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Family: Bangkok & Phuket beach relax

Thailand in 11 Days, 8 Nights in Destination

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Explore Thailand's treasures as a family: discover Bangkok’s magic, soak in the vibrant energy of Ayutthaya, and bask in beautiful Phuket. Where memories are made on this trip: enjoy the golden and purple sunset by the sea.

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    Ayutthaya
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    Bangkok
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    Phuket
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    River Kwai

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Accommodation: 8 Nights

Itinerary

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Thailand's most iconic destinations with your family, from the traditional temples of Bangkok, with its unique night markets and vibrant culture, to the beauty of Kwai River and Ayutthaya. Explore the natural biodiversity on the mainland before unwinding on the island paradise of Phuket.

1st Day: US - Night on board

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Arrive at your US departure airport* ready to check-in for an overnight flight to Bangkok. Night on board.

*If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Bangkok

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Touch down in the buzzing capital of Thailand and transfer to the hotel. Bangkok is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, located in the heart of the country. It offers a variety of unique experiences for families, from its impressive temples and lively street culture, to its exciting night markets and world-renowned cuisine. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to begin discovering this fascinating city. If your flight arrives before 2pm you have the possibility to take the optional dinner and cruise excursion on the Chao Phraya River.* Overnight stay in Bangkok.

*Optional evening Dinner & Cruise Excursion along the Chao Phraya River: Transfer to the Chao Phraya River, or King of Thai rivers, to embark on board a modern river cruise with open-air terrace.  From here, you and your family can enjoy the panoramic night view of the illuminated city while indulging in an international buffet dinner (drinks not included). The temples on the river banks, the skyscrapers and the live music accompanying the dinner will make your night unforgettable. After the tour, return to the pier and transfer to the hotel or head to Patpong night market to enjoy the nightlife and stalls.

Please note: This activity is only available if your flight arrives in Bangkok before 2pm.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
W22 by Burasari or similar
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174 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River

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3rd Day: Bangkok

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, get ready to discover the city and its temples on an exciting family tour! Begin along the main avenues of Bangkok to reach the vibrant Chinatown neighborhood. Our first stop will be at Wat Traimit Temple, better known as the Temple of the Golden Buddha. It houses a 5-ton solid gold Buddha that remained hidden for centuries after being covered in plaster to prevent its destruction during war.

Our next stop will be the Wat Pho Temple or Temple of the Reclining Buddha, one of the largest reclining Buddhas in the world at over 150 feet-long, where you’ll find 108 engravings representing the positive outcomes of Buddhism. To finish the tour, head to a local precious stone factory where you'll see a demonstration of how local craftspeople make their products. We recommend an optional excursion to the Grand Palace* to learn more about the culture of this country. Return to the hotel and overnight stay in Bangkok.

*Optional excursion to the Grand Palace: Discover the impressive Grand Palace complex, symbol of the city and former official residence of the King of Thailand between the 18th and mid-20th centuries. Considered one of the most beautiful in the world for its exquisite decoration, it mixes traditional Thai style with Renaissance influences. During the visit to the Grand Palace we will also visit Wat Phra Kaew or Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the most important in Thailand.

Note: For both temples and the Grand Palace visit, you should wear long pants that cover the ankles and a long-sleeved shirt.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
W22 by Burasari or similar
tripadvisor rating

174 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit to the Bangkok's temples

Light

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Visit to Bangkok's Royal Palace

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4th Day: Bangkok

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, prepare to embark on a journey into the heart of authentic Thai culture as you indulge in an extraordinary Thai cooking class alongside your family and local hosts. In this immersive experience, you'll discover the secrets behind crafting renowned Thai dishes within a warm and welcoming atmosphere, receiving personalized guidance every step of the way.

Begin with a captivating visit to a bustling local market, where you'll handpick the freshest ingredients, immersing yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Thai culture. As you navigate through the market's bustling aisles, your senses will awaken to the kaleidoscope of colors, fragrances, and flavors that define Thai cuisine. Returning to the kitchen, unleash your creativity as you prepare a sumptuous 5-course meal from scratch. As your dishes come to life, gather around the table with your loved ones to share in the joy of your culinary masterpiece. Overnight stay in Bangkok.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
W22 by Burasari or similar
tripadvisor rating

174 Reviews

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Activities

included
Thai Cooking lesson

Light

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5th Day: Bangkok – River Kwai

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, prepare to explore the history surrounding the famous River Kwai and its iconic bridge with your family. Renowned for their impactful roles during World War II, both have been featured in books and movies, making them significant landmarks to discover together. Early in the morning, depart by bus from Bangkok and head to the Kanchanaburi province, where you'll encounter the River Kwai.

Pay a visit to the War Cemetery, where prisoners who lost their lives during the construction of the bridge lie buried, and the War Museum, where you can immerse yourself in the history and gain a deeper understanding of these events.

Take a boat ride on the River Kwai to the bridge, with free time to stroll across. From there, head to the unusual railway section known as "Hellfire Pass", a cutting built in record time by Allied POW (mainly British and Australian) between 1942 and 1943. Lunch included at a local restaurant and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Kanchanaburi.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
River Kwai Resotel - Jung... or similar
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1149 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit to River Kwai and Hellfire Pass

Moderate

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6th Day: River Kwai - Ayutthaya

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Breakfast at the hotel. Set off for an exhilarating morning of kayaking in the River Kwai, an experience your family is sure to cherish. Glide downstream amidst the lush tropical forest, immersing yourselves in the breathtaking natural beauty that surrounds you. For those seeking an extra thrill, why not test your skills by paddling upstream against the current? Boasting a flat bottom design, our kayaks ensure stability for younger adventurers.

Afterwards, visit Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Siam and archaeological center of the country. Upon arrival, visit its temples and remains of the most representative ancient fortifications. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Ayutthaya is a magical place and a must-see for history enthusiasts.

Next, stop for lunch* at a local restaurant. Transfer to the hotel, check-in and enjoy free time to enjoy the facilities. As the sun is setting, your guide will take you to the famous Ayutthaya market to taste traditional dishes and drinks. Overnight stay in Ayutthaya.

*Drinks not included.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Classic Kameo Hotel & Ser... or similar
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499 Reviews

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Activities

included
Kayaking on river Kwai

Light

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Archaeological Site and Market of Ayutthaya Visit with Lunch

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7th Day: Ayutthaya - Bangkok - Phuket

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Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, visit the exterior of the Royal Palace of Bang Pa In, located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, and walk through its beautiful gardens with your family.

Next, transfer to the local port of Ayutthaya. Embark the boat and sail down the river on the Chao Phraya to Bangkok. During the cruise observe riverside villages, the Royal Barge Museum, the Royal Palace and the impressive Temple of the Dawn in Bangkok.

Enjoy together an international buffet lunch included on the boat. Arrive and transfer to Bangkok airport for an evening flight to Phuket. Thailand’s paradise getaway is well-known for its palm-fringed beaches, coconut groves and dense, mountainous rainforest. Arrive, transfer to the hotel and overnight stay in Phuket.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Deevana Patong Resort & S... or similar
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7406 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit to the Bang Pa Palace and Chao Phraya River Cruise

Light

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8th Day: Phuket

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today beckons a morning filled with artistic flair for you and your family. Immerse yourselves in a captivating ceramic molding and painting session, lasting 1-2 hours. Afterwards, enjoy ample free time to revel in each other's company, whether lounging at the beach or basking by the inviting swimming pool. It's a perfect blend of creativity and relaxation, promising cherished moments together. Overnight stay in Phuket.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Deevana Patong Resort & S... or similar
tripadvisor rating

7406 Reviews

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Activities

included
Ceramic studio in Phuket
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9th Day: Phuket

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Breakfast at the hotel. Free day to enjoy with your family the magnificent beaches of the island, either sunbathing, strolling around or cooling off in its crystal clear waters. Why not visit the old part of Phuket Town, the beautiful Buddhist and Chinese temples on the island or the great bazaars of Karon Beach and Patong Beach. We recommend an exciting optional excursion by speedboat to Phi Phi (with lunch)* or to Phang Nga Bay**. Overnight stay in Phuket.

*Optional excursion to Phi Phi by speedboat (with lunch): The fabulous Phi Phi Islands are a must-see paradise archipelago. First, discover the wonders of Bamboo or Khai Islands. From there, head to the famous Monkey Beach where, if we are lucky, we can spot wild monkeys. Continue to the other island that forms the archipelago, Phi Phi Don, where you'll see monkey beach and swim in a bay surrounded by cliffs. Stop at a nearby beach where we enjoy local lunch (drinks not included). From there we head to Viking cave and those who wish can go snorkeling (both mask and snorkel are included in the excursion). Free time for swimming at Pileh Lagoon before making the last stop of the day at Rang or Pearl Island, where you can chill until the time to return to Phuket.

**Optional Excursion to Phang Nga Bay by speedboat (with lunch): Discover a landscape formed by cliffs, limestone formations and caves. Arrive at Khai Island and do a little snorkeling to kick-off the day. Set off in the direction of Hong to board a small canoe to explore the eroded cliffs and the island's famous sea caves. Discover the "hongs", inland lagoons between the rock formations and only accessible through caves at low tide. Lunch at Panyi or Fisherman Village. After the canoe ride we will head to the famous James Bond Island. On the way to Phuket we will make a last stop at Panak Island. Return to the port in Phuket and transfer to the hotel by land.

Note: We recommend bringing a swimsuit, towel and sunscreen for this excursion. Itinerary may be altered or varied depending on tide and weather conditions. Drinks on board included.

Please note: You can only choose ONE of the two activities for this day. Children under 3 years and adults over 70 years are not permitted to join these optional tours.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Deevana Patong Resort & S... or similar
tripadvisor rating

7406 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Phang Nga Bay Excursion by Speedboat

Light

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Optional
Phi Phi by Speedboat with Lunch

Light

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10th Day: Phuket - Night on Board

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After breakfast* at the hotel, say goodbye to beautiful Thailand as you transfer to the airport for a flight back to the US. Night on board.

*If your return flight departs early in the morning, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast.

11th Day: US

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Arrive in the US and end your trip. 

Included activities

Included
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For the visit to the temples you must wear ankle-length pants, a long-sleeved or elbow-length shirt/shirt.

Visit to the Bangkok's temples

Included activity for day 3 in Bangkok

Walk along the main avenues of Bangkok to reach Chinatown, discovering the Temple of the Golden Buddha and the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. Finally, visit a precious stone factory.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Included

Thai Cooking lesson

Included activity for day 4 in Bangkok

Experience authentic Thai culture with your family in our immersive cooking class. Led by certified cooks, handpick fresh ingredients at a bustling local market before creating a 5-course meal from scratch.

Duration 03:30h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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We recommend you bring a backpack for your essential personal items overnight. Larger suitcases will remain in the vehicle and parked at the port until the next day. Not suitable for wheelchair users or people with reduced mobility.

Visit to River Kwai and Hellfire Pass

Included activity for day 5 in River Kwai

Visit to the Cemetery and the War Museum. Boat ride on the River Kwai to the bridge and railway section of the Hellfire Pass. Lunch included.

Duration 10:00h Approx. Pick up time: 7:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Kids need to be at least 120cm tall in order to participate in this activity.

Kayaking on river Kwai

Included activity for day 6 in River Kwai

Embark on our favorite adventure: kayaking on the River Kwai. It's a thrilling experience your family will cherish.

Duration 00:50h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
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You will only be able to board the cruise in time if your flights lands before 2PM. Passengers landing after 2PM won't be able to join this activity.

Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River

Suggested activity for day 2 in Bangkok

Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner aboard a cruise on the Chao Phraya River with panoramic views of the illuminated city, its skyscrapers and temples. After dinner visit the Patpong night market.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 17:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Optional
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For the visit to the Grand Palace you must wear ankle-length pants, a long-sleeved or elbow-length shirt/shirt.

Visit to Bangkok's Royal Palace

Suggested activity for day 3 in Bangkok

A symbol of the city and former official residence of the King of Thailand, The Grand Palace is considered one of the most beautiful in the world for its exquisite decoration. Includes a visit to the well-known Wat Phra Kaew.

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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Optional
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We suggest bringing swimming clothes, towel and sunscreen. The itinerary can be modified upon sea and weather conditions.

Phang Nga Bay Excursion by Speedboat

Suggested activity for day 9

Take a boat to Khai Island with free time for snorkeling. Visit Hong’s cliffs and sea caves in a canoe, then have lunch. See James Bond Island, with time for a swim and a rest. End at Panak Island on the way back to Phuket.

Duration 09:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Optional
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Children under 3 years yold and adults over 70 years are not permitted to join this tour under local guidelines

Phi Phi by Speedboat with Lunch

Suggested activity for day 9 in Phi Phi

Enjoy a boat tour to the Bamboo or Khai Islands. See Monkey Beach, swim at Phi Phi Don beach and stop at another beach for lunch. Visit the Viking Cave where you can snorkel, swim in Pileh Lagoon and stop at Pearl Island before returning to Phuket.

Duration 09:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Bangkok, Phuket - US.
  • Internal flights: Bangkok - Phuket. *
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  • 8 nights accommodation in Charm & Superior category hotels.
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  • 8 breakfast & 3 lunches.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles. **
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  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with English-speaking guide.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • English-speaking guide during the whole trip.

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

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Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

* Documentation of the internal flight will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your trip or delivered to you on arrival at your destination. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

The flight Bangkok - Phuket will always depart in the evening and you might arrive to Phuket before or around midnight. 

** Transfers to and from the airport in Bangkok and Phuket are unescorted (without a guide).

Please note: Children under 3 years and adults over 70 years are not permitted to join the Optional Full-Day Phi Phi Island Excursion in Phuket.

  • Entry requirements

    Passport with a minimum of six months validity and one blank passport page per stamp.

  • Visa

    No visa is required for stays of up to 30 days.

  • Currency

    Thai Baht.

  • Electricity

    220 V. European and U.S. plugs

  • Health

    Please consult your doctor regarding malaria prophylaxis.

  • Time zone

    UTC + 07:00.

  • Other useful information

    In Thailand they drive on the left-hand side of the road.

  • Tourist Office website

    https://www.tourismthailand.org/home

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 888-488-0592 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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