Family Adventures

My dad always told me, “Do what you know and love.” Well, what we now know and love is family travel. Not only have Callie and Couper grown up in Cambodia exploring this amazing region with me, but our tour consultants have all traveled with their kids to Southeast Asia and we believe in the joy of traveling with children and getting to see the world through their eyes.

Don’t get me wrong though, while we know the joy, we most definitely know the pain. When a luggage cart fell on Callie’s head we got all the details on how to find a pediatrician in Hanoi. When Couper just couldn’t go on without ice cream, we found the best ice cream parlour in Saigon. And when the kids threw up their hands in defeat after multiple temple visits and history lessons, we diverted to the amazing Koh Phi Phi Island Resort with a water slide in the pool and all was forgiven.

We know kids and we know family travel, and whether it’s a special mother-daughter trip, or a multigenerational Christmas bonanza we can plan it for you and make it the trip of a lifetime for everyone!

– Andrea Ross, mom, founder and CEO

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Cambodia Highlights

Cambodia Highlights – Green Season Special

Country: Cambodia

15 Days | $2,215

Cambodia has a lot more to show for itself than just temples, and witnessing everything the country has to offer during the "green season" (May - October) is an adventurous and affordable way to get a glimpse of life in this fascinating country with few other travelers around. From the bustling capital with its tree-lined boulevards, to visiting the amazing 4 Rivers Ecolodge and eating pepper crab on a deserted beach… With this itinerary, we can guarantee you’ll love the temples, but we can’t guarantee they’ll be the highlight of your trip.

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Family travels in Cambodia

Classic Family Cambodia Tour

Country: Cambodia

14 Days | $6,010

If you and your family are ready to fall in love with Cambodia, take this tour throughout the highlights of this incredible country. Enjoy the city and shopping in Phnom Penh, discover the wonders of the Angkor temples, and relax on the beaches in the south.

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Family vacations in Laos

Classic Family Laos Tour

Country: Laos

9 Days | $9,860

You will kayak, explore caves, swim in waterfalls and ride on elephants through the stunning Laos scenery. Get to know the friendly local people and visit the elementary school sponsored by Journeys Within Our Community. This is a family trip that no one will forget.

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Family adventures in Thailand with elephants

Classic Family Thailand Tour

Country: Thailand

14 Days | $14,300

The Thai people welcome traveling families with open arms. Known as the land of smiles, this beautiful family-friendly country offers culture, diversity, history and some of the best beaches in the world. In this 14-day tour, your family will experience the highlights, have a blast at Dream World Theme Park, and relax at the southern beaches.

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Family-friendly tour in Vietnam

Classic Family Vietnam Tour

Country: Vietnam

14 Days | $10,700

Spend two weeks exploring the wonders of Vietnam. You kids will love taking a boat ride in Halong Bay, meeting students their age in Hanoi, playing on the beach and crawling through the Cu Chi Tunnels. You'll be amazed at the history, beauty and culture of this amazing country.

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Southeast Asia family journey

Epic Family Journey Tour

Countries: CambodiaThailandVietnamLaos

28 Days | $24,300

Many people talk about taking the adventure of a lifetime with their family, and this is the tour for those who want to make it happen! This tour was designed for families with children old enough to go out, have fun and explore. Bike, quad and trek your way through Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia together, experiencing the Southeast Asia cultures first hand by getting out of the normal tourist spots and into the homes of locals, and out into nature.

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Family adventure tour in Thailand

Family Adventure Thailand Tour

Country: Thailand

20 Days | $16,800

Break out of the norm and explore more of Thailand in this three-week Family Thailand Adventure. Go beyond just Bangkok by staying in a floating hotel on the River Kwai. Go beyond Chiang Mai by exploring remote villages in Northern Thailand. And go beyond the normal beach relaxation by zip-lining through the jungle in Khao Sok National Park. This adventure is perfect for the family that is active and ready to get off the beaten path.

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Voluntourism vacation in Cambodia

Family Fun: A Giving Back Vacation

Country: Cambodia

7 Days | $2,650

For your family, this tour is a way to do more than just visit Cambodia; it is a way to give back and become part of a better future for this country and to show your kids the amazing rewards of helping others. For us, travel is about seeing the highlights and experiencing the culture, but also about making the world a better place. Visiting a World Heritage site one day, and changing someone's life the next, it doesn't get any better than that.

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Southeast Asia for families tour

First Time Asia For Families Tour

Countries: CambodiaThailand

15 Days | $13,300

As a group of family travelers, we've determined a great daily pace for families traveling with children, and tours that are family friendly. By minimizing flights, maximizing day tours, and planning in time for naps or time to let the kids run around and get their wiggles out, you'll see this tour may be just the right fit for your family's first Asia adventure.

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Thailand beach resorts

Last Minute Beach Crawl Tour

Country: Thailand

8 Days | $1,910

Thailand has some of the finest beaches in the world and this beach crawl will take you through some of our favorites. You will begin your tour on Koh Samui, a large island which has an airport and serves as a convenient base from which to explore. From Samui, you will be transferred by boat to the smaller island of Koh Phangan. This smaller island is one of most stunningly beautiful islands in Thailand, with vibrant jungle rising up from the tropical sea. To finish off your experience, you will be transferred to the small island of Koh Tao which offers some of the world’s best diving opportunities.

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Loi Krathong Festival for families

Loi Krathong Tour for Families

Countries: CambodiaThailand

14 Days | $14,150

From Bangkok to the beach, this two-week tour, designed to include the Loi Krathong festival, is sure to give you a true taste of Thai life while also including a visit to Siem Reap's ancient Angkorian temples.

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Patara Elephant Farm tour

Northern Thailand Revealed Tour

Country: Thailand

9 Days | $2,860

Begin in the city of Chiang Mai before heading out into the countryside to discover Northern Thailand in this eight-day journey through the heart of Thai culture. Head to Mae Hong Son in the stunningly beautiful countryside in Northern Thailand. You will see amazing landscapes, meet fascinating hill tribes, explore caves, and visit a tea plantation. Continue on to Chiang Rai and enjoy the remarkable experience of visiting three countries in one day as you explore the Golden Triangle.

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Bayon temple in Angkor Wat, Cambodia

One-day itinerary: Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom – Sunrise to Sunset

Country: Cambodia

1 Day

Spend a day in Siem Reap exploring the must-see UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor Wat and the many temples inside. Enjoy sunrise as it slowly illuminates the temples, then a break for breakfast, and finally an afternoon in Angkor Thom and sunset wherever you choose to spend it. The perfect day in Cambodia's famous temples.

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Caravelle Hotel Bar

One-day itinerary: Backstage Pass to Saigon Culture and History

Country: Vietnam

1 Day

Take in two of Saigon’s iconic buildings with behind-the-scenes tours of the incredible AO Show at the old Saigon Opera House followed by a historical tour of the Caravelle Hotel where correspondents from NBC, CBS, ABC and many other foreign news organizations were based during the Vietnam War. Your special evening will begin at 5:15 p.m. in the lobby of the Caravelle Hotel in Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City. The Caravelle’s General Manager Carl will be there to meet you and …

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Cu Chi Tunnels in Vietnam

One-day itinerary: Cu Chi Tunnels and Dinner with a Veteran

Country: Vietnam

1 Day

Take an excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels. Here you will learn about, and be given the opportunity to descend into, the tunnels where the guerilla fighters constructed an amazing underground base and village network during the French Resistance and the Vietnam War.

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Flight of the Gibbon in Siem Reap, Cambodia

One-day itinerary: Flight of the Gibbon and Phare Ponleu Selpak Circus

Country: Cambodia

1 Day

Get a completely different perspective on Siem Reap, whether it's by flying through the treetops on a zip line or witnessing incredible feats at the Phare Ponleu Selpak Cambodian Circus.

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Kayaking the hongs near Phuket, Thailand

One-day itinerary: Hongs by Starlight

Country: Thailand

1 Day

This unique tour, set up by the highly acclaimed John Gray’s Sea Canoe, highlights one of the most beautiful and unique locations in the world – Phang Nga Bay. Phang Nga Bay has witnessed a rapid growth in tourism in the past 20 years, not just for its pristine white beaches but also for its unique topography. The 400km-wide area is decorated with a display of uniquely-formed limestone karst islands, some just an outcrop of rock, others with low-lying land and beaches. Often likened to Guilin in China, or the magical Halong Bay in Vietnam, one of Phang Nga’s most appealing and captivating attractions are the ‘’hongs’’ , or lagoons, which lay hidden within the islands. It was these hidden worlds set among the towering limestone karsts that we went in search of with the Hongs by Starlight team.

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Kayaking the Tonle Sap lake, Cambodia

One-day itinerary: Kayaking the Tonle Sap

Country: Cambodia

1 Day

Explore the Tonle Sap lake - one of the most important waterways in all of Cambodia (and Southeast Asia, for that matter) by kayak and get an intimate look at the way of life of local villagers who live and work on the lake.

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Kulen Mountain hike in Siem Reap, Cambodia

One-day itinerary: Kulen Mountain Forest Discovery Trail

Country: Cambodia

1 Day

Get active while on tour in Cambodia. Take a guided hike with Indochine Exploration through the protected Cambodian jungle of Phnom Kulen National Park. Located about an hour and a half north of Siem Reap, Phnom Kulen is home to a community-protected area of mainly intact evergreen and boulder forest.

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Elephant ride at Patara Elephant Farm

One-day itinerary: Mahout Training at Patara Elephant Farm

Country: Thailand

1 Day

The opportunity to build a relationship with an elephant is certainly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Patara Elephant Farm will introduce you to the care and feeding of these gentle giants, while also taking you on a thrilling ride through the jungle to visit a local temple and waterfall. A great family-friendly activity that's fun for all ages.

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Exploring the Mekong Delta in Vietnam

One-day itinerary: Mekong Delta Exploration

Country: Vietnam

1 Day

Get to know the Mekong Delta from an insider's perspective. Tour the floating markets, enjoy traditional snacks and a delicious lunch, and end the day with a homestay in a local village, with your guide acting as translator so you can truly get a deeper understanding of life on the Mekong.

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Quad biking in Siem Reap, Cambodia

One-day itinerary: Quad Bike Adventure Tour and Blessing Ceremony

Country: Cambodia

1 Day

Enjoy strikingly beautiful views of the rice fields and villages as you make your way through the countryside on a quad bike. Stop along the way at a number of interesting sites such as a local monastery, an everyday market, as well as a temple rarely visited by other visitors. In the afternoon, your guide will take you to an active Wat where you will experience the "sroch Tec" water blessing ceremony to wash away sins and bring good luck.

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Cooking class in Laos

One-day itinerary: Tamarind Lao-Style Cooking Class

Country: Laos

1 Day

Luang Prabang, Laos: Enjoy learning the secrets of Lao cuisine in an early evening cooking class at the Tamarind Cooking School. You will have a hands-on opportunity to cook your own Lao feast, and will learn how to make the local staple-Lao sticky rice. You will be instructed by the owners of Tamarind Restaurant in the lush and beautiful surroundings of their cooking center just outside of town. After you learn about local ingredients and preparation methods, you’ll cook your …

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Koh Kood island beach

Remote Islands Beach Crawl Tour

Country: Thailand

7 Days | $1,180

Thailand is famous for its gorgeous island getaways, many of which are world famous destinations. Koh Kood and Koh Mak, on the other hand, are up-and-coming islands where you can soak up the unique culture and scenery of the Gulf of Thailand without the crowds you'd find on the more popular islands. We've designed this itinerary with a minimum of pre-planned activities, allowing you to fully relax and explore the islands at your leisure.

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Songkran Festival Thailand

Thailand Songkran Festival Tour for Families

Country: Thailand

10 Days | $9,500

The Thai New Year festival of Songkran is a great family-friendly way to get your feet wet (literally) with the traditions of Southeast Asia. This 10-day tour is designed to fit into an extended spring break vacation and will take families to some of Thailand's most iconic destinations. Start in Bangkok where you'll experience the nationwide water fight that is the Songkran festival. Next, head north to Chiang Mai where you'll explore temples and take part in the Patara Elephant Farm's Elephant Owner For A Day program. Finish up with a relaxing stay on the beaches of Phuket.

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Family tour at Angkor Wat

Trekaroo Group Tour: First Time Asia for Families

Countries: CambodiaThailand

14 Days | $3,125

For families who are new to Southeast Asia, or just looking for a great way to see the region with other like-minded families, Thailand and Cambodia are the perfect countries to visit. The Thai and Cambodian people welcome traveling families with open arms, and both countries offer culture, diversity, history and some of the best beaches in the world.

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Vietnam Spring Family Special

Country: Vietnam

10 Days | $8,500

Plan your family's spring break around seeing the highlights of Vietnam this year. This 10-day tour starts in the North with an immersion into Vietnamese culture and history, then takes participants out on the waters of UNESCO World Heritage Site Halong Bay for an overnight cruise amongst the remarkable limestone formations. Next, the tour gets active in historic Hoi An where you will walk amongst the ancient town and ride bicycles on Cam Kim Island. Finally, spend your last days in Saigon exploring the cultural diversity of this amazing nation.

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