At The Explorations Company, we all have children and are therefore highly experienced in arranging luxury family vacations in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Borneo, Burma and the Maldives! Family holidays to India and Asia take time and great planning in order to get them absolutely right – and this is our expertise! In 30 years we have never created the same family holiday as each is individually crafted around you!
Located on the Malabar Coast, at the southern tip of the Indian subcontinent, Kerala is a magical place, well-loved by travellers. Luxury Kerala holidays are ideal for a family destination. The travelling distances are relatively short, as it is a small,...
The island of Sri Lanka is shaped like an enormous teardrop falling from the southern tip of India, separated by a series of stepping-stone coral islets. This lovely island has known Portuguese, Dutch and English colonisation, and today still displays a...
Borneo is a fabulous country to take children on holiday! Sabah (North Borneo) is an excellent place for children, making it ideal for family holidays to Borneo. This is the easiest place to see orangutans and other delightful primates, like the...
Burma – or Myanmar, as it is known today – is a beautiful and mythical country. It allows for a wonderful adventure into a gentle, genuine and unspoilt region that is keen to welcome tourists of all ages and will create...
Nepal can be a magical place for families with the huge diversity of landscapes and possibilities packed into a small and easily accessible country. The lowland jungles provide some of the most exciting possibilities of wildlife-viewing from elephant-back, boats or jeeps,...
The Himalayas offer a truly fantastic holiday experience for an active family. Think about trekking in the western Himalayas - at whatever pace you dictate, arriving at a picnic lunch spot. In the evenings, there are board games to be played....
The Eastern Himalayas and North-eastern India are an absolute treasure trove of delights for the active family. One of the best kept secrets in north Bengal is Jaldapara National Park which hosts one of the highest populations of rhinos outside of...
We can arrange all sorts of exciting experiences – from white water rafting on Himalayan rivers, snorkelling in pellucid waters, camel-trekking through villages on a Thar desert safari, riding elephants through tall grasslands looking for tigers, washing elephants in the river, exploring the Rajasthani wilderness on horseback or its villages by ox-cart; watching the sun rise over Himalayan peaks from a balloon; horse-riding in India, walking, cycling or river rafting in Bhutan, rafting and trekking in Nepal, taking over a fabulous tea garden bungalow in the Eastern Himalayas for Christmas or a family villa on an atoll in the Maldives– the subcontinent is a treasure trove for children of all ages, and is a part of the world where everyone has time for a child.
The holiday was so enjoyable – lots to chat about. Tikli Bottom is a gem and we were the only guests for our short stay. We loved it there – peaceful and luxurious, and the staff were a delight – especially the cook!
Holiday to India
What an absolutely wonderful time we had in India. Your planning was perfection. Our favourites were Siana (you told us that!) and Kanker Palace…both families were wonderful in totally different ways. Welcomed with open arms we felt as though we were indeed royalty ourselves!
Holiday to India
Just a line to thank you for arranging such a fantastic trip to India for us. It was the experience of a lifetime which we will relive as we sort out our 1000 or so photos! Thank you again. P.S. We saw 4 tigers!
A holiday to India - tiger safari
The trip was a huge success and we saw our Tiger in Chitwan, a long relaxed sighting, sitting in the undergrowth washing his face, quite unperturbed by us.
A holiday to Nepal
I did just want to drop you a note to thank you and your team for looking after us so well over the past couple of weeks.
Holiday to India
Thanks for organizing our Nepal Trip – everything was wonderful. I soon realized why we had to go on these dates as GUN was an excellent guide and naturalist, I don’t know what we would have done without his assistance.
A holiday to Nepal
Just to say thank you for arranging such a wonderful holiday for us. It has been a fascinating experience. Everything worked perfectly and I can say that you gave us more than what you promised on the tin! We will definitely return and will be in touch.
A holiday to Borneo
The trip was overwhelmingly successful in all respects for every one of us. It was a trip of a lifetime and certainly one that will be in our memories forever.
A holiday to India - Rajasthan and wildlife
I just wanted to thank you so much for organising an absolutely amazing trip. We both loved it all and cannot wait to get back to India.
A holiday to Rajasthan
The kids loved Dubai but then when we reached Maldives - Banyan Tree was absolutely marvellous. The spa was fabulous , one of the best massages we have ever had.
Family Holiday to India and Maldives
Words cannot even begin to describe how amazing the trip was. First of all, the arrangements you made went perfectly. We were picked up and dropped off at every city without any glitches.
Family wildlife holiday to India
Thank you for arranging a faultless and memorable holiday in Bhutan. Having travelled quite a lot elsewhere, I can’t think of any holidays where the pluses so greatly exceeded the minuses.
A Holiday to Bhutan
Thanks so much for arranging a holiday which ticked all of the boxes, and which I think did feel appropriately special to my father given the occasion. Very memorable indeed.
A holiday to Bhutan
We had such a wonderful time in India, from the moment we landed in Mumbai we were captivated by the sights and smells.
Safari in India
I'm home safe and sound and finally adjusting to my time zone. Thank you SO much for the bottle of wine in Kathmandu and the gorgeous flowers that arrived today. How very thoughtful. No other tour company has ever done something like this before!
Holiday to India and Nepal
All in all, a fantastic trip. Thank you very much for all your help in making this happen – much appreciated!
Tiger & Photgraphic Safari in India
Take the first step on your extraordinary journey into Asia
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour and catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore – Dream – Discover - Mark Twain - You can view clips of some of our own favourite discoveries here.
100% Tailor Made
- Utterly designed and tailored around you and your requirements
- Totally unique every time you travel with us
- The very best hand picked guides which can make the difference between a good and an outstanding holiday
- Established over 30 years ago we have been around longer than most
- Our specialists come from, have lived in or travelled extensively in the regions we cover
- Unparalleled knowledge provides you with the best possible experience
Making a difference
- Philanthropy is our philosophy
- Our founding principle is to always ‘put something back’
- An amount from each holiday is donated to our selected conservation and humanitarian charities
Nicola Shepherd, founder and CEO of The Exploration Company, organises unusual trips for HNW and UHNW clients ranging from birthday parties at an Indian Maharajah's palace to reliving Sir Vivian Fuchs's 1950s expedition to the South Pole. Citywealth caught ...