Top 10 Active Family Adventures
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Whose says you can’t have an Active holiday with entire family? Here are some amazing options:
Discover why Iceland is known as the land of fire and ice on this spectacular holiday. See nature in action, from active volcanoes and hot springs to glacier-filled lagoons and spurting geysers. Make the most of the long summer days exploring Iceland’s natural beauty. Be amazed by the incredible demonstration of nature’s power and watch the children’s eyes light up at the dramatic and moving landscapes. After spending time relaxing in the famous Blue Lagoon, explore some of the island’s most stunning highlights with the family. From spouting geysers and plunging waterfalls to frozen glaciers and caves of lava tubes, soak up the unique spirit of this land of wonders and enjoy an unforgettable family experience.
Travel to Italy on a family holiday with a difference. Climb volcanoes, see ancient cities,experience island life and stay on a working Italian farm. Take a wonderful family holiday around the Bay of Naples! Visit the atmospheric Roman ruins of Herculaneum and of Pompeii preserved by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Explore Naples, the home of Pizza and relax in Sorrento, surrounded by lemon trees and Olive groves. Take a day trip to Capri and discover the Blue Grotto in a small boat.
Take the family on a relaxing holiday exploring the Turkish coastline. Seek out deserted coves on a gulet cruise, try mountain biking and sea kayaking or simply relax along glorious beaches. Escape to the Turkish Riviera, where the legendary combination of stunning natural scenery and ancient history make for a heavenly holiday backdrop. Take all the stress out of holidaying with teenagers on this week-long break with plenty of adventure options to choose from. Decide what pace the family would like to holiday at and enjoy the flexibility to choose to try new activities such as scuba diving, night snorkelling, sea kayaking and coasteering. Alternatively, with pools at the hotel and turquoise waters all around, just lay back and recharge those batteries in the sunshine.
Visit Peru on this Family Adventure, travelling through Lima, Cuzco and Aguas Calientes. Explore the Amazon Jungle and the impressive ruins of Machu Picchu on this fantastic family holiday. Gaze up at Peru’s dazzling peaks and into picturesque valleys to understand why the Andean mountains were sacred for the Incas. This well-paced family holiday combines time in the fascinating historic cities of Lima and Cuzco with time exploring some of Peru’s most amazing settings. Children will love the strange sensation of walking across islands made entirely from reeds. Enjoy a memorable train journey through the heart of the sacred valley to Machu Picchu and breathe in the magical spirit of the Incas.
A fantastic family adventure holiday travelling through South Africa & Swaziland, combining cultural and wildlife experiences. Starting with an introduction to South Africa’s most famous township, Soweto, before heading out into the wilderness. Once on the road you’ll stop at a Zulu village and experience activities such as hiking, kayaking and rafting before arriving at Kruger National Park for unbelievable wildlife watching. Highlights included are: Seeing animals flock to a waterhole in Mzuki reserve, Hike, canoe, snorkel and raft on this active holiday, Learn about Zulu life on a village tour as well as Camp in Kruger National Park and Explore the rugged Blyde River Canyon on foot.
If you’re a tropical wildlife enthusiast or just want to see something a little different, the Galapagos Islands are the perfect wildlife getaway. With fearless underwater lizards, fluffy sea lions and Blue-footed Boobies in close quarters, we can see why travellers visit this remote outcrop, not to mention the stunning beauty of the landscape. Enjoy swimming alongside sea lions and dolphins, the friendlies of the ocean, or trekking to the peak of the Sierra Negra Volcano. Ecuador is a short flight away and a great stopover with vibrant cities and picturesque cobbled streets. The Galapagos sprouted out of the Pacific from a sub oceanic lava vent, and it continues to develop through this process, so visit this year, and what will you discover next year?
The lost city of Petra was hidden in Jordan’s desert for centuries and you’ll feel like a modern day explorer as you first catch a glimpse of the stunning Treasury when you emerge through the narrow, winding gorge. Follow in the footsteps of Indiana Jones as you discover ancient sites hewn from rose-pink rock. And be sure to save some energy for the 200 steps up to the Monastery, it’s well worth the climb and kids will love the opportunity to ride up on a donkey.
From busy Bangkok with its magnificent temples and lively markets, this active adventure family holiday begins by heading west for some beautiful countryside and the slower pace of rural Thailand. The journey will take you to a historic visit the site of ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’, the spectacular Erawan Waterfall and the ancient Thai capital of Ayutthaya. From there, the journey heads north exploring the Chiang Mai region on foot, and by elephant. A highlight from here is the two day hike passing by several hilltribe villages whilst exploring the surrounding area, and spending the night in a village house. Finally, enjoying a well-earned rest by the beach at Koh Samet where there are various optional activities available for all ages.
A great family adventure beginning in Cuba’s lively capital, Havana, the largest city in the Caribbean. Explore this living museum in vintage American cars, driving in style past Revolution Square and along the coastal boulevard to the famous old town which is bursting with energy, history and culture. Away from the city and into Cuba’s beautiful countryside, a must visit to Vinales, where a boat will take you through a spectacular system of Jurassic caves, and Las Terrazas, a valley full of migrating birds, waterfalls and natural pools in which to swim. On reaching Trinidad you’ll be able to hear live Cuban music filling the narrow cobbled streets as while searching for local handicrafts and souvenirs. The final few days are spent at the beach,where the warm waters provide the perfect backdrop and some great snorkeling opportunities.
Costa Rica is a natural paradise and one of the best countries for family adventures. Complete with volcanoes, jungle, cloud forest, waterfalls, wildlife and beaches. Travel into the steaming jungle and explore the narrow waterways of Tortuguero by boat, in search of toucans and colourful birds. Adding to the excitement, plenty of opportunities to experience whitewater rafting and relax in thermal pools in the shadow of Arenal Volcano. At Monteverde visit butterfly and snake farms and walk through the cloud forest. There’s beach time too as in the Manuel Antonio region, where jungle cascades down to white sandy beaches.
For more information on any of these destinations please call your Vision Travel Advisor