National Geographic and G Adventures have introduced a range of trips called National Geographic Family Journeys with G Adventures. The program is comprised of 12 trips and features unique National Geographic-inspired experiences for children and adults to connect as a family.
The trips, which are priced from $2,399 per person, visit 12 countries on five continents and range from eight to 13 days in length, with reduced pricing available to children aged 12 and under. Each small-group tour will be led by two specially-trained Chief Experience Officers, who will deliver one-of-a-kind itineraries and activities to meet the interests of both children and adults.
Each activity is designed around four guiding National Geographic themes: photography and storytelling, history and culture, wildlife and conservation, and exploration. The destinations and activities that families can experience include wildlife spotting in Alaska’s national parks, where children can earn a junior ranger badge; pasta making and gladiator school in Italy; sumo wrestling lessons and samurai swordplay in Japan; acrobatics demonstrations with circus performers in Cambodia; and ziplining through the lush Costa Rican rainforest canopy.
The latest arrangement between G Adventures and National Geographic follows the success of National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures, launched in 2015.
“This expanded partnership with G Adventures has given us a new opportunity to provide a one-of-a-kind, immersive experiences to travellers who want to make meaningful, lifelong memories with members of their family,” said Tim Jones, National Geographic MD Vice President Travel APAC.
“What really excites me about this new family travel style is how much learning, bonding, adventure and enjoyment is included, for every member of the family, at such an accessible price,” said G Adventures Managing Director for Australia & New Zealand Adrian Piotto.
All 12 trips in the National Geographic Family Journeys collection are now bookable online at National Geographic Expeditions or G Adventures as well as through travel agents, for departures from March 2020. Sample trips offered include:
Morocco Family Journey: Ancient Souks to the Sahara – 9 Days from $2,399
Discover the magic of Morocco on a journey that takes you from bustling markets to soaring desert dunes. Meet enchanting musicians and storytellers steeped in Berber heritage, and try your hand at cooking up colourful local dishes. Hike past stunning rock formations, climb windswept sands, and uncover ancient secrets in green oases and grand palaces.
Southeast Asia Family Journey: Vietnam to Cambodia – 13 Days from $3,299
Mythical palaces, colourful markets, and warm turquoise waters – Southeast Asia is a dream for adults and kids alike. On this trip, explore the jungle-shrouded ruins of Angkor, delight in a fascinating water puppet show, somersault with Cambodian circus performers and more. Brimming with history and adventure, Southeast Asia will dazzle your mind and enthral your imagination.
Tanzania Family Journey: A Serengeti Safari – 8 Days from $5,799
Adventure is calling from the wild African savanna! Head out on safari in Tanzania’s world-renowned national parks to see huge herds of wildebeests, zebras, playful elephants and cunning hunters such as lions, cheetahs, and Nile crocodiles. From Arusha to Mto wa Mbu, taste bananas and coffee beans fresh from the farm, learn about traditional crafts and hear how locals are working to protect the cultures and creatures of their remarkable homeland.
Japan Family Journey: From Ancient to Modern Times – 11 Days from $6,799
Japan is a feast for the senses, from its electrifying neon-lit neighbourhoods to tranquil hilltop temples. Experience an intriguing mix of modernity and tradition in dazzling Tokyo, imperial Kyoto and the mountain city of Nagano. Wander Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, practice sumo wrestling and samurai swordplay, and sample wasabi-infused culinary concoctions. In this fascinating land of anime, snow monkeys, and high-speed trains, there is something to delight every member of the family.
Other trips explore Alaska, Yellowstone, France, Italy, Iceland, Peru and more.
Lead image: Vietnam Hanoi Train Street | All images supplied by G Adventures