Why not make this summer one that you and your family will remember forever? While conventional beach holidays are fine, there’s nothing quite like the buzz of travelling together as a family to experience all the adventures, activities and excitement the world has to offer beyond the beach resorts. You’ll come home feeling invigorated and inspired, with lifelong memories to enjoy.
Summer is our most popular time for family adventure holidays. The long school break together with warmer weather in Europe and the Mediterranean make it possible to offer nearly all our family holidays during this period. The choice is huge: you and your family could be sea-kayaking in Turkey, canyoning in Croatia or rafting in the Pyrenees. You could be exploring the Great Wall of China, the gamelands of Tanzania or hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
In summer our most popular region for family adventures is Europe, with tours all over the continent but especially around the Mediterranean basin in Italy, Spain, Greece, Croatia and Turkey. Beyond Europe summer is a popular time to visit North America, Peru, Cuba, Costa Rica, China, Borneo and all of southern and eastern Africa.
With such a wide choice you might find it easier to think about what you and your family want to do, see and experience during your holiday.
If you love the challenge and fun of trying out a range of exciting activities, we have a number of multi-activity holidays, often ‘centre-based’ at a location close to all the action (which avoids the need to pack up and move on between overnight stops). Amongst our most popular destinations for multi-activity holidays are Turkey, Croatia, Spain, Sicily and Tuscany.
If you prefer a relaxing, water-based holiday why not consider one of our boat journeys? On these you can get the best of both worlds, with lots of activity on shore and plenty of time to unwind and soak up the sunshine back on the boat. Our most popular family boat journeys are in Turkey, Greece, Croatia and The Maldives.
There’s nothing more exciting than a family wildlife adventure and the summer holiday is an ideal time for many of these. You could experience the thrill of tracking the Big Five (elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion and leopard) on a wildlife safari in Tanzania, Botswana or South Africa; get close to cheetahs and their cubs in Namibia (due to be re-launched in 2017); or go face-to-face with orang-utans and proboscis monkeys in Borneo.
Other choices for inspiring summer adventures are walking and trekking holidays in Thailand trekking to and staying with villages of Northern Thailand or along the Inca Trail in Peru, ending at the fabulous site of Machu Picchu.
Or if you want to visit and experience some of the most spectacular places on our planet you could try one of our inspiring landscapes tours, which include the canyon-lands of the American West, the sensational mountains and deserts of Morocco and Iceland’s extraordinary melting pot of geysirs, waterfalls, volcanoes and geothermal pools.