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adventure travel trip to Thailand
Spend a day interacting with elephants and their mahouts (trainers) while in northern Thailand!
Dates
  • Dec 22-Jan 1, 2015
  • Jul 13-23, 2015
  • Dec 20-30, 2015
  • Privately on Request
  • Duration 11 days
    Group Size 2-16
    Land Cost $2,500-$2,850 Details
    Single Supplement $600
    Lodging 3 stars
    Grade I-II
    Best Time

    Elephants, Arts and Adventure for Families

    An active family adventure featuring highlights of Thailand

    Thailand, one of the most family-friendly vacation destinations in the world, loves children, especially children visiting from other countries. This exciting adventure  is a wonderful mix of excursions for families, including hill tribe communities, tranquil Buddhist temples, vibrant city sights, interesting rural bicycling, and elephant training.

    This is a hands-on trip with opportunities to learn crafts, hike, bicycle, learn about and care for elephants, visit and interact with tiger cubs, and explore nature, all with kid-friendly guides.  Also on this trip, visit bustling Bangkok and its many diverse sights as well as the lush valleys, rivers, and local hilltribe villages of Chiang Rai, Thaton, Chiang Dao, Mae Sa, and Chiang Mai.  If your schedule permits, add a stop in Thailand’s first ancient capital, Sukhothai, now an extensive UNESCO Word Heritage Historical Park, or perhaps spend a few days relaxing on the beaches of Ko Samui or Phuket.  No matter what your family seeks – be it adventure, culinary delights, fantastic ruins, cities, or countryside – you are sure to find it here in friendly, colorful Thailand.


    Brief Itinerary

    Day 1Bangkok
    Day 2Bangkok City, Temple, and Canal Tours
    Day 3Bangkok/Half-Day Biking Tour
    Day 4Bangkok/Chiang Rai/Thaton
    Day 5 - 6Thaton Adventure Activities
    Day 7Chiang Dao / Mae Sa / Chiang Mai
    Day 8Chiang Mai Arts and Crafts
    Day 9Elephant Training at Maesa Elephant Camp
    Day 10Chiang Mai/Bangkok
    Day 11Bangkok

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    “We had an absolutely fabulous trip and will definitely use JOURNEYS again. It was amazing how much simpler everything was and how much more we learned when we had a guide. We’ve never traveled that way before. Both the guide in Bangkok (Yum) and the one that spent a week with us in the north (Jum), were friendly, caring, knowledgeable, wonderful, and I would really like to commend them to their employer. Kerina at JOURNEYS also obviously did a great job arranging things as well. We had a memorable journey, and I am sincerely and genuinely looking forward to the next trip we can plan with you.” -- Deborah Mook & John Painter

     
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