Set off on an adventure vacation with your loved ones to an African safari trip, or head off to Dubai for a desert journey. Go skiing in the French Alps or visit a national park of you choice and enjoy the wildlife as you relax with your family. Whichever you choose, there are plenty of adventure vacation destinations for families to choose from.
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Adventurous Destinations for Families
From the US to Europe, Latin America, and Africa, there are plenty of adventurous family destinations to make memories for life. Here are some of the most adventurous family-friendly destinations for your next vacation.
Take your brood to the world down under and kick off your adventure vacation at the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, or the Sydney Opera House. Head over to the famous Bondi Beach and get your tan on, or kayak on the Sydney harbor. Kids will love zip-lining and taking archery lessons at Sydney Olympic Park before you head to the Australian Outback.
Go on an adventurous African safari in one, or all, of the national parks in Zimbabwe, starting with Hwange National Park. Here, you can spot herds of majestic elephants and numerous bird species among other wildlife. Fish on the Zambezi River or get your adrenaline pumping on a white water rafting trip. You can also visit the breathtaking Victoria Falls or charter a chopper to fly over them for an experience your family will never forget.
3. Costa Rica
For folks traveling with kids under the age of ten, Costa Rica is perfect for an exciting and memorable vacation. Adults and older kids can glide through trees on a zip line, while younger kids will be amazed during a visit to the fascinating butterfly farms throughout the country. Go on a surfing trip at the Nicoya Peninsula or saunter along the Sky Walk at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve as you keep an eye out for howler monkeys and flamboyant birds.
For the outdoor-loving family, vacationing in the Galapagos makes for an unforgettable island-hopping getaway. Teeming with fantastic landscapes and unique creatures, these islands are perfect for thrill-seeking adventurers. See some of the region's unique creatures or snorkel with giant tortoises as you spot marine iguanas, dolphins, whales, and other marine life. Head over to Santa Cruz Island and get up close to the animals at Tortuga Bay.
5. Kauai, Hawaii
This family-friendly vacation destination features fascinating coastlines, complete with picturesque sunsets and activities everyone will enjoy. As one of the less trodden destinations in Hawaii, Kauai offers visitors a quaint atmosphere and ambiance on a secluded getaway. Surf at Hanalei Bay or navigate through Waimea Canyon as you seek out Queen's Bath for a swim.