Active vacation spots for the family

Active vacation spots for the family

by Evigan Xiao 10 Sep 2017

When it comes to holidays with the family, it’s never too early to start planning! Active holidays are unique in that they allow one to unwind through the act of doing something, instead of sloth-ing around watching TV all day (how is that different from life at home?!). If it’s not exploring the interesting locales, there’s also a marathon to consider! Wouldn’t a medal make for a much cooler souvenir anyways?


1. Ankor Wat Marathon

If you’ve ever felt like introducing your family to the splendours of the Angkor Wat, this would be the trip to do it! And to make things interesting, how about experiencing it all while running a marathon? While there are the usual 21km and 10km routes, there’s also a 3km Family Run – perfect for families with young children! Being only roughly a 2-hour flight away from the homestead, you won’t have to endure excruciatingly long flight times to enjoy one of UNESCO’s heritage sites. It’s a win-win situation! The marathon is typically held during the first weekend of December; just in time for the holidays!


2. MesaStila

There’s something oddly fascinating about staying in a coffee plantation, isn’t there? Perhaps it has something to do with returning to a simpler time? Whatever it may be, you won’t find yourself being left wanting for excitement when you’re at MesaStila! Nature walks, treks, off-road cycling paths – take your pick! You’ll have plenty to do indoors as well, with all in-house guests being provided access to daily fitness and cultural activities like yoga, circuit training, and Javanese dance and Indonesian martial arts classes. Kids who are fond of running around will LOVE the jungle gym while mum and dad experience the wonders of a Turkish hammam bath at the in-house spa.


3. Pathumwan Princess City Break

Singapore is home to a number of bike trails that families of all sorts can enjoy, but why not take your family’s love of biking to the next level? Take a trip to Bangkok and you’ll get to experience a 40km cycling tour that takes you through a network of canals while sightseeing the capital! You get to see historical buildings like the Kamalulislam Mosque and the Phurt Udom Pol temple, while observing the lifestyle of Thai families who make their lives by the canal along the way. Fish farms, rice mills, traditional Thai wooden houses and even an old apothecary are just some of the other sights you can count on passing by. You might work up a good sweat but you’ll be happy for it; it’s the Land of Smiles after all!


We know how planning a family trip can be a logistical nightmare for some, which is why organisers like Flight Centre Active Travel are a godsend! Just pick a package and Flight Centre will handle everything from travel details to accommodations. The only thing you’ll need to worry about is getting your suitcase to close!