- Tour the Grand Palace and Wat Pho temple
- Cruise along Bangkok's famous floating market
- Meet monkeys as you hike through a lush rainforest
- Enjoy a mesmerizing evening safari at Khao Yai
|Day 1||Arrive in Bangkok||Bangkok|
|Day 2||Explore Bangkok, Grand Palace & Wat Pho Temple Tour||Bangkok|
|Day 3||Mae Klong Railway Market Visit & Floating Market Boat Ride||Bangkok|
|Day 4||Transfer to Khao Yai National Park, Guided Trek & Safari||Khao Yai|
|Day 5||Khao Yai Trek & Waterfall Adventure, Transfer to Bangkok||Bangkok|
|Day 6||Visit Dreamworld Amusement Park||Bangkok|
|Day 7||Depart Bangkok|
Day 1: Arrive in Bangkok
Day 2: Explore Bangkok, Grand Palace & Wat Pho Temple Tour
Kick off your Thailand adventure with a tasty breakfast and get ready to explore one of Bangkok's must-see landmarks, the Grand Palace. Your expert guide will show you around the immense complex of ornate buildings, halls, and gardens as you and the kids hear fascinating tales of the country's culture and history. See if the youngsters can spot the famous Emerald Buddha, a revered 26-inch (66 cm) high statue carved from a single piece of jade that, according to legend, was created in 43 BCE by a sage named Nagasena, with the help of the deities, Vishnu and Indra.
Afterward, wander through the Old City to Wat Pho temple, home to the 150-foot (46 m) long Reclining Buddha covered in gold leaf. Set among the colorful architecture and decorations in the temple, considered among the earliest public education centers in Thailand, it's an awe-inspiring sight for kids and adults alike. Spend the rest of the day exploring Bangkok at your own pace. Hit the shops at Siam Paragon, stroll through Chinatown, and let the kids choose dinner from the wide variety of street food stalls, or grab a drink and people-watching this buzzy, vibrant city.
Day 3: Mae Klong Railway Market Visit & Floating Market Boat Ride
Chat with a local specialist who can help organize your trip.
After breakfast, get ready to experience Thailand's famous markets. Relax as you take a 1.5-hour private transfer to the famous Mae Klong Railway Market. Browse the colorful stalls, and pick up some tasty street eats to munch as you and the kids weave through the narrow lines and stalls on the railway track. Older kids will love the thrill of watching the lightning speed at which the vendors pack up their wares and get off the tracks as the train approaches. Enjoy the thrum of excitement as you spectate from the trackside cafés as the train passes.
Now you've persuaded the kids that markets in Thailand are anything but boring, make your way to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market the traditional way, by long-tail boat. Cruise the slender canals, and negotiate boat to boat as you peruse the vendors' floating stalls piled high with goods ranging from clothes to kitchenware, exotic fruits, street food, and snacks. Be sure to snap plenty of pics as you and your family participate in a centuries-old Thai tradition before your guide returns you to your hotel in the late afternoon.
Day 4: Transfer to Khao Yai National Park, Guided Trek & Safari
Rise early and let the kids snooze in the car as you take a private transfer three hours northeast of Bangkok to the Khao Yai National Park. Set in 1,242 square miles (2,000 sq km) of lush rainforest with over 31 miles (50 km) of hiking and biking trails and plenty of wildlife, today's excursion is perfect for active older kids who love animals and adventure. Meet your guide and trek the Gibbon Route as you look across the grassland and spot the mighty wild elephants roaming in their natural habitat.
Hear from your guide about the animals' behaviors and the park's conservation work as you hike through the rainforest. Keep your camera close at hand to capture the kids' excited faces as you encounter cheeky macaque monkeys, endangered white-handed gibbons, deer, and occasionally a bear or two. You'll pass the immense 492-foot (150 m) tall Haew Narok waterfall before stopping for a well-earned bite to eat. As dusk falls, you'll also have the opportunity to explore the park and see the nocturnal animals by 4WD before retiring to your nearby accommodation.
Day 5: Khao Yai Trek & Waterfall Adventure, Transfer to Bangkok
Day 6: Visit Dreamworld Amusement Park
Unleash your inner child this morning as, after breakfast, you and the kids head to Dreamworld amusement park in the Thanyaburi district of northern Bangkok. Featuring over 40 attractions with levels set from sedate to hair-raising, the park is perfect for kids (and adults) of all ages. Earn major brownie points as you zip along thrilling rollercoasters, including the adrenaline-pumping Hurricane, Sky Coaster, and Space Mountain.
Little ones and those in search of cooler temperatures will love the novelty of Snow Town, where you and the kids can build snowmen and slide down icy slopes in a winter wonderland setting. Those in search of aquatic fun should head to Super Splash, while the vibrant afternoon parade and stunt shows are a highlight for kids of all ages. Spend your final night in Bangkok and dine out in style as you recount the highlights of your trip.
Day 7: Depart Bangkok
Sadly, it's your family's last day in Thailand. After breakfast, transfer to the airport and catch your flight home. Safe travels!
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