Tis’ the season to start planning your upcoming holiday and 2018 holidays. Take a trip that brings you closer to your brood and includes cultural fun for all with these recommendations from Lightfoot Travel. From bug spotting in Borneo to cuddling an elephant in Thailand, you will want to check this out! Happy bonding!
Borneo is great for families who love adventure, wildlife… and a bit of dirt! Don’t miss the spectacular Tree Top Canopy Walkway which is suspended 30-meters above the ground on strong boardwalks. Tours usually take place with a guide and are perfect for children who love searching for bizarre plants, birds, and hairy millipedes. There’s also the option to float downstream on a giant rubber tyre, which is a welcome alternative for those not feeling quite so energetic!
Where To Stay: Borneo Rainforest Lodge is a lovely jungle escape, surrounded by wildlife and offering a cosy feel.
Flying in Siem Reap, Cambodia may boast one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, but Angkor’s dense forest also provides one of the best zipline experiences. Flight of the Gibbon Angkor is located inside the Angkor protected area and the course includes 10 ziplines, 21 treetop platforms, four skybridges and an abseil finish. It takes a bit of bravery, but it’s tonnes of fun, and mums and dads definitely deserve to dive into the cocktails afterwards!
Where To Stay: Belmond La Residence D’Angkor is a riverside haven combining traditional style with contemporary sophistication and the ideal base for exploring Angkor.
Adults and children alike cannot fail to love getting up close to some of the most magnificent creatures on Earth. At Anantara’s Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort in Thailand’s Chiang Rai, you can watch elephants as they roam in their natural habitat, feed them and bathe them under the watchful eyes of expert guides, and learn fascinating facts about biology, behaviour and conservation. Warning: your kids may request an elephant for Christmas.
Where To Stay: Anantara’s Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort offers stunning views, landscaped gardens and top-notch amenities.
Why have one family adventure when you can have three? For a guaranteed good night’s sleep, start the day with a bike ride departing from Inle lake in Myanmar which leads you onto forest tracks and narrow paths submerged within flowerbeds; next, set off on a boat ride, sailing into the rice paddies and floating villages; after lunch, try a spot of kayaking among the misty waters, stilted houses and tomato gardens. Tours can be arranged.
Where To Stay: Make Villa Inle Lake Resort & Spa your sanctuary.
Ubud, Bali just brings out creativity. Along with ambling through paddy fields, visiting temples and sampling the local foodie delights, there are numerous arts and crafts centers available teaching the likes of painting, mask-making, ceramics and sculpture.
Where To Stay: Uma Ubud is a fabulous haven for families, situated right on the doorstep of buzzy Ubud, yet surround by peace and nature.