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Multi-generational travel -- when grandparents, parents and kids all travel together -- is one of the hottest trends in group travel. As every parent knows, to have a successful trip, the first ones you have to please are the kids. But that doesn't mean limiting yourself to beach or theme park vacations. Many tour operators offer special family trips -- including adventurous and grandparent-grandchild trips -- that are specially suited to keeping kids (and everyone else) happy travelers.
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Trip Type Trip Type Classic Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Small Group Guided Experiences Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ocean Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Private Tour Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Independent Package A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ocean Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

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Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Solo Friendly Solo Friendly Good for Singles Trips that specifically cater to travelers looking to meet other singles.
No Single Supplement Trips where single supplement is usually not required for solo travelers.

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Top Family Friendly Experiences and Attractions

Top Family Friendly Experiences

Stopping at Terres d’Amanares, and trying zip lining

Visiting numerous waterholes in Etosha National Park to spot wildlife

Watching the kids participate in scavenger hunts and hands-on lessons

Spotting humpback whales at Point Adolphus

Visiting Sepilok Orangutan Centre to see Orangutan

Swimming and snorkeling in Gocek’s clean waters

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Family Friendly Trip Reviews

798 Family Friendly Tour Reviews - Summary 97% Recommend

4.8 out of 5
Excellent 653
Great 117
Average 17
Disappointing 3
Terrible 8
Value
4.8
Guide
4.8
Activities
4.8
Lodging
4.8
Transportation
4.8
Meals
4.8

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Marrakech is Memorable - Noura made it Unforgettable!

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

What a privilege it was for my family and me to experience Marrakech with Noura as our guide. She developed and coordinated a thoughtful itinerary for our 6 day visit, and then adapted throughout the week as we rearranged our plans. Throughout our time together, she provided informative background on the history of the sites we visited. It was a perfect combination of planned at activities and "go with the flow" spontaneity -- the essence of what a discovery vacation is about.

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Operator Morocco private expert

IE puts on a show on the Amazon

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

My wife and I just returned from a wet season trip with International Expeditions (IE) to Lima and the Amazon.
It was tremendous:
1. The diversity of wildlife is extreme and up close and personal.
2. The vastness of it all approaches infinity.
3. The staff and guides were top drawer professionals.
The IE mother ship (Zafiro) is in great condition and very comfortable, clean and welcoming. The staff is friendly, helpful, supportive, knowledgeable. The naturalists/guides are the best. Experts in the wildlife and flora and good-natured and personable.
Yes, it is hot and humid, but very bearable. Yes, there are mosquitoes at night, but again very manageable. (We've all experienced much much worse in the US.)
In the wet season (50 feet higher water than in dry season) you don't get to walk as much as you do in dry season because terra firma is so much further into the rain forest than you can reach in a boat. But we did get to visit villages and walk in the rain forest.
We swam. We went out every morning and afternoon in the skiffs to explore smaller rivers and lakes. Sloths, monkeys, iguana, boa, anaconda, caiman, tarantula, piranha, frogs, toads, and more bird types than you can count.
Wow - What a Show!

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Operator International Expeditions

They gave us truly memorable days i

5.0
Why Jordan Tours Company Reviews
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Best tour operator ever! Mohammad and his team were so nice to us, considerate, flexible and always welcoming. They gave us truly memorable days in Jordan! Every day of our journey was planned to perfection and carefully adapted to our needs and wishes.
Thanks to the entire team and huge thanks to our driver Saleh!

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Operator Why Jordan Tours

Unreal experience, made our time in Egypt worth it.

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Where can I begin? What an amazing trip. And it was so much better thanks to Travelish Tours!

Our trip started every morning with an awesome ride from our Driver Ahmed who was an absolute blast!!

Then we were led through incredible excursions with our awesome tour guides.

Mahmoud did an amazing job of showing us all around Alexandria through the old parts of the city and exposing us to the best part of the culture and food. He was super accommodating to anything we wanted to do and helped us take great pictures.

Fatma showed us around Cairo introducing us the way to take the best photos in front of the pyramids and giving us great explanations in the museums all around making our experience so much better. We learned so much thanks to her and she felt like a real mother taking care of us!

When we moved onto our time with Rama, in Luxor and Aswan, we felt so at home and at ease because we knew that we were in great hands. She helped us plan out our trip right the way that we wanted and made sure that we all enjoyed ourselves. We didn’t feel like tourist without like locals. She had surprise gifts for all of us including a traditional galibea for me so that I could dress like a southern Egyptian man and be completely assimilated. It really made my trip.

Our trip was made infinitely better thanks to this team and they put it all together and made it possible so we could have an amazing trip without worrying.

There are many people and companies that might try to take advantage of you or rip you off, but rest assured with Travelish Tours you are in good hands with people that really care. In fact, they protected us from some cheapskate tour guide companies that tried to rip us off and steal our money. Furthermore, they helped us send our phone back to our country after it was forgotten in a car. True service. Make the right choice with Travelish Tours!

Now we all feel like we have a special place in Egypt thanks to Travis Tours. It’s only a matter of time before we return and when we do we know exactly who we will call first.

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Operator Travelish Tours

Awesome trip to India!

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

This was a great tour of Delhi and Agra. My tour guides and driver were all very professional, courteous, always on time, etc. The company was responsive to emails before and during the trip, and I was very happy with my tour.

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Operator HolidaysAt

Very nice

5.0
Special needs at Sea Company Reviews
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Very nice equipment & was delivered in room & picked up as told when it was ordered.

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Operator Special needs at Sea

Family Friendly Tours and Travel Guide

Family Friendly Attractions & Landmarks Guide

Multi-generational travel -- when grandparents, parents and kids all travel together -- is one of the hottest trends in group travel. As every parent knows, to have a successful trip, the first ones you have to please are the kids. But that doesn't mean limiting yourself to beach or theme park vacations. Many tour operators offer special family trips -- including adventurous and grandparent-grandchild trips -- that are specially suited to keeping kids (and everyone else) happy travelers. 

Education Meets Adventure

Cultural tours are a fantastic way to introduce kids to the magic of history and give them exposure to other cultures and customs. Hands on museums, activities, and demonstrations are the perfect way to provide a connection with place and past. For kids, as with adults, the intersection between education and adventure is much smaller when traveling- as they discover the world, they will not even realize how much they are learning.

Endless Wonder

For kids, travel is the whole experience, from the moment you arrive at the airport. Through their eyes, even the stress and annoyance of long lines at security and customs can be enjoyable. And as they discover the world around them, soaking in different cultures, foods, and languages, you will gain a new appreciation as well. 

There is some debate as to the best time to start traveling with kids. Is as a baby too young because they won’t remember? Is as a toddler too difficult? Whatever you choose, know that there are several tour companies that cater specifically to families, and will help provide the support you need, as well as fun and engaging activities for the younger travelers.

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