Travel Guide for Family Tours & Cruises
What to expect on a Family experience with Adventure Life
That all depends on where you're going and who's with you! Every one of our family adventures is unique, meaning that we have a family experience for every type of family - whether you're traveling with young kids, adolescents seeking an active learning experience, adventurous adults, or relaxed pace groups for older families.
The major focus of our family itineraries is ACTIVITIES! No matter what ages you are traveling with, our adventures tend to be a "one-size-fits-all." Nothing in this category is extremely challenging but all of these itineraries do feature daily activities that will keep you on the move.
Education in action is a primary focus for these itineraries, so if you're hoping to travel with young children who might not appreciate that, make sure to inquire and let us know so that we can find the perfect itinerary to keep our youngest explorers engaged too. Daily activities might include a nature hike led by an expert naturalist guide, a visit to conservation centers for animals from pandas to tortoises, or biking or walking tours of a city, to name a few.
Rafting, ziplining, snorkeling, and kayaking are a few other options available on many of our family itineraries if you're looking for a bit more adventure.
We know that planning a trip for your family, especially to somewhere you've never been can be a daunting idea. Let us know when you're ready to start planning and we'll take you through the whole process, making sure to answer any questions so you can focus on the excitement and fun with your family.
Helpful Tips for Traveling Families
Choose an adventure as a family. Include your kids of all ages in the decision-making process. Show them pictures, talk about what you are hoping to experience, and don't forget to discuss some of the challenges you might encounter such as people who don't speak their language, strange foods, long walks, unscheduled time, etc.
Research the area. Make it a family project to learn about the country you will be traveling to. Encourage children to read books and/or watch films before the trip. Help your children think up questions that they would like to ask while they are there.
Consider health precautions. Contact your pediatrician to find out minimum age recommendations for suggested immunizations. Don't forget to discuss any specific health concerns for your child that might be aggravated by the stresses of overseas travel. Pack a basic first-aid kit including Band-Aids, pain relievers, anti-itch lotion, and anti-diarrhea medication.
Pack the essentials. Make sure all children pack their favorite book or portable game, along with travel games to keep them entertained during long flights or airport layovers. Bring crayons, pens, paper, etc in your carry-on so that kids can quickly access these items.