Thailand | Bangkok to Krabi | Family
From Bangkok to Krabi, dazzling temples and brilliant sandy beaches illuminate Thailand on this unforgettable journey
12 days / 11 nights
Activity Level Activity levels are subjective depending on your general level of fitness and your experience; however, all of our trips are self-paced.
Discover the tropical beaches, remarkable royal palaces, incredible ancient ruins, and iconic temples on this adventure in Thailand! Savor a warm welcome and a delicious taste of Thai culture, cuisine, tradition, and scenery on this extraordinary Bangkok to Krabi adventure. During this all-inclusive vacation package, our expert guides introduce you to the most memorable treasures of this Southeast Asia country, from the jungle-clad mountains of Chiang Mai to the sensational flavors of Bangkok on a Chinatown “foodie” tour. View the most dazzling architecture of Sukhothai. Be on the lookout out for gibbons, monkeys, and hornbills as you take a hike through evergreen forests, followed by a refreshing dip below cascading waterfalls. Throughout this exclusive voyage, enjoy the best in regional accommodations as Austin’s signature touch of inspired, thoughtful service invites you to soak in the many surprises and wonders of Thailand.
- Connect with local elephants before learning how to ride and bathe them in a beautiful jungle river
- Introduce your palate to the flavors of Bangkok on a Chinatown “foodie” tour
- Take in the remarkable architecture of Sukhothai, once the capital of Siam
- Be on the lookout for gibbons, monkeys, and hornbills on a hike through the evergreen forests of Khao Yai National Park
- Relax with a refreshing dip at the base of the same waterfall made famous in the movie, “The Beach” featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tilda Swinton
- Paddle on a sea kayak to the famous mangrove forest of Ao Thalane, located in what we consider, the most beautiful bay in Thailand
A few more reasons why you've gotta go:
The food: Besides Pad Thai, Thailand boasts the most fantastic, freshest foods for your taste bud's pleasure!
The traditions: Thailand is the only country in Southeast Asia to have never been colonized by a European power.
The temples: With 95 percent of the population practicing Buddhism, Thailand is home to some of the world's most spectacular temples.
Arrival & Departure
An Austin Adventures representative will meet you upon arrival at the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Upon clearing customs, transportation to the Siam Hotel will be provided. On Day 14 you will be transferred from your Krabi hotel to the Krabi Airport for your flight to Bangkok (routed through Chiang Mai). From Bangkok, connect with your onward flights.
Walking: 1 to 4 hour guided walking excursions to view forests, markets, temples, ruins, national park trails, wildlife, and city splendors.
Biking: 10 to 15 miles on quiet paved back roads/sidewalks or countryside dirt roads with stops at local sites along the way. Surfaces can be uneven and at times a bit bumpy; your guide will demonstrate the technique on how best to handle this terrain.
Sea Kayaking: Half-day paddling excursion to view the mangrove forest called Ao Thalane. Paddling instruction provided, no experience necessary.
Your guides will take the time to explain the details of each activity, answer any questions and demonstrate the use of all equipment. Each activity has been carefully planned to include options for all levels. Most importantly, your guides will help you select the distance that’s right for you.
Welcoming and fun-loving, cultured and historic, tropical and exotic, Thailand radiates a golden hue from its dazzling temples and sandy beaches to the ever-shining Thai smile. Explore Bangkok, the “City of Angels” with its multifaceted personality of air-conditioned mega-malls alongside 200-year-old village homes; glittering Buddhist temples side-by-side with neon-lit restaurants; and slow-moving traffic jams bypassed by long-tail boats plying the royal river. Take a look back in time in the city of Sukhothai (Rising of Happiness), a Kingdom that flourished from the mid-13th century to the late 14th century which was often viewed as the golden age of Thai civilization. Keep an eye out for elephants, gaur, barking deer, gibbons, and hornbills in Thailand’s oldest reserve, Khao Yai National Park. Relax on the white sandy beaches of several of the 150 islands of Krabi, known for its impossibly angular limestone karsts curving along the coast like a giant fortress. Come experience Thailand with the leaders in adventure travel.
The hallmark of an Austin Adventures vacation is our exceptional dining. Meals are included as indicated in the daily itinerary. (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner). Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities are not included in the trip price.
After receiving your reservation and deposit, we’ll send you a pre-trip planner with general information about the area you’ll be visiting, a packing list, exercise guidelines, a guest information questionnaire, and a liability release agreement for you to sign and return within 10 days.
Included in Trip Price
- Double occupancy rooms with private baths.
- All meals as listed in daily detailed itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
- Fully trained, English-speaking professional guides and knowledgeable local partners.
- Bikes, helmets, and other necessary equipment – all safe and well maintained.
- Vehicle support and land transportation during the trip.
- Austin Adventures T-shirt, luggage tags, and luggage service.
- Pre-departure and packing information.
- All entrance fees.
Not Included in Trip Price
- Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities.
- Meals as not designated in the daily itinerary.
- Visa fees and/or visa authorization.
- All internal flights within Thailand.
- Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses.
- Air and land transportation to/from host cities.
- All types of personal insurance.
- Personal expenses.
Activity levels are subjective depending on your general level of fitness and your experience; however, all of our trips are self-paced.1 Easy (1)
Activity levels are subjective depending on your general level of fitness and your experience; however, all of our trips are self-paced.2 Moderately Easy (2)
Southeast Asia Expert
Curtis brings more than 10 years of professional travel experience to Austin Adventures. During this time he has explored some of the world’s most distinctive and culturally rich destinations. Highlights include riding the rails of India, teaching rural health education in the Peruvian Andes, learning to scuba dive in Australia, gorilla trekking in Uganda, mentoring students in Costa Rica, trekking through Asia’s Golden Triangle, exploring Cuba’s countryside by horseback, and learning to tango in Buenos Aires. Curtis’s professional resume includes years on the ground in Southeast Asia supervising a destination management company as well as roles in product development with several of North America’s largest young adult and adventure travel companies. When he’s not traveling, Curtis can be found at home with his family exploring Vermont’s gorgeous Green Mountains.