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Adventurers of all ages are catered for as G Adventures announces its newest line-up of family trips across five continents.  The leading small group adventure tour operator experienced a 300% increase in family bookings in 2013, and is introducing a selection of new trips in its 2014-15 Family brochure, which are as exotic for parents as they are educational for children.

Asia has been especially popular for Australian families, in particular Thailand and China. This indicates parents are looking to broaden their children’s horizons by travelling with them to culturally diverse countries.

The 2014-15 Family brochure features seven new trips that include active experiences for kids such as cycling around hundreds of pagodas in Burma, seeing the world’s highest sand dunes in Namibia, learning how to rope cattle at a Cowboy ranch in western USA and chowing down at a buffalo mozzarella farm near Amalfi, Italy.Panviman

“When we designed out new range of family trips, we really focussed on the children’s needs, as we know that if they are happy then their parents can relax and enjoy their adventure too,” said Belinda Ward, Duchess of Delegation for G Adventures Australia and New Zealand.

“Having a child-friendly Chief Experience Officer to guide the group reduces stress for parents as they no longer have to worry about language barriers or navigation,” Ward added. “Everyone can enjoy themselves and get as much as possible out of the trip, it’s the perfect arrangement for families.”

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 4 years and above.

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 2014-15 Family brochure is available now. Example trips include:

Burma Family Adventure – Explore intriguing Yangon, visit the Shwedagon Pagoda, cycle around amazing Bagan, visit limestone caves at Pindaya, relax at tranquil Inle Lake and hike in the hills around Thandwe. Priced from $2,499* per adult and $2,299 per child. Minimum age 8 years.

Namibia Family Adventure – Climb the highest sand dunes in the world in Sossusvlei, spy flamingos in Walvis Bay, admire the mighty cheetah in their natural habitat and spot wildlife in majestic Etosha National Park. Priced from $2,399 per adult and $2,299 per child. Minimum age 10 years.

Western USA Family Adventure – Hike in the natural splendour of Zion and Bryce national parks, learn horseback-riding at a cowboy ranch, visit Canyonlands National Park for sunset and marvel at the sight of the Grand Canyon. Priced from $2,499 per adult and $2,399 per child. Minimum age 8 years.

Amalfi Family Adventure – Try a delicious cooking class, see the ruins of the doomed city of Pompeii, hike the hills of Tre Calli, explore Capri and more, all in a breezy and affordable seven days. Priced from $1,499 per adult and $1,399 per child. Minimum age 6 years.

* Prices do not include flights. Inclusions can be found at the links above.

For more information or to book, please call 1300 796 618 or visit

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