From Frozen II to the Lion King: five of the best film-inspired family adventures

Ever wanted to discover Simba’s Pride Lands or Mowgli’s jungle landscapes? We’ve picked our top family-friendly itineraries inspired by the silver screen.

By Rhonda Carrier
Published 7 Sept 2019, 13:00 BST
The Great Wall.
The Great Wall.
Photograph by Getty Images

Luke Skywalker
You needn’t travel to a galaxy far, far away to see Luke’s home planet of Tatooine — the 1977 film was partly shot in the Moroccan Sahara. Families can discover Taourirt Kasbah and more on the nine-day Morocco Family Journey: Ancient Souks to the Sahara. From £1,349, excluding flights.

Discover the real Pride Lands from The Lion King on the Serengeti & Zanzibar Family Safari. As well as spotting lions and giraffes, you’ll explore local villages and spend evenings around a campfire, before heading to Zanzibar to relax on the beach. From £3,099 for adults and £2,199 for children, excluding flights.

Last year’s Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle might have been partly filmed in South Africa, but Kipling’s original Jungle Book is set near India’s Madhya Pradesh. Kids can have their own animal encounters with gazelles, leopard hyenas and Bengal tigers. From £655 per person, excluding flights.

Indiana Jones
With the next instalment due out in 2021, families can relive Indiana’s Amazon adventures from the last film on a 16-day Family Adventure Holiday in Peru, Inca & Amazon (for ages 12-plus), discovering the rainforest and Machu Picchu. From £3,199 including flights.

Princess Elsa
A sequel to Frozen is due out this year. Discover the landscapes that inspired it with the Norway in a Nutshell tour, which offers kayaking, hiking and fjord safaris through Nærøyfjord. From NOK 1,740 (£158) for trains, buses and fjord cruises; accommodation and activity prices vary. 

Published in the Adventure 2019 supplement distributed with National Geographic Traveller (UK)

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