Going on vacation when you have kids can be difficult. There’s so much to think about. For example, what to do with your time and how to keep everybody happy and safe. It can be done, and we’re going to give you a few tropical family getaways.
Borneo Family Tour
Borneo is one of the world’s largest islands and one of the most interesting. There’s a huge range of activities and landscapes to enjoy in this tropical paradise. Perhaps the most enchanting for both parents and kids is the island’s orangutans. The best place to find orangutans is at the Sepilok Sanctuary. The apes are kept on display. However, if you head out on a bush tour, there’s a small chance you’ll see these enchanting creatures in the wild.
Borneo is home to many different tribal groups too. You can visit these groups while staying in one of the island’s traditional long houses. The rainforest here hosts many interesting creatures, including pygmy elephants and wild gibbons. Borneo is open to visitors all year, but the best time to take a visit is between March and October.
The Texas Coast
If you’re looking for something a little closer to home consider the Texas coast, around Galveston. Every summer, thousands of families descend on the area looking for warm waters and tropical skies. The main attraction on the Texas Gulf Coast is Galveston island. As this guide to Galveston Island points out, there’s plenty for families to do here. You can take a trip on the Port Bolivar Ferry where there’s a chance of seeing dolphins and do other sightseeing. You can also see some of the island’s many tree sculptures. If you’re into your history, your can pay a visit to the 1877 Tall Ship Elissa, preserved as a monument to the region’s maritime history.
Burma has been through political strife over the last few decades. Recently they have begun to open its doors to the outside world. As a result, you might not think that it’s an ideal location to take children. Burma needs to attract tourists if it is to become a wealthy country.
Right now, there’s a wealth of activities being offered that children will love. How about spending some time in the Burmese jungle learning to ride an elephant? Or sailing to Inle Lake on your very own long tail boat?
There’s plenty of opportunities for children to get involved with the local culture. There are tours, for instance, where you can learn about the lives of traditional fishermen. You can also spend a night in a local village, living as the locals do and experiencing their culture first hand.
The Burmese people are very welcoming and have a very positive attitude to Westerners. More often than not, they learn as much from you as you do from them. When it comes to children, nothing is too much trouble.