Your sense of adventure doesn’t disappear just because you have kids, so why should your family holidays be limited to the usual suspects?

We’ve developed a better style of family travel, one that favours real life experiences over the virtual ones. Start with kid-friendly hotels (swimming pool included), and then sprinkle in a tuk-tuk ride through the streets of Bangkok, a football match with Maasai tribesmen or sailing down the Nile in an Egyptian felucca. Who needs a ball pit and a buffet when you’ve got the whole world to play in?

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Our Family Holidays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12 Days From R23,370

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

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

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

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

11 Days From R21,505

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

10 Days From R30,487

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

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

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

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

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

14 Days From R38,450

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

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

9 Days From R12,605

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

10 Days From R23,120

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

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Travel to Italy on a family holiday with a difference. Climb volcanoes, see ancient...

8 Days From R19,570

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

8 Days From R8,470

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

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

8 Days From R19,200

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

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

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

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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. 

Family favourites

Sacred Valley, Peru

Along with the nearby town of Cusco and the ancient city of Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley formed the heart of the great Inca Empire. Come for the beautiful landscapes and chatter with local farmers; stay for the cute wildlife, such as alpacas, vicunas and llamas.

Rajasthan, India

With palaces, forts, festivals and wildlife encounters to take the breath away, Rajasthan is a must-see for all families. We stay in century-old heritage accommodation, living the life like a Maharaja and Maharani. Trace the tracks of Bengal tigers in the jungle, wander through lush palace gardens, clock the famous Taj Mahal and ride the rails through the sun-kissed countryside.

Essaouira, Morocco

An artists’ town through and through, Essaouira is full of surprises. First there’s the beautiful blue-specked townscape, with its whitewashed seaside houses you could stare at for an age. Dig a little deeper and find galleries, boutiques, wood workshops and a colourful heritage of Portuguese, British, French and Jewish influences.

Loita Hills, Kenya

Nestled in the Great Rift Valley, Loita Hills is a special place. It’s the town the Maasai call home, and it’s a privilege to spend time with such a proud and joyous people. Join in the famous Maasai jumping dance and remember to get a snap of the family leaping for the sky. 

Where we stay

We take a lot of care choosing your accommodation and try to avoid the big chain hotels. Your accommodation could be a locally run hotel in Europe, a jungle lodge in Latin America, or a small, family friendly hotel. No matter where you stay, it will be of good quality and most rooms will feature ensuites and air conditioning as standard. We also prefer hotels that provide triple or quad rooms, and always try to offer adjoining rooms for parents and kids when they are available.

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Looking for a tailor-made holiday?

If you like the sound of our style of travel but would rather holiday with just your family and friends, we can help. Most of our trips are also available as private departures and come with all the excitement and inclusions of a regular departure, but we can tweak and adjust the details until they fit just right.

Get in touch with our team, who will work with you to provide the best family travel experience for you and your family. 

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Reviews

Thailand Family Holiday , July 2018

Debra Schofield-Matthews

Cuba Family Holiday, July 2018

Arwel Davies

Vietnam and Cambodia Family Holiday , August 2018

John Griffiths

Turkey Family Holiday with teenagers, July 2018

Daniel Pawlyn

China Family Holiday, July 2018

Gerry Cobb

Northern India Family Holiday , July 2018

Marie Robinson

Morocco Family Holiday for solo parents, July 2018

Lohani Noor

South Africa Family Safari with teenagers, July 2018

Nicola Day

Northern Italy Family Holiday, July 2018

Selena Parris

Kenya Family Safari, August 2018

Katie Bird

Vietnam Family Holiday , July 2018

David Pye

Summer Pyrenees Family Holiday with teenagers, July 2018

Emer Nic Chonchradha

Mexico Family Holiday, July 2018

Anja Aleksic

Peru Family Holiday, July 2018

David McMillan

Western USA Family Holiday with teenagers, July 2018

Sally Cooke

Vietnam Family Holiday , March 2018

Claire Saunders

Western USA Family Holiday with teenagers, July 2018

Stuart Cooke

Vietnam Family Holiday , July 2018

Darren Goodlad

Turkey Family Holiday with teenagers, July 2018

Amanda Daniel

Slovenia Family Holiday with teenagers, July 2018

Stephanie Norton

China Family Holiday, July 2018

Christina Klaassen

Borneo Family Holiday , July 2018

Julian McDonough

Northern Italy Family Holiday, July 2018

Timothy Frawley

Turkey Family Holiday with teenagers, July 2018

Cathryn Roberts

Borneo Family Holiday , July 2018

Sam Heavey

South Africa Family Safari with teenagers, July 2018

Pelliccioni Silvia

Borneo Family Holiday , July 2018

Elisa Forde

Tanzania Family Safari, July 2018

Clare Bacon

Northern Italy Family Holiday, July 2018

Melissa Gardner

Vietnam Family Holiday Comfort, July 2018

Michele Shepherd

South Africa Family Safari with teenagers, July 2018

Raymond Mitchell

Vietnam and Cambodia Family Holiday , July 2018

Louise Field

Italy Family Holiday , July 2018

Jaimie Bruzenak

China Family Holiday, July 2018

Tiffany TiffanySpiller

Italy Family Holiday , July 2018

zoe Greening

Summer Iceland Family Holiday with teenagers, July 2018

Thomas Worosz

Borneo Family Holiday , July 2018

Kathleen Pawson

Vietnam Family Holiday with teenagers, July 2018

Amanda Catzikiris

Tanzania Family Safari, July 2018

emma Shobbrook

Kenya Family Safari, July 2018

emma Shobbrook

Vietnam Family Holiday with teenagers, July 2018

Melinda Hayden

Croatia Family Holiday with teenagers, July 2018

Cecile Monnard

Vietnam Family Holiday , July 2018

Rebecca Jones

Cambodia Family Holiday with teenagers, July 2018

Rebecca Jones

Northern India Family Holiday , July 2018

Isabelle Blake-James

Vietnam Family Holiday for solo parents, July 2018

Susan Worthington

Vietnam Family Holiday , July 2018

Edward Loughton

Peru Family Holiday, July 2018

Maree Lord

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