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 R16,315

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

10 Days From R12,755

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

10 Days From R32,390

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

12 Days From R18,770

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

13 Days From R18,240

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

10 Days From R12,755

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

11 Days From R24,015

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

8 Days From R11,355

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

12 Days From R18,770

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

12 Days From R35,565

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

15 Days From R31,620

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 R18,915

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

8 Days From R7,505

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 R20,980

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

9 Days From R23,630

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

8 Days From R60,445

Discover the must-see arctic playground of Spitsbergen, Norway, on an unforgettable...

8 Days From R11,070

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

9 Days From R14,775

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

11 Days From R20,165

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

15 Days From R30,750

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

13 Days From R16,315

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

8 Days From R32,602

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

12 Days From R49,425

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

14 Days From R35,515

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

8 Days From R15,015

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

8 Days From R15,015

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

10 Days From R25,940

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

8 Days From R25,650

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

15 Days From R32,100

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...

11 Days From R20,550

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

10 Days From R10,730

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

7 Days From R38,210

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

10 Days From R16,795

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

8 Days From R25,940

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

10 Days From R18,045

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

8 Days From R16,315

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

9 Days From R28,635

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

8 Days From R21,125

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

9 Days From R31,425

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

8 Days From R21,365

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

8 Days From R24,971

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

8 Days From R24,880

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

9 Days From R15,545

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

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 R17,275

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

7 Days From R10,540

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

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

R18,770

Morocco Family Holiday

8

R7,505

Galapagos Family Holiday

8

R32,602

Northern Italy Family Holiday

8

R25,940

Mexico Family Holiday

8

R21,365

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

R31,620

Egypt Family Holiday

8

R15,015

Asia Family Holiday

15

R32,100

Croatia Family Holiday

9

R28,635

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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. 

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