Culturally stimulating adventures await for families with Intrepid Travel’s five new family trips; taking the road less travelled in 2020.
Aussie families travelling on Intrepid Family trips have increased by 13% this year, showing Australians are looking for more culturally adventurous, local experiences for the kids.
In 2020 families will be able to cycle their way around Southern Thailand, get their hands dirty with chocolate making class in Vienna, enjoy a local lunch in a mudbrick Kasbah and paddle across a lake in a traditional Polynesian canoe to a homestay in Peru.
Plus, it’s great for adults to experience the world through a child’s perspective sometimes too.
“Your sense of adventure doesn’t disappear just because you have kids, yet so many families feel the need to stick to the typical family holiday.”
Dyan McKie, Family Travel expert at Intrepid Travel
Intrepid Travel’s fab family tours for 2020 include:
5. Escape the tourist traps in Central Europe
Deviate from the conventional European holiday route and charm the whole family with a trip through Central Europe. On this eight-day trip, travellers will live out their medieval fantasy in the Czech Republic, discover a country filled with a rich tapestry of immersive history and culture, explore the palatial wonder of classical Vienna and discover the grand architecture of the city split into two parts in Budapest. Highlights include indulging in a chocolate-making class in Vienna and relaxing with a Hungarian bath on the tranquil Margaret Island.
The kids will love: Taking a canoe trip down the Vltava river in Cesky Krumlov.
Prices start from $2,395 per adult in twin share, and $2,156 per child in twin-share, departing Saturday 27th June 2020.
4. Get adventurous in Costa Rica
Make memories among the evergreen forest, towering volcanoes, and pristine beaches of Costa Rica on a 10-day tropical wilderness adventure. On this trip, travellers will get active on guided walks through incredible canopies, recover from an active adventure by soaking in the springs heated by the Arenal Volcano, take a dip in Costa Rica’s turquoise water and relax on pristine sand dunes. Highlights include cooking a rustic meal from scratch during a homestay with a family in an agricultural community and listening for the evocative calls of Howler Monkeys in Manuel Antonio National Park.
The kids will love: Walking amongst the cloud forest in Arenal National Park.
Prices start from $2,395 per adult in twin share, and $2,156 per child in twin-share, departing Saturday 11th April 2020.
3. Discover the ancient mysteries of Egypt
Tour the land of pyramids, mummies and tombs in Egypt to uncover its ancient mysteries and modern marvels. On this eight-day Comfort trip, travellers will view some of Egypt’s most amazing ancient icons, explore the Pyramids, Sphinx and Valley of the Kings with local guides and journey on an overnight train from Cairo to Aswan. Highlights for travellers include wandering through the colourful Khan al-Khalili bazaar, feasting on local cuisine with Nubian village folk in a house in Aswan and taking a felucca sailing trip down the Nile.
The kids will love: Meeting local kids in a Nubian Village and perhaps playing soccer.
Prices start from $1,750 per adult in twin share, and $1,575 per child in twin-share, departing Sunday 5th April 2020.
2. Taste the flavours of Morocco
Embrace your family’s sense of adventure and embark on an unforgettable journey through the land of Morocco. On this comfort trip, travellers will discover the dye pits and embrace the smell of spices navigating through the alleyways of Fes with an expert leader, ride a camel over windswept sand dunes and sunset and witness Morocco’s changing landscape from a private minivan. Highlights over the 10-day tour include sharing a cup of sweet mint tea with Berbers, enjoying a local lunch in a mudbrick kasbah while exploring the Todra Gorge and camping under the Sahara’s starry night sky.
The kids will love: Camel riding through the dunes of the Sahara Desert.
Prices start from $1,390 per adult in twin share, and $1,251 per child in twin-share, departing Sunday 29th March 2020.
1. Discover Peru with teenagers
Head to Peru for an active adventure among the clouds that both adults and teenagers will enjoy. On this 10-day trip, travellers will spend a day hiking a section of the Inca Trail, descend from the Salt Flats of Maras on a mountain biking adventure and travel through remote areas of Peru. Highlights include staying with a local family to be immersed in a new culture and rowing a boat across the serene waters of Lake Titicaca for an overnight stay on a floating island.
The kids will love: Mountain Biking in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Prices start from $3,080 per adult in twin share, and $2,772 per child in twin-share, departing Sunday 12th April 2020.
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