We know that kids can make a difference. We have seen children making positive impacts in their communities such as a young lady in our own town who learned about the environmental damage caused by plastic and trash, and began a recycling program and speaking out in her community when she was under 10 years old.
So convinced are we that youth empowerment can make real changes, we have partnered with two remarkable kids, who founded the nonprofit One More Generation (OMG) to help bring attention to the plight of endangered species and other vital conservation issues. You can read more about that partnership at One More Generation.
We have also partnered with Family Travel Association, to help educate, motivate and inspire families to understand the value of family travel, much like our luxury family vacations. Going on kids holidays with your children when they are young is one of the greatest and potentially most powerful gifts you can ever give them.
Precious Journeys™ adventures allow our youngest travelers, from ages five to 11, to explore a wondrous world of exciting places filled with incredible animals, amazing landscapes and fun things to do. In crafting these unique journeys, we have selected the best options in touring that put children first such as the number and length of flights on any specific day, the number of hours spent driving between destinations, the flexibility available in meal options, availability of specialized children’s programs, activities, guides, and more.
Our goal is to inspire kids to discover the world’s grandeur as well as its challenges. They will encounter other cultures, and meet other children as well as fascinating people working on real-world solutions. They will learn what the sustainability movement means from a global perspective, and have opportunities to experience fields ranging from archaeology to conservation to organic farming. These journeys, with more coming online soon, are meant to inspire our children to meet the world… head on.
Guatemala’s Jungles, Jaguars & Peanut Butter 8 Days Precious Journeys™ Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel, Family Travel
Starting Price: $4,370
From making chocolate and peanut butter, to climbing a volcano, to ziplining in the rainforest, this amazing family adventure encompasses some of the best experiences Guatemala has to offer. Go on a jaguar footprint scavenger hunt, and wander the stone monuments of the Mayan city of Tikal. This is a journey your family will long remember.
Amazon Rainforest of Ecuador & Peru 11 Days Precious Journeys™ Interest(s):
Starting Price: $3,860
This family exploration of the Amazon Rainforest Basin delves deep into two countries, where you engage with traditional communities to understand how they live in today’s world. Explore the lush jungle and its rich wildlife. Travel rivers by traditional dugout canoe. Children have the opportunity to meet other kids on this remarkable journey.
The Galapagos Islands: Of Fish & Fishermen 7 Days Precious Journeys™ Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel, Family Travel
Starting Price: $3,450
The Galapagos Islands: Of Fish & Fishermen is geared towards families with young children, and is full of engaging and fun educational experiences for both parents and children. Hand-picked naturalist guides understand the need for flexibility, patience and down time. Experiences include going out with local fishermen to learn about sustainable fishing, snorkeling with some of the marine creatures and spotting wildlife including tortoises, iguanas and blue-footed boobies.
Ecuador: From Machalilla to Zuleta 10 Days Precious Journeys™ Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Adventure Travel, Family Travel, Recommended
Starting Price: $2,880
This Precious Journeys adventure takes your family into the heart of Ecuador's mainland to experience its landscapes, wildlife and people. Discover the thrill of working with an archeologist on a dig; snorkel and swim in clear waters of Drake’s Bay; and explore Zuleta's culture and search for the endangered Ecuadorian condor.
India – Saving Tigers 12 Days Precious Journeys™ Interest(s): Safari Tours, Adventure Travel, Family Travel, Recommended
Starting Price: $5,350
Explore India's natural wonders on this dynamic family adventure that includes learning to be a junior naturalist with stays in luxury tented camps. Track tigers and sloth bears and so much more.
Kenya: Kids, Cats & A Tree House 11 Days Precious Journeys™ Interest(s): Sustainable Travel, Safari Tours, Adventure Travel, Family Travel, Recommended
Starting Price: $14,490
Children and animals are a natural mix. What could be more thrilling for your family then walking with an elephant in the wild; or the first time you hear a lion roar; or watch a cheetah race across the plans? Your family also experiences an unforgettable night in a treehouse. You learn, firsthand, from Maasai warriors about their customs. Your family will be forever changed by this amazing safari in Kenya.