Luxury family holidays give you a chance to create memories with your children that will last a lifetime. Traveling to other parts of the world allows you to share different cultures and perspectives with your family and leave behind your busy lives for a while. Luxury family holidays with Ker & Downey take out all the stress associated with planning and coordinating a family vacation. Our Luxury Travel Consultants can handle all of your requests. All you have to do is make sure to get everyone packed and on the plane!
Ker & Downey’s top Luxury Family Holidays:
The exploding volcano you helped make for the science fair will look like child’s play next to our exclusive journey to the volcanoes in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Take your children out of the classroom and leave the volcano project behind as you explore the Arenal and Rio Perdido regions. You’ll get a well-rounded perspective of the Arenal Volcano as you hike along the base, ride on horseback over its slopes, and take a sky tram to see it from above. Further north, visit the thermal river and rocky outcrops in the valley that sits in the shadow of the Miravalles Volcano. There’s a full range of activities in the area like white water tubing, mountain biking, canyoneering, hikes to the Yurro Waterfall and Medicinal Springs, and volcanic mud body painting.
The journey concludes on Nicaragua’s stunning Emerald Coast for three days of water sports, island excursions, and explorations of the nearby Cerro Negro Volcano, all accessible from the beautiful Mukul Resort. It’s one of our luxury family holidays your family will be talking about well-into the next school year.
Patagonia – it’s South America’s southern frontier, an untamed wilderness that is as vast as it is beautiful. There’s something to excite every type of adventurer in your family as you hike, bike, and ride on horseback through Argentina. You’ll make your way from the fashionable Buenos Aires and ultra-luxurious Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau to Tipiliuke Lodge in the Patagonia.
Take in a tango show in Buenos Aires, hike some of the most scenic areas in Argentina on the shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake, and explore a 50,000-acre working cattle ranch by horseback with gauchos that have been riding the country for 100 years. The horses are used in the day to day operations of the farm and are very experienced making them the perfect steeds for a range of riders – from beginners to the most experienced. It’s the best way to explore the scenery and wildlife of the Patagonia. Keep your eyes open for large herds of red deer, Andean condors, guanacos, and even the elusive puma. Tipiliuke Lodge caters the activities to your family’s preferences and desires for a tailor-made trip the whole family will love.
Give your children a vacation they will never forget! The journey starts at the incredible Giraffe Manor and a visit with its resident herd of Rothschild giraffe. Everyone in the family will enjoy the interaction as the giraffes poke their heads through the windows looking for a treat. It continues in the heart of Big Five country at Ol Pejeta Bush Camp. The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a sanctuary for black and white rhinos and a number of other endangered species. Your host Alex Hunter is passionate about opening the safari world to young and inquiring minds and is a wealth of information.
Your family safari continues in the Samburu National Reserve for a quiet luxury safari experience, and concludes in the famed Masai Mara, one of Africa’s most famous and game-rich areas. Your private bush home accommodations at the Mara House are fully catered and customizable, allowing your family to set the pace of your last few days in the bush. The guide team at Mara House are known for their multi-generational safari experience and intimate knowledge of the area. Their passion shines through on each safari and captivates even the youngest explorer. It’s a journey that will stick with the entire family forever.
The great thing about traveling to South Africa for luxury family holidays is the diversity of the country. You can spend several days discovering the exotic wilds of the African bush, then head to the cosmopolitan Cape Town or the world-renowned Winelands to taste some of the world’s best wine. Its scenery is just as dramatic and diverse – from the stunning coastline of Hermanus to forested mountains in the Eastern Cape and the backdrop of Table Mountain in Cape Town, it’s a world in a country well-worth time spent exploring.
On our South Africa Family Safari, you’ll get to take in some of the best parts of the whole country with tailor-made activities suited for every age. At Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, children under six will enjoy chaperoned activities like a Bugs & Bones ecology walk and a Chefs-In-Training cooking lesson while you head out on a game drive. And at Kurland Hotel & Spa, the littlest adventurers will enjoy Shetland pony rides and private lofts furnished with toys and books. The journey continues in Hermanus at Grootbos Forest Lodge, where the family will enjoy walking through the Protea nature trails through ancient milkwood forest, horseback riding along the beach, and boat trips to visit resident seals, penguins, and Southern Right whales. End in Cape Town on the V&A Waterfront where you’ll have time to explore the Winelands and the best of Cape Town over three days.
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