A private family holiday to discover Thailand's culture, food, nature and pristine beaches

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Every detail taken care of

  • Personalised journeys from start to finish

  • Every trip helps support Conservation

  • Every detail taken care of

Itinerary highlights

  • Discovering the floating market of Damnoen Saduak
  • Sampling Thai street food in Bangkok and Chiang Mai
  • Ethically interacting with Asian elephants in Chiang Rai
  • Relaxing on the pristine beaches of Krabi Island

What's included

  • All internal flights and private ground transfers
  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Private tours as described in Bangkok, Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai
  • Excellent support from your Travel Designer and Concierge before, during and after your trip
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At a glance

This 14-day trip is a wonderful way for families to discover the cultural and natural delights of Thailand – a country that is well suited to travellers of all ages.

Your adventure starts in Bangkok, a city that is bursting with character. Discover its backstreets and alleyways on an expertly guided tour and witness remarkable scenes as people trade goods on the railway tracks and from their boats at the floating market of Damnoen Saduak.

It’s then onto Chiang Rai, a beautiful province home to some incredible properties where you can truly unwind and connect as a family. You’ll have the opportunity to interact with majestic Asian elephants as you walk and bathe them, learning all about their behaviour and history.

Chiang Mai is your next port of call, and here you’ll experience the buzz of the night-time food market and try local delicacies with your guide who will introduce you to a world of exciting Thai flavours. There’s plenty of time to enjoy the great outdoors with a full day out cycling and boating in Sri Lanna National Park.

The final four nights are your chance to really relax as you head to Krabi to snorkel, swim, take boat trips and kayak. And there is, of course, time to simply lay back and enjoy the great food and drink and facilities at your beautiful resort.

Example trip itinerary

Days 1-4


Flights & transfers


Private transfer to your hotel in Bangkok

Accommodation in Bangkok

Three nights in Bangkok Three nights in Bangkok

Bustling and energetic, Bangkok has something for everyone. A haven for shoppers, historians, foodies and culture seekers alike, the capital is an integral part of any Thailand itinerary. It has everything from awe-inspiring temples to bustling markets and high-end shopping malls. And, of course there's the food - some of the best in the world!

Tour of the railway market and Damnoen Saduak floating market Tour of the railway market and Damnoen Saduak floating market

Just an hour’s drive south of Bangkok, Samut Songkram province offers visitors a glimpse into life in the Thai countryside. Stop at a local railway station where a bustling country market has sprouted up along the tracks. As a train pulls into the station, witness the vendors quickly clearing their stalls off the railway. Then, after the train departs, watch them set up shop and resume business as usual. It is a standard practice and stall holders have learnt the art of assembling and reassembling their wares at a moment’s notice.

Then visit Damnoen Saduak floating market and take a long tail boat ride through the canals and see how Thai people live alongside the labyrinth of waterways in this area. Arrive at the famous Damnoen Saduak market where you can stroll around the colourful floating marketplace bustling with boats and vendors selling tropical fruits and other delights.

Chinatown walking tour Chinatown walking tour

There is no better way to explore Bangkok’s endless maze of backstreets and alleyways than on foot. Take to the streets on this guided walking tour of Chinatown and discover daily life away from the tourist trail.

Start in the bustling Yaowarat district and discover shops and stalls selling a curious array of items, such as birds’ nests. Take a break at an old tea shop to enjoy people watching while sipping a cup of Chinese tea.

From here, delve deeper into the smaller backstreets, or 'sois', of Chinatown. Visit Talad Kao, a market packed with fresh food, tropical fruit and Chinese herbs. Rub shoulders with the locals while perusing the various items on sale. The last stop of the walk is Wat Leng Nei Yi, a Chinese Taoist temple and learn about this traditional belief system.

Longtail boat along Bangkok’s canals Longtail boat along Bangkok’s canals

Discover the city’s ways of life and iconic monuments from the water. Take a ride along the Chao Phraya River, also known as the ‘River of Kings’. Admire the passing skyline where glittering pagodas stand in the shadows of towering skyscrapers. The boat then turns off the main waterway and onto the canals, or ‘klongs’. Now you'll see why Bangkok is often called the Venice of the East. Capture glimpses of small villages on the water’s edge and enjoy the slower pace of life away from the city centre.

Cruise back onto the Chao Phraya to visit Wat Arun, a 79m high pagoda built in a style similar to Angkor Wat. Meaning ‘Temple of Dawn’, Wat Arun is one Thailand’s most beautiful temples.

Flights & transfers


Private transfer to Bangkok airport


Flight from Bangkok to Chiang Rai


Private transfer to your hotel in Chiang Rai

Days 4-7

Chiang Rai

Accommodation in Chiang Rai

Three nights in Chiang Rai Three nights in Chiang Rai

Verdant and mountainous, Chiang Rai is located in the picturesque Golden Triangle region. This is a great base from which to experience Thailand’s more mountainous and adventurous landscapes by trekking, cycling or rafting. Whether you stay at the Anantara or the Four Seasons, there are a range of included activites to choose from that help you get the most out of your time here.

Elephant experience Elephant experience

Enjoy spending some time in the company of the gentle giants. Asian elephants are truly beautiful and you can choose to spend your time walking with them through the forest, helping out at bathtime, or enjoying a picnic with these very special and unusual guests. You will also learn about elephant biology, behaviour and conservation from those that live and work alongside these majestic creatures.

Golden Triangle longtail boat excursion Golden Triangle longtail boat excursion

Set out on a serene river adventure and experience the cultural blend where the three countries that make up the famous Golden Triangle - Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar - meet.

Wat Rong Khun - The White Temple Wat Rong Khun - The White Temple

The spectacular Wat Rong Khun, also known as the White Temple, is totally different from any other in Thailand. The temple’s consecrated assembly hall is finished completely in white, including white glass. The white represents Lord Buddha’s purity and the white glass stands for Lord Buddha’s wisdom.

Flights & transfers


Private transfer to Chiang Mai

Days 7-10

Chiang Mai

Accommodation in Chiang Mai

Wat Phra Singh temple and reflection in water. Chiang Mai
Three nights in Chiang Mai Three nights in Chiang Mai

This northern province is a beautiful part of the country. It is a deeply spiritual place and is full of wonderfully ornate temples. We will recommend and arrange the best privately guided activities so you can really get the ultimate Chiang Mai experience.

Evening food market tour Evening food market tour

Enjoy a lively night in Chiang Mai town, wandering through the South Gate of the old city to the traditional street food market that opens every evening. During the walk, you will be tempted by the heady aromas emanating from the various food stalls and simple carts, and your guide will be on hand to introduce the many local dishes on offer.

And of course, you will be able to try whichever dishes take your fancy. Some of the most delicious dishes on offer include deep-fried pancakes, deep-fried taro, kanom jeen (rice noodles with curry soup), kanom krok (Thai coconut pudding), noodle soup, pad Thai, and the summer favorite of sweet mango with sticky rice. There is also the option to sample the local rice whisky, if you would like.

Sri Lanna National Park Pedal and Paddle Adventure Sri Lanna National Park Pedal and Paddle Adventure

Enjoy an active and exciting day of kayaking and cycling in and around the spectacular Sri Lanna National Park, just an hour's drive from Chiang Mai. You'll cycle 20km along beautiful rural roads set against a backdrop of dazzling bamboo and fern groves, fruit orchards and rolling rice fields before paddling kayaks on Mae Ngud Lake Reservoir. At lunch time, you'll stop for a delicious Lanna meal at an exotic bamboo floating raft house. The afternoon can be spent paddling and exploring the lake, swimming or indulging in a spot for sunbathing on the shore of the reservoir. You'll be transferred with your bikes back to Chiang Mai in the evening.

Flights & transfers


Private transfer to Chiang Mai airport


Flight from Chiang Mai to Krabi


Private transfer to your hotel in Krabi

Days 10-14


Accommodation in Krabi

Four nights in Krabi Four nights in Krabi

Filled with natural wonders in the form of archipelagos of coral fringed islands, impeccable tropical beaches broken up by rich mangrove forests, national parks both out to sea and nestled in its interior, it makes no surprise that Krabi is a popular place for visitors to Thailand's southwest Andaman coast.

Spend your days in this idyllic location lounging on the vast sandy shoreline taking in the gorgeous views, trying your hand at kayaking and other water-sports or exploring nearby islands.

Kayaking in Ta Lane Nature Reserve Kayaking in Ta Lane Nature Reserve

The beautiful scenery of Ta Lane Nature Reserve with its steep cliffs, canyons and lagoons is a nature lover's paradise. Explore the mangroves by kayak and observe the rich bird and animal life as you paddle through the green waterways of the forest.

Boat trip out to the islands Boat trip out to the islands

The islands in this part of the world as some of the most beautiful. Pristine beaches, tropical rainforest and increidble coral reefs, home to schools of colourful fish, make them perfect for exploring. Cruise around the islands by boat and enjoy swimming, snorkelling and relaxing.

Flights & transfers


Private transfer to Krabi airport

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