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! Fly through the jungle treetops on one of the longest zip-lines in the world, explore golden-roofed temples, and relax on unbelievably beautiful beaches.
Recommended Age: 8+
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.
Extension: Turn Your Trip Into A Multi-Country Adventure
Venture into Singapore and discover the diversity of the food, activities and culture.
Fly to 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
The Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew (the Temple of the Emerald Buddha) form what many consider the greatest spectacle for visitors to Bangkok. Dating back to 1782, when Bangkok was founded, the entire compound consists of more than 100 brightly colored buildings, golden spires, and glittering mosaics. The temple’s centerpiece, the 2-foot-tall Emerald Buddha is situated on a high, gold altar to signify its important status in the Thai kingdom. It’s so important, in fact, that only the King is allowed to change his costumes, one for each of the three seasons (hot, cool, and wet).
Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha)
We’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. We’ll make sure that the kids observe the ornate details included on its massive extremities.
Doi Inthanon National Park Hike
Hike through the wonderland of forests, waterfalls, and ancient temple ruins of Doi Inthanon National Park.
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 South East Asian game described as “kick volleyball.” It’s fun for everyone!
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, we’ll shop for the meal’s ingredients at the local market before we begin cooking our masterpieces.
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!
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 we’re lucky, we 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.
Zip-line Rainforest Canopy Ride
Experience an extreme thrill ride, zip-lining along 3 miles of cables high in the sky, the longest and highest 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 our unique lunch spot: a bamboo-raft, floating house!
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.
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.
Depart / Arrive home
Dates & Prices
12/22-01/01Sold OutAdult $5390Teen $5390Child $5090Internal Air $500
12/26-01/03Sold OutAdult $4090Teen $4090Child $3890Internal Air $400
03/21-03/31Adult $5090Teen $5090Child $4790Internal Air $500
06/22-07/02Adult $4990Teen $4990Child $4690Internal Air $500
07/18-07/28Adult $4990Teen $4990Child $4690Internal Air $500
12/21-12/31Adult $5390Teen $5390Child $5190Internal Air $500
12/26-01/05Adult $5390Teen $5390Child $5190Internal Air $500
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 for children under 12 sharing with 2 adults
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.
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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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 Travel Protection to a brand new GoPro.
Friends Across Borders
Your child will have a cultural connection like no other by meeting kids the same age from the country you’re traveling by playing games, throwing a Frisbee, kicking a ball around, or just chatting. Ask us about our pen pal program.
Guaranteed DeparturesNo matter what happens, once your family books a trip you’re going.
GuidesBe 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 GroupsWith a small group you’ll have plenty of time for spontaneity and to develop a connection with your fellow travelers and guide.
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