Post Virus October Half Term Escapes
By: Bamboo Travel
Family Escape to Thailand & Laos (https://www.bambootravel.co.uk/
Start in Bangkok, with a tour by private boat, to see life along the canals to the Wat Pho temple, with its reclining Buddha, and weekend market. Then take a flight to the ancient town of Luang Prabang, on the Mekong River, in the jungles of northern Laos. Spend five days exploring the old town, and cruise the waterways by private boat to discover waterfalls, villages and a botanical garden carved into the jungle. The holiday ends with a five-night stay on the island of Koh Samet.
Family Tour of Bali (https://www.bambootravel.co.uk/
Your trip on the 'Island of Gods' starts at the seaside town of Sanur, with its long stretch of beach with shallow waters, and its selection of local restaurants and shops. Next, head north to an eco-resort on the west coast and visit a turtle conservation project. Continue up the coast to the West Bali NP, where a range of activities are on offer including kayaking, snorkelling, nature hikes and horse riding. Loop inland through the volcanic terrain of central Bali to Ubud, a thriving town of artisans surrounded by paddy fields. After a day learning some local arts and crafts, return to the south for a final few nights' relaxing at a family-friendly resort located on a quiet beach.
Family Borneo Explorer (https://www.bambootravel.co.uk/
Start with two-nights in Kuala Lumpur to explore the Malaysian capital. Once refreshed, fly to the interior of Borneo, for a two-night stay at Sepilok, and visit the famous orangutan rehabilitation centre; explore the nearby sun bear reserve and discovery centre, where you might spot flying squirrels. Other highlights include a boat ride up the Kinabatangan River to the jungle town of Sukau, for a stay in a riverside lodge located in a wildlife corridor which is one of the best places in Asia to spot wildlife, exploring the waterways and ox bow lakes, in search of wildlife and birds, hikes through the rainforest to watering holes frequented by larger mammals. The trip ends with five-nights at the Shangri-La Rasa Ria, a popular family-friendly beach resort.
Mick Thompson, Travel Dog PR