Regular readers of the CB! blog know that we love Kensington Tours. I’ve traveling through Morocco and Costa Rica with them, and we’ve now connected our Family Vacation Consulting Team clients with Kensington Tours for different trips … the reviews continue to be fantastic!
Kensington Tours is one of our Smart Parents Guide to Family Adventure Vacations sponsors. What makes Kensington unique is that they offer private guided tours in lieu of group tours. This means that families enjoy the non-stop activity and the convenience associated with a tour operator, with all the benefits of independent travel.
Kensington Tours Top Family Trips for 2014
Nature’s Magic Show
6 Days from $2,895 pp
A kidtastic animal packed adventure for families of any age (or just the young at heart), this wild journey takes you deep into the legendary Galapagos Islands. Enjoy an amazing eco-hotel, private tours of Quito, delicious fare and more. Then follow in the footsteps of Darwin as you discover unique and fearless animals. With hiking, snorkeling, equatorial stars and pristine beaches, this tour is educational and exciting!
Gladiators, Gondolas & Pizza
9 Days from $4,999 pp
Ordering a pizza is cool. Learning to make the real deal in Italy is much cooler. Say hello to la dolce vita on this kidtastic adventure through Italy, full of hands-on action. Tickle your palate during gelato tastings in Florence, test your mettle at Rome’s Gladiator school, try your hand at Venetian mask making and ride the gondolas of Venice. Complete with private guide and driver, premium hotels and the perfect mix of activities and time at leisure.
The Real Hakuna Matata
8 Days from $2,800 pp
The little ones will go wild for thundering elephants, preying lions, bathing hippos and tree-climbing leopards on this kidtastic safari through Nairobi, Laikipia, Lake Nakuru and the Masai Mara with private guide. While not on game drives, kids 1 to 99 will love the elephant and giraffe centers, chimpanzee refuge, rhino sanctuary and meeting local Masai. For sky-high adventure add a hot air balloon ride to this safari, made to measure.
Jungles & Jaguars
7 Days from $1,799 pp
Fact: Monkeying around can bring a family closer together. Get your clan’s adrenaline pumping with kidtastic Costa Rican action including zip lining through the tree tops, exotic animal safaris and volcano hikes. If that’s not enough, enjoy a river cruise, thermal pools and plenty of snorkeling, surfing and relaxing on white sand beaches. Complete with kid friendly hotels, your own private guide and driver, your family will go wild for this Costa Rican adventure.
The Great Wall & Beyond
12 Days from $3,995 pp
This National Geographic Award winning, action-packed journey through China is filled to the brim with kidtastic fun for children and adults of every age! Highlights include the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, Terracotta Warriors and more. Enjoy visiting local families, Tai Chi lessons, rural villages, dazzling Kung Fu shows, terraced rice paddies, cultural performances and delicious cooking lessons, all at your family’s pace.
To get more information about Kensington Tours or to request a quote, visit KensingtonTours.com.
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Editor’s Note: Photo provided by Kensington Tours