From getting up close and personal with the lions in their natural habitat of the Kalahari Desert, to zip lining the rainforests of Costa Rica and island hopping the Galapagos, there’s still time to book a summer vacation.

Inspire your family with action-packed, mind-opening adventures to the South Africa’s Whale Coast, Peru’s mystical ruins of Macchu Picchu, and the other-worldly wildlife of the Galapagos.

Here are five summer getaways specially created for families by private guided tour company, Jacada Travel:

South Africa Family Explorer: 12 nights

Leave the mundane behind as you embark on the family trip of a lifetime across South Africa. Enjoy a customized itinerary that combines guided tours of the Kalahari Desert¹s game reserves, safaris and exotic wildlife in Madikwe, with peaceful summer afternoons on Cape Town¹s beaches, and breathtaking views of the Whale Coast.


Waterfalls, Beaches, and Wildlife in Brazil: 14 nights

The largest country in Latin America certainly offers much to be explored. From the depths of the Missiones rainforest to the glittering beaches of Buzios, the visual and cultural diversity of Brazil is endless. This trip includes visits to the world¹s wonders such as the Iguassu Falls, exploration of Rio de Janeiro¹s historical richness, and daily interaction with the country¹s welcoming locals. With Jacada¹s insider knowledge into the country, be prepare to be immersed in a culture that is vibrant, fun, and exciting with peace of mind that your family is in good hands.

Macchu Picchu and the Amazon in Peru: 13 nights

From the Amazon Rainforest to the mystical ruins of Machu Picchu, there is something simply magical about Peru. Embark on a family journey like no other that takes your clan from the exciting, bustling capital of Lima, to a serene lodge in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest. From there tour the scenic Sacred Valley before ending your trip in the popular city of Cusco. Adventure lovers can enjoy action-packed activities like horseback riding, rafting and mountain biking along the way.


Volcanoes, Surfing and Ziplining in Costa Rica: 10 nights

Discover this Central American country¹s beaches, rainforests, wildlife and volcanoes hands on as you unravel your family¹s sense of adventure. Explore the Pacuare rainforest through it¹s river¹s rapids, zip line its lush rain forests, scale the resting Arenal Volcano, hit the surf or just relax along the beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula as you stimulate all of your senses in Costa Rica.


Animal Exploration in the Galapagos and the Amazon: 14 nights

For the animal loving families, there¹s no better place to see where the wild things are than in the Amazon and the Galapagos. While your kids may be studying Darwin in school, why not bring their lessons to life as they become their own explorers on these incredibly diverse islands in the Pacific Ocean off the Ecuadorian coast. Who says education can¹t be fun? With the perfect mix of education, exploration, and beachside relaxation, this excursion is certainly a bucket-list kind of trip. Whether it is serenity or adventure you are looking for, the Galapagos Islands have something to offer for the whole family while Jacada will handle the personal touches.


All trips can be completely customized to fit any traveler¹s desires and needs, for more information on Jacada Travel or any of their additional itineraries to Latin America and Africa, please visit:   

About Jacada Travel:

Fusing bespoke attention to detail, luxury, and local authenticity in some of the world’s most breathtaking destinations, the Jacada Travel trip designers make it their mission to create inspiring trips their clients never forget. With adventurous interactive tours, ultra-comfortable accommodations, insightful guides, and sensational culinary experiences at the travelers’ disposal, each itinerary aims to appeal to both parents and children alike. 


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Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".