Summer is the most popular time to go to Borneo and as the accommodation in the island is quite limited, we recommend planning your trip with plenty of time. Sarawak is in the peak of the dry season and you’ll experience minimal rain in Sabah as well. It’s also peak time to see baby turtles hatching – imagine this dream coming true for your children!
Getting to Costa Rica has never been easier – with direct flights to San Jose it’s a lot less hassle to get the family there for the summer. Generally the weather from June through to November is meant to be the rainy season, but July and August seem to have a mini dry spell, great for the summer holidays!
Now India is known for it being hot and humid in the summer months, however the South is rather lovely and a lot less busy than the North, so perfect to ease the family into the Indian way of life. If you want your family to experience some of the highlights of the North it’s still possible, it will make a refreshing change once you get further South where you can all try a traditional Kathakali dance in Cochin!
As a country that offers a wide range of experiences, Indonesia is a fantastic place to take the family in the summer as the weather is at its peak and you can really include something to keep everyone happy. Some of the main attractions can be quite busy, however booking in advance can get you the best accommodation and flight prices too.
July and August are ideal months to fly to Malaysia, with some of the best beaches on the East coast being in the dry season. They have excellent snorkelling and underwater visibility which means a better chance to see turtles! Some areas can be busy as it is the peak time to travel, but our small scale, family friendly hotels will keep you away from the main crowds.
If you’re a family up for a bit of action-packed adventure, Peru is a great place to go to in the summer as it’s the driest season, meaning it’s the top time to trek the Inca Trail and visit Machu Picchu. Oh – and don’t miss the chance to spot sea lions and penguins at the amazing Islas Ballestas!
The best areas to travel to in the summer are the North, Central and Eastern areas so plenty of country to cover, meaning it’s a great time of year to visit. You and your family can safari through the Yala National Park to spot elephants and maybe even a leopard! Or even stay in a local village to meet Sri Lankan children – what a story they could take back to school after the summer!
The weather in Thailand is not at its best in the summer, however this only really means you might experience a bit of rain in the afternoon and will still have plenty of sunny sandcastle building days at the beach. We recommend the East coast islands as on the west it will be monsoon, but Central and Northern Thailand are perfect so you can still include some wildlife spotting in Ko Yai National Park or zip lining through the jungle!
In the summer holidays you’ll find central Vietnam the best place to travel around as the North and the South can be a little rainy. Don’t worry though, there is still plenty going on with something for the whole clan! If you’re a family up for adventure you can zip through the caves at Phong Nga, relax in Hoi An’s cultural centre and have some family beach time in Nha Trang. Pure bliss.
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