You’ve taken your kids to Florida, Greece, South of France and all the other usual family getaways, but we’ve rounded up some experiences that might linger in the memory a little longer...

It’s all too easy to opt for the old classics when considering taking your family away. In your mind they’re simple, hassle-free and ‘do the job’ of getting you away from your desks, and making some memories for your children.

The truth is, the world is getting smaller, and it’s becoming easier to really make the most of our amazing planet. There are plenty of incredible and competitively priced experiences and itineraries available to guide you and take the stress out of organising the trip.

Most importantly, there are some truly life-changing experiences out there that will create precious and unforgettable memories for your entire family. Here are ten that we think form the ultimate family travel wish list:

1/10  Snorkelling in the Galapagos

snorkelling in the Galapaos on a family holiday

Enjoy a jam-packed but sensibly spaced adventure in Ecuador - hopping around the diverse and unique islands of the Galapagos. This is definitely a trip for the nature lovers, and a chance to interact with some of the world’s rarest and most beautiful creatures. The shining gemstone in this crown of activities has to be snorkelling with sea lions, turtles, manta rays, and even sharks. (Don’t worry - the type that don’t bite!) It’s a life-changing experience for any child who loves animals - and certainly beats the local petting zoo.

Prices from: Child £1,517 Adult £1,685

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