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7 unusual trips to take with the family

From admiring volcanoes in Costa Rica to whitewater rafting in Turkey, avoid the typical beach package holiday and take your young explorers on an adventure of a lifetime. Here are our top seven unusual family holidays that are certain to inspire.


Costa Rica Rainforest and Wildlife Adventure

Peer up at the foreboding Arenal volcano on a Family Costa Rica tour. Rising to 1,670m, this iconic cone is covered in fauna on one side, while the other is barren. After driving to the Mirador del Silencio Reserve, marvel at the unique flora and fauna at the foot of the volcano. You can also keep an eye out for snake, howler monkey and an abundance of birdlife.
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Peru In Depth

Take a boat trip on Lake Titicaca to explore small floating islands made from totura, a reed-like papyrus that grows in the shallows. These reed islands are home to the Uros people and we’ll learn how the totura is central to life on the lake, including the construction of their boats and homes. Meet locals who still speak the indigenous Inca language of Quechua and stay on the less-visited island of Taquile for an authentic taste of life in this remote part of the world.
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Dragons and Islands of Indonesia

Lush paddy fields, thick tropical jungle and ancient villages pass us by on our journey to the remote village of Belargahi. As we veer further off the beaten track, we swap our bus for a 'biskayo' truck and journey deeper into the forested heart of Flores Island. When we arrive, we're greeted by a warm welcome and lively ti'Ikaebunusi ceremony complete with the sound of bamboo flutes. Children rush over to practise their English and everyone gets involved in an impromptu game of football between the two rows of village huts. 
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Belize Wildlife Adventure

Prise the kids away from their screens as we spend two nights on the tropical island of Tobacco Caye. Located ten miles off the coast, this is one of the smallest islands in Belize and has an intimate, relaxed feel with a whole host of activities to keep the family entertained. Stay in a cabin right on the beach and relax in a hammock while the kids swim out to explore a spectacular display of exotic fish and colourful coral on the most extensive reef in the western hemisphere. 
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Borneo Wildlife Adventure

Feel like intrepid explorers as you journey by boat along the Kinabatangan River basin to Sukau, a maze of hidden oxbow lakes and river tributaries in Borneo. Having escaped much of the deforestation that has blighted other parts of the jungle, we hope to see a diverse selection of reptiles, birds and mammals in their natural forest habitat. Try and be the first to spot the elusive Bornean bristlehead bird, one of the rarest birds in Sabah, and see how many of the 250 other species you can spot; look out for hornbills, woodpeckers, pittas, kingfishers and broadbills.
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Botswana and Zambia Safari Adventure

Moremi on the Okavango Delta is thought to be Botswana's most beautiful game reserve and is one of Africa's greatest wildlife sanctuaries. The vast stretches of  wilderness consisting of permanent swamps, islands and  forest is a spectacle in itself, yet it is the thriving waterways of the Delta that provide the best show. Wild camp for two nights in the heart of this spectacular reserve to spot hippo, crocodile, the elusive sitatunga antelope and a wide variety of exotic birds.
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Cappadocia and Turkish Coast Adventure

Stroll through a labyrinth of fairy-tale chimneys and mysterious underground cave cities in the stunning Cappadocia region of Turkey. Trek amongst the towering peaks of the Taurus Mountains and whiz down the whitewater rapids of Koprulu Canyon before camping under the stars in the vast sierra wilderness. End this action-packed trip with some relaxation on a secluded beach in the Turkish Riviera and swim in the calm waters of a luminous turquoise lagoon.
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On our family adventures you'll get to share the experience with other adults and the kids get to make friends. We have trips to all over the world, to well-known destinations as well as the more unusual like these trips. Which extraordinary destination will you choose to visit next?
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