Get away... with a family backpack
One such, for parents with children aged six and over, is The Imaginative Traveller's Fabulous Thailand tour. Starting with a longtail boat ride through the klongs, or canals, of Bangkok, and continuing to Kanchanburi with more boat rides and a visit to the historic bridge on the River Kwai, it also features two nights in a floating bungalow in the middle of the jungle, plus elephant rides and a trek to stay in a tribal mountain village near Chiang Mai. Departure dates for the 14-night holiday include April 12, July 27 and August 10. The price of pound;520 per person (adult and child) includes arrival transfer, all internal transport and accommodation, all breakfasts, selected other meals and the services of a tour leader. Flights are not included but can be arranged on request. Details: 01473 667337; www.imaginative-traveller.comfamily.