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Posted on Oct 27, 2016

5 Ideas for an Adventurous Family Holiday

5 Ideas for an Adventurous Family Holiday

Planning a vacation with the family can be overwhelming because of the abundance of the destinations that can be taken into consideration. Forget about the theme parks! Learn from our suggestions and take your family for an adventure that will forever be remembered.

Explore Nature and History in Peru

If you are traveling with older children who are active and into physical activities, hiking the Incan trail will definitely be a good idea. At the end of the trail, you will see Machu Picchu, one of the most fascinating wonders of the world. The Peruvian Amazon will also be worth seeing, which will provide you with an up close and personal encounter with howler monkeys and macans, among others. Throughout the country, there are also exciting activities for families, including zip-lining and kayaking.

See The Northern Lights

Also known as Aurora Borealis, this is a magical natural phenomenon that turns the sky into a dazzling light show. One of the best places to see it would be in Kakslauttanen Resort in Finland.  You can stay in a glass-domed igloo as you revel in the beauty of the colourful night sky. Other places that you can visit include Svalbard in Norway, Reykjavik in Iceland, and Scotland in United Kingdom. Click here for more information.

Underwater Adventure in the Galapagos

Many may be hesitant with this idea, thinking that it is only for adults. There are tours, however, that can cater even for kids. You will be exploring more than beaches. Its underwater allure is beyond comparison with any other place in the world. In 2007, UNESCO classified the Galapagos as one of the most endangered places in the world, which is why you should visit as soon as you can. The whole family will surely be in for an adventure. Kayaking and swimming with white-tipped reef sharks are just some of the thrilling activities that can be tried.

(Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos, Ecuador)

Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos, Ecuador

Volunteer in India

When you think of India, most people will probably mention the Taj Mahal, one of the most iconic landmarks in the world. While such will be indeed worth seeing, visiting the country with your family can be more meaningful, which will be possible through taking part in various volunteer activities. Volunteering in India can include teaching English and helping build school libraries. You can even stay in a house of a local family. This is a good opportunity to learn more about the country’s culture and history.

Rainforest Trip in Costa Rica

If your family love sun, sea, and sand, Costa Rica is an excellent choice for a holiday. Beyond its beaches, its rainforest will also make your holiday a trip to remember. Often referred as jewels of the earth, their tropical forests will provide the perfect respite from the hustle and bustle of city living. Even kids will surely appreciate the lush greenery. To make the experience one for the books, try their wildlife tours. From beautiful orchids to wild monkeys, it is gifted with natural beauty that is second to none. There are also exciting activities, such as kayaking tours.

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Related post: The Best Video About Peru

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