Feeling hopeful about a return to travel this year? We’ve found the seven best family trips for 2021 to give you some inspiration (or at least something to dream about while you’re stuck at-home). From canoeing adventures in France to a family safari focused around baby wildebeests, these trips are fun for all generations.
Rather focus on family-time than tour with a crowd, but don’t want to arrange all the details yourself? Give Exodus Travels’ self-guided tours a try. This one takes places on one of France’s most scenic waterways—the Dordogne. Your family will spend days canoeing (or kayaking) at your own pace, with plenty of breaks for French cuisine.
If your family gets bored after a few hours on the beach, then G Adventures’ Thailand Family Adventure is the perfect trip for you. This action-packed tour showcases the best of Thailand through experiences like a longboat tour of Bangkok, a meeting with a hill tribe community, and a cooking class in Chiang Mai. There will be light walking and hiking, but this trip is suitable for almost any age.
With adrenaline-fueled activities like hiking, biking, and kayaking, Intrepid Travel’s New Zealand South Island Family Holiday is designed for ages 10 and up. Thanks to a maximum group size of 12 people, you’ll get to make new friends without feeling overwhelmed.
An African safari is a bucket-list item on its own, but Jumbari Family Safaris’ 9 Day Wildebeest Calving Season Safari is even more special, as it takes place during wildebeest calving season. During the months of January and February, safari guests in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Conservation Area can witness as many as 8,000 wildebeest calves being born every day.
Got some animal-lovers in the family? Delight them with Lion World Travel’s Family Fun in South Africa Tour. Both kids and adults will enjoy the unforgettable experience of getting to see penguins, lions, and elephants and other wild animals in real life on this eight-day tour from Cape Town to the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve.
Got younger explorers in the family? African Travel Inc.’s Southern Africa Through a Child’s Eyes tour is designed for families with kids aged from four to ten. You’ll get to marvel at Bictoria Falls, spot wildlife on junior safari discovery drives, and hear traditional South Afriac stories by firelight at night. Children’s menus, babysitting services, and activities for kids are all part of the family-friendly accommodations on this tour.
Boundless Journeys’ Costa Rica Private Family Adventure is tailor-made to suit your family. The adventure starts in Arenal Volcano National Park for hiking and wildlife-viewing. Then, you’ll move on to Bagaces for ziplining and geothermal soaks, before finishing your trip with some beach time in Papagayo. The trip can be customized for the level of activity that you want to do, as well as length of time you want to travel.
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