2 Weeks Thailand Family Holiday with Kids  

13 Days

Bangkok – Kanchanaburi – Ayutthaya – Chiang Mai – Phuket

Explore the best of Thailand with our 2 weeks Thailand tour for families with kids. This itinerary offers a comprehensive experience, starting with the cultural richness of Bangkok, moving to the historical sites of Kanchanaburi and Ayutthaya, then heading north by overnight train to Chiang Mai for encounters with elephants at one ethical elephant sanctuary and hiking at Doi Inthanon National Park, and finally concluding in Phuket with its stunning beaches and picturesque islands. This tour is designed to provide a balance of cultural exploration, adventure, and relaxation, suitable for families looking to experience the diverse beauty of Thailand.


Explore the best of Thailand – Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Khao Sok National Park & Phuket on this 13-day honeymoon tour, creating a lifetime of memories for your new life together.

Bangkok, the bustling heart of Thailand, seamlessly blends traditional allure with modern dynamism. This vibrant metropolis is a sensory feast, offering ornate temples, lively markets, and a captivating street life.

Chiang Mai in northern Thailand’s scenic mountains charms with its tranquility and cultural richness. Renowned for ornate temples, vibrant markets, and a welcoming atmosphere. Explore historic sites, participate a local cooking class, pay a visit to an Elephant Sanctuary and freely explore the markets will enrich your experience in the northern part of Thailand.

Khao Sok National Park, a stunning natural gem in southern Thailand, boasts untouched rainforests, dramatic limestone cliffs, and the majestic Cheow Lan Lake. This ancient wilderness, home to diverse flora and fauna, offers immersive jungle experiences, wildlife encounters, and captivating scenery.

Phuket, a Thai tropical paradise, features pristine beaches, turquoise waters, and vibrant nightlife. Phuket offers a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure, with stunning landscapes, water activities, and a lively nightlife scene.

Trip Highlights

  • Discover the grandeur of temples and the charm of canals in Bangkok.
  • Experience feeding, washing, and swimming with elephants in Chiang Mai.
  • Whip up an authentic Thai feast at a local cooking class.
  • Go on a wildlife hike in the ancient rainforest at Khao Sok National Park
  • Spend a few days soaking in the sun on Phuket Beaches and nearby islands


Sawasdee ka! Welcome to Thailand!

Upon clearing customs at Bangkok’s airport, your guide will greet you and escort you to the hotel in the heart of Bangkok.

The vibrant capital city Bangkok is renowned for its ornate shrines and lively street life. The boat-filled Chao Phraya River runs through the city, adorned with landmark temple spires, bustling ferry piers, glitzy high-rise hotels and malls, and charming restaurants. Once settled in at your hotel, the day is free for you to spend as you wish. 

After breakfast, you will have a full-day tour to explore the highlights of the capital city Bangkok. First visit the Wat Traimit, known as the Temple of the Golden Buddha. It is the home to a gold Maravijaya Attitude seated Buddharupa statue, with a weight of 5.5 tons. Next, move on to the Wat Pho, it is one of the oldest and largest Buddhist temple in Bangkok. Wat Pho houses the world’s largest reclining Buddha statue. Then comes the focus of today’s visit the Grand Palace complex, one of the must-sees in Bangkok. It was established in 1782 and consists of not only royal and throne halls, but also a number of government offices as well as the renowned Temple Wat Phra Kaew, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, which is regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand.

Later in the afternoon, board a long-tail boat for a scenic cruise tour along the Chao Phraya River and the vibrant inner canals of Thonburi, providing wonderful views of local life. Along the way, stop at Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn, in the middle of the temple, an 82m high beautifully decorated Khmer-style tower stands, where you can walk up the steep stairs and admire the view of Bangkok and the rivers. Evening free at leisure. Perhaps you could indulge yourself with a traditional Thai Massage, surprise your taste buds with the amazing local flavors and cap off the day by enjoying the sunset in any of the stylish rooftop bars which have blossomed in the city’s skyscrapers in recent year, the options are limitless.  Overnight in Bangkok.

After breakfast at your hotel, then check out and drive about 1½-hour from Bangkok to the famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Countless floating markets dot the country, with colorfully clad merchants paddling along congested canals in sturdy canoes laden with fresh fruits and vegetables to sell to shoppers on the banks. This is an exciting and fun way to experience local life and go bargain hunting (You need negotiate aggressively or no buy).

Afternoon head to Kanchanaburi. You'll have a free afternoon to leisurely explore the beautiful River Kwai. Optionally, you can participate in various excursions offered by your resort, such as bamboo rafting, canoeing, or boating to a nearby waterfall.
For those intrigued by World War II history, there's the option to explore significant sites like the Bridge on the River Kwai built by Allied prisoners of war during World War II., the Death Railway Museum (The Thailand-Burma Railway Centre), this museum showcases an exhibition about the history of the Thailand - Burma railway, a 145-kilometer train track between Bang Pong in Thailand and Thanbuyuzayat in Myanmar that was built by prisoners of wars during the invasion of the Imperial Japanese Army, WWII. , and the Allied War Cemetery.
Overnight at Kanchanaburi float house on River Kwai.

Early morning depart for Erawan waterfalls, - a beautiful seven-tiered waterfall in Erawan National Park, about 65km from the city of Kanchanaburi. The best time to visit is during rainy season from May until September. If you plan to walk up to each tier, good walking shoes are essential for safety and comfort. Don't forget to bring a swimming suit, as you'll have the opportunity to swim in the waterfall's natural pools. However, swimming should be based on the guide's advice, as safety varies with the weather conditions.

After lunch, take a short train ride along the infamous ‘death railway’ from Tham Krasae Station to Tha Kilen Station through Kwai Noi gorge, it is a poignant and historically significant journey.

Following the railway experience, transfer to Ayutthaya (about 2.5 hours). Ayutthaya is the former capital of the Kingdom of Siam—a treasure trove of majestic palaces, ancient ruins, and rich history waiting to be discovered.
 Overnight at Ayutthaya.

Today you will have a fun day to explore Ayutthaya Heritages and temples by Tuk Tuk Ride (a motorized 3-wheeled rickshaws). Firstly visit the Bang Pa-In Summer Palace, a breathtaking complex situated beside the Chao Phraya River and formerly used by the Thai kings. Then, proceed to Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon, home to a large reclining Buddha. Enjoy a delicious Thai lunch at a local riverside restaurant.

In the afternoon, journey back in time to explore old Siam at the Ayutthaya Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your guide will lead you to impressive temple ruins, including Wat Maha That (famous for the Buddha statue head in a banyan tree), Wat Phra Sri Sanphet (once the most important temple in Ayutthaya), and Wat Lokkayasutha (known as the Temple of the Earth). Learn about the rich history and culture of ancient Thailand from your knowledgeable guide as you explore this fascinating site.

Outside the historical park, visit the iconic site Wat Chai Wattanaram, a temple built in the 17th century and modeled after Angkor Wat in Cambodia. After the Ayutthaya tour, your guide and driver will transfer you to Ayutthaya train station for the 11 hour train to Chiang Mai (you are scheduled to arrive at Chiang Mai around 7:15am).

Chiang Mai is the cultural capital of northern Thailand, is famed for its cooler climate, mountainous landscape, and laid-back vibe.

Upon your arrival at Chiang Mai around 7:20am, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel to drop off your bags (although you will not be able to check in to your room yet). You will then proceed to Chiang Mai's most famous landmark, the temple of Doi Suthep Temple, perched on a hill-top on the outskirts of town. The temple is stunning with beautiful views over Chiang Mai, and there are always many local people making offerings of flowers and incense. Climb its iconic 306-step staircase, flanked by carved sea serpents and thick forest, leading to elaborate grounds with a massive golden chedi (stupa) and sweeping views of the surroundings.

Afterwards visit a village and museum of the ethnic Hmong hill tribe. Learn more about the life of the tribe, known for their colorful costumes and handicraft traditions.

Return to Chiangmai downtown and freely explore Chiang Mai old town on your own. The town centre is quite small and perfect for wandering with many lively markets, peaceful temples and tempting cafes. In the evening suggest to visit Chiang Mai's night bazaar on Chang Klan Road, where street food stalls and restaurants beckon.

Today, you will have a full-day excursion to the Happy Elephant Home, an ethical elephant sanctuary dedicated to the well-being of animals rescued from the tourist trade. Begin your day by engaging with the elephants, feeding them, and participating in washing activities. A home-cooked Thai meal will be provided for lunch, offering an authentic culinary experience.

Following lunch, accompany the elephants as they make their way to the river for a mud bath. If you wish to join in the fun, bring along a swimsuit for this refreshing and enjoyable experience. Spend the afternoon with these magnificent creatures before bidding farewell to your newfound pachyderm friends.

Later in the day, return to the sanctuary's camp and then transfer back to your hotel in Chiang Mai. The evening is yours to enjoy at leisure in Chiang Mai.

Today you will travel to Doi Inthanon National Park for the breathtaking natural landscapes of northern Thailands.

The tour begins with a 2-hour scenic drive to reach Doi Inthanon Summit, Thailand's highest peak. Following that, continue to embark on the Kew Mae Pan Nature Trail, guided by a local Hmong tribe member through unspoiled montane forests. On clear days, the trail offers magnificent views. The 2-hour hike leads through dense forests to an open space, providing a panoramic, unobstructed view of the landscape below.

After lunch, visit the Two Chedis constructed to honor the 60th birthdays of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit. Drive to explore the Hmong hill tribe market, discovering the region's shift from opium farming to sustainable agriculture. The market showcases diverse fruits, vegetables, and exotic flowers cultivated and sold by local farmers.

Continue the journey to a local Karen hill tribe village, observing their cotton weaving, admiring rice paddies, and enjoying coffee from the tribe. The Doi Inthanon full-day tour concludes with visits to two stunning waterfalls – the Sirithan Waterfall and the Wachirathan Waterfall. These cascades exhibit year-round beauty, with a roaring presence during the rainy season.

Tip: You can opt for an easier hike, a 40-50 minute walk along the Ang Ka Nature Trail if the kids are small, winding through a captivating mossy forest habitat.

You will have a free day to explore Chiang Mai at your leisure. If you're up for more activities, Chiang Mai offers plenty of options. For instance:

- Excursion to the White Temple: You can take a trip to the White Temple near Chiang Rai, renowned for its unique and striking architecture.
- Visit to Sticky Waterfall (Bua Tong Waterfalls): Experience the unique Sticky Waterfall, where the limestone surface allows you to climb directly up the flowing water.
- Adventure Activities for Kids: For a family-friendly adventure, consider trying the zipline in the Chiang Mai jungle, a thrilling experience for both adults and children.

Your schedule today includes a free morning in Chiang Mai to explore at your leisure. Later, a private driver will transport you to the airport for your flight to Phuket. Phuket, renowned as a premier global tourism destination, offers stunning white-sand beaches, diverse dining options, luxurious hotels, a multitude of activities, and vibrant nightlife.
Upon arriving in Phuket, you'll be taken to your hotel near Kamala beach, one of the most family friends beaches in Phuket. Spend the afternoon and evening exploring this captivating region on your own, you can explore the town, relax on the beach, or witness the stunning sunset.

Recommended Activities:
On your first full day in Phuket, you have the freedom to enjoy the perennial favorites – the beach, seafood, and refreshing drinks.
However, consider seizing the opportunity to enhance your experience in Phuket, we recommend you below options for your family trip in Phuket:

-Take a boat trip to Koh Phi Phi or James Bond Island, you'll be enchanted by the stunning emerald coves and dramatic limestone cliffs. Along the way, there will be opportunities to stop for swimming and snorkeling, allowing you to fully experience the beauty of these renowned Thai destinations.
-For those who prefer to stay on Phuket, then a water park or an aquaria could be great options, there are some great waterparks including Andamanda, Splash Jungle and Blue Tree.
- In the evening, take a leisurely stroll around Phuket's vibrant Old Town, known for its colorful architecture and rich history.

Recommended Activities:
Enjoy another free day in Phuket by exploring some of the lesser-known parts of the island. You might want to visit the tree-lined beach of Rawai or experience the tranquility of the more secluded Kamala. Laem Singh, with its palm tree-filled bay, is a popular spot that exudes the charm of a secret beach.
Consider a visit to the hillside Big Buddha, Phuket's most iconic architectural landmark, or take in panoramic views from a renowned overlook such as Karon Viewpoint.

Today is your last day in Phuket. You can choose to continue relaxing on the sunny beach or visit some of the places listed in the previous two days to explore Phuket's beauty.

Today, you will fly back to Bangkok. Please pack your luggage after breakfast. Our driver will transfer you from the hotel to Phuket Airport according to your flight time. After a 1.5-hour flight, you will arrive at either Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport or Don Mueang International Airport. This marks the end of our service, and we hope you enjoyed the trip!

► Please note that if you need a connecting flight from Bangkok to reach your home or your next destination, be sure to confirm which airport your flight departs from. The two airports are 40 to 50 minutes away by car, and you should allow at least an hour for the transfer. It's advisable to book a flight departing from Bangkok in the evening to ensure sufficient time for the connection.
► If you desire an extension trip to neighboring countries such as Vietnam, Myanmar, and Laos, or destinations on other continents, feel free to contact our travel consultants anytime.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • 1. Accommodation:
  • - 12 nights Hotels with daily breakfast at your selected standard at Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Chiang Mai and Phuket.
  • - 1 night Kanchanaburi floating hotel in Kanchanaburi (with A/C and private bathroom).
  • 2. Guide: Experienced English-speaking guides service in Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Ayutthaya and Chiang Mai.
  • 3. Transportation:
  • - Ground tour with A/C vehicle with driver at Bangkok, Kanchanaburi and Chiang Mai
  • - Domestic airfares (economy class seat)Chiang Mai - Phuket - Bangkok.
  • - 1st / 2nd class sleeper train from Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai.
  • - Private airports/train station transfers required for this itinerary.
  • 4. Entrance tickets: Entrance fees for the included sightseeing and activities.
  • 5. Other fees: Government tax and travel agency handling fee.

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • 1. International flights.
  • 2. Any optional visits/tours for an additional cost(Please contact our team of Travel Experts if you want to add some of them to your tour.)
  • 3. Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • 4. Drinks, snacks and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
  • 5. Travel insurance.
  • 6. Tipping to your guide & driver.
  • 7. International Flights arrival & Departure from Bangkok.
  • 8. Thailand visa fee.

Frequently asked Questions

What is the best time to visit Thailand?

The best time to visit Thailand is during the cool and dry season between November and early April, when temperatures range from 29°C to 34°C. However, the climate varies throughout the country and you can visit all year round.

Is it safe to travel to Thailand?

Yes, Thailand is generally considered a safe destination for tourists. Exercise normal precautions, be aware of your surroundings, and follow local guidelines.

Do I need a visa to enter Thailand?

It depends on your nationality and the length of your stay. Many nationalities can enter Thailand for tourism purposes without a visa for up to 30 days. Check with the Thai embassy or consulate in your country for specific requirements.

U.S. citizen tourists entering Thailand for fewer than 30 days do not require a visa. It is strongly recommended that your passport be valid for at least six months beyond the date of your arrival in Thailand to avoid possible denied entry. Thai immigration officials or airline staff may ask for your onward/return ticket.

What currency is used in Thailand, and how should I manage my finances?

The official currency is the Thai Baht (THB). ATMs are widely available, and credit cards are accepted in most urban and tourist areas. It’s advisable to carry some cash for transactions in more remote areas.

Is it customary to tip in Thailand, and how much is appropriate?

Tipping is not mandatory, but it is appreciated. Rounding up the bill or leaving a small tip is common in restaurants. In more upscale places, a 10% service charge might be included.

What are the must-try dishes in Thai cuisine?

Some iconic Thai dishes include Pad Thai (stir-fried noodles), Tom Yum Goong (spicy shrimp soup), Som Tum (green papaya salad), and Massaman Curry. Explore street food markets for an authentic culinary experience.

How do I handle communication and language barriers in Thailand?

English is widely spoken in tourist areas, but learning a few basic Thai phrases can enhance your experience. Locals appreciate the effort, and it can be especially helpful in more rural or non-touristy areas.

How is the internet and mobile connectivity in Thailand?

Internet and mobile connectivity are generally good, especially in urban areas. SIM cards are readily available for purchase, providing affordable data plans for tourists.

What are the customs and regulations for shopping in Thailand?

Bargaining is common in markets, but it’s done with a friendly attitude. In malls and department stores, fixed prices are the norm. Be cautious with purchasing items made from protected or endangered species, as this is strictly regulated.

Do I need vaccinations for Thailand?

The National Travel Health Network and Centre, along with the World Health Organization (WHO), recommend the following vaccinations for travel to Thailand: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, rabies, and tetanus. These vaccinations are particularly advised for travelers to most regions, especially if they have not been previously vaccinated. It’s important to note that the protection from these vaccinations typically lasts for three years.

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2 Weeks Thailand Family Holiday with Kids