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Thailand Tour with Kids: Bangkok Buzz and Beautiful Beaches

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10 Days
Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Hua Hin
Min Age : Any age

Thailand Tour Description

10 Day Bangkok Family Discovery and Beach Vacation

Bangkok, Thailand is a city of contrasting layers. Gold gilded temples share the street with skyscrapers. On the streets, you’ll find Buddhist monks dressed in bright yellow robes with smartphones held up to their smooth shaved heads. This family-friendly Thailand tour package includes a local guide specially trained to engage kids. And it includes hands-on experiences our kids love. 

With the help of your local guide, you’ll explore the busy streets and colorful floating markets of Bangkok. Ride around on the Skytrain, tuk-tuk, and long-tail boat, because getting there is half the fun. Be prepared to be wowed by the magnificent Grand Palace and huge reclining Buddha at Wat Pho.

In Bangkok, restaurants by world-renowned chefs compete with street vendors serving some of the best local Thai food from their mobile food carts. Your local guide can help you understand and enjoy Bangkok’s amazing street food.

Continue your Thailand vacation two hours east of Bangkok, in Kanchanaburi. This town is home to the famous Bridge over the River Kwai. Your whole family will have an unforgettable day helping care for rescued elephants. You’ll get to prepare the elephant’s meals and bathe them in the river.

A Thailand vacation wouldn’t be complete without a few days at the beach. You certainly can take a flight to Phi Phi islands, Ko Samui, or Ko Tao, but the beachfront city of Hua Hin is just three hours to the south by car. You’ll head to where Thai royalty and elite go to escape the intensity of Bangkok. 

Our Southeast Asia vacations are fully customizable. If you want to visit the hill tribes in northern Thailand, or tack on a few days in Vietnam or Cambodia, talk to us about building a custom itinerary.




Trekaroo Perks

Trekaroo has negotiated exclusive perks for Southeast Asia trips with this partner.

Trekaroo families may choose from one of these bonus upgrades 

  • Half day walking food tour
  • Custom created piece of clothing from a local tailor

Available exclusively to families who book through Trekaroo. Fill in the contact form on this page.

Thailand Tour Itinerary

Day 1Arrive in Bangkok, Thailand

Arrive into Bangkok where you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel.

Meals Included: None
Overnight at Riva Surya – 1 Double & 1 Twin Deluxe Riva Room

Day 2Bangkok Tour: Public Transport City Tour with Klongs

You will be met by your guide at your hotel at 9am before transferring to the Skytrain. Enjoy an elevated view of central Bangkok before boarding a river express taxi to the Pak Klong Market. Your guide will take you on a tour of this lively central market and point out local produce, exotic flowers, and traditional spices and herbs. Then hop into a renowned Thai tuk-tuk for an exciting ride to Wat Pho to see the celebrated Reclining Buddha.

Afterward, enjoy a relaxing thirty-minute massage from the nearby traditional Thai massage school. Break for lunch and enjoy some traditional Thai cuisine at a local restaurant before heading to the pride of Thailand, the Grand Palace. Here you will be able to explore the palace, its well-manicured grounds and Wat Phra Kaew which houses the Emerald Buddha.

Afterward, you will hop into your own private riverboat for a tour of the klongs (canals) that make up the interconnected waterways of the city. Finally, board a river express boat back to the Skytrain station and return to your hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight at Riva Surya – 1 Double & 1 Twin Deluxe Riva Room

Day 3Bangkok Tour: Floating Market and Mangrove Converservation

Today you will meet your guide and driver and head to Amphawa Floating market.

Once you have arrived, the guide will take you by a long tail boat from Amphawa to visit Wat Bang Kung, the main attraction of the temple is the chapel overgrown by a Banyan tree. Except behind where the roots almost completely cover the building, so it is hardly recognizable. The chapel is normally known as Bot Prok Pho. This temple was a camp for a navy campsite during the reign of King Taksin the Great.

From here, you will head to King Rama the 2nd’s Memorial, where you can meander around the park exploring traditional Thai architecture and learning about Thailand’s rich cultural and historical past. The park was built to commemorate King Ramas’ patronage, and his wish to conserve traditional Thai arts and culture.

You will then return to Amphawa floating market while it’s not yet packed with the locals. Unlike Bangkok’s well-known Damnoen Saduak floating market, few foreigners visit Amphawa, which is frequented almost exclusively by Thais. Locals congregate to buy and sell everything from cooking pots to fresh flowers to wind-up toys. Vendors pack their boats and cruise the waters, waiting for someone to wave them down to buy their wares. The area around the market is a lovely place to stroll, with open-air restaurants, canals full of colorful boats, and crisscrossing bridges packed with people when it’s at its busiest. Delicious meals are cooked right from the boats, including pad thai, curry and noodles, pancakes, and chicken satay, to name a few dishes on offer.

After a delicious lunch at a local eatery, it’s time for mangrove planting, monkey spotting, and water (mud) skiing. A short journey takes us to the Mangrove Forest Conservation Centre where we’ll boat through a mangrove forest out to the shallow Gulf of Thailand. As Bangkok has grown it has pitted coastal communities in a challenge to maintain the balance of local ecosystems. Our hosts at the Conservation Centre will lead us in a reforestation project, planting mangrove saplings. After this rewarding effort, we’ll have the option for a bit of unique recreation, water skiing across the shallow mud- flats behind speeding long tail boats.

After freshening up (and drying off), sit back and enjoy the comfortable transfer back to your hotel in Bangkok.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight at Riva Surya – 1 Double & 1 Twin Deluxe Riva Room

Day 4Bangkok to Kanchanaburi: Bridge over the River Kwai

You will be met at your hotel at 07:00 and taken by minivan to Kanchanaburi.

Enjoy the views along the way before arriving in the late morning at the famous bridge over the River Kwai. Take a look at the Death Railway Museum and Donrak POW Cemetery and learn more about the importance of the Thai-Burmese Railway, commonly referred to as the “Death Railway” during the Second World War.

Continue crossing the infamous bridge over the River Kwai. You can walk across the bridge and take some time to soak up the atmosphere and watch the river go by before taking the original “death railway” train to Krasae station. We’ll stop for lunch at a local restaurant. From here you will take the van to Phu-Takien pier where you will take the hotel’s private long tail boat to the hotel, enjoy the view along the way.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Overnight at The Float House River Kwai

Day 5Kanchanburi: Elephants Rescue Center

After an early breakfast, check out of your hotel and coast down the river to meet your driver. He will transfer you ElephantsWorld’s camp, approximately an hour from Kanchaburi town.

Arrive at the camp by 10am to join the other tour participants for your introduction to the camp and its mission to provide sanctuary for sick, old, disabled, abused and rescued elephants. You will all then have the opportunity to meet and feed the elephants and their mahouts. Then you will assist to cook for the elephants by cleaning fruits/vegetables and preparing sticky rice for the elderly giants. Afterward, you and the group will break for lunch. Work off your lunch by planting fruit trees and/or gathering food for the elephants afternoon meal before helping the mahouts to feed sticky rice balls to the older elephants. Then its off for baths at the river! Enjoy getting wet with these gentle giants as you bathe and scrub them clean. Finally, give them the fruit and vegetables you collected earlier before saying goodbye to your new friends.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight at The Float House River Kwai

Day 6Kanchanaburi: Day at Leisure

You have today free to relax or explore on your own.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight at The Float House River Kwai

Day 7Kanchanaburi: Transfer to Hua Hin

Your driver will meet you at 11am and transfer you from Kanchanaburi to Hua Hin.

Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Anantara Hua Hin Hotel – 1 Double & 2 extra beds Sea View Suite

Day 8Hua Hin: Day at Leisure

Hua Hin is beach town located about 3 hours south of Kanchanaburi. This beachfront town along the Gulf of Thailand has a long stretch of beach. It is where Thai Royalty and elite have come to vacation and escape the intensity of Bangkok for generations. You may choose to relax at your Beachfront hotel enjoying the beach of different water sports like surfing, kite-surfing, sea-kayaking, or fishing.

You may arrange a visit to nearby Ko Talu for some snorkeling in crystal clear waters. Or spend the day at one of Hua Hin’s spectacular golf courses while the kids hang out at the resort’s kid’s club. Hua Hin is a well-developed resort town, with rich culture, great food, a night market, elephant sanctuary, and lots of other activities to keep you occupied. Getting around is easy on your own, but your hotel concierge is ready to help as well.

You have today free to relax or explore on your own.

Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Anantara Hua Hin Hotel – 1 Double & 2 extra beds Sea View Suite

Day 9Hua Hin: Day at Leisure

You have today free to relax or explore on your own.

Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Anantara Hua Hin Hotel – 1 Double & 2 extra beds Sea View Suite

Day 10Hua Hin: Departure

This morning we bid you farewell on your Thailand tour. We will drive back to Bangkok airport for your flight home.

Meals included: Breakfast

Thailand vacation package Includes

  • Boat tickets as specified above
  • Accommodation as specified above
  • Air-conditioned car/van with driver
  • Licensed English speaking guides
  • Tours and admission fees as mentioned above
  • Meals as specified in itinerary, including water

Thailand Vacation Package Excludes

  • Tips
  • Visa fees
  • Airport tax
  • Drinks (except water) and meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Room Service Fees
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Travel Insurance
About this Tour Operator
Family Vacation Packages to Southeast Asia by Journeys Within

Andrea Ross, the founder of Journeys Within, a Wild Frontiers company, lived in Siem Reap, Cambodia for 10 years. She lived with her two young children in Siem Reap and traveled through Southeast Asia. She developed a team of local staff in Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, and Myanmar. Together they sourced the best guides and developed rich immersive experiences that delight families. If you are looking for a Southeast Asia travel expert who will take excellent care of your logistics, introduce you to the warm hospitality of locals, and create unforgettable experiences for your family, look no further.

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