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May 4, 2017 Tour Operator No Comments Email Email

In an age where technology is becoming a prominent part of family life, it’s important to find time to reconnect with the people who matter the most. This is why Grand American Adventures has developed a series of specific family friendly itineraries designed to enable mums, dads, grandparents and siblings to explore the great outdoors and create everlasting memories together.  So, turn all technology off and embrace nature on one of Grand American Adventures’ family holidays, where no one will get bored:

See Sloths in the wild on Costa Rica Family Discovery

Sid, the sloth in the popular animated movies Ice Age, made families all over the world fall in the love with these sedentary creatures. One of the many highlights of this tour of the world’s ‘greenest and happiest’ countries, is a visit to the famous Sloth Sanctuary. On Costa Rica Family Discovery, families will learn about the work that goes into protecting these animals before taking a boat tour to see them in their natural habitat. Families will also search for frogs, butterflies and birds whilst walking around La Paz Waterfall Gardens, spot jungle creatures such as toucans on a river rafting tour, hear animals calls on a night-time walk of Tirimbina Biological Reserve, and search for Capuchin Monkeys in Manuel Antonio National Park.
15-day tour from AU $3,418 / NZ $3,598 per person, 12 nights in hotels and two in jungle lodges, 14 breakfasts, three lunches and two dinners plus activities as detailed in the itinerary.

Waterfalls, wildlife and walking on Canadian Family Discovery

This is the ideal holiday for active families as it includes an exciting Glacier Walk in Athabasca, swimming in mountain lakes, and plenty of hikes in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Those wanting to take the adventure even further will have the opportunity to horse ride through the wilderness of Helmcken Falls, zip-line through the tree-tops in Whistler, or canoe Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park. Canada has an abundance of wildlife including bears, moose and eagles, all of which can be spotted at any time. There’s plenty of time for relaxing too. There are many trails families can take at their leisure and the whole family can unwind with included excursions such as the visit to the Sulphur Mountain Hot Springs.

12-day tour from AU $1,889 / NZ $1,989 per person and includes, eight nights camping, two cabin nights and one hotel night, 10 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 10 dinners plus activities as detailed in the itinerary.

Camp out in America’s National Parks on Western Family Discovery

This family favourite allows travellers to enjoy nature at its finest. Experience the best of western USA’s national parks across four states, and camp beneath the vast open skies Highlights include a tour of the backroads of Monument Valley by a Navajo guide, hiking the Grand Canyon, cycling whilst wildlife spotting in Yosemite, and wading through The Narrows at Emerald Pool in Zion National Park.

12-day tour from AU $2,649 / NZ $2,789 per person and includes eight nights camping, one night in a Hogan hut, one hotel and one motel night stay, ten breakfasts, eleven lunches and nine dinners plus activities as detailed in the itinerary.

Explore Dusty Deserts and Tranquil Waters on Canyon Family Discoveries

Ever dreamt of walking the colourful trails of Bryce Canyon National Park taking in the spectacular hoodoo formations? Or perhaps kayaking along the placid blue waters of magnificent Lake Powell? Well, the Canyon Family Discoveries offers all of this and more, including a 4×4 adventure in Monument Valley and an included dinner, where families get together over a pizza meal at sunset overlooking the Grand Canyon.

9-day tour from AU $2,649 / NZ $2,789 per person including four nights camping, one night in traditional Hogan hut and three nights in hotels, seven breakfasts, six lunches and six dinners plus activities as detailed in the itinerary.

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