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Kensington Tours

April 03, 2012 06:00 ET

10 Kidtastic Family Adventures for Summer 2012

Share in the Wonders of China's Iconic Great Wall, Kenya's Awe-Inspiring Game Reserves and the Galapagos' Volcanic Rocks Teaming With Wildlife

WILMINGTON, DE--(Marketwire - Apr 3, 2012) - With summer break approaching, Kensington Tours is offering parents relief from the stresses of vacation planning with their collection of thrilling, educational and inspiring 'Kidtastic' Family Adventures. As a tour operator specializing in customizable private-guided journeys to over 90 countries worldwide, Kensington crafts trips for families looking to go beyond the beach and embark on once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences that celebrate their distinct interests, appetites and styles.

From wild safaris for animal enthusiasts and active adventures for families with kids who love to move, to mouth-watering culinary lessons for aspiring chefs and educational encounters disguised as old-fashioned fun, these enriching travel experiences can transform a family's annual trip into a family legend.

Top 10 Kidtastic Adventures for Summer 2012

Kenya - Authentic Hakuna Matata
8 Days from $1,999 pp

The kids will go wild for elephants, lions, hippos, flamingos and leopards on this exotic safari through Nairobi, Laikipia, Lake Nakuru and the Masai Mara. While not on game drives, visit an elephant orphanage, giraffe center, traditional Masai villages, chimpanzee refuge, a rhino sanctuary and more.

Myanmar - Prayers, Pagodas, Adventure & Art
10 Days from $3,200 pp
Discover this time-locked land's gentle people and mystical highlights as you tour Yangon, Inle Lake, Mandalay and Bagan. Children will love biking tours, encountering leg rowing fishermen, cooking classes, balloon ride, a temple of snakes, meeting a fortune teller and serving lunch in an orphanage. Uncover Myanmar's arts scene and learn to make batik paintings, earthenware and jewelry.

China - Kung Fu Monks, Pandas, Wall & Warriors
10 Days from $2,750 pp
Packed to the brim with thrills for kids of every age! Families tour Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu and Shanghai with the luxury of a private guide. Featuring Kung Fu monks, a panda reserve, biking, river cruises, acrobatic show, train sleepover, Terracotta Army, Great Wall, tea ceremonies, the Himalayas Mountains, Szechwan cooking class and more!

Galapagos - Where The Wild Things Are
8 Days from $3,120 pp
Kids can waddle with penguins, swim with seals and meet 100-year-old tortoises on this active adventure. Discover the legendary wilds of the Galapagos -- the isles that inspired Darwin's Theory of Evolution. Led by a naturalist guide, get up close with lizards, flamingos, and blue-footed boobies. Visit the equatorial line, hike lava fields, go biking, enjoy boat cruises, and delight in spellbinding stargazing.

Italy - La Dolce Vita Family Style
8 Days from $3,300 pp
This 'kidtastic' take on Rome, Florence and Venice is action-packed with Italian history, cuisine and culture. From cooking Tuscan delicacies with a celebrated chef, an afternoon at gladiator school and scrumptious chocolate and gelato tastings to gondola cruises, Venetian mask making and a family photo at the Leaning Tower of Pisa, this trip will be remembered for years to come.

Morocco - Tales Of 1001 Arabian Nights
10 Days from $3,545 pp
From sunrise camel rides, Bedouin camp sleepover and biking through an oasis, to a cooking class with a dada, High Atlas Mountains hike, dinner with locals, exotic souks and the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi -- if you're after an extraordinary journey, this is it! Led by expert private guide tour Marrakech, Skoura, Erfoud, Merzouga and Ouarzazate with plenty of family flair!

Costa Rica - Volcanoes, Rainforests, Monkeys & Beaches
7 Days from $1,730 pp
Give in to the call of the wild with this thrilling tour of San Jose, Arenal and Manuel Antonio! Get the adrenaline pumping with 'kidtastic' action like zip-lining, exotic animal safaris and volcano hikes. If that's not enough, enjoy a river cruise, thermal pools and mud baths. With plenty of time for snorkeling, surfing and playing on the beach, get ready for a whole lot of Pura Vida!

Fiji - Island Hop By Helicopter
10 Days from $2,000 pp

Just plain fun for the family, escape from the rest of the world with this 'kidtastic' take on sun-kissed Fiji. Play on tropical beaches, go wild on a dolphin safari, snorkel through coral reefs, attempt to climb a coconut palm, stay in exotic bures (Fijian huts) and fly from island to island in a helicopter. With tons of time to play at the beach or by the pool, this South Pacific paradise is sure to be a family favorite!

India - Tigers, Temples & Taj
9 Days from $2,799 pp
A multi-dimensional land of sweet spices, snake charmers, green jungles and timeless temples! Nothing compares to exploring the treasures of India. Featuring tiger safaris, elephant rides, a hot air balloon flight and of course the Taj Mahal, this journey through Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore and Jaipur makes for an exotic adventure like no other.

Croatia - The Playground of the Adriatic
10 Days from $3,099 pp

Experience the "Playground of the Adriatic" firsthand with this 'kidtastic' tour of this European hotspot showcasing Zagreb, Split, Hvar and Dubrovnik. From hiking, sea kayaking, time at the beach and dinner with the locals, to storybook villages, age-old ruins, mystical Neolithic caves and medieval castles, Croatia is a great mix of history, art and culture with tons of outdoor fun!

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