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Peru is already a huge draw for travellers - and it's likely to get bigger

Peru's popularity will only grow as the country continues to invest in key tourism sites like Lake Titicaca.

Peru is a hugely popular tourist destination - and one of the finest places to visit in South America. Whether you're after a little hustle and bustle in the country's capital Lima or a trekking expedition in the mountains - Peru has it all.

Then there's the culture, history and beauty - which adventure holidays travellers are constantly reminded of.


Morocco is one of my favourite countries. It's North African culture is as rich as its geography. I first visited when I ran the 180 mile Marathon des Sables in the Sahara desert in the south of the country near Ouazouate, dry and clear, it's a perfect place to enjoy the Sahara which is also why it's become a popular film location. I also love the old medieval port of Essaouira  where you can eat fresh fish next to the fishing boats and walk passed wrecked ships on the windy beaches.


Jordan is rich in history and culture and is the perfect place to get a feel for the Middle East. I shall never forget visiting the magnificent stone carved temples and monuments of Petra which have made it UNESCO world heritage site. Perhaps my most memorable experience was a night in the desert. We trekked on with camels and slept under the stars, overnighting in the desert is a must here if only for the night sky. Trekking through the Wadi Dana Valley is one of my walking highlights and was where my passion for deserts was born.

Finland 2008

Finland blog
I went to Finland last February with my boyfriend. Our flights to Finland were a bit chaotic but we made it in the end. We arrived at night so we couldn’t really see anything when we arrived but our guides met us at the airport and took us to the hotel, they were very friendly. Hotel Inarin Kultahovi is situated on the edge of a river which at this time of year is frozen over and is a very warm and welcoming place to stay. Apparently at this time the lake could hold the weight of a car but i wont be testing that theory!

What is adventure travel?

Adventure has many faces. It doesn’t have to be adrenaline pumping action. Adventure is all about experiencing things differently. It is a unique, exciting, interactive way of enjoying a country. Adventure combines cultural interactivity and a historical immersion to create a unique experience totally different from the normal. It is a break from a break. A gentle trek across the foothills of the Andes can be just as exciting as a gruelling hike to Everest base camp in the Himalaya’s. It all depends on who you are, and how you approach it.

China Eclipse

I’ve been a keen astronomer for more years than I can remember so when the chance came to join our eclipse trip to China I jumped at it, this being the longest total solar eclipse this century.

In our hotel on the evening before the eclipse we were given various local dishes for dinner, and listened to Dr. John Mason, an expert in astronomy and very entertaining speaker. He gave a very detailed and excellent power point presentation about the eclipse, how best to view it and details of where we would be viewing it from. 

Solar Eclipse Tahiti July 2010

I was fortunate enough to accompany our trip to Tahiti this summer to witness a total Solar Eclipse along with 130 Explorers Eclipse travellers, a trip operated through our sister company. This trip combined all the best elements of an adventure trip with the chance to see a unique solar event. The sighting of the Eclipse, lasting just over three and a half minutes was from a remote atoll in the Tuamota Islands, known as Hao. This island is itself over 2 hours away from Tahiti by plane.

Text messages home from India (Tiger Trails and Taj)

Each night, very probably at great expense, I sent a text home to my extended family to tell them about each day. This now has provided me with a short running commentry about this wonderful holiday and reminds me about how diverse and amazing the experience actually was. These entries are copies of the texts so they are not particularly detailed but were just snapshot postcards home but I hope, in some way, impart how special this holiday was - as this truly was, for me, a holiday of a lifetime.


From Phoebe aged 14

What  I really enjoyed was how much we were involved in the history. Ancient Egyptian history could seem quite boring, but our guide involved us in all of it – even making up little plays for us to act in, so we learnt a lot while having a lot of fun! At all the temples and tombs, our guide gave us little facts rather than vast amounts of information. This  was  easier to digest, especially for some of our group who were quite young! 

Family holidays in Egypt

Our Family Holidays to Egypt are packed full of experiences to cater for the whole family. With tour guides to help you and like minded families to share the experiences, you can relax and enjoy a wonderful Egyptian Holiday. Many of our travelers are keen to share their experiences on our blog, so you can get a personal view of the holiday that awaits.

Eid without Mubarak spells the start of a new Egypt

The words tourism and Egypt are never found far apart, but the recent revolution has made even the gutsiest of travellers think twice about booking a trip to the exotic and cultured holiday destination.

As a leading trip provider in the region (and also huge fans of the country) we can completely understand. Although the revolution was peaceful, tensions ran high and the outcome was not always guaranteed to be a bloodless one.

The daunting prospect of tackling the mighty Mount Everest

When people are asked who their greatest heroes are, names such as Pele, Muhammad Ali, John Lennon or even Brad Pitt are normally bandied around. While most of us are fond of sportsmen, actors and musicians, for me, one man stands head and shoulders above the rest. Apa Sherpa.

Family fun in Kenya

An adventure in Kenya and Tanzania doesn’t always make it to the top of the list when you think of perfect destinations for a family, but our family holiday this summer took us on the ultimate adventure to Kenya.  With so many to choose from, one of the most inspirational experiences of our trip was a visit to a local Masai village, the Tepesua Cultural Camp, which was a truly memorable experience for our us and our three children.   

Vote for your Facebook Adventure Holiday Image of 2013

Over the last 12 months you've been uploading your best and favourite photos from your family adventure holidays and now it's time to choose a winner. On our Facebook page we have the shortlist for you to see.

Take a look at the shortlist selected by our Team and tell us who you think should win £250 off their next adventure holiday.

Under The Stars

Find us on Facebook and other social networks

The Family Adventure Company is now active on social networks. If you’d like to be part of theconversation and share your adventures then please come and say hello.

You can follow our Twitter stream @FamAdvCo for updates, announcements and holiday related content we think you may like.

Ian Mac

Hi! My wife and I are going to Botswana in early February. We have been to southern and central Africa a few times but never to Botswana. Has any body been on the Into the Okavango trip already or is going in February.?We would like to hear from you.


Ian mac

Family Holidays from The Adventure Company

A family holiday with The Adventure Company may be unlike any family holiday you have ever taken. Our holidays are designed to take you places and show you sights you won’t see from a lounger by the pool.