Earlier this year we shared the exciting news that National Geographic Expeditions and G Adventures joined forces to launch a series of new trips for “adventure-loving families looking to discover the world together”.

Today they have released 12 new trips in 12 countries ranging from eight to 13 days with departures starting from March 2020.

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 best meet children’s and adults’ interests.

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Highlights include: wildlife spotting in Alaska’s national parks, where children can earn a junior ranger badge; pasta making and gladiator school in Italy and sumo wrestling lessons and samurai swordplay in Japan.

Other exciting activities include acrobatics demonstrations with circus performers in Cambodia and ziplining through the lush Costa Rican rainforest canopy.

“These trips reflect National Geographic’s mission to ignite the explorer in all of us and provide unique travel experiences that help us feel more connected to the natural world and the many different cultures in it.”

Tim Jones, National Geographic MD Vice President Travel APAC

Before developing the new program, National Geographic and G Adventures surveyed family travellers around the world to gain insights into what they most want in a family trip.

A vast majority (85%) of travellers surveyed said they would prefer activities the whole family can enjoy together vs. those that allow for separate adult relaxation time.

Guided by this new research, National Geographic Family Journeys with G Adventures was built as a collection of new itineraries in exciting destinations that allow families to focus on what’s really important—having fun, connecting, learning, and creating lasting memories together.

Click here for more details.

Do you think families will love these new trips?