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WO RLDW I D E FAMILY ADVENTURES

SMALL GROUPS

LOCAL LEADERS

SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL


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Intrepid

Every Intrepid adventure starts with curiosity. A desire to understand, to learn something new, to challenge beliefs and push boundaries. To say farewell to daily routines, to have fun. For some families, being Intrepid means travelling as a solo parent for the first time, or trying a new spice with your meal. It’s camping in a South African game reserve or hiking the last leg of the Inca Trail. For others, it’s travelling with a group of people, getting out of that bubble of familiarity, and making new friends in all corners of the globe. Whether you’ve been travelling with your kids for years or you’ve never left home, we want to lead you to those moments of discovery, to satisfy that curiosity, to be Intrepid. Because now, more than ever, the world needs more  Intrepid people.


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Why

There’s no one way to make a holiday, and that’s why we offer family adventures in a diverse range of destinations and styles. Whether you’re a solo parent travelling with a teenager who loves ancient history, an active bunch who like nothing better than family bike rides, or animal lovers of all ages who want to go on safari, we’re committed to delivering travel experiences that fit your family. Aroumd, Morocco

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more destinations, more ways to travel

Legendary local leaders

The ultimate itineraries We know every family holiday is precious, the chance to make lasting memories with the people you love. We’re committed to making it unforgettable. Our itineraries strike the perfect balance between the group time and ‘family time’, with a focus on experiences only made possible when you’re travelling with a local leader. You want freedom and flexibility as well as the highlights – that’s why we craft tours that give you both.

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Get ready to go beyond the main streets and into the heart of a destination. Travelling with our expert local leaders means your family can focus on being in the moment instead of worrying about missing the last train out of town or where you can safely stroll. It’s adventure travel with all the boring details taken care of, guided by a local who wants to bring you into their world.

Cairo, Egypt

Pyrenees, Andorra

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Travel for good

Smaller groups

Ait Benhaddou, Morocco

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Our groups are perfectly sized – on average, just three to five families – to let you feel like you’re exploring a destination independently, but big enough to create a good social vibe for kids and adults alike. Whether you’re swapping stories at a local homestay, or making pizza with an Italian family in their farmhouse, our small group size opens up big opportunities the larger groups can only dream of.

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Travelling as a family is a fun way to make a positive difference in the world. From a meal made with produce grown on a family-run farm to visiting an elephant rescue centre, when your family travels with us you know that your journey is giving back. Don’t just take our word for it – as the world’s first travel B Corp, we follow strict ethical standards on sustainability, supply chains and social responsibility. Myaing, Myanmar

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HOW WEel

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Travel has the power to expand minds, both young and old. But when there are

GET AROUND, GO DEEPER

language barriers to overcome, borders to cross and cultural differences to navigate,

We supplement the use of private vehicles with local transport when possible. It’s better for the environment and a great way to immerse your family in another culture. From overnight sleeper train adventures to cruising the Nile on board a traditional felucca, we choose ways to get you there that take you deeper.

you can spend a lot of energy just getting from A to B. Intrepid’s family adventures allow you to make the most of your precious time together. Leave the stressful bits to us and focus your energy on sharing the family experience of a lifetime.

Authentic food Food is a great entry point to a new culture, whether you’re making bread in an earthen oven during a Berber homestay or watching your kids help a local Yangshuo chef select produce for dinner at the market, our trips include food experiences that enhance your adventure and give your family a taste of the local flavours.

Ait Benhaddou, Morocco

STAY REAL We pick accommodation that gives you a real feel of the country you’re in, while remaining family friendly. Like spending the night on a traditional junk boat in Halong Bay or a homestay with a family on a floating island on Lake Titicaca. No matter where we stay, we always choose locally run accommodation.

Vietnam train

Local connections

Essaouira, Morocco

By sharing laughter, stories and adventures with local people, you and your kids can learn about different ways of life, together. More importantly, you’ll find common ground. We believe experiences like hanging out with Maasai warriors around a campfire or spending time on a Mexican hacienda help to raise the next generation of socially conscious explorers.

The iconic and the unexpected Sure, exploring the pyramids with your kids is incredible, but so is finding yourself in the middle of a village football game or making traditional kites with Sri Lankan craftspeople. Our trips combine the iconic with the unexpected to give your family genuine insight into local life.

Bijaipur, India Mexican tacos

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Aroumd, Morocco Sacred Valley, Peru

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A family trip

WITH INTREPID

Intrepid’s family adventures are a chance to travel the world with the centre of yours. Take your education outside the classroom to places where textbooks come to life, every local is a teacher and the most important lessons aren’t necessarily planned. From the preserved history of Pompeii to Morocco’s wild, windswept dunes, these global adventures are the perfect way to inspire the next generation of global citizens.

Designed just for families Forget crammed schedules and sweaty dashes to the train station. These holidays are designed specifically for families, featuring well-paced itineraries with engaging activites and plenty of free time to explore together.

Safe, shared experiences We get that parents and kids want different things out of a holiday, so our itineraries include cultural experiences and active pursuits with safety at the forefront. Best of all, travelling with other families means there’ll be other adventurers, both young and… well, slightly older, to share the journey and memories with.

Families of all shapes and sizes Whether you’re a large family, solo parent, grandparent or singlechild family, it can be stressful organising a holiday that’ll please everyone. We cater for every sort of family so sit back and we’ll take care of the logistics, from activities to accommodation, while you spend more time with your kids and like-minded parents.

Global citizens Exploring the globe through adventure travel contributes to the development of worldly young people. Whether it’s sharing a meal with a local family during a homestay, learning about conservation on a Kenyan game drive or getting to know other travellers, these Intrepid Family Adventures promote education through experience, which will continue to benefit your kids long after they return home. 6 Intrepid Family Adventures

choose your style Every one of our trips has a particular style. It’s a way to help pick the adventure that best suits you, whether you’re after just the essentials, a whole bunch of inclusions or a little bit of both. The choice is yours. BASIX You’ll find Basix trips in the Africa section of this brochure. These safari trips involve an element of camping, though almost every site will have facilities available. ORIGINAL These are the trips we’ve built our reputation on! A mix of included activities and free time, using centrally located hotels that’ll have your family in the thick of the action when you want to be, and relaxed resorts away from the crowds when you need it most. There’s some meals on us and the chance to follow your nose. COMFORT More inclusions, cushier accommodation and a more relaxed pace – comfort trips are adventure travel with some of the rough edges smoothed away.

TRIPS FOR TEENAGERS Our teenager trips have been specifically designed to keep young people engaged and having a good time (along with their parents). Whether it’s hiking the Inca Trail or rafting in Croatia, these trips include an element of physical activity and offer challenging itineraries to keep older children occupied. FAMILY CYCLING There’s nothing better than an action-packed adventure to keep the kids entertained and challenged. That’s why this year we’ve introduced our brand new family cycling trips. There’s no better way to get closer to a country than weaving through villages and wheeling down hills, with nothing – no phone screen, no bus window – between you and the world.

PHYSICAL RATING Each of our trips has a physical rating, so you can tell how exerting a trip is and how fit you’ll need to be to enjoy it. As a guide: Easy and relaxing Bring your walking shoes An average level of fitness required Action-packed, physically demanding Full-on active adventure for the more agile traveller

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s r e d Meet your Lea Our award-winning leaders are a diverse bunch with one thing in common: a passion for their part of the world. Here are just some you might meet on your travels.

nadia IRAN

RamHari NEPAL

sasha THAILAND

Whether she’s taking travellers to the best pad ka prow stall in Bangkok or the floating markets of Amphawa, Sasha helps people really connect with Thailand with her signature warmth and local knowledge. What matters most to Sasha is being kind and open, having fun, and providing her groups with an awesome experience of Thailand.

Ankita INDIA

She’s a friend and a translator, a problem-solver and that allimportant link between being a traveller and a local. And while she loves being able to travel all over India, Ankita’s favourite thing about leading for Intrepid is meeting new people and having different conversations every day. Her other fave thing? Introducing travellers to her most-loved Indian food: vegetarian thalis, a platter made up of curries, pickles, rice and bread (and watching them try to finish it!).

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Hend EGYPT

Viktor PERU

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We’re the

world’s biggest travel B Corp

In 2018, we made our commitment to doing good official when we became the world’s largest certified travel B Corp. Being a B Corp means we no longer merely strive to make a positive difference in the world, we are legally bound to it. Companies attain B Corp certification and a score based on how they look after their staff, maintain a clean supply chain and take corporate social responsibility seriously. That means when you choose Intrepid Travel, you can rest assured you’re travelling to improve the planet.

OUR SCORE

Animal welfare

Gender equality

In 2014, we became the first global tour operator to ban elephant rides on our trips after we funded eye-opening research by World Animal Protection.

In 2017, we committed to doubling our number of female leaders by 2020; since then, we’ve grown from 150 to over 300 female leaders globally.

Ending modern slavery

Community-based tourism

Last year, we campaigned for laws that recognised orphanage tourism as a form of modern slavery. In 2016 we removed orphanage visits from all of our itineraries.

Responsible, community-based tourism is good for travellers and locals alike. That’s why we work with organisations like ActionAid to develop projects that empower communities.

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Be the best travel company for the world

Find out more at intrepidtravel.com/b-corp

travel with impact

Wind farm, Turkey

BE THE CHANGE

We don’t think travel should cost the earth, and we see it as our responsibility to help protect the planet we love to explore. We’ve been carbon neutral since 2010, and we offset the carbon emissions from our global business offices and our trips by supporting various projects all over the world. national Friends-Inter

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Since 2002, The Intrepid Foundation has been offering travellers a tangible, transparent way to give back to the communities we visit. It’s simple: you donate, we double your contribution, and then we give 100% of that money to a community-based project. Thanks to you, we’ve donated over AU $7 million to more than 130 local organisations around the world, helping to improve the livelihoods of vulnerable individuals and communities through sustainable travel experiences. Find out more at theintrepidfoundation.org

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Stories

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The Journal, Intrepid Travel’s awardwinning blog. Written by travellers, for

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TRAVEL TALES FROM THE JOURNAL

travellers, The Journal is filled with travel advice, inspiration, stories, city guides and more. Want to know what it’s like to walk

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family, how to get kids ready for travel,

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I’M 13 AND I’VE VISITED 45 COUNTRIES; HERE’S WHAT IT’S TAUGHT ME Imagine waking up to a breathtaking view every day. That’s what it’s like for me when I travel. I’ve been travelling for as long as I can remember. When I was five, my family took me to Peru. And when I was six, we went on a trip around the world. We visited 29 countries that year alone. Every day I learned something new. Before we left on our first trip I was very timid. If we went to the playground I would hide behind my mother’s leg instead of playing with the other kids and I wouldn’t say what I wanted to. During the trip, I realised that if I didn’t talk to others, I wouldn’t make any friends. In time I was telling my family what I wanted to see and do, instead of cruising with what my brother wanted or what my parents wanted. Search ’45 countries’ at intrepidtravel.com/adventures to read more

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6 WAYS TO PREPARE YOUR CHILD FOR A TRIP When getting ready for a trip, we don’t often think about getting the kids prepared, do we? Happy kids make happy parents, so the destination and what you do there is important. Here are 6 practical tips – that don’t take up a lot of time – to ensure the kids are ready. 1. Learn the lingo. A great way to immerse yourself and your child into the local culture is teaching them some key sayings in the local language ahead of time. You will feel such joy (and pride!) when your child says “sawadika” to local hotel staff upon check-in in Thailand or “terima kasih” when someone gives your child a meal in Borneo. Search ’child tips’ at intrepidtravel.com/adventures to find out the rest of the list

WHAT A FAMILY TRIP TO MOROCCO IS REALLY LIKE, ACCORDING TO TWO KIDS Last year, with their parents and two other families, Rosa (12) and Jack (14) travelled on Intrepid’s 8-day Morocco Family Holiday. What did they have to say about it? What was it like travelling with other kids? Rosa: Well, it was great fun travelling with other kids because they became like best friends. We would sit together on the bus, play together in the pool, and talk about the same things. I enjoyed hanging out with my parents too.

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Jack: It was much more fun, since we had the same interests and got to share experiences together. But personally the best part was travelling with my sister and my Mum and Dad. At home, they are always in a somewhat stressed mood – it was nice to see them have fun and relax with their new friends. Rosa is much different. On this trip she’s more energetic and fun to be around. I feel like I got to see my family in a new light in Morocco!

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Trips you’ll Love

When it comes to our trips, we don’t play favourites. But with so much to see in this brochure, we thought we’d help out. These are a few of the family tours across the globe that our travellers rave about, just to get you started. You may soon find yourself sleeping on a boat beneath the stars in Halong Bay, spotting giraffes above acacia trees in Crater Lake, mountain biking through the Sacred Valley to stunning salt flats, or hanging out with a Berber family on an Atlas Mountains adventure.

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Travelling with family, your sports team, school group or your best buddies? We can arrange a special departure just for you, or tailor-make an Intrepid-style itinerary to any one of our destinations. Better still, we can customise the itinerary by giving your trip an educational, physical or even historical focus.

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CUSTOM ITINERARIES Create your own itinerary or choose from one of our 2000+ pre-existing trips.

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PICK YOUR STYLE Travel just the way you like it. From comfort accommodation to backpacking, we can do it all. PERSONALISATION We’re a one-stop-shop for your trip, airfare and travel insurance needs, and can answer all your travel questions.

Contact our specialist team at intrepidtravel.com/ tailor-made-experiences for more details.

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Asia CAMBODIA, VIETNAM

Asia might be a small word, but it packs in a lot of meaning: temples, beaches, markets and mountains; ancient cities, modern metropolises and tiny villages; elephants, tigers, and even rhinos. It’s a vast continent home to complex cultures and ancient traditions. You’ll find endless possibilities and memorable experiences at every stop, whether it’s mud fishing in Vietnam, hanging with orangutans in Borneo or rafting in the Himalayas.

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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Vietnam & Cambodia Family Holiday DESTINATIONS

Halong Bay

Hanoi

VIETNAM Overnight Train

Hoi An

CAMBODIA Siem Reap

Phnom Penh

Cambodia, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City

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WHY you’ll love it Explore the staggering Angkor complex with a three-day family pass

Explore Phom Penh’s atmospheric riverfront on a cyclo adventure Relax knowing your kids will have playmates in this family group tour

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 14 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 1 dinner TRANSPORT Plane, private vehicle, boat, overnight sleeper train

Monsoon 25-35ºC Very hot & dry 35ºC+ Hot & dry 25-35ºC Hot & wet 25-35ºC Pleasantly warm 20-30ºC Warm & wet 20-25ºC Cool 15-20ºC Cold & dry 0-15ºC Below freezing -0ºC

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ACCOMMODATION Hotel (12 nts), overnight boat (1 nt), overnight sleeper train (1 nt)

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Cruise the emerald green Halong Bay on an inclusive overnight boat

Bangkok Hanoi Phnom Penh Ubud Kota Kinabalu Tokyo Beijing Kathmandu Colombo Delhi

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13 DAYS

Vietnam Family Holiday DESTINATION

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Hanoi

Overnight Train

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Vietnam

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Mekong Delta

Meet Vietnam’s welcoming people and explore its natural and cultural treasures on this 13-day family adventure. With great food and lush scenery, the whole family will fall in love with Vietnam. Sail beautiful Halong Bay, delight at water puppets

Overnight stop

Place of interest

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ITINERARY

in Hanoi, learn about rich emperors in Hue, get a new outfit

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tailor-made in Hoi An and maybe even take a dip in the

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Discover the bustling inner-city of Hanoi on a fun driving tour

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Put on your chefs hat and learn to make White Rose Cake in Hoi An

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Ho Chi Minh City (hotel)

South China Sea! With so much to share and do together, you’ll experience the culture, flavours, and highlights of a

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Vietnamese adventure your family will always remember.

WHY you’ll love it Sleep under the stars on a comfortable cruise boat in Halong Bay

FINISH Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Support street kids with careers in hospitality by dining at KOTO

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Connect with local families and learn about their lives

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3 1. Take your kids on a cruise to remember through a maze of waterways on the Mekong Delta, before arriving at your homestay in a village on the river. 2. Expanding their palates has never been so easy – or delicious! Sample fresh, authentic Vietnamese food you and your children will love. 3. Spend an evening on a private boat on beautiful Halong Bay, where the spectacular karsts that spring from the water are sure to enchant young and old alike. 4. Ho Chi Minh is bustling, diverse and the perfect adventure travel destination for families.

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MEALS 11 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinners

Want to travel in style with added upgrades and inclusions? Try our Comfort-style Vietnam Family Holiday.

TRANSPORT Plane, private bus, boat, minibus, overnight sleeper train

Vietnam Family Holiday Comfort – 13 days (TVFK)

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (9 nts), overnight boat (1 nt), overnight sleeper train (1 nt), homestay (1 nt)

Visit intrepidtravel.com/family for more options.

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DEPARTURE DATES 4

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Mai Chau, Vietnam

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Vietnam Family Holiday Comfort

Vietnam Family Holiday with Teenagers

Halong Bay

Hanoi

Overnight Train

Hue Hoi An

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Vietnam

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Ho Chi Minh City Mekong Delta

WHY you’ll love it Experience the French influence in classic Hanoi Get some clothing tailor-made together in historic Hoi An Enjoy free time as a family to laze on Cua Dai Beach

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INCLUSIONS  MEALS 11 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners TRANSPORT Plane, private vehicle, boat, overnight sleeper train

Hanoi (hotel)

Hue (overnight sleeper train, hotel)

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MEALS 8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners TRANSPORT Plane, private vehicle, bike, kayak

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Admire the well-preserved architecture in Hoi An

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Escape from the world around you on kayaks in Halong Bay

Halong Bay (overnight boat cruise)

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Hoi An

Experience rural Vietnam by cycling past rice fields and karsts

FINISH Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Vietnam

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Eat for a good cause at Hanoi’s KOTO restaurant

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Hanoi Mai Chau

Begin in bustling Hanoi and take a wander of the Old Quarter

START Hanoi, Vietnam

Discover the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh on three-wheeled cyclos

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Interact with a local family during a homestay in the Mekong Delta

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12 DAYS

Thailand Family Holiday DESTINATION

Village Homestay Chiang Mai

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Want a family getaway that’s a little different? The combination of rich culture, friendly people, exciting activities, great food and stunning scenery make Thailand an ideal

Nature Park in Chiang Mai. Introduce the kids to a new world and have a great holiday at the same time on this fun-filled Thai family adventure.

WHY you’ll love it

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Spend time with rescued elephants at a Nature Park in Chiang Mai

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A longtail boat trip on the canals is a perfect introduction to Bangkok

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Devour home cooking during a homestay in Ban Hua Tung Relax at the bustling beachside town of Hua Hin This trip has plenty of action, and lots of room for quality family time

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Vietnam Family Holiday – 13 days (TVFA)

TRANSPORT Private vehicle, longtail boat, overnight sleeper train, songthaew

See page 18 for more information.

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (8 nts), overnight sleeper train (2 nts), homestay (1 nt)

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China Family Holiday – 12 days (CBFA) Visit intrepidtravel.com/family for more options.

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1. Broaden tiny minds with a trip to the mountaintop temple of Doi Suthep, where your family will get the chance to meet local monks. 2. Explore the khlongs (canals) of Bangkok in a longtail boat, an exciting way for your children to see a different way of life. 3. Kids will love a day in an elephant sanctuary and rescue centre in the Mae Taeng Valley. They even get to feed the gentle giants their morning tea! 4. Beat the heat in a natural pool that will enchant the whole family – the seven-tier Erawan Falls in Kanchanaburi Province.

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shop in colourful markets in Bangkok and visit an Elephant

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Kwai near Kanchanaburi, explore ancient ruins at Ayutthaya,

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family destination. Visit the legendary Bridge over the River

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Angkor Wat, Siem Reap

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Thailand Family Holiday with Teenagers

Cambodia Family Holiday with Teenagers

Hilltribe Trek Chiang Mai

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WHY you’ll love it Indulge in some street food in bustling Bangkok

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Blissfully glide across the Mae Teang river on a kayaking voyage

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Explore the colourful flower markets frequented by the local Thais

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Chiang May (hotel, overnight sleeper train)

1

Amphawa (homestay)

1

Bangkok (hotel)

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

FINISH Bangkok, Thailand

Route/Transport type

2

Phnom Penh (hotel)

2

Battambang (hotel)

3

Siem Reap (hotel) FINISH Siem Reap, Cambodia

1  

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TRANSPORT Private vehicle, public bus

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (7 nts)

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Place of interest

START Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Visit a conservation centre for exotic animals saved from trafficking

Hilltribe Trek (homestay)

Overnight stop

ITINERARY

Admire the colourful circus acrobatics in Siem Reap

Chiang Mai (hotel)

Start/Finish

KEY:

Wander among the ancient temples of the Angkor complex

1

1  

WHY you’ll love it Dine with a local family and share some laughs in Battambang

Bangkok (hotel, overnight sleeper train)

CAMBODIA Phnom Penh

Take in the sights of Phnom Penh on a cyclo tour

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START Bangkok, Thailand

Wake up to the sights and sounds of bustling Chiang Mai

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (4 nts), homestay (2 nts), overnight sleeper train (2 nts)

Overnight stop

ITINERARY

Enjoy some local hospitality with a homestay in Amphawa

TRANSPORT Private vehicle, overnight sleeper train, bike, kayak

Start/Finish

KEY:

Siem Reap Battambang

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Kinabalu National Park, Borneo

11 DAYS

10 DAYS

Borneo Family Holiday DESTINATION

Malaysia

TRIP CODE

TMFG

TRIP STYLE Original

MINIMUM AGE

5

PHYSICAL

Borneo Family Holiday Comfort

Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

Kota Kinabalu Ara Dinawan Mt Kinabalu Island Kinabalu NP

Turtle Island Sandakan

Kinabatangan River

Beringgis Beach

M A L AY S IA (BORNEO)

WHY you’ll love it

DESTINATION

Malaysia

TRIP CODE

TMFK

TRIP STYLE Comfort

MINIMUM AGE

5

PHYSICAL

Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

Kota Kinabalu Manukan Island

Sandakan

Kinabalu NP

Kinabatangan River

M A LAY S I A (B O R N E O )

WHY you’ll love it

Watch baby orangutans learn to swing in a special enclosure

Watch young orangutans learning to climb at the Sepilok sanctuary

See protected turtle hatchlings scatter across the beach to the sea

Start/Finish

KEY:

Swim, snorkel and stroll along the sandy beaches of Dinawan Island

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners TRANSPORT Plane, private vehicle, boat ACCOMMODATION Hotel (4 nts), resort (3 nts), eco camp (2 nts), chalet (1 nt)

Kota Kinabalu (hotel)

1

Kinabalu NP (hotel)

2

Kinabatangan River (eco camp)

2

Sandakan (hotel) – Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

1

Turtle Island (chalet)

2

Beringgis Beach (resort)

1

Kota Kinabalu (hotel)

1  

jan

Kota Kinabalu (hotel)

1

Kinabalu NP (guesthouse)

2

Kinabatangan River (resort)

MEALS 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners

2

Sandakan (hotel) – Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

TRANSPORT Plane, private vehicle, boat

2

Manukan Island (chalet)

1

Kota Kinabalu (hotel)

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (4 nts), resort (2 nts), chalet (2 nts), guesthouse (1 nt)

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

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Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

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Place of interest

START Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

INCLUSIONS 

FINISH Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Overnight stop

ITINERARY

Look over rolling green hills of tea with a night at a tea plantation

1

Start/Finish

KEY:

Enjoying lunch in a rural village with the friendly Dusan people

START Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Take a guided walk through the trails of Kinabalu National Park

Look out for wildlife on a cruise down the Kinabatangan River Soak up the relaxed beach vibe on glorious Manukan Island

ITINERARY

Stay overnight with birds and beasts of the jungle at an eco camp

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MALAYSIA

MALAYSIA

Orangutan, Borneo

FINISH Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

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JAPAN

INDONESIA

Rice terrace in Bali, Indonesia

Tokyo, Japan

8 DAYS

12 DAYS

Bali Family Holiday with Teenagers

Japan Family Holiday

Amed

BALI Ubud

Candidasa

DESTINATION

Indonesia

TRIP CODE

TIFA

TRIP STYLE Original

MINIMUM AGE

10

PHYSICAL

IN D O N E S IA

Seminyak

WHY you’ll love it Start/Finish

KEY:

Take in beautiful backdrops of rainforests, gorges and rice paddies

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

TRIP CODE

CJFP

TRIP STYLE Original

MINIMUM AGE

5

PHYSICAL

Mt Fuji

Hakone

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Ubud (hotel)

2

Candidasa (hotel)

2

Amed (hotel)

1

Seminyak (hotel)

MEALS 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners

1  

TRANSPORT Bullet train, train, cable car, taxi, tram

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (7 nts), ryokan (4 nts)

DEPARTURE DATES

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

jan

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Place of interest

3

Tokyo (hotel)

2

Hakone (hotel)

2

Hiroshima (ryokan)

4

Kyoto (hotel) FINISH Kyoto, Japan

1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

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Route/Transport type

START Tokyo, Japan

INCLUSIONS 

FINISH Seminyak, Indonesia

Overnight stop

ITINERARY

Walk through the amazing bamboo forest near Kyoto

2

Start/Finish

KEY:

Get an important history lesson in Hiroshima

START Ubud, Indonesia

Round out a big adventure with a visit to bustling Seminyak

Bask in the soothing waters of an onsen in Hakone Eat at tiny sushi stalls in the streets of Tokyo and shotengai in Kyoto

ITINERARY

Snorkel in the clear blue waters off the shore near Amed

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Japan

Cook your own okonomiyaki on a Tokyo Bay boat cruise

Discover a bird’s eye view of nature from a flying fox in Ubud

ACCOMMODATION Hotels (7 nts)

Kyoto Hiroshima

DESTINATION

Tokyo

WHY you’ll love it

Enjoy a mix of adventure, from hiking to white water rafting!

TRANSPORT Private vehicle

J A PA N

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Ranthambhore National Park, India

10 DAYS

10 DAYS

Northern India Family Holiday

Agra

Nawalgarh

DESTINATION

India

TRIP CODE

HHFI

TRIP STYLE Original

MINIMUM AGE

5

PHYSICAL

Northern India Family Holiday Comfort

Delhi

Alsisar

IN D IA

Jaipur Amber Fort Ranthambhore NP

WHY you’ll love it Spot tigers, sloths and more in Ranthambore National Park See the acclaimed Taj Mahal in person with your kids

Start/Finish

KEY:

Travel on an Indian train, where the chai wallah walks by the aisles

Overnight stop

Place of interest

1 1

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners TRANSPORT Private vehicle, train, cycle rickshaw ACCOMMODATION Hotel (9 nts)

Agra (hotel) Ranthambhore NP (hotel)

2

Jaipur (hotel)

1

Nawalgarh (hotel)

1

Alsisar (hotel)

1

Delhi (hotel)

TRIP CODE

HHFK

TRIP STYLE Comfort

MINIMUM AGE

5

PHYSICAL

Ranthambhore NP

WHY you’ll love it

TRANSPORT Private vehicle, train, public bus, cycle rickshaw ACCOMMODATION Hotel (7 nts), resort (2 nts)

apr

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jun

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Start/Finish

KEY:

Overnight stop

Place of interest

START Delhi, India 1

Delhi (hotel)

1

Agra (hotel)

2

Ranthambhore NP (resort)

2

Jaipur (hotel)

2

Mandawa (hotel)

1

Delhi (hotel) FINISH Delhi, India

1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

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MEALS 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

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India

INCLUSIONS 

DEPARTURE DATES mar

Amber Fort

DESTINATION

Rural India offers a chance for your family to bond with locals

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

feb

Jaipur

Enjoy classic, historical accommodation and creature comforts

FINISH Delhi, India

jan

Agra

Your kids can track the planets in Jaipur’s 18th-century observatory

Delhi (hotel)

Delhi

Mandawa

Experience the moving town that is an Indian train

2

1  

INDIA

Your family will understand what beauty really is at the Taj Mahal

START Delhi, India

Immerse yourself in the sights and smells of Delhi’s bazaars

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Route/Transport type

ITINERARY

Discover the tradition and vibrance of the Pink City of Jaipur

INDIA

INDIA

Taj Mahal, India

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Kathmandu, Nepal

12 DAYS

11 DAYS

Sri Lanka Family Holiday DESTINATION

Dambulla

Sri Lanka

TRIP CODE

HHFL

TRIP STYLE Original

MINIMUM AGE

5

PHYSICAL

Nepal Family Holiday with Teenagers

SRI LANKA

Kandy

Negombo Colombo

Bandarawela

Mirissa

Take in 360 degree views from Sigiriya’s rock-top fortress Spy elephants in their natural habitat at Udawalawe National Park

Start/Finish

KEY:

Learn the steps of traditional Kandyan dance with your kids

Overnight stop

Place of interest

1 2

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners TRANSPORT Private bus, train, bicycle ACCOMMODATION Hotel (8 nts), resort (2 nts), camping (1 nt)

Bandarawela (hotel)

1

Udawalawe NP (camping)

2

Mirissa (hotel)

1

Colombo (hotel)

MINIMUM AGE

10

PHYSICAL

N E PA L

WHY you’ll love it

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (8 nts), eco village (1 nt), camping (1 nt)

apr

may

jun

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Start/Finish

KEY:

Overnight stop

Place of interest

START Kathmandu, Nepal 1

Kathmandu (hotel)

1

Nagarkot (hotel)

1

Pokhara (hotel)

1

Astam Village (eco village)

2

Pokhara (hotel)

1

Seti River (camping)

2

Chitwan NP (hotel)

1

Kathmandu (hotel) FINISH Kathmandu, Nepal

1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

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ITINERARY

TRANSPORT Plane, private vehicle, boat

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MEALS 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners

DEPARTURE DATES mar

HNFP

INCLUSIONS 

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

feb

TRIP CODE

Strap on your safari hat and head deep into the Chitwan jungle

FINISH Colombo, Sri Lanka

jan

Nepal

Trek into the incredible Annapurna Range through remote villages

Dambulla (resort)

2

1  

DESTINATION

Work together as a family to battle the rapids of the Seti River

Kandy (hotel)

Nagarkot Kathmandu

Sip chai in mountain teahouses and stay in a family-run eco village

Negombo (hotel)

2

Pokhara

Seti River

Explore the surrounds of Pohkara and meet with Tibetan monks

START Negombo, Sri Lanka

Go on family safari and stay in a luxury camp at Udawalawe

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Route/Transport type

ITINERARY

Soak up some beach time along the palm-fringed sands of Mirissa

Astam

Chitwan NP

Udawalawe NP

WHY you’ll love it

NEPAL

SRI LANKA

Bandarawela, Sri Lanka

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12 DAYS

China Family Holiday DESTINATION

Beijing

Great Wall Xi'an

China

CHINA

Chengdu

TRIP CODE CBFA TRIP STYLE Original MINIMUM AGE

5

PHYSICAL Yangshuo

Hong Kong CHINA

Take your family on a memorable adventure through China and see many sides of this colourful and cultural nation. The perfect blend of the familiar and the novel, on this ten-day

big cities. Boasting some of the grandest urban metropolises and most delicious cuisine in the world, China is an ideal destination for the whole family.

WHY you’ll love it Wander the iconic Great Wall of China at your own pace

1

Beijing (hotel)

1

Great Wall (guesthouse)

1

Beijing (hotel)

2

Xi’an (hotel)

2

Chengdu (hotel)

2

Yangshuo (hotel)

2

Hong Kong (hotel)

Travel back in time to China’s Emperors in the Forbidden City

Uncover the secrets of Chinese food in a cooking class in Yangshuo

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

START Beijing, China

and be dazzled by the colourful markets and nightlife of the

Experience whizzing past countryside on a futuristic high speed train

Overnight stop

ITINERARY

Terracotta Warriors, get lost in the quiet beauty of Yangshuo

1

Start/Finish

KEY:

tour you will marvel at the incredible Great Wall of China and

FINISH Hong Kong, China 1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

Meet pandas in Chengdu on an unforgettable encounter

INCLUSIONS 

Thailand Family Holiday – 12 days (TTFA)

MEALS 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners 2

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE 

See page 22 for more information.

TRANSPORT Private vehicle, train, taxi

Vietnam Family Holiday – 13 days (TVFA)

ACCOMMODATION Hotels (10 nts), guesthouse (1 nt)

Visit intrepidtravel.com/family for more options.

See page 18 for more information.

3 1. Get your kids interested in ancient history with a walk on the Great Wall of China, where they can literally follow in the footsteps of an Imperial Guard. 2. Explore the 500-year-old Forbidden City as a family in Beijing. 3. Make a trip to the Panda Breeding Centre in Chengdu to watch these fluffy creatures play, munch on bamboo and climb trees. 4. Dumplings are just one Chinese delicacy that kids (and adults) are sure to love on this tour.

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Africa & the middle east MOROCCO

Gather your tribe of budding adventurers and nature lovers and follow the call of Africa and the Middle East. These places specialise in the big, the beautiful and the epic. Desert, mountain, jungle and savanna are home to stunners like the Sahara’s sand dunes, Marrakech’s markets, Giza’s pyramids, Petra’s hidden cities and the Serengeti’s lions. Ride camels, Nile feluccas and jeeps as you experience rich cultures in the places where human civilisation first began.

Aroumd gite homestay

8 DAYS

Morocco Family Holiday DESTINATION

Morocco

TRIP CODE

XMFE

TRIP STYLE Original

MINIMUM AGE

5

PHYSICAL

MOROCCO Marrakech

Essaouira

Aroumd Ifergane Atlas Mountains

WHY you’ll love it Adventure into the Atlas Mountains and stay with a Berber family Feast on fresh-caught seafood in the coastal town of Essaouira See the rolling waves of the Atlantic Ocean from the back of a camel

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

ITINERARY

Watch your kids dance to traditional Berber music in Marrakech

START Marrakech, Morocco

Learn the secrets of Berber bread-making with your kids

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners TRANSPORT Minivan ACCOMMODATION Hotel (5 nts), riad (2 nts), gite (1 nt)

Start/Finish

KEY:

1

Marrakech (hotel)

1

Aroumd (gite)

2

Ifergane (riad)

2

Essaouira (hotel)

1

Marrakech (hotel) FINISH Marrakech, Morocco

1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

WEATHER Marrakech Cairo Petra Nairobi Kruger NP Victoria Falls

Monsoon 25-35ºC Very hot & dry 35ºC+ Hot & dry 25-35ºC Hot & wet 25-35ºC Pleasantly warm 20-30ºC Warm & wet 20-25ºC Cool 15-20ºC

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10 DAYS

Best of Morocco Family Holiday DESTINATION

Meknes

5

Midelt

MOROCCO

Morocco

TRIP CODE XMFB TRIP STYLE Original MINIMUM AGE

Fes

Casablanca

Marrakech

PHYSICAL

Merzouga Ait Benhaddou MOROCCO

Take in the sights, sounds and spices that keep travellers coming back to Morocco again and again. Take your family to experience the best of Morocco’s many highlights. With

WHY you’ll love it

1

Casablanca (hotel)

1

Meknes (hotel)

2

Fes (hotel)

Camp under a thousand (more or less) stars in the Sahara

1

Midelt (hotel)

Travel to ancient Roman ruins, the rocky Atlas Mountains and the bustling city medinas

1

Merzouga (desert camp)

1

Ait Benhaddou (hotel)

2

Marrakech (hotel)

Ride over windswept desert dunes on the back of a camel Expand tiny palates with local dishes like couscous and tajine Explore the famous cities of Fes and Marrakech on guided tours as well as during plenty of free time as a family

INCLUSIONS 

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

START Casablanca, Morocco

something to please everyone over this ten-day trip.

FINISH Marrakech, Morocco 1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

MEALS 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

2

Overnight stop

ITINERARY

sets, windswept dunes and even a camel ride, there’ll be

1

Start/Finish

KEY:

incredible food, bustling markets, Hollywood’s favourite film

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE 

TRANSPORT Minivan, train

Not enough time or want to travel in style? Check out our other family adventures through Morocco.

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (8 nts), desert camp (1 nt)

Morocco Family Holiday – 8 days (XMFE) See page 37 for more information.

Morocco Family Holiday Comfort – 10 days (XMFK) See page 40 for more information. 3

Visit intrepidtravel.com/family for more options. 1. Take a family camel ride over the dunes of the Sahara under the Moroccan sun. 2. Experience a local’s touch during a guided walk in Casablanca. 3. Discover the historic ighrem of Ait Benhaddou – a cluster of kasbahs and earthen clay architecture. 4. Everything is fresh in a Marrakech market. You and your children won’t go hungry (or thirsty)!

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Camel ride, Cairo

10 DAYS

8 DAYS

Morocco Family Holiday Comfort

Egypt Family Holiday Comfort

Fes Casablanca Midelt Marrakech

DESTINATION

Morocco

TRIP CODE

XMFK

TRIP STYLE Comfort

MINIMUM AGE

5

PHYSICAL

Todra Gorge

WHY you’ll love it

Overnight Train

EG YPT

DESTINATION

Egypt

TRIP CODE

XEFK

TRIP STYLE Comfort

MINIMUM AGE

5

PHYSICAL

Luxor

Nile Felucca

Aswan

WHY you’ll love it

Camp under the starry night sky in the Sahara

Explore the Pyramids of Giza with an expert local guide

Share a cup of sweet mint tea with Berbers in Todra Gorge

Start/Finish

KEY:

Navigate the mystical alleyways of Fes with your expert leader

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

ITINERARY

Feast on a lunch with some local ladies in their mudbrick kasbah

INCLUSIONS 

1

Casablanca (hotel)

2

Fes (hotel)

1

Midelt (hotel)

8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners

2

Todra Gorge (hotel)

TRANSPORT Private minivan

1

Ait Benhaddou (hotel)

1

Marrakech (hotel)

ITINERARY

TRANSPORT Plane, private minivan, overnight sleeper train, felucca

Start/Finish

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

START Cairo, Egypt

MEALS 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners

3

Cairo (hotel, overnight sleeper train)

1

Luxor (hotel)

2

Aswan (hotel)

1

Cairo (hotel) FINISH Cairo, Egypt

1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (6 nts), overnight sleeper train (1 nt)

FINISH Marrakech, Morocco Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

DEPARTURE DATES

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

jan

Shop for treasures at the Khan el-Khalili bazaar

INCLUSIONS 

Merzouga (desert camp)

1  

KEY:

Enjoy plenty of free time to relax and explore as a family

1

MEALS

Dine with Nubian village folk in a local house in Aswan

Be amazed by the Mummy Room at the Egypt Museum

START Casablanca, Morocco

See Morocco’s changing landscapes – from fertile valleys and lush pine forests to ancient kasbah ruins and the rocky Atlas Mountains

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Cairo

Merzouga

Ait Benhaddou

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (9 nts), desert camp (1 nt)

EGYPT

MOROCCO

Marrakech, Morocco

feb

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8 DAYS

Egypt Family Holiday DESTINATION

Cairo

Overnight Train

EGYPT

Egypt

Luxor

TRIP CODE XEFG TRIP STYLE Original MINIMUM AGE

5

PHYSICAL

EGYPT

Nile Felucca

Aswan

Uncover the ancient mysteries of Egypt on this action-packed itinerary that is purpose built for families. This authentic Egypt experience blends all the must-see highlights with

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

ITINERARY

whether you’re cruising the Nile in a felucca, sitting down to

START Cairo, Egypt

dinner with a Nubian family or checking out the mummified

2

Cairo (hotel, overnight sleeper train)

1

Luxor (hotel)

photo album and keep you reminiscing around the dinner

3

Aswan (hotel)

table for years to come.

1

Cairo (hotel)

phaorohs at the Cairo Museum, this relaxing, exciting and always enlightening family tour of Egypt is sure to fill the

1

Start/Finish

KEY:

plenty of adventurous, off-the-beaten-track activities. So

FINISH Cairo, Egypt 1  

WHY you’ll love it

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

Marvel at the mummies at the Cairo Museum Enjoy breakfast during a sunrise Felucca ride along the Nile

Interact with the locals and dine with Nubian village folk in Aswan

Like a bit more comfort when you travel? Or have more time to explore the magic of the Middle East? Check out these other trips in Egypt and Jordan.

Watch life go by in rural Egypt aboard the overnight train Enjoy plenty of free family time to relax, swim or get lost in a bazaar!

Egypt Family Holiday Comfort – 8 days (XEFK)

INCLUSIONS  2

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE 

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MEALS 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners

Jordan Family Holiday – 8 days (ERFJ)

TRANSPORT Flight, private minivan, overnight sleeper train, felucca

Visit intrepidtravel.com/family for more options.

See page 44 for more information.

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (6 nts), overnight sleeper train (1 nt)

3 1. It’s always smiling season when your family gets to visit the Pyramids in Cairo, Egypt. 2. Take a real-life ancient history lesson in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor. 3. Go fresh fruit hunting in the Aswan market, to keep you and your family nourished for your leisure days. 4. Marvel at an Egyptian sunrise on a felucca ride along the Nile River.

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8 DAYS

Jordan Family Holiday DESTINATION

Jerash Amman Dead Sea

Madaba

Jordan

JO R D AN

TRIP CODE ERFJ TRIP STYLE Original MINIMUM AGE

5

PHYSICAL

Petra

Delve into the magical ancient world of Jordan on this

Wadi Rum

JORDAN

Aqaba

exhilarating family adventure! This tour has been specially designed to highlight the most exciting corners of Jordan,

cultural Middle Eastern odyssey.

WHY you’ll love it Take a dip like no other in the salt-filled waters of the Dead Sea

2

Amman (hotel)

2

Petra (hotel)

1

Wadi Rum (desert camp)

1

Aqaba (hotel)

1

Dead Sea (resort)

Follow in the footsteps of Indiana Jones in Petra

Cruise through the desert on a 4WD safari

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

START Amman, Jordan

balance of activities and down time, your family will love this

Camp in Wadi Rum under a blanket of stars

Overnight stop

ITINERARY

to the blissful Dead Sea coast. With a carefully weighted

1

Start/Finish

KEY:

from historical Jerash to magnificent Petra, Wadi Rum desert

FINISH Dead Sea, Jordan 1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

Play gladiator in the ancient Roman city of Jerash

INCLUSIONS 

2

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE 

MEALS 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners

Want to marvel at mummies in Cairo or sail along the Nile in a felucca? Egypt is an easy add-on to your Jordan holiday. Extend your ancient adventure with one of these trips.

TRANSPORT Private bus

Egypt Family Holiday – 8 days (XEFG)

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (5 nts), desert camp (1 nt), resort (1 nt)

Egypt Family Holiday Comfort – 8 days (XEFK)

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3 1. Gaze up in awe at the ancient city of Petra. You’ll have a full day to discover this magnificent archaeological site. 2. Walk along the sandy shores of Eliat beach in Aqaba – a port city on the Red Sea. 3. Lie in the salty waters of the Dead Sea and understand why this is one of the weirdest places to swim! 4. Take your own Indiana Jones expedition over the dunes of the Wadi Rum desert.

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8 DAYS

KENYA, TANZANIA

KENYA

Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

8 DAYS

Kenya Family Safari

Tanzania Family Safari

Lake Nakuru

K E NYA

DESTINATION

Kenya

TRIP CODE

YGFK

TRIP STYLE Basix

MINIMUM AGE

5

PHYSICAL Masai Mara NR

Nairobi Great Rift Valley

Venture into the Masai Mara National Reserve for a game drive

Loita Hills

DESTINATIONS

Kenya, Tanzania

TRIP CODE

YGFA

TRIP STYLE Basix

MINIMUM AGE

5

PHYSICAL

Nairobi

Serengeti NP

Lake Naivasha

WHY you’ll love it

Arusha Ngorongoro Crater Karatu

Mto Wa Mbu

TA N Z A N I A

WHY you’ll love it

Be mesmerised by Maasai tribal stories at Loita Hills

Encounter lions, zebra, gazelle and more in Serengeti National Park

Look out for black rhinos in Lake Nakuru National Park Encounter herds of zebra on a walk around Crater Lake

Start/Finish

KEY:

Learn about conservation at David Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

Nairobi (hotel)

MEALS 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners

1

Lake Nakuru (camping)

TRANSPORT Overland truck, 4WD safari vehicle

2

Lake Naivasha (cottage)

1

Loita Hills (camping) – Great Rift Valley

2

Masai Mara NR (camping)

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Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

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Karatu, Tanzania (hotel)

MEALS 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners

2

Serengeti NP, Tanzania (camping)

TRANSPORT Overland vehicle, 4WD safari vehicle

1

Karatu, Tanzania (hotel)

1

Mto Wa Mbu, Tanzania (camping)

ACCOMMODATION Camping with basic facilities (4 nts), hotel (3 nts)

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

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INCLUSIONS 

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Overnight stop

ITINERARY

Get close to the action in small safari vehicles

1

Start/Finish

KEY:

Camp under the stars in the Serengeti National Park

START Nairobi, Kenya

ACCOMMODATION Camping with facilities (4 nts), cottage (2 nts), hotel (1 nt)

Enjoy a Swahili cooking class with the local Mamas in Kisongo Spot the endangered black rhino on a Ngorongoro Crater safari

ITINERARY

INCLUSIONS 

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Kruger National Park, South Africa

10 DAYS

12 DAYS

Botswana Family Safari with Teenagers

Chobe NP Okavango Delta Maun

South Africa Family Safari with Teenagers

Victoria Falls

ZIM B A B W E Nata

B O TS WA N A

Blouberg

Khama Rhino Sanctuary

SOUTH AFRICA, SWAZILAND

BOTSWANA, SOUTH AFRICA, ZIMBABWE

Okavango Delta, Botswana

SOUTH AFRICA

S O U TH A FR IC A

Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe

DESTINATIONS

South Africa, Swaziland

TRIP CODE

UWFB

TRIP STYLE Basix

TRIP CODE

UWFS

TRIP STYLE Basix

MINIMUM AGE

10

PHYSICAL

MINIMUM AGE

10

PHYSICAL

WHY you’ll love it

Start/Finish

KEY:

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

ITINERARY

Get a load of Victoria Falls – an amazing thundering spectacle Go wildlife-spotting along the river at Chobe National Park

S WA Z I LA N D

WHY you’ll love it Camp at Kruger National Park under the African night sky

Start/Finish

KEY:

Overnight stop

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

ITINERARY

Get right in the midst of the mighty Big Five game animals of Africa

START Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Hlane NP Kosi Bay

Johannesburg

Johannesburg

DESTINATIONS

Kruger NP

Blyde River Canyon

START Johannesburg, South Africa

Swim in the pool in Nata while elephants wander past, up close

1

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (camping)

Work as a team kayaking in Kosi Bay

1

Johannesburg, South Africa (hotel)

Travel through the waterways of the delta in a traditional canoe

1

Chobe NP, Botswana (camping)

Cycle around the historic sites of Soweto

2

Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, Swaziland (camping)

Enjoy a sunset cruise on the Chobe River

1

Nata, Botswana (camping)

2

Kosi Bay, South Africa (permanant tented camp)

1

Maun, Botswana (camping)

2

Hlane NP, South Africa (camping)

2

Okavango Delta, Botswana (camping)

2

Kruger NP, South Africa (camping)

1

Maun, Botswana (camping)

2

Blyde River, South Africa Canyon (hotel)

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners TRANSPORT Overland truck ACCOMMODATION Camping with facilities (7 nts), camping with no facilities (2 nts)

INCLUSIONS 

1

Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Botswana (camping)

1

Blouberg, South Africa (camping)

TRANSPORT Overland truck, 4WD

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Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

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FINISH Johannesburg, South Africa

ACCOMMODATION Camping with basic facilities (6 nts), hotel (3 nts), permanent tented camp with facilities (2 nts)

FINISH Johannesburg, South Africa

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MEALS 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 10 dinners

nov

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1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

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With so much packed into one continent, choosing where to take your next family holiday can be overwhelming. In this section, we’ve selected some of Europe’s best spots for family-friendly activities in both summer and winter. Boasting plenty of action – Turkish seas to sail, Croatian mountains to bike, Andorran rivers to raft – and no small dose of tasty food and culture, Europe is a treasure trove your family will be eager to explore.

AUSTRIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, HUNGARY

europe Prague, Czech Republic

8 DAYS

Eastern Europe Family Holiday DESTINATIONS

Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary

TRIP CODE

AMFE

TRIP STYLE Original

MINIMUM AGE

5

PHYSICAL

Prague Cesky Krumlov

C Z E C H REPUBLIC Vienna

AUSTRIA

Budapest

HUNGARY

WHY you’ll love it Try chocolate-making in Vienna Live out a fantasy medieval fairytale in Cesky Krumlov Paddle your way down the Vltava river

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

START Prague, Czech Republic

Experience the best of Central Europe at a relaxed pace

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (7 nts)

Overnight stop

ITINERARY

Soak in a Hungarian bath on Margaret Island

TRANSPORT Private minivan, train, metro

Start/Finish

KEY:

2

Prague, Czech Republic (hotel)

2

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic (hotel)

2

Vienna, Austria (hotel)

1

Budapest, Hungary (hotel) FINISH Budapest, Hungary

1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

WEATHER Soldeu Athens Madrid Rome Dubrovnik Bled Istanbul

Very hot & dry 35ºC+ Hot & dry 25-35ºC Pleasantly warm 20-30ºC Cool 15-20ºC Cold & dry 0-15ºC

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Venice, Italy

ITALY

ITALY

Venice Rome, Italy

Cinque Terre

8 DAYS

8 DAYS

Pisa

Northern Italy Family Holiday DESTINATION

Italy

TRIP CODE

ZMFD

TRIP STYLE Original

MINIMUM AGE

5

PHYSICAL

Italy Family Holiday

ITALY Rome

Start/Finish

KEY:

Overnight stop

Place of interest

ITALY

DESTINATION

Italy

TRIP CODE

ZMFI

TRIP STYLE Comfort

MINIMUM AGE

5

PHYSICAL

Route/Transport type

WHY you’ll love it

ITINERARY

Pompeii

START Venice, Italy

Explore the town frozen in time with a day and night in Pompeii

2

Venice (hotel)

Learn the art of southern Italian pizza at a family-run agriturismo

Walk the famous paths of the Cinque Terre

2

Cinque Terre (hotel)

Step back in time at Gladiator School

1

Pisa (hotel)

Swim in the glittering waters of the Amalfi Coast, a holiday destination favoured by Roman emperors

Take the perfect photo of the Leaning Tower of Pisa

2

Rome (hotel)

WHY you’ll love it

Complete your Italian adventure with a pesto-making class

1  

INCLUSIONS   

MEALS 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners TRANSPORT Train, taxi

Italy Family Holiday – 8 days (ZMFI)

ACCOMMODATION Hotels (7 nts)

TRANSPORT Bus, train, minivan ACCOMMODATION Hotels (7 nts)

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

START Rome, Italy

MEALS 7 breakfasts, 1 dinner

Have some more time? Why not line up another trip and add in some more of Italy to create one bellissimo adventure.

Overnight stop

ITINERARY

INCLUSIONS 

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE 

Start/Finish

KEY:

Spend quality family time together relaxing on the sun-drenched southern Italian coast

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

Minori Sorrento

Capri

Enjoy a short hike to the summit of Mt Vesuvius

FINISH Rome, Italy

Try your hand at mask-making in Venice

Rome

1

Rome (hotel)

1

Pompeii (hotel)

2

Minori (hotel)

3

Sorrento (hotel) FINISH Sorrento, Italy

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Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

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SPAIN

GREECE

Corfu, Greece

Seville, Spain

8 DAYS

9 DAYS

Greece Family Holiday

Spain Family Holiday

DESTINATION

Greece

TRIP CODE

ZGFA

TRIP STYLE Original

MINIMUM AGE

5

PHYSICAL

GREECE Corfu Lefkada Delphi Athens

WHY you’ll love it Start/Finish

KEY:

Explore Lefkada on a boat tour and a barbecue on the beach

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

TRIP STYLE Original

MINIMUM AGE

5

PHYSICAL

Seville

Estepona Torremolinos Gibraltar

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

2

Athens (hotel)

1

Delphi (hotel)

2

Lefkada (hotel)

2

Corfu (hotel)

MEALS 8 breakfasts, 3 dinners

1  

TRANSPORT Private minivan, train, taxi ACCOMMODATION Hotels (8 nts)

DEPARTURE DATES

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

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Place of interest

2

Madrid (hotel)

2

Seville (hotel)

1

Estepona (hotel)

3

Torremolinos (hotel) FINISH Torremolinos, Spain

1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

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START Madrid, Spain

INCLUSIONS 

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

Overnight stop

ITINERARY

With plenty of free time, see the sights that best suit your family

FINISH Corfu, Greece

Start/Finish

KEY:

Ride the gentle waves and spot dolphins on a catamaran excursion

START Athens, Greece

Splash around in the crystal clear waters of the Ionian sea

Taste the flavours of Spain via bite sized portions on a tapas crawl See Gibraltar’s huge rock that juts nearly 500 metres into the air

ITINERARY

Learn to make some of Greece’s favourite dishes in a cooking class

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ZSFA

Sample churros and chocolate with the kids on a walk through Madrid

Scramble over hillside ruins in Delphi’s Ancient Town

ACCOMMODATION Hotels (7 nts)

Spain

TRIP CODE

Madrid

WHY you’ll love it

Dine on fresh seafood and soak your bread in fragrant olive oil

TRANSPORT Minivan, ferry

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SPAIN

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Hvar, Croatia

8 DAYS

9 DAYS

Summer Pyrenees Family Holiday with Teenagers DESTINATION

Ransol Valley

ANDORRA

Croatia Family Holiday

Salamandres Lake

Soldeu

Cortals Valley

Andorra

TRIP CODE

AAFP

TRIP STYLE Original

MINIMUM AGE

10

PHYSICAL

Start/Finish

KEY:

Hike, bike and raft your way through Andorra’s stunning countryside

Croatia

TRIP CODE

ZMFA

TRIP STYLE Original

MINIMUM AGE

5

PHYSICAL

Split Hvar Korcula Dubrovnik

WHY you’ll love it

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

Jump on a mountain bike down the stunning trails in the Cortals Valley Hike the forested mountain slopes in the Incles Valley

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 7 breakfasts, 6 dinners TRANSPORT Private bus

Soldeu (hotel)

1

Soldeu (hotel) – Salamandres Lake

1

Soldeu (hotel) – Cortals Valley

1

Soldeu (hotel)

1

Soldeu (hotel) – White water rafting, Noguera River

1

Soldeu (hotel) – Ransol Valley

1

Soldeu (hotel) – Incles Valley

MEALS 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

ACCOMMODATION Hotels (6 nts), guesthouse (2 nts)

FINISH Soldeu, Andorra 1  

Route/Transport type

2

Dubrovnik (hotel)

3

Korcula (hotel)

2

Hvar (guesthouse)

1

Split (hotel) FINISH Split, Croatia

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Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

DEPARTURE DATES

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

jan

Place of interest

START Dubrovnik, Croatia

INCLUSIONS  TRANSPORT Private minivan, ferry, public bus

Overnight stop

ITINERARY

Cycle amongst vineyards and beaches in the Lumbarda region

1

Start/Finish

KEY:

Soak up the beautiful beaches and lush landscapes of Hvar Island

START Soldeu, Andorra

Climb to the summit of Pic Maia mountain for breathtaking views

Indulge in local island food and drink specialities on Korcula Island Enjoy a traditional home-cooked meal at a farmstead

ITINERARY

Raft along the Noguera River – one of the top five rivers in Europe

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DESTINATION

C R O AT I A

Wander the beautiful trails of Mljet National Park

WHY you’ll love it

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (7 nts)

SPAIN

Noguera River

CROATIA

ANDORRA

Incles Valley, Andorra

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Fethiye, Turkey

TURKEY

TURKEY

Cappadocia, Turkey

10 DAYS

8 DAYS

Best of Turkey Family Holiday DESTINATION

Turkey

TRIP CODE

ETFT

TRIP STYLE Original

MINIMUM AGE

5

PHYSICAL

Turkey Family Holiday with Teenagers

Istanbul

TURKEY

Goreme (Cappadocia)

Overnight Train

Selcuk Pamukkale Kas

WHY you’ll love it Be enchanted by the surreal landscape of Cappadocia Watch the sunset from the ancient amphitheatre in Kas Cruise between islands on a relaxing boat trip around Kekova

Overnight stop

Place of interest

1 3

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner TRANSPORT Plane, private minivan, public bus, overnight sleeper train

TRIP STYLE Original

10

PHYSICAL

1

Pamukkale (hotel)

2

Kas (hotel)

WHY you’ll love it

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (5 nts), gulet (2 nts)

DEPARTURE DATES

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Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

START Fethiye, Turkey 1

Fethiye (hotel)

1

Fethiye (hotel) – Saklikent Gorge

1

Fethiye (hotel) – Oludeniz

1

Fethiye (hotel)

2

Gulet Cruise (gulet) – Kas

1

Fethiye (hotel) FINISH Fethiye, Turkey

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Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

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Kas

ITINERARY

MEALS 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners TRANSPORT Minivan, gulet

Start/Finish

KEY:

INCLUSIONS 

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

mar

Gulet Cruise

Tuck into traditional Turkish cuisine on the Lycian coast

Istanbul (hotel)

feb

Mediterranean Sea

Enjoy family fun and frolics in an Ouleniz water park

FINISH Istanbul, Turkey

jan

ERFT

MINIMUM AGE

Saklikent Gorge

Lycia

Get pampered with a real Turkish hamam (spa) experience

Goreme (hotel, overnight sleeper train) Selcuk (hotel)

1  

TRIP CODE

Oludeniz Water Park

Whip up a batch of gozleme with your family in a local restaurant

Istanbul (hotel)

1

1

Turkey

TURKEY

Sail the stunning Turkish coastline on a two night gulet cruise

START Istanbul, Turkey

See the impossibly blue natural hot springs of Pamukkale

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Route/Transport type

ITINERARY

Get your hands dirty in a cooking class with a local family in Goreme

ACCOMMODATION Hotels (8 nts), overnight sleeper train (1 nt)

Start/Finish

KEY:

DESTINATION

Fethiye

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The Americas MEXICO

Get your family into the rhythm of Caribbean islands and Central American jungles, Peruvian lost cities and Amazonian rainforests, Mexico’s ruins and the tides of pristine Galapagos beaches. The people and cultures are as lively as the stunning natural world that surrounds them. The only dilemma will be which part to visit first. Tulum, Mexico

8 DAYS

Mexico Family Holiday DESTINATION

Mexico

TRIP CODE

QMFA

TRIP STYLE Original

MINIMUM AGE

5

PHYSICAL

Chichen Itza Playa del Carmen

Merida Valladolid

Tulum

Coba

ME X I C O

WHY you’ll love it Discover the natural and historical wonders of Yucatan See flocks of flamingos paint the sky pink in a wildlife refuge Explore crumbling Maya pyramids at Chichen Itza

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

START Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Relax on white-sand beaches under palm trees in Tulum

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (7 nts)

Overnight stop

ITINERARY

Pedal around the ancient city of Coba on a cycling tour

TRANSPORT Private minivan

Start/Finish

KEY:

1

Playa del Carmen (hotel)

3

Merida (hotel) – Chichen Itza

1

Valladolid (hotel) – Coba

2

Tulum (hotel) FINISH Tulum, Mexico

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CUBA

BELIZE, GUATEMALA

Belize Barrier Reef

Havana, Cuba

8 DAYS

11 DAYS

Belize & Guatemala Family Holiday

Cuba Family Holiday

San Pedro

Belize City

DESTINATIONS

Belize, Guatemala

TRIP CODE

QBFA

TRIP STYLE Original

MINIMUM AGE

5

PHYSICAL

Tikal San Ignacio

B E L IZE

G U A TE M A L A

WHY you’ll love it

Vinales

DESTINATION

Cuba

TRIP CODE

QUFA

TRIP STYLE Original

MINIMUM AGE

5

PHYSICAL

Start/Finish

KEY:

Relax on the island paradise of San Pedro

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

Bay of Pigs

Trinidad

Cienfuegos

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Belize City, Belize (hotel)

2

San Ignacio, Belize (hotel)

1

Tikal, Guatemala (hotel) – Tikal National Park

3

San Pedro, Belize (hotel)

1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

1

Havana (hotel)

2

Vinales (guesthouse)

1

Soroa (guesthouse)

MEALS 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch

1

Playa Giron (guesthouse) – Bay of Pigs

TRANSPORT Private minivan

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Cienfuegos (guesthouse)

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Trinidad (guesthouse)

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Havana (guesthouse)

ACCOMMODATION Guesthouse (9 nts), hotel (1 nt)

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Place of interest

START Havana, Cuba

INCLUSIONS 

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Overnight stop

ITINERARY

Try picking your favourite flavour icecream at Coppelia in Cienfuegos

1

Start/Finish

KEY:

Take a boat ride through a limestone cave in Vinales

START Belize City, Belize

Explore crumbling pyramids deep in the jungle of Tikal

Tour around historic Havana in a vintage car Hike to a beautiful waterfall in Soroa and take the plunge!

ITINERARY

Snorkel the Belize Barrier Reef

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Playa Giron

Turn off the devices and experience a slower pace in Cuba

Navigate Belize’s freshwater cave systems by canoe and tube

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (7 nts)

CUBA Soroa

WHY you’ll love it

Watch the sunset as a family while munching on local nachos

TRANSPORT Private minivan, boat

Havana

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COSTA RICA

COSTA RICA

Toucan, Costa Rica

Family hike, Costa Rica

10 DAYS

9 DAYS

Costa Rica Family Holiday

Costa Rica Family Holiday with Teenagers

DESTINATION

Santa Rosa de Pocosol

La Fortuna/ Arenal Volcano NP

San Jose

Monteverde

Costa Rica

TRIP CODE

QCFM

TRIP STYLE Original

MINIMUM AGE

5

PHYSICAL

Manuel Antonio NP

C O S TA R IC A

WHY you’ll love it Discover the incredible biodiversity of Costa Rica with your family Harvest produce and cook a meal from scratch during a homestay Get a bird’s-eye view of Monteverde during a canopy walk

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

Explore forest that meets the coast in Manuel Antonio National Park

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 9 breakfasts, 2 dinners TRANSPORT Private minivan

Costa Rica

TRIP CODE

QCFS

TRIP STYLE Original

MINIMUM AGE

10

PHYSICAL

Monteverde San Jose

C O S TA R I C A

Manuel Antonio NP

WHY you’ll love it

Start/Finish

KEY:

This trip is designed for families with teenagers, which means more active adventure in rugged landscapes

ITINERARY

Switch between adventure and relaxing in thermal springs and pools

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (8 nts), homestay (1 nt)

Start/Finish

KEY:

DESTINATION

La Tigra Arenal Volcano NP

Overnight stop

Place of interest

ITINERARY

START San Jose, Costa Rica

Fall asleep to the sounds of the rainforest in your tent cabin

1

San Jose (hotel)

Hike to the edge of the bubbling crater lake atop Poas Volcano

1

San Jose (hotel)

1

Santa Rosa de Pocosol (homestay)

Go in search of crocodiles in Manuel Antonio National Park

1

La Tigra (permanent tent cabin)

2

Arenal Volcano NP (hotel)

Let off some steam in thermal springs and swimming pools

2

Arenal Volcano NP (hotel)

2

Monteverde (hotel)

2

Monteverde (hotel)

2

Manuel Antonio NP (hotel)

2

Manuel Antonio NP (hotel)

1

San Jose (hotel) FINISH San Jose, Costa Rica

1  

START San Jose, Costa Rica

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner TRANSPORT Private minivan

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

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Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

ACCOMMODATION Hotels (7 nts), permanent tent cabin (1 nt)

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Machu Picchu, Peru

8 DAYS

9 DAYS

Galapagos Family Holiday DESTINATION

Ecuador (Galapagos)

TRIP CODE

GLFB

TRIP STYLE Original

MINIMUM AGE

5

PHYSICAL

Peru Family Holiday

ECUADOR Quito

G A L A PA G O S IS L A N D S Isla Santa Cruz

Isla San Cristobal

WHY you’ll love it Start/Finish

KEY:

Snorkel with the sea lions on Isla Lobos

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

GGFB

TRIP STYLE Original

MINIMUM AGE

5

PHYSICAL

Ollantaytambo

Sacred Valley

Machu Picchu

Amazon Jungle

Pisac

Cusco Aguas Calientes

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

Quito (hotel)

2

Isla Santa Cruz (hotel) – Bahia Tortuga, Cerro Tijeratas

2

Isla San Cristobal (hotel) – Isla Lobos

1

Quito (hotel)

1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

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1

Lima (hotel)

2

Amazon Jungle (jungle lodge)

2

Cusco (hotel)

MEALS 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

1

Pisac (hotel)

TRANSPORT Plane, private minivan, boat, train

1

Aguas Calientes (hostel) – Ollantaytambo

1

Cusco (hotel) – Machu Picchu

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (5 nts), jungle lodge (2 nts), hostel (1 nt)

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FINISH Cusco, Peru 1  

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Overnight stop

ITINERARY

Explore at your family’s preferred pace in Cusco with a tourist ticket

2

Start/Finish

KEY:

Make your own zampona – a traditional pan pipe instrument

START Quito, Ecuador

Watch the pelicans try their luck at the fish market

Meet the local artisans, farmers and llamas of the Sacred Valley Be mesmerised by the mother of all Inca cities – Machu Picchu

ITINERARY

Unleash your inner birder and spot boobies and frigates

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Peru

TRIP CODE

Lima

Go in search of monkeys, otters and caimans in the Amazon jungle

Marvel at the giant tortoises on Isla Santa Cruz

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (7 nts)

DESTINATION

PERU

WHY you’ll love it

Stand in the middle of the earth on a visit to the equator line

TRANSPORT Boat, speed boat

PERU

GALAPAGOS

Sea lion, Galapagos

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10 DAYS

Peru Family Holiday with Teenagers DESTINATION

PERU

Lima

Ollantaytambo Inca Trail/ Machu Picchu Sacred Valley Aguas Calientes

Peru

Cusco

TRIP CODE GGFT TRIP STYLE Original MINIMUM AGE

10

Puno

PHYSICAL

Lake Titicaca

PERU

Take a breathtaking family holiday among the clouds in Peru. Stroll cobblestone streets and see ancient Inca structures in Cusco. Glide through the Sacred Valley on a

Start/Finish

KEY:

cycling adventure. Spend a day hiking a section of the Inca

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

ITINERARY

Trail and see Machu Picchu emerge among the clouds with

START Cusco, Peru

your loved ones by your side. This is family travel done different: active, immersive and authentic. 1

WHY you’ll love it This tour is designed for active families who love adventure Spend one day hiking part of the Inca Trail and visit Machu Picchu Enjoy rowing across Lake Titicaca to your homestay Descend through the Sacred Valley on a moutain biking adventure

2

Cusco (hotel)

1

Ollantaytambo (hotel)

1

Aguas Calientes (hotel) – Machu Picchu

1

Cusco (hotel)

1

Puno (hotel)

1

Lake Titicaca (homestay)

1

Puno (hotel)

1

Lima (hotel) FINISH Lima, Peru

Get vivid and immersive history lessons from your local leader 1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

INCLUSIONS 

MEALS 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners 2

Overnight stop

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE 

Looking for a slower paced adventure, or a focus on wildlife? Check out some of our other family trips.

TRANSPORT Private minivan, train, boat, bus, canoe, bicycle

Peru Family Holiday – 9 days (GGFB) See page 67 for more information.

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (9 nts), homestay (1 nt)

Costa Rica Family Holiday with Teenagers – 9 days (QCFS)

3

See page 65 for more information. 1. Hike a family-friendly section of the Inca trail and emerge at Machu Picchu – ancient history has never been so much fun! 2. Peer down cobbled lanes to the mountainous landscapes of Ollantaytambo. 3. Introduce your kids to a different way of life during a homestay with an Uros family on Lake Titicaca. 4. Ride through farmland and wave to alpacas during a cycling adventure through the Sacred Valley.

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Cycling MOROCCO

Time to get cycling, because these trips are perfect for families that want to power their own adventures. Pedal through the palmeries of Morocco, glide past small fishing villages in Vietnam or ride through the lush thickets of Khao Sok National Park in Thailand. No big bus windows. No phone screens. Nothing but fresh air running through your hair on an active family adventure of a lifetime.

Marrakech, Morocco

10 DAYS

Morocco Family Cycling Holiday

Tangier Chefchaouen Casablanca

DESTINATION

Morocco

TRIP CODE

XMFX

TRIP STYLE Original

MINIMUM AGE

10

PHYSICAL

Fes

MO R O C CO Marrakech

WHY you’ll love it Cycle past desert landscapes and along the sparkling North Atlantic Wind down in the famous blue and white town of Chefchaouen Watch the children marvel at the medieval maze of streets in Fes

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners

WEATHER Marrakech Chefchaouen Ho Chi Minh City Bangkok

Monsoon 20-35ºC Very hot & dry 35ºC+ Hot & dry 25-35ºC Pleasantly warm 20-30ºC Cool 15-20ºC Cold & dry 0-15ºC

Place of interest

1

Casablanca (hotel)

2

Tangier (hotel)

2

Chefchaouen (hotel)

2

Fes (hotel)

2

Marrakech (hotel) FINISH Marrakech, Morocco

1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

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START Casablanca, Morocco

Enjoy free time in the main cities to relax and recharge after days spent in the saddle

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (9 nts)

Overnight stop

ITINERARY

Djemaa el-Fna is the perfect place to eat, dance and laugh together

TRANSPORT Private minivan, train, bicycle

Start/Finish

KEY:

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Cycling through Vietnam

10 DAYS

10 DAYS

Thailand Family Cycling Holiday DESTINATION

Thailand

TRIP CODE

TTFX

TRIP STYLE Original

MINIMUM AGE

10

PHYSICAL

Bangkok Overnight Train

Surat Thani

Phang Nga Krabi

WHY you’ll love it KEY:

Start/Finish

Overnight stop

Place of interest

TRIP CODE

TVFX

TRIP STYLE Original

MINIMUM AGE

10

PHYSICAL

VIETNAM Dalat

Nha Trang

Ho Chi Minh City Mui Ne

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 8 breakfasts

Bangkok (hotel, overnight train)

2

Khao Sok NP (jungle hut)

2

Phang Nga (hotel)

3

Krabi (hotel) – Ao Nang

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Ho Chi Minh City (hotel)

1

Mui Ne (hotel)

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Dalat (hotel)

MEALS 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 1 dinner

2

Nha Trang (hotel)

TRANSPORT Private minivan, bicycle

1

Quy Nhon (hotel)

2

Hoi An (hotel)

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (9 nts)

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Place of interest

FINISH Hoi An, Vietnam 1  

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Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

Overnight stop

ITINERARY

Swap your bike for a boat in Nha Trang on a snorkelling cruise

FINISH Krabi, Thailand

Start/Finish

KEY:

Enjoy a cooking class in Thu Dau Mot with the famous Mrs Cam Van

2

1  

Learn how to prepare White Rose Cake with a hands-on experience Cycle through the rural countryside to the Cu Chi tunnels

START Bangkok, Thailand

Work as a team to kayak through mangrove forests in Ao Thalane

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Route/Transport type

ITINERARY

Take a longtail boat ride past massive limestone karsts in Phang Nga

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (6 nts), jungle hut (2 nts), overnight train (1 nt)

Vietnam

Go off-road and explore Vietnam’s fishing villages and lively cities

Sleep in a real-life jungle treehouse and a floating cabin

TRANSPORT Private minivan, overnight train, bicycle

DESTINATION

Qui Nhon

WHY you’ll love it

Escape the Bangkok traffic and the tourist traps on a bike tour Ride through lush farmland, mountains and coast

Hoi An

Vietnam Family Cycling Holiday

T H A IL A N D

Khao Sok NP

VIETNAM

THAILAND

Ao Nang, Thailand

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solo parent trips MOROCCO

Travelling as a solo parent can be stressful, but these trips are designed to take some of the pressure off. So while we’re taking care of the details, you’ll have more time to soak up the destination with your kids. They’ll make new friends with other young adventurers while you enjoy some time with like-minded adults, and the memories you create together will last a lifetime.

Atlas Mountains, Morocco

8 DAYS

Morocco Family Holiday for Solo Parents DESTINATION

Morocco

TRIP CODE

XMFES

TRIP STYLE Original

MINIMUM AGE

5

PHYSICAL

MOROCCO

Ifergane

WHY you’ll love it

Travel to Imil and learn to make local bread with a Berber family Bond with other solo parents and watch the kids make new friends

INCLUSIONS 

Cairo Delhi Hanoi Marrakech

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

START Marrakech, Morocco

Laugh with your family as you bounce along the beach on a camel

WEATHER

Overnight stop

Aroumd Atlas Mountains

ITINERARY

Feast on fresh-caught seafood in the coastal town of Essaouira

TRANSPORT Private vehicle

Start/Finish

KEY:

Adventure into the Atlas Mountains and stay with a Berber family

MEALS 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners

Marrakech

Essaouira

1

Marrakech (hotel)

1

Aroumd (gite)

2

Ifergane (riad)

2

Essaouira (hotel)

1

Marrakech (hotel) FINISH Marrakech, Morocco

1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (4 nts), riad (2 nts), gite (1 nt) Monsoon 25-35ºC Very hot & dry 35ºC+ Hot & dry 25-35ºC Pleasantly warm 20-30ºC Cool 15-20ºC

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8 DAYS

Egypt Family Holiday for Solo Parents Egypt

TRIP CODE

XEFGS

TRIP STYLE Original

MINIMUM AGE

5

PHYSICAL

Overnight Train

EGYPT Luxor

Uncover the ancient mysteries of Egypt on this action-packed

Start/Finish

KEY:

itinerary that is purpose-built for families. This authentic

Place of interest

2

Cairo (hotel, overnight sleeper train)

1

Luxor (hotel)

Karnak Temple Complex with an engaging local guide, this

3

Aswan (hotel)

relaxing, exciting and enlightening family tour of Egypt is sure

1

Cairo (hotel)

whether you’re cruising the Nile in a felucca, sitting down to dinner with a Nubian family or discovering the history of the

FINISH Cairo, Egypt

to fill the photo album and keep you reminiscing around the 1  

dinner table for years to come.

Route/Transport type

START Cairo, Egypt

plenty of adventurous, off-the-beaten-track activities. So

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

WHY you’ll love it

Marvel at the mummies at the Cairo Museum

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE 

Does your family prefer the finer things? Or maybe you’re worried about travelling with your fussy little one? This Egyptian adventure is available in our Comfort style too.

Sail along the Nile at sunrise and enjoy a delicious breakfast Interact with the locals and dine with Nubian village folk in Aswan Watch life go by in rural Egypt on the overnight train

Egypt Family Holiday Comfort – 8 days (XEFK)

Enjoy plenty of free family time to relax, swim or hang out with your new travel companions

2

Overnight stop

ITINERARY

Egypt experience blends all the must-see highlights with

1

Nile Felucca

Aswan

EGYPT

DESTINATION

Cairo

See page 41 for more information. Visit intrepidtravel.com/family for more options.

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners TRANSPORT Plane, private vehicle, overnight train, felucca

3

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (6 nts), overnight sleeper train (1 nt)

1. Well-placed pockets of free time mean your family can decide whether to take an optional excursion to Abu Simbel (pictured) or stay back and relax in Luxor if you need a quiet one. 2. Watch your kids be inspired by the towering Pyramids of Giza. 3. Take a sunrise breakfast cruise along the Nile in a traditional felucca. 4. We carefully select accommodation with family travellers in mind, like this hotel in Aswan that has a pool for the kids to cool off in.

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Jaipur, India

13 DAYS

10 DAYS

Vietnam Family Holiday for Solo Parents DESTINATION

Vietnam

TRIP CODE

TVFAS

TRIP STYLE Original

MINIMUM AGE

5

PHYSICAL

Northern India Family Holiday for Solo Parents

Halong Bay

Hanoi

Overnight Train

Hue Hoi An

V IE T N A M Ho Chi Minh City Mekong Delta

WHY you’ll love it Discover the bustling inner-city of Hanoi on a fun tour

Overnight stop

Place of interest

2

Support local kids starting careers in hospitality by dining at KOTO

1

Travel with other families and get your kids some instant playmates!

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 11 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinners TRANSPORT Plane, private vehicle, boat, overnight sleeper train

Hanoi (hotel)

Hue (hotel, overnight sleeper train)

3

Hoi An (hotel)

1

Ho Chi Minh City (hotel)

1

Mekong Delta (homestay)

1

Ho Chi Minh City (hotel)

5

PHYSICAL

WHY you’ll love it

apr

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Place of interest

1

Delhi (hotel)

1

Agra (hotel)

2

Ranthambhore NP (hotel)

2

Jaipur (hotel)

1

Nawalgarh (hotel)

1

Alsisar (hotel)

1

Delhi (hotel) FINISH Delhi, India

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TRANSPORT Private vehicle, train, cycle rickshaw

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

Overnight stop

ITINERARY

MEALS 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (9 nts)

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INCLUSIONS 

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MINIMUM AGE

Ranthambhore NP

Relax and unwind while the children play with their new friends

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

mar

TRIP STYLE Original

Spot the elusive Bengal tiger in Ranthambore National Park

Halong Bay (overnight boat)

feb

HHFIS

Agra Fatehpur Sikri

Jaipur

Watch the colourful landscape fly by as you travel by Indian train

FINISH Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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India

TRIP CODE

Taj Mahal Amber Fort

Nawalgarh

See the acclaimed Taj Mahal in person in the glowing morning light

3

1  

DESTINATION

Delhi

Alsisar

INDIA

Immerse yourself in the sights and smells of Delhi’s bazaars

START Hanoi, Vietnam

Sleep under the stars on a comfortable cruise boat in Halong Bay

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Route/Transport type

ITINERARY

Have a great mix of inclusions and free time in historic Hoi An

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (9 nts), overnight boat (1 nt), overnight sleeper train (1 nt), homestay (1 nt)

Start/Finish

KEY:

INDIA

VIETNAM

Halong Bay, Vietnam

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things i’ll never forget about my intrepid family holiday in THAILAND By Ammy Hobson (age 11)

Welcome to Intrepid Our small-group style of travel means you’ll stay under the radar, and travel, eat and sleep the local way. You’ll have the unsurpassed knowledge of a local leader,

I was so excited to have an adventure in Thailand with my mum, but I couldn’t imagine what it would be like or how I would survive such a long plane trip. But I did it and it was amazing. Here are some things I will never forget. 1. Bangkok khlong cruise It was quite mesmerising because we saw the local Thai people’s houses going by and it was different than where we live in Melbourne. After a while we found ourselves in a lock where they had to raise the water levels, then we went to see the reclining Buddha – it is quite a sight! 2. Erawan Falls Going to the waterfalls was one reason I wanted to go on this trip. And swimming in the second level is amazing. Warning: Fish alert! They will try to bite your feet and it really tickles. 3. Elephant Nature Park These enormous creatures are very big and very beautiful. We met lots of elephants and their buddies and got to feed some bananas to them. It’s not scary feeding them, you just put it in their trunks.

4. Village Homestay Our hosts didn’t speak any English so we used Google translator. It was fun, even though it didn’t always make sense. In the evening we learned a hilltribe dance and all joined in. The next day we went on a jungle walk where I ate LOTS of sticky rice and sweet potato wrapped in banana leaves. YUM.

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Ammy’s top packing tips: Don’t pack too much It’s so much easier to carry just a little suitcase and a backpack with you. Buy elephant pants They are really good for temples because you can put them over your shorts. Plus they are very comfortable and pretty.

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