One of our founding partners spent a good portion of his life overseas travelling in his earlier career, and as a result his kids enjoyed travelling to out of the way places like India and Egypt (to name a few) and built up some fantastic experiences with him and his wife that the entire family still fondly recollect to this day. While the amount of stories can be a bit nauseating to an outsider – it is incredible to see them laughing over shared memories, and to see the bonds that were created that still make “dad” or “daughter” their preferred travel companion when they go away for a trip today – some decades later!
In this day and age though, it is all too common for a family escape to entail the parents lounging around the pool of a cruise ship or a resort while their children are amused elsewhere – usually in a kids club. Where rather than spending a holiday together they end up apart and doing very little in common or with each other.
In part this is because when two are working – like in most modern families – total R&R is fairly rare, and often what is needed for the adults in the group. In the same breath though these are the type of families who need more time together than ever before, with 2 adults working and the amount of activities that kids do after school these days the opportunity to spend quality time together as parents and children has diminished significantly – and its at these times where the bonds that really last are formed.
Which is why family vacations where you can spend time together – doing activities that appeal to different members, and that will create bonds between the family as you explore new foods, cultures, ideas and ways of life – are so important.
In January 2021, Allworld Journeys is running a dedicated Family Tour – so that while you can escape with your family and get some quality time, you will also be travelling with others going through the same thing, who are obviously not going to be upset that you are infringing on their quality holiday by bringing the kids along!
This particular journey is to Vietnam, a fantastic location that can really bring a variety of encounters to a trip that will provide entertainment and value to everyone in a family. Not only will it provide the historic and cultural sightseeing that so many adults seek when they are travelling, but there are plenty of active options and activities that will help keep the kids interest whilst on tour!
On this tour alone to mention a few activities that will keep everyone amused you will have a Cyclo Tour of Hanoi, explore the Tam Coc Caves after enjoying a Sampan Trip, take a cruise around Halong Bay and enjoying a host of Water activities, visit remote tribes and Soft Trekking around Sapa, Experiencing local farming and fishing life in Hoian including a Bowl Boat Ride, enjoy Puppet Shows, Dragonboat rides, The Mekong Delta Waterways and more.
Then to top it all off, when you have exhausted yourself and the family through touring and all the involved activities, we have a few days R&R at one of the many incredible beach resorts in Southern Vietnam before you fly home.
It’s not all scheduled touring and pre-planned activities though, with enough time for you to take the kids off to experience some street eats, or to wander through local markets or find yourself a fun park for an afternoon. While this tour provides a lot more pre-included activities than other family packages (and saves you worrying as much about what you need to cover every single day) it still retains enough freedom for your family to encounter some things on their own outside the group if desired.
So if the sound of taking your family off on a real adventure, where they can discover how people live in a world so different from ours it seems inconceivable, or where they can explore hidden caves and grottoes whilst you see some of the most incredible scenery on earth – then I suggest you check out our Vietnam Family Tour (click here) – and get in touch with us to book aboard this fantastic departure!