Active family holidays

Like the saying goes, 'families that sweat together, stay together’ (or something like that)

There are many benefits of doing an active trip with your family: someone to make sure you stay hydrated, someone who’s got the sunscreen covered, someone to give you a foot massage. Ok, maybe not the last one. But it’s these reasons why we offer active trips exclusively for families. Whether it’s heart-pounding Pyrenees, pulse-racing Peru, or lung-pumping Nepal, there’s an active trip perfect for you and your loved ones.

Active 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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Northern India Family Holiday

Kimberley · Traveled April 2024
The collision of magic and mayhem, the bonkers and the beautiful, the intensity and charm, made India an extraordinary destination for my daughters and I. This trip was a remarkable introduction to a remarkable country - it's a packed itinerary, to be sure, but well balanced in terms of sites and activities. We were truly blessed with an exceptional and knowledgeable (and fun!) guide in Mahaveer, and our driver Kishan deserves a huge amount of credit for safely getting us to each destination on the controlled chaos that is Indian roads. I'm normally an independent traveller but I was very happy to have chosen Intrepid for this trip. It was meaningful and memorable, and I highly recommend it.
Review submitted 28 Apr 2024

Northern India Family Holiday

Felicity · Traveled April 2024
When my mum said we were going to India, I didn't know what to expect. But as soon as we arrived I knew it was going to be a place like nowhere else. This trip let us experience incredible sights and culture. Highly recommend it. Our guide and driver were also incredible.
Review submitted 01 May 2024

Vietnam Family Holiday

BELINDA · Traveled April 2024
Such a memorable family trip that the kids & adults all loved. Well paced with a good mix of active days & slower paced days , hitting the must see sights with lots of unique local experiences. Our local guide, Long, was fantastic & made everyone feel safe & comfortable, along with also having lots of food & activity recommendations that did not disappoint.
Review submitted 27 Apr 2024

Vietnam Family Holiday

Sarah · Traveled April 2024
A wonderful chance to travel and experience the culture of another country with our children. The trip balanced comfort with interest and genuine engagement with Vietnam perfectly.
Review submitted 03 May 2024

Egypt Family Holiday

Vishali · Traveled April 2024
Really enjoyed our family trip to Egypt with our 9 year old daughter. It will be an unforgettable experience of traveling to Egypt which was a lifelong dream destination. Being able to experience it through our daughter's eyes was incredible. Ahmed, our guide was super friendly and engaging and made our trip really smooth and fun.
Review submitted 19 Apr 2024

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