We get that families come in all different shapes and sizes, and that planning a family holiday can be stressful, especially when you’re tackling the organisation solo. That’s where we come in! Sit back whilst we take care of all the logistics, from accommodation to activities. Meaning all you have to worry about is creating special family memories together, watching the kids make new friends with fellow young adventurers, and enjoying some much-needed time to relax.
Our Solo Parent Family Adventures
Looking for your next family holiday? Don’t forget, Intrepid offers a 10% discount for all travellers aged 17 and under.
Each of our single parent family trips has been built with a perfect balance of action-packed activities and flexible family time. Want to know the sorts of adventures you can expect with us? Here’s a handful of our favourites.
Sleep under the stars on a comfortable cruise boat in Halong Bay, Vietnam, and enjoy a sumptuous lunch and dinner on board.
Spot Bengal tigers stalking through the jungles of Ranthambore National Park in India.
Sip sweet mint tea in rural villages, see goats climbing trees in the desert, and tap your foot to traditional Berber musicians in Marrakech.
Sleep under the stars, feast on hearty cuisine and be dazzled by the riverside scenery on a felucca sailing trip down the Egyptian Nile.
Where we stay
We put a lot of care in 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 an extravagant riad in Morocco, 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.
17th Century Palace - India
Spend a night at one of Rajasthan's breathtaking 17th Century palaces. With its grand courtyards, colourful dining arcades and heritage rooms, the accommodation alone stands out as one of the highlights of the trip. Get to know the other parents over a game of billiards or kick back in the opulent surrounds while the kids take to the pool.
Rainforest Lodge - Costa Rica
Found deep in the Caribbean rainforest, this riverbank lodge is the perfect retreat away from the bustle of San Jose. Here you can rest up, enjoy some home comforts and unwind poolside. Maybe take a walk to the village or to the beach, then fall asleep to the cry of wildlife stirring in the trees.
Questions? We bet there’s a few. With years of running family-focused tours under our belt, we’ve picked up the most common questions we receive and compiled them here in one handy place.
'The Intrepid Vietnam Family trip was fantastic. I am a single Mum and it was great to travel with like minded families with other children for my son (almost 9) to interact with and some adult company for me. The itinerary was varied and interesting, covering so much of Vietnam, its culture as well as beach/relaxing time. We were incredibly well fed and the food was amazing. The standard of accommodation was good and most places had a swimming pool to cool off after a hot days sightseeing. I would highly recommend this trip.'
– Sarah Thomas, Vietnam Family Holiday
'I love that the trip is designed with children in mind - from the activities to the food options to the accommodation and transport. I love the concept where there are several families - so the kids can hang it together, and I still get adult conversation while spending time with my kids! Soon, our guide, was fabulous - always able to suggest the best places to go, the best food to try, the most interesting things to do. I couldn't possibly put together a trip like that on my own.'
– Jodie Parker, Thailand Family Holiday
'I liked the ease Intrepid provided me and my 8 year old son when we were traveling in Egypt. Our fantastic guide Walid Nawasany was a gem! He organized everything for us, so all we had to do was show up. I also enjoyed the intimacy of traveling with a small group...'
– Leila Salter, Egypt Family Holiday
'A great trip, with an excellent mix. There were interesting things to engage both me and my 8-year-old daughter, both in terms of learning and activities. There was a good mix of sightseeing and relaxing. The hotels were good, particularly the Riad near Taroudant. Issmail was a superb guide, and Mustafa the perfect driver. And the company of other travellers for both of us was great too.'
– Andrew Nex, Morocco Family Holiday
I went to Vietnam because friends told me that it would be relaxing and my daughter and I would enjoy the food. That is true but it was so much much friendly and exciting than that. The Intrepid local guide was brilliant and because it was a Family trip, all the children soon hung out together on occasion, while the parents did the same.