Our children's prices are now up to 25% lower than the adult cost for Exodus-operated guided trips, and that goes for ages up to 16 years!
Adventure Holidays For Families
Our Family Adventure Holidays
Travelling together as a family is a great way to make shared memories that you can cherish forever. It gives all of you some much-needed time away from the daily routine. It also gives parents a chance to share their travelling know-how with their kids.
Exodus family activity holidays are specifically designed to offer a mix of education and exploration, with plenty of downtime factored in so that you all come back refreshed. From game spotting to pizza scoffing, we have adventures all over the world. Each one offers you and your family a unique experience to explore and learn together.
On our Chopsticks and Coconuts Family Holiday, you will adventure across the length and breadth of Vietnam. You’ll experience two nights on a tropical island, snorkelling in the pristine waters by day. You’ll also see the energetic Ho Chi Minh City, perfecting your chopstick skills to a fine art as you sample local cuisine.
Our Namibian Family Adventurer holidays are exciting too. Watch the sunrise from one of the highest dunes in the world and experience the breathtaking beauty of an African desert. It’s the prime location to go wildlife-spotting, as you’ll be able to watch giraffes, rhinos, elephants and lions in Etosha Wildlife Park. At night, you’ll be amazed by the sheer number of stars that look down over the Namib Desert.
Costa Rica Adventure: Traverse a world where volcanoes, waterfalls and rainforest combine with beautiful beaches. You’ll see some of this by boat, as you drift down the Tortuguero waterways in search of monkeys and toucans.
Tropical Island Wanderer: Explore ancient sites that shaped Sri Lanka’s history. See the cave temple of Dambulla, the best-preserved temple in the country. Go out in search of elephants and leopards in the wild and cycle through lush, green paddy fields.
Canoeing on the Dordogne: In this active family holiday, you’ll see all the Dordogne River has to offer at a leisurely pace. Marvel at the golden-pink limestone cliffs, walnut groves and truffle woods, while the medieval town of Martel will be explored when you step out of your canoe.
Inca & Amazon Adventure: Brimming with history and nature, you’ll enjoy hikes along the classic Inca Trail and boat rides in the Amazon Rainforest. Enjoy a morning tour of Machu Picchu when it’s at its quietest, savouring an unforgettable authentic experience.
Finnish Winter Adventure: See how much fun Finland’s winter wilderness can be with all the staple modes of transport: cross-country skiing, dogsled and reindeer sleigh! You’ll also take things at a slower pace and drink in the scenery when you go snowshoeing together. No winter getaway would be complete without the Northern Lights, and this holiday ensures you have favourable conditions for seeing them.
South East Asia Adventure: On this family holiday, you’ll get the best of three neighbouring but very different countries: Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. Sights include Bangkok’s opulent palaces and temples, a fast-paced rickshaw tour of Phnom Penh, and an idyllic experience of rural Cambodia’s fruit and pepper plantations. Taste many ways of life within one memorable trip!
This trip gives you the opportunity to see many of the key sights of Egypt with the exception of Abu Simble and is well organised with responsible guides to help you navigate a new culture when travelling with children. Egypt itself is a fascinating country full of history and culture and we had a brilliant experience of Egypt. There are some things that you should consider to ensure that this is the right tour for you. The trip does promise a first class sleeper train and 4 or 5 star hotels throughout but that is a local distinction and most were more a European 2 or 3 star hotel at best. This isn’t a luxury tour. Many of the tours are optional rather than included and as such you need to allow plenty of extra dollars if you want to have the full experience. This makes you feel somewhat like you’re being exploited because the extra trips are significantly overpriced compared to the face value of the entry tickets to the sites visited, but you can’t easily then organise on your own. This trip gives you the opportunity to see many of the key sights of Egypt with the exception of Abu Simble and is well organised with responsible guides to help you navigate a new culture when travelling with children. Egypt itself is a fascinating country full of history and culture and we had a brilliant experience of Egypt. There are some things that you should consider to ensure that this is the right tour for you. The trip does promise a first class sleeper train and 4 or 5 star hotels throughout but that is a local distinction and most were more a European 2 or 3 star hotel at best. This isn’t a luxury tour. Many of the tours are optional rather than included and as such you need to allow plenty of extra dollars if you want to have the full experience. This makes you feel somewhat like you’re being chased for more money all the time and the extra trips are somewhat overpriced compared to the face value of the entry tickets to the sites visited, but you can’t easily then organise on your own. We noticed our 13 year old went in as a child ticket but we were charged a full adult price for the tour by exodus because he was over 12. The brochure said group tips paid in advance are optional but recommended but we were chased for the exact amount ‘recommended’ which I suspect is a profit source for the local tour provider. The coach journey was advised as 4 hours but actually took 7 hours due to using back roads rather than toll roads. There can be delays and you need to be prepared to sit for long periods.
We are traveling as a family of four with our two girls, 13 and 11 years old for four months. This tour was a highlight of our trip so far. We absolutely loved the animals and the jungle as well as being exposed to the culture and people of Sabah. Our tour guide Nostalia was a fountain of knowledge and took such amazing care of us. The people of Sabah are friendly and welcoming and with our guide as a translator we learned so much more than we otherwise would have.
Our family of four went on this tour in February half term 2023. The places you visit are amazing, Pyramids and Valley of the Kings especially. 19 of us on the tour, really good bunch of people and the kids all got on well. We were first time travellers with Exodus and we really expected more effort to have gone in to their planning and attention to detail in making this a family adventure as billed. In reality it’s a tour Exodus seem to resell from an Egyptian tour operator and felt like an adult tour with kids on. e.g. after the 15hour overnight train journey when clearly the group were exhausted, the guide announced that the hotel rooms weren’t ready and we were going to do the next day’s itinerary then. This completely misread the group. Often the plan for the day didn’t factor in meals or breaks at a reasonable time, e.g. on the first day we at left at 0730 but lunch stop wasn’t till 1400, lots of very hungry children. For the overnight train to Aswan they don’t use the main station in Cairo but a small suburban one. They got us to the station 3 hours before the train departure and there was only a small café that served drinks. With a bit of thought they could have easily sorted out a family friendly restaurant with toilets etc, the food on the train is pretty poor so a meal before departure would have been welcome. With some planning all of this could be fixed easily. We didn’t expect someone from Exodus to be with us, but I did expect one of their team to have built the itinerary and worked with the operator to match the vision they sell. This just didn’t seem to be the case. Exodus say they have at some point visited the hotels etc but not been on this particular tour. The Cairo hotel (Cairo Pyramids – Steigenberger) was terrible, you don’t stay in the main part which is on the website but are in old bungalows that were like a 1* motel from the 1980s. I can’t believe that anyone from Exodus has stayed in that part of the hotel and they still let people stay there. At each hotel the group were met by a local representative from the tour operator, but never managed to once get the hotel rooms sorted to match the group, e.g. those that needed three beds seemed to always get two. I realise this seems petty but at 2030 after a 7 hour coach drive you don’t want to be spending another 45mins trying to sort out hotel rooms. It would have really helped if they’d got this type of detail right. The tour operator runs a tipping kitty which Exodus say is optional. In reality it isn’t. You are summoned to pay ($45 or $25 for kids) on the first day, also children age 12 or older are adults for this and the optional tours. The tour operator was literally chasing some people around hotels to collect any missing tip kitty. Exodus have said they are going to make sure the operator knows it is optional, but I think if it’s needed they should simply add to the cost of the holiday. The tipping kitty doesn’t cover the tip for the guide which is recommended at $4/day per person. We really enjoyed Egypt but think Exodus need to step up their game on this tour to make it close to experience they say they offer.