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Family Discovery & Walking Holiday In Thailand

This active trip is designed to combine a taste of traditional local life with a jungle trek. Staying in bamboo stilt-houses, home to northern Thailand's hilltribes, we have the fantastic opportunity to experience their unique customs. Join us on a river cruise and ride elephants through rice paddies. Finally we swim in the sparkling waters off a tropical island and discover vibrant Bangkok.

Tour Highlights

  • Bangkok – Explore the glittering Grand Palace complex and the beautiful temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Po)
  • Chiang Mai - Bustling walled old town and the serene hillside Doi Suthep Temple
  • Lampang - Visit the elephant sanctuary and hospital
  • Hilltribe Trek - Two day trek to some of the colourful ethnic minority villages of Northern Thailand
  • Koh Samet - Golden sand beaches and warm waters of the Gulf of Thailand


Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.

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  • 1
    Join tour Bangkok with optional cruise along the city's Klongs

  • 2
    Tour of Bangkok on foot and by boat including the Grand Palace

  • 3
    In Bangkok with optional tours of China Town or Jim Thompson's house; train to Chiang Mai

  • 4
    Arrive Chiang Mai; visit Doi Suthep Temple

  • 5
    Drive to Pai; start Hilltribe trek to Red Lahu Village

  • 6
    Trek to White Karen Village via Tham Yao Cave

  • 7
    Morning trek with an afternoon boat cruise to Mae Hong Son

  • 8
    Ride elephant through the forest and visit Mae Hong Son

  • 9
    Afternoon drive to Chiang Mai with optional Thai Cookery course

  • 10
    Visit Lampang Elephant Sanctuary before catching the overnight train to Bangkok

  • 11
    Morning drive and ferry to Koh Samet with the afternoon on the beach

  • 12
    On Koh Samet, a tropical paradise

  • 13
    On Koh Samet with optional boat ride or watersports

  • 14
    Drive to Bangkok with the afternoon free to discover the capital

  • 15
    In Bangkok. Tour ends

Tour notes

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We have the following different versions of the Family Thai Hilltribe Adventure tour available at present.

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Family Thai Hilltribe Adventure
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Why Book this tour
This tour allows families who are interested in walking and also meeting the local population to experience a homestay and trek to some of the most colourful ethnic minority villages in Thailand. This is combined with time in the capital and the ancient city of Chiang Mai along with a few days on the beach to rest after your adventure. A classic Explore tour with a range of accommodation and transport options and discovering the less visited parts of the country.
Included meals 12 2 2
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Minimum Age
From 7 years
Bus, Train, Ferry
3 nights Comfortable Hotel
2 nights Basic Overnight Train
7 nights Standard Hotel
2 nights Basic Village House
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s)
Group Size
Generally 12 - 18