An adventure holiday is guaranteed to be great fun for the whole family, old and young. This article takes a look at the best places to see and the most exciting things to do.
It can be difficult to find a holiday that the whole family will love, especially if the young members of the family are different ages. Some want fun activities, while some want to be with their friends back at home, or on a sunny beach. If this is the case for your family, then what you need is a holiday that will bring the whole family together and leave you with plenty of memories to share: a journey of adventure and discovery you can all take part in. An adventure holiday is also ideal for active families and those who love the great outdoors.
In the summer
A great place to head for adventure holidays during the British summer is the Wild West of the United States of America. There are plenty of trips to choose from and you can combine sports and sights with a choice of camping or hotels, or a combination of both. For example, you could choose to head to the Yosemite National Park, which is ideal for those who love natural beauty, as well as being a great place to take part in adrenaline-fuelled sports such as mountain biking, river tubing and other water sports. You could also take a trip to the Grand Canyon and be guided by local Navajo Indians on horseback. Another great destination is the Canadian Rockies and the beautiful national parks such as Yoho and Banff, where you can cycle, go canoeing or even take a scenic helicopter flight.
In the spring
South America is a good destination for a family holiday in the milder months. While they are great destinations for most of the year, places such as Costa Rica and Mexico offer particularly pleasant temperatures around March or October. In Costa Rica, you can visit national parks and exotic rainforests, with some trips including an overnight stay in a jungle lodge perfect for teenagers. All members of the family will be delighted by local wildlife such as monkeys and toucans and for those who want to return home with a tan, you can relax on beautiful sandy beaches. In Mexico, you can visit fascinating Mayan ruins and swim in natural underground pools, amongst many other exciting activities.
Cuba is perfect for a holiday at any time of year due to a pleasant climate all year round and really does offer something for every member of the family. You can explore the fascinating old town of Havana and discover Cuba’s history, as well as getting a feel for its rich culture. You can then contrast this with beautiful countryside, as well as natural wonders such as limestone caves, turquoise waters and sandy beaches. Cuba combines sightseeing opportunities, sun and relaxation and lots of fun activities the perfect trip for families who love adventures.
Alice Chan is a travel writer with many years writing and travelling under her belt. She is an advocate of American adventure holidays and has taken her partner and two children on many such trips. She specialises in adventure travel writing.