Top picks for summer holidays
Going on a family adventure holiday doesn’t have to mean roughing it or missing out on some well-needed rest and relaxation time. Nearly all of our hotels feature pools, we take time to ensure that each day has a mix of adventure and free time.
Our formula is simple; we combine memorable experiences, such as learning to prepare a delicious traditional Vietnamese dish in a homestay in the Mekong Delta, with time on some of the best beaches found on the planet, all led by our enthusiastic team of Explore leaders whose enthusiasm and knowledge about their home countries combine to make a holiday of a lifetime!
Here’s our selection of great activity holidays to enjoy this summer, all with a healthy dose of R&R time built in:
Get back to nature staying in a mud-house eco lodge by night and kayaking, cycling and searching for groups of wild elephant, buffalo and leopard by day. Explore the deserted ancient city of Polonnaruwa surrounded by dense jungles, then head to the Maldives for four days spent cruising around the remote atolls of the Indian Ocean.
Prices from £2370 with flights, £1869 without flights.
This two-week adventure combines a week of thrilling activities along the stunning Croatian coastline with a week cruising the clear blue waters of the Adriatic. Pack in whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, canyoning and learning to rock climb. After an adrenalin fuelled first week, spend the next week island hopping amongst sandy beaches and ancient villages of the Adriatic.
Prices from £2369 with flights, £1999 without flights.
A firm favourite of our for years, visit Cuba and experience the country where little has changed over the past 50 years. Blessed with stunning golden sand beaches; we combine time staying in the well-preserved coastal colonial town of Trinidad with vibrant Havana, learning to Salsa dance. Also, journey through the towering limestone valleys of Vinales and stay in tropical rainforests immersed in the sound of nature.
Prices from £2345 with flights, £1599 without flights.
Explore one of the great civilizations of the ancient world as we take a journey back in time to learn about the famous Mayan civilization. During the height of their power the Mayans built great stone cities that included the magnificent iconic Chichen Itza. We spend two days at the azure blue lagoon of Bacalar, considered to be one of the most beautiful in Mexico.
Prices from £2799 with flights, £1825 without flights.
This active trip is designed to combine a taste of traditional local life with a jungle trek. Staying in bamboo stilt houses, home to northern Thailand's hill tribes, we have the fantastic opportunity to experience their unique customs. Join us on a river cruise and meet elephants in a rescue centre. Finally we swim in the sparkling waters off a tropical island and discover vibrant Bangkok.
Prices from £1875 with flights, £1059 without flights.