Family Exploration Vacation Adventures
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Travelling together as a family is one of life’s greatest joys. It gives you much-needed time together away from the daily routine, allows parents to share their travelling know-how and creates memories that will last a lifetime. Here are just a few of our favourite family adventure ideas, designed to inspire the next generation of adventurers.
- Create your own family group on a custom-designed, personalized program - just ask!
- Itineraries specifically designed for families with children aged 8 and up
- Tours are graded on a child-centric activity level scale
- Lots of opportunity to see a variety of wildlife in different parts of the world
- Fun and exciting activities from cycling, kayaking, zip-lining to river rafting, at safe levels for family groups
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Each family vacation adventure has been created with one of two specific age ranges in mind (9-12 and 13-16), though that doesn’t mean children outside these age brackets won’t be welcome. Each trip is assigned a child-centric activity grading that shows how challenging the trip will be for kids. The grading system is based on how busy and physically challenging the itinerary is, and how much time is spent travelling from place to place.
1 – Leisurely
2 – Leisurely/Moderate
3 – Moderate
Our trips are designed to give you maximum value for money, often including authentic, experiential activities as well as accommodation and local tour guide. Child prices are 25% lower than the adult cost, up to the age of 15 or 16 (dependent on the destination and tour).
If none of these suggestions suit your family’s interests please talk to us and we can custom design a personalized program for you and your family.
We’re determined that future generations continue to enjoy exploring the world as we do, so we leave as small an impact as possible when we travel. With your family’s help, we support the local communities that so graciously share their homes with us through various projects, championing local businesses and creating jobs. We’ve initiated projects to eradicate single-use plastic bottles, take children on adventures in their homeland for the first time, and supported community projects all over the world.
Tropical adventures for all the family in varied ecosystems. Costa Rica is a natural paradise, complete with volcanoes, rainforest, waterfalls, wildlife and beaches. Start your Costa Rica family holiday by travelling into the steaming jungle and explore the waterways of Tortuguero by boat, in search of monkeys, toucans and other colourful birds. Visit the Sloth Sanctuary and meet some of its famous inhabitants, stars of their own Animal Planet TV show. Enjoy a night walk in the rainforest, try white water rafting (optional) and splash around in thermal pools at a waterpark near Arenal Volcano. There’s beach time too as we head to both Cahuita on the Caribbean coast and Manuel Antonio on the Pacific, where jungle cascades down to white sandy beaches.
2019 departure: December 21
2020 departures: April, July, August, December
2020 prices: from CA$4,099 – adult (17+) / from CA$3,063 – child
Spectacled bears of northern Peru, awe-inspiring Machu Picchu and fun filled Cuzco – Peru has so much to offer on this family adventure! Venture into dry forests of northern Peru and spend two days exploring Chaparri – the site of Peru’s first wildlife rescue centre designed specifically for Spectacled Bears. The ancient Inca capital of Cuzco is brimming with Spanish churches and Inca fortresses just waiting to be explored – here we enjoy a chocolate making class and an art workshop before exploring the Sacred Valley and visiting an alpaca farm. Finally, visit Machu Picchu – one of the architectural and engineering marvels of the ancient world, made all the more dramatic by its mountain backdrop of staggering immensity.
2020 departures: April and August
2020 prices: from CA$4,575 – adult (17+) / from CA$3,418 – child
Take your family on a trip back in time where Romans roamed and Nabateans built one of the most unusual cities in the world, Petra. Starting in the north with a Gladiator show at Jerash, we head south to Petra, a city still shrouded in mystery and Wadi Rum a stunning desert that looks like Mars. Both have featured in a number of blockbusters including Indian Jones, Star Wars, The Martian and more recently Aladdin.
Our private camp in Wadi Rum is run by a Bedouin family who will make your stay one of the most memorable parts of your holiday. Heading further south to the Red Sea coast and the town of Aqaba it’s chill out time at a private beach resort. Our adventure ends at the lowest point on earth and with one of the craziest experiences you might ever have – floating in the Dead Sea. Swimming in its saline waters is just about impossible so lie back and relax. The history astounds, the landscapes amaze and the hospitality of the Jordanian people will stay with you long after your holiday is over. Jordan really has all the ingredients for a great family adventure.
2020 departures: April, May, July, October
2021 departures: February – May, July & August
2020 – 2021 prices: from CA$2,379 – adult (15+) / from CA$1,781 – child
Explore the vibrant culture and ancient history of Egypt. Spectacular ancient monuments, vast desert and golden beaches make Egypt an exciting destination for all. We begin our adventure in exciting Cairo visiting the world-famous Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx; even the smallest children will be amazed at these magnificent wonders of the ancient world! Catching the overnight sleeper train to Aswan, we experience vibrant Nubian culture and bustling bazaars before drifting along the Nile on a traditional felucca. Downstream in Luxor, we explore the hidden tombs of the Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings. We round off our holiday at the beach resort of Hurghada, where we venture beneath the waves to discover the brightly coloured fish and corals of the Red Sea.
2020 departures: April, May, August, October, December
2021 departures: February, April, May, July, October
2020 – 2021 prices: from CA$1,999 – adult (17+) / from CA$1,496 – child
The endless coastline, canyons and rivers of southern Turkey are the playground for adventures on land and sea. On this trip there are days of canyoning and sea kayaking, plus visits to the impressive Saklikent Gorge and Patara National Park, with its Roman ruins and glorious beach. There is also a free day to enjoy more of the local delights or, for the more adventurous, optional paragliding. The beautiful scenery and laid-back atmosphere in Kas make it a fantastic base for a week of family fun.
2020 departures: July, August, October
2020 prices: from CA$1,349 – adult (18+) / from CA$1,012 – child
Family adventure in search for Africa’s largest residents in the Masai Mara and Lake Naivasha. Kenya is the classic African safari destination and this seven-day family adventure is a great introduction to the continent’s famous residents. The Masai Mara, with its endless grasslands sprinkled with acacia trees and an astonishing variety of wildlife, is the ideal place for children to have their first sightings of lions, elephants, giraffes and cheetahs. Lake Naivasha, located in the Great Rift Valley, is an unforgettable setting where we have the chance to view hippos on a boat safari. Then in Nairobi there is the elephant orphanage and giraffe centre where we learn about the conservation work being done to protect these magnificent animals.
2020 departures: April, May, August, December
2020 prices: from CA$2,775 – adult (17+) / from CA$2,065 – child
Find out how alive and diverse the desert can be from big dunes to big cats. The sun is rising and we are sat atop one of the highest dunes in the world. A burst of orange and red explodes on the surrounding landscape as warm rays caress the shifting sand. We are in Sossusvlei. Over the coming days we explore the country’s amazing diversity, sit by watering holes watching wildlife, hike through rock formations to ancient engravings, enjoy Viennese style cake shops and discover a country where the desert scenery changes with every turn and the night sky sparkles with countless stars.
2020 departures: April, July, August
2020 prices: from CA$3,245 – adult (17+) / from CA$2,493 – child
- Transfer from airport to hotel, return on certain tours
- Accommodation for number of nights specified in each tour
- Some meals
- Daily activities as outlines including children's programs
- Additional tours and excursions added
- Gratuities to guides
- Passport and visa fees, vaccinations as required
- Travel insurance
- Items of a personal nature
Disclaimer: We do our utmost to ensure that information posted on our website is correct at the time of publication, however trip details are subject to change without notice by the suppliers and operators involved. We update the information as soon as possible when changes are advised to us, however, we cannot assume responsibility for such changes made by the suppliers and operators.