“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
Family holiday ideas to fire the imagination
We've got three last-minute 'family go-together' ideas for early 2024. They work as a jumping-off point for couples or friends travelling together too - but you might need to use a little imagination!
Countryside, Caves & Beach
Explore Vietnam from bustling Hanoi to the Central Coast, including an overnight train journey. Includes a luxury beach stay. Ideal for families in spring/summer to experience Phong Nha Caves.
Family Adventure in Sri Lanka
Adventure and luxury come together in this family holiday, ideal for active teens. Experience the 'real' Sri Lanka with wildlife safaris, beach relaxation, off-grid living, and historical explorations.
Highlights & Beyond
Discover Vietnam's cities and rural beauty off the tourist trail. Raft in Pu Luong, take scenic train rides, and cycle through Ninh Binh's landscapes. Ideal for an active family holiday at Easter.
Holiday ideas: rocket fuel for the imagination
Here's a handful of holidays that have drummed up attention in the press. They're a jumping-off point for your holiday - we'll get the best deal for you and make sure you have your own adventure. The best of both worlds. Please find out more below or talk to us.
Family Safari, Surf & Turf
Set off on an unusual and immersive two-week holiday through Sri Lanka, avoiding the more traditional route in favour of an adventurous approach. Drink in the views and brews along the Pekoe Trail.
Jungle & Secret Island Adventure
A beach and jungle-focused family adventure, hopping through Southern Thailand. This one's for you if you love nature and spending time at the beach. Includes a stay in a treehouse.
Nature Trails & Cultural Tales
Seeking seclusion? Hike through Sri Lanka's hill country and venture into the remote Gal Oya National Park to see birds flitting and elephants swimming. You'll also visit the Cultural Triangle.
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Vietnam - Handpicked by Sam
We've got six lovely Vietnam holiday ideas handpicked by our co-founder Sam. He recently returned to Vietnam after a long break and was inspired all over again about what a great destination Vietnam is for a holiday that becomes a real travel experience. Take these holiday ideas as a jumping-off point for your holiday - we'll help you you have your own adventure. Please find out more below or talk to us.
Cambodia to Vietnam via the Mekong
This was the first trip I ever did in Cambodia and Vietnam and very close to what I did recently. The feeling hasn't changed in 15 years. What better way to feel the different flavours of the region - but by boat? I particularly love Chau Doc and we have some fascinating off-the-beaten-track experiences around there too.
Countryside, Caves & a Beautiful Beach
Hanoi is my favourite place in Vietnam. I had a childhood vision of Asia, based on James Bond and Tintin and it wasn't until I finally visited Hanoi, in 2008, that I found the city that matched that. Couple Hanoi with the Phong Nga caves, a train ride on the Reunification Express - or the line anyway and a glorious beach hotel and you've got yourself a trip.
Vietnam with a culinary twist
No journey in Vietnam is complete without sampling some amazing food. Or at least it shouldn't be. But this trip goes that bit further. We've opened up our contact book to get you deep into the street food markets of Hanoi, out for a royal feast in Hue, fishing and grilling outside Hoi An and a couple of superlative restaurants in Saigon. Say no more.
Where to go when?
Discover your definitive month-by-month guide to travel in Asia. It's not all about where's best weather-wise, though of course, that plays an important part. Our 'travel calendar' also includes cultural events, festivals and occasions that can elevate your holiday to new heights.
Why choose us?
If you're like us, you really care about travel. A significant part of your year will revolve around it; the planning and excitement beforehand, and the stories you share on your return, all matter almost as much as the adventure itself. What's more, many of us prefer to spend money on experiences, rather than material things. So, trust us: we know how important it is to get your holiday right. Here's how we do it.