Family rowing a canoe in Wells Gray National Park, Canada


Travelling to Canada in May will allow you to avoid the crowds and still enjoy warm weather, especially around Vancouver and the West and Toronto (East). Get back to nature with hiking trails, canoeing and ziplining in the Rockies and try your hand at horse-riding whilst staying on a ranch – yeehaw!

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May time is a bit like the summer months in Vietnam – sticking to the central areas as the weather will be best. There are plenty of activities to keep the kids busy and you can still incorporate some swimming at the beach. Vietnam is nice and easy to travel around and we will look after all the transfers for you so you and the family won’t have to worry about a thing when you’re there.

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May, in our opinion is a top month to go to Borneo as the weather is great and the crowds are minimal, but you can still have a taste of the main wildlife highlights in a short period of time. Celebrate with the family and locals in the Sarawak rice festival and maybe even have a boat and guide to yourselves on the Kinabatangan River to spot all the mesmerising wildlife!

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Family with two kids at the tobacco fields


May can be pleasantly quiet in Cuba as the weather is in between seasons but still mostly dry and sunny! This also means flights can be quite affordable so a really good choice if you want to take the family but find the prices a bit high in the other peak months.

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mother and daughter with local woman in rice paddies, ubud


We recommend Bali as a top spot for travelling to in May for skipping the crowds and we can find absolute bargain flight prices too! It can be a long way to travel for a short period but if you are set up with colouring books and activities for the flight, once you are there it really is a breeze as we arrange all private transfers for you and most hotels have swimming pools or are near the beach!

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If you’re looking for some hot May weather with hardly any rain then the east coast of Malaysia is the best place to take the family for just this. Choose to travel by bus, train or private transfer or you can even fly to most places to make the most of your time away! The beaches on the east coast can be so quiet that you may find you and the family will have it all to yourselves.

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Locals in a boat


Wanting to take the family on an exciting adventure to see Machu Picchu? May is your month team. The weather is in the dry season and it shouldn’t be too busy! You can join this with a cultural experience in the town of Cusco or head in another direction and explore the famous Amazon for an ‘amaz-on’ experience for you and your clan.

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If you’re wanting a short beach break then we recommend heading down to Thailand’s eastern beaches for some fun in the sun and island hopping. The weather in the south west will be quite hot and humid and if you are short of time then why not treat the family with a bit of beach?

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