We want to do a special holiday in July/ August for around two weeks to celebrate DH's 50th. Two adults and 14 and 12 yr old DC and budget of up to £20,000. We would enjoy some cultural experiences as well as relaxation and would like to have some activities for the children to do. Please give me some ideas!
What part of the world has he really enjoyed to date or talked about going to Noddy? And what kind of weather? That's a great budget and the kids are old enough to be more adventurous. Does he/you want to go somewhere new? Its my DH's 50th this year too - we're off to NY for 5 days, not quite as adventurous a break as yours unfortunately but far enough away to feel special!
We did Ecuador and a Galápagos Islands cruise for my 50th. That’s a special place to go. Peru is also excellent at that time of year. DH and I did a safari to Zambia for his 50th. Again summer is a great time to go. It’s cooler in South Africa at that time of year. We have also been to the Arctic in July. Polar bear spotting. I would also recommend Canada for bears and whales and Alaska is pretty good too.
We would consider Asia but not as far as Australia. I lived in NYC for a long time and much as I love it, wouldn't do it for his bday as he knows it. Would consider Africa - he lived in SA and Kenya when younger. However, don't want to do a self drive as nervous about the roads. Doodle, we have saved a long time for the holiday as it is a special one and want an experience that we will all remember.
We did 10 days on Sri Lanka and about 5 in the Maldives. It was a package with an adventure tour company. We went in August and the weather was fine. We're actually toying with the idea of doing Sri Lanka again but this time as a private family tour taking in the east coast and the whales. There's so much to see.