Americas family vacations

Stretching from the beaches of Mexico to the windswept wilds of Patagonia, the Americas are all about family adventure with a capital A. Travelling with the kids to the lost city of Machu Picchu, snorkelling together over Cuban atolls, zip-lining through the cloud forests of Costa Rica or exploring the jungles of Guatemala – anything’s possible when it comes to the world’s most colourful continents. Our trips in Central and South America are geared towards natural exploration and cultural immersion. Think of them as the cure for couch potatoes.

Intrepid Family Adventure in Cuba

Americas family highlights

Why choose us

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. These trips are made up of 3–5 like-minded families, and the kids tend to hit it off 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 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.

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.

Sustainable travel

We strive to use travel as a force for good. That’s why we choose to give back to the communities we visit, carbon offset all our trips and take our social and environmental responsibilities seriously. We’ve been officially certified as the world’s largest travel B Corp, which means when you choose Intrepid Travel, you can rest assured you’re travelling to improve the planet.


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Costa Rica Family Holiday

Maria · Traveled April 2024
Excellent for families, great adventure and rest with excellent guides. A safe and well organized way to experience adventure for the whole family.
Review submitted 13 Apr 2024

Costa Rica Family Holiday

Madeleine · Traveled April 2024
Costa Rica was an incredible place to visit - people were so welcoming, the forests teeming with life, and so beautiful. We had a wonderful family holiday there, one that we will never forget.
Review submitted 19 Apr 2024

Peru Family Holiday with Teenagers

Anne · Traveled March 2024
Great well paced trip with an excellent guide, Julio, and a fantastically well matched group of 3 families with teenagers who got along really well. Highly recommended.
Review submitted 20 Apr 2024

Peru Family Holiday

Maria · Traveled March 2024
This Intrepid family trip to Peru was an all-round great experience for our family of four. We learnt a lot about the country, its culture, customs and the people as well as its incredible history. The Peruvians were very warm and welcoming people, the trip activities we did were interesting, the destinations were varied and well chosen whilst the overall organisation of the trip was very efficient so we could relax and let our fabulous group leader William take care of us.
Review submitted 14 Apr 2024

Peru Family Holiday

Lisa · Traveled March 2024
My 83 year old mother attended this family tour. We all had a great time. Most importantly, though she was able to do just about everything, her pace was slow. Our tour director made sure she had the time and support she needed to enjoy every aspect of this trip. Mauchu Picchu is evert but as wonderful and amazing as you think it is. If Interpid made it possible for my mom to do this trip you can do it too!
Review submitted 08 Apr 2024

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