Adventure holidays are brilliant for getting out and exploring the world while creating magical memories that will last forever.
Always wanted to watch big cats prowl the Serengeti? Fancy watching the Northern Lights dance before your very eyes?
Here we look at the top five family-friendly adventure holidays to tick off your bucket list.
An adventure Safari
Top of many people’s bucket list, marvelling at elephants, rhinos, buffalo, lions and leopards on an African safari is a truly once in a lifetime experience.
Safaris are typically expensive but with a little shopping around it’s possible to enjoy an amazing adventure for less.
Try heading to Kenya, where you can find a 10-day camping package for under £1500 per person and will spend your days exploring the arid landscape before stopping off for two nights in Samburu national reserve, which hosts lion, leopard and cheetah as well as elephants, buffalo and hippos.
The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, meanwhile, is home to an astonishing 1.5 million wildebeest that go on their annual migration to Kenya.
Adventure Holidays: Aurora hunting in Iceland
From whale watching to hanging out in hot springs and witnessing the awe-inspiring Northern Lights, a trip to Iceland is the perfect family adventure and there are lots of great deals to be had on travel and accommodation.
Items like food and drink are a little pricey when you get there, so keep an eye out for discounts through websites like Holiday Pirates, which was recently offering flights, 2/3 nights’ accommodation and entry to the famous Blue Lagoon from just £179 per person.
USA West coast road trip
Hiring an open top car and driving the West Coast of America is a bucket list road trip adventure like no other.
Stop off in Las Vegas to play the Slots and explore Death Valley, lay by the pool in stylish Palm Springs, enjoy the sights and sounds of San Francisco and chill on the beach in sunny Los Angeles, all at your own pace.
Depending on your holiday style, book your hotels in advance or adopt a more carefree attitude and see where the road takes you.
An Indian Odyssey
An adventure that will stimulate the senses through new and exciting sights and sounds, a trip to India makes many peoples bucket lists for good reason.
One of the best ways of exploring this fantastic country is through an organised trip, with a company like STA Travel that provides India tours and rail adventures to suit every taste and budget.
The Northeast India and Darjeeling by Rail tour offers a unique adventure on rails, taking you North into Darjeeling via vans and local trains, providing an up close and personal experience with authentic India for over two weeks, from £806 per person.
Intrepid Travel, meanwhile, offers tailor-made holidays just for families, including the Northern India Family Holiday that takes in Delhi, the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur and heads deep into Ranthambhore National Park to follow the tracks of the elusive Bengal tiger.
Adventure Holidays with a Twist: Hiking the Spanish Camino Trail
Closer to home but no less adventurous, hiking Spain’s famous Camino to Santiago de Compostela is a bucket list must-do and is perfect if you like to break a sweat as you see the world.
The 500-mile pilgrimage takes you through the ever-changing countryside and can be done as luxuriously as you please, with various levels of accommodation on offer along the way.
Taking around 30 days to complete, many people opt to complete just part of the trail or book with a tour company that whisks you through certain stretches by van.
The Camino Extravaganza, meanwhile, offers VIP access to events, festivals or historical monuments always linked to the Camino but with unexpected twists, all while enjoying this once in a lifetime walking experience.
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