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Eventually, you’ll get to a stage where a bucket, spade and a beach just doesn’t cut it for the kids anymore. We know how great those types of easy holidays can be for families with young children, but as they get older, more curious and easier to travel with, you’re presented with a wonderful opportunity to have unforgettable adventures with your kids.

The question is, where to go and how to find holidays suitable for families with older children? Here at Not In The Guidebooks, we’ve scoured the earth to find adventures geared towards having unique travel experiences, getting off the beaten track and immersing yourself in new cultures with your family.

Whether it’s exploring the cloud forests, jungles and rural communities of Costa Rica before relaxing for a few days on a beautiful tropical beach, or cruising on a river raft through the lesser-explored corners of Thailand, then visiting buzzing Bangkok and the island of Koh Tao, our adventures for older families aim to combine unique activities and offbeat explorations with that quality time to relax and recharge as a family.

We understand how precious this time away can be, and as you watch your children get older and closer to the day they fly the nest, we believe it’s important to create unforgettable memories they’ll always treasure. At Not In The Guidebooks, we believe our local hosts in stunning destinations around the world can create travel memories that will last a lifetime.

Popular Adventures for Families

Longer Adventures

Local Experiences

From £1545 pp


Off the Beaten Track Holidays / Unique Accommodation

From £3604 for a family of four

Longer Adventures

Active Holidays

From £4813 pp

Longer Adventures

Watersports Holidays

From £2765 pp

Longer Adventures

Walking Holidays / Off the Beaten Track Holidays

From £1045 pp

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Active Holidays / Cycling Holidays

From £1077 pp

We source the best authentic, local experiences

  • Explore the country and places that most tourists don’t see
  • Find hidden gems & activities that really interest you

We are a global cooperative of the best local operators

  • Our local partners have a share in the success of our business
  • All our experiences support local communities, wildlife and environment

Private modular experiences to build your own itinerary

  • Create your own itinerary with as much or as little activity and relaxation as you want
  • There are some options for you to join a group for part of your trip

Book with complete confidence from start to finish

  • Fully ABTA bonded
  • Secure payment system & 24/7 emergency support