Family adventures

When was the last time you took a real adventure? A heart-thumping, eye-widening escapade that left you astounded and inspired (with a mile-wide smile to match)? If you thought that having a family meant hanging up your boots, think again. Whatever your dream, we'll tell you everything you need to know about family-friendly places and properties that welcome youngsters with open arms. Whether you want to see your child's face light up when they encounter their first elephant in Sri Lanka or make like Indiana Jones on a visit to Tutankhamen's tomb, we're brimming with ideas guaranteed to inspire you.

What does family adventure mean to you? A riding safari in Kenya? Spotting kangaroo in the Outback? Whatever it may be, we always find that children rise to the challenge. Let's face it, getting dirty is their modus operandi so they won't bat an eyelid at a little dust on a mobile safari! Great appreciators of the little things that grown ups often miss, children soak up new cultures and environments, and the passions of those they meet along the way.

Safety first It's natural to have some questions before striking out for the first time with your young explorers. That's why we take time to listen to what you want, share your various child-friendly options and reassure you that all of our experiences are completely appropriate for your family. Whether you're following in Darwin's footsteps in the Galapagos Islands or taking samurai lessons in Japan, we want you venture forth to far-flung places confident in the knowledge that your family is safe and sound.

Here are a few of our favorite ideas to whet your appetite. When you're ready, our family adventure experts will customize something totally unique just for you.

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Swedish Lapland for families

Stockholm, Kiruna, Luleå & Harads, Swedish Lapland

For a fantastic family getaway, explore the wilderness of Swedish Lapland with a few days spent soaking up the culture in Stockholm. A real winter wonderland, Sweden truly has it all, from the colorful cobbled streets of Stockholm to the wild landscapes of Lapland and the magical Northern Lights. Here, history and culture meet natural beauty and...

Best for: Adventure, Teenagers, Culture, Family

Active Norwegian Fjords

Oslo, Ålesund, Norwegian Fjords

For something exhilarating and off the beaten track, head to Norway's north west coast to explore Ålesund, its surrounding fjords and the stunning Sunnmøre Alps by boat, car, helicopter and of course on foot! Beginning in Oslo this itinerary gives the perfect combination of both a city and active trip, where you can delve into the culture of Viking...

Best for: Couples, Food & wine, Teenagers, Adventure

Highlights of Iceland

Southern Iceland, Northern Iceland & Reykjavik

Explore magical Iceland from coast to coast, taking in the iconic highlights of the south before traveling to the captivating north, which boasts an equally impressive offering and allows visitors to get off-the-beaten-track in the great Icelandic wilderness. Discover incredible scenery and spell-binding landscapes throughout Iceland and get under...

Best for: Adventure, Off the beaten track

Wild Ecuador

Quito, Amazon & Galapagos

Journey into Ecuador’s Amazon and stay at the amazing Napo Wildlife Center before experiencing the enchanting Galapagos Islands, both on a cruise and on land. Unique wildlife and unforgettable experiences await - an exhilarating adventure for families or couples ticking off two huge bucket-list destinations!

Best for: Cruise, Family, Teenagers, Wildlife

South Africa and Namibia for Teenagers

Madikwe, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Cape Town

This South Africa and Namibia adventure covers some incredible spots in southern Africa, from the ‘Big Five’ in the non-malarial Madikwe Game Reserve, to the huge red dunes of the Namibian desert in Sossusvlei, as well as some incredible experiences for the whole family, before ending back in South Africa to explore the lively city of Cape Town.

Best for: Adventure, Family, Off the beaten track, Teenagers

Best of New Zealand

Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch, Franz Josef, Queenstown

The land of the long white cloud offers endless landscapes, sensational scenery and a huge variety of activities for the whole family. From wine tasting in Central Otago to guided Maori tours around Rotorua, from diving in Abel Tasman National Park to whale watching in Kaikoura whether you appreciate wildlife, wine, adventure, landscapes or culture...

Best for: Couples, Adventure, Family, Fishing

Nepal for Teenagers

Kathmandu, Bandipur, Annapurna Trek, Pokhara, Seti River, Chitwan & Dhulikhel

Nepal is quite simply one of the best adventure playgrounds in the world, and your teenagers will absolutely love it. From trekking, zip-lining, rafting, local markets, paragliding and wildlife, there are experiences which all the family will enjoy.

Best for: Adventure, Family, Teenagers, Trekking

China for Families

Beijing, Xian, Guilin & Shanghai

From ancient culture to buzzing cityscapes; dramatic scenery to intimate local villages China is the perfect destination for families. With plenty of adventure, mystery and culture this itinerary provides an educational adventure of a lifetime. With stops in Beijing, Xian, Guilin and Shanghai and plenty of unique and interesting activities thrown...

Best for: Culture, Family, Adventure

Laos and Thailand for Families

Luang Prabang, Bangkok, Khao Sok & Koh Lanta

This is a wonderfully varied family journey through Laos and Thailand, taking in the sleepy streets of picturesque Luang Prabang, spending some time at a family friendly resort in Bangkok, then walking with elephants in Khao Sok National Park before finishing on the beach in Koh Lanta. This trip is perfect for the December and March school...

Best for: Adventure, Eco/ethical tourism, Family, Teenagers

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your family adventure

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