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Part 4: Adventure Vacations for Families

In Adventure, Family Fun, Travel on July 12, 2012 at 8:59 am

More adventure vacation ideas for your family!

7.  Go Wild in Africa

Location: Tanzania

Accommodations: Unique lodges and boutique hotels (mid-price range)

Activities: Game drive expeditions with amazing wildlife viewing, walking or hiking tours, swimming, beach time.  Optional luxury tent camping, hot air ballooning, mountain climbing, and bike riding.

Tanzaniais unforgettable and exciting with its fascinating balance between wildlife, landscapes and people. The options here are endless… Venture out on a spectacular game drive to track zebras, elephants, leopards and rhinos. See the storied “Big Five” game animals in action. The vast plains of the Serengeti are home to more than two million wild animals. You’ll be treated to a private safari customized in a spacious Land Cruiser just for your family led by a professional naturalist guide. This is a perfect multi-generational trip for grandparents and kids alike. See the sun spill across the savannah as you sip our morning coffee from the lodge set high on the rim of the Ngorongoro crater… the world’s largest extinct volcano. Stroll barefoot along the pristine white sands of the spice island of Zanzibar.  Add a spectacular balloon safari, ride bikes between villages or climb the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro. Most importantly, experience the culture, warmth and beauty of the African people. Yes, this is the trip of a lifetime.

Cost: 7 night/8 day expedition starts at $2210 per person for a party of six.

Prices vary by destination, activity, lodging choice and number of travelers.

Option: Additional excursions, lodging upgrades, including luxury tent camping, available

Note: Group tours or custom adventures also available inKenya and South Africa.

8.  Find your bliss in Fiji

Location: Navini Island in the Mamanucas

Accommodations: Roomy beachfront bure (traditional Fijian hut) with hand carved furniture and full amenities.

Activities: Snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, fishing, explore neighboring islands, volleyball, visit a village, local games and traditional ceremonies.

Bula and welcome to Fiji!  This is the ultimate way to experience the dreamy scenery, spectacular waters and happy culture, of the South Pacific.  Escape the tourists and inflated prices of the big resorts. No crowds and no invasion of day trippers here.  This tiny island is for guests only, just one hour from the airport.  With only 10 bures (traditional Fijian huts) and a friendly staff of 36 (outnumbering visitors) you’ll feel like you are on your own private island.  Because there are so few guests and so many staff, you experience true Fijian culture and warm hospitality. Play vidi vidi board game with the locals, and feast on a traditional Fijian lovo dinner taken steaming from the underground oven.  Sing and dance during the kava ceremony. Here time is your own to do as little or as much as you like.  With a crystal-clear coral reef sanctuary to play in and complimentary water sports, you will be in a marine nirvana. After an action packed day, sprawl out under a thatched umbrella to read a book or have an outdoor Fijian massage with a fresh tropical flower in your hair.  Aaaahhh… pure heaven!

Cost: 7 nights starting at $4069 for a family of four.

Includes meals, most activities and round trip boat transportation from the Nadi airport.

Note: Boat transportation from airport is additional for less than a 7 night stay.

Option: Highlands whitewater rafting on the main island of Viti Levu.  Explore lush rainforest, narrow canyons and hidden waterfalls.

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