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Guide to half term holidays

Take advantage of the kids heading back to school to start planning how to keep them active all over again this October half term.

Whilst most of Europe may be off the cards for those in search of autumnal sunshine, October remains an ideal time to enjoy a great value family break further afield.  From Morocco to the Masai, from Tigers to Turkey and from toddlers to teens, The Adventure Company offers a wide variety of family adventures. 

With departures catering for all school holiday dates and both one and two week breaks, these family holidays are sure to keep enquiring minds of all ages entertained.

Escape to Europe

ITALY:              Italy is at its best in spring and autumn, when the weather remains warm and the crowds are gone. The 8-day Around the Bay of Naples trip combines the ruins of Pompeii and the majestic views from Vesuvius with the natural beauty of Capri and the chance to experience Italian rural life and learn pizza making skills while staying on a family-run agriturismo.  Ideal for children aged five upwards.

Price:          From £1159 adult / £1129 child including flights, transport, accommodation, most meals and a local group leader.

Departure:   23 October

TURKEY:          This dedicated teenage adventure is based out of Kas, one of Turkey’s best spots for action and adventure.  Activity options on the 8-day Active Turkey holiday include diving, mountain biking, coasteering and kayaking while a two night gulet cruise along the Lycian Coast ensures plenty of time for swimming in quiet bays.

Price:          From £849 adult / teenager including flights, transport, accommodation, most meals and a local group leader.

Departure:   23 October

Mummies (& Daddies) In The Middle East

EGYPT:            With the Ancient Egyptians part of the key stage 2 syllabus, this 10-day holiday is an ideal chance for families with children aged five upwards to journey back in time on a classic Egyptian adventure.  The 10-day Feluccas & Pharaohs family holiday, The Adventure Company’s best-selling trip, has been running for over ten years, providing families with an educational holiday full of fun and discovery.  From sailing on a felucca along the Nile, riding a camel in the desert to snorkelling over coral reefs, this is a well-paced trip taking in this great value destination’s most awe-inspiring sights. 

Price:          From £1139 adult / £1029 child including flights, transport, accommodation, most meals and a local group leader.

Departures:  20, 21 (teen only), 22, 23, 24 (single parent departure) and 25 October

JORDAN:         From floating in the Dead Sea to snorkelling in the Red Sea and from exploring a lost city built of rock (Petra) to sleeping out under the stars in the majestic desert of Wadi Rum, the 8-day Journey to the Lost City family adventure takes in the best of the desert kingdom of Jordan. Minimum age five.

Price:          From £1199 adult / £1019 child including flights, transport, accommodation, most meals and a local group leader.

Departure:   22 and 24 October

African Adventures

KENYA:            Renowned for its wildlife, the Masai Mara Game Reserve combines sightings of rhino, elephant and lion with the chance to meet Masai tribesmen and learn about their culture for a complete African safari experience.  The lodge-based Land of the Masai 10-day holiday also includes a visit to the magnificent Rift Valley Lakes for the chance to spot flamingos and hippos.  Suited to children from five years.

Price:          From £1669 adult / £1449 child including flights, transport, accommodation, most meals and a local group leader.

Departure:   23 October

MOROCCO:      Get away from it all with the 8-day Saharan Sands adventure into the desert, suited to kids aged five upwards.  In addition to journeying by camel across the sand dunes and camping amongst the dunes, you’ll also get to visit the UNESCO site of Ait Benhaddou - where Gladiator was filmed – and the bustling souks and alleyways of Marrakech.

Price:          From £749 adult / child including flights, transport, accommodation, most meals and a local group leader.

Departure:   21 October

Far-flung family fun

INDIA:              The exciting Mountains & Tigers holiday takes families into the Himalaya, with wildlife safaris, nature walks and the Taj Mahal all to enjoy en route.  Over the 14 days children aged five upwards will spend time in Corbett National Park where they’ll look out for tigers plus the area’s other prolific wildlife, including monkeys and elephant. Meanwhile, the colour and bustle of Delhi contrast with two nights spent camping on a river beach on the banks of the Ganges, allowing time to play volleyball with the locals and potentially try whitewater rafting.

Price:          From £1299 adult / £1229 child including flights, transport, accommodation, most meals and a local group leader.

Departure:   17 and 21 October

SRI LANKA:      For incredible value, inspiring landscapes, teeming wildlife and cultural treasures this 15-day Elephant Paradise family holiday is hard to beat.  The action-packed itinerary includes dolphin watching, canoeing on the Kelani River, an elephant-back safari through the dramatic hill-country, jungle treks, a visit to a turtle hatchery and the opportunity to help a fishing community haul in their catch at sunrise, all mixed in with beach relaxation. Minimum age five years.

Price:          From £1299 adult / £919 child including flights, transport, accommodation, most meals and a local group leader.

Departure:   16 October

 

To find out more about The Adventure Company’s family holidays call 0845 609 0889 

or visit www.adventurecompany.co.uk/october

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31 August 2010

For further information please contact:

Suzanne Seyghal, The Adventure Company PR Manager

tTel:      020 8971 2967   Mobile:  07944 168 697 

Email:   suzanne.seyghal@tuitravel.com

 

Note to Editors

-         Founded in 1996, The Adventure Company operates over 200 small group trips across all continents combining ‘must-see’ highlights with unforgettable cultural experiences.

-         Its range allows holidaymakers to enjoy some of the world’s most iconic treks, spot wildlife on safari, get under the skin of local cultures, camp under the stars or try out new activities such as white-water rafting and dog-sledding, From Argentina to Zambia, all trips are led by local guides who provide an invaluable cultural insight.

-         While itineraries are tailored to suit all ages, from those new to adventure to seasoned travellers, The Adventure Company is also the leading family adventure specialist with over 80 holidays suited to travelling with kids.  Trips vary from multi-activity holidays to exotic animal encounters, with certain holidays offering designated solo parent or teen departures, designed exclusively for families with children aged 12 upwards.