Travel with teens

We'll let you in on a little secret: we love teenagers. Wonderful in their contradictions, these young adults are buzzing with energy one minute, sleeping for hours the next. They're curious about the world and on the cusp of independence but still very much in need of a helping hand from time to time. Add to that the demands of school and there's little wonder that they (and you) are frazzled. A family vacation is the perfect chance to throw aside the normal routine, reignite your closeness, laugh together and relax.

Our family travel experts are great at conjuring up itineraries with a twist, finding that little something that ignites your teenagers' imaginations, be it a hip hotel or one-of-kind experience they can't wait to share on social media. From tiger safaris in India, a graduation gift of exploring the Amazon rainforest in Peru, or gorilla tracking in Uganda, here are some suggestions guaranteed to delight both 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.

Adventureland: New Zealand for Teenagers

When to go: Easter, Christmas
This itinerary will take you and your family on the ultimate adventure through New Zealand, staying at a wide variety of lodges, ranging from luxury wilderness to charming Homesteads.

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.

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Indochina and Thailand for Teens

Chiang Rai, Muang La, Nong Khiaw, Luang Prabang, Siem Reap, Koh Russey

Taking in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, this active itinerary is crafted with teenagers in mind. Get off the beaten track deep in the heart of Laos, as well as visiting the more well-known highlights of Thailand and Cambodia, it suits those looking for a vacation brimming with new experiences and exciting activities, all suitable for slightly older families.

Best for: Culture, Family, History, Off the beaten track

Travelling with Teenagers

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