Your sense of adventure doesn’t disappear because you have kids, so why should your family holidays be limited to the usual suspects?
We’ve developed a better style of family travel, one that favours real life experiences over the virtual ones. Start with kid-friendly hotels (swimming pool included), and then sprinkle in a tuk-tuk ride through the streets of Bangkok, a football match with Maasai tribesmen or sailing down the Nile in an Egyptian felucca. Who needs a ball pit and a buffet when you’ve got the whole world to play in?
Why do an Intrepid family tour?
Just for families: The clue’s in the title. These trips are for families only (including any aunts, uncles or cousins who’d like to come along, of course). As long as you’re travelling with a child under the age of 18, you’re a family in our eyes. Plus, unlike the other guys, children 14 and under on Intrepid trips qualify for child rates, which means 10% off the price of their trip.
Travel with other families: Travelling the Intrepid way is a bit like travelling with a group of friends. Made up of 2-3 like-minded families, the kids tend to hit it off on these trips straight away, allowing you to enjoy some well earned R&R. We often find the whole family ends up making friendships with people from all over the world, staying in touch long after the adventure ends.
Single parents: Being a single parent is challenging enough. Add in the difficulties of organising an international trip and the task becomes downright scary. But not with Intrepid. Not only have we taken care of all the logistics (accommodation, transport, tickets, activities), but your kids will have a ready-made pack of fellow explorers on standby, leaving you with more time to actually enjoy your
Small group sizes: Intrepid’s family group sizes are small enough to avoid the crowds and reach some out-of-the-way places, but big enough for a good social mix. Our average group size of 10 allows us to hop aboard local boats, buses or trains, eat at friendly, family-run restaurants and kick back in traditional accommodation and homestays.
Action packed: We know the biggest challenge on a family trip is keeping the kids entertained. So we’ve planned in advance. Nearly all of our hotels feature pools, and each day has a great mix of action-packed adventure and flexible free time. Your local leader can also suggest activities based on your kid’s hobbies or school curriculum.
A taste of what’s in store…
Each of Intrepid’s family trips has been built with a smooth blend of action-packed activities and flexible family time, just the way we like it. Want to know the sort of adventures you can expect with us? We’ve picked out a few of our favourites.
Themes _ Family _ Food
Grassroots travel means that we try to do everything the local way, and that means eating at local restaurants. The food is always freshly made and delicious, and there is generally a great variety on offer.
There are not always specific kids’ menus available, so if you feel your children might be hesitant to try the food, why not cook some of the local dishes at home before you go (and maybe take along snacks that you know they like).
We try to accommodate all food requirements, so make sure you advise us at the time of booking. Although we endeavour to have alternative options available, it may be difficult in some restaurants to determine if foods are 100% allergen-free. We advise that you take the same precautions as you would when eating out at a restaurant in your home country, and maybe take along snacks that you know are safe as a precaution.
There is usually a vegetarian option available, and most picnic and buffet-style meals will have lots of salads, rice dishes and breads. Unlike big veggie destinations like India or South-East Asia, some countries do not traditionally offer a wide range of vegetarian options. Please talk to our travel experts if in doubt.