It has many different types of holidays, including very interesting family adventure holidays. Graeme Whyte the site’s director says,
‘You don’t need to have months of free time. A couple of weeks is long enough to have a real adventure. Although it would be fantastic to spend the six-week school holidays travelling across America or China!’
‘Also, overseas adventure travel is no longer risky. These days you can safely take your family to exotic and out of the way places. Host countries have developed, or are in the process of developing, adventure travel facilities, and good adventure travel companies have safety as a top high priority.’
So what make these family adventure holidays so safe?
Firstly, you will not be travelling alone, but with a small group of like-minded people who are looking for the same experiences as you. These holidays give you safety in small numbers.
You will be travelling with an experienced and specially trained guide. This is either a local person or an expert who can speak the language and knows the best places to take you.
‘Your guide’s job is to make sure that you and your family are very well looked after, have your needs met, and are taken to places that will be of interest to both the children and the adults in the group. The guides are there to keep you safe and give you a great time.’
How do they do this?
They take you on special family activity holidays. Basically these are the same as other adventure holidays, but they include activities that are exciting for the children and adults too. You can do things such as meeting real Navajo Indians and learning how to survive a night in the desert. Take the family dogsledding in Norway, and learn how to look after and feed your team of huskies. Go on an intriguing tour of Vietnam and spend a night with a family to experience how Vietnamese families live.
The emphasis is on learning through experience, and not on danger. You will not find yourself on hair-raising white water rafting expeditions, or swimming with sharks! These are not dangerous activities, but they are interesting, engaging and great fun.
‘There are hundreds of adventure holidays for families on the Adventure Travel Shop site. We have a special section dedicated to them. What unites them all is that they are real experiences. You don’t just look at a place, you become a part of it.’
Another benefit is that your children will quickly gain a new group of friends, the children of the other families, and will be able to share their new experiences with people of their own age. This is especially important for the older kids.
Finally, what sets these holidays apart is that although they are very, very exciting, they move at a pace slow enough for everyone to be able to really absorb what they are doing. There is time for stopping and embracing the beauty of where you are, and to have fun in the moment.
Whoever you are and wherever you want to go here is a family adventure holiday for you. Visit the http://www.adventuretravelshop.co.uk for more information.
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