Luxury family holidays create memories with your children that will last a lifetime. Likewise, traveling to other parts of the world allows you to share different cultures and perspectives with your family.
Ker & Downey’s top Luxury Family Holidays:
The exploding volcano made 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 on an exploration of the Arenal and Rio Perdido regions. First, go for a hike along the base of Arenal. Then, try a ride horseback over its slopes before finally taking a sky tram to view it from above. Afterward, you will venture further north. While there, plan to visit the thermal river and rocky outcrops in the shadow of the Miravalles Volcano. In addition, there’s a full range of activities in the area such as white water tubing, mountain biking, and canyoneering. Alternatively, go for a hike to the Yurro Waterfall and Medicinal Springs, or try 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. The beautiful Mukul Resort provides a luxury base for your exploration.
Patagonia, an untamed wilderness, is as vast as it is beautiful. Every adventurer in your family will find excitement as you hike, bike, and ride on horseback. You’ll make your way from the fashionable Buenos Aires and ultra-luxurious Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau to Tipiliuke Lodge in the Patagonia. Along the way, watch a tango show in Buenos Aires. Take a hike along the the scenic shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake. Lastly, explore a 50,000-acre working cattle ranch by horseback.
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 will enjoy the interaction as the giraffes poke their heads through open windows. Next, the adventure 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 family safari continues in the Samburu National Reserve for a quiet luxury safari experience, concluding 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. Hence, allowing your family to set the pace of your last few days in the bush. The guide team at Mara House captivate even the youngest explorer with their intimate knowledge of the area.
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. Likewise, the dramatic backdrop of Table Mountain in Cape Town makes it country well-worth time spent exploring.
Explore the best parts of South Africa with tailor-made activities suited for all ages. At Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, children under six will enjoy chaperoned activities like a Bugs & Bones ecology walk or a Chefs-In-Training cooking lesson. Meanwhile, parents and older children can 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. Afterward, the journey continues in Hermanus at Grootbos Forest Lodge. Here 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. Lastly, the journey ends in Cape Town on the V&A Waterfront. Now you’ll have time to explore the Winelands and the best of Cape Town over three days.
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