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 Sukhothai, to the gentle giants at the Elephant Conservation Centre in Chiang Mai and the colourful hill tribes of Chiang Rai.

Day 1: 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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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: Sukhothai
Kanchanaburi - Sukhothai. Today we will follow Thailand’s lifeline - the Chao Phraya River, to Sukhothai, the country’s first capital city dating back eight centuries. Upon arrival the remainder of the day will be free – why not relax by the hotel pool at or opt for a famous Thai massage. Overnight - Sukhothai (B)
Day 5: Temples of Lampang
Sukhothai - Lampang. This morning we will explore the UNESCO-listed Sukhothai Historical Park, with monuments dating back to the 13th century – Thailand’s golden age, when arts, culture and trade flourished. Today the site contains the ruins of royal palaces, Buddhist Temples and the city gates, walls and moats of the ancient kingdom.

Later we will proceed to the charming city of Lampang, known for its horse drawn carriages, shimmering Buddhist temples, and laid back vibe. A short drive from the city we will visit the exquisite Wat Phra That Lampang Luang Temple, surrounded by a picturesque landscape of rolling hills and rice fields. Back in the centre we will take a horse drawn cart around the Old Town, passing the old market, and pay a visit to the ancient Ban Sao Nak teakwood house, a classic example of Thai and Burmese architecture. Overnight - Lampang (B)
Ride elephant back on a Thailand tour.
Day 6: Elephant Conservation
Lampang - Chiang Mai. After breakfast we will head to the nearby Thailand Elephant Conservation Centre. Founded in 1993, the centre is home to more than 50 Asian elephants and has made a name for itself for its work in research and conservation. As well as an onsite hospital, the centre also operates a mobile clinic that treats elephants in need of help. Here we can watch elephants bathe in a nearby river, visit the calves at the nursery and enjoy an elephant back ride through jungle paths.

Later we will continue to the provincial capital of Chiang Mai, Thailand’s second city. Thanks to the prestigious Chiang Mai University the city has a young laid back vibe, and boasts an array of wats, temples, restaurants and markets and possesses an enviable location beneath the foothills of Northern Thailand – the perfect place to kick back for a few days. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure before visiting the bustling night market where you can sample freshly prepared local dishes. Overnight - Chiang Mai (B)
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: 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 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
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 Mai 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)
Tour Details
  • Starts in: Bangkok / Ends in: Bangkok
  • No local payment required
  • Breakfast:9, Lunch: 0, Dinner: 1
  • Hotel Rating: 4 star & Special Class
  • Tour Guide: Yes, escorted by a tour guide
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