Indonesia    06.04.2024    Transindus

Summer holidays are the most cherished time for families, providing a precious opportunity to escape the daily grind, unwind, and create lasting memories together. And what better way to make the most of this valuable time than by embarking on an unforgettable family adventure in Asia? With its diverse cultures, breathtaking landscapes, and vibrant traditions, Asia offers the whole family a perfect blend of education and entertainment. From exploring ancient temples and historical sites to immersing in vibrant local markets and indulging in mouthwatering cuisines, Asia promises an enriching experience that bonds families while sparking curiosity and learning. So, pack your bags, leave work behind, and embark on a summer holiday to ignite the spirit of adventure and create lifelong connections.

Here are some of our favourites:


1) Bali, Indonesia

One of Asia's most popular family destinations, Indonesia offers endless possibilities to suit every budget. Start your adventure in Bali, where you can relax on beautiful beaches, visit ancient temples, and enjoy thrilling water sports. Explore the vibrant markets of Ubud, interact with playful monkeys in the Monkey Forest, and learn about traditional Balinese arts and crafts. For a unique experience, head for a volcano's rim or a cruise to the island of Komodo and witness the mighty Komodo dragons up close. Enjoy snorkelling in the pristine waters of the Gili Islands or go on a family-friendly hike in the lush landscapes of Lombok. With its diverse culture, natural beauty, and warm hospitality, Indonesia promises an incredible family vacation.

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2) Vietnam

With its rich history, stunning landscapes, and warm hospitality, Vietnam is a perfect destination for unforgettable family holidays. From the bustling streets of Hanoi to the serene beauty of Halong Bay, Vietnam offers a diverse range of experiences for every family member. Explore ancient temples, cruise along the Mekong Delta, or cycle through picturesque rice fields. Immerse yourselves in the vibrant local culture, sample delicious street food, and create lasting memories as you discover the wonders of this beautiful country together. Exploring the historic sites of Ho Chi Minh City or enjoying the sandy beaches of Nha Trang, Vietnam, will surely provide an incredible adventure that will bring your family closer and leave you with cherished memories for years to come.

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3) Thailand

The well-established family holiday destination, Begin your Thai adventure in buzzing Bangkok, exploring vibrant markets and iconic temples like Wat Arun and cruising the Chao Phraya River. Kids will be enchanted by bustling street vendors and colourful tuk-tuks zipping around the city. For cultural immersion, head north to Chiang Mai for ancient temples and a market where you can enjoy family-friendly treks through lush jungles, elephant sanctuaries, and Thai cooking classes. No Thai family vacation is complete without downtime on one of Thailand's fantastic island beach islands like Phuket or Krabi, where you can sunbathe, snorkel, and explore limestone cliffs. Visit Ayutthaya for a historical twist, exploring ancient ruins and Thailand's rich heritage. Thailand offers numerous family-friendly resorts with dedicated kids' clubs and mouthwatering Thai cuisine for all tastes. Thailand's warm climate and diverse activities ensure an unforgettable family holiday with cherished memories.

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4) Borneo & Malaysia

Malaysia is a melting pot of Far Eastern and South Asian cultures, beautifully blended with modern cities and timeless tribal communities. It offers a genuinely multi-faceted experience for the whole family, with food from across Asia in one place. Malaysia's primaeval jungle reserves and sacred tropical mountains offer truly distinctive Biospheres and eco-friendly experiences, from seeking out orangutans, our closest cousins, to proboscis monkeys and pigmy elephants amid the rainforests of Borneo's Sarawak and Sabah to relaxing on the coral-edged shores of its beautiful island resort, where you can fly-and-flop in complete luxury. 

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5) India, Himachal, Shimla

India's enchanting Hill Stations of Shimla and Dharamsala and the serene landscapes of Himachal, Darjeeling and Assam beckon families for luxurious and relaxing summer holidays. Nestled amidst majestic Himalayan peaks, these havens blend nature, culture, and wildlife seamlessly. Eco-resorts offer serene retreats amidst national reserves, inviting walks among the world's highest mountains and thrilling wildlife safaris to spot elephants, rhinos, and exotic species. Restored lodges and Tea Bungalows steeped in history provide an evocative backdrop to explore India's ancient temples, palaces, and UNESCO World Heritage sites. Interactive experiences abound, from spice discovery to textile workshops and farm stays where children learn to churn butter and immerse in local culture. With personalized service and child-friendly amenities, luxury family holidays in India promise cherished memories amidst unparalleled beauty.

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6) Sri Lanka

A lush tropical Island destination, Sri Lanka has so much to offer if you're travelling with children of all ages. The East Coast is ideal for dependably dry and sunny weather with temperatures on par with the Mediterranean and stunning beaches. A wide range of family-friendly experiences will linger in the memory long after the tans have faded, including whale watching and turtle breeding to elephant trekking. If your young ones enjoy learning experiences, there are great opportunities for cooking, textile and craft classes. We have a selection of itineraries that are perfect for families. Alternatively, contact our team to design a bespoke holiday to suit your clan down to a T.

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7) Nepal

Nepal's Kathmandu Valley is an incredible destination teeming with UNESCO World Heritage Sites for families with teenagers, providing a fascinating glimpse into the country's rich cultural heritage. This journey isn't just about sightseeing; it's about immersing yourselves in Nepali culture and connecting with local communities. Experience village life, stay in homestays, and interact with friendly locals to understand their way of life. Through shared meals and festive celebrations, you'll forge lasting bonds and create cherished memories as a family. Nepal's breathtaking landscapes offer endless opportunities for adventure seekers. The towering Himalayan peaks are perfect for outdoor activities for all fitness levels. Consider family-friendly treks where your teens can marvel at stunning mountain views and experience Nepali hospitality in cosy teahouses. Nepal's lush National Parks, such as Chitwan and Bardia, offer thrilling wildlife safaris where you can spot rare animals like rhinos, tigers, and elephants. Amidst the diverse flora and fauna, your family will create unforgettable memories of encountering wildlife in their natural habitat.

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8) Singapore

The exotic, exciting, and vibrant island city-state of Singapore is a perfect holiday destination for people of all ages, especially if it's your first venture into Asia with family in tow! Its clean, safe environment guarantees worry-free holidays, a perfect blend of adventure and luxurious comfort, with world-class activities, grand museums, gardens, and diverse dining. Whether you indulge in street food, water park thrills, or culture, Singapore promises cherished memories and deeper insights into its vibrant city life. Sentosa Island offers water parks and pristine beaches, and the S.E.A. Aquarium ignites a love for marine life. Discover Singapore's culture through temple visits, like the Sri Mariamman Temple in Chinatown or secure a bargain in one of the city's Grand Malls. The one thing you can be sure of is that Singapore promises cherished memories and profound insights into a truly multicultural society.

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9) Japan

An iconic family holiday in Japan is a discovery of places where robots coexist with deer parks and where tradition meets innovation. It is an unforgettable experience for all family members. Witness modernity alongside samurai history and the unique Geisha culture. Enjoy outdoor adventures like skiing in Hokkaido or bathing in thermal springs in Kumano Kodo. Highly efficient transportation systems like the high-speed Shinkansen Railways to the safe environs of Japan ensure safety and convenience for families. Studio Ghibli, Universal Studio and numerous other theme parks offer wonderful distractions for younger children. At the same time, authentic Japanese food experiences, such as bathhouses and robotic cafés, keep older family members engaged. Shopaholics in Japan are a paradise with markets offering unique products.

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10) South Korea

South Korea blends futuristic cities and ancient temples with unique experiences like robotic cafés and anime, offering exhilarating family holidays. Its vibrant tapestry of culture, history, and modernity makes it an ideal destination. Kickstart your adventure in Seoul, where iconic landmarks like Gyeongbokgung Palace and N Seoul Tower await exploration. The Changing of the Guard ceremony can enthral children while teens enjoy panoramic views from N Seoul Tower's observation decks. Head to Everland Resort near Seoul, boasting one of the world's largest theme parks, for an adrenaline rush. Families can indulge in thrilling rides, captivating shows, and a safari at Everland Zoo. Dive deeper into Korean culture by dressing up in Hanbok costumes and exploring the traditional village of Buckhorn Hanok. Wrap up your journey with a visit to the DMZ, offering insight into Korea's history and geopolitical tensions. Don't forget to Savor South Korea's diverse food culture, from Savory Korean barbecue to spicy kimchi, adding a flavourful dimension to your family adventure.

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