7 Countries to Visit for an Adventurous Family Vacation

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If London makes you yawn, you’ve been there and done Costa Rica, and Tulum is so last year then check out our top seven countries for an adventurous and international family vacation.  


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With volcanoes, mountains, colonial cities, cloud forests, the jungle, miles of pristine beaches and the Galapagos, Ecuador is a small, friendly country that is easy to navigate, pretty safe and has something everyone in the family will love.

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Ecuador also boasts incredible biodiversity; for any bird lovers in the family; 16% of all bird species in the world are found in this small South American nation.

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In the mazes of the old city in Marrakech, kids can see snake charmers and explore foods at the night market.

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From the Atlas mountains to the narrow streets of Chefchaouan, a city awash in blue, Morocco is colorful and friendly.

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Guaranteed your kids will ask for seconds of the sweet Moroccan mint tea and the entire family will love the food.

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Borneo has some of the most biologically diverse ecosystems on Earth in its tropical rainforests in addition to drop dead gorgeous beaches.

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Located in the South Pacific, it’s an island that Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei each own a part of it.

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The orangutan sanctuary in the capital is also not to be missed as well as visiting elephants and turtle hatcheries.



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If Croatia is too touristy, then Montenegro is for you.

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Beautiful beaches, Italian style cafes, cobblestone streets and old European architecture. It’s also a close plane ride from Western Europe.

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South Africa

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From the beauty and colors of Cape Town to a safari with all the wild animals your kids could imagine, South Africa is an adventure the family will love.

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Don’t miss the picturesque beaches of False Bay where you’ll see real penguins or the history of Robben Island, close to Cape Town.

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Malta has a rich, multicultural history, reflected in its cuisine and architecture, and a warm, Mediterranean climate.

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The three islands make for many beautiful beaches and several UNESCO heritage sites.

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Kids will love the Popeye village, a movie set built in the eighties that’s now a park for kids. 

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Less touristy than neighboring Thailand, Vietnam is culturally rich, extremely safe and has amazingly fresh and flavorful cuisine.

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Vietnam has it all from city exploring, meaningful history, rice fields and beaches where you can kayak and explore caves. 

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Let us know in the comments, what other countries do you recommend?

We also have a second list of international family vacation ideas that you can find here.

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