TORONTO — G Adventures has introduced a selection of new trips in its 2014-15 Family brochure, after seeing a 300% increase in family bookings in 2013.
The 2014-15 Family brochure features seven new trips that include active experiences for kids, such as cycling around hundreds of pagodas in Burma, witnessing the world’s highest sand dunes in Namibia, learning how to rope cattle at a cowboy ranch in the western U.S. and chowing down at a buffalo mozzarella farm near Amalfi, Italy.
“All our family trips are designed to put the children’s needs first. We know that if the kids are happy, then the parents are happy and everybody has a relaxing time,” says Alistair Butchers, Innovation Manager, G Adventures.
“The addition of a child-friendly Chief Experience Officer to guide the group gives parents extra peace of mind, as they don’t have to worry about language barriers or navigating the family to the next place.”
All family adventures are two weeks or less in duration and planned around school holiday periods. Each trip has a minimum age appropriate to the activities undertaken, with the youngest being suitable for age four years and above.
G Adventures’ family trips are designed to move at a slower pace, giving kids time to settle and parents the chance to relax and see the most of each destination the group visits. There is also time built-in to each trip for parents to have some time out while the kids undertake activities with the group’s CEO, meaning both can make new friends within the group of international families on the trip.
The Amalfi Family Adventure is from $1,549 per adult and $1,449 per child (minimum age six years), and highlights include a cooking class, the ruins of the doomed city of Pompeii, a hike through the hills of Tre Calli, exploring Capri and more, all in a “breezy and affordable” seven days, says the company.