Thailand with the Family: Elephants & Islands

2-Week Thailand Family Holiday Itinerary - Wildlife & Beaches

Prices from £1,725 pp

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Duration14 days / 13 nights (flexible)

ItineraryBangkok - Chiang Mai - Elephant Nature Park - Khao Sok National Park - Ko Phangan - Bangkok

Suitable for families

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Overview

If you fancy exploring Thailand on your family summer holiday this year then this itinerary has lots of variety to keep the whole family happy. Explore the backstreets of Bangkok by bike, marvel at majestic elephants as you aid in their rehabilitation, kayak along peaceful rivers in the lush Khao Sok and chill out on the tropical island of Ko Phangan. This itinerary includes the best beach spots for the UK summer holidays and allows you and your brood to get to know the real Thailand whilst travelling by a mix of flight and sleeper train.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • Breakfast
  • Transfers as described, domestic flights and sleeper trains
  • Cycling excursion in Bangkok
  • Day trip to Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai
  • Excursions in Khao Sok National Park
  • Dinner at Anurak Lodge
  • All meals and tea/coffee at floating raft house in Khao Sok
  • Day trip on Ko Phangan

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Bangkok: On Your Bike

After your international flight you’ll arrive in the bustling capital of Bangkok. A welcoming driver will meet you and your family at the airport and transfer you to a riverside hotel with a rooftop pool. The following day you’ll go on a bike trip through Bangkok’s traditional China Town and its lush green suburbs. A great way to see a different side to this vibrant city!

Bangkok: On Your Bike

Elephant Encounters in Chiang Mai

When you arrive into Chiang Mai after your night on a sleeper train, you and your family will be transferred to your hotel in the centre of the city. The night market, packed with souvenirs and aromatic street food stalls, is a great place to explore with the kids and try some truly different delicacies. The next day you will learn all about these gentle giants at the Elephant Nature Park. As well as getting to know about these elephants, you will have the chance to prepare their food and watch them interact as a herd. A real highlight for any wildlife love at any age!

Elephant Encounters in Chiang Mai

Giant Trees and Lakes of Khao Sok

Next, you’ll journey deep into the wilds of Thailand’s famous Khao Sok National Park. For the first two nights you’ll stay at our Anurak Community Lodge. This beautiful place is hidden amongst the limestone cliffs, employing local people to staff the lodge and run the trips. During your stay you and your brood will take part in a canoe trip with a local guide. Next you’ll head to a small group of peacefully floating bamboo cottages on the lake. The view is nothing less than idyllic; steep rock formations shooting up from the still water and curious monkeys swinging through the trees.

Giant Trees and Lakes of Khao Sok

Shimmering Bays and Secluded Beaches

You’ll spend the next few days in a secluded bay on the tropical island of Ko Phangan, your resort has a swimming pool and while you’re here you will take a boat trip to the best spots in the area. You’ll get the chance to visit Koh Ma, connected to Koh Phangan by a spit of golden sand, snorkel amongst colourful fish and journey inland to hidden waterfalls.

Shimmering Bays and Secluded Beaches
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Speak to our Thailand specialist, Miles

“Thailand is my ‘go to’ destination if I’m craving a holiday packed with culture, beaches and ease. My customers like the variety Thailand has to offer - especially families who love making special memories with their children; old and young.”


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