Shaping Your Family Adventure

After 32 years shaping family adventures for our guests (and enjoying our own family travel moments), we appreciate how valuable a journey together can be and have family trip building down to an art.

We Do the Legwork so You Don’t Have To

Throughout our fascinating destinations, our regional experts have already sussed out:

  • Authentic cultural experiences and meaningful interactions that kids learn from while still having fun
  • Safe, active, outdoor activities that reflect the culture and burn youthful energy
  • Family-friendly accommodations and meals that discerning adults also enjoy (this is your vacation, too)
  • The right pace: three-night stays in one place whenever possible and limited transit times
  • Departure dates that work with school vacations.

Understanding Your Family & What You’re Looking for

Every family—and family member—is unique, so our first step is getting to know you. We spend time learning about your family and discussing the myriad travel considerations for your adventure, helping you select the right destination and itinerary. You can count on having a frank conversation in which we’ll address your clan’s differing interests, needs, and abilities—from food preferences and creature comforts  to time alone for adults—and find creative ways to tend to them all.

Orchestrating Family Celebrations

These days the best gifts are experiences, and for many GeoEx travelers, family trips have become the trip of a lifetime. Whether you’d like to treat your family to travel for a landmark birthday, anniversary, family reunion, or even wedding, we can arrange a trip certain to produce long-lasting memories.

Creating Learning Experiences

We and our hand-selected guides are fantastic facilitators of engaging educational experiences—the kind that feel fun, not like homework. We also create adventurous moments where family members can learn about themselves and each other. Here’s a taste:

GeoEx Family Travel Experiences in Kenya
  • Meet giraffes, hippos, and elephants in Kenya
  • Snorkeling with sea lions while learning about evolution in the Galápagos
  • Cooking class with a chef in one of Vietnam's World Heritage Site cities
  • Planting rice with a farmer in China
  • Adults tour Cusco, while kids learn to make chocolate in Peru
  • Treasure hunting through India’s bazaars
  • Spot white-faced monkeys alongside naturalists in Costa Rica
  • Cove hop by gulet with time to snorkel, swim, and kayak the Aegean in Turkey
  • Visiting homes and schools in Bhutan
  • Wine tasting for grown-ups, orienteering for youngsters in South Africa

GeoEx Experts Talk Family

“Trip planning for a family is a series of get-to-know-you moments until I feel like I can imagine you on one of our trips. For example, I'll describe what it’s like to sleep on a ship in the Galápagos and if I hear that your husband is prone to seasickness, I'll tell you about our land-based options.”  - Natalie Crow, Galápagos expert

“We talk about everything, from allergies to childcare, from transportation to physical limitations of the young and older set, to whether or not your teen is unfaithfully experimenting with vegetarianism and might change his mind in front of a steak.”  - Starla Estrada, who specializes in safaris

"One of my favorite options for family groups is exploring the Aegean Coast by chartered gulet. The area is stunning and offers a plethora of activities for all ages, from snorkeling and hiking to exploring ruins and taking cooking classes. And staying aboard a private, stylish, comfortable sailboat keeps things simple: no packing and unpacking, more flexibility in excursions, and more time to just hang out, relax, and enjoy one another." Linda De La TorreTurkey guru