“Education doesn't get any better than this and if you want your family to find out more about Buddhism, WWII, local customs and themselves then take a tour of Thailand.”
Tour of Bangkok | River Kwai bridge | Erawan waterfalls | Kanchanaburi & Hellfire Pass | private river barge cruise around Ayutthaya | hilltribe trekking in Chiang Dao | offer alms to monks | cycle tour of Sukhothai Historical Park | tour of Chiang Mai | hill tribe trekking | white sand beaches in Koh Samet | optional activities include: a Thai cooking class and jungle treks.
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Our top tip:
The markets of Bangkok and Chiang Mai present myriad souvenirs. However, the hill tribe villages in Chiang Dao often offer more authentic, locally made keepsakes.
Tailor made family tour.
Leisurely. Sightseeing, river cruise, scenic drives, optional treks.
Traditional teak floor villas, local family homestays, boutique hotels and high end luxury spa resorts.
Accommodation, English speaking guide, private vehicle and internal flight.
All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner.
Responsible tourism: Thailand family vacation, tailor made
The carbon emissions created in Thailand by this vacation are all offset in Southeast Asia through our partnership with a local environmental charity. These offsets are paid for out of our company profits so that you can travel with a green conscience and at no extra cost to you.
Many travel companies offer their customers the chance to offset the carbon emissions from their international flights too but we have gone a step further and offer to share this cost with you 50/50. If you select to compensate for your international flight emissions when you book with us then what you put in, we put in too!
To ensure that we are offering ground-breaking itineraries and are always keeping up-to-date with the latest developments abroad, our UK staff travel regularly to our destinations. This ‘work’ also leaves a carbon footprint and we compensate for all our staff travel by donating carbon-mitigating funds to our charity partners.
Our UK office takes a leading role in setting the standards for an environmentally friendly work environment. We work with local government to recycle our waste and continually look for new ways to be greener.
We employ local guides and support staff who we pay fair wages, often exceeding government standards which we still consider too low, and thereby remove the reliance on tipping from travelers for livelihoods.
Our accommodation choices make use of locally owned properties where possible and often include adventurous, authentic choices such as local homestays which therefore involve local people and their communities in the very fabric of our vacations.
We encourage all our travelers to research local customs and read your trip notes before you depart to ensure you are conscientious and respectful in a different culture.
In most cases we strongly recommend that you do not give money to children beggars. If begging is a successful enterprise, parents are encouraged to forsake their children’s education in pursuit of this opportunity.
Talk to us about packing for a purpose and see if you can get involved by making a small material contribution to the communities you are visiting. We have developed partnerships with charities and accommodations throughout Southeast Asia and are constantly working to extend our reach with the help of our travelers.
Reviews of Thailand family vacation, tailor made
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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
Reviewed on 04 Sep 2016 by Nicky Dear
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
Bankok grand palace is an absolute must & the street food and atmosphere in china town . The jungle house and lake trip in Khlongsaeng national park which was stunning . Erawan national park in Kantanaburi , swimming in the waterfalls & lakes . Phuket was a paradise where we relaxed at the end of a manic but incredible 2 weeks
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
Make sure you have plenty of mosquito repellent if you travel to the jungle and also some plastic bags for damp clothes ! Carry lots of smaller cash for tipping ! Drink lots of water ! If we did it again I would probably do less and stay longer in some places .
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Yes definitely benefited local people ! Not sure about environmental impact .
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
It was the vacation of a lifetime , we did so much , saw and learnt so much and ate so much fantastic food