Girl horseback riding Expose your family to an exciting new travel experience on an active family adventure holiday. Our family "discovery" trips let you choose from a range of camping and hotel based tours and have been designed by parents with both fun and safety in mind.

As well as ensuring the children are never bored, our tour leaders take care of all the driving and logistics, so that you arrive fresh, informed and ready to explore. Time isn't wasted waiting for a big group, hopping on and off buses or negotiating unfamiliar cities. Leave all the hassles up to us and spend your time relaxing and enjoying all the amazing places and activities with the kids.

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Activity Holidays for all the family
  • Grand Canyon

    Included Adventure If your idea of the perfect family holiday is relaxing in a luxury hotel while the kids amuse themselves on the beach, then a family activity holiday may not be for you, but if you want to have an adventure of a lifetime, then read on... As well as offering plenty of free time for swimming or just 'chilling out', all tours offer a fantastic variety of included activities, from the gentle fun of an off-road 4x4 tour to the adrenaline rush of white water rafting. What about riding the range like a cowboy in the desert southwest or spotting bears in Canada?

  • Child on Sky Walk

    Optional Activities You don't have to be athletic or have previous experience to enjoy our adventure holidays. Some of the more prominent activities for every trip are listed under the "Optional Activities" section on each tour page. These activities are arranged and paid for locally through your tour leader, so you can choose which ones to participate in, and you can be assured that our tour leaders know where to get the best group rates. With our optional activities you can tailor your family's tour according to your budget or level of adventure.

  • Teen departures

    Child ages & teen departures The average age of children on our family adventures is 13 and due to the nature of our trips, the minimum age is 8 years old (children aged 6 & 7 will be considered on request). As we know it is important to match children of similar ages, we also offer Teen departures on many of our trips specifically for families with children aged 13 and over. Younger siblings are welcome upon request. We also offer all children 16 years and under a 10% discount on the standard tour prices of all our Family Adventures.

  • Monument Valley Group

    Small Group Travel A small group ensures a more flexible and rewarding travelling experience and with a maximum of just 13 passengers on most tours, it feels more like travelling with friends than an organised tour. Families come from all over the world, with a shared desire for an active adventure in the great outdoors. And if you have 8 or more family members looking to travel, why not let Grand American Adventures run your own private departure? And you're not limited to just our family adventure trips, Grand American Adventures can operate most of our adult itineraries for families of all ages.


Top Family Adventure Holidays

  • COWBOYS & INDIANS FAMILY

    10 days | USA West | Hotels

    Apr-Aug from

    Family

    Experience an authentic wild west adventure for all the family. Ride high in the saddle at our western cowboy ranch, take a guided jeep tour with Navajo Indians and visit the Grand Canyon on this authentic western family adventure holiday.

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  • WESTERN FAMILY DISCOVERY

    12 days | USA West | Camping

    Jun-Aug from

    Family

    Exploration and discovery for the whole family in the National Parks of America's Wild West! From Yosemite to Lake Powell and Monument Valley to the Grand Canyon, this is an exciting family adventure with awesome nights under canvas.

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  • CANADIAN FAMILY DISCOVERY

    10 days | Canada | Camping

    Jul-Aug from

    Family

    The perfect outdoor adventure for all the family, with a chance to raft, canoe, hike and bike amongst some of the most breathtaking scenery that Canada has to offer. Each new day will be even more exciting than the last!

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  • ALASKAN FAMILY DISCOVERY

    11 days | Alaska | Camping

    Jun-Aug from

    Family

    A unique family adventure including a two night stay at an authentic wilderness camp. Pristine national parks, sparkling fjords, diverse wildlife and quiet wilderness will make a lasting impression on the whole family.

    Highlights: Denali | Kenai Fjords | Wilderness Camp

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  • PACIFIC & PARKS FAMILY DISCOVERY

    14 days | USA West | Camping/Hotels

    Jul-Aug from

    Family

    Unwind on the beaches of sunny San Diego before heading out on a western adventure of discovery and fun from Las Vegas to America's favourite national parks; then top it off with the City by the Bay and a day at Universal... that's a wrap!

    Highlights: Yosemite | Grand Canyon | Las Vegas

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  • COSTA RICA FAMILY DISCOVERY

    15 days | Costa Rica | Hotels

    Jan-Dec from

    Family

    Nestled between two great oceans and where the continents meet, Costa Rica's natural beauty and wildlife make for a holiday destination with a difference. Explore mountainous cloud forests and volcanoes and everything in between!

    Highlights: Arenal Volcano | Monte Verde | Manuel Antonio

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  • PERU & INCA FAMILY DISCOVERY

    10 days | Peru | Hotels

    Jul-Aug from

    Family

    With a superb array of beautiful mountain views and diverse ecosystems this tour has it all. Each day you will discover scenic vistas, hidden archaeological sites and new friends on this amazing South American adventure.

    Highlights: Machu Picchu | Lake Titicaca | Cusco

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