Family travel is a big and is gaining popularity worldwide, as people now find it indispensable to take time away from work to bond with family members. Asia is fast becoming the ideal playground for such gatherings with its offer of good accessibility, fun-filled activities, rich culture, destinations with myriad attractions, diverse affordable accommodation, scenic landscapes and more.
Service providers in the region, targeting this rapidly growing market segment, are coming up with services and accommodations that are family friendly. Programmes that incorporate leisurely and adventurous activities suitable for both the young and the not so young include relaxing on sandy beaches to a walk with nature, trekking in pristine rainforests to zipping through the jungle metres above the ground, cooking classes and learning local skills – all making Asia such a special place for families to bond and enjoy time together.
Asian Trails has a wide selection of family-oriented tours, alongside a selection of resorts and hotels catering for this market segment. We are also ready to tailor made experiences to meet the requirements of our guests seeking the perfect getaway for their families in our Asia.
Half-Day Eco Tour of Malaysia’s capitals on a Segway
Asian Trials Malaysia is introducing a novel way to discover Malaysia’s two famous cities – the capital Kuala Lumpur and the federal administrative centre Putrajaya– on a Segway. The two-hour tour promises a fun experience, riding on the two-wheeled self-balancing personal transporter to explore the cities’ green side.
The Kuala Lumpur option is to Lake Gardens, also known as Perdana Botanical Gardens, the city’s first large-scale recreational park full of large sculpted and manicured gardens and attractions. The tour to Putrajaya, an ‘Intelligent Garden City’ about 25km from Kuala Lumpur, explores this planned metropolis that emphasises the preservation of its eco-system.
2 Days | 1 Night Exploring the rural side of Myanmar
Myanmar is not only a land of temples and pagodas, but is also one blessed with tranquil rural landscapes that seldom fail to amaze visitors.
Asian Trails Myanmar has designed a programme for guests to experience the country’s green side. Travel past vegetable farms on the way to Htan Taw Chauk village to see its residents at work weaving baskets using sugar palm branches. As betel chewing is popular in Myanmar, a traditional habit since early times, the tour also includes a visit to Ahtet Nyint village to see betel vine farming by the villagers.
A Day in East Bali: Trekking and discovering rich culture
East Bali, with its hidden ‘treasures’, is the setting for Asian Trails Indonesia’s latest full day offering. It includes trekking on Mount Lempuyang, located about 1,175 metres above sea level, visit to the traditional market of Bugbug/Culik and a drive up to Mount Seraya, a volcano, to watch the breath-taking sunrise (subject to weather conditions).
We have also included a walk through Bali’s famous rice fields enroute to Tirta Gangga, a former royal palace famous for its pools, ponds and fountains surrounded by ornate statues and tropical gardens. Cool off with a swim in the royal pools before enjoying lunch.
A 15-Day Journey through the Chinese province of Jiangxi
Jiangxi, a province in southeast China, is a place of pristine beauty with misty mountains, fresh water lakes, rice paddies as well as ancient historical and modern sites to explore. Highlight of any visit here is the ancient city of Jingdezhen, known as China’s ‘Capital of Porcelain’, where ceramics were produced here as early as 1,800 years ago. It is now a national centre for porcelain production.
The 15 days/14 nights Jiangzi tour from Asian Trails China takes you on an amazing journey through the province, visiting ancient palaces, monasteries, local villages and historical sites. A truly unforgettable experience.
Spending a Day with nature in Vietnam’s Son Tra Mountain
Son Tra Mountain or Monkey Mountain is located on Son Tra Peninsula, about 13km from the Vietnamese city of Danang. It is the perfect destination for nature lovers as they can hike across the jungle and spot rare species of wildlife such as the rhesus macaques, and red-shanked douc langurs.
Spend a day with Asian Trails Vietnam in this nature retreat to observe the wildlife and learn about the varied fauna. In the process they could help protect nature and the endangered primates. The tour also contributes to the funding of research into the preservation of the flora and fauna.
Half-Day Cooking Class at Phnom Penh’s Romdeng restaurant
Asian Trails Cambodia makes it all about food for this half-day programme in Phnom Penh, a city known for the variety of its culinary offerings. The venue for this tour is the renowned restaurant Romdeng, famed for serving the true taste of Cambodia with its creative cuisine from traditional recipes.
The experience starts around noon when you join Romden’s kitchen team for a full session of cooking three chosen dishes and a cocktail of your choice. We guarantee lots of fun as you learn the art of cooking some of the best authentic dishes in Cambodia.
2 Days | 1 Night Luang Say Cruise along the Mekong
A 2-day leisurely cruise down the Mekong in a luxury river boat with Luang Say Cruise is the exciting customised programme from Asian Trials Laos. This is a unique cultural journey, discovering the lifestyle of ethnic minorities and their fine craftsmanship while enjoying nature along the way.
Explore Houay Xai (also Huay xai, Houei Sai), capital of Bokeo province, and sail to the hilltribe village of Baw to watch the traditional process of making Lao whiskey. Arrive at Luang Say Lodge for the night stay in a luxurious bungalow along the river in time to watch the spectacular fiery sunset.