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The Family Adventure Company

3.9 | Great
  • 80% Recommend
Service Level
  • Standard
Type
  • Global Operator
Established
  • 1996
Headquarters
  • 1 Cross & Pillory Lane, Alton, England
Trips
  • 15

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The Family Adventure Company Reviews & Ratings 80% Recommend

3.9 out of 5
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The company provided an excellent pre tour service December 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The company provided an excellent pre tour service and the information sent was accurate and useful. I would definitely look at using them again and recommend them to any family.

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I was very impressed with the Family Adventure company in terms of the holiday April 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I was very impressed with the Family Adventure company in terms of the holiday delivered which was exceptional. The booking and pre-holiday experience was fine although it would be better to have a specific contact to email rather than just to phone the general number with queries.
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Booking and customer service were good. From a child's perspective April 2016

4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
Booking and customer service were good. From a child's perspective, FAC were not as welcoming. Another company we have travelled with sent a welcome pack with a travelling companion (soft toy) and activities to do while travelling. When on the holiday this company also catered more for families needs e.g. more frequent stops when travelling for food and toilets, without parents having to ask. The stops were also at more sensible times e.g. making sure there was a stop at lunch time (12.30ish), rather than early afternoon (1.30 onwards). Children (and adults) get irritable if they've not eaten making the journey more stressful.
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Excellent overall - but good with flight booking - found our three return seats April 2016

4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
Excellent overall - but good with flight booking - found our three return seats were not together but the office sorted it when we emailed them from Cost Rica

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Very helpful service March 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Very helpful service - our advisor tried various alternative travel arrangements to accommodate our geographical requirements. She also assisted with the additional day dates.

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Excellent service February 2016

4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
Of particular note would be Kalahari skies Safari company which who looked after us for the first week. Excellent service.

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Founded two decades ago and based in the UK, The Family Adventure Company specializes in small group family adventure vacations. The company is now part of the global adventure travel operator Intrepid Travel, and trips are offered through Intrepid as well, allowing them to greatly expand their range.

What Makes Them Stand Out?

With more than 20 years’ experience, The Family Adventure Company helped pioneer the concept of small-group adventure travel for families with young children. Activities are wide-ranging, from river rafting and kayaking to cycling, sailing, camping, and wildlife viewing, all geared to the ages and interests of the family travelers.

Who Travels With Them?

A wide variety of families, including solo-parent, single-child, multi-generational families -- parents, children, and grandparents traveling together -- and families with teenagers. The latter have dedicated trips of special interest to teens.

Where Do They Operate?

Much of the world: Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas.

How Does it Work?

No matter where you travel, The Family Adventure Company provides an English-speaking, family-friendly local leader. Lodging, transportation and activities are also included. Tours typically consist of three or four families with kids of similar ages or interests. (You can also put together your own trip with just your family or other families you’re friendly with.) Children 14 and under get a ten percent discount off adult prices; large families (over two kids) get another price break.

Why Travel With Them?

The award winning company offers a wide range of trips for a wide variety of families. Because they only cater to families, they know what kids like – and as any parent can tell you, nothing is more disastrous than a family tour not geared in any way to kids. The company also supports responsible and sustainable travel practices and gives back to local communities.

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From The Family Adventure Company

Why choose The Family Adventure Company?

Since 1996, The Family Adventure Company has been delighting families with small group adventure holidays to most of the world’s amazing destinations.

Whether you want to get active and cycle, raft and kayak or take things a little slower and sleep under the stars in the desert, get up close to some incredible wildlife, take to the seas and explore hidden coves by sail boat, or discover another culture, we provide an English speaking local leader who leads you through an exciting itinerary utilising local accommodation, a variety of fun transportation and a wide range of activities and opportunities.

1. Award winning

We are thrilled to have been voted Best Family Tour Operator by Family Traveller readers in 2015 and prior to that, we brought home the title again at The Times Travel Awards. We are proud to hold these titles, a huge honour and endorsement of what we do.

2. UK’s leading family adventure specialist

The Family Adventure Company is the UK’s leading family adventure holiday specialist.

20 years ago, we pioneered the concept of small group family travel and now take more families on adventure holidays each year than any other adventure tour operator. We offer a wide range of trips to suit different ages and interests, including dedicated adventures for teens and their families and exciting wildlife, activity or cultural adventures.

3. Small groups

On every trip you enjoy a mix of must-see highlights and memorable experiences. Our small groups tours have an average size of 3 or 4 like-minded families providing ready-made friends for the kids and sensible conversation for the parents. The trips are ideal for families of all ages, solo parents , single-child families and you can even bring granny or grandad along.

4. Child prices for 14s and under

Unlike many others, we offer lower prices for kids aged 14 and under. Kids will automatically receive 10% OFF the adult full price so you’ll benefit from an extra three years of cheaper travel.

5. 3-for-2 on all kids' places

For families with three children or more, we offer three for the price of two on kids' places.  All families weren’t created with equal numbers and sometimes the hassle of extra beds and different hotel rooms can be a struggle. We support larger families to ensure you have the ultimate family holiday. Find out more.

6. Local leaders

All our tours are led by local leaders, specially trained in running family adventures. When it comes to your hometown, we bet you know the stories behind the hidden sights, all the best parks and the tastiest spot to grab a bite to eat. But when you travel, you're suddenly the new family in town. That's why it makes sense for a local to help show you around. Find out more about our leaders.

7. We're part of Intrepid Travel

In 2012, The Family Adventure Company merged with the global tour operator, Intrepid Travel which has 25 years’ experience of taking travellers on adventure holidays and offers more than 1,000 trips to over 100 countries.

By joining together we can now offer our customers a wider range of trips, guaranteed departures on most trips and more departure dates. We operate our trips under both The Family Adventure and Intrepid Travel.

8. Responsible Travel

The Family Adventure Company is committed to responsible travel that has a positive impact on the destinations we visit. We employ local tour leaders, support vital community projects around the world and carbon offset travel within destination countries. We support The Intrepid Foundation, a not-for-profit fund that aids non-government organisations around the world. From healthcare to animal welfare, education and environmental conservation, we're dedicated to supporting the communities we visit.

The Intrepid Foundation

9. Private groups – Grab your mates

Do you fancy travelling with just you and your family, or with a group of family friends? We can offer our full range of trips departing when you want with a group make-up of your choice. Please call our dedicated private groups team on 01420 595025 to request a quotation.

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10. You’re in safe hands

We’re a fully licensed and bonded tour operator with IATA, ABTA and ATOL so you can be assured that any money you pay to us is protected.

Associations:

International Air Transport Association, Association of British Travel Agents

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Trips & Specials

Family Early Bookings - Save 5%

If you can plan in advance then make sure you take advantage of our Family Early Booking Offer.

If you book 6 months or more in advance on any of The Family Adventure Company holidays we can offer you 5% off the cost of your holiday. (Tour and Flights)

By booking early you are helping us to plan, schedule, manage and deliver our fantastic holidays.

3-for-2 on all kids’ places

Families come in all shapes and sizes and it’s not often you find a 3-for-the-price-of-2 bargain that really makes a difference to the bill! With The Family Adventure Company, your third child's place on the tour will be completely FREE. All families weren’t created with equal numbers and sometimes the hassle of extra beds and different hotel rooms can be a struggle. By supporting larger families, we give a little back. You can travel that extra mile, go that little bit further afield and take your kids on an adventure they’ll never forget.

Unlike others, we offer lower prices for kids aged 14 and under, so an extra three years of cheaper travel! The great news is, you can even combine your 3-for-2 discount with any of our other exciting offers.

Have three kids or a larger family? One child will always go for FREE.

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