Why not make this year's countdown to Christmas extra special for the whole family by jetting off for the Festive Season on one of our incredible Family Adventures? There’s still plenty of time to book and with a range of over 30 holidays across the globe specially selected for different age groups, you are sure to find an adventure to suit your family. From hiking in the Himalayas, cycling in Cuba, safaris in Africa or exploring the cultures and beaches of Southeast Asia, all of the Family Adventures on offer have been carefully designed to balance exciting activities with the optimum blend of R&R and offer up-close and personal encounters with the people and places in each destination.
Here are our Top Picks for Christmas-time getaways:
Cross the swirling sands of the Sahara, watch dawn break across the dunes and rock the Kasbahs of Morocco’s fascinating past on a Christmas family adventure to remember. Ride camels to an overnight camp in the desert and sleep under a dreamy blanket of stars, visit idyllic oases, walk in the Atlas Mountains and explore the vibrant sights and sounds of Marrakech’s bustling medina and lively bazaars. You will soon see why Morocco is top of many a family’s must-see list.
‘Overlanding’ is the only way to see East Africa! This family overland expedition is a family holiday with a difference, full of true outdoor pursuit - on this fantastic trip you'll explore two of the world's greatest game reserves, the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater, where you'll see an amazing array of wildlife. Take a camel ride to a Maasai village, learn about local life at the Kilimanjaro village education community project, head off the tourist trail to spot chameleons in the cool, green Usambara Mountains and finish off on the legendary island paradise of Zanzibar relaxing under palm trees on idyllic white sand beaches and swimming in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. This Christmas take your family to explore the wilds of Kenya and Tanzania on an unforgettable family overland adventure!
Experience the abundance of Costa Rica’s flora and fauna, the real flavours of its culture and cuisine and uncover the country’s adventurous heart. This Family Adventure has been specially crafted to balance organised activities and travel with plenty of free time for fun and relaxation. Spot turtles, manatees, jaguars, monkeys and toucans in the National Parks, try rafting or horse-riding, visit thermal springs heated by nearby volcanoes, take a canopy walk through the jungle and zip-line from tree-to-tree. Come and discover this unique, diverse and exciting slice of Central America and open your children’s eyes to a colourful and exhilarating world for a truly magical Christmas.
South East Asia
This exciting adventure takes us through three countries with divergent histories and strikingly different cultures. Journey from the frenetic streets of Saigon to the tranquility of rural Cambodia and visit the magnificent shimmering palaces and temples of Bangkok. Pass through a spectacular patchwork of waterways in the Mekong Delta, take a cyclo (rickshaw) tour of Phnom Penh and relax on a tropical island with white sand beaches before arriving at the magnificent temple complex of Angkor, exploring by bicycle to escape the crowds. The adventure ends in bustling Bangkok, sampling the street food delights and admiring an enormous reclining golden Buddha, what better way to spend the Festive Season exploring new worlds? For a more relaxed pace try the 12-day Thailand Family Holiday.
Rather have a White Christmas with a difference? Why not try an alternative European adventure in spectacular Iceland? Experience the quirky culture of Reykjavik, marvel at geothermal geysers and magnificent waterfalls, visit isolated coastal villages to see the Northern Lights and witness the battle between fire and ice (volcanoes and glaciers) at Vatnajökull National Park, home to Europe’s largest glacier. With opportunities to go snowmobiling, whale-watching and snorkeling; an adventure in Iceland is a truly unique and exciting way to spend the holidays!
If these ideas haven’t got your adventurous juices flowing then check out our website for even more thrilling and inimitable ways to spend Christmas with the whole family this year. Happy Holidays!