Vacations with teenagers

Vacations with teenagers need a little twist; something really exciting to engage their imaginations, a hip hotel with the cool factor or an adventure that they cannot wait to Facebook their mates about. As family vacations as you once knew them come to an end, it is worth really making the most of your time away together. From an adventure in the Indian Subcontinent or the lush jungles of Central America to a real African safari, here are some suggestions that will delight them… and you.

South Africa for Teenagers

When to go: Easter, Christmas
A great family itinerary to South Africa for the more adventurous with teenage children. Enjoy the best of African wildlife with 2 fantastic different malaria free safari experiences and then finish with some fun in Cape Town. Leobo Private Reserve in the Waterberg region is a luxury bush retreat offering a huge range of activities for endless entertainment. Then to Marataba for the only malaria free Big Five walking trails in South Africa. Finish in vibrant Cape Town staying in a luxury apartment in the heart of the city.

Dolomites Ski Safari

When to go: Easter
If your great loves are skiing, exploring and great food, then a luxury ski safari in the heart of the stunning Dolomites is right up your street. The Dolomiti Superski is actually the world's largest interconnected ski area so you probably won't ski the same lift twice - no scope for teenagers getting bored! And with hugely varied terrain there is something to suit all levels of skier. We can tailor-make itineraries to incorporate up to three ski resorts in the Dolomites for up to 10 days.

Action and Adventure in Canada

When to go: Summer
An activity packed summer adventure through the stunning scenery of Western Canada which makes the most of the Canadian outdoor experience. Teenagers can enjoy no end of adrenaline-fuelled fun: surfing in the Pacific Ocean, zip lining through valleys, white-water rafting, riding Cowboy style and heli-hiking in the Rockies. There's even a seaplane flight en route to Vancouver where you can spot pods of orca.

The Caribbean is Calling: Curtain Bluff, Antigua

When to go: February half term, Easter, May half term, Christmas
Curtain Bluff is an all inclusive resort a stunning location overlooking two beautiful beaches on the south coast of Antigua. With friendly and typically Caribbean service, with a wealth of amenities, this luxury resort is ideal for families with older children. It offers activities galore, superb sporting facilities, a weekly beach party lunch and nightly entertainment so there is no chance of teens lacking something to do.

Bodrum Bliss: Mandarin Oriental Bodrum

When to go: May half term, Summer, October half term
The Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum is a cosmopolitan and luxurious resort set around two private Aegean beaches in Paradise Bay. Combining traditional Turkish elements with eastern touches, it offers fabulous service and exceptional comfort and there are ample opportunities for watersports, land based sports and socialising.

Costa Rica Cool

When to go: Easter, Christmas
A wonderful introduction to Costa Rica that is ideal for families, combining high adrenaline activities in the cloud forests, wildlife in the Osa Peninsula, the Arenal volcano and a beach break at the exclusive Andaz Papagayo. Zip-lining, white-water rafting, scuba diving, erupting volcanoes... the list of opportunities for fun goes on.

Teen Dream - the Ultimate USA Adventure

When to go: Summer
Teenagers, and parents, looking for a Stateside summer vacation full of excitement and new experiences should look no further than this dude ranch and Rocky Mountain adventure, that finishes with an injection of LA cool on the sunny California coast.

Winter Wonderland

When to go: February half term, Christmas
Embrace the epitome of a winter wonderland with this journey north to Swedish Lapland. First stop is Bjorkliden where Aurora watching is top of the agenda. Then venture south to set up camp in a luxury treehouse - two destinations sure to enthral teens!

Discover Peru

When to go: Easter, Summer
A superb family-friendly Peru itinerary that is perfect for active families and those looking to explore the cultural and natural highlights such as the Amazon, the Sacred Valley, the awe inspiring ruins of Machu Picchu Inca and the colonial gem of Cuzco.

Souks, Berbers and the Coast

When to go: February half term, Easter, May half term, October half term, Christmas
Think Marrakech and think of vibrant, colorful souks, the odd snake charmer and the waft of exotic smells and spices. Continue into the Atlas Mountains, passing local markets, and walking through Berber villages before finishing on the coast in Essaouira.

Bell'Italia

When to go: Easter, May half term, Summer, October half term
Enjoy a trip to Venice, Florence and Rome staying in some of Italy’s top hotels in these three fascinating cities. An Italian adventure giving a taste of why this country is one of our most popular and favorite European destinations. Simply Bell'Italia.

Chillin' in Sri Lanka

When to go: Easter, Christmas
Teenagers will simply adore Sri Lanka; think of exploring remote villages, spotting leopards, taking tuk tuks to ancient temples, rafting, cycling, and trekking through tea estates, before relaxing on the palm-fringed beaches of the south coast.

Villa Canacati, Mallorca

When to go: May half term, Summer
Canacati is a newly renovated townhouse on the edge of the old town of Pollenca, just 10 minutes' walk from the main square. It has manicured gardens, a spacious terrace, private pool and is fully staffed with a private chef, nanny and host. Sleeps 12

Whistler Powder Days

When to go: February half term, Easter, Christmas
The Four Seasons Whistler is a luxurious 5* mountain residence located at the base of the magnificent Blackcomb mountain. Just minutes from the slopes, shops and restaurants of Whistler village, the hotel offers a superb hideaway after a day outdoors.

Desert Palm, Dubai

When to go: February half term, Easter, May half term, October half term, Christmas
Desert Palm in Dubai is a unique retreat blending a modern chic feel with character and charm. This boutique offering is intimate and feels exceptionally luscious and green, almost like a tempting oasis standing between Dubai and the Arabian desert.

Get to the Greek

When to go: May half term, Summer
A luxury, boutique style resort on a beautiful beach overlooking the Ionian Sea, the Costa Navarino The Romanos offers families and couples luxury and privacy. Superb watersports, a beautiful Spa and great kids facilities makes it an ideal vacation.

Thailand for teens

When to go: Easter, Summer
Thailand is a land of adventure and is a great place to take teenagers with lots to keep them busy. This itinerary takes you up north to activity packed and cultural Chiang Mai and then down south to the idyllic but happening island of Koh Samui.

Maldivian Magic

When to go: February half term, Easter, May half term, Summer, October half term, Christmas
NIYAMA is a luxury, 5* resort on the Dhaalu Atoll in the Maldives set on two pristine islands: Chill and Play. This laid back Indian Ocean paradise offers exceptional watersports, an Explorers kids club (up to 12 years old) and a sense of privacy. For older children, activities include snorkeling safaris, football skills, beach cricket, tennis, Master Chef cooking classes and expeditions to nearby islands.

Crew is exclusively for older children and teens (aged 11+). A flexible 18-hour program split over six fun-filled days, Crew is curated for independent kids who want time away from their parents while having fun with friends their own age.

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Classic Golden Triangle and Kerala

Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Cochin, Backwaters & Lake Vembenad

This classic itinerary takes you from the Golden Triangle of Rajasthan to the golden beaches of Kerala providing a fantastic combination of culture and relaxation. The Golden Triangle is teeming with the sights, sounds and experiences that make India such a mesmerising place from the forts and palaces to the local markets and Kerala provides the...

Best for: Couples, History, Adventure, Culture

Classic Myanmar

Yangon, Kalaw, Inle Lake, Mandalay, Irrawaddy Cruise, Bagan & Ngapali Beach

This classic itinerary allows you to experience the key destinations in Myanmar from the majestic temple-strewn plains of Bagan to the beauty of Inle Lake. Myanmar has such a unique personality and this 13 night journey provides the ideal introduction to all of the main cultural highlights and to end includes a couple of nights on the largely...

Best for: Couples, Cruise, Culture, History

Classic Nepal

Kathmandu, Annapurna Trek, Pokhara, Chitwan National Park & Dhulikhel

Nepal offers the most dramatic Himalayan views and is full of culture, stunning architecture and fantastic wildlife. This epic itinerary takes you through the highlights including the culture of Kathmandu, peaks of the Annapurna range and exotic wildlife in Chitwan National Park.

Best for: Trekking, Couples, History, Off the beaten track

Classic Nepal and Bhutan

Kathmandu, Annapurna Trek, Dhilikhel, Thimphu, Punakha & Paro

This classic itinerary combines the best of Nepal and Bhutan, visiting the main highlights with a fantastic trek through the Annapurna foothills and a visit to the world-famous Tiger’s Nest Monastery. With intriguing culture, incredible scenery and plenty of opportunity for hiking, Nepal and Bhutan complement each other brilliantly and make for a...

Best for: Couples, Adventure, Culture, History

Classic Rajasthan

Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Nimaj, Jodhpur, Narlai & Udaipur

This classic journey gives you the complete experience of Rajasthan allowing you to experience all the highlights that this incredible region has to offer. From the impressive forts and palaces to the local rural markets, this area never ceases to amaze. Add into the mix some beautiful drives through the spectacular countryside and this itinerary...

Best for: Couples, Culture, Road trip, Adventure

Classic Taj Mahal, Temples and Tigers

Delhi, Agra, Panna, Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Pench National Park & Mumbai

This classic journey through India combines four different National Parks, the Taj Mahal and the amazing temples of Khajuraho to give you a fantastic taste of the diversity of India. Through this itinerary you’ll have the chance to blend your wildlife experience with seeing a little of India's magical culture and history.

Best for: Wildlife, Road trip, Eco/ethical tourism, Family

Highlights of Bhutan

Thimphu, Punakha & Paro

This itinerary is ideal for a first-time visitor to Bhutan, experiencing all the must-see highlights of Bhutan with your own exclusive driver and guide. Through this eight night itinerary we have included stops for you in Thimphu, Punakha and Paro for a great first taste of this incredible country.

Best for: Couples, History, Adventure, Off the beaten track

Highlights of Rajasthan and The Maldives

Jaipur, Ranthambore, Agra, Delhi & North Male Atoll

On this highlight itinerary you’ll be able to explore the magical history and culture of India's Golden Triangle with a tiger safari in Ranthambore National Park and end with the turquoise blue lagoons of the Maldives. Combining culture, history, adventure and tropical beaches, this itinerary is perfect if you love an adventure with still plenty of...

Best for: Couples, Honeymoon, Beach, Culture

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