We are planning a group trip to Thailand for three weeks in July/August. We are two families with 3 12 year old daughters and 1 7 year old boy.
We are doing a lot of research in terms of what to visit but there's something that is very difficult to get from guides; how difficult and safe it is to improvise your trip once you are there?
We have travelled a lot through America, Europe and a bit around India (20 years ago). We like to be able to feel our way, extend or shorten our trip depending on what we like. We have found that often we tend to follow different routes from other tourists.
So the question is: would it be safe and feasable to book a vehicle and drive? Will it be possible to improvise, booking hotels just one or two days in advance? And will we be able to find and get into the attractions and tours?
Edit: just to clarify, both families have travelled a lot with kids. It's the India experience what happened a long time ago.