Thought adventure travel was over when you had kids? Think again. The first experiential tour operator catering to children as young as two is pleased to launch its first tours: a 12-day adventure to Bali and a 10-day trip to Costa Rica. The family adventures will delight little ones whilst allowing parents to enjoy the types of holidays they had before having children.
two point four welcomes children of all ages but is the only operator that specifically arranges adventure holidays for two- to five-years-olds. The trips are fully tailored to families and are specially designed to teach kids about the world beyond the classroom, from local cultures and cuisines to wildlife immersion.
With an average of three to four families per group, children and parents alike can build meaningful connections whilst being exposed to new destinations and experiences, with local knowledgeable guides and professional childcare staff taking families off the typical tourist trail.
This 12 day (11 nights) adventure to this island of ancient culture and warm hospitality takes guests through Ubud, Amed and Canggu. Highlights include: a day playing in mud pits trying to master the martial art of Mepantigan’; adults white river rafting while kids enjoy painting and Balinese cooking classes; trips to explore and swim in hidden waterfalls; a visit to the palatial water gardens of Tirta Gangga; a chance to explore a chocolate factory specialising in locally sourced organic cocoa and ancient Balinese chocolate making methods; surfing lessons and snorkelling around shipwrecks and coral reefs for older kids and adults whilst little ones are entertained with beach treasure hunts, and much more. Parents will also enjoy some indulgent timeout with a pampering daytime massage and a romantic BBQ dinner, as kids are looked after by the childcare experts.
Two point four aims to promote and educate families about sustainable travel wherever possible, choosing restaurants and activities that are sustainably conscious. As part of the trip the group will visit the beautiful bamboo campus of Bali's Green School, a progressive and wall-less institute that practices what it preaches in sustainability, followed by lunch at Moksa Ubud, a 100% plant based restaurant deeply rooted in local culture and cultivating the land.
From £2,595 per adult and £2,195 per child (aged 2 - 11 years), includes 11 nights’ accommodation typically in 4* hotels, knowledgeable local guide and professional childcare staff, all activities per itinerary, local transportation, 11 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners, airport transfers, full financial protection, 3 evenings babysitting. Flights not included.
Travel through San Jose, Poas, Muelle and Rio Celeste for an epic 10-day (nine night) adventure of towering volcanoes and bubbling hot springs, discovering the country the Tico (local) way.
Itinerary highlights include: a visit to Braulio Carrillo National Park where adults will zip-line their way through the jungle whilst little explorers aerial tram their way down to the butterfly garden; nature walks around Poas Volcano National Park which is home to one of the most bio-diverse and wildest active craters of any volcano in the world; a five waterfall cloud and rainforest tour whilst spotting monkeys; a visit to a hummingbird garden with a hand-feeding demonstration; family yoga; watching sloths in their natural habitat away from any crowds; a visit to watch the thundering activity of the Arenal Volcano followed by a dip in the hot springs; adults waterfall jumping trip (not for the faint hearted!); kids interactive traditional dance lessons; family cooking lesson with local chefs; kayaking down the azure Rio Celeste; adults white water rafting, and much more.
From £3,995 per adult and £2,295 per child (aged 2 - 11 years). Includes 9 nights’ accommodation typically in 4* hotels, knowledgeable local guide and professional childcare staff, all activities per itinerary, local transportation, 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners, airport transfers, full financial protection, 3 evenings babysitting. Flights not included.
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About two point four:
two point four is a new family travel operator catering to families with kids of all ages. It is the only family travel operator to specifically focus on catering to parents with children from two to five years old. The team at two point four believes that classrooms go beyond four walls and adventure and experiential travel does not have to stop when you have young children. The company curates inspirational itineraries for small groups worldwide, with local knowledgeable guides taking families off the typical tourist trail. two point four was founded by Richard Liddle who, after setting up and managing a successful outdoor adventure company in Oman, took a round-the-world adventure to 18 countries, across five continents with his wife and then two-year-old son. All the while Richard saw his son developing and learning every day from new experiences. From there, Richard knew he wanted to set about creating two point four in order to show families that adventure does not stop when you have a child. www.twopointfourtravel.com