Unlike a couple’s vacation or a flight with friends, a vacation abroad with the family is something that is planned long in advance. There are many variables and to make ends meet – sit in front of the computer and plan ahead. So what are the things you should take care of at the beginning, and what should you not get involved with until you get there? We have prepared a small guide for you, to plan your first trip with the family in Thailand.
It is worth getting to know the different seasons of Thailand (in terms of weather and also in terms of tourist load). The seasons greatly affect the number of travelers and hence also the prices and occupancy in hotel rooms and various attractions. Thailand has a low tourist season (May to October), high (November and December) and peak season (January to April). In the “low” season, you will find discounted prices and great deals, but the weather can be very hot and not easy for a trip in a family building. Also, note that if you arrive near an important holiday (like Songkran, the Thai New Year), or you arrive at the islands near a pulmon party – prices are likely to go up and places will shrink.
A flight to Thailand, although it has become much cheaper in recent years, is still one of the most expensive parts of a family trip. The earlier you order it, the more you will earn. In addition, check out the collaborations of the Thailand Traveler Center, and at the ticket price you can get hotel nights, attractions and more when you arrive in Thailand. So even if you do not yet know what your route is, if you know you are flying to Thailand – want to find a flight. Once you have arranged an approximate route, the next destination is to reserve domestic flights. Domestic flights on low-cost carriers are so cheap in advance, that they are more affordable than a train (not to mention an hour-long flight versus a 12-hour ride). This way you can cross Thailand from north to south and back, at a price of about 70 shekels per ticket.
If you are flying in high season or peak season, it is definitely advisable to book hotels in advance. On the website of the Traveler Center you will find the best hotels in each of the tourist areas of Thailand. It is worth noting that reputable or reputable hotels (especially luxury hotels) tend to fill up very quickly, so it is advisable to book in advance. In the weak season, you will probably find reasonably priced places even if you book a few days before arrival. However, by pre-booking on the Traveler Center website you can get benefits for families like large and shared rooms, free breakfast for children and more.
We know that it is tempting to know exactly what to do every day of the trip, and to close all the ends already from Israel, but it is highly recommended to book attractions when you are already in Thailand. For amusement parks, zoos and water parks for example, the price is uniform all year round, so you can book whenever you want (and at a discount for families through the Traveler Center). Local attractions such as rafting, trekking, omegas, cooking tours and more, we recommend seeing the guides and hearing experiences from travelers, and booking on the spot. Feel free to call us at any time, and get advice on all the best attractions for families in Thailand.
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