Day 01 Arrival in Bangkok

Arrival at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (pronounced Su -wan -na- poom ). After you have picked up your luggage you walk through to the arrivals hall where our guide welcomes you with a traditional garland . The transfer to the hotel takes about 45 minutes depending on the traffic. Stay at Royal Hotel (this is a simple hotel in a very good location just off Khao San Road backpacker district ). Then you can relax from the long journey. For example, you can relax by the hotel pool whilst children play in the pool. Or visit Southeast Asia 's largest aquarium at Siam Ocean World. Here live more than 30 000 animals that stare curious at you from behind the glass. Sharks with a row of gleaming teeth, slippery jellyfish and lobsters with huge claws , they live here.

Day 02  Citytour Bangkok

After breakfast you go together with the guide to visit Chinatown. You walk through a maze of alleyways and visit the Chinese market and the famous flower market where every day countless flowers are traded. Then we walk towards the river, first you will travel by local boat on the Chao Praya River. You'll see huge hotels and skyscrapers, but also beautiful temples. You continue your way by longtail boat. In Bangkok there are many canals that are called in Thai "Klongs". Many people live in wooden houses on stilts along the Klongs. On the porches are children busy playing. When the kids throw fish food in the water you will be amazed at the huge number of catfish swimming in the brownish water to the surface. The last boat is exciting: a so-called rocket boat. This "James Bond boat" is very fast and takes you to the narrowest klongs. Feel the wind blowing through your hair as you whiz along green plantations with coconuts. After this exciting cruise we take a longtail boat that takes you back to a pier near the hotel. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure.

Day 3: Bangkok free day

Today is at leisure. Explore the city tuk-tuk, pay a visit to the Grand Palace, one of the temples or visit one of the many stores. Or make it a leisure day and visit the fish spa, where dozens of little fish nibble gently at your feet. And for the afternoon, there is obviously the pool to splash. Another fun way to explore the city is the famous bike ride through unknown Bangkok. For children there are special children's bikes. If they are too young, they can sit in a bicycle seat. While cycling you get to places where you would not go on your own. Together with the guide you explore the narrow streets, Thai houses, markets and temples in this lively district. By ferry boat we then cross the Chao Phraya river to the Thonburi district. Here the bike tour goes where you go back in time, far from the skyscrapers in the city. Here it is quiet and green, quite a contrast. The route is taken at a comfortable pace and several stops are made

Day 04 Floating market and River Kwai

In the early morning you will be picked up from the lobby of the hotel. The trip goes first to Damnoen Saduak, one of the last remaining 'floating markets' near Bangkok. The traditional sales take place here from small boats. Previously sold here mainly local products, today it is a tourist attraction where anything and everything is sold. Once you are near the floating market, you swap the minivan for a fast longtail boat. This will take you through a beautiful green oasis to the floating market. You will see monks with bowls of food donated by locals. Once at the floating market you enter a different world. Local farmers row their boats with all sorts of merchandise around. There are even boats which noodles prepared on the spot.  After our visit to the market in the morning we go to Kanchanaburi where Asian forced laborers and prisoner of war in the Second World War created the infamous Burma railway. Here we pay a visit to the Hell Fire Pass Memorial, where the story of the construction of the infamous railway is shown. Then we leave with a longtail boat for a very special accommodation, the Jungle Rafts. The Jungle Raft is a unique floating hotel situated in the middle of jungle, built of wood and bamboo. The rooms, although simple, each have a bathroom with shower and toilet and a veranda with hammock. There is no electricity but the beautiful setting makes it more than good. This lovely location allows every opportunity to fully relax and become one with the overwhelming nature ! The afternoon you can fill as desired; enjoy the tranquility, visit the nearby village or take a refreshing dip in the river. After dinner there is the possibility to see a traditional dance performance by the local hill tribe Mon.

Day 05 Erawan falls and Burma railway

After breakfast depart for the beautiful Erawan falls, it falls spread over seven levels and all have another peculiarity. There are a number of waterfalls, natural pools emerge where we can swim in the clear water, and also we can, for example at the last (and highest) waterfall climb up over rocks. The view is certainly worth it. Try at least to reach plateau 5, we find personally the most beatiful. Do not forget your swimsuit, as it is wonderful to plunge after the climb in the clear water. Do you hear the occasional rustle in the trees? That is quite possible, as high up in the trees monkeys swing merrily back and forth. Then we head to the station in Nam Tok and take a ride on the Death Railway train on the Burma railway. Many prisoners of war worked during the night trying to carve out rocks, build railway embankments and bridges. Today you get the chance to relive history by taking the train ride. Fortunately, the train does not run too fast and very careful on the dangerous looking wooden bridges, so that we can properly enjoy the beautiful views. In the afternoon we arrive at the Thai Garden Inn where we can relax at the pool.

Day 06 (O) Ayutthaya old capital

After breakfast we will visit a sight not to be missed during your stay: The Bridge on the River Kwai. Then a visit to the war cemetery. After this visit we travel to Ayuthaya which was seen in the 17th century as one of the most beautiful cities in all of Asia. Here are more than 1,700 temples and 4,000 images of Buddha. After a four -year war with Burma the city was almost completely destroyed in 1767 . The remaining ruins testify to a special and glorious past. We also visit the Wat Chai Wattanaram which can be counted with its prestigious location on the river to one of the most beautiful temples in all of Asia. At the end of the day we take the night train to Chiang Mai

Day 07 Chiang Mai rose of the north

Arrival in Chiang Mai and private transfer to Little Village , a family resort consisting of teak bungalows on stilts in traditional Thai style. Relax on the large private terrace with views over the pool and tropical garden. Children can make use of trampoline , playground, table tennis and board games. Rest of the day free at leisure..

Day 08 Bicycle tour and visit school

Experience the Thai countryside by bicycle. We pick you up from your hotel and transfer you by car to a small traditional village about 20 minutes outside Chiang Mai. We will cycle through traditional villages with wooden houses on stilts, ride through the rice fields along lazy back roads and stop at a village school. Encounters such as water buffaloes crossing the street or children surprised by the unusual sight of foreigners in their village are to be expected.

Dag 09 Free Day

During this day you can go take care of elephants. Here we take a day in the life of a Mahout (Elephant Owner) along. The guide provides useful information about the Thai elephants and we get instructions for guiding and riding your own elephant and get the chance to feed them . After lunch it's time to show what we have learned, you sit on the back of an elephant without a chair during the ride through the beautiful scenery, also the elephant walks in the river . As you gain new skills in bathing and washing your elephant . Other options include a Thai cooking class where the children prepare the meal and the parents can enjoy a Thai massage

Day 10 Jungle Trek

We drive to Mae Wang. Here we visit the local market and then go to a Shan village where we have lunch. Then we walk to a Karen village. During the trek there will be hardly any flat parts in the route. The paths that we walk on are used by local people. Sometimes the path is overgrown and the guide uses his machete. We walk through dense forest, open areas, plantations of mountain people and sometimes along or through rivers. If you want you can hire a porter to carry your luggage. At the end of the day you arrive at the mountain village. We recommend not to wait until sunset with preparing your bed, many villages still do not have electricity. The guide will focus on preparing the meal. You will be surprised about the tasteful meals in this primitive conditions. It's nice to walk into the village and connect with the people. After dinner everybody sits with the family andhave fun. At suitable weather, we can sometimes make a campfire. Maybe there's someone who has a guitar. The people in the villages go to sleep very early because they want to make maximum use of daylight. They therefore get up very early again. We spend the night in one of the houses of the Karen tribe, these people have come to Thailand from Burma

Day 11 Jungle Trek

Your sleep will be a lot less than you are used to because if the primitive way of sleeping and the sounds of the village around you like roosters crowing and grunting pigs. However, an experience never to forget. We walk to the meeting point where our car fetches us to bring us to the starting point of the rafting trip . We take the bamboo rafts about one hour on the river. After lunch we go back to Chiang Mai where we arrive in the afternoon . Today we spend the night in the center of Chiang Mai and you can visit the famous night market or explore the town center.

Day 12 Chiang Mai and train to Bangkok

The adventurers can go to the jungle to do a zipline tour. Other possibilities include a visit to an orphanage or the umbrella village Bor Sang where children can paint their own umbrella or to the Tiger Kingdom. At the end of the afternoon we take the night train to Bangkok . Take a nice warm sweater or vest , as it can be chilly in the night train

Day 13 To the beach

In the morning arrival in Bangkok and transfer to the port of Ban Phe in 2,5 hours . Here you will board the local ferry to go to the island of Koh Samet . Koh Samet is a lovely tropical island with powder white beaches and blue sea. A wonderful island to finish your holiday.

Day 14-18 : Koh Samet

The coming days you can relax on one of the beautiful beaches. For children there is plenty to do . In the surf build a big sandcastle for example. Or snorkel and look for the fish they have seen before in Siam Ocean World. A few days to spend wonderfully in Koh Samet. Relax at the hotel pool , build sandcastles on the beach , take leisurely paddle in the clear blue sea and truly relax .

Day 19: Koh Samet – Bangkok

Today it's already time to leave Koh Samet. Many beautiful memories richer leave for Bangkok airport for your flight home.

Detailed info & Prices

Duration:  18 nights/ 19 days package.
  • Bangkok
  • River Kwai
  • Jungle Trek
  • Beach
Operational: Daily
Price Includes: All transfers, English speaking guide, hotels with breakfast
Not included: other meals and entry fees 
Extra info: -
PRICE: Total price 1 adult + 1 child = THB 90.000
Total price 2 adults + 1 child or 1 adult and 2 children = THB 108.000
Total price 2 adults and 2 children = THB 133.000
Total price 2 adults and 3 children = THB 150.000
Total price 2 adults and 4 children = THB 176.000

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