Family adventures with a twist
You know what they say… “travel broadens the mind.” And there’s no better way to teach your children about other countries and cultures than by travelling together as a family. At Rickshaw, our aim is to make the planning as effortless as possible so you can relax and look forward to your family holiday.
Stay somewhere completely unique
Find charming and unique, small-scale accommodation around the world. From simple family homestays and traditional house boats to former palaces and over-the-water bungalows. We’ve picked out a few of our favourite places to rest your head.
Take some tropical time out
Swing in a hammock overlooking turquoise seas, feast on sizzling seafood as the sun goes down, snorkel with sea turtles and swim with wild dolphins. From pocket-sized islands to paradise beaches, we’ll take you to some of the planet’s most beautiful sands. Hop between sun-kissed islands in Malaysia, watch surfers crest the waves in Bali, escape to reggae beaches in Costa Rica and find your own private patch of beach bliss in Vietnam.
Discover the underwater world
Colourful coral reefs, exotic tropical fish and even mysterious shipwrecks are all waiting to be explored. Take the plunge and scuba dive into the depths or just grab a snorkel and step out amongst the coral reefs. There’s plenty of places around the world to pop your fins on and here’s just a few of our favourites.
Savour the flavours of the world
Chef and food writer James Beard declared that “food is our common ground, a universal experience”, so what better way to immerse yourself in a different culture and way of life than to sample its food and drink. From rich Cabernet wines and tropical cocktails to spicy curries and freshly grilled fish, we’ve got plenty of opportunities for you to tuck in.
Take a honeymoon with a twist
Feel lost in the nostalgic romance and faded glamour of Cuba, escape to your own private island paradise in Malaysia, soak up the mystical spirit of Indonesia or opt for an all-out adventure in the rainforests of Borneo. Our honeymoons are packed with romance and real local experiences. Throw yourselves into the colourful chaos of Vietnam, spice up your honeymoon with a traditional cooking class in Sri Lanka and take barefoot sunset walks along the sand in Bali.
Feel the freedom of a self-drive
Windows down, music up, seat belts fastened, map in hand… There’s nothing quite like the freedom of the open road. Drive the entire length of the Garden Route in South Africa, explore wildlife-packed pockets of remote Patagonia, pass wandering camels and desert kasbahs in Morocco and feel lost in time in Cuba. Taking a road trip gives you the chance to set your own pace, stopping for scenic picnics, slowing down for snapshots and watching the scenery change around every corner.
Trek through showstopping scenery
Trek between soaring snow-tipped Himalayan peaks in Nepal, walk to tiny Berber villages tucked away in the mountains of Morocco, follow in the footsteps of the Incas on the way to Machu Picchu and wander through mist-swirled cloud forests in Costa Rica. Get lost between glaciers in the wilderness of Patagonia or set off on an epic journey to Everest Base Camp. It’s challenging, but the rewards will outweigh the blisters a thousand times over.
Experience something completely different
See the world differently with one of our unique experiences. Hidden homestays, immersive experiences, cooking classes in a family home and secret islands are just a few of our favourites. If you’re looking for something a little unusual then take a look at our selection to get you started.
Where to go when
We’ve carefully selected the best destinations to visit throughout the year keeping in mind weather, events, festivals and local traditions. So, if you’ve got your dates sorted, or you’re hoping to see something specific, our list of favourites per month should help get you started.
Walk on the wild side
The planet is crammed with extraordinary wildlife, from turtles nesting on the beaches of Costa Rica to whales breaching in the waves off the coast of Patagonia. Sleep in rainforest lodges, wake to a dawn chorus of howler monkeys, meet swinging orang-utans in the jungle of Borneo, learn to care for aged elephants in Laos and spot the Big Five on a safari in South Africa. We’ll help you take a walk on the wild side.