Enjoy a safe trip with your family
Thailand with Kids
Is Thailand a holiday destination for families? Yes, take a look...
- Bangkok, Thailand
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Updated on September 23, 2020
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Thailand is family-friendly because Thais love kids. The family is an essential pillar in Thai society and children are the greatest wealth. You will feel welcome, comfortable.
Besides, Thailand is a modern country with all the services you may need during the trip and alternatives for different travel styles.
Obviously, you have to keep in mind that this is a tropical country with its own distinct culture.
» The best time goes from November to mid-February.
» Traveling with kids we would only rule out the months of March and April (if possible) due to the strong heat, it is the Thai summer.
» In May the heat continues but the first monsoon rains come.
» From June to October is the wet season, when nature is splendid and the rice paddies are beautiful. It is necessary to adapt the itinerary and the activities, but it is cheaper and also incredible.
It depends on several factors but, in our opinion, northern Thailand is the best place for nature-related activities with kids, as well as to meet the hospitable Thai people and make new friends from a very different culture.
The southern beaches are great for families, both the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. To choose the best one, you must consider the season in which you plan to travel, the available time and the budget, among other things.
Let’s look at three categories:
» Places to visit ‘Thai Style’: some fun temples for kids, several historical sites by bike, parks like Lumpini in Bangkok, the Snake Farm also in Bangkok, the must-see visit to an elephant camp, hot springs and other places.
» Places to visit ‘International Style’: Oceanariums and zoos, water parks, a wax museum, children’s parks, etc.
» Active tourism: Cookery courses, swimming, diving, kayaking, parasailing, indoor surfing, biking, hiking, flying in the forest canopy, visiting the hill tribes, etc.
Thailand is a safe country, always in relative terms and with the same necessary precautions as in absolutely all trips abroad. Be careful when handling money and the passports, with the consumption of water and food, when travelling by car and when hiring services. Finally, make sure you get good travel insurance and update the weather forecast before starting the trip.
Obviously, it’s a subjective appreciation, but in our opinion, Thailand isn’t an expensive country. To give some references:
There are accommodations for all budgets, even modern hotels well equipped with shared rooms.
For transfers, there are low-cost airlines, the train is quite economic and the bus is cheap. Neither the ferries to the islands are expensive.
The food is very affordable, you can have lunch or dinner from USD 3 or 4 in a food court of a mall or in a street market. Of course, if you feel like a Japanese menu, a carbonara pizza or a dish that comes with fish, then it will increase the price.
Alcohol has a higher price, by withstanding heavy taxes. A can of beer on the Seven11 costs between USD 1.5 and 2.5.
Logically there are remarkable variations according to the season and if the destination is fashionable or there is an important celebration.
Visit the doctor or the Health authority at least 4-6 weeks before the start of the trip so that the vaccines that can be administered to take effect.
To get a first idea, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend:
» For all travellers: Measles vaccine, in addition to the routine vaccines. Make sure that you are up-to-date.
» For most travellers: Hepatitis A and Typhoid.
» For some travellers: Cholera, Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis, Malaria and Rabies.
Besides, as a mandatory vaccine, a Certificate of Vaccination against Yellow Fever will be required if you come to Thailand from some countries of Central/South America or sub-Saharan Africa.
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