The place: Cayo, Belize
The cost: $1,975 per adult; starts at $975 for kids
Belize is an ideal destination for "explorations that aren't physically demanding," says Elizabeth Young of TravelforKids.com.
This Mayan Adventure tour from Journeys International skips the typical trek from hotel to hotel.
Instead, you'll stay at a single rustic jungle lodge, taking day trips to explore nearby ruins and cave pools. Need a nature break? Try a pottery or cooking class.
The savings: 35% less than Belize tours that include multiple hotels and travel
They soar above ordinary trips and perform feats of vacation derring-do, all while nailing their budget. Here are their travel tips.