If your family holiday includes typically touring the same beaches and park every year, then it’s time to switch things up. Pick one of these destinations for an excellent family adventure.
Look for Northern Lights and plunging waterfalls in Iceland. Certainly, Iceland is cold, but there are loads to do on a Winter Iceland family adventure. Travel to venture into the largest man-made ice cave in the world, at Langjokull Glacier and then explore the old harbor and popular Hallgrimskirkja church in Reykjavik, the capital city. The entire family can learn how the island’s natural wonders were formed by volcanic and geothermal forces when you hike at picturesque Skaftafell National Park.
Ride a train through rural villages, sample delicious curries, and photograph the iconic Taj Mahal on a comfort northern India family holiday. You can visit temples and smell spices and incense as you stroll through markets and bazaars, look – from a safe distance, at tigers in Ranthambore National Park. Travel to the city of Jaipur, shop for motorbikes go by, textiles and pottery as camels, and rickshaws.
Namibia & Botswana
The dry Namibian country lies between the Namib and Kalahari deserts. Climb a sand dune to watch a glowing sunset on a family adventure in southern Africa while in Botswana. Journeys leave from Windhoek – once a German colonial city and now the capital of Namibia. The land looks other-worldly, with its sparkling dunes and dried lake beds. However, this is a great place for kids to learn about desert ecology and the region’s history.
Guides will direct interactive walks into the bush and explain the tracking skills and survival techniques used by the San tribe, inhabitants of this region for over 30,000 years. You’ll pass elephants and hippos as you paddle canoes through the Okavango Delta, one of the best places in the country to spot birds and animals. The tour ends at Victoria Falls, known as the world’s largest waterfall, in Zimbabwe.
Chiang Mai’s Elephant Nature Park is dedicated to preserving and rehabilitating elephants. Thailand has it all: friendly people, good food, and fascinating culture. Begin your Thailand family holiday in Bangkok, where you can ride through the city’s famous canals and view the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Stop for a night in Kanchanaburi where two rivers converge. Travel north to Chiang Mai to tour a temple. Children will like the Northern Thai Doll Museum, where over 300 handmade dolls represent Thai culture and dress. Next, visit one of the biggest aquariums in Southeast Asia, Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World, and shop in Bangkok for everything from Jimmy Choo shoes to flower garlands and live crabs.
These are some few exceptional places where you can travel with your family. There are many more destinations which are family friendly, affordable and safe to take a vacation.