Indochina offers the most exciting family travel in the world. From elephant jungle treks, exploring Tomb Raider temples, biking through local villages and kayaking on Halong Bay, the region offers endless authentic adventure. With our long experience, local knowledge, in-country offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, deep connections, meticulous planning, premier guides who specialize by age and activities, your trip will not only be a smooth one, but a thrilling, educational and unforgettable one.
HIGHLIGHTS OF VIETNAM
The Very Best of Vietnam
Japan and Thailand are terrific family destinations in Asia, but there is no other place quite like Vietnam for kids—an amazing and thrilling place for all ages. With a week or so, take in the very best for family travel in Vietnam, full of adventure, cultural activities, and fun. Explore our unique variety of Vietnam family trip ideas below.
VIETNAM with ANGKOR
Vietnam, Temples & Jungles
Cambodia offers much more than the Temples of Angkor, though they are the most magnificent temples in the world. Thrill to street circuses, night markets, cycling Angkor, jungle elephant sanctuary, and much more, exploring away from the crowds and experiencing an authentic Cambodia.
Explore Vietnam, Laos & Angkor Wat
If you have the time, the three counties of Indochina are remarkably different and each worthwhile for your family trip. Explore and experience traditional cultures, sublime landscapes with authentic encounters and thrilling activities.
INDOCHINA with THAILAND
Island & Jungles Escape
Extend your family's Indochina adventure with relaxing beach time on the picturesque islands in Southern Thailand or head north for in the legendary Golden Triangle, an area of hilltribes, golden temples, elephant camps, royal cities, delicious cuisine, and jungle river valleys.
"We went on a thrilling Vietnam family trip with our two boys ages 8 and 11. What a great trip! We were stunned by the friendliness of the Vietnamese people, the wonderful views, the terrific food and the stellar way that you assembled our trip. This was truly one of our best family vacations."
—Karen and Rich Goss
No visit to Vietnam is complete without considering Angkor, a place everyone should visit once in their lives. In fact, the UNESCO World Heritage Angkor Temple complex in neighboring Cambodia is one of the most incredible sights in the world. The astonishing legacy of the Khmer Empire was once the largest city on Asia of over one million people. On the jungle plains lie hundreds of temples scattered over hundreds of square miles, with some massive ones featured in films such as Tomb Raider.
Much to the delight of families, the small town Siem Reap, base for exploring the temples has developed into a charming and exciting town itself with night markets, street circuses, incredible dining from formal world-class restaurants to amazing street food.
Enjoy touring without the crowds, including cycling side trails around the temples. Further afield, hike to waterfalls, jungles, lost temples and visit an elephant sanctuary not far from town.
"Luang Prabang, a little city of 80,000 or so people, neither teems with excitement nor seethes with intrigue. Life flows slowly here, like the muddy Mekong. The people are gentle and unassuming. Two lazy rivers happen upon each other in their wanderings through Luang Prabang—the Nam Khan and the swirling brown Mekong." - Ben
Add Laos to your family's trip to Vietnam and Cambodia, the most tranquil and remotest of places in Asia. This journey ventures into the heart of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, exploring authentic treasures, places that have firmly retained their pleasant old-world environments and rich traditions very different from our own, making Indochina not only a fascinating, but an exhilarating place for travel.
The landscapes of northern Laos are impossibly beautiful and tranquil, and it is in sublime Luang Prabang, surrounded by flame trees and a profusion of tropical palms, one discovers the last Shangri-La of Asia. The splendid old capital features a cluster of shimmering royal temples, palace, and administrative buildings, remnants of the faded grandeur of the Lao monarchy. Small and compact, the town is encircled by peaks and camouflaged by palm trees and dense tropical foliage. From a distance, only golden-spired stupas can be seen, flashes of gold among the greenery. The serene town remains one of the most well-preserved in Asia bypassed in the rapid development that has seized the rest of the region. Delicious cuisine, authentic markets and encounters, and gentle residents round out one of Asia's most remarkable, and for now, secret places.
Around the town are picturesque river valleys, elephant sanctuaries, and hilltribe villages. Like in Vietnam and Cambodia, we can organize delight cycling excursions.
Add the Land of Smiles to your Indochina trip with a stopover in cosmopolitan Bangkok, renowned elephant camps in the Golden Triangle, and bucolic island resorts.
Big city adventures awaits in Bangkok, Asia's boldest and most exotic megalopolis. Split in two by the famed Chao Praya River, the capital featuring some of the best cuisine in Asia, vibrant markets, river life, and Muay Thai, the country's most popular sport—kick boxing.
Thailand's legendary resorts offer extensive children's programs in a tropical paradise, including junior cooking classes, elephant encounters, water sports, and kick boxing.
Thailand's renowned elephant camps have moved towards more humane practices, including volunteer programs to learn and care about the friendly giants.