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Create the perfect family trip with TravelLocal

From traditional cooking classes in Burma, to ziplining through rainforest canopies and searching for caimans and toucans in Costa Rica, TravelLocal has a range of family-friendly holidays, crafted by their experts in each country

TravelLocal is an innovative travel company, all about bespoke travel… with a difference. Book direct with carefully selected, tried-and-tested local travel experts in long-haul destinations around the world, and treat the family to a holiday unlike any other. We have gathered a selection of sample itineraries from TravelLocal that are perfect for all the family:

Burma’s Family Highlights – Families can enjoy a range of thrilling experiences, from washing retired elephants in the rivers of Green Hill Valley to making traditional Shan umbrellas and learning about Burma’s ancient cultures. Visit the fascinating Kyun Thiri Village and Monastic School, join the ‘Bamboo Delight’ cooking classes to learn how to prepare local Burmese cuisine, and explore a variety of bustling local villages, meeting the locals. Combining both the adventurous traditions of Myanmar locals with exciting activities for the kids, this trip will keep the entire family content. The best time to visit is from June to September. Cost is from £1,400 pp, including nine days’ B&B*.

Kids’ Adventure in Nicaragua – This trip is both fun and educational. Get to know colonial cities, nature reserves and their unique ecosystems, and see towering volcanoes and untouched beaches where turtles come to nest. Visit chocolate workshops at the ChocoMuseo, and enjoy a twilight tour of active Masaya Volcano, complete with boiling lava. From exploring the beautiful rainforest at Ometepe, to turtle watching at San Juan del Sur, memories created during this diverse holiday will be cherished for years to come. Best time to visit is from November to April. Cost is from £1,450 pp, including eight days’ B&B*.

Family Fun in Costa Rica – Families can raft the Sarapiqui river, zipline through rainforest canopies, spot incredible wildlife in the Tortuguero National Park, and go on private, guided jungle treks. Get involved with the foodie scene during a chocolate tour at the Tirimbina Reserve, and take part in a cooking lesson with local families. The fun continues with dolphin spotting, surf lessons and waterfall visits. Best time to visit is from mid-December to April. Cost is from £1,100 pp, including 13 nights’ B&B and most lunches and dinners*.

Jordan Family Adventure – This trip features fascinating tours of significant sites: discover both the ancient and modern sides of Amman, with its crumbling ancient Citadels and vibrant hub of its city centre. Explore ancient Petra, the peaks of Wadi Rum and the salt formations of the Dead Sea. Best time to visit is from March to May. Cost is from £1,300 pp, including nine nights’ B&B and most dinners*.

Family Fun on the Elephant Coast – South Africa – Explore the incredibly diverse sub-tropical Elephant Coast of South Africa. Spot hippos and crocodiles on a boat cruise in St Lucia; discover the wetlands of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park; witness cheetahs and elephants in action; and snorkel with tropical marine life at Kosi Bay. Keep an eye out for the Big Five in the stunning Zululand Rhino Reserve, before crossing the border to Ponta D’Ouro in Mozambique. Here, guests will get the chance to swim with dolphins and enjoy the stunning beaches. Best time to visit is from May to September. Cost is from £1,580 pp, including 14 nights’ B&B and most lunches and dinners*.

* All of the trips are based on two adults and two children. TravelLocal trips include transfers, excursions and the services of a local guide. Travel to the destination is not included, giving more flexibility and allowing customers to book their flights via points schemes if preferred.

 

About The Author

Mike Cowton

Michael Cowton, an outdoors writer, editor and photographer with a passion for nature-based travel and wildlife. He is a former editor of EcoTravel, Outdoor Pursuits, Camping, Lakeland Walker and Which Motorcaravan magazines, and national newspaper journalist.

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