Family Further Afield Destinations

The activity holidays which come into this category will take you further afield to see the delights the world has to offer!

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The tricky part comes in choosing which of our destinations would suit you best – they’re all incredibly tempting! Whichever you pick, get set for high-action family experiences that will provide memories which last a lifetime.

If you’re after family activities mixed with rich native culture, Morocco is just to the place for you. We’ll provide a full showcase of local life, from the quiet village of Sidi Kaouki and its sun-soaked shores to the diversity of Marrakesh and its teeming souks. Wander across desert sands on camels and quad bikes and learn how to prepare traditional dishes with a professional chef!

We’re sure many of you long to head off for serious adventure in far-off exotic lands. Turn those dreams into a reality with our long haul family activity holidays in destinations on either side of the globe!

You might be tempted by Costa Rica, frequently ranked as one of the happiest countries on Earth. Despite being a rather tiny place, covering just 0.01% of our planet’s landmass, it is jam-packed with life and home to 5% of the world’s species of flora and fauna.

Our itinerary allows you to drop right in the middle of it all in the most active manner possible. Take a boat trip through Tortuguero National Park and get wildlife-watching; camp in the rainforest of Sarapiquí and go white-water rafting and zip-wiring nearby. You’ll also hike by a volcano and help plant trees at a forest estate.

There’s Ecuador, where you’ll spend some time touring Quito, 2,850 metres above sea level. One of the highest capital cities on the planet, it’s also a UNESCO World Heritage site with a beautiful mix of indigenous and Spanish architecture. Adventures around mountains of fire lie ahead: horse-ride like traditional Chagra cowboys through the country’s Avenue of Volcanoes, cycle in the direction of active Cotopaxi, and descend Tungurahua on mountain bikes!

Follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin and visit the Galápagos Islands. You’ll see just as much stunning wildlife as the great man himself: giant tortoises, marine iguanas, sea lions, and penguins to name but a few! Now, Darwin may have gone on to change the course of history, but he definitely didn’t have the chance to go mountain biking, as you will on the luscious inland trails that can be found here. Sea kayaking and snorkelling will familiarise you with all kinds of underwater life found in bustling reefs by the shore, while a hike of the Sierra Negra volcano will give you the most amazing panoramas.

Leaving South America, you might fancy our family holidays to the island of Borneo: it’s an animal-lover’s paradise! You’ll head to several internationally renowned conservation centres to see the inspiring work that takes place there. Learn about sun bear and proboscis monkey protection, as well as heading behind the scenes at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Sanctuary – keep your eyes peeled for these highly intelligent creatures of the forest. At the mighty Gomantong Caves, you’ll be able to look at the secret life of the birds and bats that flutter inside.

We’ve also got some unique activities depending on which holiday you pick. On our Borneo ‘Family Adventure’, you can zip-wire between two Malaysian islands using the impressive ‘Coral Flyer’. Choose our scuba diving trip and you’ll be receiving PADI-certified scuba-diving schooling among some of the planet’s prettiest reefs.

Shoot across to any of our long-haul destinations and full-scale adventures are guaranteed: exhilarating action, natural sights, and far-off cultures are all waiting for the family to share.


Quad bike around Essaouira, surf its coast, camel ride over dunes and explore the souks of Marrakesh on this adventure.


Our Borneo activity holidays gets you close up to orang-utans, zip-wire between islands, scuba-dive with turtles or explore a real bat-cave.

South Africa

With amazing wildlife and stunning beaches, South Africa is ideal for family activity holidays.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica family activities with boat trips, rainforest camps, river rafting and active volcanoes!


Visit Quito, horse ride around active volcanoes; raft the Amazon on this adventure.

The Galapagos Islands

Come to Charles Darwin’s natural wonderland of the Galapagos Islands on our family activity holidays.

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Family holidays are so important so please get in touch and let our Travel Experts use their firsthand experience to help you make the right decision for your family. We’ve explored our destinations with our own families, we’ve slept in the accommodation, dined in the restaurants, rafted on the rivers, zip wired through the tree tops, played in the snow, marvelled at the Northern Lights… So please contact us if you have any questions.

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