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National Geographic Family Journeys with G Adventures is a new line of trips for adventure-loving families in search of a meaningful way to discover the world together. These itineraries are specially designed so travellers ages seven and up can explore a destination’s rich and diverse characteristics. Each itinerary features unique, interactive activities inspired by National Geographic's expertise in photography and storytelling, wildlife, culture, history, and geography to encourage kids and adults alike to connect with the world around them. Families will enjoy enlightening experiences, the freedom to explore, quality time together—and they’ll return home with a renewed sense of wonder.

WHAT MAKES FAMILY JOURNEYS UNIQUE?

Thoughtfully crafted itineraries that combine engaging experiences and leisure time designed specifically for families with children ages seven and up

Interactive activities inspired by National Geographic's expertise in photography and storytelling, wildlife, culture, history, and geography

Pre-departure resources and materials from National Geographic to inform and excite every member of the family about their upcoming adventure

Comfortable and convenient accommodations

Two dynamic CEOs (Chief Experience Officers) who are specially trained to engage with young travellers

Kid-friendly meal options throughout the trip

Dedicated customer service consultants, known as Family Trip Specialists, to help families with travel preparation and planning from the moment they book

A group of usually 20 or fewer like-minded family travellers

How will your family see the world?

Every trip features interactive activities inspired by National Geographic's unique legacy and expertise in photography and storytelling, wildlife and conservation, history and culture, and exploration.

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1Photography &
Storytelling

Family Journeys illuminate the art of photography and storytelling in the great tradition of National Geographic. Customized National Geographic resources for kids and adults provide inspiration to see the world with new eyes, make real-world connections, and craft compelling travel tales during the trip.

On-Trip Experience:

  • Kids and parents alike can enjoy custom resources from National Geographic built around photography and storytelling that will inspire them to chronicle their on-trip adventures and discoveries in new ways.

2Wildlife &
Conservation

National Geographic is committed to conservation and strives toward a planet in balance. On many Family Journeys, on-trip wildlife and conservation experiences will provide information and inspiration for travelers to remain engaged in wildlife conservation efforts long after returning home.

On-Trip Experience Examples:

  • A thrilling safari ride in Kruger National Park on Southern Africa Family Journey
  • Visit the Alaska SeaLife Center, which collaborates with National Geographic for wildlife initiatives on Alaska Family Journey

3History & Culture

National Geographic celebrates the history and diversity of human life on Earth. Family Journeys reveal the richness of local cultures in its many forms, whether through language and music, art and architecture, cuisine, clothing, and more.

On-Trip Experience Examples:

  • Young travellers can try their hand at inventing a machine using tips from Leonardo da Vinci on France Family Journey

4Exploration

National Geographic has a legendary legacy of exploration. Family Journeys seek to cultivate tomorrow’s explorers—people who are infinitely curious about our planet, committed to understanding it, and passionate about helping make it better

On-Trip Experience:

  • Each Family Journeys itinerary features activities and experiences that inspire hands-on discovery, and a fun and interactive exploration-themed challenge for the whole family!

Frequently Asked Questions

National Geographic Family Journeys welcomes families travelling with children between the ages of 7 and 17. Your family must include a child in order to book, and anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

All Family Journeys groups must include at least one traveller under the age of 18. If your children are 18 or older, we invite you to explore our extensive collection of National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures trips for adults.

Child rates apply to guests between the ages of 7 and 12. These rates can be found on our website in the Price Options section of the trip overview page. The discount is applied at the time of online booking or on the phone with a Family Trip Specialist.

While the minimum age on all Family Journeys is 7 years old, these trips have been designed to appeal to families of all ages (over 7). Please contact a Family Trip Specialist if you have questions about age recommendations for specific trips.

Please refer to each itinerary page for the inclusions for that particular trip. Included in your Family Journey are accommodations, arrival transfer, transportation for scheduled activities, breakfast daily, some lunches and dinners, snacks, water, and scheduled activities, as well as the services of two CEOs (Chief Experience Officers). Airfare to and from destination, travel insurance, gratuities, and any optional excursions or meals not listed on the itinerary are not included.

Yes, all National Geographic Family Journeys with G Adventures departures are guaranteed to run—even with just 2 travellers! Once you book, you’re going.

No, once you have put down your Lifetime Deposit™ per person, your price is guaranteed.

We believe that smaller groups allow for more spontaneity and bonding. That’s why Family Journeys have no more than 20 guests on each departure. You’ll get to know families from all over the world, connect, and have fun while enjoying the benefits of small group travel.

We welcome parents and kids, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, grandparents and grandkids, and everyone in between. As long as your group includes a traveller between the ages of 7 and 17, you can book a Family Journey.

Each group is led by two Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) who are specially trained to engage with young travelers.

Safe drinking water will be provided on each trip. In certain destinations where is advised to not use tap water for teeth-brushing, your CEOs will be sure to let you know.

Every Family Journeys CEO is trained in First Aid and CPR. We also have on-the-ground teams in each destination who can assist with any issues that may arise while you and your family are traveling.

In addition to the extensive training all our CEOs receive, Family Journeys CEOs have additional children-specific training and support from National Geographic. These dynamic individuals have been selected for their enthusiasm, passion, and desire to show families the world.

Each hotel has been selected to reflect the character of the destination and to be suitable for families. You can expect at least two beds in each room, with options for triple and quad rooms based on availability. We’ve selected hotels with family-friendly amenities like swimming pools wherever possible. Ask your Family Travel Specialist for more details.

All rooms are based on double occupancy. However, we know families come in all shapes and sizes, so other rooming configurations may be available upon request.

We’ve taken great care to ensure that there are meal options for everyone, including opportunities to try the local cuisine as well as familiar favorites for kids.

Yes. Some countries offer more variety than others, but there are options everywhere. It’s best to let your Family Trip Specialist know in advance so they can let your Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) know.

Each itinerary includes suggested amounts to budget for independent meals. On the full trip details page you can see pricing for optional activities, or you can check with your Family Trip Specialist directly.

Please inform your Family Trip Specialist as soon as possible of any allergies any member of your family has. They will let our CEOs on the ground know, and the CEOs will assist your family member in destination.

If you are travelling internationally, a passport is required for each person travelling. Visas are required for certain destinations. Check out the itinerary page or ask your Family Travel Specialist for more details. Please note: there are certain destinations that require notarized documents for children travelling with/without parents internationally.

Yes, travel insurance is mandatory for every traveller. Your Family Trip Specialist or travel agent can assist you with purchasing this prior to departure.

Vaccination requirements depends on the destination you’re travelling to. Please consult with your family physician or ask your Family Trip Specialist or Travel Agent for more information.

You can find the packing list within the full tour details, on the third tab of the itinerary page.

Although some scheduled free time is included on all Family Journeys, most days are planned with activities for everyone in the family. Please refer to the individual trip itinerary page for more details.

While our CEOs love interacting with kids, they are not responsible for childcare during the trip.

While we encourage everyone to take part in the included activities, we recognize that sometimes you—or your kids—need a break! Your CEOs can provide alternatives and help you meet back up with the group later.

Drive times for each day are listed in the full itinerary. We have designed these trips to incorporate shorter drive times wherever possible with frequent stops.

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