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Before they fly the nest

Vacationing with teenagers can be a minefield. You want something that will appeal to you, without them rolling their eyes. The last family vacation, before you are replaced by friends as their travel companions of choice, is a poignant milestone and we can craft something really special for you. Gone are the days when the children will happily play buckets and spades for hours in their sun hats; independence and adventure are needed to please all parties.

All prices include international flights and transfers unless otherwise stated and are subject to availability. T&Cs apply.

Argentina & Brazil

This wonderful itinerary is perfect for families with teenage children and combines the excitement of Buenos Aires, the dazzling beaches and people of Rio de Janeiro, a superb Argentinean estancia that offers horse riding adventures and the incredible Iguazu Falls.

From £4,870pp based on a family of 4 - (2 adults and 2 teenage children) - for 3 nights at Palacio Duhau, Buenos Aires, 3 nights at Estancia El Colibri (full board & activities), 2 nights at Hotel das Cataratas, Iguassu and 3 nights at the Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro.

Australia

Take the family on an adventure they will never forget through the wilds of Australia. Discover the soaring red cliffs of the Kimberley coast, where you can learn to fish for Barramundi, and take a helicopter ride over a working cattle property at Bullo River Station. You can spot crocodiles at dawn from airboats through the plains in floodplains of the Mary River Delta at Bamurru Plains and finally head to Haggerstone Island, a remote outpost on the Great Barrier Reef for an authentic Robinson Crusoe experience.

From £9,100pp based on a family of 4 adults traveling.

Canada

How about a road trip to remember? Start in Calgary and drive across stunning Western Canada. From the snow-capped peaks and pristine lakes of the Rockies through to superb horse riding in Cowboy Country, on to the unspoiled surf beaches of Vancouver Island and finally the vibrant city life of Vancouver, there is something for the whole family to discover and enjoy.

From £4,375pp based on a family of 4 traveling, staying in 2 separate rooms on a room only basis, except ranch stay which is on full board.

Curtain Bluff, Antigua

Curtain Bluff is a traditional, quality all inclusive Caribbean resort with high service standards. Set on a bluff with two lovely sand beaches, it’s perfect for families with teenagers, as the children can disappear and enjoy learning to sail, swim or get involved in numerous activities, whilst Mum and Dad relax on the beach or enjoy a spa session.

From £11,710 for a family of four (saving £3,475) based on 7 nights in 2 Junior Suites on all inclusive for travel from 26 October to 18 December 2013 and includes 2 free nights.

Sani Resort, Greece

One of the big attractions of Sani Resort is the amount of activities and facilities the resort offers for all ages. Many of the sporting activities are free of charge and are organized by the entertainment team, for example, table-tennis, football, volleyball, aerobics, archery, hiking and basketball. Many other sporting activities can be arranged at an additional charge. The non-d watersports are all complimentary.

From £840pp for 7 nights on half board based on 3 sharing a family room at the end of September.

Himalayan adventure

Going off-the-beaten-track in East India is a great way to spend family time together. Fly to Calcutta and explore this fascinating city with an Elite Guide, then hop up to the former Buddhist kingdom of Sikkim to explore untouched rural life whilst staying in beautifully renovated village houses. This once in a life time experience can be completed with a stay on a working tea estate near Darjeeling.

From £3,800pp for 13 nights traveling until 30 April 2014.

Iceland

Why not whisk the family to Iceland for an unusual action packed trip. Pile on board a super jeep for a thrilling ride around the glaciers and geysers of the Golden Circle; splash about in the misty waters of the Blue Lagoon and brave the elements in the wee hours in the hope of a glimpse of the magical Aurora Borealis.

From £2,100pp sharing a Deluxe room for 4 nights on a B&B basis including excursions. The best time to travel for the Northern Lights is October through to March.

India

Exploring the Indian National Parks of Madhya Pradesh is an ideal family vacation. Experience the thrill of sleeping under canopy or in luxury cottages in the jungle and then go in search of the Bengal Tiger. The &Beyond Lodges here, are a once in a lifetime experience, they offer excursions such as an all-day private jeep game drive in the park or a private game drive atop an elephant.

From £4,500pp based on 4 traveling for 9 nights, on a full board basis, including jeep safaris, domestic and international flights, traveling in October.

Indochina

Enjoy a family adventure exploring the hidden gems of Indochina. Start in the spiritual town of Luang Prabang in Laos, staying 3-nights at Amantaka. You can immerse yourself in the local culture by waking up early and offering alms to the orange-robed monks. Then fly to Siem Reap for a stay at Amansara for 3 nights, located close to the world famous Angkor Wat, a seventh wonder of the world. Finally, spend 7 nights relaxing on Koh Kood at one of the most luxurious properties in Thailand…Soneva Kiri.

From £6,150pp based on a family of 4 adults traveling on a B&B basis.

Kenya

For a final family vacation fly to Kenya and after a quick stopover in Nairobi at the Palacina Hotel, before flying to the coast to spend 6 nights at the secluded and peaceful Tijara Beach. Here you can spend quality time with the family with long lazy lunches overlooking the lush gardens or go snorkeling in the small reef lagoon off their private beach. Then fly to the Masaai Mara to spend 4 nights on safari at Rekero Camp – an exclusive tented camp, surrounded by a teeming mass of wildlife.

From £4,840pp based on 4 adults sharing 2 rooms on a fully inclusive basis.

Paradis Hotel & Golf Club, Mauritius

Enjoy the facilities of the superb luxury family resort of Paradis Hotel & Golf Club in Mauritius. Positioned on a 7km stretch of beach and with the dramatic Le Morne Mountain as a backdrop, there are 8 restaurants, a championship golf course, a vast range of water sports and a dive center on site – plenty to keep everyone busy!

From £5,890 for a family of four (saving £770) based on 7 nights in 2 Deluxe Rooms on half board for travel until end September, includes 25% early booking discount for bookings made by 31 July.

Scott Dunn chalets

Taking a Scott Dunn chalet is a fantastic way to get the family together. Let our talented chefs provide delicious food, accompanied by matching wines and all within the comfort of our beautiful chalets. With chalets in St Anton, Courchevel 1850, Zermatt and Val d’Isère, which range from chic Chalet Artemis with its own cinema, to wildly luxurious Chalet Le Rocher, to smaller apartment chalets, they all enjoy Scott Dunn’s renowned service.

From £1,570pp in Chalet Chamois in Zermatt based on full chalet occupancy in mid-January for 7 nights on wonderful Scott Dunn chalet board.

Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, Sicily

With two 18-hole championship golf courses, six floodlit clay tennis courts, a full size football pitch, a 60m infinity pool and a fully equipped gym, Verdura Golf & Spa Resort has something for everyone. Those wishing to unwind can visit the award winning Verdura Spa. The watersports area is also has kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, snorkeling, fun boats and a handful of windsurfs and dingies. There’s also a complimentary Teen Club has a customized leisure program of sports and activities.

From £1,700pp for 7 nights B&B basis in a junior suite, in early September.

South Africa

Enjoy an unforgettable family-vacation experience in South Africa. Spend four nights in the heart of Cape Town’s City Bowl at the chic boutique Kensington Place. Then charter a plane up to Tswalu for three nights and experience the rugged beauty of the Kalahari. Finally, fly across to the world-famous Sabi Sands staying at Kirkman’s Kamp and marvel at the wildlife.

From £4,900pp based on a family of 4, with a 4 nights for the price of 3 offer at Kensington Place and Kirkman’s Kamp and half price flight offer to and from Tswalu.

Tanzania

Tanzania is the perfect place for a last family vacation. Spend four nights at Siwandu, a beautiful tented camp in the Selous, where you can explore this vast wilderness and spot game on game drives, take boat trips and go on guided walks. Then fly to the exotic spice island of Zanzibar and spend seven in a villa at The Residence Zanzibar. You can learn to dive, go sailing or collapse by the pool with a book.

From £16,300 for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 teenage children).

Whistler & Hawaii

Whistler enjoys large open bowls, wonderful tree runs, cruising terrain, glacier skiing, chutes and gullies…many call it the best skiing in North America. After you have had your fill of British Columbia's finest skiing, head back to Vancouver for the direct flight to Maui. It is no exaggeration to say that Hawaii is an island paradise and you cannot fail to be impressed by the natural beauty.

From £4,900pp based on 7 nights at the Four Seasons Whistler on a room only basis in a deluxe king room followed by 7 nights at the Four Seasons Maui on a room only basis in a Mountain side room.

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