Family Fun in Laos and Thailand

Luang Prabang, Bangkok, Khao Sok, Koh Lanta
12 nights private tour from $6,500 per person

This is a wonderfully varied trip through Laos and Thailand. Take in the sleepy streets of Luang Prabang, relax at a family-friendly resort in Bangkok and discover the beach in Koh Lanta – not forgetting the all-important elephant trekking in Khao Sok National Park. This Thailand family tour is ideal for the December and March school vacations.

Family fun in Laos and Thailand
At a glance
  • This is an easy going but adventurous family friendly journey from Laos to Thailand, taking in some incredible activities that are ideal for active children. Starting in Luang Prabang, Laos' undisputed highlight, the journey continues to Bangkok, Khao Sok and Koh Lanta in Thailand.

  • Stay at a luxury tented camp in Khao Sok, one of the world's oldest rainforests

  • Cycle your way around Luang Prabang, one of Asia's finest historic cities that's flanked by glorious rivers and mountain scenery

  • Enjoy canoeing, trekking and spending time with elephants in a wonderful and non-invasive way

Journey highlights
  • This is an easy going but adventurous family friendly journey from Laos to Thailand, taking in some incredible activities that are ideal for active children. Starting in Luang Prabang, Laos' undisputed highlight, the journey continues to Bangkok, Khao Sok and Koh Lanta in Thailand.

  • Stay at a luxury tented camp in Khao Sok, one of the world's oldest rainforests

  • Cycle your way around Luang Prabang, one of Asia's finest historic cities that's flanked by glorious rivers and mountain scenery

  • Enjoy canoeing, trekking and spending time with elephants in a wonderful and non-invasive way

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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On west coast there is a tropical climate. The driest months to visit are December to March. November and April are also good months to visit and you may get some rain, although it is outside of the monsoon season. May to October is the monsoon with downpours occurring once or twice a day, rather than constant rain.

November to April is the best time to visit Laos and Bangkok with dry and warm weather, with March and April being the hottest months. October and May are also good months to visit with only a bit of rain. July to September are the wettest months.

Itinerary

Day 1-4

Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang is a fantastic introduction to Indochina, with peaceful streets that are easy to navigate on foot or by bicycle. It's a wonderful family option, picturesque and cultural with lots of fun activities and friendly locals. While you are here we suggest you embark on a day tour with your Laotian guide, for a local’s perspective on the wonderful history of the town. Visit the gold tiled Royal Palace, the breath in the incense infused atmosphere inside Wat Xieng Thong and learn about the astonishing diversity of Lao culture in the diminutive Ethnology Center. We also suggest you take a day to relax at Kuang Si waterfall. Visit the Sun Bear Sanctuary where these adorable native bears live having been rescued from poachers or loggers, and walk up to the falls, passing levels of inviting blue pools, fringed with tropical plants and offering a variety of depths, perfect for wading or there are also platforms and trees for adventurous types to jump from into the deep water below. Children will love hearing the tale of the Golden Deer, and active teens will enjoy the challenging scramble up to the top of the main cascade, where you can watch the water fall away beneath your feet.

Accommodation: Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao ( 3 nights )
Day 4-7

Khao Sok, Thailand

Next stop is a short flight to Phuket, and a scenic three-hour drive north to the Khao Sok National Park, one of Thailand’s last remaining areas of primary rainforest and home to Elephant Hills, a firm Scott Dunn favorite.  Elephant Hills is the most wonderful tented jungle camp that offers canoeing, trekking, river cruises and of course humane and authentic elephant experiences that are perfect for families. Please be aware that the minimum age here is 4 years old, and children under the age of 7 will not be able to spend a night at the lake camp but will need to stay at the rainforest camp for the duration of their stay.

Accommodation: Elephant Hills Tented Camp ( 3 nights )
Day 7-11

Koh Lanta, Thailand

From Elephant Hills you will be driven south to the pier where you will embark on a one hour boat journey to the sandy shores of Koh Lanta where you will spend the remainder of your trip relaxing on the beach. We recommend the Pimalai, one of our favorite family friendly hotels on this magnificent island. From its hilltop position you have wonderful views of the bay and the resort has luxurious rooms, facilities and a flawless service to match. If you are still after some activity, there is plenty to be found. Take a kayak out to explore the island from the sea, try your hand at windsurfing or explore the underwater life with some fabulous snorkeling and diving opportunities. Back on land you can take a cooking class or borrow a bike and head off around the island. Or of course, while the kids are busy exploring, just lie on the sandy beach with a good book and a drink in hand.

Accommodation: Pimalai Resort & Spa ( 4 nights )
Fly home from Koh Lanta, Thailand
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

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  • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
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June 2024 $6,500 $1,600 plan your trip
July 2024 $6,500 $1,600 plan your trip
August 2024 $6,500 $1,600 plan your trip
September 2024 $6,500 $1,600 plan your trip
October 2024 $7,400 $1,900 plan your trip
November 2024 $8,400 $2,100 plan your trip
December 2024 $8,400 $2,100 plan your trip
January 2025 $8,400 $2,100 plan your trip
February 2025 $8,400 $2,100 plan your trip
March 2025 $8,400 $2,100 plan your trip
April 2025 $8,400 $2,100 plan your trip
May 2025 $6,500 $1,600 plan your trip
  • June 2024
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,500
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    $1,600
  • July 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,500
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
  • August 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,500
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
  • September 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,500
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
  • October 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $7,400
    Deposit from*
    $1,900
  • November 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $8,400
    Deposit from*
    $2,100
  • December 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $8,400
    Deposit from*
    $2,100
  • January 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $8,400
    Deposit from*
    $2,100
  • February 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $8,400
    Deposit from*
    $2,100
  • March 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $8,400
    Deposit from*
    $2,100
  • April 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $8,400
    Deposit from*
    $2,100
  • May 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,500
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
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Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

On west coast there is a tropical climate. The driest months to visit are December to March. November and April are also good months to visit and you may get some rain, although it is outside of the monsoon season. May to October is the monsoon with downpours occurring once or twice a day, rather than constant rain.

November to April is the best time to visit Laos and Bangkok with dry and warm weather, with March and April being the hottest months. October and May are also good months to visit with only a bit of rain. July to September are the wettest months.

Family Fun in Laos and Thailand
Family Fun in Laos and Thailand

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely personalized to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation.

Plan your trip

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