Family adventure vacation in Thailand
From city to jungle to beach via national parks, this family adventure vacation is a fantastic introduction to Thailand. Showing you places and experiences most tours miss, the trip features unique activities such as an overnight stay in a Hmong community, helping less-known areas benefit from tourism.
Bangkok city tour by tuk tuk, river boat and Skytrain Visit the Mae Klong ‘Railway’ market Evening firefly viewing by boat Watch the monks collecting their morning alms’ Waterfall hike and sleep in a floating raft house Kayak on the River Kwai and learn about the infamous ‘Death Railway’ Take the sleeper train south from Kanchanaburi Stay in a tree house in spectacular Khao Sok National Park Visit and help out at an elephant sanctuary Relax with a few days’ downtime at a secluded beach resort on Koh Thalu Island
US $2040including domestic flights only
Description of Family adventure vacation in Thailand
This trip can be arranged at a time to suit you for families of four or more
This is a private tour for individual families (or even just a group of friends) based upon a minimum of 4 paying persons. Dates are – up to you – so there are no fixed schedules while, as a private tour, all activities and destinations can be tailored to suit your family’s preferences and age group. You can discuss this with our staff prior to departure while smaller details can be discussed at the time with your tour-leader. Your tour will be accompanied throughout by a licensed local guide experienced in family tours, except for the beach/island stays which usually feature at the end of tours. Please note there are no age limits and so far we’ve had travelers covering the entire range from 2 to 87!
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetGroup sizes: By limiting groups to small sizes we aim to reduce the impact on both local communities and the environment whilst allowing for greater genuine interaction with said communities. It also results in a higher guide/customer ratio thus greater facility for supervision and individual assistance and allows us to use smaller hotels and restaurants and employ the services of more genuinely ‘local’ operators perhaps not otherwise well equipped for larger groups.
Destinations: We combine the well known tourist sites with many off-the-beaten-track, rarely visited destinations thus diverting tourist revenue and contact with responsible tourism into areas not usually benefiting as well as providing a more authentic view of the region visited.
Local products: As much as possible we aim to employ local personnel, (guides, drivers, agents etc), use local restaurants and smaller privately owned accommodation. Customers are also encouraged to buy and use local products and services as much as possible in order to support and stimulate the local economy.
Instruction: By explaining our methods and the reasons behind them local agents, guides and hotels are encouraged by us to adopt further responsible tourism practices themselves and guides and drivers are provided with additional training in this respect.
PeopleThis itinerary includes a fascinating look into one of the indigenous ethnic minorities of the region, with a home-stay at the Hmong village of Rom Klao.
As well as educating our passenger to the ways of life of another lesser-known people of the region, it provides income directly to the owners of the houses in which we stay as well as indirectly for other members of the village. Passengers are encouraged to make purchases, such as from the village shops and from individual crafts-people specifically, in this instance, embroidery from the women of the village.
We then employ villagers to guide us through the jungle, further enhancing the benefit for the village as well as helping us to build up respectful and trusting relationships with the villagers.
During an unusually cold winter last year we donated warm clothes and blankets to the village.
Information: Providing suitable, relevant information for our customers; to help them to gain a wider understanding of our style of tourism that focuses on learning, genuine interaction with the local communities, reciprocity and cultural exchange processes. To be aware of the potential impact of tourism on the local society, culture and environment, and to behave and dress appropriately with a respect and appreciation for local customs, mores and traditions and a respect for the ecology of areas visited. Our guides and leaders thus facilitate communication of our values to both travelers and local communities, educating them in sustainable tourism practices
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