Thailand is, understandably, one of the best holiday spots in South East Asia. It’s a country with a wide variety of activities and sights, keeping its visitors entertained for days – thus explaining the booming Thailand tourism business. However, many travellers believe that Thailand cannot be explored with your family.
Let’s put that myth to a rest. Thailand is also one of the more family-friendly destinations in the world. If you are planning to book your next holiday, why not make it a Thailand family vacation
A lot of Thailand tour packages are designed in such a way that the best sights to see and things to do are family friendly. If you are on your way to planning one, here are a few tips which can make your Thailand family vacation a blast for everyone
Although Thailand is one of those countries where you can go almost any time of the year and still have fun, some months are just better, especially with your family. You might want to avoid the monsoon season (between July to October), especially if you are travelling with kids. November to early April is a good time, when the weather is pleasant, giving you a chance to explore the beaches.
There is always a risk of disease when travelling to an unknown country. Ensure your entire family is equipped with over-the-counter medications, which may be difficult to get in Thailand. Hepatitis A and Typhoid vaccines are most important when visiting Thailand as the risk of infection through contaminated food or water are high.
Thailand is known for its delicious street food. A lot of locals hardly cook as street food is extremely economical and sets your palates on fire. If you’re a foodie, you should definitely give the various options available a try. Since the food is not overly spicy, kids can enjoy the fresh food that is served in restaurants as well as in the kiosks on the streets.
Travelling in Thailand is relatively easy as there are a good number of tuk-tuks, trains and taxis available, for short and long journeys.
Be it travelling with your elders or your kids, make sure you alternate between hectic days and relaxing days. This way you get a chance to see the best that Thailand has to offer without exertion.
If you are in Thailand, you have to see the beaches. The country’s spectacular beaches always feature among the top places to visit in Thailand. Be it a solo holiday or a family trip, a kayaking trip around the pristine beaches of Koh Phi Phi should be on your list of things to do. If you and your family are keen on diving, visit the Bida Islands for shallow bays, where novice divers and smaller kids can try diving. If you are on the beaches of Phuket, make sure you plan a banana boat ride, which is fun for kids and adults, alike.
Thailand is one of the best places where your kids can get acquainted with nature. Plan a trip to the Khao Yai National Park was the first national park in the country with an estimated 300 species of birds in addition to other land animals. One of the best places to visit in Thailand is the Mahawangchang Elephant camp, where you and your kids can take an elephant ride, bathe the pachyderms and even head for a bamboo boat ride.
Shopping can become an addiction when touring Thailand. A visit to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar are a part of most Thailand tour packages. Plan your shopping at the end of the trip so that you don’t have to carry all your goodies while you are travelling. Family vacations are supposed to be fun, without the stress of things going haywire. If you are planning one, speak to SOTC who can cater a fun Thailand family vacation and help you with your flights, accommodations and prepare a special list of all the things that you can do with your family.