It can be difficult organising an adventure tour for a family. What can you do that will keep the kids engaged while not boring you to tears and stranding you at playgrounds for hours? Luckily, we has you covered with these five best adventure tours for family travellers.
For a family adventure tour that won’t break the bank, you can’t do better than Thailand. Show the kids a slice of history with a tour of the temples in Ayutthaya, and the trip on the overnight train is an adventure in itself. Get out the aprons for one of the many cooking classes on offer throughout Thailand and find out who has the best stir-frying skills. For a low key activity, head to the beach and relax on the sand.
The kids will feel like they’ve stepped into the movie Aladdin when they see the sandy plains of Morocco. Hop on a camel to tour Sidi Kaouki and wander through the city of Marrakech on foot. The little ones will love spending the night in a tent in the desert on a campout before heading to the crystal clear waters of Essaouira for a surfing lesson.
3. Rocky Mountains, USA
The Rockies are extremely kid-friendly. They can horseback ride, hike through the National Park and raft on Arkansas River. Get them in on games of I Spy in the park and challenge them to see how many different birds, animals and insects they can count. The horses have seen it all and done it all before and they’re gentle enough for kids to feel comfortable. Get those little legs pumping to make it up to Pikes Peak by sunset for a breathtaking view.
There is no shortage of family friendly activities in India. Whether you’re riding in a rickshaw or taking a boat ride on Lake Pichola, your children will be making memories to last a lifetime. Make sure you get them to practise their cricket skills before you leave so that they can play with the local school children in Tordigarh. The Taj Mahal is also an icon not to be missed. Even if the kids aren’t really into the historical and cultural significance, it looks amazing enough to impress even the most discerning child.
5. South Africa
Sure, you could take the kids to the zoo for the 100th time – or you could step outside the norm and head over to South Africa, where the zoo has never been so real. Get off the plane and make a beeline for the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve to see Africa’s Big Five – elephant, lion, rhino, leopard and buffalo. Swaziland is also a beautiful part of South Africa to include in your trip – tour a traditional Swazi village and meet the locals so your children get a real taste of the culture.
With all of these options at your disposal, all that’s left to do is pick one. Start your family adventure tour today.