A young family visits the temple complex of Angkor Wat in Cambodia


Family travel not only expands children’s awareness by exposing them to a different culture and way of life but can also enrich their life skills, teaching them to be more understanding and compassionate towards others.

Our Sample Itineraries

Family Cultural Exploration in Laos

Luang Prabang – Vientiane

The diversity of landscapes and strong ties to local communities makes Laos an enchanting destination for families to enjoy educational and fun activities with opportunities to experience daily life ‘as a local.’

Young Family Visits The Ankor Wat Complex Cambodia

Family Adventure in Cambodia

Siem Reap – Kratie – Phnom Penh

Amazing nature, ancient sites and Khmer traditions make Cambodia an ideal destination for all the family to enjoy unique educational and fun activities.

Multi generational family traveling on a river in a green canoe in Vietnam

Vietnam Cultural Exploration for Families

Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Hue – Danang – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta

Vietnam’s youthful population and fascinating culture make it an ideal destination for family travel, allowing for a wide range of cultural exploration and discoveries travelling from north to south.



Our Tailored Experiences

  • Hatey village in Haa Valley is located northwest of Paro valley. The farmhouses in the village are typically 2-3 stories. Visit a 3-story traditional ancestral home that is over a century old and gain a unique insight into the Bhutanese way of life.

    Today we will visit to Hatey village in Haa Valley. Haa Valley is located north-west of Paro valley. It’s about 2-hour drive from Paro. The farmhouses in the villages are typically 2-3 storey. Yet, today farm house is a 3-storey traditional ancestral home which is not less than a century old. The ground floor is reserved for animal and the upper floors for the family. Like the other traditional farmhouses there is a private family shrine room. You will enjoy the details of the paintings in the family shrine room along with other old artefacts in possession by the family for generations. The visit to the farmhouse will give you an insight into Bhutanese way of life in the village. A lunch or dinner prepared and served by a Bhutanese family can be a real treat and a rare occasion to dine with the family during your stay in Bhutan. The visit to the farmhouse will give you an insight into Bhutanese way of life in the village.

    Location: Paro
    Duration: 3 hours

  • A Playful Day in the Forest with Cambodian Gentle Giants
    Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Kulen Forest, located near Siem Reap, Cambodia, is a haven of lush greenery, wildlife, and cultural heritage which offers a serene escape into nature and a glimpse into history.

    Visiting the gentle giants of Kulen Forest in the morning promises an unforgettable experience on your journey to Siem Reap. Spend a day in the heartwarming lives of these majestic creatures, from feeding to observing their bathing ritual and them enjoying in their natural habitat. Share sweet moments in between and conclude the day with a heartfelt meal.

    Duration: 7 hours

  • Hue Heritage Villages on Two Wheels

    Hue, Vietnam

    Hue, nestled in the heart of Vietnam, is a mesmerizing blend of heritage and history Celebrated for its UNESCO-listed Imperial City, this ancient realm unfolds with a tapestry of time-honored temples, royal palaces, and heritage villages.

    On a 10km adventure, step back in time through Hue’s hidden gems as you pedal along idyllic lanes, passing rice paddies and quaint villages. Discover the tradition intertwined with the village’s wetlands in the intricate art of mats, handbags and hats weaving with sedge plants. Explore the wood carving legacy passed down from Nguyen dynasty artisans. Next, delve into Phuoc Tich’s ancient village, a treasure trove of cultural heritage that boasts well-preserved traditional “ruong” and garden houses, evoking the charm of bygone eras. Visit a private museum which houses a remarkable collection of ancient pottery. Then, wrap up this unforgettable journey at a local residence with a home-hosted lunch and delectable lotus seed cake making.

    Duration: Full day biking ; 6.5hrs

  • Experience the Lifestyle of Local Japanese Farmers

    Lake Biwa (outside Kyoto), Japan

    Experiencing a traditional farmer’s lifestyle and genuine hospitality with all the family, deep in the Japanese countryside.

    Today, we take a 30-minute drive outside Kyoto to visit a farming community in Lake Biwa, Japan’s largest freshwater lake, surrounded by verdant terraced rice fields.

    At a traditional farmhouse, participate in the countryside tradition of mochi-making. Part of Japanese culture, mochi is an iconic rice cake eaten year-round, but especially during special celebrations and New Year. Soft, chewy and delicious Mochi is made from mochigome (short-grain glutinous rice), with added water, sugar and corn starch.

    In this mochi-making class, your friendly farming hosts demonstrate the traditional mochi-pounding ‘mochitsuki’ ceremony. Home-grown sticky rice is pounded by one person with a giant wooden mallet, while another person simultaneously mixes the pounded paste in a giant mortar by hand. You can also join-in and help! The mochi paste is then molded into a rice cake with traditional toppings, which you get to taste. 

    Afterwards, sample a farm-to-table speciality, Chicken Sukiyaki, for lunch. Japan has many regional sukiyaki varieties but as your farmer hosts demonstrate, this salty-sweet hotpot is made with home-grown vegetables, chicken and noodles. Relaxing over lunch, continue to enjoy heartwarming exchanges with this farming family, learning more about the local farmer’s lifestyle.


  • Discover Lake Biwa and Farming Life by Electric Bike

    Lake Biwa (outside Kyoto), Japan

    Our off-the-beaten-track family tour through tranquil countryside presents a refreshing contrast to dynamic Japan’s urban side.  On eco-friendly electric bicycles, effortlessly explore the serene shores of Lake Biwa, a 30-minute drive away from Kyoto.

    Japan’s largest freshwater lake, Lake Biwa serves as a regional water source and year-round playground. Known for its rich biodiversity and protected wetlands, the legendary lake’s shores reveal popular beaches and historic sites.

    Following your local guide, we set-off on a leisurely cycling tour on our electric bikes, along peaceful lakeside roads leading to ancient villages, before reaching terraced rice fields deep amidst scenic countryside. Meet the local farmers and assist them with seasonal farming activities, such as planting or harvesting rice and vegetables, while learning about daily life in this rural farming community.   

    Back in the saddle, continue onwards to a local farmhouse and help a farming family cook a Lake Biwa speciality, chicken sukiyaki hotpot, for lunch.  This farm-to-table, salty-sweet dish is made with home-grown vegetables, chicken and noodles, prepared and served in a hotpot. Sample other regional specialties such as home-made pickled sour plums. In a relaxed atmosphere over lunch, relish the warm hospitality of this traditional farming community.

    Duration: 3-4 hrs

  • In Search of the Lanna Heritage

    Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Chiang Mai has a long and storied history, stretching back more than 700 years, making it one of Thailand’s most historic cities. Established as the capital of the kingdom of Lanna or “Kingdom of a Million Rice Fields” in 1296 by King Meng Rai, Chiang Mai reached its peak in the 16th century, when the Lanna kings ruled territory as far east as present-day Nan Province, south to Sukhothai and north to the present-day Myanmar-China border.

    Embrace your role as a historian in an interactive role-playing game, searching for clues based on Chiang Mai’s history to help locate a colleague who mysteriously disappeared. Among others, learn about the 15th century Wat Chedi Luang, one of the city’s most recognisable landmarks, as well as the history of the Golden Triangle, while engaging in this fun, educational experience.

    Duration: 3.5hrs

  • Gain Insight to Monastic Life with a School Visit

    Bagan, Myanmar

    The Burmese word “kyaung” refers to both school and monastery, highlighting a nearly thousand-year tradition of monastic schools operating both educational and religious activities for the local community. Today, nearly 1,700 monastic schools provide education to over 300,000 children across Myanmar, helping to fill a gap in the public educational system. These schools use the same curriculum as government schools to teach students coming from remote or conflict areas, children with disabilities or otherwise disadvantaged backgrounds.

    Visit the Shwe Gu Monastic Education Centre where hundreds of novices from different ethnic groups across the country are taught by monks and volunteer teachers. Spend time learning about the monastic school system and getting to know the students with the opportunity to donate school bags, stationery, umbrellas, textbooks and school uniforms directly to the children.

    Duration: 2-3hrs

  • Witness a Traditional Novice Ceremony

    Bagan, Myanmar

    “To be Burmese is to be Buddhist” is a well-known Myanmar saying speaking to the integral role religion plays in the life of every Burmese. In fact, according to Myanmar’s Buddhist traditions, all males are expected to join the monkhood at least once in their life, marked by a novitiation ceremony.

    Spend a full day with rare, behind-the-scenes access to this coming-of-age rite where young boys become temporary novices for a week, a month or forever, and girls choose between having their ears pierced or shaving their heads and becoming a nun. Witness as the children are decked out in their finery before joining a lively procession to the local monastery where the novice will be handed over by his or her parents to an elder monk to experience life in the monastery, studying ancient Pali scripts and Buddhist philosophy.

    Duration: 6-8hrs

  • Gain a Deeper Understanding of Monastic Life

    Bagan, Myanmar

    King Anawrahta, the 11th century founder of the Pagan Empire, is credited with introducing Theravada Buddhism to Upper Burma. Visit the Ngat Pyit Taung pagoda and monastery built by the king and explore its impressive prayer hall and nearby temple caves. The monastery is also home to a primary school.

    Established by King Anawrahta, these monastic schools traditionally provided education in secular as well as Buddhist teachings. Today, they supplement the government schools by helping disadvantaged children acquire literacy and numeracy skills while learning Buddhist values such as generosity and kindness. You are welcome to donate school supplies during your visit.

    Duration: 1hr

  • Kuang Si Waterfalls Jungle Trek with Picnic Lunch

    Luang Prabang, Laos

    One of Luang Prabang’s must-see sights is the incredible Kuang Si Waterfalls, known for their picturesque cascades of vibrant blue water. Approximately 29km (18mi) south of Luang Prabang, the jungle-clad waterfalls make for an excellent day of trekking, swimming and touring.

    Climb to the top of the three-tiered falls for spectacular views. Along the way, learn some jungle survival skills from your expert guide as he teaches you how to identify herbs, mushrooms, bamboo shoots and other plants as well as how to fish the local way. Help prepare a traditional Lao jungle meal and enjoy a refreshing swim in one of the many natural pools. Also visit the Asian Bear Rescue Center, home to Sun Bears and Malayan Black Bears that have been rescued from bile farms or wildlife traffickers. 

    Duration: 6hrs

  • Buffalo Milking and Mozzarella Making

    Luang Prabang, Laos

    While Laos isn’t usually associated with cheese, it makes perfect sense in this land full of buffalo. So began Buffalo Dairy Farm, a socially-responsible enterprise that partners with local farmers to care for and milk their female buffalo to make high-quality products such as yoghurt, cheese and ice cream for local and overseas consumers.

    Change into farm clothes and boots for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the commercial dairy and production facility, helping to wash, feed and hand-milk a buffalo. Join an Australian chef for a mozzarella-making class with the option to take home the cheese you make. Relax in the cafe and enjoy breakfast (mornings) or canapés and a glass of wine (evenings) and take home a gift of buffalo cookies.

    Duration: 4hrs

  • Visiting a Village School with the Tuk-Tuk Library

    Luang Prabang, Laos

    The literacy rate of Laos falls short of most of its Southeast Asian neighbours at just over 70% and is often even lower in rural areas where children must walk long distances to reach the nearest school. Other factors that add to the problem include poor-quality classrooms, limited teacher training and a dearth of appropriate reading materials.

    To help combat the issue, the Luang Prabang Public Library, in tandem with Cooperative Learning International, aims to bring books into the hands of children through its Lao Children’s Library Boats and Tuk-Tuk Library. Join the mobile library for an inspiring morning of visiting a village school with books, games and learning activities. See how hygiene is promoted through songs, stories and drama and help distribute a health bag containing soap, a toothbrush and other personal items or a learning bag with exercise books and pencils to the children.

    Duration: 4-5hrs

  • Experience Local Life On Silk Island

    Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    Just minutes from bustling Phnom Penh lies Koh Dach, a pair of rural islands on the Mekong River collectively known as “Silk Island”. Spend the day with a local resident and her expat husband and explore the island known for its home-based silk weaving industry.

    With a background in creative arts, Sopheap will take you to homes specialising in handicrafts and food production, and provide fascinating insights into their livelihoods. Learn how to make your own noodles from a woman who has spent her life dedicated to perfecting their texture and flavour. Before departing the island, visit the very school Sopheap attended as a child, and meet with the headmaster to deliver school supplies that are very much in need.

    Duration: 6hrs

  • Reviving the Lost Art of Khmer Ceramics

    Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Ceramics have been produced in Cambodia since prehistoric times with glazed wares gaining popularity in Angkor between the 9th and 13th centuries. Founded in 2006 as the National Centre for Khmer Ceramic Revival, the Khmer Ceramic Centre is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation with a mission to revive the ancient art of Khmer pottery.

    The centre provides free vocational training to disadvantaged youths while renewing broader interest in this ancestral art. Spend a half day with a craftsman who will breathe life into the history of ancient Khmer pottery, including how bricks for the Angkor temples were thought to have been made. Then under his careful instruction, take your turn at the potter’s wheel using up to 5 lumps of fresh clay to create your very own piece of pottery.

    Duration: 3.5hrs

  • Supporting Education for the Children of Anlong Pi

    Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Just 30km (19mi) from Siem Reap lies Anlong Pi, the province’s main dump site. The toxic landfill is also where hundreds of Cambodians, a third of whom are children, scavenge daily looking for recyclable materials to sell. While “tragedy tourism” has developed around Anlong Pi with some well-meaning visitors taking photos and giving gifts to the children, this only serves to perpetuate the cycle of poverty.

    Instead, responsible travellers look to support the Anlong Pi Free School. Relying completely on donations, the school teaches an estimated 250 children aged 6-16 years old literacy, vocational and life skills including basic hygiene and safety. Part of your tour cost goes directly towards the daily needs of this population and the mango tree you plant will grow to feed these villagers for years to come.

    Duration: 3-4hrs

  • Experience Life In A Typical Cambodian Village

    Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Outside of Siem Reap’s magnificent temples and tourist-friendly town centre, there are more than 140,000 people who call the town home. Venture away from the usual attractions for a taste of what 80% of Cambodia looks like with a visit to the rural village of Peak Sneng.

    Immerse yourself in village life as you visit the local school and observe how teachers make the most of a very basic learning environment. Travel around the village by traditional vehicle and learn how to weave palm leaves into simple decorations. Best of all, a portion of your tour costs will directly benefit the village, helping to meet pressing needs such as a computer for the school or to repair the roof of an elderly villager’s home.

    Duration: 4hrs

  • Improve the Life of a Villager with a Cow Donation (Exclusive)

    Hue, Vietnam

    Buffalo and cattle play a tremendously important role in the lives of rural farmers. Because of their usefulness and high economic value, these animals are often treated as members of the family. In addition to providing milk and meat, cattle are essential for working the land in rural Vietnam. They are allowed to roam freely during the day and eat herbs and grasses found around the village, minimising the upkeep of these animals. Travel to the outskirts of Hue and participate in a ceremony where you will donate a cow to a family of farmers, with local authorities and villagers as witnesses. Spend some time with the recipients of your life-changing gift and learn about their daily life and future plans, all made brighter by your generous donation.

    Duration: 2hrs

  • Learn the Practice of Royal Martial Arts

    Hue, Vietnam

    Martial arts in Hue originated as a way for mandarins to protect the royal court. In time, a form of martial arts was taught to soldiers tasked with enlarging the territory of the Nguyen Lords in the 17th century. So revered were the martial arts masters that they were awarded Doctorates of Philosophy and King Minh Mang built a Martial Arts Temple not far from the Thien Mu Pagoda to honour these masters. Rediscover this ancient practice by visiting a martial arts school. Enjoy a private class with the head master and see how the gestures and sequences of Hue martial arts resemble the movements of animals defending themselves. Also tap into Master Kim’s comprehensive knowledge of the human body which he uses to treat injuries holistically.

    Duration: 1.5hrs