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Top 6 Family Adventures Guaranteed to Thrill

Striking the right balance when adventuring with your kids can be a challenge. You may crave cultural immersion or tranquil nature experiences, while your kids are on the hunt for action and excitement. To help you plan a trip that caters to everyone’s interests, the travel-savvy parents at Riksjakids have compiled a list of the top 6 action-packed adventures for families.

1. Rafting Through the Rainforest in Sri Lanka

Prepare for a wild ride as you don wetsuits and helmets to raft through Sri Lanka’s lush rainforests. Your experienced guide will instruct you on how to navigate the rapids, gain speed, and avoid rocks. The thrill of deciding whether to fight the current or let the boat capsize is sure to get your adrenaline pumping.

2. Jungle Action in Mexico

For a true adventure, head to the jungle of Villahermosa, Mexico. Here, you’ll zip line through treetops, sometimes at heights of over 100 meters. If that’s not enough, you’ll also tackle a command course, abseiling near a waterfall and returning to your jungle lodge covered in mud. Evenings are spent roasting marshmallows on the fire, and mornings begin with the calls of monkeys. This is action-packed adventure at its best.

3. Surfing in the USA

San Diego, on America’s West Coast, is a surfer’s paradise. It’s the perfect place to try your hand at riding the waves. While it may look easy, you’ll soon discover the challenge after a bit of theory and dry training on the beach. It might take a few attempts, but the exhilaration of riding your first wave is an unforgettable experience.

4. Embark on the Inca Trail in Peru

Swap your sneakers for sturdy hiking boots and embark on an unforgettable journey to the iconic Machu Picchu. This adventure includes the company of carriers, a guide, and a cook. As you hike, you’ll traverse the tropical rainforest, pass by quaint villages, and explore several small Inca ruins. After a day of hiking, you’ll spend the night in tents without electricity or warm water. The pinnacle of your journey arrives when you reach the sun gate. Here, you’ll witness a magical spectacle as the last patches of mist draw in the morning sky, revealing the sun’s rays spreading across the mysterious Inca city of Machu Picchu. It’s truly a breathtaking sight.

5. Experience Swaziland on Horseback

Strap on your helmet, mount your horse, and get ready for a unique wildlife experience in Swaziland. Horseback riding allows for a closer approach to small wildlife, providing excellent photo opportunities. Your route will take you along red sand paths, through grasslands, and across narrow creeks. Along the way, you’ll encounter impalas, wild boars, and zebras. Keep an eye out for hippos and crocodiles lounging in the sun by the creeks and lakes. Worried about saddle pains? Don’t be. By the time you reach the pool, they’ll be a distant memory.

6. Experience the Thrill of Sleeping on Lake Racha Praba in Thailand

Imagine a cabin, an hour away from the shore, accessible only by boat. This is your accommodation for the night. Crafted from bamboo, it’s as basic as it gets – a mattress on the floor. Need a shower? Simply dive into the lake. To reach the toilets on a small island, you traverse wooden plank bridges, so it’s advisable to keep your flashlight handy at night. Canoes are available for you to explore the lake or sail across to spot screeching gibbons. The resident cook, with his mastery of creating delicious meals from basic ingredients, adds to the charm of this unique experience.

About the Authors

This article “Adventuring with your kids, action guaranteed” is written by the travelling mothers of RiksjaKids.


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