Bangkok, Ko Lanta, Kanchanaburi, Khao Sok, Ao Nang
Beach, Family, Adventure, Active, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, Archaeology, Cities, Museums & Galleries, History, Train
Tour Type
Custom itinerary

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  • Customisable itinerary
  • Expert guided excursions
  • Family-friendly accommodations & activities

Venture to Thailand and escape the winter with this family friendly itinerary. With a good mixture of history, culture, nature and beach time, there is something to keep the whole family happy. Explore the winding waterways of Bangkok by longtail boat, journey via the River Kwai to spectacular waterfalls near Kanchanaburi, sleep in a jungle lodge at Khao Sok National Park and visit two of the best beach spots on the east coast of Thailand. This itinerary is perfect for families looking to get away during the UK winter and gives you an authentic insight into Thailand whilst travelling by a mix of flight, sleeper train and boat.

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After your international flight you’ll arrive in the bustling capital of Bangkok. A welcoming driver will meet you and your family at the airport and transfer you to a riverside hotel with a rooftop pool. The following day you’ll go on a tuk tuk trip through Bangkok’s bustling streets and journey down the canals by longtail boat. A great way to see a different side to this vibrant city!

Includes: breakfast

You’ll then travel by minibus to the River Kwai area where you’ll learn about the haunting history, take a train ride across the infamous Burma ‘Death Railway’, dive into the sparkling waters of the Erawan Waterfalls and sleep on a floating raft house hotel, surrounded by the noises of the jungle! If you’re lucky, you may even wake to see elephants bathing in the river in the morning. On night two, you’ll stay in a Thai style family friendly hotel, set in beautiful gardens in the town of Kanchanaburi.

Onward transfers

Next you’ll be transferred back to Bangkok for you to take a sleeper train with your clan to Chiang Mai. We will book you in shared carriage where the seats are turned into comfy beds with a curtain for privacy. The journey takes around 11 hours and food is served on the train but you can also grab some snacks at the railway station before your journey. If you would prefer to travel in a private two-berth couchette just let your Travel Specialist know.

Includes: breakfast

Next, you’ll journey deep into the wilds of Thailand’s famous Khao Sok National Park, where you’ll explore enchanting rainforests and swim in sparkling natural lakes. You’ll stay in a truly unique place hidden amongst the limestone cliffs; the Anurak Community Lodge, where the staff and guides are from the local community. During your stay you will take part in a kayak trip with a local guide and travel by traditional longtail boat across Racha Praba Lake to a small group of peacefully floating bamboo cottages. The view is nothing less than idyllic; steep rock formations shooting up from the still water and curious monkeys swinging through the trees. In the evenings you can simply sit back and soak up the serenity of the lush jungle, listening to the monkeys playing in the trees above.

Onward transfers

Now it’s time to get some island vibes on Ko Lanta. You’ll be transferred by your private driver to the ferry port before catching the ferry to Ko Lanta.

Includes: breakfast

Situated right in the middle of a marine national park, Ko Lanta certainly has plenty to offer with its long, white sandy beaches that slope into the calm turquoise sea and jungle interior. You’ll stay in a comfortable resort with family rooms and a swimming pool, nestled right on the beach and short transfer to the island’s natural rainforest. You’ll have plenty of time to relax on the beach and savour the laid-back atmosphere of this tropical island. In the evenings, stroll along the beach and take your pick from one of the many cosy beachside restaurants serving traditional Thai cuisine, as well as delicious freshly caught fish.

Onward transfers

Next you will take the ferry back to mainland Thailand. We’ll arrange your tickets in advance for you.

Includes: breakfast

With huge limestone cliffs rising steeply from a turquoise sea, tropical beaches, green mangroves and colourful long-tail boats, Ao Nang is a brilliant escape for families looking for a beach stay with an active side. We’ll arrange for you to stay in a quiet hotel with a swimming pool, just a short hop from the beach and near to shops for all your needs. During your time here you’ll jump into your kayak and float through azure blue lagoons and green mangrove forests. You’re likely to come across curious monkeys who will come to take a look while you paddle by.

Onward transfers

As your family adventure in Thailand comes to an end you will make your own way to Krabi airport for your international flight home.

Includes: breakfast

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Included Accommodation

Family-friendly, quality assured hotels in each location

Included Guided excursions

Expert guided excursions as described

Included Ground transfers

All transfers as described, domestic flights and sleeper trains

Included Breakfast

Breakfast each morning

Included Internal flights

Domestic flights as described

Included Support

24/7 support while travelling


What people are saying about Rickshaw Travel


Our holiday (7 persons) commencing 10 August was cancelled 27th July on Government advice. We needed to reconsider our plans quickly and luckily we found contact details for Rickshaw Travel. From first contact nothing was too much trouble. We wanted to go to Thailand and Miles was certainly the person to help us. Within days we had flights and accommodation all booked. Suggested itineraries were tweaked so we could have as varied an experience possible, around the Bangkok area, in the time we had. Our guides on both our city cultural tour and jungle tour were exceptionally good. Both were extremely knowledgeable and patient. I cannot rate Rickshaw highly enough on the speed in which they arranged our holiday and the exceptional customer service we received. We returned 7 happy travellers.

Elaine & Steve

We first contacted RickShaw Travel when their bite sized trips popped up on our Thailand holiday ideas search. We picked a couple and emailed them through as detailed on the website. Miles responded in a timely, professional and friendly manner. Combining his knowledge and conversations with us he put together an itinerary we couldn't have dreamed of. He made the whole process so easy it made the travel arrangements exciting as opposed to stressful. Cant wait to holiday with them again


Just back from a month in Bali care of Rickshaw and once again a fantastic trip to follow super earlier trips to Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Cuba. When we decide on a winter break we always check out Rickshaw first and for what we require they are unbeatable in service, organisation and value for money. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend them and no doubt we will use them again.



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