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    Family trip to Thailand

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    Family trip to Thailand

    Thailand has in recent years become a highly preferred destination for family vacations. The demand for family trips in Thailand is growing and not for nothing, the unique experience for children to meet a different culture from what they knew. And the variety of attractions and activities that Thailand has to offer. From jeep tours in the north, riding and bathing with elephants in Kanchanaburi to a refreshing dip in the waterfalls, a tummy tuck on white sands in the islands, the most luxurious hotels, and in Bangkok where the meeting of east and west of a modern city is replete with huge canyons. A shopping dream where you can find everything and cheaply.

    Amusement parks, a water park, and one of the largest aquariums in the world make the perfect experience for the whole family. No need to spend a fortune or break savings plans for a family trip to Thailand, everything is cheap, everything is available, and the prices of flights to Thailand that have been significantly reduced in recent years allow you to come to Thailand all year round. Do not worry in Thailand it is always hot and it is always the season.

    We at the Traveler Center have been specializing for years in organizing trips, especially for families, for a vacation of up to 28 days by prior arrangement. We are building a route tailored to each family within its time and budget.

    By pre-booking, you are guaranteed a place at the cheapest prices, and you always have somewhere to turn for any problem. We are located on the famous Khaosan Street in Bangkok, the heart of the area for travellers and backpackers from all over the world. Also, many years of experience in organizing family trips in Thailand.

    We are available in Thailand 24 hours a day to give you an answer and advice for any question and problem in order to fulfil your perfect vacation. So when there is not much time and there is a big country like Thailand to make ends meet, let us do the hard work and you just come and enjoy in peace when everything is already arranged for you and the family.

    Hotels in Thailand for families

    Most rooms in hotels in Thailand are built for a limited number of people so a family will need two and sometimes three separate rooms or a suite of two and three rooms. Only we at the Traveler Center can find you a reservation in advance and if possible and depending on the availability of the hotel a combination of adjoining rooms, the option of a connecting door and the cheapest prices from any other website.

    Pay attention to those who send us an e-mail. Please check your mailbox, so that the e-mails we send to you do not enter spam/junk mail. For those who send an email from work, it is advisable to indicate an alternative email in addition, since many workplaces block emails as spam and do not inform the employee.

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    So how do you book a family vacation in Thailand?

    We are available to you with personal service and treatment all the way, from planning the trip while you are in Israel and while availability and personal accompaniment in Hebrew from Thailand through our call centre in Bangkok and through one of the front branches in Chiang Mai, Cosmoi, Phuket and Bangkok.

    Please fill in the following details indicating full name, phone number where you are available, email, children ages, dates of arrival in Thailand, preferences where you would like to stay and how many days in each destination or indicate if you would like our fresh recommendations from the area etc.

    Do not skimp on any detail which is essential for customizing your family trip itinerary in Thailand. We are here for you with over 12 years of experience in arranging a family trip to Thailand at the best prices available.

    Recommended hotels for families

    SAII LAGUNA PHUKET
    SAii Laguna Phuket is located on Bangtao Beach. It offers rooms with a private balcony and free Wi-Fi. The resort is equipped with a spa, an outdoor pool and fitness centre. A kid’s club and babysitting service are available.
    KATATHANI PHUKET BEACH RESORT
    Restful beach holidays await at the award-winning Katathani Phuket, with 6 pools and 6 dining options. Located across from Kata Beach, it features a first-rate spa and tennis courts.
    OZO Phuket
    OZO Phuket lets you have it all. Only 150 metres from the beach, our resort is within a 3-minute walk from Kata Night Market and other awesome attractions.
    INTERCONTINENTAL PHUKET RESORT
    Set in Kamala Beach, InterContinental Phuket Resort, an IHG Hotel offers beachfront accommodation 2.7 km from Pineapple Beach and offers various facilities, such as a restaurant, a bar and a garden. Among the facilities at this property are room service and a kids' club, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The resort features an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, evening entertainment and a 24-hour front desk.
    GRAND MERCURE PHUKET PATONG
    Grand Mercure Phuket Patong Resort & Villas is located within walking distance of Patong’s nightlife and the Andaman Sea, a hidden and serene hideaway founded upon the grand tradition of Thai hospitality.
    AVISTA GRANDE PHUKET KARON – MGALLERY
    Featuring a terrace and a restaurant, Avista Grande Phuket Karon is located in Karon Beach. The property is close to several well-known attractions, 500 m from Starbucks Kata Beach, 1.3 km from Karon Night Market and 1.9 km from Karon Temple Wat Suvarnkiri. The property features an outdoor pool, a 24-hour front desk, and free WiFi is available throughout the property.
    LE MERIDIEN PHUKET BEACH RESORT
    Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort offers unparalleled luxury along with the best room and hotel amenities. The location is conveniently near several tourist hotspots such as the Patong Beach and Phuket FantaSea.
    NOVOTEL PHUKET KAMALA BEACH RESORT
    Designed for both business and leisure travel, Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach Hotel (SHA Plus+) is ideally situated in Kamal, one of the city's most popular locales.
    HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS PHUKET PATONG BEACH CENTRAL
    A smart hotel located in the heart of Patong Beach, for savvy travelers looking for a relaxing island getaway experience. Only 2 minutes' walk from our hotel to Patong Beach, the most happening beach on Phuket Island, and a short distance to various popular places such as Bangla Road, Jungceylon Shopping Mall and Patong Promenade. The hotel offers quick access to all of Phuket's major shopping, dining and entertainment venues. Only 15 minutes' drive from our hotel to the historic Old Phuket Town.
    Beyond Resort Karon
    The Beyond Resort Karon is an adults-only boutique hotel offering spectacular vistas overlooking the Andaman Sea of Karon Beach.
    Angsana Laguna Phuket Hotel
    Along Bang Tao Beach in Phuket’s northwest lies the Angsana Laguna Phuket,
    The Charm Resort Phuket SHA Certified
    Close to the lively hotspot of Patong Beach, the Charm Resort Phuket offers premium services and amenities.
    Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket Hotel
    Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket is a 5-star beachfront haven on the sensational powder-soft sands of Bang Tao beach.
    Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket
    Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket, a truly wonderful spa resort in Thailand.
    Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach
    A tropical escape to the Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach awaits.
    Ashlee Hub Hotel Patong
    Ashlee Hub Hotel Patong is a 3.5-star stay conveniently located in the vibrant of the town of Patong
    Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket
    Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket is a 5-star resort located in the beautiful area of Karon beach on Phuket’s Andaman Sea, an only 45-minute drive from the airport.
    Mövenpick Myth Hotel Patong Phuket
    Mövenpick Myth Hotel Patong Phuket offers an inspiring stay to eras past,
    Phuket Graceland Resort & Spa
    The 4-star Phuket Graceland Resort & Spa (SHA Certified) offers 600 spacious rooms and suites with family-configurations,
    The Lantern Resort Patong
    The Lantern Resort Patong is 4-star featuring studio rooms right up to penthouse suites conveniently located to nearby attractions,
    THE KEE RESORT & SPA
    THE KEE RESORT & SPA is a sophisticated yet avant-garde 5-star Resort in the heart of buzzing Patong Beach,
    Amari Phuket
    Brighten your world with a stay at the 5 -star Amari Phuket on Patong Beach
    Novotel Phuket Vintage Park Resort
    Only minutes away from Phuket’s lively Patong beach, the Novotel Vintage Park over 300 well-appointed rooms and suites for solo travellers, couples and families with a full-program kids club onsite.
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    KEEMALA
    Discover unique treetop elite bungalow and villas with pools set within the lush foliage of the Kamala Beach rainforest in Phuket at Keemala.

    Recommended attractions for families

    Family activities in Thailand come in all shapes and sizes. It’s a fantastic country for families to visit with so much to see and do.

    Wildlife Activities

    Things to do in Thailand with kids include visiting an ethical elephant sanctuary to learn about these gentle giants and giving a baby elephant a mud bath or taking the flight of the Gibbon monkey zipline to experience a monkey’s viewpoint from the jungle canopy. Trekking some simple trails in various national parks scattered across the country to see native wildlife and beautiful waterfalls.

    Water Parks

    There are several world-class water parks designed for optimal family fun. In Hua Hin, Black Mountain Water Park has a wave pool, several water slides and lots of other water activities. Another thrilling water is Vana Nava Water Jungle. Set within 3.2 hectares of tropical jungle, the park features 19 waterslides and Thailand’s tallest and only thrilling vertical looping slide called the Aqualoop, and the heart-pounding Freefall.

    Island Cruising

    Taking a long-boat cruise around the many islands off the coast of Phuket or Koh Samui and stop to snorkel in some incredibly scenic spots. 

    From Koh Samui, families can island-hop to Koh Phangan, Ko Tao and the lesser-known Ang Thong islands.

    Nestled between Phuket and Krabi, Phang Nga Bay is a bay with breathtaking limestone rock formations, caves, beach havens and hidden lakes. Many tour operators can arrange trips but sea canoeing is a fun way to explore this spectacular region. As well as to the famous Phi Phi islands located off the mainland coast of Krabi. 

    Krabi province boasts impressive natural attractions and is home to Ko Lanta National Park with famous diving sites. Nearby Ko Lipe is known for its natural beauty and is an idyllic paradise featuring a marine park with impressive coral-rich snorkelling and diving spots. Further afield, Koh Lanta is developed and yet still uncrowded. After sundown, luminescent plankton can be found in the warm surrounding waters.

    Khao Sok National Park

    Covering a huge 739 square kilometres, it features rich rainforests, wildlife sanctuaries, limestone structures, and the scenic Cheow Larn Lake in the heart of the park where families can stay overnight in floating bungalows. Its climate and weather remain consistent throughout the year making it a must-see destination at any time. Take a local guide and hike through some of the most ancient and bio-diverse forests in Thailand.

    Pattaya

    To break up an urban trip, only two hours drive away from Bangkok you will reach the popular coastal area of Pattaya in Chonburi Province. Pattaya has a notorious reputation for nightlife, but there are lots of activities for families and kids to do. The Sanctuary of Truth, the curiosities at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, Khao Kheow Open Zoo and eco-adventure park at the Flight of the Gibbon, Botanical Gardens complete with an animal petting zoo and bird atrium, Underwater World Pattaya and a variety of water parks to splash about in will leave adults and their little ones happily exhausted from so much stimulation overload!

    Tour Bangkok by River and Canal

    You can sightsee around Bangkok by boat via the extensive river and canal system. Taking the Tourist boats of Bangkok is a picturesque and fun way for the whole family to see all the major attractions such as the famous Wat Arun or Temple of Dawn, Grand Palace, Ratchawongse pier in Chinatown, and Tha Maharaj in the old city. These boats fly blue flags and stop at many of the major piers along the Chao Phraya river. Another option is touring a traditional floating market in canoes and shopping like a local. Certainly, experience kids will never forget!

    Bangkok has loads of fun activities for kids in places like Dream World, Safari World and SEA LIFE Ocean World Bangkok, Children’s Discovery Museum, Museum of Siam, Kidzania and Imaginia Playground.

    Phuket

    Phuket is Thailand’s largest island with a myriad of activities for families with some beautiful beach spots where young kids can splash in the sea and play on the soft sand while the older ones can enjoy water sports like sea canoeing, wakeboarding, boogie boarding or Water Parks, Phuket Bird Park and Aquarium are great for kids of all ages to learn about the native wildlife.


    FAQs About Family Trip to Thailand

    Should I book a car while on holiday in Thailand?

    A self-drive Thailand holiday is a great way to explore the Kingdom, especially if you’re not staying in Bangkok. Renting a car allows you the freedom to tour the country at your own pace and get off the beaten track to discover new and interesting places to go in Thailand. Be aware that if you wish to drive on holidays, the law does require foreigners to have an “International Driving Permit” (IDP) issued from their home country.

    Which airports can I fly in to for a holiday to Thailand?

    International flights to and from Bangkok generally operate from Suvarnabhumi Airport, which is the newer main airport. Higher-end domestic airlines such as Bangkok Airways operate flights out of this airport too. But low-cost carriers generally use the older airport Don Mueang.

    What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Thailand?

    There is a huge variety of accommodation available in destinations throughout the kingdom. These range from Thailand luxury escapes in exclusive resorts, to chain-brand hotels, boutique hotels, villas, budget hotels and guesthouses and hostels. You will find accommodation to suit all types of budgets.

    How long does a Thai visa take?

    Australian visitors to Thailand can get a free Visa on Arrival for up to 30 days if entering by aircraft or for 15 days if entering overland. This waiver only applies to those with a confirmed onward ticket and at least 6 months passport validity. For more than 30 days, you can apply for a visa in person or by mail to the Thai Embassy in your country. The type of visa will be issued in accordance with the applicant’s purpose of visit. Normally it takes around 3 days to process applications for visas.

    Can I stay in Thailand for 3 months?

    If applying to stay in Thailand longer than 30 days, you can apply for a visa in person or by mail to the Thai Embassy in your country. The type of visa will be issued in accordance with the applicant’s purpose of visit. Visas are generally valid for 3 months, but in some cases may be granted for up to 6 months, 1 year or 3 years, depending on the type of visa. Normally it takes around 3 days to process applications for visas.

    Why should you book a holiday package to Thailand?

    Booking Thailand holiday packages allow you to combine flights, accommodation, activities, transportation and transfers all into one bundle so it’s cheaper overall. It also takes the stress out of planning out an itinerary and all the details- leave that to the travel experts!

    When should you book a holiday package to Thailand?

    Whenever you are ready! Anytime is a good time to discover and book holiday packages to Thailand.

    Do I need vaccinations for Thailand?

    It’s recommended that travellers to Thailand have inoculations for Hepatitis A and Typhoid at a minimum and also Hepatitis B, Japanese encephalitis or Rabies depending on which regions they’re visiting and the activities they are planning to do.
    Malaria prevention tablets may be recommended for travel to remote areas. from the usual tourist areas. But these are unnecessary for popular tourist hubs like Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket or Koh Samui. Be aware of mosquitos in general because they can carry Dengue fever, especially common during the wet season but only around during the daytime.

    Is Thailand good for a family vacation?

    Very good, it is indeed, a great country for a family vacation. Read on below and on the other pages to

    How much should I budget for a trip to Thailand?

    That is some of the best advice that you can get from our travel specialists. They will guide you through every step of the preparation for your trip and help ensure that you get all the fun to give you a most memorable family holiday to Thailand.

    Is Thailand safe for families?

    Yes, Thailand is one safe destination for families. If you read on to the rest of the page, and on the other pages, you can read for yourself.
    Of course, Thailand is a foreign country so standard travel protocols need to be applied, like common sense, awareness of surroundings and all.

    How do I plan a family trip to Thailand?

    First, decide on what kind of holiday you want your family to have – seaside (beaches) or countryside or forest and mountain or city/urban. Then you can look up the destinations some of which we have mentioned below. The best thing then is to contact our travel specialists to guide you on your itineraries, your travel and hotel bookings and travel entry requirements to Thailand. They can get you the best value for money Thailand holiday for family.

    Is Chiang Mai a good destination for a family trip to Thailand?

    Oh yes, indeed! Chiang Mai is a great destination for a family trip to Thailand. First it is a safe place, with a relaxed atmosphere and not too big to get lost in. There is a myriad of exciting adventures and fun activities for the whole family, like the sanctuaries for rescued elephants and other animals from the wild, a zoo, local and night markets where famous Thai food and colourful crafts and souvenirs can be bought, amazing temples and museums to browse and learn about the culture and history of the place and its people, the indigenous hill tribes. In the countryside, you can have trekking and rafting activities too!

    Are there sleeper trains or busses in Thailand?

    There are sleeper trains in Thailand with a second class shared compartment and a first-class private compartment. Children 3 years and below are free of charge, older kids up to 12 years old qualify for a discount.

    Are there family friendly hotels and resorts in Chiang Mai or Koh Samui or Surat Thani?

    Being popular destinations for families and other types of travellers you can find Thailand family holiday packages in these areas.

    Is Thai food safe for children?

    Thai food is usually prepared as spicy as you prefer, thus, it can be safe for children to eat and enjoy.

    Is Tuk-tuk a safe vehicle for children?

    The tuk-tuk is not just a safe vehicle for children (toddlers, of course, still need help and attention) for sightseeing. It can seat up to 6 passengers comfortably and it is an outdoor ride, and it is in itself a cultural attraction to the children! Going around the city in the tuk-tuk is different from riding in a car, plus it is an adventure experience. The whole family can get to see more sights (and learn about each structure and monument) without the fatigue from walking in the tropical heat. It is safe because the tuk-tuk has a speed limit much slower than the motorized vehicles. It is environment-friendly! the family holiday will be made more fun because of the unique experience of riding the tuk-tuk together!

    Is English widely spoken in Thailand?

    Thai is the main language spoken and the official language of Thailand. English has become the most common second language because of its popularity as a holiday destination. Many local Thai study English at school and practice with foreign friends too.

    What are the best family-friendly destinations and resorts for vacations on the west coast of Thailand?

    Chiang Mai: the northern hub of Thailand’s culture, with a calm atmosphere, so much fun and exciting adventures for big and small kids and adults, from museums to zoos, spectacular temples, local night markets and cooking schools. Events like trekking, rafting, ziplining, elephant sanctuaries, hill tribe communities.
    Pai, northern Thailand: easily accessible by car from Chiang Mai on a relaxed drive thru the northern scenic countryside.. See a circus training school do jungle trekking and rafting, savour the healthy and delicious side of Thai food. with nearby caves to explore en route from Chiang Mai.
    Bangkok: The bustling capital city of the country has a wide array of offerings for family activities, theme parks, museums, indoor playgrounds, Pad Thai and other local Thai street food, temples and of course, the Grand Palace and the ancient city of Ayutthaya a couple of hours drive away.
    Krabi: The perfect destination for beach and sea lovers, for snorkelling and diving and gliding along Thailand’s underwater paradise. Take the family on adventure tours or day trips to national parks, waterfalls, rescued elephants in sanctuaries, rock climbing too. Krabi has the best climbing spots in the country.
    Phuket: Phuket has offerings of gorgeous beaches back-to-back with an interestingly charming old town. Many of the resorts have children’s pools and kids’ clubs and offer babysitting services for the adults to have their private time. Accessible from different parts of the country and with direct flights from other countries too.
    Koh Chang: Koh Chang has a more casual vibe than Phuket, popular among backpackers and families. Accommodation options range from low-range beach bungalows to boutique resorts, the island offers family bonding fun activities of swimming, snorkelling, and exploring waterfalls.
    Koh Samui: One of the earliest destinations for Thailand family holidays, Koh Samui is very accessible with most things you’d need for a holiday in place. There are Thailand resorts for party people and there are some for a serene getaway too. Most resorts have kids programs and many family friendly activities to do.
    Thailand family holiday deals will be convenient with the various accommodation options for all budget ranges and all types of travellers. With menus offering the best of international and local dishes. Where you can experience the warmth of Thai hospitality.

    Are there theme parks in family travel destinations in Thailand?

    Thailand is among the best destinations for family travel because of the many family-friendly resorts and hotels in popular destinations. Theme parks are many in Thailand with diverse themes and fun offerings and activities. Family travel with small kids can be fun and safe even on beaches, day trips or educational tours for sightseeing and more.
    A trip with kids to the beaches or a resort town will lead you to water parks or water-based sports and activities. Here are some of the theme parks and water parks and their locations – just to give you some tips and guides in planning your family trip:
    Bangkok: Line Village, a digital theme park of three storeys with characters and animal attractions from the app.; Siam Park City, Asia’s largest water park and the biggest amusement park in Thailand;
    Pathum Thani (central Thailand): Dream World with thrill and gentle rides, shows and activities in your childhood dreams.
    Pattaya: Ramayana Water Park, the biggest water park in Thailand. With more than 50 rides, the fun in this park is not just for the kids, adults too can have their own fun at a pool bar and water volleyball; Cartoon Network Amazone, Water fun meets world-renowned fantasy. Fun rides and activities with Cartoon Network favourite characters.
    Hua Hin: Vana Nava Hua Hin – Wet N Wild in the Water Jungle. With 20 wild water adventures in a lush green setting in Hua Hin beach resort with 5 giant water slides too.
    Cha-am Town, Pehtchaburi: Santorini Park. a re-creation of the white and blue charming Greek town, for great family trips, boutiques, shops and fun rides and activities.

    Are Thai people friendly to foreign travellers?

    Thailand is popularized being the “Land of Smiles” where you encounter smiling people in a friendly atmosphere everywhere you go. World travellers say Thailand is one place where they are not as intimidated striking up a conversation with the locals as in other destinations. Thais are generally shy but they smile at you on the street, especially if your eyes meet, they smile back at you!

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