October Half Term Holidays for the Family
The October half term is a wonderful opportunity to go somewhere that is normally too hot in July and August but has perfect autumn temperatures. Great places to go are Morocco, Egypt, India, Jordan, Oman and Nepal.
Atlas Mule Train
This holiday is perfect for families travelling with younger children, but you'll still be able to enjoy the great scenery of the Atlas Mountains and get to know the Berber people. The walking is easy with lots of stops for picnic lunches and mules to carry the children. In Marrakech you can explore the bazaars and ride in a horse-drawn carriage and then there's plenty of time at the end to relax on the beach at Essaouira. For full details see our Atlas Mule Train Itinerary.
High Atlas Adventure
This is a great walking experience in the Atlas Mountains, exploring remote Berber villages and getting to know the people. Don't worry about the children getting too tired because they can hitch a ride on a mule if need be. You'll have time to explore the bazaars of Marrakech at the beginning, and if you have time at the end, you can extend the trip and relax on the beach at the old port of Essaouira. For full details see our High Atlas Adventure Itinerary.
Kasbahs & Camels
Staying in local riads and simple gites this trip combines easy walks in the Atlas Mountains with visits to kasbahs and local Berber villages, where you can learn to cook the local speciality, tagine stew. At Essaouira you can ride a camel along the beach and explore the old port. Your last day is spent in Marrakech in the souks - plenty of opportunity for souvenir hunting. For full details see our Kasbahs & Camels Itinerary
Crusaders & Camels
The highlights of this holiday are Wadi Rum, where Lawrence of Arabia comes to mind, and Petra with its amazing temples carved out of the rose-coloured stone - and the film set for The English Patient. However, there is so much more - from swimming in the Dead Sea (or trying to), to Bedouin-style desert camping, sleeping out under the stars. Enjoy camel treks and jeep safaris, a visit to the Crusader castle of Kerak, and end by tipping your toes in the Red Sea at Aqaba. For full details see our Crusaders and Camels Itinerary
Taj & Tigers
Enjoy the intense sights, sounds and smells of North India on an unforgettable family trip. Discover temples and a maze of alleyways in Old Delhi's traditional bazaar. See the beautifully painted havelis (private mansions) in Nawalgarh and take a ride on one of the decorated tuk-tuks. Then see the delight on the faces of your children as they see their first tiger in the wild at Ranthambhore. For full details see our India, Taj & Tigers Itinerary.
Backwaters of Kerala
The state of Kerala, in India's warm, tranquil south, is both fascinating and exotic. In Kochi you'll learn about the bizarre rituals of the Kathakali dancers and watch traditional Chinese net-fishing. Then a change of scene at the old British Hill Station of Munnar, set in the cool Western Ghats, and the temples of Madurai, steeped in tradition. At Periyar you'll see herds of wild elephant, then relax as you cruise the tranquil backwaters of Malabar's rivers and lakes by converted rice-barge. For full details see our Backwaters of Kerala Itinerary.
Rainforest and Islands
A family holiday relaxing on AMAZING island beaches, sea-kayaking along a dramatic coast, staying in an atmospheric rainforest lodge, elephant riding and snorkelling on colourful coral. For full details see our Rainforest and Islands Family Holiday
Castles and Caves
This family adventure holiday is a great opportunity to visit Slovakia with the family. Spend time exploring the natural wonders from ice caves, majestic castles, walking and horse-riding. For full details see our Castles and Caves family holiday
Feluccas & Pyramids
History lessons will come alive on this trip and your family will be able immerse themselves in Egyptian life. Along with the ancient sites of Egypt such as the pyramids and temples, you'll travel by overnight train to Aswan and then spend one night sailing down the Nile on a felucca, sleeping on deck under the stars. Ride a camel in Aswan and visit the Valley of the Kings by donkey. You'll have dinner with a local family and there's plenty of time to explore Cairo. If you have time why not consider extending your trip to Hurghada where you can relax on the beach and snorkel on the coral reefs. For full details see our Feluccas and Pyramids Itinerary.
Nile Cruise & Red Sea
There's plenty of time to relax and also absorb the history of Ancient Egypt on this holiday. From the bustle of Cairo, the grandeur of the pyramids and the treasures of Tutankhamun, you'll take an overnight train to Aswan. Here you'll board a cruise boat for three days that meanders down the Nile stopping off en route at the temples of Karnak and the Valley of the Kings. You can ride on camels, donkeys and on a calesh. Lastly you can extend your stay with a few days on the beach at Hurghada. For full details see our Nile Cruise Itinerary.
This is one of those once-in-a-lifetime holidays for families with a sense of fun and adventure. Begin your visit haggling in the exotic bazaars of Kathmandu. A gentle two-day walk in the Himalayas is followed by a white-water rafting adventure to a river camp. Picture your children perched on top of an elephant searching for rhino and tiger at Chitwan, then canoe through the jungle and bathe with the elephants - they won't forget that bath time for a long time! For full details see our Himalayan Adventure Itinerary.
Abruzzo and Rome
This is a great family adventure including a range of activities in the beautiful Abruzzo region of the Majella National Park. Explore alpine meadows, beech forests, mountain streams and deep limestone gorges. Discover the wonders of La Grotta Mirabile and the hidden sanctuary of an ancient rock hermit. For full details see our Abruzzo and Rome itinerary
Vesuvius & Pompeii
Based in Sorrento, you'll be perfectly positioned for visiting some of Italy's finest ancient sites, spectacular coastline and tiny islands. Uncover the secrets of Pompeii and enjoy optional trips to Herculaneum and Mount Vesuvius. Speed across to chic Capri and discover the dramatic scenery on a cruise around the island. For full details see our Vesuvius & Pompeii itinerary
This family adventure holiday is discovery, nature & activity trip featuring trekking up Mount Etna, explore ancient castles, explore Sicily's breathtaking scenery. For full details see our Discover Sicily Family Holiday
Hanoi to Saigon
This family holiday to Vietnam is a discovery trip featuring a cruise on a traditional junk, An overnight train journey to Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, white sandy beaches and much more... For full details see our Hanoi to Saigon Family Holiday
This family adventure holiday is a discovery, learning & activity tour featuring shooting rapids, 2,000 year old flames at Mt Chimaera and snorkelling in the lagoon... For full details see our Active Turkey Family Holiday