Forget the university of life, that comes later. Introduce the children to the school of life that is an inspirational holiday in Indochina. It’s hard to imagine the impact a trip to Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar can have on a young person, but it is sure to change their perspective on London, Los Angeles or wherever home may be. Experience a different family holiday in the Mekong region and broaden your horizons together.

Family holidays are flexible, as travelling with children is inevitably a little more complicated than travelling alone. We allow more free time than usual to take account of recovery time from long flights or arduous journeys. We try to limit the number of long journeys or airport transfers, as we understand these can be tough on the average ten-year old. Free time also allows us to reflect the different interests usually found within one family. The itineraries below are simply samples and can be tailor-made to suit the needs and interests of your family.

Inspirational family holidays are designed to put the fun back into travel. Embrace a new culture and meet new people with very different traditions and lifestyle. Learn and enjoy at the same time, as the children discover things through experience that would never be possible to teach in a classroom.

Our family holidays are designed with children in mind, so the recommended hotels are family-friendly and will always include a swimming pool where available. These tours are not designed for families who want to drop the children in a kids club while they relax on the beach, but we can arrange reliable babysitting for the odd evening when you want to do your own thing. Our tour guides are specially selected for their ability to engage children as well as adults so that everyone gets the most out of the experience. We can also tailor the menu to suit specific dietary requirements for children that are not used to Southeast Asian cuisine.

Finally, the best news of all. Summer holidays in Europe and the US coincide with low season, or what we like to call the green season in Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar. This means many hotels and resorts offer substantial discounts on their rates, so your trip of a lifetime will not break the bank.

For inspirational family holidays, talk to Hanuman.

Experiences

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    Wildlife Encounters

    Go behind the scenes at the Phnom Tamao Rescue Center as a guest of Wildlife Alliance. Or get your hands dirty looking after rescued sun bears with Free The Bears.

  • Ziplining Around Angkor 812X458 Hanuman Travel

    Ziplining around Angkor

    A unique way to enjoy the jungle around Angkor is to experience it on the Angkor Zipline

  • Travel Photography Monk Angkor Wat 1

    Angkor Thom Photographic Scavenger Hunt

    Explore this immense walled city on our original Angkor Thom Photographic Scavenger Hunt and discover some intriguing little gems along the way.

  • The Gibbon Experience Hanuman Travel 814X458

    The Gibbon Experience

    Fly through the jungle canopy like a long-armed gibbon and spend the night in the treetops in an eco-friendly treehouse in remote Laos.

  • Traditional Arts Ethnology Museum Hanuman Travel 814X458

    Traditional Arts & Ethnology Museum

    Take an expert guided tour of the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre for an indepth insight into the incredible ethnic diversity of the minority groups that inhabit Laos.

  • Hot Air Balloon Over Bagan Hanuman Travel 814X458

    Hot-Air Balloon over Bagan

    It doesn’t get more iconic than a sunrise hot-air balloon ride over the temples of Bagan.

  • Picnic In The Royal Park Hanuman Travel 814X458

    Picnic in the Royal Park

    Join the locals with a relaxing picnic in Kandawgyi Park, with Shwedagon Pagoda as your backdrop.

Journeys

Hotels

  • Hanuman Alaya Boutique Residence Hanuman Travel F5571 V42 814X458

    Montra Nivesha, Angkor's Boutique Residence

    With just 39 rooms, Montra Nivesha is an intimate retreat and features lush tropical gardens set around a landscaped pool.

  • White Mansion 815X353

    White Mansion

    The White Mansion is a stylish contemporary hotel with spacious rooms and modern design and furnishings.

  • Fcc Angkor

    FCC Angkor

    One of the first boutique hotels to open its doors on the doorstep of Angkor, FCC Angkor is now firmly established as one of Siem Reap's hip hotels.

  • Viroths Hotel

    Viroth's Hotel

    Viroth’s Hotel is chic and cosy home for a romantic yet affordable stay in Siem Reap.

  • Victoria Angkor Resort And Spa

    Victoria Angkor Resort and Spa

    Recreating the atmosphere of colonial decadence to perfection, the Victoria blends into its older surrounds.

  • Sala Lodges

    Sala Lodges

    More than a hotel, Sala Lodges offers an authentic experience.

  • Raffles Grand Hotel D Angkor

    Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor

    For more than 75 years, a visit to the ancient Angkor temples has been synonymous with a stay at the Grand Hotel d'Angkor.

  • Amanjaya Pancam Hotel 815X543

    Amanjaya Pancam Hotel

    Amanjaya Pancam Hotel is a contemporary yet colonial style boutique hotel with designer decor

  • Sofitel 815X542

    Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokheethra

    Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokheethra is a luxurious urban resort with a French accent on design and decor

  • The Quay Hotel 815X531

    The Quay

    Minimalist chic meets contemporary cool in The Quay, a carbon-neutral riverfront hotel

  • Himawari 815X532

    Himawari Hotel Apartments

    Himawari is a modern residential hotel and apartments offering a homely environment

  • Le Kabiki 815X544

    The Kabiki

    Kabiki is the most family-friendly hotel in Phnom Penh, a green oasis in the heart of the city

  • Rambutan Resort Pp Pool
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  • Shinta Mani Club

    Shinta Mani Club

    Shinta Mani is an award-winning contemporary designer hotel for a good cause

  • Navutu Dreams Resort

    Navutu Dreams Resort

    Navutu Dreams is a stylish boutique resort with a welcoming atmosphere and an emphasis on wellness

  • Angkor Village Resort

    Angkor Village Resort

    Angkor Village Resort is an elegant wooden property fusing Cambodian tradition with European eye for detail

  • Amansara

    Amansara

    Amansara is a royal villa and design icon from the 1960s reinvented as a luxury hideaway in Siem Reap near the Angkor Temple complex

  • Heritage Suites

    Heritage Suites

    Heritage Suites is a glamorous tribute to the colonial heyday in Siem Reap

  • Tara Angkor Hotel 815X541

    Tara Angkor Hotel

    Stylish contemporary hotel with smart rooms and an inviting pool

  • Hanuman Alaya Villa 815X543

    HanumanAlaya Villa

    HanumanAlaya Villa is the perfect boutique retreat around Angkor and overlooks the Siem Reap River.

  • 4 Rivers Floating Lodge Koh Kong 815X543

    4 Rivers Floating Ecolodge

    Cambodia’s first floating ecolodge, 4 Rivers Floating Ecolodge is accommodation unlike any other

  • Knai Bang Chatt Kep 815X542

    Knai Bang Chatt

    Knai Bang Chatt has 18 individually styled rooms set in art deco influenced villas

  • Veranda Resort Kep 815X540

    Veranda Natural Resort

    Veranda Natural Resort is a harmonious space blending into the jungle backdrop, comfort meets nature

  • Tamu Hotel Sihanoukville 815X403

    Tamu Hotel

    Tamu Hotel is a beachfront boutique with a touch of class

  • Bambu Hotel Battambang 815X543

    Bambu Hotel

    Part-contemporary, part-Khmer, part-colonial, fusion architecture rules at Bambu Hotel

  • Song Saa Sihanoukville 815X611

    Song Saa Private Island

    Song Saa Private Island is the ultimate in exclusive beach resorts and takes Cambodia to another level

  • Terres Rouges Ratanakiri 815X611

    Terres Rouges

    Sumptuous all wooden Cambodian dwelling set amid landscaped gardens with Balinese bungalows

  • Rajabori Villas Kratie 815X611

    Rajabori Villas

    Rajabori Villas offers a traditional bungalow village finished in classic Khmer design

  • Sambor Village Kompong Thom 815X610

    Sambor Village

    Homely boutique hotel set around a traditional Cambodian wooden house

  • Independence Hotel Sihanoukville 815 X542

    Independence Hotel

    Independence Hotel is a Sihanouk-era property risen from the ashes as a smart four-star resort with it's own beach

  • Sokha Beach Resort Sihanoukville 815X542

    Sokha Beach Resort

    Sokha Beach Resort is a contemporary beach property with all mod-cons and international facilities

  • Lazy Beach Bungalows 800X450

    Lazy Beach Bungalows

    Lazy Beach Bungalows is the original Robinson Crusoe rustic retreat on one of Cambodia’s most beautiful islands.

  • Aureum Bagan Myanmar 815X527

    Aureum Palace Resort

    The Aureum Palace Resort overlooks a breath-taking scene of Bagan’s pagoda-studded landscape across a lotus-dappled lake.

  • Hotel @ Tharabar Gate Bagan 815X460

    Hotel @ Tharabar Gate

    Atmospherically located in Old Bagan, right at the heart of the ancient temple complex, the Hotel @ Tharabar Gate is a relaxing and comfortable base to explore this archaeological wonder.

  • Aye Yar River View Resort Myanmar Hanuman Travel 814X458

    Aye Yar River View Resort

    Occupying a vantage site on the banks of the Ayeyarwaddy River and revelling in space and privacy, the Aye Yar Riverview is an ideal destination for a family holiday.

  • Myanmar Treasure Resort Hanuman Travel 814X458

    Myanmar Treasure Resort

    Myanmar Treasure is a traditional resort hotel drawing on typical Bagan temple architecture.

  • Popa Mountain Resort 815X543

    Popa Mountain Resort

    Situated on a steep sided volcanic peak of Mount Popa is the Popa Mountain Resort, a secluded international resort.

  • The Governors Residence Yangon 815X460

    The Governor's Residence

    A romantic, colonial-style mansion dating from the 1920s, The Governor's Residence in Yangon is redolent of the British era.

  • The Strand Hotel Yangon 815X460

    The Strand Hotel

    Built in 1901, The Strand is a Yangon heritage hotel without peer.

  • Savoy Hotel Hanuman Travel 814X458

    Savoy Hotel

    The Savoy Hotel is a five star colonial-era boutique hotel in Yangon.

  • Hotel At The Red Canal Hanuman Travel 814X458

    Hotel at the Red Canal

    An oasis by the landmark Mandalay Palace, The Hotel by the Red Canal is a convenient sanctuary,

  • Rupar Mandalar Resort Mandalay 815X543

    Rupar Mandalar Resort

    The Rupar Mandalar Hotel is a romantic hotel with an exotic atmosphere located in Mandalay.

  • Mandalay Mandalay Hill Resort

    Mandalay Hill Resort

    Mandalay Hill Resort faces the distinctive Royal Palace and its beautiful moat in the heart of Mandalay.

  • Inle Princess Myanmar Inle Lake 815X461

    Inle Princess Resort

    Inle Princess Resort is surrounded by magnificent views of the blue mountain ranges and rice paddy fields.

  • Mrauk U Princess Resort Hanuman Travel 814X458

    Mrauk U Princess Resort

    he Mrauk U Princess Resort offers the most stylish and sophisticated accommodation in Western Myanmar.

  • Aureum Palace At The Governor S House Hanuman Travel 814X458

    Aureum Palace at the Governor's House

    Completely recreated to reflect the epoch of the 1920s and 1930s, the Aureum Resort at the Governor’s House is an indulgent oasis for the modern traveller.

  • Aureum Palace Resort Ngapali Hanuman Travel 814X458

    Aureum Palace Resort Ngapali

    Furnished with top-quality designer teak furniture and decorated with modern artworks, the accommodation of Aureum Resort & Spa remains some of the finest at Ngapali beach.

  • Aureum Palace Inle Resort Hanuman Travel 814X458

    Aureum Palace Inle Resort

    The Aureum Palace Inle Resort is perched on the edge of lake waters.

  • Amara Ocean Resort Hanuman Travel 814X458

    Amara Ocean Resort

    Amara Ocean Resort is located at the pristine beach of Ngapali, Myanmar´s most beautiful region of Indian Ocean coastline.

  • Sandoway Resort Hanuman Travel 814X458

    Sandoway Resort

    Nestled amongst coconut palms on the pristine beach of Ngapali, this luxurious resort is designed in traditional South East Asian elegance.

  • Villa Inle Resort Hanuman Travel 814X458

    Villa Inle Resort

    Spread over the eastern front of the lake, all rooms at Villa Inle Resort & Spa are designed to harmoniously blend in with the natural environment.

  • Hilton Hanoi Opera 675X359

    Hilton Hanoi Opera

    Centrally located in Hanoi's elegant French Quarter, the Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel is a short walk from the famous Old Quarter.

  • Intercontinental Hanoi Westlake 815X543

    Intercontinental Hanoi Westlake

    ​Bringing the Venice experience to Hanoi, the Intercontinental Hanoi Westlake is built over the waters of West Lake.

  • Topas Ecolodge Sapa 815X594

    Topas Eco Lodge

    One of the first genuine ecolodges to open in Vietnam, Topas boasts a spectacular setting deep in the Sapa Valley.

  • Nam Hai 815X542

    The Nam Hai

    The Nam Hai has become a destination in itself, synonymous with luxury, style and design, your base to explore Hoi An and Danang.

  • La Residence 815X315

    La Residence Hotel & Spa

    La Residence Hotel & Spa is a grand colonial-era art-deco gem renovated to its former glory.

  • Pilgrimage Village 815X543

    Pilgrimage Village Hotel

    Offering the atmosphere of a chic country retreat, Pilgrimage Village is surprisingly close to the imperial city of Hue.

  • Saigon Morin Hotel 815X396

    Saigon Morin Hotel

    The Saigon Morin is a landmark colonial-era relic in the heart of historic Hue.

  • Life Heritage Resort Hoi An 815X494

    Anantara Resort Hoi An

    Created in the colonial-style, this boutique hotel is an old town gem in the heart of Hoi An.

  • Six Senses Ninh Van 815X543

    Six Senses Hideaway Ninh Van Bay

    Six Senses Hideaway sits on dramatic Ninh Van Bay, with its impressive rock formations, white sand beach and towering mountains.

  • Evason Ana Mandara 815X543

    Evason Ana Mandara Nha Trang

    Evason Ana Mandara Nha Trang reflects the image of an old Vietnamese village, with its warm hospitality, rich culture and unique tastes.

  • Cham Villas 815X458

    Cham Villas

    ​Charming Cham Villas is a small, intimate resort with a prime beachfront location in Mui Ne.

  • Sofitel Dalat Palace 815X460

    Sofitel Dalat Palace

    ​Small and intimate for a Sofitel property, this art deco masterpiece provides the finest accommodation in Dalat.

  • Princess D Annam 815X546

    Princess D’Annam

    One of the most spectacular resorts on the coast, Princess D’Annam was the first all-villa property to open in Vietnam.

  • Park Hyatt Saigon 737X415

    Park Hyatt Saigon

    Park Hyatt can justly claim to be the most luxurious hotel in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).

  • Majestic Hotel 815X611

    Majestic Hotel

    ​Arguably the most famous of the colonial-era hotels in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

  • Sheraton Saigon 815X458

    Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers

    Set in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City’s vibrant business and entertainment district, Sheraton Saigon is a haven of convenience.

  • Victoria Cantho 815X611

    Victoria Cantho Hotel

    ​Undoubtedly the smartest hotel in the Mekong Delta, the architecture pays homage to the days of old Indochine.

  • Victoria Chau Doc 815X535

    Victoria Chau Doc Hotel

    Built in colonial style with low-rise French architectural design, the Victoria Chau Doc Hotel blends perfectly with its natural surroundings.

  • Six Senses Con Dao 815X621

    Six Senses Hideaway Con Dao

    The spectacular Con Dao archipelago of islands hosts the Six Senses Hideaway Con Dao along a white sand beach surrounded by dramatic mountain landscapes.

  • La Veranda Phu Quoc 815X543

    La Veranda Resort

    A boutique resort on the unspoilt tropical island of Phu Quoc, La Veranda evokes a time when Vietnam was known as Indochine and imparts an experience of timeless elegance.

  • 3 Nagas Luang Prabang 814X545

    3 Nagas

    Located in the heart of Luang Prabang, 3 Nagas comprises three buildings each more than a century old

  • Amantaka Luang Prabang 814X593

    Amantaka

    Set on a large garden estate, Amantaka is housed in graceful French colonial buildings.

  • Satri House Luang Prabang 814X543

    Satri House

    Satri House is one of the most exquisite places in this ancient city, designed with a style inspired by Lao culture

  • Residence Phou Vao Luang Prabang 814X541

    La Residence Phou Vao

    La Résidence Phou Vao in Luang Prabang offers exquisite accommodation and provides the perfect blend of service and style.

  • Luang Say Residence Luang Prabang 814X484

    Luang Say Residence

    The Luang Say offers a selection of suites in tasteful buildings scattered around the lush garden

  • Xieng Thong Palace Hotel Luang Prabang 814X543

    Victoria Xiengthong Palace

    Victoria Xiengthong Palace is a former royal heritage residence converted into a designer boutique hotel

  • My Dream Boutique Resort Luang Prabang 814X611

    My Dream Boutique Resort

    Surrounded by a peaceful garden which also captures the stunning views of the Nam Khan River, My Dream Boutique Resort & Spa is an oasis of tranquility in Luang Prabang.

  • Villa Santi Hotel Luang Prabang 814X611

    Villa Santi Hotel

    The Villa Santi Hotel was established in 1992 in a royal residence, which belongs to a royal princess of Luang Prabang

  • Maison Souvannaphoum Luang Prabang 814X426

    Maison Souvannaphoum

    Once home to Laotian royalty, Maison Souvannaphoum offers visitors intimate colonial-style accommodation with a touch of the contemporary in downtown Luang Prabang.

  • Apsara Rive Droite Luang Prabang 814X557

    Apsara Rive Droite

    Situated on a flower-filled lane, running along the right bank of the Nam Khan River, the Apsara Rive Droite has nine huge, glamorous rooms, all with their own veranda or terrace, overlooking the heart of Luang Prabang

  • Settha Palace Vientiane 814X541

    Settha Palace

    The Settha Palace in Vientiane is a colonial-era gem has an enduring charm thanks to its relatively small number of rooms.

  • Ansara Hotel Vientiane 814X501

    Ansara Hotel

    One of the most appealing hotels in the Lao capital, Ansara is designed in the French-colonial style.

  • Green Park Boutique Vientiane 814X543

    Green Park Boutique Hotel

    The Green Park is a relaxing retreat from the streets of Vientiane.

  • City Inn Vientinane 814X611

    City Inn

    ​The City Inn Vientiane Hotel is a blend of modern design and Asian culture.

  • Hotel Beau Rivage Mekong Vientiane 800X504

    Hotel Beau Rivage Mekong

    A small hotel with a big personality, we like the Mekong Beau Rivage and the themed colour schemes on different floors.

  • The River Resort Laos 1000X455

    The River Resort

    A stunning property in charming Champasak, The River Resort has a beautiful setting on the banks of the Mekong River.

  • Inthira Tha Khaek Laos 814X541

    Inthira Tha Khek

    Restored colonial shophouse offering chic lodgings in provincial Tha Khek

  • Hanuman Alaya Colonial House 814X458

    HanumanAlaya Colonial House

    HanumanAlaya Colonial House is a contemporary hotel in a colonial-era villa in Siem Reap