Family Adventure Holidays
Whether you opt to visit the palm-fringed beaches of Thailand or head into Iceland's epic frozen wilderness, you'll be spoiled for choice when booking a bespoke family adventure holiday with Scott Dunn.
- Luxury adventure holidays for families that are tailor-made for you
- On-the-ground local experts providing authentic experiences
- Holidays brought to you by award-winning luxury travel specialists
- 24/7 support whenever and wherever you need it
If it's time you took a real adventure, we can create an exciting tailor-made luxury family holiday that your children will never forget, whether it's seeing elephants in Sri Lanka or snorkelling in the Red Sea.
Our specialists can craft an itinerary that'll introduce children to the wonders of the world. You could visit Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt, go on safari in Africa, spot kangaroos in Australia or go kayaking with dolphins in Costa Rica.
Our dedicated team take each member of your family into account, and the ages of your children, to ensure that what we create for you is unique and perfectly suited to your tastes. It means you can venture to places and cultures far and wide, feeling confident that your family are safe, happy and in for a truly inspiring adventure.
Browse our suggestions for a magical family adventure holiday with Scott Dunn below. But remember, as everything we do is tailor-made, we can create something completely new, too.
Types of Adventure Holidays for Families
We know that every family is unique, which is why we create family activity holidays that tick all the boxes, no matter what your idea of an adventure looks like. Below are just a few suggestions of the types of trips you can take with us:
- Beach holidays: Explore the sun-soaked beaches of the Galapagos Islands, where you'll find an abundance of wildlife including turtles and sea lions, or head on a Balinese beachside adventure with an array of water sports and activities to choose from.
- For animal lovers: Embark on an epic African safari and watch as your children marvel at the wonders of the animal kingdom, or venture into the forests of Borneo in search of orangutans, elephants and proboscis monkeys.
- Fascinating culture: Step back in time as you explore the iconic pyramids of Giza in Egypt before following in the footsteps of archaeologist Howard Carter to the Valley of the Queens. Alternatively, cycle through the Japanese Alps and learn how to cook delicious kaiseki cuisine in Kyoto.
- Winter activities: Head to Iceland to explore its frozen wilderness by quadbike or snowmobile, discovering stunning glacial landscapes and heading into the depths of an ancient lava tunnel.
Our Family Adventure Holiday Destinations
Take in the sights and sounds of the bustling city of Vancouver before experiencing the wonders of British Columbia and its unique wildlife and scenery.
Explore national parks in search of leopards and elephants on our guided tours by road, cycle through coconut groves and marvel at turtles hatching on the Tangalle coast.
Glide across crystal-clear lagoons and through outstanding limestone caves by kayak before venturing through the winding roads of the Hai Van Pass.
Head to the Golden State to visit Yosemite's giant redwood forests, go whale-watching in Monterey Bay and hike through the Hollywood hills at sunset to be dazzled by the Los Angeles skyline.
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The Best Hotels and Itineraries for Luxury Family Adventure Holidays
We know that planning a trip with children can be stressful, which is why we take care of everything – allowing you to focus on throwing yourself into the adventure of a lifetime. Our experts have a wealth of knowledge about the best activities that your little ones will love and our local guides will make sure your holiday is filled with magic and wonder.
Our team carefully curated a collection of luxury accommodations for our family-friendly holidays, from five-star hotels and private beachside villas to jungle lodges and treehouses nestled in lush green forests.
Almyra is a 5* contemporary chic hotel within walking distance of the historic town of Paphos, Cyprus. Wonderful sea views, four excellent restaurants, kids club and superb facilities make Almyra a perfect family-oriented luxury hotel.
Daios Cove is a 5* hotel boasting a spectacular setting on a private sandy bay in Crete. Luxury contemporary villas and suites with private pools, great facilities and an exclusive Scott Dunn Explorers kids club, it's a perfect family destination.
On its own sandy beach on the unspoilt Aegean coast, Eagles Palace is an intimate and charming hotel with traditional Greek hospitality and delicious food to match. The calm shallow waters make it ideal for families, along with its own watersports centre.
Phaea Blue Palace, Small Luxury Hotel
Elounda, Crete, Greece
Phaea Blue Palace is an intimate boutique hotel with views out towards the island of Spinalonga. The ultra-chic bungalows, private beach and award-winning restaurants make the perfect luxury hideaway to relax and soak up the ‘real’ Greece.
Belmond La Residencia
Belmond La Residencia is a luxurious boutique hotel ideal for both couples and families, tucked away in the foothills of the Serra Tramuntana mountains on Mallorca's breathtaking north-west coast and walking distance to the idyllic village of Deia.
Family Fun in Japan
Tokyo, Takayama, Kanazawa & Kyoto
Designed to appeal to adults and children alike, this awesome Japan tour takes in the neon-lit metropolis of Tokyo, with its distinctive cultural traditions of kawaii (cute), anime and cosplay. Then go cycling in the Japanese Alps, stay in a traditional ryokan inn and learn how to cook like a local in Kyoto.
GBP £5,900 pp
Family Fun in Jordan
Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum & Dead Sea
This short and action packed family adventure to Jordan is the perfect opportunity to mix soft adventure in a country that stimulates the imagination and offers so much more than a week in a beach hotel.
GBP £3,000 pp
Family Fun in Malaysia and Borneo
Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, Kinabatangan River, Kuala Lumpur & Langkawi
Ideal suited for families with older children this enticing itinerary will see you uncover the very best of what Borneo has to offer. From exhilarating water sports off Sabah’s coastline to peaceful river cruises along the Kinabatangan River in search of orangutans and proboscis monkeys. The whole family will enjoy exploring our top picks for...
GBP £6,300 pp
Family Fun in Oman
Muscat, Ras al Jinz, Wahiba Sands & Al Hajar Mountains
Take the family on an exciting adventure through Oman, beginning with a few days at on the coast, taking in snorkelling and stay at a turtle conservation camp, before heading to the desert and mountains for some action and adventure with expert guides.
GBP £3,100 pp
Family Fun in South Africa
The Waterberg, Northern Tuli Game Reserve, Cape Town & Hermanus
For intrepid families looking for the extraordinary while spending quality time together, South Africa is the place to be. Canter into the wilderness on horseback, encountering wildlife from a unique perspective. Let your excitement wander through Mashatu, an off-grid game reserve where you can admire big cats and elephants. Gaze out over the...
GBP £6,700 pp
Family Fun in Sweden
Stockholm & Swedish Lapland
The ultimate winter wonderland and perfect playground to fuel the imaginations of the young and young at heart, Sweden ticks all the boxes for a fun-packed family adventure. Spend action-packed days whizzing through snow-draped pine forests on a sleigh led by huskies, mastering winter survival skills for life above the Arctic Circle and searching...
GBP £4,400 pp
Family Fun in Vietnam
Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang & Saigon
For intrepid families looking to spend quality time together, enjoy the perfect blend of adventure, culture and chill-out time with this packed itinerary. Glide across emerald waters at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, go kayaking in Halong Bay, and go cycling through countryside on this Vietnam tour.
GBP £6,000 pp
What our guests have said
"A fabulous holiday, Julie was very helpful and planned the perfect holiday to help us discover the wonders of Jordan."A.H. - Mar 2023
"Rob Holmes made the booking process remarkably easy and enjoyable, delivering a bespoke holiday plan that included everything we had considered and a few additions that we hadn't."C.S. - Apr 2023
"Very well planned and organised, everything was spot on in Costa Rica. Special mention for Franx who was there each time in San Jose and made sure we were fully aware in advance of all timings."N.R. - Mar 2023
Family Adventure Holiday FAQs
To make sure you get the most out of your holiday, our carefully planned trips last anywhere between four and 15 nights. If you have any questions or would like to discuss the length of a family holiday, please get in touch with our team.
As all of our holidays can be tailor-made to fulfil your heart's desires, the cost of your trip will be determined by the location and specific experiences you have chosen. Our exclusive luxury family adventure holidays start from £3,000 per person. You can discuss costs with our expert travel specialists ahead of booking your trip.
All of our family-friendly adventure holidays have been expertly curated with children in mind and we're happy to offer suggestions for varying age ranges. Those seeking adventure with younger children in tow could opt for a trip that centres around the tranquil beaches of Thailand or fuel their imagination in Lapland's winter wonderland, where you can stay in a magical treehouse perched in a forest canopy.
If you're travelling with older children or young teens, you may be looking for an adventure holiday that includes a variety of activities to keep them entertained and amazed.
A trip to Malaysia promises a plethora of water-based activities and dense tropical forests to hike through in search of wildlife. For families seeking adrenaline-inducing adventures, a holiday to Costa Rica includes activities such as tubing and white-water rafting, as well as zip-lining and horse-riding in a remote jungle hideaway.
The safety of you and your family is of the utmost importance to us. No matter where your adventure takes you across the globe, you can be assured we will be there to offer support. We work closely with our travel partners and we will always follow travel advice from the Foreign Office.
Many of our luxury adventure holidays for families also include expert local guides and drivers. They will make sure you see the most magical sights your destination has to offer and that you and your family are safe as you explore.
We don't take you anywhere that our team of experts haven't experienced for themselves, so you can be certain that all accommodations in your trip are safe, secure and perfectly suited for families.
If you're ready to start planning the trip of a lifetime, don't hesitate to give us a call today on the number listed below or fill out our enquiry form. Our team members will be happy to answer any questions you may have and can help you with your booking.
Why choose Scott Dunn for your family beach holiday?
Unique to You
- We listen to your travel goals and craft unique trips that are bespoke to you.
- We’re with you every step of your life’s travel journey, from honeymoons to family trips and beyond.
- Global offices in the UK, US, and Singapore for 24/7 seamless service.
- We offer flexibility if your plans change so you can book with confidence and peace of mind.
Carefully Curated Collection
- We’ve curated an elevated collection of accommodation, experiences, and guides.
- Committed to fostering close global relationships to continue bringing you unique experiences.
Luxury in Every Sense
- We deliver a sense of luxury that matters most to you.
- Awarded Condé Nast Traveller’s Top Travel Specialists in the World 10 years in a row.
Ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure? Book your luxury family adventure today. Get in touch with our friendly team of travel experts who can help guide you through the process.
Family Adventure Holiday Inspiration
Looking for inspiration? Browse our family adventure holiday guides, written by the experts, to get a feel for what sort of trip would be right for you.