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Why not book yourself an adventure?

If you're looking for adventure but don't have the time, inclination, skills or experience to organise it or execute your plans safely yourself you may want the help of a specialist family adventure operator, local outfitter or tour company. We're not in the business of recommending operators and do not claim to have any particular association with or personal experience of these organisations.

These links are intended to help you get some idea of what's on the market and what you could possibly do for yourself. If you're looking for a family adventure package we strongly advise you to check out operators thoroughly before placing your business with them.

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Family Adventure Operators
Companies that provide organised adventure tours aimed at families

The Adventure Company include within their offerings a wide range of family oriented adventurous holidays. With options for families with kids from age one to sixteen and 50 different itineraries worldwide, there may be something here to interest you or at least give you some ideas on the possibilities for adventurous family travel destinations.

  The Imaginative Traveller is a world leader in providing eco-sensitive small group tours and treks. Tours are experience led rather than activity based, taking you to the heart of a destination, off the tourist trail, meeting locals, spending time with them in their natural environment. More than 300 tours of all styles.
  Kumuka Worldwide Family Adventures 

Walks Worldwide are specialists in adventurous hiking holidays. They have a growing portfolio of guided tours designed exclusively for families, able to accomodate children of all ages and experience, with destinations around the globe. A great way to start adventuring, gain experience and confidence for your own independent family travels. 
Exodus are one the UK's leading adventure travel operators with thirty years experience, now offering 300 tours in 80 countries. They have specialist family offerings and offer itineraries for individual families wishing to travel independently as well as holidays where several families travel together in a small group. Plenty of ideas and inspiration here. 

Vietnam is a safe, culturally interesting, beautiful place for an adventurous family experience. VeloAsia have pioneered organised cycle tours there and also offer custom itineraries for families interested in biking, hiking or kayaking in and around this part of Asia. Plenty of stories and advice on the site too for inspiration or more practical advice.

Companies who provide equipment, support and services for specific activities


Northern Outdoors offers short 3-4 day family adventure experiences from their centre in Maine, USA. Their family adventure camps offer different levels of challenge using different kinds of adventure activities and settings. Looks like a useful way for families to test their taste for family adventure in magnificent wilderness settings, perhaps as a prelude to going it alone.   

Learn Skills to Adventure
Places you can go to learn skills in readiness for your own independent expeditions

Sailing School Croatia offer family learn to sail packages amongst the myriad islands of the Dalmatian coast. Whether you want to learn informally or work towards recognised RYA qualifications, the school can put together a package to meet your requirements, from complete beginners to those wanting to develop skills and confidence for longer passages and bluewater adventures.

Transport, Travel & Insurance
Sites to help you get there, around or away

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Wimdu can help you source great family accomodation around the world, with a homely feel and local hosts. Read more about our Wimdu experience.

Rail Europe can help you plan your all your rail-based European travel including high speed, local, inter-city and inter-railing requirements.

P&O Ferries - European ferry operator with routes from UK to Europe.


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