Khiri Travel has launched seven tour options in Southeast Asia designed for parents, children and grandchildren travelling together. The seven itineraries range from six to 12 days in Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam or Sri Lanka.
It has produced brochures itemising the proposed itineraries, which are modular to allow flexibility. The Thailand one, for example, gives guests freedom to choose between preferred beach destinations of Krabi or Khao Lak, or the national park of Khao Sok. There are maps, ‘at-a-glance’ highlights and symbols to show which activities are suitable for all three generations. The trips have options for parents and kids to, for example, ride e-bikes, while grandparents visit a museum or relax with a drink.
“We’ve designed the vast majority of the 3G itineraries to be flexible, varied and inclusive,” said Herman Hoven, CEO of Khiri Travel. “Families can gear up or down as they please.”
The company has been creative on the transport side. Families can experience travel by bicycle, longtail boat, 4×4, train, tuk-tuk, plane, private car, and even a US army jeep in Vietnam. There are signature experiences such as meetings with Balinese royalty, tea planters and dance instructors in Sri Lanka, chefs and artists, and with a family in Vietnam who have been living in the same house for 18 generations.
Patchanee Sudsai, head of travel design at Khiri Travel said: “This can work especially well for the grandparents and grandchildren, while mum and dad sip a cocktail at sundown on the balcony.”