You’ll notice it the minute you get off a plane in Southeast Asia – people here love kids! They are very accommodating to small and big kids alike, which makes this a great family holiday destination. Another great advantage of Southeast Asia is that you can opt for a modern and fast-paced city or a slow and steady beach vacation; all a short plane ride away from each other.
Here are some of our favourite family-friendly destinations in the area:
Mekong Delta, Vietnam: This is the home of rivers, swamps and islands, with huge floating markets and rice paddies as far as the eye can see. And nature here is stunning! There are several great ways to get to know this area, even if it’s just a part of it. But our favourite is probably the Mekong tour by speed boat. Not only will you enjoy a great boat ride from Saigon to the Mekong Delta, but you’ll also experience the real live on and around the Mekong Delta, with visits to floating markets, the watery expanses of the Delta of Nine Dragons, visiting a farm and much more!
Yangon, Myanmar: Myanmar is a great place for you to explore with kids – it’s safe and people are very child friendly. And besides all the culture, temples and monasteries there is still a lot of fun things to discover for the kids too. Check out this train journey around Yangon. Did you know this train carries 15,000 to 20,000 people a day? On this three hours ride on board Yangon’s circular train, you’ll have fun encounters with local people. Your kids will be intrigued by everything that happens in and outside the train.
Koh Samui, Thailand: The land of smiles and amazing beaches. Obviously, this will be a heaven for everyone who loves to relax or enjoy water sports. One of the great places to go to is Koh Samui, an island that is famous for its palm-fringed beaches, mountainous rainforest and also the beautiful underwater world. If you love the underwater world, than this sightseeing and snorkelling tour at Koh Tan is something for you! A long-tail boat will bring you around the island and give you the opportunity to explore the amazing corals and exotic marine life!
Siem Reap, Cambodia: For kids, Angkor Wat can quickly feel like a load of temples that all look alike. But what if you could explore it while experiencing the life as it currently is in Angkor Wat? On this tour, Akim has connected the must-sees of Angkor with her life in one of the monastery’s, on the site of the majestic Angkor, where she grew up. And all this will be done while driving from place A to B on the back of a beautiful Vespa! Can it get any more exciting than this?
Bolaven Plateau, Laos: If your kids love animals and nature, than this is the place to be. Join us for this 4 days Coffee and Culture, where you’ll visit a coffee farm and see the beautiful Wat Phu temple.
Another great place to go to with kids is Singapore – did you know we now offer excellent hotels on our website? Go and explore this amazing, little country and find out what it has to offer!
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