My summer holiday inspiration is thrills

17 May 2019

Whether it be mountain zip-wiring in the Middle East or animal encounters in South America, we’ve shared our inspiration for summer holidays that are perfect for those seeking an adrenaline rush while exploring fascinating destinations all around the world.

Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah is one of the most exciting places to get active in the great outdoors, with walking, hiking, rock-climbing, canyoning and biking available in the stunning Jebel Jais mountain range. It’s also here that you can challenge yourself to ride the world’s longest zip-wire. You can also venture out into the dunes for desert camps, horse-riding, camel-trekking, jeep safaris and falconry.

Afterwards, take to the water on a dhow cruise or chartered yacht, or alternatively by scuba-diving, snorkelling, sailing, water-skiing or kayaking – the latter either in the clear-blue sea or through the mangroves. And you can get a great overview of the sparkling Gulf of Arabia from a soaring Seawings seaplane. After all that, Ras Al Khaimah is also home to two 18-hole championship golf courses.

“Ras Al Khaimah is much more laidback than the neighbouring Dubai, opting to focus more on its beaches and adventure-based activities. The 2.83m-long zipline on the Jebel Jais mountain range is not for the faint hearted, launching you from the starting point in a horizontal position high above the valley below. Ras Al Khaimah is well on the way to establishing itself as a great alternative to Dubai.”

Natalie, Travel Counsellor

G Adventures

All-new in May 2019, National Geographic Family Journeys with G Adventures is a portfolio of exciting and meaningful itineraries specially designed with adventure-loving families in mind – with the aim of enlightening and of encouraging all ages to connect more deeply with the world around them as well as spending quality family time together both exploring and relaxing. All trips are accompanied by two dynamic Chief Experience Officers trained to engage with young travellers.

What to expect

• Itineraries are rich in unique interactive activities inspired by National Geographic’s expertise in photography, storytelling, wildlife, culture,
history, and geography.
• Groups of usually 20 or fewer like-minded family travellers.
• Dedicated Family Trip Specialists to help you plan and prepare.
• Pre-departure resources and materials to get everyone excited about their upcoming adventure.
• Child-friendly meal options.
• 100% guaranteed departures: once you’ve booked, you’re going.

Celebrity Cruises

With 13 cruise ships with state-of-the-art spaces designed by some of the world’s top architects and interior designers, Celebrity Cruises is especially well known for its onboard entertainment. Its revolutionary Edge Class ships offer stunning productions you won’t see anywhere else at sea, while its Solstice and Millennium Class ships featuring jaw-dropping circus shows and even rock concerts in their main theatres.

All Edge, Solstice and Millennium Class ships are feature clubs, bars and other relaxing spaces where you can take in everything from acoustic live music in a rooftop garden to the cinema at sea. And there are activities galore to suit all ages and interests, including kids’ and teen clubs.

If thrills are your summer holiday inspiration, get in touch with your Travel Counsellor to book your flight and take advantage of a range of exclusive benefits including full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your trip.

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