Family Fun Adventure in Thailand

14 Days $3160.00

Flexible Start Date

Includes Private Guides and Drivers

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Bangkok

Khao Yai National Park

Korat

Khao Laem Kanchanaburi Lake

Hua Hin

Highlights

  • Tour of Bangkok, Khao Yai National Park safari, Ban Prasart archaeological excavation site, Phi Mai Khmer Temple Ruins!
  • Bridge over the River Kwai, Lake Safari Thailand houseboat, lake cruising, caves, tribal village, elephant ride, river rafting and much, much more

Day 1

Depart North America


Day 2

Bangkok

Welcome to Bangkok arriving late evening. Upon arrival at Suvarnabhumi International Airport, your local tour guide will greet and escort you to your hotel for check in.
Hua Chang Heritage Hotel (Deluxe)

Day 3

Bangkok

Spend the day visiting Bangkok's magnificent temples including Wat Trimitr with the solid gold Buddha that weighs several tons, Wat Po and the famous reclining Buddha, the sacred Emerald Buddha and the Grand Palace. The palace is considered one of the most sacred sites in the Kingdom and is set in an ancient Thai courtyard. After lunch in a local restaurant, head off on a tuk-tuk to Phahurat Market, in the heart of Bangkok's Little India. Wander around the maze of stalls and shops selling all kinds of fabrics, rnaments and accessories before being taken back to your hotel for a well earned rest.
Hua Chang Heritage Hotel (Deluxe)
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Day 4

Bangkok - Khao Yai National Park

After breakfast, you will be driven to Khao Yai National Park (about three hours) stopping first at your chosen hotel to check-in and freshen up. Afterwards, a naturalist guide will take you into the park, where a camp lunch of local Thai Food will be set up for you. After eating, head off on foot, onto the grassland of a once a cultivated farming area until you reach the wildlife watchtower and salt lake. You will then be taken to one of the many waterfalls in the park for a swim to cool off from the midday heat. After dinner at the hotel, you will be met by a guide who will take you back into the park for a night safari. Nocturnal animals you are likely to see include the large Indian civet cat, porcupines, samba and other deer, and perhaps wild dog or wild elephants at the salt lake.
The Greenery Resort (Premier)
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Day 5

Khao Yai National Park

Today stretch your legs with a five kilometre leisurely hike through one of the most scenic trails in the park. Your guide will help you to spot pig-tail monkeys and great hornbills, as well as some of the other amazing wildlife that can be found. After building up a sweat, next stop is Heiw Suwat Waterfall for a much needed swim to cool off before heading back to your hotel for dinner. After dinner, you will be taken out on another night safari into the park.
The Greenery Resort (Premier)
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Day 6

Khao Yai National Park - Korat - Bangkok

After breakfast you will be taken to Ban Prasart archaeological excavation site. Set up as an outdoor museum, it consists of three pits that have been landscaped and are open to the public. Bones and pots have been found dating the site as far back as 3000 years. Then visit Phi Mai Khmer Temple Ruins.
After time to explore and lunch, you will be driven back to Bangkok arriving around late afternoon.
Hua Chang Heritage Hotel Bangkok (Deluxe)
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Day 7

Bangkok - Kanchanaburi - Khao Laem Lake

After pick up (8:00 - 8:30) you will drive to Kanchanaburi and the infamous 'Bridge over the River Kwai'. After lunch continue to a lake-side village to board a traditional-style Thai houseboat. Spend the afternoon swimming, relaxing on deck or napping in a hammock as the houseboat slowly cruises the lake. In the evening enjoy a delicious Thai dinner.
Lake Safari Thailand houseboat
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Day 8

Khao Laem Lake

After a hearty Western breakfast, go kayaking to the end of a small bay (or by motorboat). Take a short hike through the jungle to a waterfall for a swim and play (please note that there is no water in the waterfall from March-May), then head towards Coconut Island, one of few inhabited islands in this area. After exploring the island return to the houseboat to relax and swim, then in the afternoon cruise to beautiful spot to anchor for the night.
Lake Safari Thailand houseboat
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Day 9

Khao Laem Lake

After breakfast go on a short kayak adventure into some small caves, then return to the houseboat and head north. In the afternoon a long-tail boat will take you along a narrow river to a tribal village to embark on a jungle elephant trek, followed by rafting downstream.
Note: rafting can be "easy" from November to June, but is moderately strenuous from July to October. Dinner is onboard the houseboat under a starry night sky.
Lake Safari Thailand houseboat
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Day 10

Khao Laem Lake - Sanklaburi - Hua Hin

Swim, fish, or sunbathe before and immediately after breakfast. Learn the story of the 'sunken temple' as you pass by on the houseboat's last leg to shore. Around 11:00hrs, say goodbye to the on-board crew, and ensure all gear is loaded into the van. You will then walk to a village where local people wearing the traditional Burmese 'Longi' and other tribal identifiers make it seem more Karen, Mon, Lao and Burmese than Thai. Here, visit the temple and a Burmese market before continuing a short drive to Sangkhlaburi town. Learn the unique history of the town from your guide, and walk the long wooden Burmese style bridge.
Meet at the minivan, and then transfer to Hua Hin, check in at your hotel and relax at leisure.
Amari Hua Hin
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Day 11

Hua Hin

Free day at leisure.
Amari Hua Hin
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Day 12

Hua Hin

Free day at leisure.
Amari Hua Hin
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Day 13

Hua Hin - day at leisure

Free day at leisure.
Amari Hua Hin
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Day 14

Hua Hin - Bangkok

After breakfast you will be transferred to Bangkok's international airport in time for your onward flight.
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