Families with Teens
Teens are some of the best adventurers around, because they have a lot of practice trying new things and standing at the edge of their comfort zone. With great activities, and great guides, every destination is discovery land. If you’re looking for a way to connect with your teen, the adventure specialists at Journeys International know exactly how to ask the right questions about your family to build the perfect experience for you. Depending on the goals, dreams, interests, and comfort levels of each family member, we can create exhilarating journeys that keep teens and their whole families engaged from beginning to end. Note that teens are also welcome on most of the adventures in our Rare Journeys collection, so you may consider one of those itineraries if you and your teen have a shared passion that fits the theme of one of those trips.
For Families with Teens
Nepal Family Adventure
See Nepal like you’ve never seen it before, with school visits, rafting, wildlife safaris, elephant encounters, ancient village visits and optional trekking.
From $3500 Per Person
Enchanted China for Families
This itinerary includes the absolute must-see's as well as fun activities and whimsical attractions beloved by Chinese families. Begin in Hong Kong. Visit the Giant Pandas in Chengdu. See the Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an. Hike the Great Wall.
From $2200 Per Person
Baja: Whales & Waves
A breathtaking desert and coast adventure packed with activities from swimming, picnics, and hiking to village visits, to whale watching in Magdelena Bay, kayaking in Balandra Bay, and swimming with sea lions at Los Islotes. This trip's exciting outdoor activities, unique wildlife experiences, and relaxing beaches create an all-around excellent family adventure.
From $4400 Per Person
Apes, Arts, and Dragons
The best expedition to see natural and cultural sites in Indonesia. See Komodo dragons, orangutans, the great sights of Java and the beauty and arts of Bali
From $4650 Per Person
Japan is a spectacular dynamic destination for the entire family. Experience the profound traditions and the 21st century energy. Join a group in summer or visit on your dates. Early April is cherry blossom time!
From $4200 Per Person
Turkey Adventure with Teens
Hike the moonscape of Cappadocia. Sleep in a cave hotel. Roam the ruins at Ephesus. Set sail in the Mediterranean, and swim in the turquoise waters. How can learning be so much fun?!
From $3695 Per Person
Active in the Andes
Combine hiking, biking, rafting, cross-cultural engagement and archaeological discovery in one fantastic, seamless itinerary. This is great for energetic explorers and families with teens, too.
From $3495 Per Person
Incas and Amazon for Families with Teens
Reveal the wonders and delights of the Amazon, Andes, and all of Peru to your whole family with our expert, family-friendly naturalist guides.
From $4150 Per Person
Czech Republic Adventure
The perfect trip for active travelers who want to get out on the mountains, trails, and rivers of this enchanting country. Experience Czech culture, nature, and history by foot, boat, and bike.
From $4295 Per Person
Costa Rica Adventure with Teens
An exciting adventure up active volcanoes, through exotic rainforest, down ziplines, in boats, and on water. This is the pefect graduation gift for your 8th or 12th-grade child or grandchild!
From $2525 Per Person
Ancient Athens and Idyllic Islands of Greece
A diverse and flexible journey with just the right mix of history, relaxation, and active adventure, this trip combines explorations of Greece's ancient cultures with days of fun in the sun on idyllic islands. Visit Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, and add other island explorations if you choose.
From $4295 Per Person
Wild Indonesia for Families with Teens
Enjoy hiking, snorkeling and close-up, intimate wildlife experiences on an adventure designed especially for families with active teens. Activities include a visit to a cultural arts high school, a day within a royal Balinese family compound, and encounters with Orangutans, Komodo Dragons, Probocis Monkeys and coral reefs.
From $4450 Per Person
Join a group with Journeys owner Robin Pollak and her family on this active and engaging experience that takes you away from the crowds. Enjoy cooking lessons, biking, hiking, kayaking, and swimming in cenotes; learn how the Mayas lived years ago; explore colonial architecture; and see wildlife at a large coastal wetland and wildlife refuge.
From $2750 Per Person
Baja Adventure Retreat
Experience the incredibly diverse Baja peninsula on this easily customizable trip that's close to home. Spend half of your time in Todos Santos, where you'll surf the waves, horseback ride on the beach, hike the cliffs, tour the town, and stay in a charming casita. Then, move on to Espiritu Santo National Park for a few days of luxury camping in on the beach. Here you'll kayak, snorkel, hike, swim with sea lions, stand-up paddle board, bird watch, check out cave art, and visit hidden lagoons and desert beaches.
From $3850 Per Person
This is an expertly-guided, flexible exploration for non-hikers who enjoy wildlife, ancient traditions, spiritual discovery, and beautiful mountain scenery.
From $3600 Per Person
Panama Golden Isthmus Odyssey
Where North and South America meet, diversity is squeezed and concentrated in a geographic sandwich of rain forest, waterways, reefs, islands, volcanoes, and native communities.
From $3650 Per Person
Belize Cayo and the Caye
Marvel at the Mayan mysteries and rainforest wonders of this quintessential tropical environment in the company of a great naturalist guide. Stay in cozy ecolodges.
From $3850 Per Person
G’Day Australia for Families!
Immerse your family in the living wonders and legends of Australia. Enjoy close-up encounters with wildlife, foods, rain forests, reefs, and great, kid-friendly, "strine-speaking" Aussie guides.
From $2750 Per Person
Karibu, Tanzania! Family Safari
The ultimate family safari! See it all—lions, rhinos, zebras, hyenas, hippos, baboons, and more. Following the great seasonal migration may be the most spectacular wildlife experience on earth. In addition to seeing great numbers of animals, you will spend time in a tribal village and visit the hunter-gatherer Hadzabe people. All generations of families are welcome!
From $4250 Per Person
Meandering the Mekong
Demystify the Mekong by floating along a very scenic stretch and then explore the charming city of Luang Prabang in Laos.
From $2900 Per Person
All the wildlife of a Galapagos cruise, with more active options, more time with locals, and more space and flexibility to explore. Immerse yourself in this spectacularly abundant archipelago.
From $6225 Per Person
Baja Short Stay
This short excursion is a perfect addition to any Mexico adventure offering a variety of activities from just relaxing on the beach to surfing the waves or kayaking. Other activities may include horseback riding and hiking.
From $795 Per Person