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 $1,464

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

10 Days From $1,440

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

10 Days From $3,600

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

12 Days From $1,695

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

13 Days From $1,863

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

10 Days From $1,440

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

10 Days From $1,420

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

11 Days From $1,853

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

8 Days From $1,138

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

12 Days From $1,985

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

14 Days From $2,943

Travel to the land of the dragon and explore Beijing, Xi'an, Yangshuo, Chengdu and Hong...

15 Days From $4,250

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

15 Days From $3,515

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

12 Days From $2,145

Gather together your nearest and dearest for a holiday that will have you exploring...

8 Days From $715

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

8 Days From $742

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

12 Days From $2,176

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

9 Days From $3,265

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

9 Days From $1,710

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

8 Days From $1,066

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

11 Days From $2,355

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

8 Days From $3,579

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

12 Days From $4,188

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

15 Days From $2,580

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

13 Days From $1,805

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

14 Days From $4,210

Travel to South America and visit Peru on a family adventure through Lima,...

9 Days From $1,242

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

9 Days From $1,380

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

10 Days From $2,535

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

8 Days From $2,565

From the ruins of Rome, to the excavated streets of Pompeii and the seaside delights of...

15 Days From $3,510

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

8 Days From $2,135

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

8 Days From $1,921

Discover Croatia with hiking in the Paklenica and Plitvice Lakes National Parks, and...

8 Days From $882

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

8 Days From $718

Board the ‘ship of the desert’ and enjoy an unforgettable camel trek through the Sahara...

14 Days From $3,155

Explore the man-made wonders of India with the family, visiting Delhi, Agra and Jaipur,...

8 Days From $2,375

Safari with your family in East Africa on an unforgettable Kenya and Tanzania adventure...

10 Days From $2,040

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

11 Days From $2,330

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

10 Days From $1,075

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

7 Days From $3,825

Discover why Iceland is known as the land of fire and ice on this spectacular holiday....

8 Days From $2,596

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

10 Days From $1,804

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

8 Days From $1,815

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

9 Days From $2,866

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

9 Days From $3,145

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

8 Days From $2,375

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

8 Days From $2,488

Take in the beauty of Greece on this trip from Athens to Corfu, with stops at Delphi...

9 Days From $1,690

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

8 Days From $1,920

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

8 Days From $1,865

Based in the picturesque, lakeside town of Bohinj, discover fascinating castles and the...

10 Days From $2,020

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

7 Days From $821

Treat the family to a different side of mystical Morocco, exploring Marrakech,...

8 Days From $4,270

Get to know the colours of Iceland on a winter adventure that takes in belching geysers...

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

$1,695

Morocco Family Holiday

8

$715

Galapagos Family Holiday

8

$3,579

Mexico Family Holiday

8

$2,375

Northern Italy Family Holiday

8

$2,596

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
Costa Rica Family Holiday

15

$4,250

Egypt Family Holiday

9

$1,242

Asia Family Holiday

15

$3,510

Croatia Family Holiday

9

$2,866

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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. 

Responsible travel

The world’s an amazing place and we want to do our bit to keep it that way. That’s why we choose to travel responsibly, giving back to the communities we visit and helping to create a sustainable world for our children. For us, it’s also about educating the next generation of responsible travellers. 

Reviews

South Africa Family Safari with teenagers, August 2018

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Thailand Family Holiday , July 2018

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Tanzania Family Safari, August 2018

Andrew Jones

Thailand Family Holiday , August 2018

Leanne Gillham

Borneo Family Holiday , August 2018

Wendy Nisbet

Vietnam Family Holiday , August 2018

Fiona Mackie

Morocco Family Holiday, August 2018

Louis To

Borneo Family Holiday , August 2018

MaryAnne O'Brien

Thailand Family Holiday , August 2018

James and Gillian Nickless

Morocco Family Holiday, August 2018

Sonia Aguemon-Agbo

Vietnam Family Holiday , August 2018

David Craze

Sri Lanka Family Holiday, August 2018

Alastair Williamson

Sri Lanka Family Holiday, August 2018

Adam Williamson

Croatia Family Holiday, July 2018

Amanda Ratuki

Sri Lanka Family Holiday, August 2018

Alex Bottomley

Vietnam Family Holiday , August 2018

Adriana Walter

Sri Lanka Family Holiday, August 2018

Samuel Sears

Northern Italy Family Holiday, August 2018

Ratuki Joeli

Summer Pyrenees Family Holiday with teenagers, August 2018

Meera Shah

Vietnam Family Holiday Comfort, July 2018

Chris Martin

Borneo Family Holiday , August 2018

Stephen Lever

China Family Holiday, August 2018

carolyn purandare

China Family Holiday, August 2018

Stephanie Attrik

Vietnam Family Holiday , August 2018

Patricia Harrison

Sri Lanka Family Holiday, August 2018

Elizabeth Bottomley

Sri Lanka Family Holiday, August 2018

John Bottomley

Thailand Family Holiday , August 2018

Joanna Asquith

Thailand Family Holiday , August 2018

Valerie Reid

China Family Holiday, August 2018

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Summer Pyrenees Family Holiday with teenagers, August 2018

Trevor Pearce

Sri Lanka Family Holiday, August 2018

Olwen Williamson

Northern India Family Holiday , August 2018

Mandeep Davies

Kenya Family Safari, August 2018

Kaushi Karunatilaka

Vietnam & Cambodia Family Holiday , August 2018

Ed Butcher

South Africa Family Safari with teenagers, August 2018

Graham Fitzwater

Egypt Family Holiday , July 2018

Shane Robinson

Vietnam Family Holiday with teenagers, August 2018

kathryn greene

Tanzania Family Safari, August 2018

Simone Slawik

Thailand Family Holiday , August 2018

Anne Hurrell

Kenya Family Safari, August 2018

Simone Slawik

Vietnam Family Holiday Comfort, August 2018

Adrian Turner

Costa Rica Family Holiday with teenagers, August 2018

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China Family Holiday, August 2018

Tracey Mowbray

Botswana Family Safari with teenagers, August 2018

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Borneo Family Holiday , August 2018

Emma Fairy

Vietnam Family Holiday Comfort, August 2018

Lara Pletcher

Botswana Family Safari with teenagers, August 2018

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Vietnam Family Holiday with teenagers, August 2018

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