School’s out – let’s make the most of it.

It’s the same for everyone – the holidays always go too fast, even if they’re spent chilling out around the house. So why not pack in as much action as possible? Life is short, and besides, family bonding time is more fun when you’re combing the Galapagos highlands for giant tortoises, making your own pesto on Italy’s Ligurian coast or chilling out under the stars on a boat in Vietnam’s Halong Bay. With itineraries to suit all tastes and ages, we’ve got family holidays that make a perfect fit for the school break. Time to get your adventure on.

Our Family Holidays

13 Days From 2070

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

13 Days From 1850

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

12 Days From 2060

Discover Sri Lanka on an 11-day tour that will captivate kids and adults alike, with...

11 Days From 2615

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

10 Days From 1405

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

9 Days From 1705

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

12 Days From 1985

Enjoy the sights, culture and history of Thailand on a fun family trip. Eat yummy food,...

8 Days From 752

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

8 Days From 1652

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

10 Days From 1770

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

8 Days From 1220

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

10 Days From 1125

Travel from Casablanca to Marrakech with stops in Meknes, Fes, Midelt, Merzouga and Ait...

12 Days From 2195

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

12 Days From 4080

Travel to the Land of the Dragon and explore Beijing, Xi'an, Yangshuo, Chengdu and Hong...

15 Days From 3515

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

8 Days From 1290

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

10 Days From 3330

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

15 Days From 3450

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

8 Days From 1775

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

9 Days From 1677

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

8 Days From 752

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

10 Days From 1880

Your whole family will love this incredible sensory adventure into the diverse life of...

8 Days From 842

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

9 Days From 2546

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

10 Days From 2825

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

13 Days From 1850

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

8 Days From 3505

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

11 Days From 2195

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

8 Days From 1652

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

10 Days From 1395

Take an action-packed solo parent family tour of India, following tiger trails,...

10 Days From 1310

Take your family on a Moroccan adventure through Casablanca, Fes, Midelt, Merzouga, Ait...

15 Days From 3855

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

12 Days From 5368

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

8 Days From 2325

Travel from Playa del Carmen through to Merida, Valladolid and Tulum on a Yucatan...

8 Days From 2637

From the ruins of Rome, to the ancient city of Pompeii and the seaside delights of...

8 Days From 2715

Starting in Belize City, this holiday visits San Ignacio, the Tikal Ruins in Guatemala...

8 Days From 2145

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

8 Days From 2583

Take in the beauty of Greece on this family-oriented trip from Athens to Corfu, with...

8 Days From 2732

Visit Venice, Cinque Terre, Pisa and Rome on an exciting 8-day family holiday through...

9 Days From 3294

Take the family on a fun and enriching adventure through Spain, from Madrid to Seville,...

11 Days From 2300

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

12 Days From 2125

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

9 Days From 2970

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

8 Days From 2615

Experience the people, culture and wildlife of Kenya and Tanzania on a small group...

8 Days From 2246

Step back in time on a family Egyptian adventure, starting in Cairo, and passing...

10 Days From 1593

Discover Turkey on this family adventure through Istanbul, Goreme, Selcuk, Pamukkale...

10 Days From 2510

This family-style trip through Costa Rica begins and ends in San Jose, taking in the...

10 Days From 1598

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

10 Days From 1730

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

10 Days From 2090

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

8 Days From 2259

Explore the medieval and classical wonders of Central Europe, through Czech Republic,...

10 Days From 3225

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

8 Days From 1854

Discover lost cities on a family adventure in Jordan. From the capital Amman to the...

What to see in 8–12 days on school holidays

In a relatively short time frame, it’s best to stick to one country so you can immerse yourselves without feeling rushed. From North America, a quick flight south has you exploring Mexico's amazing Yucatan Peninsula, checking out Maya ruins, lounging on white beaches and swimming in limestone caves. Alternatively, kids will be thrilled to snorkel with sea lions in the Galapagos, a unique wildlife wonderland reached easily via South America’s most beautiful city, Quito.

For families travelling from Australia and New Zealand, the way to go is Southeast Asia. Vietnam and Thailand offer delicious food, fascinating cultures and tropical beaches just a short flight away. Meanwhile, UK and Europe-based families should put Morocco and Italy on top of their holidays lists; the young ones will love Gladiator school in Rome or a camel ride along the Atlantic Ocean in sleepy Sidi Kaouki.

Trip Name Days From NZD
Thailand Family Holiday

12

1985

Morocco Family Holiday

8

752

Galapagos Family Holiday

8

3505

Mexico Family Holiday

8

2325

Northern Italy Family Holiday

8

2732

What to see in 3 weeks on school holidays

Families with a longer school holiday period up their sleeve can join two holidays together to make the most of their time. Kenya and Tanzania are perfect for this, with lots of wildlife viewing, fun camping experiences, and cultural discovery (by way of the brightly clad Maasai tribespeople). Asia is another perfect destination for combining itineraries; Thailand and neighbouring Laos are a match made in heaven, as are Vietnam and Cambodia.

If you’re looking to Europe, why not turn your Italy sojourn into a comprehensive adventure down the boot? There’s so much to do in both the north and the south – from pizza making to volcano hiking to exploring Roman ruins. In the Middle East, it’s all about Egypt and Jordan – two spectacular desert countries that transport you back to the ancient world. Sail down the Nile, gaze at the Pyramids and tour the lost city of Petra.

Trip Name Days From NZD
Egypt Family Holiday

8

1652

Costa Rica Family Holiday

15

3515

Asia Family Holiday

15

3855

Croatia Family Holiday

9

2970

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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. 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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