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Intrepid launches new range of trips for adventurous families

The school holidays may have just ended but its never too soon to start planning your next family jaunt.

Especially seeing as Intrepid just launched a whole new range of family trips.

According to the adventure travel company, family travel has become more adventurous than ever before, with Aussie bookings on family trips to Morocco up by 307 per cent.

“Families are growing increasingly curious and confident to visit more ‘exotic’ destinations, like Turkey and Morocco with kids, which may be difficult to arrange on your own due to language barriers,” said Dyan McKie, Intrepid Travel’s Family Product Manager.

“We are seeing families become so adventurous that they are even tubing in caves in Belize – talk about giving the kids bragging rights for show and tell!

“These trips take the stress of logistics out of travel, so parents can relax and enjoy the trip, while kids learn about a new culture from a local and make instant friends with other children in the group.”

Here’s a selection of their new offering:

A Turkish adventure:

Discover small towns, large cities and rugged terrain on a 10-day family trip to Turkey.

On this trip, families will get creative in Goreme during a Turkish pottery class and learn to cook authentic Turkish food with a local family.

The trips will be guided around the city of Kas and watch the sunset over the ocean from the ancient amphitheatre. Families will visit the surreal landscape of Cappadocia, where all ages will be enchanted by the rock formations, coloured valleys and horses carved into cliffs.

The trip includes a boat trip around Kekova to hop between islands and marvel at submerged ruins. This trip finishes in Istanbul, where kids will learn the art of Turkish water marbling using traditional methods and materials.

Get under the spell of Morocco:

Camping under the stars in the Sahara Desert and taking a camel ride deliver unforgettable memories on the 10-day family adventure in Morocco.

On this new Morocco trip, families will be guided around the best of the country and visit famous cities of Fes and Marrakech by local leaders, whilst having free time to rummage the spice markets and sip loose leaf teas.

The trip gives a great local insight with a visit to the small village in Midlet and drive through scenic mountains, valleys and fields past ancient kasbah.

Travel to Europe and escape to Greece:

Soak up the sun, archaeological sites and rich culture on a week-long family trip to Greece.

Families will start-off in Athens where they’ll discover the city’s unique vibrant contrast, from the world-famous Acropolis and Column ruins, to the city’s modern 2004 Olympic stadium.

They will also visit the island of Lefkas, where they’ll labour for their lunch and learn to cook authentic Greek food.

The trip ends on Corfu, where families tour the island, visit a Donkey Rescue Centre and relax on the beaches of Paleokastritsa.

European heritage and the Mediterranean Sea in the south of Spain:

On this nine-day trip in the south of Spain, families will sight-see the capital’s Royal Place during a guided tour, they’ll get to taste test authentic churros dipped into chocolate sauce and explore the streets of Madrid.

The trip takes families to Seville to learn the Spanish flamenco dance, go on tapas crawl and take a catamaran off the coast of Torremolinos, to spot dolphins.

Canoe with the kids in Central America:

Belize and Guatemala offer an exciting mix of discovery for all the family, from off the beaten track jungle treks to relaxing beaches with world-class barrier reef snorkelling.

Parents and kids can walk through Takil National Park to discover jungle pools and go cave tubing at the St. Herman’s Blue Hole Nationals Park. The trip also lets families take a canoe trip from San Ignacio up the Barton Creek or relax on the shores of San Pedro while the kids snorkel the Belize Barrier Reef.

For more information, go here.

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