A different style of family travel

People think family vacations are all smelly car rides, underwhelming resorts and the nagging worry you’ve forgotten the kids like they did in Home Alone. But not ours. Family travel gives you a chance to connect. A chance to learn together, have fun together, to experience something you’ll be talking about at the dinner table for years.

Whether family travel means adventures with toddlers, or teens or a bunch of grown ups who are young at heart, we've got just the trip for you. All of the good bits, none of the stress – welcome to a new style of family travel.

Family travel with kids 

These trips have been specially designed to cater to the unique needs of family travel. You'll stay at family-friendly accommodation, visit kid-friendly locations but still have all of the off-the-beaten path experiences you'd expect from a regular Intrepid Travel trip.  If you're looking for more than beaches, sun burns and boredom on your next family adventure, you're in the right place.

Family trips FAQ

Our family trips are just that – for the whole family. That means you don’t have to leave aunties, uncles and grandparents at home. As long as there is at least one child under the age of 18 travelling with you, you’re a family group. Older families should check out our regular Intrepid adventures.

Most of our trips have a minimum age of either 5 or 11 years old. Trips with a minimum age of 5 are suitable for all ages, and we can even tell you in advance the age of kids already booked on that departure. Most of our travellers are between the ages of 8 and 18 years old.

Our teenage trips have a minimum age of 11 and offer more active and challenging itineraries designed especially for older children. If you also have younger children, we will look at allowing them onto these trips on a case-by-case basis, depending on the activities on the trip and their ages.

For more information, contact one of our travel experts or your travel agent.

Tips, inspiration and facts on family travel

 

Family travel for grown-ups 

Maybe you want to treat your parents to a family adventure for their big anniversary to help make up for scratching their car as a teenager, or have a family getaway with your fully-grown, semi-mature children. Either way, you don't have to have young kids or be one yourself to take an Intrepid family adventure. We think travelling with loved ones is special no matter what age. 

Whether it's finally having a home-cooked meal together in Italy (with a local Italian doing the cooking), reliving those road trips on a jeep ride through the Serengeti, or adding photos of you all lazing on a Thai beach together to the family album, we've got just the adventure for your family.

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Top picks for adult family travel

The ultimate family vacation starts with a little bit of research, a dash of compromise and a lot of schedule coordination. To help take the guess work out of planning your next family adventure, here are our top picks. Each with plenty of departures to choose from, activities everyone can enjoy and endless photo ops for next year's holiday cards.

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USD $787
CAD $954
AUD $1,120
EUR €725
GBP £575
NZD $1,205
ZAR R12,850
CHF FR795
Uncover the secrets of mystical Morocco on this southbound discovery tour. See Ait Benhaddou kasbah, travel into the...
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USD $841
CAD $1,017
AUD $1,195
EUR €775
GBP £610
NZD $1,285
ZAR R13,715
CHF FR860
Escape to Belize on an adventure to San Ignacio and Tikal. Visit breathtaking Mayan sites in Belize before reaching...
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USD $936
CAD $1,134
AUD $1,330
EUR €865
GBP £680
NZD $1,430
ZAR R15,260
CHF FR955
Encounter the natural beauty of Costa Rica, from La Fortuna’s volcano to Monteverde’s cloud forest to the pristine...
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USD $1,224
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ZAR R19,965
CHF FR1,250
Visit some of North America's most outstanding national parks and experience the all out extravagance of Las Vegas....
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EUR €1,216
GBP £900
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CHF FR1,244
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AUD $2,195
EUR €1,425
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Hop aboard an adventure tour through the wilds of Borneo's Sarawak region. Crawl through the Mulu caves, hike in Bako...
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CHF FR1,630
Travel from scenic Split to beautiful Bled. Explore the lush green forests of Plitvice, try the famous cheese of Pag...
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From the chaos of Cairo to the calm of the Red Sea coast, discover the unique delights of the road to Jordan. Explore...
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EUR €1,735
GBP £1,365
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ZAR R30,640
CHF FR1,920
Travel to South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe and uncover their natural wonders. From the Okavango Delta and Victoria...
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EUR €2,247
GBP £1,767
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ZAR R39,714
CHF FR2,489
Travel to the Galapagos Islands and see the unique Scalesia cloud forest, myriad birdlife of Isla Española and...
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USD $2,682
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AUD $3,660
EUR €2,395
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NZD $4,015
ZAR R34,420
CHF FR2,450
Travel through Spain and Portugal. Visit Madrid, Granada, Seville, the Algarve, Lisbon, Porto, Santiago de Compostela...
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AUD $3,675
EUR €2,390
GBP £1,875
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ZAR R34,550
CHF FR2,645
Embark on an epic adventure through the South Island of New Zealand. From Franz Joseph Glacier to Queenstown and the...
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USD $2,902
CAD $3,505
AUD $4,130
EUR €2,685
GBP £2,115
NZD $4,440
ZAR R47,395
CHF FR2,970
Travel through Spain and Portugal. Visit Madrid, Granada, Seville, the Algarve, Lisbon, Porto, Santiago de Compostela...
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GBP £2,195
NZD $4,595
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CHF FR3,080
Travel to Iceland and tour this North Atlantic island. Visit Reykjavik, Hvolsvollur, Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Hofn,...
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CHF FR4,235
Travel from Tokyo through Kyoto to Osaka, learning traditional recipes, seeing the sights and dining on some of the...