Explore has unveiled five new trips for its 2016/17 Family Adventures collection.

New trips include itineraries to Slovakia, Canada, USA as well as Ecuador and the Galapagos, providing more choice for families in search of an adventure of a lifetime.

The operator's trade sales manager, Philippa Baines, said: “With increasingly busy school and work schedules, it’s more important than ever for families to spend quality time together on holiday. With 59 different family trips offering the chance to skate along the frozen Ottawa’s Rideau Canal; spot toucans and monkeys in the Ecuadorian rainforest and visit the Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream factory in the USA, we’re confident that the latest collection of Family Adventures includes something for every family.

"What’s more, our family adventures only operate in the school holidays and Explore can guarantee that agents won’t be undercut by the web or call centre.”

As an example of prices, highlights of a new 14-day Family Ecuador and Galapagos Adventure include canoeing along the Napo River; exploring the ‘Avenue of Volcanoes’ and learning to cook a traditional Ecuadorian meal; snorkelling in the Galapagos in search of giant tortoises and sea lions; and learning to barter for gifts to take home from the colourful Otavalo market.

Tours depart in December and March,July, October and December 2016 and cost from £3,559 per adult and £3,299 per child (minimum age seven).

The price includes flights; 13 nights’ breakfast accommodation; most meals; transport and the services of a leader, driver, local guide and naturalist.

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