06 September 2018
Give your kids the gift of an unforgettable, action-packed getaway by arranging an epic adventure holiday the whole family can enjoy. We’ve got a few suggestions…
Singapore is the ideal adventure destination for all ages. Climb futuristic solar-powered ‘super-tree’ structures at the Gardens by the Bay Nature Park, or embark on a ‘Night Safari’ and meet Nile hippos and Gir lions. Build igloos and experience blizzards at the indoor ‘Snow City’ centre in Singapore’s Jurong East district, or go on Asia’s first hydro-magnetic coaster – the Riptide Rocket – at the Adventure Cover waterpark. For the bold at heart, you can even go skydiving at iFly Singapore.
2. COSTA RICA
Feel the rush in Costa Rica, a global capital for white water rafting enthusiasts. Ride Lake Nicaragua or the San Juan River, while dropping down waterfalls. Take advantage of the opportunity of a lifetime by touring the lush Corcovado rainforest, where you’ll come face-to-face with rare frog breeds and macaws. Other thrilling activities include horse riding, snorkelling and mountain biking; ride along the Rincon de la Veija trail and you’ll pass an active volcano!
3. VANCOUVER, CANADA
A treasure trove of thrilling activities await in Vancouver. Observe grizzlies in their natural habitat at Grouse Mountain while having ‘breakfast with bears’. Grouse Mountain is a popular spot for adventure-lovers, as it offers various thrilling pursuits like ziplining and skiing. Gaze down on lush rainforest canopies while strolling across the Capilano Suspension Bridge, watch wacky science demonstrations at the Science World Museum or try paddle boarding at False Creek in downtown Vancouver.
4. SOUTH AFRICA
It’s worth visiting South Africa for the safaris alone, and there’s a range of specialised safari lodges for kids. Head to Kruger National Park and take a safari adventure, while meeting storybook-esque ‘Big Five’ creatures like lions, elephants and rhinos. Abseil off Cape Town’s imposing Table Mountain, seek thrills and spills at Gold Reef City theme park, zipline across jungle canopies or try national pastime Kloofing, where you climb down ravines, in the Western Cape!
5. DUBAI, UAE
Prepare for the ride of your life in sun-kissed Dubai. Swim with dolphins at the Dubai Zoo in Jumeirah or stroll down a transparent underwater tunnel at the Dubai Mall as sharks swim above your head. Ride the epic 3D 100-seater ‘Hulk Epsilon’ rollercoaster at the IMG World of Adventure theme park, or hurtle down water slides like ‘Tantrum Alley’ at the Wild Wadi Water Park. Thrill seekers can drive across desert dunes in a 4x4, or for the truly adventurous there’s always skydiving!