Holidays for the whole family to enjoy
One of the greatest gifts you can give your children is the chance to see a different part of the world. Choosing an exotic destination for a family holiday provides a jumping point for an enriching, immersive cultural experience. It teaches children perspective, appreciation, and confidence. Traveling helps develop social and cultural understandings crucial to comprehending our complex world. Explore as a family, one country at a time.
Tiger Trails & Taj Mahal
If you’re dying for some warmth before summer, Easter family holidays need to seek somewhere further afield. India is an absolute smorgasbord of sights, tastes, and smells. Start in New Delhi, whizzing along the narrow passageways and through the buzzing bazaars. Catch the train to reach Taj Mahal at sunrise – a splendid sight as the light and mist plays on the intricately carved marble walls. In Jaipur, see the sandstone windows of the Palace of the Winds and interact with locals in rural Shekhawati. Finish it off with a couple of days at Ranthambore National Park, where you may spot a crocodile, leopard, or Indian tiger.
Feluccas & Pharaohs
Few places are as educational and enlightening as Egypt, the land that gave birth to the first great civilization. Starting in Cairo, peer at the formidable Pyramids of Giza and the giant sphinx. In the Egyptian Museum, learn about the mummified pharaohs and see the opulent treasures saved from grave robbers. Learn to read hieroglyphs at the temples of Karnak. Set sail along the Nile in a felucca and spend the night in the traditional wooden sailboat as the waves sway everyone gently to sleep. Head to Hurghada on the Red Sea coast and see the lively marine life while snorkeling over coral reefs.
Sri Lanka is an undiscovered gem quickly becoming unearthed. Everyone will be enchanted as they ride on elephant-back or observe the majestic creatures in a natural habitat at Uda Walawe National Park. Watch the traditional fisherman balance precariously on stilts in the rough waters as they catch their morning haul. Walk alongside orchids of every shade at the Royal Botanical Gardens. Camp 2000 meters up at a tea plantation. If you’re able to come in July, the Esala Perahera (Festival of the Tooth) is a must-see, with dancers, musicians, and adorned elephants.