Family Adventure Vacations
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 vacationy with Scott Dunn.
- Luxury adventure vacations for families that are personalized for you
- On-the-ground local experts providing authentic experiences
- Vacations 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 customized luxury family vacation that your children will never forget, whether it's seeing elephants in Sri Lanka or snorkeling 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 vacation with Scott Dunn below. But remember, as everything we do is personalized and bespoke, so we can create something completely new, too.
Types of Adventure Vacations for Families
We know that every family is unique, which is why we create family activity vacations 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 vacations: 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.
The Best Luxury Family Vacation Destinations
Searching for an adventure for the whole family but not quite sure where to go? Our luxury family vacation resorts offer something for every young guest. Teens will love trekking through uncharted terrain in the jungles of Costa Rica, while little ones can spot their favorite wild animals in all their glory during one of our safari tours in South Africa. Excitement awaits at some of the world's best destinations…
Exquisite islands, beautiful coastlines, ancient myths, and delicious food all come together to create an unforgettable trip.
Val d’Isère, France
From the famous ‘La Face’ black run to the fabulous après-ski scene, the ski resort of Val d’Isère in the French Alps is a pleasing mix of superb skiing and lively chic.
South Africa is one of the most beautiful and varied countries on the planet; there truly is something for everyone here.
Sri Lanka, Asia
Sri Lanka simply has it all: tropical beaches, cooler mountainous, monumental waterfalls, incredible wildlife, tea plantations, fabulous food and diverse culture featuring time old ancient sites.
Croatia is a beautiful country where sparkling blue waters lap against rocky coves, picturesque ports bustle with fisherman, and exquisite seafood is served in the local restaurants.
Known as the ’Rich Coast’, Costa Rica is a land of mist-shrouded cloud forests, rivers, wild beaches, exotic wildlife and majestic volcanoes.
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The Best Hotels and Itineraries for Luxury Family Adventure Vacations
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 vacation is filled with magic and wonder.
Our team carefully curated a collection of luxury accommodations for our family-friendly vacations, from five-star hotels and private beachside villas to jungle lodges and treehouses nestled in lush green forests.
Thailand with Kids
Bangkok, Koh Samui
This is the perfect two-center Thailand family tour for those seeking a sunny getaway with young children. Complete the experience with gorgeous palm-fringed beaches, chance encounters with exotic wildlife and a gentle dose of culture mixed in for good measure. For the best weather, we recommend the school vacations between February and September.
Galapagos & Ecuador with Kids
Quito, Galapagos and Otavalo
For a truly memorable family vacation, this trip taking in both Ecuador’s urban and rural charms, along with the magical wildlife wonderland of the Galapagos Islands, is a fabulous, shared experience for all ages, tastes, and interests. Stand in the Middle of the World, swim with sea lions and turtles, trek volcanic landscapes and enjoy exploring...
Family Fun in Canada
Vancouver, Victoria, Tofino, Whistler & Sonora Island
From the vibrant city of Vancouver to the stunning mountain scenery of Whistler, through to the tranquil inlets of the Sunshine Coast and dramatic beaches and wildlife of Vancouver Island, this itinerary brings together the very best of BC in one trip.
Family Fun in Costa Rica
San Jose, Pacuare, Osa Peninsula, Arenal & Papagayo
Explore the stunning natural diversity of Costa Rica. Sample the very best activities on this action-packed and fun-filled family adventure with an escorted tour across the jewel of Central America. Stay in jungle lodges inspired by Robinson Crusoe and go kayaking with dolphins, or try your hand at rafting, tubing and paddleboarding.
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.
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.
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...
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 snorkeling and stay at a turtle conservation camp, before heading to the desert and mountains for some action and adventure with expert guides.
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.
Australia with Kids
Singapore, Blue Mountains, Sydney, Hamilton Island & The Daintree
This fantastic vacation to Australia has all the elements that a family with a love of adventure is looking for. Explore the bustling city of Singapore before continuing to Australia for your discovery of the land down under. Explore cosmopolitan Sydney and explore the scenic Blue Mountains, before ending your vacation in the Whitsunday Islands...
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 vacation, 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 vacation, please get in touch with our team.
As all of our vacations can be customized 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 vacations 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 vacations 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 centers 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 traveling with older children or young teens, you may be looking for an adventure vacation 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 vacation 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 vacations 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 inquiry 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 Luxury Family Vacation?
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 Traveler’s Top Travel Specialists in the World 10 years in a row.