Family Vacations With Teens

How do you get your teens excited about going on a vacation with the entire family? Simple. Give them a teen vacation experience that includes what they like - adventure, challenge, time with peers, adrenaline-pumping action and time to chill. Plus, cool stuff that's, well, too grown up for little kids (who by the way are not on the same trips) like camping on the Inca trail in Peru and canyoning in Costa Rica.

We loved our Thomson trip with our teenage son Phil and can’t wait to do another. He really bonded with all the teens on the trip, and still keeps in touch with them. Even now, one year after the trip, he has just returned home from a visit with one of the other kids on the trip. As an only child, having other teens to share the trip with made all the difference in the experience.

Kate, parent
Costa Rica Teen Adventure

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NUMBER OF DAYS: 9
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  • Try canyoning (rappelling down cliffs & waterfalls)
  • Venture to Corcovado
  • Only for families with teens
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NUMBER OF DAYS: 15
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  • Xi'an city bike ride
  • Visit a panda breeding center
  • Ride bamboo rafts and bike to a mountain
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NUMBER OF DAYS: 9
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  • Trek and camp at an ancient Inca quarry
  • See The Gate of the Sun
  • Explore colonial Cuzco on foot
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NUMBER OF DAYS: 12
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  • Spend a day with elephants
  • Hike through hill tribe villages
  • Discover Bangkok’s grandiose temples and palaces
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NUMBER OF DAYS: 14
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  • Trek Mount Meru
  • Visit with Tanzanian teens
  • Visit Gibb's farm for a tour 
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NUMBER OF DAYS: 7
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  • Ice-walk on the Athabasca Glacier
  • Explore the "wild" interior of Rat's Nest Cave
  • Go rafting on Kicking Horse River
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NUMBER OF DAYS: 9
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  • The tallest free standing mountain in the world at 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) tall
  •  We have a summit success rate of 98%.
  • Ample time to acclimatize
  • Beautiful sights on less crowded trails
  • Daytime summit bid

 

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NUMBER OF DAYS: 11
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  • Spend the day discovering the island of Vulcano
  •  Explore Sicily’s Mount Etna
  • Relax in beautiful Naples 
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NUMBER OF DAYS: 9
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  • Whitewater raft and zip line
  • Surf in Bocas del toro
  • Snorkel in colorful Coral Cay