There is nothing more rewarding than watching your children interact with other kids from a different background, culture and language, or observing their smart and curious eyes when they immerse themselves in the fun of exploring the unfamiliar.
Traveling with family can be challenging and requires some meticulous planning. One must consider the different expectations and agendas for each of the age-groups when creating a multi-generational journey.
It is imperative after a long day of touring to be able to relax, wind down and sleep well. This will not be accomplished with just any room with four walls. Appropriate accommodations must be selected with safety as a top priority. We choose properties with a high level of comfort who delight in their pint-size guests and are designed to allow a sense of “freedom”.
At Spiced Destinations, we craft our journeys to seemingly weave-in plenty of family fun activities, while keeping focused on the unique sights and highlights of your destinations.
Whether your family will go horseback riding, white water rafting, visit local schools, trying skills in pottery, shopping at authentic markets or try exotic cuisines, we promise to provide challenging and intriguing content for the minds of the young and young at heart.
If your dream is to give your children the world... we know how to make it magical!
Family Friendly Journeys
Highlights of Peru
8 Days / 7 Nights • Suggested Friday arrivals in Lima
A Journey by Private Car & Guide
Featuring: Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu & Cuzco
This Journey captures the essence of the Peruvian treasures, such as the gold jewelry kept in the Larco Museum in Lima, or the Colonial art at the vast Cathedral of Cuzco. But perhaps more important, it captures the “untouchable” treasures of the Peruvian Heritage and History. Through this carefully crafted itinerary, you will pay tribute to one of the most enticing countries in the world.
Chile; Land of Natural Diversity
12 Days / 11 Nights • Suggested Wednesday arrivals in Santiago
A journey by Private Car & Guide
Featuring: Santiago, Atacama Desert, Northern and Southern Patagonia
With a 2,700 miles-long coastline, the driest desert in the world, and more than 2,000 volcanoes (50 are still active), ice fields, glaciers, fjords, lakes, forests, wild rivers, thundering waterfalls, and remote exotic islands; Chile is probably the most naturally diverse country in the world. Spiced Destinations takes you on an awe-inspiring journey to a land of extremities and natural wonders.
Cape Peninsula and the Big Five Safari
8 Days / 7 Nights • Daily Arrivals in Cape Town, year-round
Luxury Journey by Private Car, featuring Cape Town, Winelands & Safari Game Drives in the Thornybush Nature Private Reserve
From the glittering lights of Cape Town and the breathtaking views from atop Table Mountain, the romantic winelands to the close encounters with the Big Five; this trip is designed as a perfect introduction to the wonders of South Africa. Your luxury hotels and private drivers will further enhance this once-in-a-life-time journey. Start packing!
Highlights of Panama
6 Days / 5 Nights • Recommended Tuesday Arrivals in Panama City; year-round
A Journey by Private Car & Guide
Featuring Panama City, Embera Indian Village, Panama Canal & Gamboa Rainforest
Panama… a mere 5-hour flight from New York City and you arrive in a different world. The country is rich with history and culture and offers an unparalleled diversity of ecosystems & biodiversity hotspots. All within an easy reach from the modern and ever partying, Panama City
is perfect for travelers of all ages, this journey is structured to allow a quick glimpse of Panama City’s Sky Scrapers, Colonial Heritage, the Panama Canal, the Rainforest and its native residents.
Kenya’s Great Migration Special
8 Days / 7 Nights • Daily departure. Recommended: July through September
Each year, the Mara plays host to the world's greatest natural spectacle, the Great Wildebeest Migration from the Serengeti. From July to October, the promise of rain and fresh life giving grass in the north brings more than 1.3 million Wildebeest together into a single massive herd. They pour across the border into the Mara, making a spectacular entrance in a surging column of life that stretches from horizon to horizon. Join us for one of earth's best displays of abundance!
Affordable Safari in Kenya 2020
7 Days / 6 Nights • Daily arrivals in Nairobi, April 1 through June 6, 2020
Explore the Amboseli National Park, Lake Nakuru, and the unforgettable Mara on this 7-day Safari affordable adventure! For a limited time, you can embark on a Safari for as low as $2395 per person. Valid April 1 through June 6, 2020.
Featuring Nairobi, Amboseli National Park, Lake Nakuru & the Masai Mara.
Ecuadorian Amazonia Luxury Expedition
9 Days / 8 Nights • Sunday Arrivals in Quito; year round
This journey was carefully tailored for travelers looking to explore the Ecuadorian Amazon at the utmost comfort. This most inspiring journey will include a myriad of unexpected possibilities of magical flooded forests, untamed wilds of the Yasuní National Park and the quiet stills of Lemon Lake. During your journey you will climb up canopy observation towers, inch down black-water jungle streams, walk the understory through meandering trails and meet the sacred peoples of the Amazon forest base.
Featuring Quito, Otavalo Indian Market and a 5-day Amazon Region cruise aboard the luxurios M/V Anakonda
Luxury Cloud Forest Adventure, featuring Mashpi Lodge
3 Days / 2 Nights • Daily departures from Quito
Join the privileged few for an unforgettable adventure at the Ecuadorian Cloud Forest. Submerged in the unparalleled luxury and comfort of the Mashpi Lodge; while exploring one of the most fascinating Eco-System in South America, this program is a perfect addition to any of your Ecuador & Galapagos programs.
Thailand Family Experience
10 Days / 9 Nights • Daily Departures by Private Car and Guide
While some families prefer to make directly for the beaches of the south, taking a northerly tack can result in equal levels of enjoyment. This 10-day journey begins in the buzzing capital of Bangkok, before a short flight to the northern capital Chiang Mai, ready to explore the unspoiled countryside and partake in a range of activities including bamboo rafting; elephant rides and hikes through ethnic communities.
Featuring Bangkok, Pai and Chiang Mai.
Iceland - Family Summer Fun
8 Days / 7 Nights • Daily departures between May to October.
A Self-Drive Journey
We have planned this journey to create the perfect family Road-Trip through some of Iceland's most iconic natural treasures. The fantastic activities that are featured are easy, fun, and do not require any previous experience! Equipped with a pre-loaded tablet detailing all the attractions along the trip with point-to-point guided driving, you will enjoy a worry-free journey!
Peruvian Amazon Experience in the Tambopata Region
4 Days / 3 Nights • Daily arrivals in Puerto Maldonado
Featuring: Exclusive stay at the Canopy Tree House at the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Lodge
A visit to the tropical rainforest is like entering another world. Two-thirds of all known plant and animal species make their home in these magical jungle regions, and hundreds of millions more are believed to be yet undiscovered. This 3-night Amazon experience allows you to have a brief glimpse into one of the world’s most important eco-systems, in one of Peru’s less explored regions.
Kenya Safari & Beach Vacation
11 Days / 10 Nights • Daily departure, year round
We invite you to journey with us on this classic tour of Kenya, East Africa that has been crafted to allow the traveler to have a taste of the best this region has to offer. Engage all of your senses on safaris at world class nature reserves where you will experience the serenity of the natural beauty of the area, become exhilarated with the sights and sounds of the animals and enjoy cuisine that will tantalize your taste buds. After following in the footsteps of explores, writers and adventurers you will be ready to relax or choose from a variety of water sports at one of the top 20 beach resorts worldwide!
Family Friendly Properties
The Singular Patagonia
The Singular Patagonia is located near Puerto Natales, the ultimate gateway for the exploration of Chilean Patagonia and the Torres del Paine National Park. This hotel overlooks the Fjord of Last Hope with the Andes Mountains off in the distance…a reminder that Mother Nature creates the best artwork. You can appreciate the beauty of Patagonia from your own personal haven in your room. This hotel was recently named the TOP Hotel in Chile and one of the Best Hotels in South America in “Trip Advisor’s Travelers' Choice Awards”.
Pikaia Lodge - Galapagos Islands
Hidden in a secluded location and nestled on top of an extinct volcano crater.
Pikaia Lodge is a stunning new alternative for exploring the Galapagos Islands "Last paradise on Earth" in a comfortable and truly sustainable land based way.
Jaci's Lodges at the Madikwe Game Reserve
Jaci's Lodges are located at the Madikwe Game Reserve, a 75 000-hectare wild game park that lies in the extreme north-west corner of South Africa. The two Jaci's Lodges offer a range of accommodation to suit every need, from exclusive tree-houses, family-friendly safari suites to luxury tented rooms in the heart of the African bush.
A true luxury Experience. Deplar is a converted sheep farm, situated in the remote Fljot valley in the mountainous Troll Peninsula in northern Iceland. Today’s modern structure celebrates a rugged past, and honors authentic Icelandic architecture with 13 en suite bedrooms. It’s a one-stop-shop for adventure, solitude, mystery, and high-end amenities.
M/V Anakonda Amazon Cruise, Ecuador
Travel on board the M/V Anakonda, the only luxury ship in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest, and experience the Amazon in a most unique way! Visit the remote and pristine areas where few have had the opportunity to travel, and interact with the region’s 15 local communities, while enjoying the comforts, facilities and services of a 5-star boutique hotel on board with us in the middle of the Ecuadorian Amazon.
The Lodge at Pico Bonito
Unwind at the only luxury eco-lodge in all of Honduras. This is where the tranquil beauty of the rainforest meets the rich comfort of a boutique hotel.
Mashatu Lodge - Mashatu Game Reserve
Where Botswana, Zimbabwe, and South Africa meet, you will find one of the brightest stars in Botswana’s tourism universe, Mashatu Game Reserve. 31000 ha (76600 ac) private game reserve in Botswana allowing for off-road driving, night drives, and open safari vehicles. The reserve is the home of the Largest herds of free-roaming elephants on a private game reserve in Africa.
Remota Lodge, Puerto Natales, Patagonia
A hotel so far away and hard enough to reach; you deserve being here. A destination marvelous and beautiful in itself. Prepare and anticipate the journey like you do a good party or family celebration, moments you dream long before they finally become an unforgettable experience.
At explora Atacama you can choose between over 50 different excursions. On foot or horseback or by bicycle; a couple of hours to a full day; gentle or more physically challenging.
Gamboa Rainforest Resort
A Luxury Resort & Spa in the midst of the Gamboa Rain Forest at the Panama Canal, offering a perfect combination of spectacular views of the Chagres River and the jungle, as well as family-friendly activities and excursions, including on-site Aerial Tram.
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
A select boutique cloud-forest resort considered “the Garden of Eden” by Condé Nast Traveller (Jan. 2007), lets you experience life at an exclusive royal Inca retreat for your stay. Enjoy the benefits of a de-stress massage at our mystical UNU Spa, and you will have the opportunity to participate in group eco-activities, such as bird watching or a guided Orchid walk, offered on the hotel' 12-acre grounds.
M/V Aria Amazon Cruise
Experience the world as it was at the very beginning of time. Sail the waters of the mighty Amazon.
Every week of the year, the award-winning Aqua Expeditions’ luxurious M/V Aqua takes 24 passengers deep into Peru’s Amazon wilderness to places only ever visited by only a fortunate few.
Estancia El Colibri, Cordoba
Estancia de Charme El Colibri member of “Relais & Châteaux” is located in the heart of 410 acres, surrounded by a river, at only 45 minutes drive of Cordoba International airport. It is the place to experience an Argentinean Working Ranch where the owners produce their meat, fruits, vegetables and flowers.
Tierra Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Tierra Aacama is an Adventure Spa, a place where guests combine active enjoyment of the desert with profound restfulness. We present the great beauty of the Altiplano via guided hikes, bikes, horse rides and in vans. Back at the hotel, rejuvenation comes from massages, pool time, lounging on outdoor beds, meditation, conversation and lovely cocktails and meals.
Prepare to be overwhelmed; expect to be completely at peace, connected with the timeless spirit of Lake Titicaca, surrounded by intensely blue sky and water.
Mashpi Lodge, a Luxury Cocoon in the Clouds
The sophisticated and strikingly-contemporary lodge is designed as the ideal springboard for exploring the biodiverse world of its reserve. A hideaway in the clouds only accessible to its guests and located on a high plateau, Mashpi Lodge features views of the forested mountains on one side and the forest right up close on the other through its floor-to-ceiling glass windows.
M/V Galapagos Legend - Deluxe Expedition Ship
The 100-passengers deluxe expedition ship has a all the amenities of a cruise line, yet it is still small enough for a more intimate and interactive experience with the unparalleled nature of the Galapagos Islands. Sail the Islands in comfort, without giving up on the adventure!
Thornybush Game Lodge - The Bush Beckons
Adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park, within the famous Thornybush Nature Reserve is the Thornybush Game Lodge, where unrivaled big game viewing is complemented by elegant accommodation and sublime cuisine.
Le Quartier Français
The sophisticated suites and rooms feature the ultimate in luxury fittings, fabrics and finishes, complemented by artworks by local artists. There are nine en-suite Auberge Rooms, three Grande Rooms, three Petite Garden Suites and two deluxe Auberge Suites (with private pools), which open onto a rose-filled central courtyard and swimming pool. There are also four state-of-the-art suites, The Four Quarters and a three - bedroom LQF Villa.
Shumbalala Game Lodge - Thornybush Nature Reserve
Shumbalala Game Lodge is set in the heart of the 14 000 hectare Thornybush Nature Reserve, adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park, Shumbalala offers the tradition of Africa experienced in luxurious surroundings.
Kumarakom Lake Resort, Kerala
Paradise on earth, dedicated to to perfect balance of nature and mankind coexistence
Excursion by boat in Lake Gatun
Aerial Tram at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort
Interacting with the Embera Indians, Panama
Fresh Water Swimming Hole, Jungle Excursion, Panama
Quality Time at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort at the Panama Canal
Playful Dolphins (M.V. Eclipse)
Dolphins watching with the Eclipse
Naturalist with young explorers in the Galapagos Islands (Pete Oxford)