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Travelling with kids? Top family-friendly destinations in Asia

JinBy Jin   Posted 3rd Aug 2018

Asia is a fantastic destination for family travel, from lively modern cities to tribal villages with rich cultural heritage or dramatic natural beauty with stunning landscapes and gorgeous beaches. Asia is also a great destination for children to get a first-hand experience with the diversity of the world in all its cultures and languages.

Whether you want to watch the sunrise at Angkor, sip tea in Sri Lanka, taste the authentic local food in Hoi An, explore cultural highlights in Thailand or just enjoy some quality beach time, there’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy.

Along with each of our top-pick destinations we have also provided a suggested tour. All trips were designed with children in mind, offering a good mix of cycling, family activities, relaxation, cultural highlights, outdoor experiences and free time to ensure a memorable holiday for the whole family. It’s the perfect way to enjoy your next family trip by removing the stress of managing your timetable, transportation, accommodation and activities.

Sri Lanka

Take your family on an unforgettable trip through magical Sri Lanka. The country is famous for its Ceylon tea and also incredibly rich in its culture and history. It’s hard to not fall in love with this beautiful island of rolling green plantations, and white sand beaches.

Sri Lank for families

Suggested trip: Bike Tour Sri Lanka for Families

Duration: 8 days

On this 8-day bike trip, you and your family will get to visit different historical sites like the Sigiriya Rock Fortress and learn about this country’s rich past, try the famous Ceylon tea (right where it’s grown!) and the young ones will enjoy spotting wildlife on a national park safari.


With plenty to offer when it comes to food, spectacular natural landscapes, beautiful beaches hot springs and a wide range of attractions & activities, Taiwan is a land full of surprises. The island country is also renowned as a cycling paradise, with an extensive network of bike paths and a strong cycling culture backed by locals and the government. An ideal destination for an active family holiday.

South Taiwan for families

Suggested trip: Bike South Taiwan for Families

Duration: 7 days

Tropical weather all year round in Taiwan's deep south makes this region perfectly suited for a family getaway. Our trip includes everything from city cycle paths to remote mountain roads, taking in beaches, hot springs, indigenous villages and an aquarium. Fun and achievable rides combined with an array of optional activities, from snorkeling and surfing to kayaking or a jeep ride, will keep everyone engaged.


Lively Vietnam has a long list of exciting experiences on offer that perfectly caters to family travel. It also boasts a wide diversity in landscapes and culture, from quiet mountain villages, exotic beaches, bustling cities and old towns packed with rich cultural heritage.

Vietnam holiday for families

Suggested trip: Vietnam Active Family Tour

Duration: 7 days

If you are looking for a trip that your children will remember, combined with an experience that broadens their horizons, this is the one. Cruise the immersive Mekong Delta and its network of villages & canals before traveling to central Vietnam where you’ll discover the charms of old town Hoi An and its traditional life. Designed to cater for all family members, the trip is made up of achievable rides along with plenty of off-the-bike activities like boating, exploring ruins and former military hideouts, visiting floating markets and local artisans and even helping to cook a meal at a home-stay.


Laos is the hidden gem of Southeast Asia, where the traditions and customs of old are still well preserved. From luscious green landscapes to beautiful people and many things in between, Laos will offer you and the kids a relaxing yet memorable vacation.

Laos holiday for families

Suggested trip: Little Laos Family Adventure

Duration: 7 days

A short trip by bike & boat that’s a great introduction to Northern Laos. See the monks collecting their alms, explore the UNESCO heritage town of Luang Prabang, trek the lush jungle trails, visit an elephant camp and bear rescue center, take a dip at a waterfall and more! Five days full of activities to engage everyone, with plenty of space for pool time and relaxation.


Thailand is the top holiday destination in Asia, attracting tourists of all kinds from around the globe. There’s much to see and do in the land of smiles, from the bustling capital of Bangkok with its colorful night markets and delicious street food on every corner to the sparkling blue waters and pristine beaches of the Gulf islands. Thailand regularly proves to be a top-notch vacation destination for families with kids.

Suggested trip: Southern Thailand Adventure for families (*Please Note: This tour is currently suspended)

Duration: 5 days

With a good mix of enjoyable rides, relaxation, wildlife experiences, great food and an array of activities for kids, this 5-day bike trip will be a highlight of your family holiday in Thailand. You’ll get to experience alluring rural Thailand, exploring its peaceful back-roads on your way towards the Gulf islands, a journey most travelers miss, bypassing it by plane or bus. The young ones will enjoy visiting National Parks, and an aquarium & conservation site along the way, to learn about wildlife and native animal species like the langur monkeys of the Thai Gulf.


Famous for its magnificent temples of Angkor and rich cultural heritage, Cambodia is a fascinating destination for family travel. The Khmer are famed for their friendliness and glowing smiles, with children warmly welcomed everywhere. It will take no time for little ones to have new playmates with friendly local kids.

Bike Cambodia for families

Suggested trip: Bike Cambodia for Families (*Please note: this tour is currently suspended)

Duration: 7 days

Over seven days, you and family will get to experience some of the best highlights this kingdom offers. Watch the sunrise at Angkor and explore the many surrounding temples, discover the sleepy colonial town of Battambang, visit the museum and buzzing street markets of Phnom Penh and experience the rhythm of rural life in Cambodia. The trip strikes a great balance between cultural highlights and kid-friendly activities like cycling and kayaking, to keep the little ones from getting “templed out".


Myanmar (also known as Burma) is still a relatively new entrant on the world travel scene, but this intriguing land has some of Southeast Asia’s best-hidden highlights. Spectacular ruins and ancient temples, untouched countryside, alluring Inle lake and its unique inhabitants and some of the friendliest people in Asia.

Myanmar for families

Suggested trip: Myanmar Family Adventure (*Please Note: This tour is currently suspended)

Duration: 7 days

A great deal of scenic diversity and fun family-friendly activities are packed into this seven-day trip. This includes cycling through the highlands of Shan state, kayaking through peaceful stilt villages & floating gardens on Inle Lake, visiting local markets, boating the Irrawaddy River for sunset and exploring temples & ruins of the Bagan Plain with the option to hop on a hot air balloon ride.

Can’t find something that fits your schedule or needs? You can always create a custom tour of your own or contact us.

At Grasshopper Adventures we proudly craft our family cycling holidays with our own kids in mind, to provide you with the utmost comfort and attention to detail, unforgettable rides and informative engaging experiences, to make your next family vacation an unforgettable one.




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