Wildlife & Nature
Spend more time with your family & less money on your summer holiday
The chance for children to enjoy richer travel experiences needn’t break the bank and, with 15 great adventures under £1000pp, The Adventure Company offers a wealth of great value trips to enjoy this summer.
All the adventure specialist’s family holidays are jam-packed with exciting activities from mountain biking to kayaking and circus workshops to pottery lessons, helping parents keep enquiring minds fully entertained. Equally importantly, prices include flights, accommodation, transport, entrance fees, most meals and the services of a local group leader to help ensure families stay within budget.
Claire Wilson, MD of The Adventure Company, explains: “As a mum I know that one of the biggest barriers to choosing a more adventurous style of holiday is the fear of returning seriously out of pocket. Conscious of this, all our holidays are both flight and adventure inclusive to provide maximum value and ensure parents needn’t worry about any hidden extras.”
Below is a selection of The Adventure Company’s summer family adventures under £1000pp:
ALL THE FAMILY
ANDORRA: Raft the white waters of the Pyrenean Mountains- An action-packed week based in Soldeu, Active Pyrenees is suitable for kids aged 6 upwards with a mix of cycling, walking and white-water rafting. Engolasters and Siscarro Lakes provide a great backdrop to the activity-filled week (tailored to suit abilities), while a 4WD adventure following an old smuggler’s route off-road, stopping off to visit farming hamlets and take in the breath-taking views, gives legs - young and old - a welcome rest.- Price: 8 days from £829 adult / £829 child including flights, 7 nights B&B hotel accommodation, transport (minibus, mountain bike, raft and 4WD), some meals (1 lunch, 6 dinners) and a local group leader. - Departures: 24 and 31 (teenage departure) July / 7, 14 (single parent departure) and 21 August
EGYPT: Sleep under the stars in a Bedouin camp NEW The 7-night Desert & Reef Adventure gives families a great insight into Egypt and the Sinai with highlight including the chance to explore the desert by camel and 4x4 before sleeping under the stars in a Bedouin camp. A wide range of optional activities, including sand-boarding, snorkelling, windsurfing, kayaking and a circus workshop, ensure children aged 5 upwards are kept entertained. Price: 8 days from £929 adult / £929 child including flights, B&B accommodation (6 nights hotel & 1 night Bedouin Camp), transport (minibus, camel, boat, 4WD & Kayak), some meals (3 lunches, 2 dinners) and an experienced local group leader. Departures: 29 July and 19 August
ITALY: Climb to the summit of an active Sicilian volcano NEW- Offering a great mix of culture and activity on one of Italy’s most iconic islands, this week-long Land of Volcanoes adventure offers families the opportunity to keep active whilst taking in the local culture. Mount Etna is the most famous active volcano in Sicily and the largest in Europe, which provides extra kudos as you reach the summit. Other natural highlights include the wild scenery of Alcantara Gorge and the awe-inspiring canyon of Cassibile while culture vultures will enjoy the rich Greek history of Siracusa, the necropolis of Pantalica - which contains over 5000 caves and temples - and the chance to learn one of the world’s oldest artistic techniques while taking a pottery lesson! Minimum age 7 years. Price: 8 days from £879 adult / £879 child including flights, transport (minibus), half board accommodation and an experienced group leader. Departures: 24 & 31 (single parent departure) July and 21 August
MONTENEGRO: Hang out in the tree-tops after a mountain hike NEW- An exciting adventure-filled week in one of the world’s newest countries, ideal for families interested in both culture and activity. Over this 8-day break, families with children aged 8 upwards will enjoy kayaking and walking among lakes and mountains while also taking in the fascinating history, from Kotor – one of the best preserved medieval towns in the Med – to the walled city of Dubrovnik, in Croatia. Highlights on the Montenegro Magic trip include the chance to bring out your inner Tarzan in an obstacle course in the trees, a boat trip on Lake Skader, a day’s kayaking from Prcanj to Kotor and the chance to enjoy the fantastic beaches at Budva and Sveti Stefan, once Yugoslavia’s pre-eminent resort. Price: 8 days from £899 adult / £799 child including flights, transport (minibus, kayak), half board accommodation, activities and an experienced group leader. Departures: 24 & 31 July, 7 (single parent departure), 14 and 21 (teenage departure) August
MALTA: Cycling, swimming and… milking! This 8-day Malta & Gozo adventure offers families with kids aged 3 upwards a mixture of activity, culture and relaxation exploring the 3 islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino; the crossroads of the Mediterranean. Whilst on Gozo families will take in the island by jeep and bike by day before relaxing in one of the area’s lovely waterfront restaurants by night. There’s also the chance to experience a day in the life of a local shepherd, feeding and milking the sheep and making Gozitan cheese. It’s then time to take a boat excursion to Comino where the group will swim and snorkel in the Med before heading on to Malta for 2 days. Here activities options include horse riding, a visit to the water park, a harbour cruise, exploring the medieval walled town of Mdina and a guided walking tour round the island’s diminutive capital, the World Heritage Site of Valleta. Price: 8 days from £799 adult / £719 child including flights, B&B accommodation in 3* hotels with en suite facilities, 1 lunch, transport (minibus, boat, jeep, bike) and an experienced local group leader. Departures: 23 July, 6, 12 and 20 August
FRANCE: Saddle up against a breath-taking backdrop Covered with snow during the winter, the alpine resort of Alpe d’Huez is a great place for an action-packed summer activity week. On this 8-day Alpine Activity Week families can choose from activities such as mountain biking, white-water rafting, walking, mini golf, horse riding and indoor climbing, all while enjoying the stunning mountain scenery. Price: 8 days from £789 adult / £789 child including flights, transport (minibus, mountain bike, raft, 4WD), half board accommodation, one lunch and an experienced local group leader. Departures: 31 July, 7, 14 and 21 August
MOROCCO: From Marrakech to mountains- This tour involves a demanding 4-day trek allowing teens to hike in the Atlas Mountains and take in all the delights of the region. Intrepid families will cross mountain passes, plains and valleys whilst staying in Berber villages which give an insight into rural life in contemporary Morocco. The Atlas Trails tour is kick-started with a guided tour of the vibrant city of Marrakech.- Price: 8 days from £699 adult / £699 child including flights, accommodation (3 nights hotel & 4 nights gites), most meals (7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 4 dinners), transport (minibus and mules) and an experienced local group leader. - Departures: 29 July, 6 and 20 August
To find out more about The Adventure Company’s family holidays visit www.adventurecompany.co.uk/family-value
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