11 daysActivity Level
ActiveActive trips revolve around multi-sport activities that keep your family outside and having fun! Your family will spend more time interacting with the elements and exploring than sitting on a beach or inside of a museum. These activities are not always physically demanding but they can be and do require a basic level of fitness.
9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 6 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 we’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.
Fly to Bangkok, Thailand
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.
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!
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.
Authentic Thai Cooking Class
Head to a local restaurant to learn how to cook authentic Thai food in a traditional Thai setting. With the help of friendly, skilled instructors, you’ll shop for the meal’s ingredients at the local market before you begin cooking your masterpieces.
Night Market (Optional)
Thailand’s most famous night market is located along the Ping River, and huge arcades at the market hold hundreds of little shops and stalls and trinkets — shopping has never been more fun!
Elephant Rescue Park
Spend a full day learning to be a “mahout,” the Thai word for “elephant caretaker.”
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.
Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep
Journey to one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the world, Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, built atop a mountain and offering stunning views of nearby Chiang Mai and the surrounding countryside.
Zipline Rainforest Canopy Ride
Experience an extreme thrill ride, zip-lining along 22 cables high in the sky, incuding the longest adventure of its kind. A picture-perfect moment and a great adventure!
Kayaking at Sri Lanna National Park
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!
Koh Yao Noi
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.
Kayak in Phang Nga Bay
Have some family fun kayaking through the hidden lagoons and pristine mangrove forests of Phang Nga Bay.
Snorkeling at Hong Marine National Park
Snorkel the clear waters of this marine park, rich with exotic wildlife and sea creatures.
Take a Longtail Boat Ride
Take a longtail boat ride through beautiful waters and around exotic islands until you reach the island of Koh Hong!
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.
Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (Time Permitting)
You’ll learn about conservation efforts at the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project, working since 2002 to successfully repopulate the rainforest in Phuket. You’ll also get to meet the people that make the operation happen and are responsible for restoring the community of the Gibbon!
Dates & Prices
12/21-12/31Adult $4990Teen $4990Child $4790Internal Air $500
12/26-01/05Call for AvailabilityAdult $4990Teen $4990Child $4790Internal Air $500
03/12-03/22Adult $5190Teen $5190Child $4990Internal Air $525
06/25-07/05Adult $4990Teen $4990Child $4790Internal Air $525
07/30-08/09Adult $4990Teen $4990Child $4790Internal Air $525
12/19-12/29Adult $5290Teen $5290Child $5090Internal Air $525
12/23-01/02Adult $5490Teen $5490Child $5290Internal Air $525
Smart Traveler Advantages
Book a trip 9 months ahead of the day that you want to leave and get a free GoPro and Travel Protection!
$300 discount for children under 12 sharing with 2 adults
Additional $990 (Apr-Oct) / $1,190 (Nov-Mar) for single accommodations
Large Group Discount
Traveling in a party of six or more friends or family members? Call us about our large group discounts.
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 Insured – 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 & snacks in the vehicle.
Depending on your flight schedule you may return home the following day.
Guaranteed departure. Surcharge applied to groups smaller than 4 guests.
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