It looks like travel is returning to some level of normal soon. You may be thinking about a much-deserved family break. Some families prefer mountain biking to resting on the beach, and trekking to reclining by the pool. If this describes your family, you may be searching for a more exciting holiday to take them all on next year. The problem is that something that truly gets the adrenaline flowing and appeals to everyone in the family isn’t always simple to find at first glance. However, once you start digging deeper, you’ll find that there are plenty of different adventure holidays the whole family will love. Here are some of them…
Go On Safari
South Africa is one of the most beautiful nations in the world, with stunning natural reserves that just have to be visited. The best known of them is the majestic Kruger Park, but there are hundreds of other, smaller reserves that are just as beautiful and where you’ll be just as likely (if not more likely) to encounter some of the country’s unique animals.
You can stay in a lodge on one of these reserves (which are entirely secure and away from the animals) and then go on safari with professional guides who will be able to tell you precisely which animals to watch out for and what to look for if you do spot anything. In addition to safaris, there is training on wildlife tracking, bush skills, and other outdoor living skills, as well as excursions to go kayaking or even mountain biking.
America is the ideal location for camping, and whether you are a first-time camper or you and your family have done it all before, there is always something new to discover. Pack everything you’ll need for your holidays, particularly if you’re not sleeping at a designated campground, and then surrender to the wild. Camping is a fantastic opportunity to connect with your family and learn about what nature has to offer. Turn off your gadgets and go away from the real world for a time.
Snorkeling allows you to see sea life, beautiful underwater scenery, and fascinating shipwrecks in some of the most popular European and long-distance destinations.
Snorkeling is a great sport for families who aren’t quite ready to attempt diving but want to explore what’s under the sea. It’s suitable for complete beginners, and it can also be a genuinely leisurely experience, perfect for your lazy boat days to allow families to explore together.
Scuba diving is another popular leisure activity for people of all ages all around the globe. If you want to give it a shot, it allows you to discover the secrets of our oceans, and, for many, it is an activity that, once tried, becomes an inseparable part of your life. For families, it is a one-of-a-kind shared experience that you can learn together.
Sri Lanka is a wonderful mix of culture and environment; for example, there are World Heritage sites with elephants wandering the grounds. If that isn’t enough, Sri Lanka also offers a variety of excursions and experiences, such as the opportunity to visit the rock castle of Sigiriya up close, leopards in Yala National Park, and tea plantations in Nuwara Eliva. There are also lovely beaches in Sri Lanka, so if all of the sightseeing wears you out, a nice rest on the beach should get you ready for the next item on your to-do list.
The Aurora Borealis
If you like things to be a bit cooler, Iceland may be the perfect holiday location for a family that enjoys thrills and adventure, particularly if you visit during the winter, when the ‘land of fire and ice’ is at its most magnificent. Travel out into the icy countryside, and you’ll soon come upon thermal hot springs, geysers, and boiling mud pools, all surrounded by thick, deep snow (hence the nickname that this country has).
Riding horses over the ice, seeing killer whales on a hired boat, trekking across glaciers and waterfalls, and, of course, keeping an eye out for the Northern Lights – the Aurora Borealis – themselves are all things to do in Iceland, which is a country just made for adventure lovers.
Don’t forget to go out of the countryside and into the city to see what Reykjavik has to offer too – there are numerous museums as well as excellent cafés and restaurants.
When you think about Morocco, you usually imagine bargaining in a market or lounging on a busy beach. Although these are things you may want to do, they are not the only things Morocco has to offer. Mountain climbing is something that an adventurous family would appreciate in this African nation, and the High Atlas mountains are ideal for people who want to know what it’s like.
Your holiday doesn’t have to end after you complete your climb. You can take a long walk across the country, stopping at Marrakesh, the Red City, and several traditional Berber settlements along the way. Don’t forget about water activities; in Essaouira, there are plenty to pick from, including water skiing, jet skiing, windsurfing, and more.
See Indian Tigers
Northern India is an enthralling location. This is the location of the Taj Mahal, and no journey to India would be complete without visiting this beautiful building. It is also home to Ranthambore’s wild tigers, and experienced guides can take you on a walk into the forest to see if you can see one. If you do, you will never forget it – they are the most beautiful of animals.
Take a boat to see the dawn over the holy Ganges, and then choose from the numerous and diverse activities available. If you are interested in filmmaking, you can go to see a Bollywood movie being produced. Do you like cooking? Join in with a classic curry cooking class. Sports are huge in India, and maybe none more so than cricket; if you can sit through a match, you’ll be surprised at how much emotion it generates. Riding in a rickshaw or on a camel is an option. Swim in the river or at a five-star hotel. You should do whatever makes your heart beat faster.
Have you experienced any of these family adventure holidays?