Family Adventure by Bike and Boat
Bespoke Holiday Itinerary / Experience Tour

Info : Family Adventure by Bike and Boat

This tour is a fantastic way for adventurous families to experience Thailand from a different perspective. We would particularly recommend it for families with teenage children who wish to travel between late October and May (including Christmas and Easter holidays).

Taking in the street food stalls of Bangkok on foot you’ll then leave the city by bicycle exploring rural Thailand. The River Kwai and the Ancient temples of Ayutthaya are enjoyed on bicycle at a gentle pace. The second part of the holiday takes you south to Phuket where you’ll board a 5 cabin teakwood sailing boat for 4 days exploring the nooks and crannies of Phang Nga Bay. Whilst there is some adventure on this tour it will be relatively light and there will  also be time to relax in a hotel resort on either sleepy Koh Lanta or bustling Phuket before flying home.


  • Learn about Thai food and culture on a walking tour of Bangkok.
  • Cycle through rural countryside and in Kanchanburi province.
  • See the world-renowned Bridge Over the River Kwai
  • Explore “Venice of the East” - the ancient city of Ayutthaya
  • Enjoy sunsets and stargazing spending 3 nights out on Phang Nga Bay.
  • Snorkel and swim in the crystal clear waters of Phang Nga.
  • Relax on the white sand beaches of Krabi, Phi Phi, Phuket/Koh Lanta.

Cycle Element

This tour incorporates 4 days cycling; details of the difficulty level are as follows.

Tour Profile: This four day ride through Central Thailand consists of 120km altogether, and four full cycling days. Primarily flat terrain, each day covers around 30km. Relaxed distances and fantastic sightseeing make this a great tour choice for families with children.

Suitability: Bike riders with all levels of experience will find this trip comfortable and enjoyable.

Trail Conditions: The tour consists of predominantly high quality road surfaces and dirt tracks over flat terrain.

Pricing & Inclusions

Please call us on 020 7924 7133 for detailed costings or click here for a guide on our pricing policy. At Experience Travel Group we always have a range of fantastic special offers for holidays in Thailand. 


Your personalised quotation with Experience Travel Group will include:

  • International Flights (which can be omitted from your quotation if you prefer)
  • Accommodation as described
  • Privately guided tours and transfers
  • Original Experience Travel Group "Signature" experiences
  • Full financial protection (full ABTA and ATOL bonding)
  • Meals as described
  • 24 hour in-country backup whilst away
  • Your own dedicated travel expert in the UK

For more on our pricing policy read here.

Day-to-Day Itinerary : Family Adventure by Bike and Boat

Day 1  Depart the UK

Depart the UK on your overnight flight to BangkokDay 2  Bangkok

Day 2  Bangkok

Arrive in Bangkok where your guide and driver will meet you and transfer you to your 2 bed suite at Chatrium hotel. Check in and the rest of the day is free to acclimatize.

Day 3 & 4  Bangkok

Two full days in Bangkok, your guide will show you the sights. You will have half a day with the guide tailored specifically to your family’s interests, whether you want to see The Grand Palace, explore the markets or just learn how to haggle and ride the public transport system, your guide will show you the ropes. On the second day you’ll take a tour based around food, your guide will show you how the locals eat on a walking tour through the back roads of city and you’ll get to see aside of Bangkok that many tourists miss.

Day 5  Bangkok to Kanchanaburi 

Today you begin the cycle part of your tour. Heading south from Bangkok, you will explore the floating markets at Damnoen Nam Saduak, with their colourful wares. Boarding a long-tail boat, the tour continues across the water, winding through intricate canals. A quick stop at a riverside temple is followed by a wonderful bike ride through orchards and plantations. Be charmed by the quintessential temples along the tranquil country roads, and try to resist the temptation to pluck ripe guava, pomelo, and lychee from the plantations as you pass by. A riverside restaurant lunch break is followed by a gorgeous 13km trail through verdant Thai vegetation. A vehicle transfer will then lead you to the hotel at Kanchanaburi.

 32KM ride

Day 6  Kanchanaburi

Following breakfast, wander through the town and see the local highlights - the cemetery, war museum, and of course the famous Bridge over the River Kwai. A ride along the Death Railway is next on the list, followed by the Kraset caves where you stop for lunch. The bike ride leads to Wat Prasat Muang Sing, passing teak plantations and charming villages along the way. An important Khmer trading point by the Kwai Noi River, Wat Prasat Muang Sing is now a park and museum, and there is ample time to explore it. A car will take you to your hotel by the riverside.

30km Ride

Day 7  Kanchanaburi to Ayutthaya

Enjoy a relaxed hotel breakfast and set off to explore the fascinating province of Kanchanaburi. A highlight is crossing the wooden suspension bridge along the trail to Sai Yok Noi waterfall. Dip your feet in or take a swim, then enjoy lunch nearby. A car transfer leads you to Ayutthaya, Siam’s magnificent former capital. Right on the riverbanks of the Chao Phraya, you can explore the “Venice of the East” before enjoying dinner at your leisure - your guide can offer recommendations.

 30km Ride

Day 8  Ayutthaya to Bangkok

If you are happy to rise early then you can enjoy a temple tour starting at 6am. A highlight is alms giving to the local Thai monks, a gesture that Buddhists practice traditionally. Breakfast at the hotel is followed by extensive exploration of the glorious remains from the Ayutthaya Empire. Take a photo at Wat Phra Mahathat, where the world-renowned Buddha’s head is wrapped in tree roots, then continue to the old palace. Leaving the site behind, ride through country paths along the Chao Phraya River, ending at Bang-Pa In, King Chuladom’s prized former summer palace. After lunch and a palace visit, you will head back to vibrant Bangkok and board an evening flight to Phuket (accommodation in Phuket TBC).  

 28km Ride

Day 9  Suwan Macha boat on Phang Nga Bay ( Saturday)

You’ll be picked up from your hotel today around lunch time for your transfer to the pier where you will board the Suwan Macha boat and begin your 4 day cruise. The boat departs at 2pm and sets sail out towards Phang Nga Bay. This afternoon you’ll get to see the famous James Bond Island, the location for the film The Man With The Golden Gun. The boat drops anchor on the bay in time for sunset, dinner will be served on board and you will sleep overnight in your comfortable cabin.

Day 10  Suwan Macha boat on Phang Nga Bay

After breakfast on deck you’ll sail out towards Krabi. En route there will be a stop at the sea village where you have the option to board a small boat for a journey through mangroves and lagoons.

In the afternoon you can swim/snorkel in the crystal clear waters near Krabi or simply relax on a secluded beach. Enjoy another sunset across the bay before a delicious Thai dinner is served on board.

Day 11  Suwan Macha boat on Phang Nga Bay

Sail slowly through the islands and limestone karsts that dot the sea between Krabi and Phi Phi. Lots of time is available to snorkel and swim today en route to Phi Phi, on arrival you’ll be able to disembark the boat and explore. Enjoy dinner and stargazing back onboard.

Day 12  Suwan Macha boat on Phang Nga Bay

This morning there is chance to explore Maya Bay cave, famous as the location of the 2000 Danny Boyle/Leonardo De Caprio film adaptation of the cult book “The Beach”.  After lunch on Phi Phi you’ll leave the boat and transfer to Koh Lanta or Phuket by ferry where you will transfer back to your hotel.

Day 13 – 16  Koh Lanta or Phuket

Depending on your preference (for a sleepy or busy island) you will spend 4 nights on Koh Lanta or Phuket following your boat adventure. There will be plenty of fun family time, relaxing around a lovely resort, splashing around in the pool or enjoying the beach. If you like to have the option of shopping and nightlife we’d recommend Phuket, if you’d prefer a quiet unspoilt location then Koh Lanta will be for you.  The guide pricing for this tour included 4 nights in a Mandara House at Sri Lanta with an option to upgrade to a Beach House. 

Day 16  FLY home

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Enhance your Experience+

For the ultimate beach experience, upgrade to a Beach House at Sri Lanta. A 2 storey house located on the beachfront. 

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