Just because you’ve settled down and had kids doesn’t mean you have to stop having adventures. Wanderlust is genetic, so bring the kids along for the ride! We’ve scoured the globe in search of exciting experiences that fit the needs of travellers big and not-so-big alike. And unlike most things, travel is something you never grow out of; whether your kids are little or almost grown, we’ve got an adventure that’ll fit them (and you!) perfectly.
WHAT'S A FAMILY TRIP LIKE?
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We handpick activities that maximize the fun for travellers of all ages. Some engage the brain, others the body, and still others both! Even when you’re on the move, we’ll keep everyone occupied with language lessons, cultural learning opportunities and local games. Many trips employ a second CEO who’ll keep the kids busy while you enjoy some time that’s just for adults.
Kids learn best when they don’t know they’re learning at all. Our trips take the stodginess out of educational travel by introducing your kids to history, language and nature directly, often in destinations they might be studying at school. Want to know more about a particular cultural tradition or historical artifact? Go with us and you’ll get an answer straight from the source.
Expect the unexpected
Those unscripted moments that make travel so rewarding can be hard to come by on most tightly-scheduled family trips. Not ours. Our CEOs are always on the lookout for unique, unplanned experiences that’ll enrich your adventure. A game of futbol with some Brazilian kids or learn the way of the ninja in Japan? Anything—and everything—is possible!
Safety first, last and always
Your family’s safety is our top concern. We adhere to strict safety standards everywhere we go, even in places where the standards aren’t quite as high. That’s why we employ private vehicles for the majority of our ground travel and subject our rides to frequent safety inspections. Our hotels and suppliers are thoroughly vetted to ensure quality safety and service, and we insist on comprehensive safety briefings for all activities that require them.
It’s tough to find something for everyone to do, especially when they’re not the same age. We tailor our activities towards kids of certain age groups to help parents decide which trip is right for them. Each activity carries a minimum age requirement set by our local suppliers so that all activities can be enjoyed safely. For an idea if a trip is right for your kids, check the minimum age note on each itinerary.
Every G Adventures trip has its own CEO, and family trips are no exception. (Although in some cases, we have two!) Our CEOs and local guides are the very best at what they do, and are there to help bring out the very best of your destination and interpret it in a way that everyone, regardless of age, will appreciate. Our CEOs are pretty amazing people with diverse backgrounds and educations. Want a good story? Just ask them!
An extra set of hands
As every parent knows, you just can’t be everywhere at once. Fortunately, we can! Some of our families trips include a second CEO who will take the kids off for a special young-folks-only activity while the grown-ups explore a museum, sample wine or just take it easy for a spell. A little relief goes a long way.
We try our best to select accommodations that reflect the unique character of the places we visit. Whether that means camping under the desert stars, bunking down in a traditional longhouse in Borneo, sleeping in teepees in Lapland or checking in to a traditional ryokan in Japan, where you sleep will always reflect where you are. We’ll also do our best to room you and your kids in adjoining rooms, and in some cases book triple and quad rooms to keep you all together.
Often, the most direct way to experience a new place is through its food. We’ll introduce you to local cuisine all over the place, often by having you sit down to traditional meals with the locals themselves. That could mean sharing a meal with a family, exploring new tastes at the market or learning to cook your own delicacies in a cooking class. Who wants seconds?
Featured Family Trips
Costa Rica Family Experience
Nothing brings learning to life like real-world experience. This week-long trip’s engaging lesson plan gives your kids an education in biology and ecology they’ll never get in a textbook. Here, you’ll spend five life-changing days studying the flora and fauna that inhabit the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve and Manuel Antonio National Park. Elsewhere, you’ll get in touch with the land by rappelling, rafting, swimming, horseback-riding and even surfing all over it. Science + gym?
You do the math.
Family Galapagos 10 Day, G8 SE Islands
Part science lab, part playground, the Galapagos has something for every nature lover, regardless of age. Our kid-friendly adventure here gets you out with the exotic beasties that call this volcanic island chain home in a 7-day span that fits the needs of the budget- and time-conscious family. Enjoy guided nature walks, wildlife encounters and all the swimming and snorkelling you can handle from the comfort of a hotel that floats along with you. Best family vacation ever? You bet.
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Terms & Conditions
Receive $150 USD / CAD off per person on any 2013 small group family tour. Does not include groups, FIT, independents, pre or post, transfers, insurance etc. Must be booked by April 30, 2013 for travel in 2013. Valid for new bookings only and must quote promo code FAMILY150. Cannot be combined with any other offers, promotions or discounts and are subject to availability. Does not apply to airfare, pre/post accommodation, 'My Own Room' or 'My Own Tent', transfers, theme packs, insurance or other in-country or on-board services. G Adventures reserves the right to withdraw this offer from sale at any time. For G Adventures' full booking conditions visit gadventures.com/terms-conditions-policies/