Wildlife & Nature
Cultural Family Holidays
Our Cultural Family holidays aren’t about remembering historical dates and times or trudging begrudgingly round museums, they are about seeing, feeling and exploring new cultures and destinations. Enjoy unforgettable experiences such as exploring the Nile by felucca, staying with a local family in Thailand, listening to the tales of Peruvian folklore from the locals themselves and exploring crumbling Roman cities on foot.
Led by award-winning local guides who bring the destination and history to life our trips provide immersion into the culture and lifestyle of the areas you visit with a variety of activities that include playing local games, learning skills and cooking the local food as well as visiting iconic sights and incovering their secrets. All this is done as a family, there are no kids clubs on our trips, just fantastic shared family experiences.
The educational value of these trips is enormous; from perfecting your French bargaining in Morocco’s colourful markets to learning about plate tectonics snorkelling between two continents in Iceland, many activities relate to school topics such as Hindu festivals, the desert and the rainforest. Mostly, our family cultural holidays are exciting, enriching and unique.
Angkor Wat - Cambodia
Found in Cambodia, the Khmer ruins of this majestic temple are slowing disappearing back into the jungle. Explore the sprawling three temples by foot or bike and don’t miss the famous Angkor Wat sunrise, an opportunity to see the ancient ruins come alive, haloed by Cambodia’s fiery sun.
Taj Mahal - India
A World Heritage-listed site, India’s Taj Mahal is considered to be one of the wonders of the modern world - and rightly so. Imagine what it was like to live in the days of the Mughal emperors as you walk through the gardens and admire the intricate artistry up close. Yes, it’s touristy to pose on one of the many benches in front of the Taj, but who cares? No trip to India would be complete without paying a visit to what is undoubtedly the most romantic monument in the world.
Machu Picchu - Peru
After trekking through the lush green valleys and jungle-clad mountain of the iconic Inca Trail, or for a gentler way up without the hard work, catch the local train, be rewarded with a stunning view of Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas. Don’t miss the incredible view as the sun rises over Machu Picchu before exploring the maze of ruins on foot, or listening to the local Peruvians as they tell the story of how Machu Picchu came to be.
Petra - Jordan
The lost city of Petra was hidden in Jordan’s desert for centuries and you’ll feel like a modern day explorer as you first catch a glimpse of the stunning Treasury when you emerge through the narrow, winding gorge. Follow in the footsteps of Indiana Jones as you discover ancient sites hewn from rose-pink rock. And be sure to save some energy for the 200 steps up to the Monastery, it’s well worth the climb and kids will love the opportunity to ride up on a donkey.
What else can I see?
If you’re in need of more family cultural holiday inspiration, find that perfect destination here. From exploring the Roman cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii, marvelling at the spectacular Great Wall of China to discovering the last remaining wonder of the ancient world, the Pyramids of Geza, we’ve designed a variety of trips that incorporate the must see sites of a destination with insights into local life, providing real life cultural experiences for your family.