As Alistair Butchers, innovations manager at G Adventures, told me travelling is a great way to open children and teenagers’ minds to the wonders of the world. “New experiences lead to new interests and exposure to different cultures, languages and environments helps kids become responsible, well-rounded adults. Teenagers are just as keen to experience the world and have the same yearning to explore as adults. What these new trips do is combine the best of our regular trips while ensuring families travel with similar, like-minded families.”
All family adventures are two weeks or less in duration and planned around school holidays. Group sizes are no larger than 20 travellers with an average of around 12. Each trip is led by a skilled Chief Experience Officer (CEO) who makes sure the trip runs smoothly and offers local insight into the destinations visited.
BONUS OFFER: To mark the launch of the new Family programme, travellers will receive 15% off per adult with promo code G14FAMILYUK15 when booking a Family trip between December 5 and 31, 2014, for travel between January 1 and December 31, 2015.
- Classic Vietnam Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City – Teenage Adventure: Experience bustling Hanoi, sail on a junk boat through Halong Bay, shop in romantic Hoi An, squeeze through the Cu Chi tunnels, sip Vietnamese iced coffee and people-watch in hectic Saigon. Priced from £649* per adult and £599 per youth. Minimum age 12 years.
- Morocco Kasbahs and Desert – Teenage Adventure – Experience the hustle and bustle of Marrakech, try mint tea, learn some basic Arabic and wander the souk of Essaouira. Priced from £599 per adult and £549 per youth. Minimum age 12 years. Prices do not include flights.
- Peru Family Experience: Search for wildlife along the Amazon River, explore the mysterious Inca ruins at Machu Picchu and sample the seafood in Lima. Priced from £1,149 per adult and £1,049 per child. Minimum age six years.
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Learn the skills of a cowboy, acquire bush tracking skills, swim in lakes, take part in fun games, enjoy thrilling pony rides and become a young wildlife photographer on this teen tour, family riding safari through South Africa. The horses are extremely well natured and sure-footed and the expert riding team at the Horizon Safari Lodge are well-seasoned in looking after all levels of riders, from those that have never touched a horse to those who have been riding all their lives.
Shane the bushman will take your teens out for the day on foot to teach them how to track animals and demonstrate his bushman’s skills in order to utilize natural resources as valuable survival aids. Other skills they’ll learn include; billy boiling, fire building and cooking, how to muster, cut and draft cattle on the ranch and lasso from horseback. Guests also have the chance to learn advanced horsemanship skills and simple dressage manoeuvres and jumping. The trip includes a two-day wilderness adventure deep in the bush at Camp Davidson, where you will sleep in luxury safari tents surrounded by nothing but nature and the sounds of Africa. Here guests can learn photography, take their horse swimming in the lake bareback, fish for bass or learn how to build rafts.
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