While it seems like we just started school and Halloween’s not even here yet, before you know it the holidays will be upon us. We have lots of families who enjoy spending their holiday break on a Backroads adventure vacation and many choose warm weather destinations for a quick break from winter’s cold. Whether it’s biking in Bali or traveling through the Panama Canal, now’s the time to plan a holiday vacation.
Here are our top picks for winter escapes:
- Biking in Costa Rica – How many different animals can your family spot on this Costa Rica holiday adventure vacation? Look for sloths, monkeys, lizards and more as you venture through Manuel Antonio National Park. You also get to white-water raft the Rio Savegre, swim and surf on white sand beaches and maybe even get in a game of soccer or two!
- Hiking the Andes & Exploring the Galapagos – This trip gives you a little snow and lots of education. Kids will love seeing all the animals on this famous Galapagos adventure, including blue-footed boobies, giant tortoises, white-tipped reef sharks, fluorescent fish, sea lions, lava lizards and possibly penguins. You’ll also get the chance to hike the snow-capped Andes through a eucalyptus forest, volcano vistas and pre-Incan ruins.
- Hike the Jungles of Panama – Get ready to head to the jungles of Panama active adventure to see lots of wildlife, including plenty of monkeys, coffee plantations and a cloud forest. Snorkel the second largest coral reef in the Pacific and enjoy the Panama Canal, a 99-year-old marvel of epic proportions. This trip also includes canoeing and biking.
- Bali Biking – Get in a tropical mood on this incredibly beautiful Bali biking tour. You pedal past temples, teak trees, rice paddies and peaceful villages. Ever cycled up a volcano? You’ll get your chance, passing lava flows from a 1963 eruption. There’s also plenty of time for relaxing at a spa, in sacred pools and in the Blue Lagoon.
How do families spend their holidays with us? Some surprise their family on Christmas with a trip departing the next day! Some gather their extended family together for a group holiday adventure. Others plan their trip far in advance, getting everyone excited for a unique holiday experience.
If you could travel during the holidays, where would you want to go? If you’d like some advice, give us a call 7 a.m.- 5 p.m. Pacific at 800-462-2848. Here you can also view our complete list of winter active vacations.