As March begins and Pesach gets closer, it’s time to start thinking about planning a family vacation for the break. That means picking out a vacation destination that the whole family will enjoy, with five kids of varying ages, that’s not always an easy task. Once you do choose a destination, though, you then face the task of planning an itinerary and making all of the appropriate reservations. By the time you’re done you’ll be too stressed out and exhausted to even enjoy your trip.
If you find yourself in the difficult position of family vacation planner, don’t worry. I’ve compiled a list of family-friendly vacation destinations that offer all-inclusive tour options. That way, you’re guaranteed to choose a trip that will take you and your family to visit some of the world’s most beautiful destinations, and you won’t have to lift a finger to plan any of it.
Belize, Central America
If you and your family have an adventurous spirit, consider taking a guided vacation through Belize. It’s located in Central America on the edge of the Caribbean Sea. Why Belize? First, it was the center of the Mayan civilization and there are numerous historical sites that you can visit. After you’ve finished soaking up all of the history, you can head out into the Caribbean and check out the Great Blue Hole, which is a naturally-occurring ocean sinkhole that is big enough to be seen from space. If you’re into diving, you’ll also have access to the Great Barrier Reef. Best of all, it’s a small country that’s easy to travel around in, with a large English-speaking population.
If you have children, you know that keeping them entertained for any length of time can be difficult. That’s why taking them on a safari tour in South Africa is a perfect idea. Imagine it: seeing some of the most pristine natural environments on Earth, while your children are thrilled by a real-life version of The Lion King right in front of their eyes. The top safari destination there is Kruger National Park, and most of the popular tour options will take your family there for a once-in-a-lifetime journey through an untouched wilderness.
March and April are the best times of year to see one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, Rome, Italy. The city itself needs no introduction, but visiting in the offseason will afford your family a chance to take the time to appreciate the eternal city. It’s also the perfect place to visit with an organized tour, since there’s so much to see that it’s easy to become overwhelmed during an unstructured visit. A typical tour will visit the sights at the Vatican City, the Coliseum, and lead you through one of the most historically significant cities on earth. The people are friendly, and the city is bursting with an energy that your family will love.
It’s a little off of the beaten path, but Kerala in India is worth the trip for any world-traveling family. It features beautiful beaches, wildlife preserves, and plenty of fascinating ways to learn about India’s rich culture and traditions. You can even take a tour on a houseboat to see parts of the countryside that would be inaccessible any other way. Kerala is also known as India’s spice capital, so if you love flavorful foods, you won’t want to miss it. There are numerous Kerala holiday packages that allow you to mix and match to choose the activities your family will love. One visit is all it takes, and you’ll agree that Kerala is “God’s Own Country”.
Hopefully, one of our tour vacation ideas has exactly what you and your family are looking for. Any of them would be a vacation that you’ll remember for years to come. Also, you’ll return having had a great time, and without the hassle of pulling everything together yourself. So go ahead, plan your upcoming trip. You can even take credit for the idea (don’t worry, we won’t tell).