We recently embarked on the Egyptian Family Adventure with our two children, aged 10 and 13. Our guide, Sayeed, truly stood out – he was not only friendly but also exceptionally knowledgeable and impressively organized. From the moment we were picked up at the airport, Sayeed efficiently managed hotel check-ins and all our excursions, making the entire trip stress-free. The itinerary unfolded seamlessly, taking us from the bustling streets of Cairo to the awe-inspiring Great Pyramids and the enigmatic Sphinx, perched on the desert’s edge, creating a captivating contrast between ancient and modern Egypt. These pyramids, with a history spanning thousands of years, are a testament to the remarkable ingenuity of their builders. Remarkably, the Great Pyramid, the largest among them, stands as the sole surviving Wonder of the Ancient World. In the afternoons, we had leisure time to unwind at our hotel, explore Cairo, or delve into the treasures of the Egyptian Museum, home to the world’s most extensive collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, including the astonishing golden riches from Tutankhamun’s tomb. Sayeed’s advice to rise early for visits to the Valley of the Kings and Karnak Temple was spot on. We also explored the Aswan High Dam, Philae Temple, and were treated to an evening light show at Karnak Temple, which vividly retells the dramatic history of ancient Thebes. Our journey concluded in Hurghada, a lively coastal resort perfectly situated for sea-based and desert adventures. After a midday meal, we embarked on a semi-submersible vessel resembling a yellow submarine, offering us a glimpse into the captivating underwater world of the Red Sea’s coral area. Snorkeling was also on the agenda, allowing us to explore the underwater beauty before returning to solid ground. Overall, our trip was a remarkable experience, thanks to Sayeed’s expert guidance and the meticulously planned itinerary. The Highlights: Our exploration of Egypt was a remarkable opportunity to discover many of the country’s iconic attractions. With knowledgeable and responsible guides, the trip was impeccably organized, making it particularly family-friendly. Egypt’s rich history and culture left a profound impression on us, making our overall experience truly exceptional. Accommodations and Transportation: The quality of our accommodations was commendable. This charming destination, characterized by its captivating allure and privileged location, boasted impeccable service overseen by a capable management team. The highlight was undoubtedly the expansive swimming pool, perfect for relaxation. The culinary offerings were equally exceptional, providing a delightful dining experience. The hotels consistently maintained a high standard of quality and demonstrated a strong commitment to respect and courtesy. Optional Tours and Additional Costs: It’s important to note that most of the tours in the itinerary are optional, not mandatory. This means that to fully immerse yourself in the experience, you’ll need to budget extra funds. Regrettably, the cost of these optional trips can feel disproportionate to the face value of the entry tickets to the sites visited. While independent organization is possible, it may not always be straightforward. In conclusion, the Egyptian Family Adventure provides an incredible opportunity to explore Egypt’s treasures and immerse yourself in its history and culture. It’s well-organized and family-friendly. However, it’s crucial to set realistic expectations regarding budgeting for optional tours and additional costs. Despite these considerations, our overall experience in Egypt was unforgettable, and we are actively considering another Exodus family adventure holiday for 2024. We extend our gratitude to Exodus for facilitating this enriching journey through Egypt.
Family Tours in Italy
Italy Family Adventure Tours
Top 5 Things to do on Family Tours in Italy
Visit Pompeii: Buried beneath tons of ash and pumice during the tragic eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD, Pompeii is one of the most compelling historic sites in the world. Now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the well-preserved ruins of the city give a fascinating insight into Roman life. A professional tour guide can lead you through the remains of houses, bakeries and bathhouses, where you’ll see the most beautiful frescoes decorating many of the interior walls. While the archaeological site is haunting, you’ll be mesmerised by the city ruins and the many artefacts that have been recovered over the centuries.
Walk Along the Rim of Mt Vesuvius: This huge volcano looms over the Bay of Naples and its catastrophic eruption in 79 AD was responsible for the destruction of the city of Pompeii. Just outside of Naples, Mount Vesuvius forms the ominous backdrop to Pompeii and is one of the most menacing active volcanoes in the world owing to the millions of homes that surround it. On Italy family trips an expert guide will lead you on a hike up to the tallest point of the volcano and from there you can walk around the main crater. This is an exhilarating and fascinating experience as you’ll also learn about its history and volcanic activity.
Kayak on the Amalfi Coast: The Amalfi Coast is one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world and a kayaking tour along its azure waters lets you see it from a different perspective. Spend half a day paddling below towering sea stacks and past sprawling beaches and ancient watch towers towards Runghetiello Grotto. This fabulous sea cave, which is named after a local fish, is great fun to explore and the children will be in their element here.
Go Swimming at Positano: Positano is a colourful town on the Amalfi Coast with brightly coloured houses clinging to the cliffsides and chic hotels draped in wisteria. Its main beach, known locally as Positano Spiaggia, is no less alluring with its gelato stalls and sun-bleached shoreline. Overlooked by rugged mountains and lapped by the Mediterranean-warmed waves, this is what kids’ dreams are made of. The waters are some of the clearest you’ll ever see and great for the children to swim in while you enjoy a little downtime in the sun.
Learn How to Make Pizza: There’s no denying that Italy is one of the prettiest countries in the world and its history is unrivalled, but you can’t have a family holiday here without paying homage to the pizza. This is its birthplace after all and what kids don’t love pizza? On our Pompeii and Pizza Family Holiday, all the family can enjoy a pizza-making class where you’ll learn how to create an authentic Neapolitan pizza. As well as discovering new cookery skills, you’ll also get to taste how unbelievably delicious traditional Italian pizza really is.
Samuel Ganta Egyptian Family Adventure
Robert King Costa Rica Adventure Family Holiday
An amazing adventure holiday that the whole family loved. It was a perfect balance of wildlife adventure and opportunity for my 9 year old to play at the hotel pools and beaches. she enjoyed the wildlife adventure part just as much as the pools and beach. I thought we managed to get so many things into two weeks including a few of the options. We all thoroughly enjoyed the adventure and would recommend it to anyone interested in nature.
Helena Doucas Costa Rica Adventure Family Holiday
Incredible wildlife viewing opportunities. We saw such a lot- mammals, birds, reptiles, and insects. The experience of being in the rainforest is unique and totally different to anything we had experienced before.
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