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 and Thailand.
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.
African safaris are always a popular holiday choice for families, and Africa offers a vast amount of premier wildlife watching, coupled with plenty of sunshine, vibrant cultures, delicious cuisine and pristine beaches. It’s a destination that will entice adults and children alike and will captivate and inspire you. Botswana offers an untouched destination with few visitors and the chance to stay on a Houseboat in Chobe National Park. South Africa offers the famous Kruger National Park to sleep in a beehive hut!
We have launched a number Winter Adventures to offer a wider selection of activities. With Iceland, Finland, Slovakia and even Canada to choose from, there is something for everyone. Why not travel in an especially designed off-road vehicle and experience husky sledding in Finland to enjoying a snowmobile adventure through the frozen landscapes and even whale watching in Iceland. Canada offers the chance to stay in chalets within the Canadian wilderness to learning winter survival lessons.
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.