Giving Your Family That ‘Adventure’ Trip

Going on a trip with your family can be a lot of fun. In the travel lingo, this usually means escorted tours for parents and kids to places like the Grand Canyon or the safari in Africa. The destination is almost always outdoors with lots of opportunities of learning for kids. Some tours include sports like biking, horse riding, kayaking, rafting or if you’re lucky, a walk on a glacier.

The travel should be fun for all members of the family, so a little planning ahead will pay off. As always, booking early will help families get those cheap tickets. Accommodations might even offer some promo family package for booking early.

Other tours might lean more on the cultural or historical aspects of the place, say the prehistoric cave paintings in France, the rustic towns of Tuscany or an emperor’s tomb in China. With tours like this, the guides are ready with lots of educational activities and physical recreation for the kids. They definitely know how a child thinks, and what the adults need as well. Moreover, a family adventure vacation can also include fine dining as well as airport assistance. Although most meals are included in family tours, there should be some allowance for other meals and some ‘family free time’ outside the tour. Ah, but such convenience usually comes with a price, at somewhere or over $2000 per adult for 5-6 days. Take note though that most companies do offer discounts from 10 to 20 percent. Once in a while, Disney Adventures also offer a ‘kids free deal’.

Moms and Dads should be clever. A family travel is a big deal so we cannot emphasize enough the need for a good planning. And while you’re at it, be smart enough to check the latest promos so that you can save some cash on cheap tickets to your family adventure destination.

By Suzana