You want your children to see the world, but at the same time you don’t want to forgo the finer moments or what world travel has to offer. Of course everyone likes a holiday, but often times different family members have their own ideas of what is relaxing and enjoyable. Put the responsibility for delivering an outstanding family holiday in the hands of Smiling Albino and let us impress you by keeping everyone satisfied.
Whether your tastes run from shopping, to viewing art and culture, to architecture, to beaches, to doing nothing at all and simply enjoying some down time, Smiling Albino can put together moments and experiences you wouldn’t be able to craft on your own, that will last a lifetime and give everyone a story to share with their friends back home. We grew up in traveling families and we’ve seen the best and the worst of what the market has to offer, so believe us – we know what it takes to deliver.
Smiling Albino has provided travel experiences to families of 2 to 22 people and we would love the opportunity to surprise you with what we can design for your loved ones.
SE Asia Family Epic
This customized adventure starts with a few days of insider ins’ and outs’ in bustling Bangkok, enjoying everything from boat rides to world famous sites such as the Grand Palace, wonderful meals and staggering sites outside the capital. Next it’s off to the incredible ancient capital and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ayutthaya for a look at stone palaces. Then it’s to the kingdom’s northernmost province, Chiang Rai, where you’ll enjoy an intimate and highly original experience exploring its farthest reaches atop elephants, mountain bike, van, kayak, boats and of course foot power. Next it’s off to Siem Reap, Cambodia to explore the amazing temples of Angkor. This epic, multi-activity outing was designed to create a smooth, exciting and total – quality experience.
Siamese Family Adventure
This adventure was designed for a family from Switzerland seeking “adventure with comfort”. They were interested in an active program featuring cycling, motorscootering and river paddling. In addition to luxury they were also interested in a night or two of jungle – type adventures and hiking.
This adventure stands out as the ultimate family adventure for those wanting a variety of activities, dazzling venues and an educational journey into the heart of Thailand.
History, Art, Design & Culture in the Emerald Triangle
The CEO of a large American corporation and his extended family of eight take an educational trip together once every year. He contacted Joe Cummings (www.joecummings.com), long time author of Lonely Planet’s Thailand, Myanmar and Lao guidebooks, to design a custom trip with a focus on art, history and special emphasis on galleries and artifacts. Joe proposed an initial itinerary, then consulted Smiling Albino for tweaking and execution of the journey.
The Grand Vietnam and Thailand Family Adventure
This is a great hiking and scooter trip designed for a very well traveled and adventurous family with grown children. Northern Vietnam features the memorable market streets of the 1,000 – year old capital, Hanoi followed by the highland of Sapa with overnight train then the supernatural islands and coves of Halong Bay. From here we’ll take an active and cerebral journey through the classic heritage sights of Hue and Hoi An, followed by the frenetic energy of the commercial hub of Saigon and the fun Vespa trip to Mui Ne. From Saigon we cross borders and fly to Thailand for one last night in Bangkok before flying home! The pace is practical and is enhanced by paddling, cycling and multiple forms of transport throughout.
Epic Vietnam Family Adventure
Simply put – this is the ultimate Vietnam experience. You will arrive in Saigon from overseas and transfer to one of Asia's most talked – about resorts, the stunning Six Senses Ninh Van Bay. After a few days of southern beach bliss, you‟ll fly up to northern Vietnam and shuttle out to the UNESCO preserved, supernatural region of Halong Bay. Spend two nights on a luxury junk, with grand meals fun paddling and magnificent views.
From here the party gets started with a north – to – south exploration of Vietnam‟s essential gems with well – paced days exploring Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, and Saigon, and introducing you to unique local characters along the way. This adventure is designed with an eye to quality, seamlessness and value.