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.

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South Africa for Teenagers

When to go: Spring Break, 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.

Costa Rica Cool

When to go: Spring Break, 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.

Winter Wonderland

When to go: 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: Spring Break, 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: Spring Break, 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.


When to go: Spring Break, Summer
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: Spring Break, 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: 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

Get to the Greek

When to go: Spring Break, 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: Spring Break, 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: Spring Break, Summer, 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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