Thailand Family Adventure
• Bangkok • Chiang Mai • Phuket
Lying back in a sun lounge, listening to the sound of waves gently lapping the shore, oohing and ahhing over the radiance of temples, or literally gliding through the rainforest; Thailand offers every conceivable activity available to its visitors. The Land of Smiles will undoubtedly have the whole family intrigued, entertained and on the edge of their seats for a vacation not to be forgotten.
Day 1: Arrive Bangkok Thailand has long been an exotic holiday destination for many travelers. From its world class beaches to its unrivalled hospitality, Thailand remains a popular destination in South East Asia. Upon your arrival in Bangkok, greet your local guide and transfer to your desired family hotel.
Day 2: Bangkok After breakfast, gather the family for a short drive to Wat Po, one of the oldest temples in Bangkok which contains the famous 45m reclining Buddha and experience the monks' morning chanting ritual. Take a tuk-tuk ride via Pak Klong Taland Flower Market towards The Grand Palace, where the mysterious Emerald Buddha is now housed. Continue with a walk to the pier for a long-tailed boat ride along the canals to get a flavour of local life. Enjoy lunch at one of the riverside restaurants and return to your hotel in the afternoon to relax by the pool. Enjoy the unique taste of a traditional Thai curry at a local restaurant in the evening.
Day 3: Bangkok > Chiang Mai Enjoy a free morning until your transfer to Bangkok airport for your onward flight to Chiang Mai. Feel the adrenaline pass through your body on an exhilarating ride through the rainforest canopy on zip lines and sky bridges in the mountains. From high above the forest floor you will view the different layers of the rainforest canopy, a huge range of plant, animal and bird life.
Day 4: Chiang Mai Enjoy an elephant trip to the countryside surrounding Chiang Mai. In the morning, transfer to the Lisu Lodge by car, a community-based project that aims to conserve the natural heritage of hill tribes of northern Thailand. Built in traditional Lisu style, the lodge serves as your base-camp for a magical blend of adventure, relaxation and insight. Start the trip with an easy 13 kilometers (8 miles) of cycling from the lodge to the Elephant Camp. Enjoy elephant riding through the mountainous jungle scenery down to the river. After lunch, you will go on an exciting 45 minutes ride of white water rafting that will take you to a traditional Thai country village. The remainder of the day is yours to relax.
Day 5: Chiang Mai Chiang Mai is a city that offers a different face of Thailand. Visit Wat Phrathat on Doi Suthep Mountain, one of the city's most famous temples, located 15km out of Chiang Mai. In 1935 the first road was built to the top, nowadays people may like to climb the 309 steps from the car park to the top or take a tram. The climb up is rewarded with a superb panoramic view over the city. Later, return to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 6: Chiang Mai > Phuket Depart for Chiang Mai airport in the early morning to catch your onward flight to Phuket, Thailand's largest island and one of Asia's most renowned holiday destinations. Take some time out and enjoy the company of your family members after you check into your desired resort.
Day 7: Phuket Escape to the magnificent karst islands of Phi Phi to enjoy the perfect family day excursion. Phi Phi Don, the larger island, it is adorned with fine sandy beaches, crystal clear water, extraordinary marine life and an ideal place for swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, sunbathing, and relaxation. The smaller Phi Phi Le offers dramatic scenery with a number of small secret coves, rocky cliffs, caves and "Maya Bay", the location of the film "The Beach". Its most celebrated attraction is an immense cave, "Viking Cave", which has an abundance of stalactites and stalagmites. Return to Phuket late in the afternoon and enjoy the rest of the day to explore the beach or remain in your resort for some family downtime.
Day 8: Phuket A perfect family adventure for teenagers involves the discovery of Phuket's tropical delights and hidden treasures by quad bike. Follow your guide on an off-road journey exploring the island's interior along nature trails. Observe the rural activities of local people, learn about the island's environment and see the unique fauna and flora of the island. Make your way over a lake by walking over a rope bridge and finish with a flying fox experience over the lake.
Day 9: Phuket There is always something to do in Phuket to keep you busy. Enjoy an extra day in Phuket to completely relax, revitalize and put your feet up.
Day 10: Depart Phuket It's time to prepare for your journey home. There are a number of domestic airlines operating in Thailand with Bangkok boasting as one of Asia's largest air hubs, so it is very well-connected to the rest of the world.
*This is sample itinerary. Please let us know your preferred style and standard of accommodation and we can tailor this itinerary to your personal specifications.
Pricing (per person) $AUD