Teenagers often get a bad rep for being tricky travel companions; notoriously hard to please when it comes to family trips.

While they’re not all like that, we’ve designed a range of teenage-specific itineraries (for kids aged 10 and up) that yours will love. Adventurous, active and with plenty of outdoor family time; they’ll keep everyone happy (and away from their phones). Think trekking in the Himalayan foothills or seeking out the Big 5 in Kruger National Park – welcome to destinations without the drama.

Our Teenage Family Holidays

Could your teenage tribe do with a break? Remember, Intrepid offers a 10% discount for all travellers aged 17 and under.

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

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Take your family to Victoria Falls, Okavango River and Chobe National Park on this teen...

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

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

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

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Treetops, rapids, bikes and beaches – find it all as you travel to Ubud, Candi Dasa,...

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Take in the sights of Bangkok and Chiang Mai on this active family adventure tour,...

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

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

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Experience trekking in the Himalayas with an experienced guide and explore the...

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Get riding on an exotic family adventure through Morocco, beginning in charming...

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Travel from Ho Chi Minh to Hoi An on this family cycling adventure through Vietnam....

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Embark on an active family adventure in Thailand. Get a crash course in Bangkok, cycle...

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Take an active adventure that’s perfect for families with teenagers. Visit Cusco, cycle...

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. 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.

Highlights

Discover the temples of Angkor

Your teen doesn’t have to be a history buff to be blown away by ancient Angkor Wat. You’ll all enjoy exploring Ta Prohm – the root-covered jungle temple made famous by Tomb Raider – and Bayon – with its 54 towers decorated with over 200 enigmatic smiling faces.

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Uncover the ruins of Machu Picchu

Follow in the footsteps of brave explorers on a four day hike to Machu Picchu – the lost city of the Incas. Take in sweeping views of the Sacred Valley, hike through moody cloud forests and discover ancient ruins and villages before arriving at the famous Sun Gate overlooking the city. 

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The Atlas Mountains

Bike down the slopes of the Atlas Mountains

Do you have thrill-seeking teenagers? They’ll relish this chance for an unforgettable downhill bike ride through red and orange mountain scenery. If they’ve not done it before, no worries, as there’s a choice between faster tracks or easier beginner trails.

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White water raft on the Zrmanja River

If your teens are big water sports fans they’ll love seeing the magnificent waterfalls and heart-pumping rapids that pepper this Croatian river. Gliding down its emerald-coloured stream, spanning 69 kilometres, certainly makes for a memorable day out.

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Where we stay

We put a lot of care into choosing the accommodation we stay in, avoiding the big chain hotels in favour of locally run establishments offering a unique experience. Whether it's a rustic homestay in Thailand or a log chalet in South Africa, we choose good quality operators where most rooms will feature ensuites and air conditioning is standard. Wherever possible we pick hotels that provide triple or quad rooms and always try and offer conjoining rooms when they are available. 

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Mai Chau homestay, Vietnam

One of Northern Vietnam’s top nature escapes, Mai Chau and its rice fields and stilt houses play host to many minority groups, notably the White Thai people. Enjoy a night of friendly cultural exchange and tuck into a homemade banquet lovingly prepared by the locals.

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Gulet in Turkey

It doesn’t get much better than a night on a traditional Turkish sailboat in the Mediterranean. All bedding is provided, decks have ample space for star-gazing, and with a bit of fresh water available to rinse off the salty stuff, you’ll be perfecting that stylish Euro hairdo in no time.

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Family-run eco village in Nepal

A beautiful mountain retreat run by the same family for seven generations, this comfortable lodge has a nice green lawn on which to relax and admire the mountains from, and optional yoga on offer for those interested. It’s a treat to come home to after a solid hike in the Himalayas.

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