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Family Thai Hilltribe Adventure FTH

Visiting: Thailand
Trip Duration 15 Days

Family Discovery & Walking Holiday In Thailand

Travel from Bangkok's bright lights to the tranquillity of Thailand's northern hills, visiting colourful markets and Elephant sanctuaries along the way. This active trip is designed to combine a taste of traditional local life. 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 meet elephants in a rescue centre. No trip to Thailand would be complete without spending time relaxing on its tropical beaches on the island of Koh Samet.

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
  • Hilltribe Trek - Three day trek to some of the 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 including the Grand Palace and Wat Po Temple

  • 3
    Free day in Bangkok; overnight 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 through river before transferring to Mae Hong Son

  • 8
    Cyle ride and boat trip on River Pai

  • 9
    Return to Chiang Mai with optional Thai Cookery class

  • 10
    Visit Elephant Nature Park 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 trip or watersports

  • 14
    Return to Bangkok

  • 15
    In Bangkok. Tour ends

Trip notes

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Family Thai Hilltribe Adventure
Why Book this trip
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 special mention needs to go to our visit to the Elephant Nature Park Sanctuary which is one of the largest elephant conservation centres in the country plus one of the few that have passed Explores policy on animal rehabilitation centres. Your family get the opportunity to feed the elephants and walk with them to the river.
Included meals 12 2 2
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Minimum Age
From 11 years
Bus, Train, Ferry
7 nights Premium Hotel
2 nights Simple Overnight Train
2 nights Simple Village House
3 nights Standard Hotel
Trip Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s)
Group Size
Generally 12 - 18