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Backroads family exotic trips


July, 2013
A Better Way to See the World
Exotic Adventures Your Family Will Love


Family Exotic Escapes Costa Rica famil trip Alison Iles Morocco trip
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  It's been more than three decades since we first resolved to explore the planet actively—and to share that passion with our guests. And during the past 34 incredible years, we've kept our promise of redefining what a family vacation can be and bringing you a better way to discover and connect with the world.
  Dear Traveler,

Whether it's a naturalist-led jungle hike followed by a white-water rafting excursion in Costa Rica, a twilight camel ride on the beach after a thrilling day of biking in Morocco, or "tramping," kayaking and, yes, even rolling down a hill inside a huge inflated ball in New Zealand, the activities on Backroads Family trips strike the perfect balance between enriching diversions and pure, simple FUN! And who better to set the stage than our cool Family Trip Leaders. Energetic and caring role models, they're adept at orchestrating activities for all interests (while still leaving room for that legendary Backroads flexibility) so that each day unfolds seamlessly without you worrying about it.

You may be caught up in "summer's finally here," but now is the perfect time to start planning your Backroads winter vacation. Once the gray skies and cold weather set in, you'll be glad you've got a sunny escape on your calendar! Family trips over the holidays are already starting to fill up, so don't miss out. Give one of our experienced Trip Consultants a call today at 800-462-2848; they're available to answer your questions daily from 7 am to 5 pm Pacific time, or visit us at

Hope to see you out there!
Alison Iles Signature
Alison Iles
Family Trips Manager, with Backroads since 1990

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Costa Rica multisport photo
Costa Rica Multisport
Family Adventures in Paradise

You'll find mucho fun at every turn, from biking and hiking to surfing, sea kayaking, horseback riding and zip-line "flying." And meet our local "Tico" friends, including veteran naturalist guides who'll amaze you with their ability to spot seemingly invisible monkeys, sloths, toucans, river otters, iguanas and more.
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Galapagos and Ecuador multisport photo
Galápagos and Andes
Ancient Culture & Wondrous Wildlife in Ecuador's Islands & Highlands

Unleash your sense of wonder and prepare for non-stop thrills on this exciting multisport trip. Bike and hike amid volcano-studded highlands to traditional villages, where local crafts, folkloric music and ancient ruins are yours to discover. Then journey to the Galápagos Islands for wildlife encounters that are out of this world!
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Panama multisport photo
Panama Multisport
Tropical Fun from the Canal to the Highlands & Islands

This exciting trip is loaded with opportunities for bird-watching, wildlife-spotting, boat rides, beach time, cultural immersion and more. Hike and bike through a mist-shrouded cloud forest and snorkel on the second-largest coral reef in the Pacific. It's a jungle out there...and you're gonna love it!
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Peru multisport photo
Peru Multisport
Cultural Discoveries & Epic Landscapes from Cusco to Machu Picchu

Journey from captivating Cusco, capital of the Inca Empire, to humble Quechua villages and finally to the stunning ruins of Machu Picchu. Gaze in awe at the mysterious Lost City of the Incas—one of the greatest architectural masterpieces of the ancient world—suspended between two Andean peaks at 7,700 feet!
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Hawaii multisport photo
Hawaii's Big Island Multisport
Big-Time Fun on the Big Island from Coast to Crater

With its endless acres of emerald foliage, majestic volcanoes, warm sunshine, cooling tropical showers, black-, white- and even green-sand beaches, Hawaii's Big Island delivers loads of diversity to match our action-packed multisport adventure.
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New Zealand Multisport
Family Fun on the North Island

This is a place of phenomenal beauty, with a natural environment so diverse, wild and wonderful that it looks like a movie set, which, um, it is... Bring your whole family to the land of Lord of the Rings and while you're here, you can play with us in a country that might just be the adventure center of the universe!
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Thailand Biking
A Cultural Odyssey in the Golden Triangle

This exotic yet incredibly warm, family-oriented culture is yours to discover! Pedal backcountry lanes through remote villages, jungle trek aboard an elephant, interact with Buddhist monks at ornate temples and shop for handicrafts. It's the Asia experience you dream of.
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Morocco multisport photo
Morocco Multisport
A Mosaic of Wonders from Marrakech to the High Atlas & Essaouira

Journey from Marrakech into the foothills of the Atlas Mountains and to the windy Atlantic. Along the way there's snake charmers and soothsayers in the medina, fresh tea at a Berber family's home and an exotic World Heritage site on the coast.
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