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Book an Explore Family Trip and receive free Merlin Annual Pass

Explore is offering families free standard Merlin Annual Passes worth up to £179 per person* for bookings on any family trip by 31 January 2017.

Choose from a range of destinations including Croatia, Sri Lanka and the Galapagos and join other adventure-loving families on a trip of a lifetime.

From snorkelling through caves in Croatia to watching rays, turtles and dolphins swim in the Galapagos, an Explore family trip leaves you with unforgettable moments that will make a trip extra special.

Explore customers share their special moments from family trips below:

Cruise Croatia 
“We snorkelled through a cave which led to a secret beach and it was completely deserted.”

Home to over a thousand islands, the Croatian Adriatic offers some of the coastal views in the Mediterranean. Explore’s eight day Family Cruise Croatia visits the scenic islands of Vis, Hvar, Brac and Korcula on board a traditional Oldtimer wooden boat.  Sea Kayak along the beaches of Vis Island, learn how to windsurf and explore historic Hvar on two wheels during a cycling trip. Trips depart in July and August 2017 and costs from £1,379 per adult and £1,269 per child (minimum age seven). This price includes return flights, seven nights’ boat accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, seven other meals, transport and the services of an Explore Leader, driver and local guides as well as a standard Merlin Annual Pass.

Ecuador and Galapagos
“We jumped into crystal clear waters with blue skies around. We saw rays, turtles, dolphins alongside the boat. It was your classic magical experience.”

Explore’s Family Ecuador and Galapagos Adventure discovers Ecuador, the Amazon rainforest and the wonder of the Galapagos Islands during this 13 day trip. Canoe along the Misahualli and Napo River, while keeping an eye out for toucans and monkeys; explore the ‘Avenue of Volcanoes’ and learn how to cook a traditional Ecuadorian meal. Snorkel in the Galapagos in search of giant tortoises and sea lions, and learn to barter for gifts to take home from the colourful Otavalo market. This trip departs in July and October 2017 and costs from £3,859 per adult and £3,559 per child (minimum age seven). This price includes return flights, 13 nights’ accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, most meals, transport and the services of an Explore leader, driver, local guide as well as a standard Merlin Annual Pass.

Sri Lanka and Maldives 
“There’s new people to share new experiences with, so you come away with not just amazing memories, but amazing friends.”

Explore’s 15 day Sri Lankan and Maldives Family Adventure explores the dense jungles, exotic wildlife and cultural highlights of this region in the Indian Ocean. Discover the deserted city of Polonnaruwa, home to the reclining Buddha, visit a turtle hatchery and spend time kayaking and cycling around Anamaduwa. Spot elephant and leopards in Kaudulla National Park and cruise through the Maldives on board a traditional dhoni, with plenty of time to swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters. Trips depart in April, July and August 2017 and costs from £2,340 per adult and £2,179 per child (minimum age five). This price includes return flights, 14 nights’ accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, some other meals, transport and the services of an Explore Leader, driver and local guides as well as a standard Merlin Annual Pass.

For more information, or to book visit www.explore.co.uk or call 01252 884 723.

For more media information, interview requests or images, please contact:

Laura Dewar, PR Manager Laura.dewar@explore.co.uk, 01252 379501

*Terms and conditions can be found here.

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