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The Best Destinations in Asia for Family Adventures

If you want to give your offspring the best education, take them on a family adventure to Asia. As the largest continent, Asia has plenty to offer for families who love adventures, including those with little kids but especially, if your children are adults. From visiting historical sites in India to exploring mountain villages in Bhutan and taking a horseback expedition in Mongolia, these are the best destinations for family adventures in Asia.

India

There are only a few places on Earth quite like India – mysterious, intriguing, magical, and overwhelming. If you plan your trip well, it can be one of your children’s most rewarding travel experiences. 

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Begin your adventure in the bustling capital of Delhi. Hidden beneath the city are remains of earlier cities upon which the capital was built. Stroll through its busy markets and visit landmarks like the 13th-century Qutub Minar and Humayun’s Tomb. Then take a train to Agra, home to the famous Taj Mahal. Finish your journey in the Pink City of Jaipur, home to ancient palaces and forts, such as the City Palace, Palace of the Winds, and the Amer Fort.

Bhutan 

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Travelling with your family in Bhutan can be tricky, but it’s certainly an experience they will treasure for the rest of their lives. The best way to travel Bhutan with the family is to book a luxury private tour that will take you around the villages in the Himalayas. You’ll be travelling by vehicle towards the Dochu La Pass, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the snow-capped Himalayas. Then your guide will take you through local Bhutanese villages where you can watch locals dance and sing and practise archery, the country’s national sport.

Kyrgyzstan 

Kyrgyzstan may not be a popular destination for a family holiday, but it’s ideal for adventurous families. It’s a safe country to explore. In fact, in the Kyrgyz culture, children are considered very important and are believed to be the” flowers of life”.

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Kyrgyzstan is king when it comes to trekking. With breathtaking mountain settings and low tourist numbers, the country’s unspoiled beauty is a paradise for avid trekkers. The areas around Karakol are best for trekking, where you’ll find all sorts of trekking options, including easy hikes suitable for beginners. It is best to go with an expert guide who is familiar with the trails.

Vietnam 

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Your family holiday to Vietnam can enrich you and your children. There’s so much to do here, from learning to make lanterns in Hoi An to trekking in Sapa, cruising the Halong Bay, and watching puppet shows. Consider visiting Vietnam in November, when days are generally warm and sunny, allowing you to explore as many places as possible. You will find family-friendly resorts in places like Hoi An, Danang, or Phu Quoc, also ideal for families with little kids.

Mongolia 

Mongolia is a relatively safe country to visit for families seeking expeditions. Renowned for its stunningly beautiful landscapes with dramatic mountains, towering dunes, and vast grassy meadows, the country will delight your little adventurers. 

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One of the best things to do here is to book a Mongolia expedition on horseback and really immerse yourself into the landscape. Your journey will take you to the foothills of the Altai mountains in the heart of Altai Tavan Bogd National Park in far Western Mongolia, which borders Russia and China. It’s such an amazing experience that will make your family holiday truly unforgettable.


Article by Penny Martinelli.