Want to whisk your children away to a foreign land, encourage them to discover new cultures, learn the history of a new country and keep them entertained all at the same time? We know just the places!

Bagan’s never-ending prairies peppered with temples are sure to astound parents and kids alike. To score even more ‘cool points’ from the kids, we recommend a hot air balloon ride over the temples. Unforgettable! Inle Lake is another site not to be missed whilst in Myanmar. The kids will love the boat rides through the water villages that line the banks of the lake.

Sri Lanka is a Lightfoot favourite for many reasons: Hill Country is absolutely magical and your family will love biking through the tea plantations, Galle Fort (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) is truly special, especially at sunset, and the nearby beaches are fun for unwinding after a day of sight-seeing. Families particularly love the many villas that we offer on the island, renting them for a week or two at a time, and creating the perfect base for the extended family and groups of friends to stay.

Another region dotted with temples, Siem Reap is Cambodia’s most visited area, and for good reason! The temples are nothing short of spectacular and there are a ton of family activities that include zip-lining, quad biking, circuses and boat journeys on the Tonle Sap River.

If you’re looking to really wow the family, no country does majestic palaces quite like India. Rajasthan boasts numerous maharajas’ residences that are worth the detour, and the kids will love pretending to be kings and queens from faraway lands.

November to February is the best time to visit Southern Vietnam. Kick off your journey in the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh, followed by a cruise along the Mekong Delta, finally, head south to the island of Phu Quoc for a bit of beachside fun. Perfection!

Properties for Family Cultural Christmas

Tierra Atacama

Atacama Desert, Chile

Located in San Pedro in the Atacama Desert, in Chile, this luxury boutique hotel offers spectacular views of Licancabur Volcano. Built on the site of an old cattle coral, Tierra Atacama …

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The Aqua Mekong

Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Journey along the fascinating waterways of the Mekong River aboard the new Aqua Mekong. This stunning 62-metre ship, designed by David Hodkinson and Luc Lejeune from Saigon-based Noor to res…

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The Imperial

India, Delhi & Agra

Built in 1931, The Imperial is an exceptionally grand hotel located near renowned shopping and commercial district Connaught Place in New Delhi. Recognised as one of Asia’s finest hotels, …

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Why House

Sri Lanka, Southern Beaches

A short walk from the beautiful Wijaya beach, Why House is nestled within 3 acres of stunningly landscaped gardens of tropical plants, fruit and spice trees. Why House is a fabulous boutiqu…

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Aureum Palace Hotel

Bagan, Myanmar/Burma

Set within Bagan Archaeological Preservation Zone amongst the ancient temples of The Kingdom of Bagan, this luxury boutique-style resort offers a relaxed retreat for guests, and is the ideal…

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Tea Trails

Sri Lanka, Hill Country

Smack bang in the middle of Sri Lanka's stunning Hill Country, these four plantation bungalows offer unparalleled comfort and exquisite service, nestled amongst the hills of Bogawantalawa. …

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A Selection of Family Cultural Christmas Itineraries

Oman with Kids


Lightfoot Travel specialise in tailor-made itineraries for family holidays, honeymoons and corporate travel around the world. Below is a sample itinerary for a family holiday to Oman, and ca…

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