Part 2: Adventure Vacations for Families

In Adventure, Family Fun, Travel on July 10, 2012 at 1:04 pm

The adventure goes on! Here are two more amazing vacations:

3. Hideaway from Civilization in a Yurt

Location: Baja, Mexico-Midriff Island region along the Sea of Cortez

Accommodations: Deluxe beachside yurts

Activities: Kayaking, desert hiking, whale watching, fishing, bird watching, volleyball, paddle boarding, snorkeling, sailing, boating, wake boarding and tubing

This is the definition of an off-the-grid journey. Travel to a remote wilderness lodge in Baja, Mexico with just eight comfy beachside yurts and a maximum of 24 guests.  But wait, this is not camping folks.  Each yurt has a fluffy queen bed with a down comforter and 500 thread-count sheets, a bathroom including a solar shower, composting toilet, covered deck and skylight roof. Family yurts even have a loft. Marine life is abundant. You are likely to see whales, dolphins, stingrays, and blue-footed boobies.  Snorkel with whale sharks (the world’s largest fish!) when in season.  Kayak through mangroves, go on guided desert hikes, dig up clams for an afternoon appetizer or fish for dinner.  Unwind in a hammock with unbelievable stars. Your odyssey begins with a private, small plane flight from San Diego down to Baja, followed by a thrilling boat trip on the Sea of Cortez to the lodge on a completely private bay. Fantastico!

Cost: 5 nights/6 days: Adults starting at $1695

Current promotion: Kids ½ price with a full price adult.

All meals, drinks, activities & R/T transportion from San Diego included.

Pre-stay San Diego hotel extra.

Option: Stay and play in San Diego for a few days.

4. Canoe through Ancient Canyons

Location: Moab, UT

Accommodations: Tent camping on river sandbars

Activities: Canoeing, hiking, swimming/river floating, splash fights, games

Paddle 60 miles of the Green River, part of the longest stretch of quiet wilderness water in the lower 48 states. Glide in awe through the labyrinth of canyons carved millions of years ago. The twisting, looping river winds its way between sheer, colorful sandstone walls, hundreds of feet high. Hike up to gorgeous vistas and keep an eye out for ancient Fremont Indian petroglyphs. Instigate splash fights from your canoe or just back-float in the warm water.  When you arrive at camp, play cards or monkeyball as tasty meals are prepared for you. Build castles on sand bars bigger than your back yard.  After dinner, hangout by the campfire and count the constellations.

Cost: 4 nights/5 days: Adults $600, kids $540

Option: Take a few extra days to explore spectacular Canyonlands or Arches National Park.

Read more about fun adventure getaways on Go Custom Travel’s facebook page and click “like.”!/GoCustomTravel. You can also visit Laura’s webpage:


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