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Favorite Family Vacations for 2024

With 2024 just around the corner, we're brimming with excitement and can't resist the call of adventure! We are excited to share some of our favorite family vacations that must make it onto your 2024 vacation plans.

Author: Donná Louw - Digital Content Executive at Explore
Published: 19 September 2023

We understand that juggling a family's busy schedule can often feel like a whirlwind, and trying to plan a family vacation for 2024 might seem a bit overwhelming. But what you really want is a relaxing getaway for yourself and plenty of fun for the kids, right? We've expertly removed the stress from family vacation planning and transformed it into an effortlessly enjoyable experience, with our family adventure vacations. Read on to discover our top family trip recommendations for 2024.

From experiencing the thrill of a safari in search of elephant, lion and leopard in South Africa, to kayaking between islands in Croatia and exploring grottos, to white water rafting through the rainforests of La Fortuna in Costa Rica. Our family adventures span across various continents, making sure there's a trip that's just perfect for your family, and packed with lots of exhilarating activities for everyone to enjoy.

1. Family Pyrenees Multi-Activity Adventure

Spain offers plenty of activities for the entire family. In our Northern Spain family trip we head to Sort, which boasts a magnificent backdrop of the Pyrenees mountain range and makes an ideal town for an activity vacation. Experience the thrill of whitewater rafting along the Noguera River and watch your kid's faces light up with excitement as you conquer the mighty rapids together. Swap wetsuits for harnesses as the the entire family spends a morning abseiling down the Estaron Canyon. An added bonus to this trip is that adults (and kids aged 14+) will receive a complimentary day spa pass to use during your stay.

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2. Family Dubrovnik and Croatian Islands Adventure

If your family loves water, then this week-long Croatian Island trip will be the perfect family vacation in 2024. Kayak between beautiful islands, discovering hidden grottos along the way. Take a ferry to Sipan Island where you'll trade paddles for pedals and explore Sipan Island by bike. As you cycle across the island, we'll stop for a bite to eat at one of the region's best kept restaurant secrets, a family owned tavern in a small harbor where you can feast on freshly caught seafood grilled to perfection and served with a salad.

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3. Family Discover Vietnam

Our Family Vietnam trip offers a variety of interactive activities and experiences that go beyond a typical family vacation. Embark on an overnight cruise in a charming traditional wooden boat know as a "junk boat", and sail from the impressive Halong Bay towards Bai Tu Long Bay. Along the way you'll stop to visit a Vung fishing village by rowing boat or kayak. This fun-filled trip is packed with exciting activities to keep everyone entertained. From making and flying kites, to trying traditional wood painting, even learning some martial arts moves, and mastering the art of Vietnamese cooking - there won't be a dull moment for your family.

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4. Family South Africa’s Garden Route and Safari

South Africa offers the best of both worlds from stunning mountain ranges to beautiful sandy beaches and exquisite wildlife, it's diverse offerings make it the ultimate family getaway. Reach for the clouds as you enjoy a guided walk to the top of the iconic Table Mountain overlooking Cape Town. Explore the inside of the magnificent Cango Caves that extends more than 5km underground through a series of large caverns connected by passages. Travel along the gorgeous Garden Route where you'll enjoy kayaking along the coast and spend a night in an eco-tented tree house up in the canopy of the forest. Go in search for elephant as you explore the Addo Elephant National Park in a safari vehicle.

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5. Family Costa Rica Highlights

Explore the wild side of Costa Rica on this 9-day trip that will bring out the wildlife enthusiast in each of you and feed your sense of adventure. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you visit the active Poas Volcano and navigate the thrilling rapids of the Basla River during an epic whitewater rafting excursion. It's a heart-pounding experience that will have the whole family laughing and bonding. The thrill of excitement continues on a boat journey deep into the heart of the magnificent Corcovado National Park, where you'll encounter spectacular wildlife and enjoy a little family game to see who can spot a howler monkey first.

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6. Family India Golden Triangle Adventure

Experience India's culture, history, and natural beauty. From exploring the iconic Taj Mahal to sightseeing Old Delhi by rickshaw, this 15 day trip is a truly captivating family vacation to Indian's Golden Triangle. Watch your children's faces light up in awe as they spot majestic tigers on a game drive through the Ranthambore National Park. Explore Kalakho in rural Rajasthan by camel cart ending in a local meena house where you can sip on masala chai, and enjoy a cooking demonstration learning about how Indian flat breads are prepared and cooked in the tandoor, along with blending spices. Then it's time to bring out your best Bollywood dance moves as you watch and participate in a fun Bollywood dance session.

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7. Family Atlas Mountain and Sahara Adventure

Explore the highest mountains in North Africa and venture into the world's largest desert, the Sahara Desert. This Moroccan family trip offers unique accommodation and travel styles where you'll be able to connect as a family making lasting memories. Heading into the remote Atlas region by mule, you'll stay overnight in a traditional Berber gite made of mud bricks. Enjoy a camel ride into the Sahara Desert where you'll reach a desert camp, and spend a night camping under the stars in this surreal desert setting. The trip is not complete without a city tour of Marrakech. You'll have the chance to visit local traders, soak in the rich culture, and find some authentic souvenirs to remember your incredible journey.

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