9 days – 8 nights Northern Thailand and Beach Holidays in the South
Chiang Mai with a short round trip and day tours – afterwards beach holidays
Day 1: Arrival in Chiang Mai
You will be picked up at the airport and brought to your hotel. The Rim Hotel is located in Chiang Mai’s old town. In the evening you will visit a traditional dancing performance where you can sit on pillows on the ground and enjoy your dinner.
Hotel: The Rim Hotel Chiang Mai (D)
Day 2: Zoo and Temple
You will go to Chiang Mai’s famous Zoo in the morning. The property is enormous which is why you will be driving by bus and step outside to watch the animals. Highlights are the panda family and the aquarium.
After lunch, you will drive to the golden Doi Suthep temple on the hill that is also really interesting for children. You will have a breath taking view over the city.
Hotel: The Rim Hotel Chiang Mai (B; L)
Day 3: Three days cycling tour in the south of Chiang Mai
We have a suitable bicycle for everyone! For young children we also provide tandems or trailers.
After a short safety briefing, you will start for you cycling tour. You will bike on narrow roads, through local neighbourhoods and areas which are normally not seen by tourists.
You will drive along the Ping River where you will have a nice view on the Doi Pui mountains. You will continue on roads without heavy traffic and through changing sceneries. You will see farmers at work and get an impression of the local life style.
You will spend the first night in a resort with pools. There is also a reservoir nearby which you can discover if you like. (B; L; D)
Day 4: Cycling tour
Today, you will see more of the daily life in Thailand. You will pass a Chinese cemetery and see a wonderful temple reflecting the sunlight. You will visit another temple which is a meeting point for the locals and stop at a school.
After the temple, you will continue through rice fields and small villages. Your destination for this day is a resort close to the hot springs. The water in your room and in the pool is from these hot springs. Nearby there are also facilities for traditional Thai massages, a sauna and a Jacuzzi – and it’s not overpriced. (B; L; D)
Day 5: Cycling tour
This will be the longest day of your cycling tour. You will bike a little uphill the first 10 kilometres. The surroundings are wonderful and different to what you have seen before. The landscape will become flat again soon and you will drive through rice fields again. You will pass a big Buddha sculpture and bike to the Ping River. You will visit a former leprosy colony which is used as a rehab centre today. It is an example of the missionary work in Chiang Mai.
The visit of the ancient town Wiang Kum Kam will end your day. You will get a lot of new impressions on this cycling tour. In the evening, you will return to your hotel in the city.
Hotel: The Rim Hotel Chiang Mai (B; L)
Day 6: Elephant camp
You will be picked up at your hotel between 8:30-9 am. A 40 minutes’ drive will bring you to Mae Rim where the elephants are trained to be real artists: see for yourself what talented painters the elephants are! You will also visit a show (approximately one hour) and thereafter you can walk through the camp and feed the baby elephants.
The camp is surrounded by a wonderful landscape. The elephants are treated very well in this camp which is of our major concern.
The highlight will be a one hour ride on the back of an elephant through the jungle.
You will return to your hotel in the afternoon and after a rest you can go shopping on the famous Night Bazaar. (B; L)
Day 7: Trip to the Horizon Park: Painting – Swimming – Petting Zoo
You will go to another hotel – outside the city – in the morning. You will stay in the Little Village Resort with traditional wooden houses, a pool and a playground. After the check-in, you will drive 30 minutes to a botanic garden. There you will get a bicycle again to discover this wonderful park.
Everyone can pick a subject for painting: flowers, birds, a camel or other animals. But painting is not everything the park has to offer: there is also a petting zoo, paddleboats, a big swimming pool (please bring your swimwear) and you can go pony riding. Our painting teacher will provide paper and paints. You will also get a lunch buffet.
You will be back at your resort around 5 pm.
Resort: Little Village Resort (B; L)
Day 8: Market and Cooking Class
You will go to a market in the afternoon. Here, you can get everything that is needed for a delicious Thai meal.
Afterwards you will visit a Thai/German family for the cooking class. The parents will prepare different main dishes and the kids can cook the dessert. After dinner, you will return to your resort. Resort: Little Village Resort (B; L; D)
Thailand for Families Package (flights are not included)
With guide in Northern Thailand (Day 1-10)
9 days – 8 nights
Price per person (double room) THB 48000 = ca. 1300 Euro
Price for an extra bed in the parents’ room THB 29500 = 800 Euro
If two kids share one room THB 35000 = 950 Euro
Days 9-14: Beach holidays in the South
You will take a flight to the South to start your beach holidays. (B)
Extention days in the south:
1. Coco Palm Beach Koh Samui
2. Bhundari Spa Resort Samui
3. Bo phut Resort & Spa Samui