Fun in the sun
What happens when you have surpassed your young backpacking years, started a family, but still want to embark on active adventures around the world?? Many families are under the impression that it is hard to find the perfect adventure tour that suits children, but there are actually plenty of tour companies specializing in family adventure tours.? While adventure travel with infants and toddlers can be a challenge, there are hundreds of tours available for families with children aged 5 and older.

Here are three of our favorites:

Kids in the Kasbahs with Intrepid Travel

Now, the whole family can fall under Morocco?s spell on an 8 day action-packed adventure from magical Marrakech to the old pirate port of Essaouira, covering everything from camel-clad deserts to pristine beaches along the way. So whether it?s in spice-infused back alleys, among crumbling Roman ruins or below the snow-capped Atlas Mountains ? the allure of Morocco will prove impossible for your family to ignore.

Costa Rica Family Experience with G Adventures

Nothing beats learning in a real-world experience. This week-long trip?s engaging lesson plan gives your kids an education in biology and ecology they?ll never get in a textbook. Here, you?ll spend five life-changing days studying the flora and fauna that inhabit the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve and Manuel Antonio National Park. Elsewhere, you?ll get in touch with the land by rappelling, rafting, swimming, horseback-riding and even surfing all over it. Science + gym? You do the math.

East Africa Family Safari with Peregrine Adventures

This is a great interactive 12 day family tour to Africa.? In colourful Nairobi check out fantastic African crafts, feed giraffes and spend time with baby elephants. In the Great Rift Valley lakes, see thousands of flamingos as they form a riotous pink carpet across the shallows. Lake Nakuru is known for its vast amount of bird life and highly endangered white rhinos. The spectacular grasslands of the Masai Mara and the Serengeti Plains are home to wildebeest, zebra and gazelle, and their predators ? lion, hyena, cheetah and the stealthy leopard! Stop by Africa?s greatest lake, Lake Victoria, and also visit a Masai village to learn about the culture and dance of this proud tribe. The Ngorongoro Crater is quite rightly known as Africa’s Garden of Eden, whilst Lake Manyara is home to resident tree-climbing lions. Spending time with the wonderful children at the School of St Jude is yet another highlight of this memorable safari!