Take your family on a tour through Chiang Mai, Hua Hin and Bangkok

With beautiful nature blended with Lanna Culture and colours of contemporary perfectly Chiang Mai is, therefore, a province that has many tourists, both Thai and foreigners, come in many millions each year. Popular tourist activities in Chiang Mai include worshipping the Phra That doi suthep, which is an important Landmark of Chiang Mai people. 

An increase in tourists visiting Bangkok each year has proven that Bangkok is always a popular City for tourists. We have highlighted our recommended itinerary to explore both of these amazing destinations plus more.

Day 1: Arrival Chiang Mai


Arrival at Chiang Mai International Airport. You will be welcomed by your guide and then transferred by vehicle to your hotel. Enjoy a free day at leisure while in the evening, you will meet your English-speaking guide who will present you with your itinerary and enjoy dinner in a traditional local restaurant.


Day 2: Chiang Mai

Today, you will head into the countryside surrounding Chiang Mai. You will spend a day in a local community learning about the history, culture, and daily life of the locals. Of course, there is plenty of time to get hands-on experience. For example, you will learn about rice production and you will even get to try out some of the steps involved in the process, like rice planting or harvesting (depending on the season). Throughout the day you will get to know local people, enjoy delicious food, and have close encounters with buffaloes. A fun day out in the countryside for young and old!

 

Day 3: Chiang Mai – Bua Tong- Hmong Hilltribe lodge

After breakfast, you will leave Chiang Mai and head out to the lush green countryside located north of the city. Hidden among the densely wooded hills you will find the Bua Tong Waterfalls, also known by their nickname “Sticky Waterfalls”. These waterfalls are famous because you can actually climb up them. This is possible thanks to a mineral deposit which gives them a very good grip, hence the name Sticky Waterfalls. You can spend some time walking and enjoying the green surroundings, and of course, have a go at climbing the waterfalls. While the place is very popular with Thai families at the weekend, it remains relatively unknown among tourists. After some fun at the waterfalls, you will continue to the Mae Ngad Dam where a longtail boat will take you to one of the floating bungalows in the middle of the beautiful lake. Amidst these tranquil surroundings, you will taste some delicious local dishes for lunch. In the afternoon, you can paddle around with a kayak or swim and relax before carrying on your adventure in the northern countryside to a traditional lodge: The Hmong Hilltribe Lodge. Ideally located at an altitude of 800 m, overlooking rice fields, it remains cool and mild all year round. With your "tribe", welcomed by the Hmong community, you will settle in rustic but elegant and comfortable traditional cottages typical of Hmong architecture and will begin to discover the rich culture of the Thailand north hill tribes. You will have some time to relax or enjoy a stroll through the country lanes and appreciate a unique countryside setting.

 

Day 4: Hmong Hilltribe lodge – Chiang Mai – Night train
After your breakfast, you will stop at a picturesque building with walls decorated with elephants: the office headquarters of an association committed to the defence of animal welfare: The Elephant Parade. The Elephant Parade is a social enterprise that supports the conservation of elephants through art. Working and relying on the support of several international designers, celebrities and famous brands to raise public awareness by creating personalized works presented in periodical travelling exhibitions. You will learn more about the history of this project and how it works. But you will mainly have the chance to paint your own miniature elephant! The staff will be there to help you if you feel the need so that you can create a nice souvenir to take with you. Return to the city by Mae Ping River cruise.

After this fun and creative experience, you will head to a local riverside restaurant where you can have a delicious local lunch. To reach it, you will board a boat and begin your cruise on the Ping River. Important river route for centuries, the Ping River remains a source of income and trade for many local populations. During the peaceful descent to Chiang Mai, you will enjoy the cool breeze as you sail along the river and observe the local daily life on the banks. You will disembark at the Chaimongkol temple, a temple particularly revered and popular among locals, located near the city centre. Before taking the night train to Bangkok, you will have time for a last stroll on the Warorot market, a real institution for the inhabitants of Chiang Mai, where you will be able to find almost everything: from textiles to traditional clothes, flowers, to small street food stands that merchants set up at the end of the day. The perfect place for possible souvenir shopping if you wish or taste local street
food snacks!


You will then board the night train to Bangkok. Another local but comfortable experience in perspective for unforgettable family memories


Day 5: Bangkok

This afternoon, you will discover, another side of the city of angels. By long-tail boat, through daily life scenes of peaceful khlongs, you will reach the charming traditional house of 200-year-old
called Baan Silapin, (Artist’s House). Here you can try your hand at decorating traditional masks with your children while enjoying the peaceful view of the canal. Back to Bangkok's old district, a stroll to Pak Klong Talad, the flower market, will allow you to realize the importance of flowers and their different uses and symbols in Thai people’s life. Let your children challenge themselves to the art of folding flowers and garlands. You will then hop aboard your tuk-tuk to go to Wat Saket better known as the Golden Mountain. You can admire the panoramic view of the royal district and the ‘skyline’ of Bangkok revealing a Bangkok in contrast between glittering temples and modern skyscrapers. After that, you will mingle with locals who start to gather in the late afternoon mild breeze for the evening meal. With crackling stoves, artists of Thai cuisine, and unique aromas perfuming the street, your afternoon will end in this unique atmosphere, in one of the little restaurants where cooks prepare
for you one of their specialities that locals are fond of.

Day 6: Bangkok

An exciting day awaits you today with a very different way to discover Bangkok. Today’s menu: an immersive themed race among Thai daily life, far from the sites usually used by tourists. You will go on an adventure in picturesque places, where unexpected challenges and interaction with the locals await you! Certainly, many laughs and fun to expect! From a ride in local transport, shopping on the market, an improvised cooking workshop and blindfolded
tasting, followed by a gentle cycling tour on the green lungs of Bangkok, you will learn some unexpected secrets of Thai gastronomy. Your run will be of course punctuated by a typical Thai lunch to complete your discovery. Prepare to come out from there with new skills and a wealth of knowledge about Thailand.
An ideal opportunity to participate as a family and test the competitive spirit of your opponents and come out of this race against the clock, rich with new knowledge about Thailand and with unforgettable memories of this day in Bangkok. After those emotional and fun activities, you will return to your hotel in the middle of the afternoon and enjoy a well-deserved rest or discover the city on your own.

 

Day 7: Bangkok – Bang Ta Boon - Hua Hin

This morning, after your days of discovery, it is time to go to the beach! You will head southwest of Bangkok and drive through Petchaburi Province to reach Bang Ta Boon along a scenic coastal road. During a short boat ride, you will observe the many shell and cockle farms scattered over the sea, raised by fishermen in the region. It is also a great opportunity to observe the floating houses of these "farmers of the sea". Finally, a stop in a salt marsh will help you to understand the importance and influence of the sea on the economy of this region. Lunch of local specialities. You will then continue to Hua Hin, ideally located between beautiful national parks and long white sandy beaches, known as the favourite destination of the Royal Family for their seaside holidays. Once you have arrived at your destination, you will have the rest of the afternoon free

 

Day 8 & 9: Hua Hin

Beach stay at leisure in Hua Hin.

 

Day 10: Hua Hin – Bangkok - Departure

After breakfast, meet with your guide at the lobby and transfer to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport.

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