In pictures: Top 10 family friendly travel treks
February 5, 2013
Borneo, Malaysia (Age 5+) Children can snorkel over the coral reefs with a marine biologist and take guided nature walks through the rainforest to spot bearded pigs, mouse deer, proboscis and macaque monkeys at this newly opened five-star resort in Borne???
Mountains and Marrakech, Morocco (Age 7+) The family-friendly Kasbah du Toubkal is a remote mountain retreat high in the Atlas Mountains. Families can do relatively gentle hikes, horse rides and camel treks from here. Children will adore putting on the Mo???
Okavango Delta, Botswana (Age 7+) Learn how to survive in the bush at Footsteps, a safari camp on the edge of a hippo-filled lagoon in the Okavango Delta. A specialist guide teaches children how to make bows and arrows, start and cook on a fire, fish for ???
Rajasthan (India Age 5+) Getting around in India is an adventure in itself. On this trip, children can go on a camel safari across the sand dunes, explore villages in bullock carts, take a local train ride, travel by cycle rickshaw in a bird sanctuary and???
Wadi Rum, Jordan (Age 5+) Camp under the stars or Bedouin-style in a desert camp at Wadi Rum, taking tea with Bedouin families and playing football with the locals on this tour of Jordan. Up to four families travel together on this group trip, the highlig???
Madagascar (Age 8+) The Indian Ocean island of Madagascar is a haven of biodiversity, with many of its wildlife species not found elsewhere. Families can visit its national parks, such as Ankarana, known for its primates, and Amber Mountain, a tropical fo???
Machu Picchu (Peru Age 5+) Families can experience life in a rainforest at the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica in Peru, where some of the trips aimed at children include twilight river cruises down Amazon creeks, rainforest trails and canoe trips teaching loc???
The Zambezi, Zimbabwe (Age 15+) Take your teenagers on a canoe safari on the Zambezi River, paddling past hippos and elephants and camping each night on the banks of the Zambezi, stopping for nature walks along the way. Mana Pools National Park is a grea???
Kitulgala, Sri Lanka (Age 10+) Families can learn to surf, go on an elephant safari, trek through a rainforest and try abseiling all in one week in Sri Lanka. This trip includes a few days in Kitulgala, the adventure sport capital of the island where you ???
Vietnam (Age 8+) Imagine spending an afternoon learning martial arts with an experienced master, making and flying a kite in the imperial city of Hue or being shown how to cast traditional nets with a local fisherman in Hoi An and eating your catch for l???