Thailand With Teens - 10 days

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Take your teens to the Kingdom of Thailand and discover all that this beguiling country has to offer, from the buzzing streets of Bangkok and the ancient ruins of Ayuthaya, to the bustling night markets of Chiang Mai and the colourful hill tribes of Chiang Rai.

Please note that the following itinerary is for tours departing in 2015, to see arrangements for tours in 2014 please scroll to the bottom of the page.

Day 1: Hello Bangkok
Saturday. Welcome to Bangkok and the start of your family holiday! Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Our Welcome Meeting will take place later in the evening where you’ll meet the rest of your group and guide. Overnight - Bangkok
Day 2: Bangkok City Tour
Straddling the Chao Phraya River, Thailand’s bustling capital city is both chaotic and captivating, and today we will take in some of its most famous sites on a guided tour. In the morning we will visit the spiritual and religious heart of the city – the striking Grand Palace, before continuing on to the House of the Reclining Buddha, the Original Thai Massage School and the 24-hour Flower Market.

Next we will hop on board a longtail boats to explore the city’s canals, lined with curious stilted houses and gleaming temples. Our boat will drop us off within walking distance of Khao San Road, a popular area for backpackers and hippies. The remainder of the day is free for you to further explore the area – check out some of the many restaurants, market stalls or tailors that line this buzzing stretch of road. Overnight - Bangkok (B)
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The Bridge over the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi
Day 3: Kwai & Hellfire Pass
Bangkok – Kanchanaburi. This morning we will drive west of the capital to the small town of Kanchanaburi, famed for its spectacular natural beauty and the part it played in the Second World War. Here we will pay our respects at the Allied War Cemetery before continuing on to the infamous ‘Bridge over the River Kwai’, immortalised by the film of the same name. We will then board a train for a two hour journey that crosses the bridge before following the tracks to Nam Tok. Disembarking the train we will take a short drive to ‘Hellfire Pass’, where the POWs were forced to dig through the mountain often using only their bare hands.

Later we will board a longtail boat which will take us to our accommodation for the night, a beautiful floating jungle raft. Surrounded by a hundred softly glowing lanterns, the sound of the tropical forest and cool flowing water we will enjoy dinner and a relaxing evening on the deck. Overnight - Kanchanaburi (B, D)
Day 4: Erawan National Park & elephants
Kanchanaburi - Ayuthaya. This morning we travel on to the beautiful Erawan National Park, to explore the rivers, waterfalls and trails on foot. The park boasts a stunning tiered waterfall and there’s time to take a quick dip in the crystalline waters before we visit an elephant centre to enjoy a ride through the forest. Our final destination today is Ayuthaya, the former capital of Thailand. Overnight - Ayuthaya (B)
Day 5: Ayuthaya
Ayuthaya - Bangkok - Chiang Mai. Ayuthaya was sacked by the Burmese, leading them to abandon the site and relocate the capital to Bangkok. All that remains are the stone and brick temples from the era. Today we explore Ayuthaya’s famous ruins, visiting the magnificent stupas at Wat Phri Sanphet, the giant Bronze Statue of Buddha and iconic Wat Mahatat where the head of a damaged Buddha statue has slowly been embraced and lifted by a nearby tree. This is one of Thailand’s most religiously significant places.

Departing Ayuthaya we board a cruise ship on the mighty Chao Praya River, for a scenic cruise back to the Bangkok, enjoying lunch on board. On arrival there’s time to explore the nearby shops and bars before heading to Bangkok’s main train station to catch our overnight express sleeper train (2nd class A/C sleeper cabins) to Chiang Mai. Overnight - Sleeper train (B, L)
Ride elephant back on a Thailand tour.
Day 6: Chiang Mai
This morning we arrive into the picturesque city of Chiang Mai, nestled in the foothills of northern Thailand. This afternoon we take a trishaw ride and explore the old city of Chiang Mai before driving up to the majestic Doi Suthep, standing like a sentinel overlooking Chiang Mai. The tranquility of monks chanting as the sun slowly heads to the horizon is a highlight for many. In the evening we head into the night market to explore many of the street foods on offer and perhaps try our hand at haggling. Overnight - Chiang Mai
Temples in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Day 7: Chiang Mai - your way
Today is free for you to do as you please, whether it’s relaxing with the family by the pool, heading off for some independent exploration, or opting for any additional excursions on offer. Choose from the more relaxing options with spa treatments and massages, to the adrenaline-fuelled with canopy zip lines and rock climbing. No trip to Chiang Mai would be complete without trying a local cooking class and perfecting your very own Pad Thai! (B)
Day 8: Boating on the Kok River
Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai. In the morning we will start our journey towards Chiang Rai, passing through spectacular karst scenery, verdant jungle and hillside farms en route. We will stop for lunch at Ta Thon before continuing our journey by water down the Kok River on board a private long tail boat. Disembarking we will pay a visit to the unconventional Wat Rong Khun Buddhist temple, which depicts scenes from Star Wars and the Matrix and then proceed to Chiang Rai where we can browse the night market for souvenirs and tasty street food. Overnight - Chiang Rai (B)
Visit hill tribes on a Thailand tour.
Day 9: Hill Tribes of the North
Chiang Rai - Bangkok. Located in the highlands, the charming city of Chiang Rai is a great base for visiting local hill tribes. This morning we will visit a Karen village where we may encounter the famous Long Neck tribe, so known for the rings that the women wear to elongate their necks.

Continuing to the border frontier town of Mae Sai, we may have the chance to cross briefly into Myanmar and enter the Burmese town of Tachilek (optional). At Chiang Saen we will visit a viewpoint that allows us see both Myanmar and Laos. From here we will take some time to visit the Opium Museum before returning to Chiang Rai to catch our flight back to Bangkok. On arrival in the city we will transfer to our hotel arriving late in the evening. Overnight - Bangkok (B)
Day 10: Bangkok - your way
Monday. Today our tour arrangements come to an end after breakfast and hotel check-in. A departure transfer will take you and your family to the airport for your onward travel. Of course you are most welcome to extend your stay in Bangkok, and if choosing to book post tour accommodation with us a departure transfer to the airport will be offered at the completion of your post tour accommodation arrangements. (B)

Travelling to Thailand in 2014

 

If travelling on our Thailand with Teens tour in 2014, the touring arrangements will be as follows:

 

Days: 1-3

As per the itinerary above.

 

Day 4: Sukhothai

Kanchanaburi - Sukhothai. Today we continue to Sukhothai, the country’s first capital city dating back eight centuries. The remainder of the day is free for you to relax. Overnight - Sukhothai. (B)

 

Day 5: Temples of Lampang

Sukhothai - Lampang. This morning we explore the UNESCO-listed Sukhothai Historical Park with monuments dating back to the 13th century that illustrate the beginnings of Thai architecture. We next proceed to the city of Lampang, a sedate urban centre with elegant mansions and impressive Lanna-era temples. For a glimpse into the opulent life of historic wealthy landlords we visit the Baan Sao Nak, a teakwood house and museum. Overnight - Lampang. (B)

 

Day 6: Elephant Conservation

Lampang - Chiang Mai. Head to the nearby Thai Elephant Conservation Centre this morning. Here we can watch the daily bathing session before enjoying a ride through the forest. We then journey on to the provincial capital of Chiang Mai, the perfect place to kick back for a few days. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure before visiting the bustling night market. Overnight - Chiang Mai. (B)

 

Days: 7 – 10

As per the itinerary above.

 

Tour Details
  • Starts in: Bangkok / Ends in: Bangkok
  • No local payment required
  • Breakfast:8, Lunch: 1, Dinner: 1
  • Hotel Rating: 3 - 4 star & Special Class
  • Tour Guide: Yes, escorted by a tour guide
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