11 daysActivity Level
breakfasts, lunches, dinners
Discover three distinct sides of a truly magical country on this family vacation to Thailand designed to showcase its wealth of cultural and natural wonders! Explore golden-roofed temples, indulge in a Thai cooking lesson and relax on unbelievably beautiful beaches.
Discover the Royal Grand Palace
Explore the Royal Grand Palace, a sprawling complex of over 100 buildings each hand crafted and decorated in beautiful colored gems, stones, and gold leaf.
Blend Into the Daily Culture of Bangkok
From visiting Wat Pho, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, to shopping at floating markets you’ll become part of the daily bustle in this fascinating city.
Spend a Day With an Elephant
Become a “mahout,” elephant caretaker, for a day and learn to care for, feed, and play with elephants. You’ll make a friend that you’ll never forget!
Explore Chiang Mai
Experience the culture capital of the country, shopping and eating at its famous night markets.
Relax in Idyllic Phuket
Sleep on the soft sand white beaches of Phuket’s Phang Nga Bay and snorkel in its famous turquoise blue and teal green waters around limestone karsts with colorful tropical fish.
Longtail Boat Trip Down Bangkok’s Klongs (Canals)
Take a journey of the “Venice of the East” along Bangkok’s canals, “klongs,” traveling via longtail boats to witness daily Thai life along the river. Get those cameras ready!
Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew
Visit the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew to view the temple’s centerpiece, the 2-foot-tall Emerald Buddha, situated on a high, golden altar to signify its important status in the Thai kingdom.
Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha)
You’ll visit the Temple of the Reclining Buddha and see a statue of Buddha that is 150 feet long with feet that measure 9 feet high. You guide will make sure the kids observe the ornate details included on its massive extremities.
Bangkok Street Food Tour
Food awaits! Wander quiet side streets to sample a diverse array of authentic Thai food: have a cup of “kafae boran,” or old-style Thai coffee; a unique rice crepe mixed with mung bean called “khanom thua paep” and a dumpling stuffed with vegetables like bean sprouts and spinach called “gui chaii.” Venture among the market stalls selling fresh seasfood, fruits, spices and more. Learn about local market culture and discover its uses for some of the more exotic ingredients on sale.
Chinese Chao Phor Suea Shrine
Visit the vibrant and anceint Chao Phor Suea Shrine, sacred to the Chinese Tiger God. It’s one of the most well-respected Chinese shrines in all of Thailand, where people visit to pray for prosperity, good fortune and protection from evil. It’s usually filled with clouds of incense and worshippers casting blocks and bringing offerings of flowers, cookies, fruit and more.
Wat Suthat Buddhist Temple
Wat Suthat, one of Bangkok’s oldest and largest Buddhist temples, was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005. The outer walls are lined with more than 150 Buddha statues, and the site is filled with exquisite floor-to-ceiling murals. Some depict moments from the Ramkien, Thailand’s national epic, while another depicts early westerneres arriving in Siam. After exploring, make a quick photo stop at the historic Giant Swing in front of the temple.
Friends Across Borders: Play a Game of Takraw
One of the most exciting parts of visiting Thailand is getting to meet your kid’s Thai pen pals and playing takraw, a Southeast Asian game described as “kick volleyball.” It’s fun for everyone!
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!
Doi Inthanon National Park Hike
Hike through the wonderland of forests, waterfalls, and ancient temple ruins of Doi Inthanon National Park.
Hill Tribe Village
Get a snapshot of ancient history, visiting a traditional hill tribe village striving to maintain their centuries-old culture and family traditions.
Lunch at Wachiratharn Waterfall
Today for lunch, you’ll stop at Wachiratharn Waterfall, more than 200 feet tall and a great place to stop for a meal!
Alms for the Buddhist Monks
Take part in a very special Thai custom, offering alms to Buddhist monks, draped in their distinctive saffron colored robes, in exchange for their blessing. If you’re lucky, you may even get to watch them performing early-morning prayers.
Elephant Rescue Park
Spend a full day learning to be a “mahout,” the Thai word for “elephant caretaker.”
Kayak and Swim
Have an adventure in Sri Lanna National Park exploring its jungles and Mae Ngat Lake, playing in the water and kayaking to your unique lunch spot: a bamboo-raft floating house!
Join Monks at Temple
Get a slice of Thai tradition, heading to a local temple to join monks for their nightly prayers, an enlightening experience giving you a unique look into a revered cultural practice.
Explore Warorot Market
Rub shoulders with the locals at the vibrant Warorot Market, taking time to shop, sip coffee or tea and people-watch.
Bicycle Ride to Mae Ngat Dam
You’ll have the chance to cycle between the Bua Tong Limestone Waterfall and Mae Ngat Dam. Not only is the ride easy, but a support vehicle will follow in case anyone prefers to take a break from cycling!
Phang Nga Bay
Private Phang Nga Bay Cruise
Take an unforgettable sight-seeing trip, cruising around the emerald-green waters of Phang Nga Bay in a traditional long-tail boat.
Canoe in Phang Nga Bay
Have some family fun canoeing through the hidden lagoons and pristine mangrove forests of Phang Nga Bay.
Lunch on a Private Beach
Gaze at the incredible scenery on this private island as you enjoy lunch!
Explore Thalen Bay
Go sea kayaking in Thalen Bay, a coastal playground of canals that wind through mangrove forests and limestone canyons. Gliding through the lush scenery and impressive rock towers, you’ll spot hidden wildlife and enjoy the serenity of still nature.
Enjoy a Krathong Ceremony
Celebrate Loi Krathong, a ritual typically celebrated in late November that involves lit candles that venerate the Buddha, set in decorated baskets called “krathongs” that float in the water, representing letting go of negativity.
Swim at Lading Island
Lading Island is well known for its stunning small bay surrounded by intricate limestone, soft white beaches and an emerald sea. Not too far from the beach lie towering rock hills, each covered in greenery and shaped like gumdrops. This idyllic inlet has earned it the name Paradise Island – you’ll understand why when you spend your afternoon swimming here.
Explore Phuket Old Town
Phuket Old Town is known for its brightly painted Sino-Portuguese townhouses and numerous shops selling street food, souvenirs and artisanal crafts.
Dates & Prices
07/09-07/19Adult $5490Teen $5490Child $5290Internal Air $550
08/06-08/16Adult $5490Teen $5490Child $5290Internal Air $550
12/26-01/05Adult $5990Teen $5990Child $5790Internal Air $550
04/08-04/18Adult $5590Teen $5590Child $5390Internal Air $570
07/08-07/18Adult $5590Teen $5590Child $5390Internal Air $570
08/05-08/15Adult $5590Teen $5590Child $5390Internal Air $570
12/23-01/02Adult $6190Teen $6190Child $5990Internal Air $570
Small Group Supplement
A supplement may apply to smaller groups. Please contact a Travel Consultant for more information.
$300 discount for children under 12 sharing with two adults.
Additional $990 for single accommodations.
If you are a returning Thomson guest, please subtract $500 per family from these prices.
We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance. We’ve received great feedback about Travel Guard – you can learn more about the benefits of travel insurance there.
All entrance fees, accommodations based on two to a room, land transportation, private bilingual guide throughout, area specialists, most meals, bottled water and snacks in the vehicle.
Depending on your flight schedule you may return home the following day.
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.
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3 daysActivity Level
EasyYour family will spend most of your time relaxing and not expending too much energy. These adventures are easy! Every member of your family will be comfortable and able to take part in this adventure no matter their fitness level.
What Travelers are Saying
The Thomson Thailand trip was by far my favorite trip I have been on. Our guides were informative but also had great senses of humor. The itinerary was both flexible and appropriate for all ages. Every meal was unique and catered to everyone's needs. The only upsetting part of the trip was having to leave the lifelong friends I had made. I can't wait to go back!
The Hogan Family