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Traveling as a family can be a great opportunity to spend quality time together away from hectic schedules that tie up our everyday lives. It can provide children with unbelievable, "hands on" learning experiences and inspire young minds to understand, respect, and appreciate other cultures and environments. 

However, traveling as a family is not without its hazards and can create added challenges for the safety, health, and enjoyment of everyone involved. With this in mind, we have created a family suggestion sheet to help you make the most out of your experience abroad. Below are some general tips that apply to any of our adventures and some tour-by tour comments to help you decide if a specific trip is right for your family. For more information, please contact us anytime. We look forward to helping you create the perfect adventure for your family!
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Li river and hills in the sun, Yangshuo

Great Wall, Dynasties, & Rivers

Active China - 12 Day Itinerary
  • Hike the Great Wall of China
  • Visit Leshan & the Giant Buddha
  • View pandas early in the morning
  • Explore Ping'an & the rice terraces
Hike the Jinshanling section of the Great Wall, explore the rice terraces surrounding Ping'an Village, see pandas in Chengdu, and bike along the Li River in Yangshuo. Encounter people and lifestyles of the various ethnic groups found in China on this active trip.
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Biking, Hiking, Land, Urban Exploration, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Beijing, Dazhai Village, Dongkou, Forbidden City, Fuli Town, Guilin, Jinshanling Section, Liugong, Longsheng, Olympic Forest Park, Ping'An Village, Summer Palace, Terracotta Warriors, Xi'an, Xingping, Yangdi, Yangshuo
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Antarctic Small Ship Expedition

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova Air Cruises
  • Sail along ice-filled fjords
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
  • Explore the Antarctic landscape
  • Search for penguins, seals & whales
Leaving from Ushuaia, Argentina, this 10-day small ship expedition cruise takes you through the Beagle Channel and across the mythical waters of the Drake Passage. Explore one of the most spectacular places on earth, the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and most remote continent - Antarctica.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Chile, Patagonia, South America, Drake Passage, Port of Ushuaia, Puerto Williams, South Shetland Islands
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Boats on a Phuket beach

Best of Thailand

10 Day Itinerary
  • Visit Wat Pho, a Buddhist temple
  • Wander Damnoen Saduak Market
  • Feed and bathe elephants
  • Sail around Phang Nga Bay
Arrive in Bangkok and begin your 10 day Thailand adventure. This tour covers the main highlights of the region including temple visits, local markets, the Elephant Nature Park, city tours, and a beach stay in Phang Nga Bay. Immerse yourself in the natural and cultural wonder of this country.
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Land, Local Market, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Asia, Thailand, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Elephant Nature Park, Phang Nga Bay, Phuket Island
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Devil's Cauldron Waterfall in Banos

Ecuador Highlights

9 Day Itinerary
  • Walk paths through the Cloud Forest
  • Visit bustling Otavalo Market
  • Explore Cotopaxi National Park
  • Enjoy various activities in BaƱo
Begin and end your nine day journey through Ecuador in the colonial city of Quito. Visit Bellavista Cloud Forest, Otavalo Market, Cotopaxi National Park, Banos, and much more. This tour highlights the best that Ecuador has to offer!
Activities: Land, Local Market, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, South America, Banos, Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve, Cotopaxi, Hacienda El Porvenir, Otavalo, Quito
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Day 8: rafting with Kenneth

Adventure Pacifica

9 Day Itinerary
  • Hike near Arenal Volcano
  • Zipline through the cloudforest
  • Raft the Rio Savegre
  • Explore Manuel Antonio's beaches
On this 9-day Costa Rica tour you'll experience rivers, rainforests, cloudforests, and volcanoes as you hike, raft, zip line, and view wildlife like monkeys in this tropical paradise. This is the perfect itinerary for travelers short on time but big on adventure!
Activities: Land, Trekking & Hiking, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing, Zip Line
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, Arenal, Manuel Antonio, Monteverde Cloud Forest, San Jose
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Sea lion encounter while snorkeling
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Western Islands

Cruise on Eric or Letty - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Eric & Letty
  • Hike Prince Philip's Steps
  • Encounter giant tortoises
  • Hike to a salt water lagoon
  • Learn about local conservation
Cruise the Galapagos on this 8-day tour of the western islands of Isabela, Fernandina, Santa Cruz and Santiago viewing unique wildlife like marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, penguins & giant Galapagos tortoises. Explore the Galapagos National Park by zodiac dinghy, hiking, and spectacular snorkeling
Activities: Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Bachas Beach, Black Turtle Cove, Cerro Colorado, Charles Darwin Center, Dragon Hill, Elizabeth Bay, Espinosa Point, Genovesa, Highlands, Puerto Egas, Rabida, San Cristobal Airport, Tagus Cove, Urbina Bay
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Guanaco in Torres del Paine

Patagonia Wildlife Safari

5-7 Day Itinerary
  • Choose activity level of excursions
  • Hike to the base of the towers
  • Visit the Salto Grande waterfall
  • See 100,000+ Magellanic penguins
On this tour of Chile's Southern Patagonia region you'll experience penguins, guanacos, Darwin's Rheas, Andean foxes and more as you hike or even bike Torres del Paine and the Straits of Magellan to Magdalena Island, where you will see over 100,000 Magellanic penguins!
Activities: Biking, Hiking, Land, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Chile, Patagonia, South America, EcoCamp, Magdalena Island, Punta Arenas
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Nice place to stop

Tierra del Fuego Explorer

4 Day Itinerary
For those looking to explore Patagonia at a relaxed - yet active - pace! Embark from Ushuaia, the "Gateway to Antarctica" to Harberton Farm. Board zodiacs and wind through the Beagle Channel to Gable Island, Martillo Island and a penguin rookery. Spend a relaxing day at Tierra del Fuego, Argentina's first coastal national park. …
Activities: Land, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Argentina, Patagonia, South America, Tierra del Fuego National Park, Ushuaia
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Giraffes in Botswana

Botswana Wilderness Safari

11 Day Itinerary
  • River cruise through Chobe Park
  • Visit Victoria Falls
  • Explore Linyanti Concession
  • Take day & night game drives
Visit national parks and private concessions on our 11 day Botswana wilderness safari tour. Enjoy ample opportunities to take game drives, search for wildlife, and experience diverse habitats. This itinerary also includes a visit to the world's largest waterfall, Victoria Falls. Take a step back in time as you travel across Botswana!
Activities: Land, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Chobe River, Chobe National Park, Jacana Camp, Kasane, Khwai Discoveres Camp, Linyanti Concession, Linyanti Discoverers Camp, Livingstone, Zambia, Maun, Toka Leya, Victoria Falls
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A view from inside the ATM cave

Beautiful Belize

9 Day Itinerary
  • Discover Mayan ruins
  • Canoe down the Rio Macal
  • Visit the village of Placencia
  • Customize your Belize explorations
Choose your own adventure with this Belize itinerary! First, venture into the jungle to visit Belize's most celebrated archaeological sites during the day, and spend your nights at the relaxing lodge set in the shadows of the Maya Mountains. Spend the rest of your trip relaxing on the white sandy beaches of Placencia.
Activities: Beach Time, Fishing, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing, Zip Line
Places: Belize, Central America & Mexico, Belize City, Placencia, Xunantunich, Belize
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Enjoy seeing the beauty of these islands on an exciting kayak trip.

Galapagos Multisport

Hotel-Based Tour - 9 Day Itinerary
  • Learn about Galapagos conservation
  • Kayak to Darwin Bay
  • Snorkel San Cristobal's coast
  • Mountain bike through mangroves
The ultimate active Galapagos adventure tour with kayaking, snorkeling, and biking where spectacular vistas & wildlife await at every turn, every trailside, and every shoreline! Stay in charming beachside hotels at night, and explore Isabela, Santa Cruz and San Cristobal Islands by day on this Galapagos adventure tour.
Activities: Biking, Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Trekking & Hiking, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Baltra, Charles Darwin Center, Isabela, Quito, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz
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Tirta empul Hindu Temple

Magical Bali

8 Day Itinerary
  • Visit the cultural hub of Ubud
  • Experience market food
  • Hike through rice fields
  • Wander Sanur beach town
Journey into the ancient temples of Ubud, hike along the stunning country landscapes characterized by rice terraces, and explore the famous beach town of Sanur with a private, English-speaking guide on this 8-day tour.
Activities: Land
Places: Asia, Bali, Indonesia, Sidemen
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Life in an underwater world

Hamanasi Adventure

5-8 Day Itinerary
  • Snorkel & search for marine life
  • Explore the rainforest & ruins
  • River tube in a wildlife sanctuary
  • Choose from a menu of activities
On this 5-8 day Belize tour enjoy both marine and inland adventures. Choose from activities such as snorkeling, exploring Mayan ruins, canoeing, and caving. Customize your stay at Hamanasi to fit your personal preferences!
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Fishing, Kayaking, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Belize, Central America & Mexico, Belize City, Blue Hole National Park, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, Dangriga, Hamanasi Resort
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Sacha Lodge greets travelers on a tour of the Amazon

Sacha Lodge

Ecuadorian Amazon - 7 Day Itinerary
  • Paddle dugout canoes along creeks
  • Take night walks through the forest
  • Observe the unique wildlife
  • View the forest from the canopy
Spend four nights in Ecuador's premier rainforest lodge with professional naturalists and indigenous guides. Sacha Lodge is among the best places in the Amazon to explore the jungle without leaving behind your creature comforts - an unforgettable Amazon tour!
Activities: Fishing, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Amazon, Ecuador, South America, Coca, Quito, Sacha Lodge
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Pair of King penguins on an Antarctica cruise
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Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica: Explorers and Kings

20 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Diamond
  • Zodiac around the Falkland Islands
  • Watch for whales and seals
  • Hike the Antarctic landscape
  • Partake in optional kayaking
This comprehensive Antarctic tour visits the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island, and the Antarctic Peninsula. Encounter penguins, seals, and whales upon the Ocean Diamond as you embark on the cruise of a lifetime for a full 20 days cruising the Antarctic!
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Drake Passage, Port of Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands
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Monkey business in Coca

Wildlife Odyssey

Amazon & Galapagos - 16 Day Itinerary
  • Observe macaws at a clay lick
  • Visit a 130-ft. observation tower
  • Take in the vast array of wildlife
  • Snorkel through clear waters
This trip combines the marine life of a Galapagos cruise with the jungle adventures of an Amazon tour at Sacha Lodge. Round out this trip with a day at a historic hacienda and indigenous market. An unforgettable trip, for a wildlife enthusiast.
Activities: Biking, Fishing, Hacienda, Horseback Riding, Land, Local Market, Rainforest Exploration, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Amazon, Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Coca, Hacienda Pinsaqui, Otavalo, Quito, Sacha Lodge
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Skiing down the the unique snowy slopes.
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Antarctica - Off the Beaten Path

13 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Ioffe
  • Attend educational presentations
  • Observe large penguin colonies
  • Kayak in the Antarctic waters
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
Begin and end your 13-day Antarctic adventure in Ushuaia, Argentina aboard the Akademic Loffe. Enjoy optional activities ranging from overnight kayaking, camping, ski touring, snowshoeing, trekking, zodiac cruising, and field photography as you explore the dramatic landscape of the 7th continent - Antarctica.
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Skiing, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Deception Island Antarctica, Drake Passage, Half Moon Island, King George Island, Neko Harbor, Port of Ushuaia
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Explore the jungle regions of Paraty on your Brazil tour

Costa Verde of Brazil

10 Day Itinerary
  • Visit Christ the Redeemer statue
  • Explore the colonial town of Paraty
  • Hike to Lopes Mendes Beach
  • Kayak along rugged coastline
This 10 day Brazil tour can be customized based on travelers' preferences and interests! Begin with a visit to vibrant Rio de Janeiro where you can see Rio's famous landmarks. Continue to Paraty with its cobblestone streets and rich history. Hike to Lopes Mendes Beach and snorkel, kayak, or simply relax on the beach as you end your Brazil trip.
Activities: Beach Time, Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Urban Exploration, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Brazil, South America, Conceicao de Jacarei, Corcovado Mountain, Ilha Grande, Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, Sugarloaf Mountain, Vila de Abraao
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