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Thomson Family Adventures

5.0 | Excellent
  • 100% Recommend
Service Level
  • Standard
Type
  • Global Operator
Established
  • 1998
Headquarters
  • Watertown, Massachusetts, USA
Trips
  • 2

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Thomson Family Adventures Reviews & Ratings 100% Recommend

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Uncruise was amazing August 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Uncruise was amazing. The staff, the food , the activities were stellar. I would totally recommend this cruise company. One thing we were disappointed that Thomson adventures didn’t have a welcome gift. Other clients on the boat had either a bottle of champagne, coupon towards clothes purchase etc. We brought 7 people on this boat. We didn’t need anything elaborate but when we saw the majority of people received something from there travel agent it was disappointing. But definitely recommend this trip for a family
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Once-in-a-lifetime Experience! July 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Our trip to Costa Rica through Thompson adventures was incredible. It was a trip my daughter and I will treasure forever. It’s more than a travel experience, the guides Thompson provided were a wealth of knowledge and fun. I now have a great appreciation for Costa Rica and their culture. We experienced a sea turtle laying eggs on the beach, a once-in-a-lifetime Experience!
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We had the most amazing trip! May 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My daughter and I travelled to Peru with Thompson family adventures in March. We had the most amazing trip! Everything was perfectly organized and orchestrated. From our amazing guides (Juan Manuel and Irving) to accommodations and meals to transportation! Our days were full of outdoor hiking/ walking among historical sights as well as some great cultural experiences. We met some lovely people along the way, too. It was the perfect way to take in a country that we probably couldn’t have organized on our own. This was an experience neither of us will ever forget!!
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An amazing trip May 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Thomson smoothly accommodated our group of 16 ranging in age from 9-72 when we traveled to Ecudor/Galapagos. Differnet interests, different activity levels, different needs, and different goals for the trip. All were accommodated and we all had an amazing trip. I think the higlight for most of us was the homemade paella meal under the stars on our last night in the Galapagos.
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the trip was perfect! May 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I traveled with Thompson Family Adventures with my 2 teenagers to Costa Rica, and every moment of the trip was perfect! Our guide was knowledgable and fun, every place we stayed was unique and lovely, and the things that we saw and did were memories of a lifetime. I cannot recommend them more highly! So much so that we are traveling to Machu Picchu and the Amazon with them this summer. Thank goodness they do trips for millennials, because I hope to travel with Thompson more and my children don't seem to stop getting older!
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An amazing experience! May 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Our trip to Italy was our second trip with Thomson. Our first, a safari in Tanzania, was an amazing experience. The experience in Italy was completely different but just as wonderful. A great mix of physical activity and intellectual ones . . . And a few surprises along the way! We weren’t able to go to Vesuvius that summer because of forest fires in the area. Our guides took us instead to the tunnels under Naples carved in the volcanic tuft. It was a great experience! My son’s birthday was during the trip. I asked our guides if it was possible to have a cake. They made it happen and they even had a small gift for him. They adjusted some of the walk schedules or shortened them when the heat was a little too much. Our experience at the organic farm was interesting for everyone and it’s wine absolutely delicious. I could go on . . . visiting Pompeii and a cloth paper making place in Amalfi, climbing Vulcano for sunset, walking on Stromboli and Etna, sea kayaking near Amalfi and again along the shores of Vulcano not to mention the great Italian food! We were a diverse group and somehow our guides made it work for all of us!!! Thank you Thomson for all of these moments and more!
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Stride Review

Since 1998, Thomson Family Adventures has been designing trips specifically for families, leaning on their extensive background and experience in the travel industry.

What Makes Them Stand Out?

Thomson Family Adventures focus exclusively on family travel. They create one-of-a-kind trips with elements of adventure and education with the aim to engage young travelers as well as keep their parents entertained. They know what matters most to families on a trip together and strive to keep all the hassle of trip planning to a minimum. Groups are limited in size to no more than 25 people. This is large enough that children can often find another child of a similar age or interests, while not being so large that it ruins the fun. All aspects of your travel experience are included in the trip cost, including ground transportation and travel insurance.

Who Travels With Them?

Their adventures go to the most engaging, culturally and geographically diverse regions of the world, and are sure to delight parents, grandparents, and children. They have a unique focus on on the kids attending their tours, which makes the travel experience that much more special for young explorers. Their trips are often scheduled and planned to coincide with summer and school breaks. They also have a comprehensive pen pal program to help kids stay in touch with international friends, and do their best to match similar aged kids in travel groups. 

Where Do They Operate?

They operate trips to 19 destinations on 6 continents and use local partners in their destinations to provide an all encompassing view of the country's history and heritage. From trekking across the Moroccan highlands and visiting the great temples of Egypt, to zip-lining through the Costa Rican rainforest, they create unforgettable, lifelong memories for you and your family.

 Why Travel With Them?

They know family travel and offer multiple options in trip type. They also have an interest in supporting local people, cultures, and economies so it becomes a valuable way to travel with children, providing an education in awareness. They mandate that their in-country partners pay a good and fair wage to those who work with them, and support educational and economic initiatives and opportunities. 

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From Thomson Family Adventures

Thomson Family Adventures creates one-of-kind, high quality adventures to engage, entertain and educate families with children of all ages. We create family trips because as parents, we want to visit fun, interesting places with our children where we feel safe and welcome.

Our adventures, to the most engaging, culturally and geographically diverse regions of the world, are sure to delight parents, grandparents and children. Our total focus on families — matching similar age children in travel groups and our pen pal, mentor and discovery challenge programs — set Thomson apart as the best company for family adventure.

Guided by local partners, who know, love and respect the heritage of their countries — our adventures are a personal odyssey. From trekking across the Moroccan highlands and visiting the great temples of Egypt, to zip-lining through the Costa Rican rainforest, Thomson Family Adventures creates unforgettable, lifelong memories.

Traveling with Thomson Family Adventures helps to support the people and countries that we visit. By mandating that our in country partners pay a good and fair wage to those who work with them, we support educational and economic opportunities and help to elevate their standard of living. The economic stability afforded by a living wage allows your guides, drivers & mentors the freedom to more fully appreciate and focus on the preservation of their natural and cultural heritage. Together we are making the world a better place!

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9 days
Group Tour
Value - 3 star
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From: $ 3,090

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