A family that plays together, stays together! Get a hands-on education like no other as you delve into new cultures and explore new sites alongside your kids and maybe even grandkids too!
We’ve put together a selection of our most popular child-friendly destinations, all of which make the perfect playground for a fantastic active family holiday.
Discover exotic animals in the jungles of Costa Rica, learn how to eat with chopsticks in Vietnam, meet local children in the mountain villages of Nepal, see the ‘real’ Madagascar out of the theatres, explore the jungle ruins of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, or experience the ancient and mystical Inca treasures of Peru. The hardest part will be choosing which adventure to go on!
Wildlife Treasure Hunt | Costa Rica
Only for those that fear no heights! Take your family to Costa Rica this year and spend two days spotting as much wildlife as you can when you traverse treetop walkways and suspension bridges in Monteverde cloud forest. The primary cloud forest is home to 400 species of birds (who will be first to spot a toucan?); 100 species of mammals such as sloth, primates and armadillo; 120 species of amphibians including salamander and of course the red-eyed leaf frog; and 2500 species of plants. After all of this, there is plenty more action including a guided volcano walk, a dip in La Fortuna’s waterfall and some blissful relaxing on Costa Rica’s fine beaches.
Trip departs year-round on various dates
Hands On | Vietnam
In Vietnam, new experiences for the children (and perhaps parents & grandparents as well) include a painting class in Saigon, spending the night with a local family in the Mekong Delta, and cycling the country roads of Hoi An. On top of that, you’ll head to the local market to shop for ingredients like shrimp paste and lemongrass so that you can learn to prepare exquisite Vietnamese food. Who’s spring rolls or pho will be the best?
This active family holiday also departs between July – January
Camping & Trekking | Nepal
If you like to introduce your children to trekking, the low altitude parts of the Annapurna foothills are the place to be. During the day, be rewarded by spectacular views of the Annapurna Range and walk through alpine meadows and magnificent forests of oak and rhododendron. In our private eco-camps, spend time dancing, singing and playing games of volleyball and cricket with the local crew. Visit local schools and take a safari in Chitwan National Park to spot rhino, crocodile and other wildlife.
Departs also in September, December and February
Island of Lemurs | Madagascar
Imagine the reaction on your children’s face when they learn that they will visit the famous island featured in the film Madagascar. Take them on a fun adventure that will involve and delight your offspring every day with much to see and do. The essence of Madagascar is the unique wildlife and you will probably all remember the scenes of dancing lemurs. See this and other animals in the wild when you pass through lush rain forest, and along wild coasts, lakes and narrow canals.
Also departs July, September & October
Unveil Inca Myths | Peru
Unveil together with your family the myths of ancient Inca civilisations in Peru as you experience the country by raft, bike and kayak. The visit to Machu Picchu will bring memories that last a lifetime and the stories from our guide help your children understand life in ancient times. Explore the famous Urubamba River and overnight at a secluded campsite, visit the ‘mini Galapagos’ of Peru, and discover the Amazon rainforest on foot, looking out for monkeys, capybaras and hoatzin. There’s too much on this 16-day trip to mention here, so check out the trip description.
2 in 1 | Cambodia & Laos
This Easter holiday, take a short 1-week trip to Southeast Asia and allow your children to explore two of the region’s highlights. In Cambodia, the Angkorian temples give a unique insight in what ancient civilisations were capable of building and in Luang Prabang, soak up the relaxing atmosphere in this charming UNESCO World Heritage town that is scattered with ancient Buddhist temples. Take a hot air balloon flight in Siem Reap and learn about rural life in a wonderful eco-lodge idyllically nestled on the bank of the mighty Mekong River.
This active family holiday also departs in September, October, December & January
Get Back to Nature | Tasmania
Discover Cradle Mountain National Park on a series of stunning walks designed with the family in mind! Carrying just a day pack, explore the base of the Great Western Tiers on foot before a visit to the fascinating caves of the Mole Creek Karst National Park. It’s then on to the trails of Cradle Mountain National Park where you can even tackle the summit of Cradle Mountain (weather permitting). Sharing the 360-degree panoramic views of Tasmania’s highest mountains and surrounding wilderness area from its summit with your children will inspire them to want to explore even more.
This active holiday also departs between September and January
If you have a specific interest or are tied to particular dates but are unsure where to travel, our travel specialists are available for you to discuss your options. They may come up with ideas you hadn’t thought of before! To contact our teams around the world, you can email, call or drop by at one of our offices.