The Shaedel Family came to us hoping to find a custom trip to Thailand for 2 birthdays, Christmas, and New Years - big shoes to fill! Luckily, Thailand is the place to go if you need a destination to satisfy everyone - especially 3 young ones aged 8, 6, and 6!
Here's what the Schaedel Family said when asked why they decided to travel with Wildland:
"Initially, our interest was drawn by your creative itinerary and reputation in respected publications like NG traveler. What made me book through you was the thoughtful, responsive and creative effort put forth by Kelsey. She is a gem and made the trip special. I have never before used a travel agent outside of the 'high street' variety and never thought I would but the experience we had was incredible."
The Schaedel's started their trip in the south with some relaxation time at Koh Yao Noi. From there, they stepped straight from the jetty of the hotel to the deck of a chartered catamaran which they sailed around the Andaman Sea - exploring rarely visited coves, snorkeling, and kayaking. Santa even found his way to the sailboat!
Straight from the beaches to the jungles of the North the Schaedel's flew into the Golden Triangle - where Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos meet. They stayed at the Anantara Elephant Camp (one of our favorite hotels in SE Asia) and spent the big birthday day learning the art of being a mahout and even eating a special birthday breakfast with the baby elephants!
They finished their trip in Bangkok where they celebrated the New Year from the river - after an exciting boys vs girls tuktuk race across Bangkok! Not a bad way to bid farewell to 2015 and welcome 2016.