Cox and Kings want you and your family to experience what they are best at, "experiential travel." In the business since 1758, they are the longest-running travel company in the world - that's over 250 years. With their inside information and years of experience, your family will be treated to a custom-made vacation. With their rich history of forming relationships visiting many exotic lands, it is no wonder their expert guides want to share the love and respect they have for different cultures. Maybe that is why they came up with the genius idea of teaching family values in connection to traveling to these faraway destinations.
Giving back in South Africa
Family Value: REMEMBER TO GIVE BACK
"South Africa Family Discovery" (14 days, 13 nights)
This special trip is about connecting and giving back to both the people and the wildlife on this safari of a lifetime. Traveling from the Madikwe Game Reserve in north Africa to Shamwari in the south, guests will encounter all the wildlife known as the "Big Five," - lions, elephants, Cape buffalo and more. After flying to Cape Town, a swim with penguins and picnic on the scenic Cape Coast is in order, followed by a close encounter at the Cheetah Outreach Center. A meeting with a traditional healer and a romp with local kids in a game of soccer (hosted by the Grootbos Foundation) will broaden your children's horizons (Cox and Kings makes a donation to this charitable organization on your behalf). At the Grootbos Nature Reserve, spotting breaching whales or horseback riding through this beautiful compound will be forever memorable.
Family Value: ALWAYS BE ACTIVE
"Thailand Family Adventure: (10 days, 9 nights)
When your family is submersed in the culture of Thailand, home will seem very far away. It's not every day you get to ride an elephant or explore a rain forest! This trip offers so much interesting stimulation for all ages, from bamboo rafting in Chiang Mai to souvenir hunting at the busy and colorful night markets. At the elephant camp in Chiang Dao, kids will love seeing the big beast playfully bathing. At the remote village in White Hmong, you can get a close up look at the agricultural lifestyle of the locals. Cruise down the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok and cap things off with some relaxation on the beach or more fun and adventure hiking the rain forest or snorkeling the coves.
Magical Machu Picchu
Family Value: BELIEVE IN MAGIC
"Peru: A Family Exploration" (12 days, 11 nights)
Everyone's heard of the mystique and wonder of the ancient Machu Picchu, but to be there in person and take in this breathtaking secretive place is something words or pictures can't describe. Cox and Kings takes you behind the scenes on this magical journey, teaching your family the history behind colonial Lima and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Your journey to this South American destination would not be complete without meeting some local four-footed friends such as the llamas and alpacas (at a ranch near Cusco, where guests can hike, bike or kayak). Here you can also come away with a treasure made by one of the many artisans in town. A trip to the Amazon rain forest is included along with experiencing the beautiful beaches on the southern coast and even dolphin-spotting at the Ballestas Islands where boogie boarding is an option.
Vacations are always a treat, but to incorporate the professional expertise of a top notch company to educate and expose your family to so much more will create lasting impressions. Teaching a wide variety of values to your children, especially respecting other cultures, is a reward they are sure to pass down to many more generations to come.
With offices worldwide, you can contact your local Cox and Kings touring company at www.coxandkingsusa.com.