Thailand Active Family Adventure


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On this Thailand family vacation, you'll fly through the jungle treetops on one of the world's longest zip lines and photograph colorful floating markets and golden-roofed temples. Hike through the astonishing forests and ancient ruins of Doi Inthanon National Park and meet the tribal Hmong people, proudly preserving their cultural traditions. Learn how to care for a majestic elephant at an Elephant Camp. 

Discover three distinct sides of this truly magical land on this family adventure. Designed to showcase Thailand’s wealth of cultural and natural wonders, our unique family vacation itinerary offers a sensory feast of daily activities sure to create a lifetime of memories for adults and children alike.

You’ll see the 150-foot, gold-gilded statue at the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, then learn about Thailand’s ancient Buddhist tradition by offering alms to barefoot monks. As you ride a bicycle through ancient Thonburi, sample delicious Thai cuisine in fragrant and bustling markets, stroll among the countless treasures of the Grand Palace, and walk into the humble interior of a proud hill tribe villager’s home. Whether you’re riding high atop an elephant or hiking through pristine rain forest in Chiang Mai’s national park, swimming in Phuket’s crystal clear tropical waters, joining the daily commute on Bangkok’s busy waterways, or relaxing at a secluded beach on scenic Koh Yao Noi Island, Thailand offers an ultimately exciting, horizon-expanding family vacation.

2015 Dates
Dates 10 or more
6 to 9
2 to 5
Internal Air
12/20 - 12/29 Sold Out
2016 Dates
Dates 10 or more
6 to 9
2 to 5
Internal Air
03/19 - 03/29 $4,390 $4,690 $4,990 $400
06/25 - 07/05 $4,190 $4,490 $4,790 $400
07/23 - 08/02 $4,190 $4,490 $4,790 $400
12/23 - 01/02 $4,890 $5,190 $5,490 $400
12/26 - 01/05 $4,890 $5,190 $5,490 $400

Child Discount:$500 per child under 12 in 2015; $300 per child in 2016

Triple Discount: $300 for child under 12 sharing with 2 adults 

Alumni Discount: if you are a returning Thomson guest, please subtract $500 per family from these prices

*Minimum of one family of 3 required to run this adventure.

Price includes: All entrance fees, accommodations based on two to a room; land transportation; private bi-lingual guide throughout, area specialists, all meals except 3 dinners, bottled water & snacks in the vehicle, Comprehensive Travel Insurance.

Prices are based on the number of people in your party.

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Day 1-2 – Depart U.S. / Fly to Bangkok, Thailand

Welcome to colorful, exotic and endlessly fascinating Thailand! Your family vacation here offers the chance to explore three distinct Thai regions and experience the lifestyle and traditions unique to each. From the cultural delights of Bangkok to the natural wonders of Chiang Mai and the relaxing nature of Koh Yao Noi Island, Thailand promises to engage your family’s imagination. You’ll be met at the airport by a member of our team who will help you get to your hotel and get your adventure started!  


  •  Arrival and transfer to the hotel
  •  Walkabout Bangkok’s Chinatown (time permitting)
Days 3-4 – Bangkok

Sprawled along the banks of the Chao Phraya River, Bangkok—“City of Angels”—is one of Asia’s most compelling metropolises. Along with visiting golden temples and colorful markets, kids will love exploring its network of canals (klongs) on long-tail boats. You’ll have ample opportunities to explore all that this exciting city has to offer including its special love for flowers and flora art!


  • Visit the Royal Grand Palace
  • Travel Bangkok’s canals by long-tail boat
  • Cross the Chao Phraya River to Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddah)
  • Gaze upon the Temple of the Dawn
  • Go to the Royal Barge Museum
  • Explore the famous flower market and the Museum of Floral Culture
Days 4-8 – Bangkok / Chiang Mai

Surrounded by Thailand’s northern mountains, Chiang Mai was founded more than 700 years ago as the capital of the ancient Lanna Kingdom. Witness the incredible cultural diversity that flourishes here in the Northern Region. One unforgettable highlight on this family vacation is a full day at an Elephant Camp—where your family will learn about 5,000 years of Thai elephant culture through highly personal interactions with these much-revered and graceful animals.


  • Transfer to Chiang Mai
  • Play the Southeast Asian sport, Takraw
  • Hike Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Take a traditional Thai cooking class
  • Kayak in Asia’s Mae Ngat Lake
  • Learn how to care for an elephant at Patara Elephant Farm
  • Venture around Sri Lanna National Park
  • Transfer to Koh Yao Noi, via Phuket
Day 8- 9 – Phuket/Koh Yao Noi

Thailand’s largest island, a tropical paradise bathed by the ultramarine Andaman Sea, presents yet another side to this multi-faceted land. Just offshore and tucked among a dramatic cluster of islands lies incredibly photogenic Phang Nga Bay—a secret world of caves and tunnels. Koh Yao Noi is an island just east of Phuket; it’s a quiet, relaxing, private and gorgeous place to be. From here, you’ll be able to visit Hong Marine National Park and enjoy a lot of time on white sand beaches and in clear emerald and teal waters!


  • Cruise around the scenic Phang Nga Bay
  • Enjoy lunch on a private island
  • Snorkel with schools of fish
  • Search for deep and shallow corals
  • Free family time
  • Farewell dinner
Day 10 – Depart Koh Yao Noi for Home

Before you head home, there is one more adventure in store for your family! You will get to visit the incredible Gibbon Rehabilitation Project where you will learn about the near extinction and reintroduction of the Gibbon Ape into Thailand’s rainforest on Phuket. This is a great and informative activity for the final day of your family’s vacation before you depart for home!


  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Visit the Gibbon Rehabilitaion Project
  • Airport transfer   
Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers

Located on the Chao Phraya River, the Royal Orchid Sheraton offers traditional Thai hospitality and service in a modern setting.  The hotel is convenient to major touring sites of Bangkok by boats on the river.  The Deluxe rooms are spacious with numerous amenities and offer panoramic views of the scenic Chao Phraya River.  Adjacent to the hotel is the River City Shopping Centre, with many other shops and night markets nearby.

Siripanna Villa Resort & Spa

Siripanna Villa Resort & Spa, Chiang Mai, newly built in the traditional Lanna style, where historic symbolism blends effortlessly with innovative design. The beautiful luxury boutique hotel in Chiang Mai is cradled in the surrounds of lush manicured gardens, where the fragrant scent of flowering Frangipani rub shoulders with bursts of pink Bougainvillea. Its 74 luxurious and spacious villas and rooms are inspired by the architecture of Chiang Mai's ancient kingdom of "Wiang Kum Kam" and include all the luxury amenities expected by the discerning modern traveler. Our Chiang Mai boutique hotel is an oasis of calm designed as an urban getaway. The hotel provides amenities like Children's facilities (Kids Club), Pool, Poolside bar, Dry cleaning, Library, Lobby, Reception and gift shop.

Ramada Plaza Menam Riverside Hotel

Ramada Plaza Menam Riverside Hotel is a five-star hotel situated on the banks of Chao Phrya River and in the heart of Bangkok. Offering stunning views over the river and Bangkok`s city skyline, all 525 rooms are decorated in contemporary Thai style. This hotel's fully equipped facilities include river taxis from the hotel's pier to main attractions and shopping locations.

Why Thailand?

Flight of the Gibbon
The Flight of the Gibbon is an exhilarating thrill ride few people will ever have the chance to experience, and the perfect adventure for a vacation with your kids. Soar through an intricate system of zip lines and virtually inaccessible tree houses in the dense rain forest canopy for an unforgettable adrenaline rush. High above an endless expanse of thriving green vegetation, you’ll look out upon a sea of remote jungle and question whether or not you’re really awake.
Thailand’s ancient Buddhist tradition
A family vacation to Thailand is an eye-opening cultural and spiritual experience. Meet barefoot monks inspiringly devoted to their fundamentally peaceful faith, and visit the Temple of the Reclining Buddha to see the remarkable 150-foot gold-gilded statue of the “Enlightened One.”
Bangkok’s distinct cosmopolitan atmosphere
Bangkok is unlike any other place in the world. Situated on the Chao Phraya River, it is like an exotic Southeast Asian Venice, with an elaborate system of canals and colorful floating marketplaces. Bangkok is a leading regional and global force in business and finance – it is an enormous, bustling metropolis with an ever-growing economy and a unique cultural flavor.
Incredible cuisine
There’s a reason the popularity of Thai food has taken hold all over the world: it is fresh, healthy, and unbelievably delicious. Balance and variety of differing flavors is the hallmark of Thai cuisine; it emphasizes a delicate interaction between sweet, spicy, sour, and salty ingredients, tantalizing the palate with sizzling curries, peanut and chili sauces, seafood, and duck. There is nobody on your family trip that Thai cuisine can’t please – even your perpetually hungry teens!

Why Thailand with Thomson?

Experience every side of diverse Thailand
Thailand is a big place with a lot of drastically different landscapes and regions offering a wide array of possible adventures – we at Thomson Family Adventures will make sure your family gets the full sense of that. You’ll commute through busy streets and waterways in the fast-paced urban setting of Bangkok, hike through the rainforest in Chiang Mai’s national park, visit the Elephant Camp for a chance to ride atop one of the majestic behemoths, and much more.
Meet and learn from the Hmong people
If you book your family vacation to Thailand with Thomson Family Adventures, you’ll learn the traditional ways of the area’s Hmong people. The Hmong are an ethnic group spread out across the mountainous regions of Vietnam, China, Laos, and – of course – Thailand. They are still hanging on to an ancient way of life, contrasting with the westernization of the world, and proudly preserving treasured cultural traditions in their tribal villages.