Thailand Family Adventure

Thailand Family Adventure

13 Days



Thailand Family Adventure

13 Days Starting and ending in Bangkok

Visiting: Asia

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4 - 20

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9 to 16

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Tour Overview

With paradise islands, street food to rival any and a smile at every turn, Thailand is everything you’d want for a family getaway… and so much more. Experience the very best bits on this activity-packed adventure, where we search for wild elephants, relax with three days on beautiful Koh Samui and dive into the world-renowned national cuisine. There’s plenty more excitement too, while our expert tour leaders provide plenty of local insight and make sure the trip runs safely and smoothly.


  • Cycle through Bang Krachao, the hidden jungle oasis of Bangkok

  • See the majestic waterfalls at Erawan National Park

  • Visit the agricultural village of Baan Nong Khao

  • Kickback on the paradise island of Koh Samui

  • Hike the jungle in search of wild elephants

  • Island hop and snorkel in Ang Thong Marine National Park


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Day 1 : Start Bangkok

This family adventure, like so many before it, starts in Bangkok, the enthralling capital of Thailand. There is a welcome meeting this evening with our tour leader, where we meet as a group for the first time, followed by an optional group dinner. If you have time after your arrival, you may want to walk (20 minutes) to The Grand Palace, an ornate complex once used by royals, or take a refreshing dip in the hotel pool.

Accommodation: New Siam Palace Ville Hotel (or similar)

Day 2 : Leisurely Cycle In Bang Krachao, Bangkok's Jungle Oasis; Evening Street Food Tour
Meals Included: breakfast, dinner

This morning, we take the Skytrain and a short ferry hop across the Chao Phraya River to Bang Krachao, a human-made jungle island. This oasis provides a welcome space to unwind in a city primarily known for its bright lights and electric atmosphere.

The best way to explore is by bike, so we take a leisurely cycle (approximately 1.8mi-3mi/3km-5km) along flat pathways, visiting the Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park, home to fish ponds and bike trails.

In the evening, we discover Bangkok on a leisurely walk around the old town, where we see architecture dating from the King Rama V era plus the Giant Swing, a grand Brahman monument once used for ceremonial purposes.

That’s followed by a street food tour for dinner, in which we stall hop to sample a selection of the tastiest Thai dishes. Options could include crispy pork noodles, dumplings and the much-loved mango with sticky rice, a must try in Thailand!

Accommodation: New Siam Palace Ville Hotel (or similar)

Day 3 : Damnoen Saduak Floating Market; Transfer To Kanchanaburi; Dinner On A Floating Raft Restaurant
Meals Included: breakfast, dinner

We leave Bangkok after breakfast, transferring (approximately two hours) to Damnoen Saduak, where we board boats and meander through the most famous floating market in Thailand, which is located on the Damnoen Saduak canal. At this 100-year-old market, we can watch the vendors go about their daily business and, perhaps, buy some fresh fruit from them.

We continue to Kanchanaburi (approximately three hours), an area of natural beauty that’s popular with families for its caves, waterfalls, river trips and, for the adults, Second World War history.

Along the way, we have a short stop at the Kanchanaburi war museum and cemetery, where we have the chance to pay our respects to the thousands killed constructing the Death Railway.

This evening, we dine on a floating raft restaurant on the River Kwai Noi, an ideal opportunity to take in our tranquil surroundings.

Accommodation: River Kwai Bridge Resort (or similar)

Day 4 : Morning Elephant Trail Experience; See The Waterfalls Of Erawan National Park
Meals Included: breakfast

This morning, we visit the OurLand Project, an animal reserve and research station working on human-wildlife conflict. After an introduction to their work, we take a one-hour jungle hike to a known habitat for wild elephants, where we hope to see these incredible creatures in the flesh, while also learning more about their lives from our expert guide.

After, the adventure continues as we take a one-hour transfer to Erawan National Park. The picturesque waterfalls here are named after Erawan, the multi-headed white elephant from the Hindu religion, which the seven-tiered cascades are said to resemble. Your time is free to enjoy the views, swim, or walk to the top of the falls (1.25mi/2km, approximately a two-hour round trip).

Accommodation: River Kwai Bridge Resort (or similar)

Day 5 : Visit Baan Nong Khao Village With Thai Dessert Making; Transfer To Nakhon Pathom; Overnight Train To Surat Thani
Meals Included: breakfast

Following breakfast, we take a 30-minute transfer  to Baan Nong Khao, an agricultural village specialising in the production of palm sugar. Here, we spend the morning learning about village life and roll up our sleeves to participate in making (and then tasting) a delicious Thai dessert known as khanom tan (palm fruit muffin).

This afternoon, we transfer (approximately one hour) to the city of Nakhon Pathom, where we catch our overnight train to Surat Thani later in the evening. We have use of the day rooms at a local hotel to freshen up before our train journey. We also have the chance to visit the lively Phra Pathom Chedi Night Market before we depart.

Accommodation: Overnight train

Day 6 : Early Morning Arrival In Surat Thani; Transfer To Khao Sok National Park; Afternoon Kayaking On Klong Sok River
Meals Included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Upon an early morning arrival into Surat Thani, we first enjoy a local breakfast before transferring (approximately 1hr 30min) to our riverside resort near Khao Sok National Park.

We have time to freshen up from our train journey before regrouping in the afternoon for a leisurely kayak on the Klong Sok River, a relaxing activity that covers approximately 2.5mi (4km) with opportunities to swim and spot birdlife along the way.

Accommodation: Morning Mist Resort (or similar)

Day 7 : Visit Khao Sok National Park Including Chiew Larn Lake
Meals Included: breakfast, lunch

After breakfast, we transfer (approximately one hour) to Khao Sok National Park for a day of adventure!

Considered one of the most beautiful and unspoiled locations in Thailand, the park is home to some of the oldest rainforests in the world, plus towering limestone pinnacles, secluded hiking trails and the emerald-green waters of Chiew Larn Lake.

In the park this morning, we enjoy a longtail boat ride on the lake and visit Prakay Phet cave, which has unique coral, stalagmites and stalactites. After, we enjoy lunch aboard a raft house, feasting on traditional Thai dishes such as Thai omelette, fried fish, stir-fried vegetable dishes with steamed rice, and fresh fruits.

This afternoon, we have time at the lake to relax, swim and kayak, plus the option to hike (approximately one hour) to a nearby waterfall before returning to our resort.

Accommodation: Morning Mist Resort (or similar)

Day 8 : Transfer To The Island Paradise Of Koh Samui; Orientation Walk Lamai Beach
Meals Included: breakfast

Following breakfast, we depart the resort and drive (approximately three hours) to Don Sak to catch a catamaran ferry (approximately 45 minutes) to Koh Samui.

Upon arrival, it’s a 30-minute drive to our Lamai Beach resort, where we spend the next three nights. Lamai Beach is known for its laid-back atmosphere and friendly vibe, a great choice for families.

After we’ve settled in, the leader conducts a short orientation walk and provides options on how you and your family can best spend your time on Koh Samui.

Accommodation: Am Samui Palace Resort (or similar)

Day 9 : Free Day On Koh Samui
Meals Included: breakfast

Today is free to explore or unwind on Lamai Beach. Alternatively, there may be the option (additional cost, payable locally) to join a snorkelling trip to Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan or a half-day trip around Koh Samui. Speak to the tour leader for more advice on how to make the most of your free day in paradise.

Accommodation: Am Samui Palace Resort (or similar)

Day 10 : Full Day In Ang Thong Marine National Park
Meals Included: breakfast, lunch

After breakfast, we transfer (approximately 30 minutes) to the Bangrak Pier to board our speed boat for a day of discovery and snorkelling in Ang Thong Marine National Park.

Consisting of jungle-covered islands and crystal-blue waters, the national park is a nature lover’s playground. Today, we visit a selection of islands: first stop is Wao Yai, one of the best locations for snorkelling, followed by Koh Mae Koh to a viewpoint overlooking the dramatic Emerald Lake.

We also visit Koh Phaluai, where we have lunch, before transferring to Koh Wua Ta Lap, the main island in the park, where we can relax and swim at the beach or hike up to the Pha Chan Charat viewpoint for wonderful vistas over the islands.

Accommodation: Am Samui Palace Resort (or similar)

Day 11 : Free Morning; Transfer Back To Surat Thani; Overnight Train To Bangkok
Meals Included: breakfast

The morning is free to relax before a long travel day, in which we start our journey back north.

Bidding farewell to Koh Samui, we transfer (approximately 30 minutes) back to the pier, where we board a ferry (approximately 1hr 30min) for a relaxed journey back to the mainland.

Upon arrival in Don Sak, we have private transport (approximately two hours) to Surat Thani station, where there is free time to have dinner, before boarding our overnight train in the evening back to Bangkok.

Accommodation: Overnight train

Day 12 : Arrive Bangkok; Free Day And Optional Final Group Dinner
Meals Included: breakfast

Arriving in Bangkok early morning, we’re back to where the adventure started!

Following breakfast, the day is free for last-minute shopping, sightseeing or you may join an optional Thai cooking class, your leader can advise during the trip (additional cost, payable locally). Alternatively, you may wish to relax by the pool before our final evening together.

Please note, hotel rooms are normally available from 2pm. We can store luggage and access the hotel pool before then.

Accommodation: New Siam Palace Ville Hotel (or similar)

Day 13 : End Bangkok
Meals Included: breakfast

Our adventure ends after breakfast. Catch your free transfer to the airport to begin your journey home. Alternatively, speak to your sales representative to extend your stay in this thrilling city.

What's Included

  • All accommodation

  • All breakfasts, three lunches and three dinners

  • All transport and listed activities

  • Tour leader throughout

  • Free arrival and departure transfers for everyone

What's Not Included

  • Travel insurance

  • Visas or vaccinations

  • Single accommodation (available on request)


All breakfasts, three lunches and three dinners are included.

The food on this trip is a real highlight for many. Thai cuisine is known for its abundance of freshly prepared dishes with strong flavours. There is a focus on herbs and citrus, ensuring each dish packs a punch; chilli features highly too, but is easily avoided if you prefer.

In most towns, there are a wide variety of restaurants, both Thai and Western. Vegetarians are well catered for but please inform us before departure of any special dietary requests.


For this family trip in Thailand, we have selected hotels and resorts for their location and character. Most have swimming pools and there is the opportunity to swim at the beach near our hotel in Koh Samui.

Accommodation on this trip includes:

10 nights in handpicked hotels and resorts
Two nights on a sleeper train

The accommodations typically used are found on the day-to-day itinerary. However, below are a few notable places we stay on this trip.

Bangkok: New Siam Palace Ville Hotel (nights 1-2 and 12)

In the Old Town of Bangkok, this calm, family-friendly property is within walking distance of several attractions including Khao San Road and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. The outdoor pool provides the perfect place to chill before or after your explorations.

Kanchanaburi: River Kwai Bridge Resort (nights 3-4)

With riverside spots to eat and drink plus a tranquil swimming pool, this peaceful resort is the ideal place to relax. Wander through the gardens or simply chill post-exploration in your air-conditioned room.

Koh Samui: Am Samui Palace Resort (nights 8-10)

Surrounded by lush gardens, this peaceful, family-friendly resort is the ideal spot to unwind during our three-night stay on Koh Samui. It has a swimming pool and is in the heart of Lamai Beach, just two minutes’ walk from the market and the white sandy beach!

Overnight sleeper train

We spend two nights on the sleeper train, the best way to travel long distances (north to south round-trip) with the local people. We stay in shared air-conditioned carriages; each sleeping berth has a privacy curtain, while sleeping sheets, a blanket and pillow are provided. Snacks are often offered on board, including in the dining car (at an additional cost).

Worth knowing

There may be instances when you want a single room. Perhaps a grandparent needs one, or parents of a family of three or five want to ensure they get a bit of space! Single supplements are available upon request (see price below). Please advise at the time of booking. A single room is available on hotel nights only.
While we do our best to ensure families are roomed close together (in some cases, we can arrange adjoining rooms), we can’t guarantee this. Most family trips occur during peak season and we sometimes have little control over where you are put.

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  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Exodus has been trading since 1974

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    Your final joining instructions and flight details, if booked with us, will then be sent out 2 to 3 weeks before departure. If you would like a hard copy posted, or if you require these any earlier, please contact the customer operations team. We advise that if you are booking connecting travel before receiving these, please ensure you leave plenty of time.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Travellers are welcome to opt to share a room with a tour member of the same gender for no additional charge. If you'd like your own room, we can request a single supplement so that you will have your own room throughout.

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    You are welcome to meet the group after the tour has departed however there is no reduction in rate for joining a tour after the departure date.

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Very helpful and prompt service


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