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 R16,490

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

13 Days From R15,108

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

10 Days From R13,160

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

10 Days From R11,181

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

11 Days From R16,906

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

8 Days From R11,725

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

12 Days From R15,419

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

12 Days From R18,140

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

14 Days From R35,830

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

15 Days From R38,820

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

15 Days From R38,815

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

15 Days From R31,620

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

12 Days From R19,590

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

8 Days From R6,103

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

8 Days From R7,410

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,...

9 Days From R29,790

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

9 Days From R15,595

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

8 Days From R9,741

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...

8 Days From R32,747

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

12 Days From R48,431

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

15 Days From R31,390

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

13 Days From R16,495

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,...

9 Days From R11,331

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...

8 Days From R26,105

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...

15 Days From R24,632

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,...

8 Days From R19,200

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

8 Days From R8,805

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

8 Days From R7,725

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

9 Days From R28,100

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

14 Days From R21,592

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

8 Days From R26,105

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

15 Days From R37,270

Explore buzzing cities and get active in America’s big backyard. Walk the famous...

8 Days From R21,683

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

10 Days From R18,640

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

8 Days From R16,840

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

10 Days From R10,730

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

10 Days From R18,045

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

9 Days From R31,425

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

8 Days From R22,435

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

8 Days From R10,278

Conquer the three islands of the Maltese archipelago on this delightful Family...

8 Days From R31,840

Travel to the Azores Islands on a unique family adventure. Swim with dolphins off the...

9 Days From R14,985

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

8 Days From R18,260

Hike, bike and raft on this exhilarating family adventure through Slovenia, covering...

11 Days From R21,280

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

8 Days From R17,275

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

8 Days From R18,606

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

10 Days From R18,425

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

7 Days From R10,070

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

8 Days From R38,965

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

7 Days From R38,210

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

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 ZAR
Thailand Family Holiday

12

R15,419

Morocco Family Holiday

8

R6,103

Galapagos Family Holiday

8

R32,747

Northern Italy Family Holiday

8

R26,105

Mexico Family Holiday

8

R22,435

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 ZAR
Costa Rica Family Holiday

15

R38,820

Egypt Family Holiday

9

R11,331

Asia Family Holiday

15

R24,632

Croatia Family Holiday

9

R28,100

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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

Thailand Family Holiday , August 2018

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Northern India Family Holiday , July 2018

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Northern India Family Holiday , July 2018

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Summer Pyrenees Family Holiday with teenagers, August 2018

Anna Smith

Vietnam Family Holiday , August 2018

Ray Pitman

Peru Family Holiday, July 2018

Melisa Molina

Northern India Family Holiday , July 2018

Lesley Abery

South Africa Family Safari with teenagers, August 2018

Phil Barrett

China Family Holiday, August 2018

Dennis Hodgkins

China Family Holiday, August 2018

Dave Britton

Vietnam Family Holiday Comfort, July 2018

Sophie Thomson

Croatia Family Holiday with teenagers, August 2018

Melanie Berry

Vietnam Family Holiday , August 2018

Maree Pitman

Kenya Family Safari, August 2018

hayley steadman

Vietnam Family Holiday Comfort, August 2018

LJ Annandale

Borneo Family Holiday , August 2018

Elizabeth Newton

Vietnam Family Holiday Comfort, August 2018

Richard Carrington

Borneo Family Holiday , July 2018

Janine Hosegood

Costa Rica Family Holiday , July 2018

Angela Dumpleton

Vietnam Family Holiday , August 2018

Donna McLaren

Vietnam Family Holiday , August 2018

Victoria Sizer

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

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Borneo Family Holiday , July 2018

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