More adventure holidays designed to let your children experience a wilder side of life.
Waterways in Laos
An electric bike ride past ancient temples and river banks in the UNESCO-protected town of Luang Prabang kicks off Inside Asia's exciting family adventure in Laos. The fully-tailored itinerary includes kayaking along the Mekong river, meeting elephants at the Sayaboury Elephant Conservation Centre and exploring the Lao Jungle. Discover local life while staying at an authentic and remote eco-lodge on the banks of the Nam Ou River.
Laos Family Adventure costs from £4,995 for a family of four (sharing two rooms), including ten nights' b&b, transfers, seven lunches, three dinners and guided activities as per the itinerary. Flights extra. insideasiatours.com
India for Little Ones
What could be more exciting and exotic than a trip to India? This is the perfect adventure for younger children. Make like Mowgli in The Jungle Book with Taj Safaris' specially curated Mowgli Trails in Madhya Pradesh. From the luxury of your safari lodge head out on jungle drives with trained naturalists to spot the wildlife that inspired Rudyard Kipling's characters, as well as visits to local tribal villages. Back to the lodge for Jungle Book-inspired trivia sessions, stargazing, specially-curated menus inspired by Anglo-Indian and local flavours, a Kipling-inspired Burra Sahib High Tea and a Man Cub Village Menu for children.
Ampersand Travel offer a 7-night Indian safari itinerary from £11,720 for a family of four, full board including safari drives, flights and transfers. Mowgli Trails are a £12 per night supplement. ampersandtravel.com
Trip of a Lifetime
National Geographic Expeditions are synonymous with adventure and they have just launched a new Global Explorers Programme for families travelling to the Galapagos. The unique programme encourages children and teenagers to become mini scientists through a selection of fun exploration-based activities. Led by National Geographic-certified field educators, including a specially trained naturalist, the programme has been developed in conjunction with National Geographic Education to inspire the next generation of explorers. The small ship expedition to the Galapagos is the perfect setting. Families will hike up volcanoes; snorkel with sea lions; walk among giant tortoises and head out kayaking. Accompanied by a professional photographer and expert naturalist who will pass n their knowledge and skills, the trip is an eye-opening experience for adults and children alike.
National Geographic Expeditions 10-day cruise costs £5,258 per adult and £4,650 per child. nationalgeographicexpeditions.co.uk
Summer in the Alps
Like a number of ski operators, Morzine specialists, Chilly Powder run fab adventure holidays in the summer months. From white water rafting to rock climbing, off road cycling to canyoning, kids spend all week getting active in the fresh mountain air. Our Head of Production, Faith and her family tried canyoning. She was definitely out of her comfort zone but the kids loved it!
From £1,660 per week for two adults and two children sharing a standard family bedroom, half board, wine included in the evening meals. Self-catered chalets also available. chillypowder.com