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The Best Locations for Multigenerational Travel

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With so much to see, explore and experience, the world is full of adventure, and there is no better way to bond as a family than embarking on a journey together. Travelling as a multigenerational family group has many benefits, from practical things like sharing costs and responsibilities to things that are good for the soul, like quality time together, bonding over shared experiences and, for the older generations, seeing the world through youthful eyes once again.

The challenge of multigenerational travel comes from finding a destination that is suitable for everyone, but if you can find a place that strikes the right balance between togetherness and each person’s individual needs, you’ve got a holiday that will make memories to last a lifetime.

So, let us help you with multigenerational travel ideas; here are the top locations that we think every member of your party will love.

Seychelles

The quintessential tropical idyll, the Seychelles archipelago is lapped by the gentle turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Here, there is rich green nature and sugar-soft sand beaches, two things that the whole family will appreciate. And for those who want to be active, there is so much more – zip-lining in the jungle, birding walks through the mangroves, boat trips to hidden inlets, and snorkelling among colourful, life-filled reefs.

One of our favourite multigenerational travel ideas is for the whole family to get involved in the ecosystem restoration and wildlife monitoring projects that some of the luxury private island resorts offer. Alongside a naturalist, everyone from granny to the pre-teens can lend a hand in an incredibly rewarding shared experience that gives back to the island’s local community.

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Kenya

One of the world’s premier safari destinations, Kenya is the perfect place for both the culturally curious and those seeking adventure. Astounding in its diversity of wildlife, culture and geography, here a multigenerational holiday can be anything you want it to be. At the heart of it all, though, is the safari, richly rewarding for every member of the family.

Excellent camps and lodges offer a range of activities from cooking classes to conservation projects, plus cultural interactions with one of over 40 indigenous tribes that call Kenya’s varied landscapes home, giving everyone a glimpse at a life vastly different to their own. In the evening, dining out under the stars or around the campfire is the perfect time for you and your family to share stories and get to know each other better.

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Indonesia

If there is anywhere in the world that has something to please every member of the family, it’s Indonesia. Across its 17,000 islands strewn between the Indian and Pacific oceans is a vast array of life, cultures, languages and landscapes. Here, you can visit volcanoes at dawn one day, be on the hunt for Komodo dragons the next and learn about life in an ethnic minority village the one after.

One of the best multigenerational travel ideas for exploring Indonesia is by phinisi yacht, allowing you to all be together while discovering more. Hike in jungle to spot wildlife, maroon yourself on untouched islands, seek out the incredible world beneath the waves or simply lounge on deck with a well-deserved drink; the possibilities are endless.

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Costa Rica

Small but extraordinary, Costa Rica is an ideal destination for anyone who wants to feel a million miles from home, but particularly for a family of nature lovers. Packing a considerable biodiversity punch, the landscapes that nestle between the wild Pacific coast and the swaying palms of the Caribbean are swathed in pristine rain- and cloud- forest, dotted with volcanoes and full to the brim with wonderful wildlife. In fact, such are Costa Rica’s aspirations that the nation plans to become the world’s first carbon neutral country by 2050.

An excellent choice for those who are looking to keep their travels sustainable, Costa Rica can be as relaxed or action-packed as each member of the party wants it to be. Surfing, zip-lining, horse riding, rafting, hiking in national parks and snorkelling in life-filled waters can all be on the itinerary, alongside lounging on the beach, leisurely wildlife spotting, coffee tasting and discovering the true meaning of ‘pura vida’.

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Galapagos Islands

Of all the multigenerational travel ideas, this is the one that will sweep you all, from the young to the young at heart, up in the adventure. Far-flung off the coast of South America among the turbulent waters of the Pacific, the Galapagos Islands are a place on many a bucket list.

While older children may be ok with the adventure that comes with a liveaboard cruise, land-based tours are a better option for family groups, giving everyone the opportunity to explore as much or as little as they like. Some can take boat trips to different islands to meet the resident wildlife, learn about island conservation or scuba dive with seals and marine iguanas while others flop on the beach or relax with a pair of binoculars to spot passing birdlife, before everyone gathers to swap stories over dinner.

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If you are looking to embark on a luxury family travel experience that will have the every generation looking back in wonder and awe, get in touch with our team on +44 (0) 20 3821 5994 (UK), +1 (833) 215 9353 (US), or at explore@niarratravel.com and begin crafting your dream family adventure today.

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