Asia, the world's largest and most populous continent is also one of the world's largest tourist destinations. From coastlines to bustling cities to snowcapped mountains to subtropical jungles, you have a varied mix of landscapes in Asia. But as the modernized world requires all of us to toil every single day, be it at the office or at the college or at school, we are left with spending only a minimum amount of time with our family. But sadly that is not enough and you yourself know that for sure. So this season, take some time off and go on an adventurous trip across Asia. For a family that goes on trips often, stays happier for longer! Here is a list of 15 amazing places to have the best family adventure holidays in Asia.
1. Jim Corbett National Park, India
Established in the year 1936 in the name of Hailey National Park, Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest and one of the most sought-after national parks in India. If you are a family who loves to be in the company of nature and wild animals, then Jim Corbett National Park should be your ideal choice. Book for a Jungle Safari in a jeep that will take you through the wilderness and the beauty of the park that is highlighted by 488 different species of flora and fauna, which will keep your family engaged all the time. The park is open only between mid-November & mid-June and the best time to visit is from November - May.
2. Treetop Adventure Park, Bali
Set in an open-air environment, Treetop Adventure Park in Bali is one of the most frequently visited parks in Indonesia by families and groups. Inside the park, there are 7 different levels of circuit and 72 interesting challenges designed specifically to suit different age groups. From suspended rope bridges to tight rope walks to flying skateboards to a gigantic zip line adventure, you have plenty of options that will keep you occupied. With the tickets priced at affordable costs and an amazing setting, Treetop Adventure Park is a fun place to visit to spend an adventurous time with your family. The adventure park is open daily from 8.30am to 6pm.
3. Sapa Trek, Vietnam
Sapa is one of the least known places in Asia but definitely not the worst. Surrounded by lush green mountains, paddy fields, and thundering waterfalls, the hidden gem of Vietnam, Sapa is one of the scenic locations to visit in Asia. Filled with hill-tribe people and breathtaking views all the way, trekking with your family is one of the best things to do in the hill town of Sapa. Hike your way through the muddy fields of the trek that is adorned by quaint little villages overlooking a green valley and be sure to taste the local food. The hill-tribe villages look like a separate world in itself and can be reached by taking a night train from Hanoi which approximately takes around 9 hours.
4. Gulmarg, India
Gulmarg in Jammu & Kashmir is a hill town and a famous ski destination. Known as the 'heartland of the winter sports in India', Gulmarg is rated as Asia's seventh best ski destinations. From skiing to snowboarding to tubing to snowshoeing, Gulmarg has a special something for everyone. The location also got featured in several Bollywood movies like Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, Haider, Phantom, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Bobby, and Highway which is a testimony to its beauty and grandeur. The best time to visit Gulmarg for the snowy experience is from December to March. Pack your warmest clothes now and take off with your family!
5. Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
Koh Phi Phi Island is where turquoise waters meet white silky sands. Take a boat to the picturesque Koh Phi Phi island, scale the lengths of its amazingly attractive beaches, and when it's time put on your snorkel masks and dive in the water along with your family for some underwater expedition that looks totally colorful and vibrant. To take your adventure to the next level, you can go snorkeling in 'Shark Point' to have a sight of the mighty sharks. And that is not the end, you also have night snorkeling tours with a bright torch that will allow you to witness as the fishes sleep peacefully in the arms of the coral.
6. Night Safari Park, Singapore
Have you ever been on a night safari to spot the thriving wildlife in their naturalistic setting? Night Safari Park in Singapore provides you an opportunity to do just that. Night Safari Park is the world's first nocturnal zoo and one of the popular attractions in Asia attracting over 1.1 million visitors annually with an opportunity to see over 2,500 animals. The 40-minute guided tour expedition on the tram will take you through the changing landscapes, rich vegetation, and wildlife habitats, offering you a chance to catch the animals in their own backyard. The park is open every day and the timing for the night safari is from 7:15pm to 12:00 in the midnight. Flash photography is not allowed during the trip and so, soak in the experience as much as you can.
7. Hakuba, Japan
Considered as Japan's premier alpine resort destination, Hakuba is a perfect destination to enjoy an exhilarating family adventure holiday in Asia. With over 200 different trails to choose from and pristine snow conditions, Hakuba has been welcoming tourists, skiers, and outdoor enthusiasts, for more than 70 years now. If you are a family who loves to spend time in the snow and want to get adventurous, then Hakuba would be a haven for you as it is full of snow adventures. When you are done with your adventure sports, relax in one of the hot spring baths and gaze at the ever twinkling stars. December - April is the best time to visit Hakuba. And so you know, Hakuba also hosted the 1998 winter Olympics.
8. Marine Safari Park, Bali
Opened in the year 2007, Marine Safari Park in Bali is the island's largest and the most visited parks. The park is a part of Taman Safari Indonesia and is spread across an area of 99 acres where the animals are left to roam freely in an environment that looks exactly like their natural habitat. The Marine Safari Park comes with two safari options. You can either explore the park on a tram or ride on the back of an Elephant to catch a sight of the 60 different species including some of the endangered species of Orang Utan, Komodo, and the Bali Mynah. Kids will get over excited as they would get a chance to feed zebras, elephants, and deer. When you are in this park, do eat in the Tsavo Lion Restaurant while you are surrounded by lions, porcupines, and meerkats. The park also has plenty of live shows.
9. Ranthambore National Park, India
Located in the Sawai Madhopur district of the south-eastern Rajasthan, Ranthambore is one of the largest and renowned national parks in India. The park is spread over an area of 392 square kilometers and is famous for its majestic tigers, especially Machali (T-16) and Sundari (T-17). Tigers in Ranthambore National Park can be very easily spotted during any time of the day and that is one of the reasons for the park to be frequented by the tourists. Rides on the safari vehicles are carried out on 6:30am and 2:30pm and last about 3 hours. And the only time to visit the Ranthambore National Park is from October to June. The rest of the year, it remains closed.
10. River Safari, Singapore
River Safari is a first of its kind river-themed zoo and aquarium in Singapore. The place is home to over 6,000 different species including 40 endangered species and looks totally spectacular and charming. Drift along the themed rivers of the Nile, Congo, Mississippi, Ganges, Yangtze, and the Mekong, on an explanatory river adventure and explore the park for plenty other thrilling adventure activities. One of the main attractions inside the park is the cutest panda couple of Kai Kai and Jia Jia. River Safari is a must visit place for Kids and Adults alike. It is open daily from 10:00am to 7:00pm. And be sure to carry umbrellas and raincoats with you, as the climate can change drastically.
11. Elephant escapade, Sri Lanka
The Island country of Sri Lanka down under is not only famous for its Buddhist influence and historic attractions, it is also famous for the Sri Lankan Elephant, a subspecies of the Asian Elephant. But sadly not many of them are left and that is why you have to travel to Sri Lanka with your family immediately! To catch a sight of the elephants don't just visit the elephant orphanages, spot them in the wild - all free and live in action. Some of the parks that you should visit in Sri Lanka to have a good safari experience are Udawalawe National Park, Minneriya National Park, and Kaudulla National Park.
12. Phang Nga Bay, Thailand
How about a water adventure in one of the world's most beautiful places? Considered as one of the most popular sea tourist destinations, Phang Nga Bay is an ideal place for some kayaking adventure. The place is totally serene and wild, offering one of the remarkable experiences of your lifetime. Meander through the mysterious caves alongside the waters of the bay in an amazing adventure family expedition and create a book full of lasting memories. There are plenty of private operators who offer kayaking experience in the waters of Phang Nga Bay, amongst those try John Gray's Sea Canoe, they are good and are an absolute value for money.
13. Taman Negara, Malaysia
Estimated to be more than 135 million years old, Taman Negara is a truly spectacular tropical rainforest that will help you to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, easing your senses. It is the best adventure destination for families who are into nature and outdoor activities. Covered in a thick spread of green vegetation, Taman Negara is totally refreshing and is home to some of the rare mammals and birds like Malayan gaur, Malayan tiger, crab-eating macaque, Indian elephant, red junglefowl, great argus, and the Malayan peacock-pheasant. And when you are here some of the adventure activities that you should take part in are jungle trekking, canopy walk, cave exploration, boat ride, night jungle walk, bird watching, fishing, and rapid shooting.
14. Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai in Thailand is a one-stop destination for all the adventure activities. Nestled amongst the forested foothills of Thailand, Chiang Mai has a laid back style to it and has an exceptional surrounding making it one of the top destinations to visit in Thailand. From ATV riding to trekking to elephant safari to mountain biking to waterfall abseiling to zip lining to kayaking to white water rafting, the number of adventure activities in Chiang Mai is just endless and will leave you breathless for sure. Quench your thirst for adventure in the absolutely family friendly destination of Chiang Mai and to have the best experience look for tour agencies.
15. Sunway Lagoon, Malaysia
Sunway Lagoon is a fascinating theme park in Subang Jaya, Malaysia and is one of the best adventure family holiday destinations in Asia. The park is very big and the activities will really bring the kid in you. The attractions in the park are divided in a way that it caters to different kinds of people who expect different genres out of the park. The attraction categories are Water Park, Scream Park, Amusement Park, Extreme Park, Wildlife Park, and Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon. And each attraction has its own highlight that will make the experience an extremely memorable one! Sunway Lagoon is open daily from 10am - 6pm and has special Halloween celebration that you shouldn't miss out.
Family holidays need not be a boring affair where you only spend time looking at each other. On the other hand, it can be adventurous and totally fun. So plan that long pending family vacation
of yours and go full adventurous now!