Thailand Family Adventure
A fantastic family adventure through the amazing and beautiful country of Thailand
Begin your journey in the bustling metropolis of Bangkok, which sets the stage for an exploration of cultural marvels. From the iconic Grand Palace to the lively streets of Chinatown, immerse yourself in a harmonious blend of history, cuisine, and vibrant markets.
Fly to the tranquil embrace of Chiang Mai, a haven for families that offers a myriad of activities, from rice planting to elephant encounters. Dive into the heart of eco-friendly tourism with a visit to the Patara Elephant Farm, where you'll engage in the noble task of elephant training and learn about farm management. The resort's La-On Kids Club ensures that every family member, regardless of age, finds joy and connection amidst the lush grounds, making Chiang Mai a captivating chapter in your bespoke adventure.
Venture further to the untouched paradise of Koh Kood, accessed by a scenic flight with Soneva Kiri. Nestled in the tropical rainforest, this luxurious retreat offers the ultimate escape, featuring stunning beaches, a Solar Reef adventure, and a cinematic experience under the stars. Sail to secluded beaches on a traditional wooden fishing boat, explore the Koh Raet snorkelling and Solar Reef, and cap off your evenings with an outdoor movie at Cinema Paradiso.
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Day 1: Time to depart
It's holiday time! Leave for your chosen airport for your flight to Bangkok.
Day 2: Arrive in Bangkok
Arrive in Bangkok and enjoy a smooth transfer to your hotel The Siam. Relax and rest from the flight or explore Bangkok as it beckons families with a mix of cultural and vibrant experiences.
Day 3: Explore Bangkok
After breakfast visit the Grand Palace and Chatuchak Market for unique souvenirs and street food. Wat Pho's reclining Buddha and Chinatown's lively atmosphere add cultural charm. Bangkok offers a delightful blend of history, cuisine, and colourful markets, making it an ideal destination for family-friendly adventures.
Day 4: Head to Chiang Mai
After breakfast at the hotel take a transfer to Suvarnabhumi Airport for a flight to Chiang Mai. Arrive at the stunning Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai. Relax or enjoy a family experience such as rice planning or a cooking class. La-On Kids is a club for children ages 4 to 12 that offers complimentary games and activities every day. Kids can make clay pots and explore the Resort’s lush grounds while making new friends from around the world.
Day 5: Chiang Mai Elephant Farm
Breakfast at the hotel and then its time to visit Patara Elephant Farm. Prepare yourself for the elephant training session and hiking to find the elephants in the bush. Learn about elephant farm management and the breeding program. Train to approach and be near the elephant correctly. Learn to observe the elephant’s temperament.
Day 6: PooPooPaper Park
Today is an exciting visit to the Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park as part of the tour itinerary. Kids will be fascinated the fact that elephant poop can be used for eco-friendly souvenirs - a wonderful initiative of sustainable tourism. You are encouraged to pull up a stool, roll up your sleeves and join together with the talented artisans and guides also participate in the head-turning process. The Elephant POOPOOPAPER Park journey is a memorable adventure full of laughter, fun and eye-opening education with truly unique photo-taking opportunities of this one of a kind experience.
Day 7: Free Day
The day is yours to spend with your family as you want. Have fun in the pool and enjoy your lush surroundings.
Day 8: Chiang Mai to Koh Kood
Embark on a day of adventure with a hearty breakfast at your hotel, followed by a drive to Chiang Mai Airport. Board the shared Cessna Grand Caravan plane for an exciting 90-minute flight to Koh Mai Si, Soneva Kiri’s Airport Island. A quick 5-minute speedboat ride takes you to Soneva Kiri Hotel where you will be staying in a Bayview Pool Villa. Koh Kood offers stunning beaches, jungles, and waterfalls, providing a serene escape. Soneva Kiri, nestled in the tropical rainforest, offers unparalleled luxury and eco-friendly design.
Day 9: Koh Kood Beach Experience
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Today take a planned boat trip to secluded beaches on a traditional wooden fishing boat. Snorkel, swim, kayak, or paddleboard. Enjoy a family lunch on board and choose from various beach destinations for your next stop.
Day 10: Koh Kood Adventure
Today discover Soneva Kiri’s Solar Reef garden, a man-made eco-powered reef. An artificial structure with coral transplantation grafted to it. This naturally attracts numerous species of fish which will settle and then choose it as a place for reproduction. The nearby natural reef is a true highlight just by itself with lots of dense, cavernous coral structures, anemone fields, and giant clams. In the evening enjoy Cinema Paradiso - indulge in popcorn as you and your family crash out on comfortable loungers under the stars and enjoy an evening film.
Day 11: Time to head home
Breakfast at the hotel. Take a 90-minute flight to Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. Upon arrival at Suvarnabhumi Airport, you will be met and greeted by a Soneva Kiri airport representative for your international flight home.
Duration: 10 nights
Location: Thailand holidays, Southeast Asia
From £2,044pp based on four people sharing excluding international flights to/from the UK.
The trip includes all accommodations and activities specified above. Rooms and meals are as below:
- 2 nights at The Siam, room, breakfast included.
- 4 nights at The Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai, breakfast included.
- 3 nights at Soneva Kiri Hotel, room, breakfast included.
- All transfers and internal flights
- Excursions mentioned as included.
- International flights to/from the UK.
- Excursions that are not mentioned as included.
- Meals and drinks that are not mentioned as included.
When to go to Thailand
A month-by-month guide of when to visit Thailand
January is one of the most delightful months to visit Thailand. The weather is characterized by cool temperatures and dry conditions. Daytime temperatures typically range from 25°C to 32°C (77°F to 89°F), making it perfect for outdoor exploration.
The month kicks off with vibrant New Year's Eve celebrations in major cities, such as Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Spectacular fireworks displays light up the night sky, and many establishments host special parties and events. Towards the end of January, the Chiang Mai Flower Festival takes place, featuring colourful parades, floral exhibitions, and garden competitions, adding a touch of natural beauty to your visit.
February is a continuation of the pleasant weather experienced in January. The cool, dry conditions persist, creating a comfortable atmosphere for travellers.
Chinese New Year, celebrated in various Thai-Chinese communities, adds a dash of cultural festivities to the month. In Chiang Mai, the Lantern Festival coincides with this period, where you can release lanterns into the night sky for good luck.
March is still a great time to visit Thailand. While temperatures start to rise as the month progresses, it remains relatively comfortable with low humidity and minimal rainfall.
The highlight of March in Thailand is the Songkran Festival, marking the Thai New Year. This event is celebrated with water fights, parades, and traditional ceremonies. It's a unique cultural experience that's both fun and refreshing.
April marks the beginning of the hot season in Thailand. Temperatures can soar, reaching up to 40°C (104°F). It's generally dry but increasingly scorching.
The Songkran Festival celebrations often continue into the first half of April, making it a vibrant and festive time to visit. Be prepared to get drenched in friendly water fights as part of the festivities.
May is still part of the hot and dry season. However, temperatures might be slightly more bearable compared to April.
While May doesn't feature any major festivals, it's an excellent time to explore Thailand's beautiful beaches and islands without the peak-season crowds. The clear skies and warm waters make it ideal for beach vacations and water activities.
June is the start of the rainy season in most parts of Thailand. Humidity increases, and sporadic rainfall becomes more common.
While there are no major festivals in June, this quieter period allows you to explore popular tourist destinations with fewer crowds. Consider indoor and cultural activities during occasional downpours
July is firmly within the rainy season in most of Thailand. Frequent downpours are expected, especially on the west coast and in northern regions.
July doesn't feature significant events, but it's a time to experience Thailand's lush green landscapes. You can visit national parks and enjoy the vibrant flora that thrives during the rainy season.
Rainfall continues in August, but the east coast islands like Koh Samui and Koh Phangan tend to have better weather during this period.
On August 12th, Thailand celebrates the Queen's Birthday, a national holiday. It's a time when Thais show their love and respect for the monarchy.
September marks the transition as the rainy season starts to wane. The weather gradually improves, particularly towards the latter part of the month.
Mahidol Day on September 24th is another national holiday, commemorating the life and contributions of Prince Mahidol, the father of modern medicine and public health in Thailand.
October is a great time to visit as the rainy season recedes, and the weather becomes more comfortable. You'll notice a decrease in rainfall, and conditions become ideal for travel.
Chulalongkorn Day on October 23rd is celebrated as a public holiday to honor King Rama V. It's a day of paying respects and remembering his significant contributions to the country.
November offers pleasant weather with less humidity. It's an excellent time for outdoor exploration and activities.
Loy Krathong, the Festival of Lights, is a major event in November. During this celebration, people release lanterns and float decorative krathongs (small rafts) on rivers and lakes, creating a magical, illuminated spectacle.
December is the peak tourist season in Thailand. The weather is cool and dry, providing ideal conditions for various outdoor activities.
Christmas and New Year's Eve are widely celebrated in major cities and tourist areas. You'll find festive decorations, special dinners, and lively parties to ring in the new year.
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