Some of our best, and most memorable, learning experiences happen outside of the classroom. Learn about the ancient Egyptians in the Valley of the Kings, see volcanic activity in Costa Rica or brush up on your French in Tignes.
Here at Explore, we’re big believers in the role that travel plays in introducing our children (and us) to a vast new world. Travel creates inquisitive minds and gives a sense of confidence in new places. Step away from the textbook and learn about the ancient Egyptians from the Banks of the Nile, or see plate tectonics in action at Costa Rica's Arenal volcano.
Here are just a few of our curriculum-boosting family holidays around the world:
GEOGRAPHY / GEOLOGY
New for 2019, our Family Brazil Adventure Holiday introduces the many eco-systems of this vast country. Spend three nights in the Pantanal wetlands spotting birds and visit the thundering Iguazu Falls - stretching 2.7km, these magestic waterfalls will amaze budding geologists.
Discover plate tectonics in action with a trip to Costa Rica and get close to the active Arenal Volcano on our 16-day Rainforest Adventure. Walk lava trails, see waterfalls, and learn about local geothermal activity as you take a dip in nearby hot springs.
BIOLOGY / ZOOLOGY
The new nine-day Family Highlights of Sri Lanka trip makes an ideal half-term school holiday, and kids will loving learning about local wildlife in Wilpattu National Park where we go in search of Asian elephants, leopards, sloth bears, spotted deer, buffalo, sambar and mongoose.
On a family safari holiday in Africa you can tick off the Big Five in the national parks of South Africa and Swaziland, stroll through the bush to spot impala and warthog on foot, or take to the water in the St Lucia wetlands and spot hippos and crocodiles from a boat.
The best way to learn a language is to immerse yourself in it and spend time speaking with locals. What better way to test your Italian than on our new Family Active Italian Lakes Holiday, where activities such as kayaking along the shores of Lake Garda, canyoning and marvelling at the views from the top of Monte Baldo are sure to bring out even the shyest of linguists.
The whole family can brush up on their French on the week-long French Alps Adventure. Stay in the heart of Tignes-le-Lac and choose from activities that include white water rafting on the Isere River, tennis, archery and stand up paddle boarding, or simply relax at the chalet pool and order your lunch in French.
Keep the kids active on the new action-packed Family Dubrovnik and Island Adventure. Spend a week on the water learning new skills with snorkelling and Stand Up Paddle Boarding. You’ll kayak over to the neighbouring island of Sipan, exploring the stunning rock formations along the way, and stop for a cooling swim at Green Cave.
The week-long Active Sicily trip is packed with outdoor activities to keep all the family busy – from cycling through villages, past waterfalls and lakes, to the thrill of rafting and canyoning in Triglav national park.
History is brought to life on the Family Egyptian Adventure. Feel 6,000 years of history at the Great Pyramids of Giza, discover the Valley of the Kings, home to the famous tomb of Tutankhamun, and wander the treasure-filled halls of Cairo's Egyptian Museum.
Or walk sections of the Great Wall of China – dating to 7,000BC – and learn about the fascinating history of this ancient civilisation’s burial customs on a visit to the famous Terracotta Army of Qin Shi Huangdi.
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