7-Day Family Tour to Bangkok, Kanchanaburi and Ayutthaya
The main themes of this trip are culture and adventure. Study the rich history and culture of Thailand and accompany your children in doing some adventurous activities — this has been highly recommended for every family tour in Thailand.
Join us and have a great time with your kids.
Oct. to Apr.
We have just returned from an amazing trip to Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Our travel adviser Albee Ning prepared a wonderful itinerary taking us to great locations with creative activities highlighting local culture.
We traveled with Asia Highlights (Lissie was our agent) several years ago when we went to Saigon, and the experience was so positive, we automatically went to Asia Highlights again for an extensive trip to Southeast Asia.
Below is the detailed tour itinerary, which is designed to provide inspiration for your Thailand tour. We will follow your requests and assist you to customize your dream journey to Thailand.
After arriving at the airport, your guide will wait for you, holding a sign with your name on it, and then transfer you to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day to yourself, either adjusting to the jet lag or wandering around your hotel.
A Palace, Temples, and Ancient Canals
You will start your trip after breakfast when you will visit some landmark sites in Bangkok, including Wat Pho, the Grand Palace, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and the Temple of Dawn. Experience Bangkok's local transportation – the long-tail boat and Thai tuk tuk – to feel what it's like to be a local.
Have lunch at a local Thai restaurant.
Would you like to taste some local Thai food? Chinatown in Bangkok is a nice choice for food lovers. Tasting delicious local food is an important part of traveling and it will make you fonder of the city. Have a delicious food hunting tour with your guide.
Maeklong Railway Market and Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
You will visit two unique markets in Thailand. After breakfast, you will be driven for about 2 hours from downtown Bangkok to reach Maeklong Railway Market. You will find the market vendors are all on the railway, which makes this market special. A few times a day, the train runs directly through the market.
Then, continue to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, which is the most popular floating market in Thailand. The market vendors there are all on the river and it will change your perception of traditional markets.
Have lunch in a local Thai restaurant.
Bridge Over the River Kwai
The River Kwai is located in the center of Kanchanaburi. The bridge across it was built by prisoners of war during World War II, which was supervised by the Japanese. You will take an hour's train ride along the Death Railway on the River Kwai. You will pass the original wooden viaduct that was built by Allied prisoners of war and lament the harm caused by the war.
Have lunch at a local Thai restaurant and return to Bangkok.
The mission of ElephantsWorld is to provide the best possible care for elephants, staff, and visitors. They strive to make every moment spent there educational, enjoyable, and rewarding in meaningful ways.
You will have a great time there with the elephants. You will prepare fresh fruits and vegetables for their food and then feed them yourself. You will also take them to the river for bathing and learn about the elephants' daily lives. You will see the incredibly friendly way that humans and animals get along with each other there.
Lunch will be served at noon in the park.
Relaxing in Erawan National Park
Erawan National Park is a famous national park in Thailand. The most popular site in the park is Erawan Falls and you will have a special experience in this mysterious natural world. Trek and swim there with your family, enjoy the beautiful scenery, and discover the footprints of wild animals.
Have lunch in a local Thai restaurant.
Hellfire Pass Museum
After lunch, visit Hellfire Pass Museum, which is a building complex consisting of a memorial site located within Konyu Cutting (Hellfire Pass). A memorial walking trail was completed and the museum was officially opened on April 24th, 1996. The museum exhibits artifacts and highlights the true story of the Thai–Burma Railway. All areas in this complex are dedicated to the memory of all the men and women who worked and died making this railway.
Magnificent Bang Pa-In Royal Palace
After breakfast, you will be driven to Ayutthaya to discover an ancient capital in Thailand. First, visit Bang Pa-In Royal Palace, which is the closest of the five palaces around Thailand, and is also the largest and most beautiful one in Ayutthaya.
Bang Pa-In Royal Palace was built in 1632 by the king of Ayutthaya. After Ayutthaya was captured by neighboring countries, the capital moved south and Bang Pa-In Royal Palace was abandoned for 80 years. From 1881, Rama IV and Rama V successively carried out restoration works and a large-scale expansion, which was completed in 1896.
Cycle Through the Historical Ruins in Ayutthaya
Take a walking tour through the ruins in Ayutthaya Historical Park, which was the capital of the ancient Ayutthaya Kingdom. You will visit two typical temples: Wat Mahathat and Wat Phra Si Sanphet. You will see a Buddha head among the tree roots in Wat Mahathat. You will take your bike trip through Ayutthaya Historical Park.
After breakfast, you will be driven to Bangkok Airport and catch your departure flight. We hope you have a pleasant journey home.
Price from: $2,372 (Tour code: gh-ah-55)
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Every element of the tour above can be tailored. Feel free to tell us your ideas and we will be happy to make adjustment for you.
Tailoring Your Tour
This tour is very flexible.You can alter the itinerary, and extend or shorten it to suit your price, interest, and schedule. Feel free to tell us your requirements, and we will be happy to help you arrange a tour using our professional knowledge and experience.
About the Transportation
As a shorter trip that covers quite a lot of ground, there will be traveling every other day to the next destination, but the longest travel time is around 3 hours.
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