Why not join us on an Explore family adventure this Christmas and give the whole family a treat that you will all remember forever? If yours is a family that loves excitement and adventure, how about spending Christmas with us on a holiday jam-packed with new experiences, new activities and all the shared fun of discovering new places together?
Our most popular destinations for Christmas and New Year adventures include India, Sri Lanka, Costa Rica, Thailand and Egypt.
Travelling with your family in India is a totally immersive experience, an assault on all your senses: you could try cooking (and eating) a spicy curry, riding ornately painted elephants, racing on tuk-tuks through the streets of Old Delhi , searching for tigers, being challenged to a game of cricket or learning how to dance Indian-style.
In Sri Lanka the pace of life is more relaxed: you can visit an elephant orphanage and meet the baby elephants, search for migrating whales in the waters off Hikkaduwa Beach, see where tea is grown in the highlands and climb the sheer walls of Lion Rock to Sigiriya’s Sky Fortress.
Costa Rica is a perfect Christmas getaway, with its wildlife-rich jungles, active volcanoes, and white-sand Caribbean and Pacific beaches. It’s great for activities too: apart from swimming every day you can go rafting, zip-wiring and following canopy walkways through rainforest canopy.
Thailand is a popular choice for Christmas too, with its palm-fringed beaches, idyllic islands, famously friendly people and delicious spicy food. The climate at Christmas is ideal, with low rainfall and humidity, perfect for activities such as elephant-riding, river-rafting, hiking between hilltribe villages and taking boat trips to off-shore islands.
Egypt is close to Europe but feels a world away: the climate, the food, the people and language, the history – it’s all so very different. With bustling souks, mysterious deserts, and ancient temples so well preserved they almost look new, every day feels like an adventure in Egypt. You can swim and enjoy some of the world’s best snorkelling in the Red Sea, ride camels, donkeys and horse-drawn caleches, sail a traditional felucca down the Nile – and almost always under an azure blue sky, even at Christmas!
Other popular countries to consider for your Christmas getaway include the small but fascinating desert kingdom of Jordan, the spectacular deserts, beaches and snow-capped mountains of Morocco, or - for any family wanting to spend Christmas right off the tourist track – Nicaragua, with its jungles, surf beaches, smouldering volcanoes and warm, friendly people.