March 25, 2017 | TravelLocal
TravelLocal is an innovative travel company, all about bespoke travel… with a difference. Book direct with carefully-selected, tried-and-tested local travel experts in long-haul destinations around the world, and treat the family to a holiday unlike any other.
From traditional cooking classes in Burma, to ziplining through rainforest canopies and searching for caimans and toucans in Costa Rica; TravelLocal has a range of family-friendly holidays, crafted by their experts in each country.
Here is a selection of sample itineraries perfect for all the family:
Families can enjoy a range of thrilling experiences, from washing retired elephants in the rivers of Green Hill Valley to making traditional Shan umbrellas and learning about Burma’s ancient cultures. Visit the fascinating Kyun Thiri Village & Monastic School, join the ‘Bamboo Delight’ cooking classes to learn how to prepare local Burmese cuisine and explore a variety of bustling local villages, meeting the locals. Combining both the adventurous traditions of Myanmar locals with exciting activities for the kids, this trip will keep the entire family content.
Best time to visit: June to September
Cost: From £1,400 pp, including nine days’ B&B*
This trip is both fun and educational. Get to know colonial cities, nature reserves and their unique ecosystems, and see towering volcanoes and untouched beaches where turtles come to nest. Visit chocolate workshops at the ChocoMuseo and enjoy a twilight tour of active Masaya Volcano, complete with boiling lava. From exploring the beautiful rainforest at Ometepe, to turtle watching at San Juan del Sur, memories created during this diverse holiday will be cherished for years to come.
Best time to visit: November – April
Cost: From £1,450 pp, including eight days’ B&B*
Families can raft the Sarapiqui river, zipline through rainforest canopies, spot incredible wildlife in the Tortuguero National Park, and go on private, guided jungle treks. Get involved with the foodie scene during a chocolate tour at the Tirimbina Reserve and take part in a cooking lesson with local families. The fun continues with dolphin spotting, surf lessons and waterfall visits.
Best time to visit: Mid-December to April
Cost: From £1,100 pp, including 13 nights’ B&B and most lunches and dinners*
This trip features fascinating tours of significant sites: discover both the ancient and modern sides of Amman, with its crumbling ancient Citadels and vibrant hub of its city centre. Explore ancient Petra, the peaks of Wadi Rum and the salt formations of the Dead Sea.
Best time to visit: March – May
Cost: From £1,300 pp, including nine nights’ B&B and most dinners*
Explore the incredibly diverse sub-tropical Elephant Coast of South Africa. Spot hippos and crocodiles on a boat cruise in St. Lucia, discover the wetlands of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, witness cheetahs and elephants in action and snorkel with tropical marine life at Kosi Bay. Keep an eye out for the Big Five in the stunning Zululand Rhino Reserve before crossing the border to Ponta D’Ouro in Mozambique. Here, guests will get the chance to swim with dolphins and enjoy the stunning beaches.
Best time to visit: May – September
Cost: From £1,580 pp, including 14 nights’ B&B and most lunches and dinners*
* All of the trips are based on two adults and two children. TravelLocal trips include transfers, excursions and the services of a local guide. Travel to the destination is not included, giving more flexibility and allowing customers to book their flights via points schemes if preferred.
For more information, call TravelLocal on +44 (0)117 325 7898 or visit www.travellocal.com.