Zip Lining Excursion, Arenal, Costa Rica

Action and Adventure

Push boundaries and find new ones.

Some people can’t sit still; and a holiday is simply a chance to do more. To exercise, to swim, to ride, to drive, to squeal, to laugh, to feel.

Whatever your thrill, whether it’s fat biking across the desert, dune riding down the coast, kayaking , hiking, sailing or zip-lining, whether it’s climbing, exploring, nosing, poking or peering, you’re in the right place. We’re specialists in families that like ‘to do’, that have lives to fill and sensations to seek. Test us; let us design your awfully big adventure. Push boundaries and find new ones. These are the trips that dreams are made of.

Getting Active

Below are a handful of our favourite action-packed experiences from around the world, designed to get you outdoors and exploring the world’s natural playground.

Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp, Biking, Kenya

Beyond the Game

In between heart-pounding game viewing, go tubing down the croc-free Ewaso Ngiro River in the Great Rift Valley, traverse the treetops on a canopy walk above the Ngare Ndare Forest, canoe on a waterhole in front of camp, or cycle across the expansive OI Pejeta Plains.

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, Zip Line, Clayoquot Sound, Canada

Canada’s Adventure Playground

When it comes to the outdoors, Canada is the ultimate adventure playground. With mountains, lakes and forests, it’s the perfect backdrop for an activity-led family holiday. Climb rugged rock faces with views of Bedwell Sound at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, ride e-bikes through Whistler’s valley trails or zipline over the Laurentian Mountains in Mont Tremblant.

4x4 safari at Siwa Oasis

The Great Sea of Sand

Venture to the oasis town of Siwa and the dunes and salt pans of Egypt’s Western Desert, a vast and magical region far removed from the rest of the country. Sleep in a bed made of salt, cycle through palm groves, bathe in natural springs and enjoy sandboarding and jeep rides through the desert on a Saharan rollercoaster ride.

Mount Batur Crater, Bali, Indonesia

Volcanic Fat Biking

Bike across Bali’s frozen lava fields at Mount Batur, exploring the Batur UNESCO Global Geopark. This unique landscape boasts volcanic calderas, cones and craters, as well as geothermal features like fumaroles and hot springs, all surrounding a beautiful lake.

Galapagos giant tortoise and woman tourist on Santa Cruz Island in Galapagos Islands.
Galapagos Islands

Trails & Lava Tunnels

Trek to Los Gemelos craters, bypass 1.5-metre-long giant tortoises that roam freely through lush grasslands, walk (and crawl) through epic lava tunnels, explore pirate caves and bike the Wetlands Trail past colonies of iguanas to the historic Wall of Tears that once housed prisoners of World War II.

Atlas Mountin Trekking, Tarkeddit plain, Mount Goun, Morocco

Mountains and Mules

Explore the Atlas Mountains on foot, accompanied by a local guide and trusty mule to provide both assistance and respite for tired adventurers! Trails of varying levels cater for all the family, from day hikes to the multi day Toubkal circuit, traversing olive groves, woodlands and river valleys, against a backdrop of snow-capped peaks. Access remote Berber villages and stop for a gourmet picnic in spectacular surroundings.

Zip Lining Excursion, Arenal, Costa Rica
Costa Rica

Tree Top Adventures

A trip to Costa Rica isn’t complete without experiencing the thrill of zip lining over the jungle canopy, showcasing spectacular views of Arenal Volcano. Abseiling down waterfalls, riding in an aerial tram and hiking along canopy walkways are other opportunities available to you.

View of Sigiriya from Pidurangala Rock, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka

Dawn Adventures

Start your day with a family challenge: ascend Pidurangala Rock at dawn for a picnic breakfast as the sun rises over the adjacent rock fortress of Sigiriya.

Rafting, Jasper National Park

Kicking Horse White Water Rafting

Raft through vast u-shaped valleys and narrow channels of Kicking Horse Canyon, a part of the glacial-fed Kicking Horse River in Yoho National Park. Keep an eye out for grazing mountain goats on the river banks.

Quad biking across Makgadikgadi pans, Kalahari, Botswana

Salt Pan Sleep Out

Quad bike across the vast, empty expanse of the Makgadikgadi salt pans before camping under immense skies. From the exhilaration of the open salt flats to the rare magic of space and silence, this is an opportunity to escape the normal routine and re-connect as a family.

Biking, Rio Perdido, Costa Rica
Costa Rica

Change Gears in Costa Rica

Explore the varied trails of the Papagayo Peninsula, riding through ancient forests, mangroves and estuaries by mountain bike or e-bike. Invite a private guide to point out local wildlife and lead you on quieter routes through the region.

Big Sand Dune, Sossusvlei, Namibia

Dune Escapades

Climb giant sand dunes leaving a trail of footprints behind before dune boarding back down. Cross salt pans on specially designed fat bikes or quad bikes, or explore by 4×4 for a desert rollercoaster experience.

Family Holiday Inspiration

Explore our suggested holiday ideas that allow busy families to reconnect, rejuvenate and encounter character-building experiences for a fulfilling family escapade. No two family holidays are the same, so talk to our experts to kickstart your adventure planning process.

Where to Stay

We know that where you stay can be a highlight of any family adventure. We also know that there can be an overwhelming choice. Below are a few of our favourite adventure basecamps from around the world – talk to us to find the best fit for your family.

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