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Family Adventure Holidays

Every parent knows you’re never more a family than when you’re travelling. At home, we operate in our own orbits – different friends, teachers, bedrooms – but travel bonds a family in treasured and memorable ways.

At Explore, we’re a company of travellers who love taking our own families to new and exciting destinations, so we understand the importance of travel for families: how it creates inquisitive minds, gives a sense of confidence in new places, and introduces our children, and ourselves, to a vast new world.

We’ve been helping families plan unforgettable adventures that take you to every corner of the globe for over 37 years. We know that happy kids mean happy parents and we’re proud of the group experience we offer, where kids can bond with others their age and share new experiences with their family.

Our formula is simple. We blend each destinations' must see sights such as the majestic Taj Mahal in Northern India, with fun experiences and activities for the whole family; whether it's sharing an evening hearing native American folklore stories with a Navajo guide in Monument Valley or kayaking over an ancient sunken Roman settlement off the Turkish Mediterranean coast.

Our family trips are designed around school holiday dates, so whether its a one week family winter activity holiday over February half term, a ten day journey to Morocco over October half term or a action packed summer adventure in Italy over the summer holidays, we have a holiday to suit the whole family.

We select enthusiastic and passionate local Explore Leaders based on their experience leading family and youth groups, so it brings the destination to life for your whole family. Whether you want to sit back and relax, your kids want to play an impromptu football match, or you all want to sample the local cuisine, our Explore Leaders are there to make your experience a memorable one.


Why travel on a group holiday?

Our travellers regularly list the group dynamics as one of the main reasons they choose an Explore family tour. Travelling with other families means that kids will have a ready made network of companions to travel with and these often lead to life-long friendships. Thanks to the security of travelling with a group, alongside an experienced and passionate Explore leader; mums and dads can truly relax. With all the logistics taken care of, this leaves more time for travellers to take in the sights and make the most of precious family time together.

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We’re an award-winning adventure travel company building unique, small group holidays for families to over 50 destinations around the world.

You won't find any 40-seater tourist coaches on an Explore family holiday. To ensure you get the most out of your trip we keep our group sizes small. This allows us to experience different forms of transport, unique accommodation and adventurous activities, whilst getting off the beaten track to seek out the unexpected. With over 35 years of experience behind us, we know our destinations inside out and can't wait to share our passion for adventure travel including the rich benefits it can bring young people.

From kid-friendly hotels with swimming pools to sleeping in tee-pees, exploring Angkor by tuk-tuk to taking away the hassle with complementary transfers, we build our adventures for families, so you can kick back and enjoy your trip. Here’s what you and the kids can look forward to:

• Holidays organised around school term dates.
• Hassle-free holidays designed around your needs.
• A pace to suit every family member.
• See the world through your children’s eyes.
• Experiences that educate, inspire and excite.
• Experienced, passionate leaders.
• Like-minded family groups.

On an Explore family holiday, you’ll see more, with carefully crafted experiences that get under the skin of the countries we visit. Our accommodation is a mix of homestays, characterful lodges and locally owned hotels, and we make sure you stay for two nights in each location wherever possible, so you don’t have to think about constantly packing and unpacking.

From stilt houses in the jungles of Northern Thailand to camping on deserted islands, our family accommodation is all part of the experience. Here is a run down of our top three picks.

1. Stay in a Beehive hut on our Kruger, Kwazulu and Coast trip in Mlilwane, Swaziland
2. Experience staying in an Ice Hotel on our Romanian Winter Adventure.
3. The ultimate room with a view, spend two nights on a houseboat on the Okavango, Botswana on our Okavango Adventure tour.

Pool time

We recognize that swimming pools are a big draw for kids, so where we can, we aim to select hotels and guesthouses that include a pool. In some rural locations this isn't always possible however we will always try our best to make time for a dip at a secluded beach or a freshwater lake along the way.

We've all been there. The time has finally arrived for the family holiday and we've been looking forward to getting away for months. Somehow, despite all the preparation, the car journey took twice as long as we anticipated, the kids are complaining there isn't enough to do in the resort and there is only so much time you can spend sunbathing on a beach. If only there was a magic formula to keep everyone happy?

Our Explore family holidays cater for everyone's taste whether you're young or old, an extended family or travelling as a single parent and even if you're embarking on that last big family holiday together, we have the answer for you.

With over 45 family adventure holidays to choose from, covering the savannah plains of the Serengeti and the volcanoes in Indonesia, to a winter wonderland in Finland, there has never been a better time to reconnect with the adventurous spirit within you and embark on the family holiday of a lifetime. Come and join us!

Got any questions? We've put together a list of FAQ's to answer the most popular questions we get asked, alternatively call our Explore team directly on 01252 883 753.

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