    Internal Air $500

    Additional Info

    Smart Traveler Advantages

    Book a trip 9 months ahead of the day that you want to leave and get free flight insurance, free cancellation insurance, and a GoPro Hero Session!

    Groups

    Traveling in a party of six or more friends or family members? Call us about our large group discounts.

    Alumni Discount 

    If you are a returning Thomson guest, please subtract $500 per family from these prices.

    Price Includes

    All entrance fees, accommodations based on two to a room, land transportation, private bilingual guide throughout, area specialists, most meals, bottled water & snacks in the vehicle, Comprehensive Travel Insurance.

    Depending on your flight schedule you may return home the following day. 

  • Hotels

    Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort

    Although located in the middle of bustling Bangkok, the Anantara Riverside hotel feels like a secluded oasis. Once inside the grounds of the hotel you’ll be transported from busy streets to tropical palm trees, tranquil pools, and lush gardens. After exploring Bangkok, this hotel is a great place to relax. The rooms are comfortable, modern, and spacious. The staff is very friendly and the hotel has free Wi-Fi. Your family will have everything they need to enjoy their time in the city!

    Siripanna Villa Resort and Spa

    Newly built in the traditional Lanna style, historic symbolism blends effortlessly with innovative design at the Siripanna Villa Resort and Spa Chiang Mai. The beautiful luxury boutique hotel in Chiang Mai is cradled in the surrounds of lush, manicured gardens of Frangipani mingled with the pink Bougainvillea.

    Phuket Kamala Beach

    With four pools, two next to the beach, and free Wi-Fi, the Kalama Beach Resort is a favorite of our guests. The resort offers clean and comfortable rooms, a friendly staff, and fantastic views.

    Thomson Family Adventures will attempt to adhere to this itinerary and its hotels as much as possible. However, certain conditions (political, climatic, environmental, cultural, or availability) may necessitate changes in the accommodations.

  • Why Thomson

    Smart Traveler Advantages

    Book your trip 9 months in advance and get access to all of the advantages that come with being a smart traveler from free flight insurance and trip cancellation to a brand new GoPro.

    Guaranteed Departures

    No matter what happens, once your family books a trip you’re going.

    Guides

    Be accompanied for your entire trip by an expert local in-country guide who will know all of the ins and outs of the adventure and destination.

    Small Groups

    With a small group you’ll have plenty of time for spontaneity and to develop a connection with your fellow travelers and guide.

    Travel Insurance

    Every Thomson Family Adventures trip comes with travel insurance for your entire family at no extra cost.