Your sense of adventure doesn’t disappear just 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?

Our Family trips

13 Days From $1,489

Experience the Asia of old on a family adventure that captures the spirit of Vietnam....

13 Days From $1,895

Experience Vietnamese customs and charms on a 13-day family adventure from Hanoi to Ho...

10 Days From $1,320

Take an action-packed family tour of India, following tiger trails, visiting Delhi and...

10 Days From $1,320

Take an action-packed family tour of India, following tiger trails, visiting Delhi and...

11 Days From $1,995

Travel to Borneo to visit orangutan sanctuaries and explore lush jungles. See the best...

8 Days From $1,165

Walk, ride and raft on this European adventure into the heart of the Pyrenees. Unleash...

12 Days From $1,547

Discover incredible sights, culture and history on a fantastic family holiday to...

12 Days From $1,820

Discover incredible sights, culture and history on a fantastic family holiday to...

14 Days From $3,595

Travel to the land of the dragon and explore Beijing, Xi'an, Yangshuo, Chengdu and Hong...

15 Days From $3,505

This family trip to Costa Rica has been crafted to balance organised activities and...

15 Days From $3,895

This family trip to Costa Rica has been crafted to balance organised activities and...

12 Days From $1,670

Gather together your nearest and dearest for a holiday that will have you exploring...

8 Days From $720

Travel to Morocco and embark on a family adventure. Take a tour of Marrakech, relax on...

8 Days From $720

Travel to Morocco and embark on a family adventure. Take a tour of Marrakech, relax on...

12 Days From $2,110

Enjoy this Teenage Family Adventure, while hiking, canoeing, snorkeling, rafting,...

9 Days From $2,242

Discover the pristine beaches, beautiful mountains and dramatic volcanoes of Costa Rica...

9 Days From $1,535

Get the most out of your family getaway by cycling, kayaking, walking and cruising...

8 Days From $1,150

Encounter Cambodia's complex history and welcoming culture on a small-group family...

11 Days From $2,155

Travel to Cuba and uncover the many layers of this intriguing nation. Visit iconic...

10 Days From $2,692

Visit Peru on this Family Adventure, travelling through Lima, Cuzco and Aguas Calientes...

8 Days From $3,292

Take your family on a holiday with a difference to the Galapagos Islands. Snorkel with...

12 Days From $4,092

Discover Japan on a fun-filled family adventure. Sample fresh sushi in Tokyo, chill out...

15 Days From $2,920

Combine the excitement of Vietnam with the friendly warmth of Cambodia for an exotic...

13 Days From $1,655

Experience the Asia of old on a family adventure that captures the spirit of Vietnam....

14 Days From $2,756

Travel to South America and visit Peru on a family adventure through Lima,...

9 Days From $948

Travel to Egypt and see the Pyramids and the Great Sphinx in Giza. Cruise down the Nile...

9 Days From $1,265

Travel to Egypt and see the Pyramids and the Great Sphinx in Giza. Cruise down the Nile...

10 Days From $2,088

Discover the best that Borneo has to offer on this unforgettable family adventure...

8 Days From $2,245

Travel to Italy on a family holiday with a difference. Climb volcanoes, see ancient...

8 Days From $1,589

Discover Croatia with hiking in the Paklenica and Plitvice Lakes National Parks, and...

8 Days From $1,785

Track your way across the plains of Kenya on this thrilling safari, covering Nairobi,...

8 Days From $850

The family will love exploring Turkey’s coast, whether it’s walking through ruins in...

15 Days From $3,090

Experience the sights, smells and tastes of Southeast Asia on a family tour through...

8 Days From $775

Board the ‘ship of the desert’ and enjoy an unforgettable camel trek through the Sahara...

9 Days From $2,148

Take your family on a Croatian adventure following the Dalmatian coast from Dubrovnik...

14 Days From $2,890

Explore the man-made wonders of India with the family, visiting Delhi, Agra and Jaipur,...

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Why choose Intrepid

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 other travel companies, children aged 17 years and younger receive a 10% discount 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 3-5 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.

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 home stays.

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.

Safety first

Our leaders are specially trained to run family adventures, so you’re well taken care of. You can also rest easy knowing we conduct safety assessments on all our activities to meet local standards as well as our own comprehensive safety policy. 

Responsible travel

The world’s an amazing place and we want to do our bit to keep it that way. That’s why we choose to travel responsibly, giving back to the communities we visit and helping to create a sustainable world for our children. For us, it’s also about educating the next generation of responsible travellers. 

Family favourites

Sacred Valley, Peru

Along with the nearby town of Cusco and the ancient city of Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley formed the heart of the great Inca Empire. Come for the beautiful landscapes and chatter with local farmers; stay for the cute wildlife, such as alpacas, vicunas and llamas.

Rajasthan, India

With palaces, forts, festivals and wildlife encounters to take the breath away, Rajasthan is a must-see for all families. We stay in century-old heritage accommodation, living the life like a Maharaja and Maharani. Trace the tracks of Bengal tigers in the jungle, wander through lush palace gardens, clock the famous Taj Mahal and ride the rails through the sun-kissed countryside.

Essaouira, Morocco

An artists’ town through and through, Essaouira is full of surprises. First there’s the beautiful blue-specked townscape, with its whitewashed seaside houses you could stare at for an age. Dig a little deeper and find galleries, boutiques, wood workshops and a colourful heritage of Portuguese, British, French and Jewish influences.

Loita Hills, Kenya

Nestled in the Great Rift Valley, Loita Hills is a special place. It’s the town the Maasai call home, and it’s a privilege to spend time with such a proud, joyous (and snappily dressed) East African people. Remember to get one of your own tribe to snap a photo of you jumping for joy with them.

Where we stay

We take a lot of care choosing your accommodation and try to avoid the big chain hotels. Your accommodation could be a locally run hotel in Europe, a jungle lodge in Latin America, or a small, family friendly hotel. No matter where you stay, it will be of good quality and most rooms will feature ensuites and air conditioning as standard. Plus we try to pick hotels that provide triple or quad rooms and always try and offer conjoining rooms when they are available. 

 

Travelling with teenagers

Our teenage trips have been specially designed for children aged 10-17. Whether it be hiking the Inca trail, bicycling in Northern Vietnam or kayaking off the coast of Croatia, these trips include an element of physical activity and offer more active and challenging itineraries for older children.

Find out more about our teenage trips

Looking for a tailor-made holiday?

If you like the sound of our style of travel but would rather holiday with just your family and friends, we can help. Most of our trips are also available as private departures and come with all the excitement and inclusions of a regular departure, but we can tweak and adjust the details until they fit just right.

Get in touch with our team, who will work with you to provide the best family travel experience for you and your family. 

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South Africa Teenage Safari , July 2017

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Vietnam Family Holiday , April 2018

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Costa Rica Family Holiday , March 2018

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