Modern family life is a whirl of busy schedules and finding time to share is rare. A holiday is often the only opportunity to touch base with all the family members, so finding a vacation everyone will enjoy is top of the family agenda. Why not consider an adventure holiday?
Benefits of a Family Adventure Holiday
Excitement and Thrills
Providing enough stimulation and excitement for the children is a problem for most parents and the usual sun, sea and sand holidays don’t always fit the bill. This is where an adventure holiday trip could step in and save the day.
Taking an activity holiday can give the whole family once in a lifetime experiences that reach far beyond the beach and hotel pool. There is time for relaxation, of course, but in combination with excitement and thrills for an all-round holiday adventure. Opportunities abound for developing new skills and facing new challenges and the memories will last a lifetime.
The range of activities available offers plenty of choice, whatever your tastes, whether you prefer sports and fitness, culture, history and the arts or just want to see more of the world in a unique way.
A family adventure holiday trip can allow you to see some of the most iconic locations on earth. Hop aboard the cogwheel train that carries visitors to the top of Corcovado Mountain in Rio De Janeiro and get up close to the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer. Take a trek along the Great Wall of China or wonder at the Lost City of the Incas at Machu Picchu in Peru, while enjoying an Inca Trail trek. If you have always wanted to see the Taj Mahal or the Pyramids, an adventure holiday is the perfect chance to absorb the atmosphere and culture of these wonderful historic sites.
Animals are always a big hit with children of all ages, so why not embark on a safari holiday or a wildlife break? A safari in one of a host of African destinations will bring the whole family face to face with lions, rhino, elephants, leopards and buffalo. Visit the Serengeti Plains and the Masai Mara or take a trail to see the mountain gorillas. Make sure you have your camera ready to capture the looks on the kids’ faces.
Many of the world’s greatest places can only be reached on foot, so a walking or trekking break can take you right to the heart of some of the most glorious scenery, within touching distance of the local wildlife. Nepal is one of many terrific trekking locations, where the Siklis Trek offers magnificent views of the Annapurnas. You will take a raft to the overnight camp and stay in local villages, where you will experience all the local culture and traditions first hand.
Perhaps you prefer to add some time on the beach to your break and in this case, Cayo Blanco in Cuba has great snorkelling and could be included on a trip around the island. Explore the beautiful landscapes and stunning white beaches and enjoy those catchy Cuban rhythms.
Tailor Your Trip
If you like the idea of combining a range of these activities, many of the adventure holiday companies offer tailor made holidays for small groups or families. By choosing to tailor your trip, you can cherry-pick your favourite journeys and locations and have them all included in your itinerary.
The real benefit of taking an adventure holiday is the quality time it gives the family to spend together. Sharing life enhancing activities and experiences increases family bonding. Everyone will have some great stories to tell when they return home and the whole family can look back on the trip and relive some of those thrilling events for years to come.
Rachel Vanquez is a travel advisor who writes on travel for various websites and provides specialist advice for an adventure holiday trip or tailor made holidays.