Rickshaw Travel: Family Adventures to Remember Forever
There’s nothing quite like an unforgettable family adventure to really open your children’s minds to the world around them- whether they’re eight or eighteen.
With Rickshaw Travel’s range of ready-made family itineraries, the whole clan can experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in 2019. Whether its seeking out the wildlife in Tortuguero, learning the Vietnamese lingo together on the streets of Hanoi, ziplining past the peaks of Whistler or taking in village life in Digana, travellers are guaranteed to come away with a lifetime of meaningful memories, laughs, and a plethora of stories to tell and cherish along the way.
The itinerary: For those seeking a family holiday that the kids won’t forget in a hurry, Vietnam offers a truly different experience. Learn Vietnamese together on the streets of Hanoi, kayak between the limestone peaks of Bai Tu Long Bay (Halong Bay’s less-crowded neighbour) and try your hand at farming and local crafts before chilling out on the serene beaches of Palm Island.
Best time to book: “In the UK summer holidays central Vietnam is the ideal place to travel around as the North and the South can be a little rainy. December time is also great as plenty of areas are quieter than in the summer months. The weather is generally warm and dry all around to keep the younger ones happy on the beach. Try kayaking through the peaceful Bai Tu Long Bay and discover what Christmas in Asia is all about!”
*Rickshaw Travel offers a 14 day/13 night Family holiday itinerary in Vietnam from £1,988 per adult and £978 per child (under 12). Price includes accommodation – based on 2 people sharing, breakfast, transport, excursions as described, 1 domestic flight and entrance fee for Bai Tu Long Bay. All prices exclude international flights at the start/end of trip but Rickshaw Travel can book these for you. To book this itinerary, please visit www.rickshawtravel.co.uk or call 01273 934823 for more information.
The itinerary: Begin with bustling San Jose before venturing in search of wildlife in the winding waterways of Tortuguero. Head down the coast for a taste of the Caribbean in Puerto Viejo before marvelling at the spectacular Arenal Volcano and finishing your trip zipping through the cloud forests of Monteverde soaking up the awe-inspiring scenery along the way.
Best time to book: “We recommend travelling to Costa Rica over the UK school summer holidays. We’ve included the spots with the best chance of good weather (although the occasional rain shower can expected in the land of Pura Vida). If you wish to travel over Christmas, visit the Pacific coast (for those balmy afternoons and sunshine). Our itineraries are flexible so things can be easily tweaked and if you hire-car, you can have more control by moving at your own place.”
*Rickshaw Travel offers a 13 day/ 12 night family holiday itinerary in Costa Rica from £1,688 per adult, and £1,275 per child (under 12). Price includes accommodation, breakfast, transport (shuttle bus or car hire with full insurance and GPS), excursions as described. All prices exclude international flights at the start/end of trip but Rickshaw Travel can book these for you. To book this itinerary, please visit www.rickshawtravel.co.uk or call 01273 934823 for more information.
The itinerary: Begin with a trip to Negombo, navigating the canals before heading north to soak up the culture and glimpse the local elephants. Families can then kick back on the beaches of the East Coast and soak up the glorious sunshine that comes with the summer months, before chatting with the locals and learning about village life in beautiful Digana. Finally, visit the emerald hills of Ella, one of Sri Lanka’s most scenic spots, before heading back to Colombo.
Best time to book: “The above itinerary is perfect for the UK summer holidays, but if you’re planning a Christmas in the sun, then we can change the itinerary to include the South West and central areas instead (to avoid the pesky monsoon rains East coast)”
*Rickshaw Travel offers a 13 day/ 12 night family holiday itinerary in Sri Lanka from £1,975 per adult, and £1,315 per child (under 12). Price includes accommodation, breakfast, and private car with driver and excursions as described. All prices exclude international flights at the start/end of trip but Rickshaw Travel can book these for you. To book this itinerary, please visit www.rickshawtravel.co.uk or call 01273 934823 for more information.
The itinerary: Got two weeks and a car-full of kids? Adventure for all the family to enjoy awaits in West Canada: Zipline past the peaks of Whistler, cycle through the meadows of Sun Peaks and stay the night in a traditional Tipi next to Thompson River.
Best time to book: “This itinerary is ideal for the UK Summer holidays; our Canada self-drive holidays offer flexibility and loads of adventure time. Summer is peak travel time to Canada so it’s best to book early to avoid any disappointment with availability.”
*Rickshaw Travel offers a 15 day/ 14 night family holiday itinerary in Canada from £2,855 per adult, and £1,628 per child (under 12). Price includes accommodation, airport transfer in Vancouver, excursions as described, car hire and insurance. All prices exclude international flights at the start/end of trip but Rickshaw Travel can book these for you. To book this itinerary, please visit www.rickshawtravel.co.uk or call 01273 934823 for more information.
Let’s face it, taking the kids anywhere is an experience and just popping to the shops rarely goes to plan, but with support available in the destination and family friendly accommodation a priority, Rickshaw is ready to help with all family travel needs.
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About Rickshaw Travel
Rickshaw Travel is an independent tour operator based in Brighton. They are committed to providing enriching, immersive travel experiences that take holidaymakers off the beaten path and into the heart of local communities.
Meaningful travel – or travelling in a way that everybody benefits from – is the core ethos of Rickshaw: the traveller benefits from enriching experiences where they learn something new (about the destination, culture, a skill or about themselves) and at the same time the local people, animals and/or environment benefit too.
Rickshaw Travel’s individual approach to independent exploration enables adventurous holidaymakers to visit the heart of a destination and experience the real spirit of a local culture. Rickshaw specialises in offering small-scale, authentic accommodation that truly reflects the character of each destination.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Rickshaw Travel is proud to have built up a team of passionate Travel Specialists who each have extensive travel experience in their own dedicated destinations. They pride themselves on being open and honest about the places they have visited and are on hand to inspire and support travellers. The company’s style of travel is unique – Rickshaw’s dedicated Product Team has worked alongside the company’s in-destination partners to create a choice of carefully selected bite-size trips, typically 2-4 days long, which can be combined to create the perfect itinerary. Rickshaw’s bite-size trips include a range of local excursions, charming authentic accommodation and some transfers to ensure a hassle-free holiday. A minimum of three bite-sized trips must be combined to create a full itinerary.
Protecting nature and wildlife – and encouraging travellers to do the same – is also key for the Rickshaw team. They have recently partnered with Brighton-based organisation, ANIMONDIAL, to develop an animal welfare policy, as well as providing a ‘toolkit’ to help other small travel companies become more responsible. Rickshaw Travel has also committed to supporting the end of elephant riding by signing World Animal Protection’s elephant-friendly pledge and is in the process of auditing trips involving any type of wild animal interaction.
Rickshaw Travel now offers trips in 25 destinations across Asia, Central, South and North America, including Cuba, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, India, Costa Rica, Peru, Borneo, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Chile, Brazil and Japan.
For more information, visit https://www.rickshawtravel.co.uk/, https://www.facebook.com/rickshawtravel/, https://twitter.com/Rickshaw_Travel or https://www.instagram.com/rickshaw_travel/ or call 01273 934 823.