Family Adventure Travel Companies

Looking for a company that offers family adventures you and your kids will love? Here are several companies that offer family adventure travel chock-full of activities just for kids, plus adventures the entire family will enjoy as a group. Once you click on these websites, look for links to the family trips. While not on the list, another company to check out is Road Scholar.

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G Adventures Around the Globe

Tourists at Bagan in Myanmar.
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G Adventures, which National Geographic Adventure magazine has included in its “Do It All” outfitter list, offers a choice of more than 1,200 adventure travel trips to all seven continents. You can take the kids to Italy, India, ​Egypt, Costa Rica, Peru and many other countries, on trips that offer a mix of family and kid-oriented experiences.

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Family Trips With Adventures By Disney

Kids in Venice on Adventures By Disney family vacation
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While Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck won't lead one of the family vacations offered by Adventures By Disney, the guides who do are skilled in showing your children the wonders of the world during any of this travel company's adventurous trips.

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Ecoventura Family Cruises

Bartolom Island in the Galapagos
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In the Galapagos Islands, the family will swim with sea lions, walk among blue-footed boobies and kayak near tiny penguins. Ecoventura offers special family departures throughout the year, and a first parent and teen trip, designed to celebrate high-school graduations. Ecoventura was awarded​ the Conde Nast Traveler's 3rd Annual World Savers Award in the category of Best Overall Cruise Lines.

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Austin-Lehman Adventures Visits Alaska, Colorful National Parks & Exotic Lands

Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park.
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Some of the company’s most popular trips, which are offered year after year, include two family adventures: The Yellowstone National Park Family Adventure, and Alberta - Banff & Lake Louise Family Adventure. Adventures for travelers age 16 and older, including Alaska - Kenai Peninsula, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, and Costa Rica- Volcanoes & Jungles Multisport Adventure.

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REI Adventures Specializes in Active Trips

Sailing in the Amazon jungle.
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REI Adventures around the world can take your family ziplining in Costa Rica, hiking in the Amazon jungle, exploring islands in Greece or on a safari in Africa.

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Take the Family to Far-Flung Lands with Intrepid Travel

A tourist in an old mosque in Marrakech.
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Intrepid Travel offers family adventures to such exotic lands as Morocco, Egypt, Turkey and Singapore.

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Whitewater & Other Adventures With ROW Adventures

Whitewater rafting on Idaho's Salmon River.
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ROW Adventures offers such diverse trips as Family Magic rafting trips on Idaho’s Salmon River to a Galapagos Islands multisport trip that includes hiking, snorkeling, sea kayaking and two-nights camping on an island beach.

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Heli-hiking in the Canadian Rockies with CMH

Moraine Lake in the Canadian Rockies.
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Canadian Mountain Holidays offers heli-hiking trips in the Canadian Rockies during the summer that are designed specifically for families.

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Thomson Family Adventures Delivers Exciting Vacations

Walking in the Ecuadorian Andes on a Thomson Family Adventures vacation
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This company's innovative trip categories stretch from family trekking and art adventures to cultures and civilizations. The vacation styles include choices designed to appeal to multigenerational groups, family groups, and parents with teens.

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Tips for Choosing a Family Adventure Trip

A family kayaking on a river.
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Choosing and preparing for a family adventure trip that everyone, from your 5-year-old to your teen, will enjoy can be a family venture. Here are some tips for finding and getting ready for your family adventure travel trip.