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Your sense of adventure doesn’t disappear just because you have kids, so why should your family holiday destinations be limited to the ‘usual suspects’?
 
On an Intrepid Family Adventure, you and your kids will encounter plenty of real life experiences along the way. And for a limited time, you can now do so for less!
 
From now until 28 February we’re offering 10% OFF any family trip booked for travel before 31 July 2015.
 
Whatever the adventure is – zipping around Bangkok by tuk-tuk, playing football with the Maasai in Kenya, sailing down the Nile in a felucca – exploring the real world opens eyes and minds in ways the virtual world never can.
 
Book now to save big on the best life lessons that money can buy.
 
Apply or quote promo code 11608 (adults) or 11614 (children) to get 10% off. Hurry, offer ends 28 February
 

Family trips at 10% OFF

 

Asia

13 Days From £865

With great food, lush scenery and lots of warm, friendly locals, the whole family will...

11 Days From £1,145

Travel to Borneo on a Family Adventure tour through the highlights of this incredible...

Trip Name Days From GBP
Japan Family Holiday

11

£2,695

Thailand Family Holiday

12

£945

China Family Holiday

14

£1,995

Northern India Family Holiday

10

£680

Southern India Family Holiday

14

£1,160

Sri Lanka Family Holiday

14

£1,395

 

Africa

12 Days From £1,095

Travel through South Africa and Swaziland, combining cultural and wildlife experiences....

19 Days From £2,200

Take your tribe to explore the wilds of Southern Africa. Travel through Zimbabwe,...

Trip Name Days From GBP
Kenya Family Safari

8

£1,325

East Africa Family Safari

17

£2,235

 

North Africa & Middle East

8 Days From £395

Imagine a country with the charisma of Europe, the passion of Africa and the charm of...

9 Days From £695

Uncover the ancient mysteries and modern marvels of Egypt and see why this classic...

8 Days From £900

Delve into the magical ancient world of Jordan on this exhilarating family adventure!...

Trip Name Days From GBP
Sahara Family Holiday

8

£435

 

Europe

8 Days From £1,295

A cluster of pristine bite-sized islands lying 1,300 km off the Portuguese mainland,...

8 Days From £1,195

This fabulous Italian holiday takes your family through the best of Italy. Visit the...

Trip Name Days From GBP
Summer Pyrenees Family Holiday

8

£625

Winter Iceland Family Adventure

8

£1,825

 

The Americas

10 Days From £1,840

Gaze up at Peru’s dazzling peaks and into picturesque valleys to understand why the...

14 Days From £1,895

Travel to Peru on this family adventure and uncover the terraced ruins of Peru’s...

Trip Name Days From GBP
Cuba Family Holiday

11

£1,230

Costa Rica Family Holiday

15

£1,695

Galapagos Family Holiday

8

£1,724

 

How to book

 

Online

 
Not everybody enjoys chatting on the phone. In fact, some of us positively detest it - that awkward moment where you both speak at the same time. The lack of eye contact. The inability to rely on your charismatic mannerisms and traffic-stopping good looks.
 
Well, no more shall you be put through the agonising punishment of having to speak to a real human being. No more leaving awkward voicemails, waiting for them to call back, wondering if you left a contact number, and finally calling back and leaving another voicemail with your details. Again.
 
No, instead, you can utilise the effortless exchange of the online booking engine. That's right Gen-Y: you can now travel the world with nothing more than the click of a mouse. So once you've made up your mind about where you want to be, hit the big 'book now' button and enjoy absolutely no awkward silences.
 

By Phone - 1300 797 010 (AU) or 0800 600 610 (NZ)

 
Some people love it. Some people hate it. But there's no escaping the fact that the telephone has a successful reputation of getting the job done. No hiding behind metaphors or prose. No misconstruing the intention of a sentence. No waiting for someone to get back to you after you emailed them days ago. Just unadulterated communication, an elegant evolution of the tin-can-string-tin-can theory. So let's talk about your next adventure.
 
Apply or quote promo code 11608 (adults) or 11614 (children) to get 10% off. Hurry, offer ends 28 February.
 
 

Why do an Intrepid Family trip?

  • Just for families - As the name suggests, these trips are designed just for families – including grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins! No adult can travel without a child and on most trips, kids are between 5-17 years of age. Check the detailed Trip Notes for each tour on our website to find the specific minimum ages. If you'd like some help finding the right trip for your kids, contact us.
  • Travel with other families - Travelling the Intrepid way is a bit like travelling with a group of friends - you just haven’t met them yet! Made up of 2-3 like-minded families, the kids tend to hit it off straight away, allowing adults to enjoy the group atmosphere and socialise in a relaxed environment. We often find that the whole family end up making lasting friendships with people from all over the world, staying in touch long after the adventure ends.
  • Small group sizes - Intrepid’s family group sizes are small enough that we aren’t intimidating - we can avoid the crowds and travel to places that large tour groups can’t access, but big enough so that there are a couple of other families to make it a good sociable number. Our robust group size lets us hop aboard local boats, buses or trains, we can eat at friendly, family-run restaurants, and we can stay in traditional accommodation and homestays.

 

 

 

FAQs

 

Is it only parents and children that are allowed on family trips?


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 worldwide adventures.

What’s the minimum age for children on a trip?


Most of our trips have a minimum age of either 5 years old or 11. The trips with a minimum age of 5 are suitable for all ages and we have the ability to tell you what age children are already booked onto the departure of your choice . Most of our travellers are between the ages of 8 -18 . Our teen trips have a minimum age of 11 years old and offer more active and challenging itineraries, designed especially for the older children.

If you have younger siblings we will always look at allowing them onto 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.

My child is a fussy eater. Will there be special meals for kids? 

Grass-roots 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 try some of the local dishes at home before you go - and maybe take along snacks that you know they like. 

What if my child has a food allergy?

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.

Is there always a vegetarian option?

There is usually always a vegetarian option available, and most picnic and buffet style meals will have lots of salads, rice dishes and breads. However, some countries do not traditionally offer a wide range of vegetarian options, whereas destinations like India or South East Asia in general both offer fantastic ranges of vegetarian foods.

What standard can I expect the accommodation to be?

We use a range of different accommodation styles. Our on-the-ground staff inspect all our hotels regularly to ensure they are clean, comfortable and safe.

Will my family sleep in the same room?

Where possible, we will endeavour to room you and your children in adjoining rooms. All children 5 and under will always be roomed with their parents.

Will there be a swimming pool?

Swimming is always a big draw for kids, so we try to use hotels with pools where possible. Depending on how far off the beaten track the itinerary wanders, there may not be hotels with pools in the vicinity, but there may be freshwater lake or tropical bays to take a dip in instead.

Can children from different families share rooms if they like?

As the dynamic of the kids’ group evolves, you may find that they want to share rooms with their friends instead of siblings etc. Once keys have been allocated, we are happy for parents to decide on the rooming arrangements of the kids as they feel suitable.

Does the hotel have TV/Wi-Fi/Restaurant?

The amenities for each hotel we use are listed in the detailed trip notes that are included with each trip.

Can children opt out of activities if they like?

Activities are obviously optional, and it may be possible to just watch, or stay at the hotel, or do some independent exploring. Either way, parents are responsible for their child at all times, so they will need to supervise if a child wants to opt out. We are going on a walking trip.

Do we need specialist footwear for our children?

We often cover a lot of ground, especially on our family treks where terrain can be challenging and steep, and when rain is a possibility you will all need waterproof footwear with a good grip. For any trips that aren’t specifically trekking, then a comfortable, sturdy pair of shoes such as trainers or sneakers will be great.

Do the itineraries cater specifically for children?

Our family experts, many of whom are parents, have specifically crafted the itineraries to make sure they run at a family-friendly pace and keep travelling time to a minimum. Plenty of free time is included for families to participate in activities that suit their interests, and group activities are designed to work around meal times.

Are there activities aimed at adults?

Our activities are aimed at all ages, and we encourage every member of the family to get involved.

Are group leaders trained to work with children?

Yes – our Family Adventure leaders are all experienced in working with children. They are friendly, organised and have a great rapport with the kids. They undergo extra rigorous training to make sure they can work well with the dynamic of the younger group members.

Do group leaders provide childcare?

Although we employ special leaders that have relevant experience in looking after children, they are not employed to provide childcare. Leaders are present to handle all logistics and make sure that your trip runs smoothly, but parents must be responsible for children at all times.

Are western-like medical facilities available during the trip?

With most countries that we travel to there are private, western style hospitals or medical centres. With any medical issue the Family should consult with the Leader (who in turn can contact the local operational office for advice or assistance) but more importantly the family should be in contact with their Insurance provider. The insurance provider will offer assistance, advice and usually have a recommended medical centre or hospital that has English speaking medical staff and that offers a higher standard of medical care.

Should I bring a first aid kit?

While not required, it’s always good to be prepared for any little bumps or bruises along the way. Without going overboard, we recommend bringing a supply of Band-Aids and disinfectant, some paracetamol, motion sickness tablets (if necessary), hydrolytes (or something similar) and any personal medical items that might be needed throughout the duration of the trip. If a family member is travelling with prescription medicine it is recommended that they travel with extra in the case of loss or if it is spoilt or damaged. It is also advisable for the family to carry a letter or prescription with them and advise the Leader on day 1 of the trip. **If the family is travelling with medicine that needs to be refrigerated this must be advised to the sales team at time of booking. Please note we may not be able to confirm that this will be available** All families should be advised to contact their local doctor and/or a specialist traveller’s vaccination centre at least 60 days prior to departure. We should not go into the specifics of what vaccinations should or shouldn’t be taken. All families MUST have comprehensive travel insurance to cover them in eventuality of an illness or medical emergency.

How safe is the transport?

We regularly check all of our vehicles to ensure that they adhere to strict safety requirements. With the exception of Burma, all Intrepid vehicles are fitted with seatbelts.

How safe are the activities?

When it comes to participating in organised activities, we use and audit trusted operators who are well aware of the necessary safety equipment and procedures, including supplying correctly fitting life-jackets and helmets.

Can we drink the water?

Your group leader will be able to offer advice on a case-by-case basis. If you are advised not to drink groundwater, we recommend that our travellers pack water purification tablets, rather than buying bottled water.

What are the toilet facilities like?

All of the hotels we use will have western-style flushing toilets. In some rural areas, please be advised that toilet facilities may be of a lesser standard than your family enjoys at home. In these circumstances we recommend carrying hand sanitation products or similar. Remember – it’s all part of the experience!