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Top Family-Friendly Activities With The JG Black Book Collection

The JG Black Book Collection boasts a number of family-friendly properties and destinations that make stress-free adventure and luxury travel with the kids possible! So before you pencil in your next couple’s retreat, be sure to consider bringing the whole family along for the trip of a lifetime with one of our partners. To help you figure out which destination your family will venture to next, we’ve put together a list of some of the top family-friendly activities offered by the JG Black Book Collection.


Guided Safari At Azura Selous Game Reserve: Discovering Africa is a life-changing experience and the perfect family activity. Azura Selous Game Reserve personalizes your stay as a family, providing your own guide and vehicle whenever possible. Their guides are the best trained in the Selous, and they take great pride in showing you all that the vast reserve has to offer. They also thoughtfully take the time to share their knowledge with you, giving the children an opportunity to learn about the bush as well as the relationship between flora and fauna, including the medicinal values of the plants that thrive in the Selous. You will not be constrained by time, as there are no other vehicles in the vicinity. This gives you the freedom to absorb what you learn and to embrace the bush experience as a family. Your Azura Selous safari experience is a very personal one, which will have the kids reminiscing about their family memories here for years to come.


Sea Turtle Migration Near The Chedi Muscat: Did you know that thousands of sea turtles migrate annually from the shores of the Arabian Gulf, the Red Sea and Somalia to lay their eggs on the Sultanate’s shores? Or that Oman is home to four of the world’s seven species of sea turtles: the endangered Green Turtle, Olive Ridley Turtle, Loggerhead Turtle, and the critically endangered Hawksbill Turtle? Approximately 20,000 turtles lay an estimated 50,000 – 60,000 eggs each year in the Sultanate! The best time to witness this beautiful phenomenon is from July until October.

During your stay at The Chedi Muscat, the concierge team will help you plan your turtle nesting tour at Ras Al Jinz to witness this spectacle in an intimate fashion. The turtle sanctuary at Ras Al Jinz combines an interactive museum with research laboratories and a wide range of amenities for visitors to learn all about the wonders of these ancient creatures in a family-friendly environment.


Cooking With Chef Dean At The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah: At The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, there is something for everyone! An interactive and fun cooking class hosted by the property’s Singaporean-native Executive Chef, Dean Nor, in his open-air kitchen can be booked for just the kids or for the whole family. Using freshly picked herbs and produce from his very own organic garden, this engaging culinary journey will walk you through simple Indonesian favorites like ‘mie goreng’ (fried noodles), authentic Balinese dishes or popular western delicacies. Leave with edible memories like easy-to-follow recipes, a Chedi Club apron, a certificate and special gift from Chef Dean.


The Larco Museum With Condor Travel: It’s no surprise that kids have an insatiable thirst for knowledge and discovery. Curious about their surroundings and excited about every new piece of information, they have fun with experiences that can teach them something they didn’t know about the world. With this in mind, Condor Travel suggests a visit to the Larco Museum in Peru, which was recently elected as one of the top 25 museums in the world!  The museum has created three programs (Gods of Ancient Peru, Fruits of Ancient Peru and The Travels of Ai Apaec) that will take kids ages 3 to 12 on an exploration of Peru’s ancient history in a fun and interactive way. The programs use objects of exploration, games and re-enactments to transport the children to an ancient and mystical world. Although these activities were created for the kids, the whole family can join in the fun and discover the history of this amazing country.


Camel Safari at Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp

Family-Friendly Activities With The Elewana Collection: From croquet in the Ngorongoro (Elewana Manor at Ngorongoro) and quad-biking in Arusha (Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge) to warrior training in the Masai Mara plains (Elewana Sand River Masai Mara) and horse and camel riding through the hills of Loisaba (Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp) or the Lewa Downs (Elewana Lewa Safari Camp), there is no shortage of family-friendly activities when you’re staying at any of the Elewana Collection properties! There are fun activities for the entire family to enjoy during a safari adventure!


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Buenos Aires Museums & Planetarium Near CasaSur Hotels: As a guest at one of CasaSur’s chic hotels in Buenos Aires, Argentina – CasaSur Bellini, CasaSur Palermo or CasaSur Recoleta – you will find yourself surrounded by plenty of family-friendly attractions like the Museo Prohibido No Tocar, the Museo de los Niños and the Planetarium Galilleo Galilei.

At the Museo Prohibido No Tocar in the Recoleta neighborhood, science comes to life across the museum’s various rooms organized by subject, like music, art and nature. Or visit the Museo de los Niños in Abasto, an interactive museum that allows kids from 2 to 12 to play doctor, photographer, sailor, journalist and more in a recreated city.  Another option is the Planetarium Galilleo Galilei. Located in the Palermo neighborhood, you will learn all about the planets, stars and the galaxy. Talks about astronomy are given every day.


Family-Friendly Activities With Quasar Expeditions: The Galapagos Islands are full of unpredictable wilderness, abundant with extraordinary species that attract not only adventure travelers, but also their children of all ages. With Quasar Expeditions as your guide, the Islands are an ideal destination for your family!

Snorkeling in the Galapagos is a must-do activity for the entire family. A family cruise has at least one snorkeling time allotted each day and Quasar’s snorkeling destinations are chosen according to a family’s skill level. Another recommended family-friendly activity is exploring the cliffs and shores of the Galapagos on Quasar’s sea kayaks. And perhaps the best way to see Galapagos wildlife is on a family walk or hike, which are scheduled daily across different islands. Each tour is either easy or intermediate and lasts from 1 to 3 hours. On these walks, you will be led by one of Quasar’s expert naturalists who will guide you along the clearly marked trails and show you all the wonders of each of Quasar’s carefully selected visitor sites!