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TRAVEL with HEART

Learn, Serve and Immerse!

Holiday Savings on
5 Trips 
to Travel with HEART

Take advantage of our special Holiday discount on 5 of our  Learn, Serve & Immerse Trips that span the beautiful island of Bali,  to the rain-forests of Costa Rica,  ancient cultures of Peru, grasslands of Tanzania, to the women-empowered communities of Rwanda.   These HEART-felt, community-based adventures are designed with Transformational Travel Council Principles.

THE OFFER: Take $250 off per person when you book two or more people on the select trips below.  Booking deposit must be made by January 15, 2023.  Travel must take place within one year of booking.   Use the Code TravelwithHeart2023  in the check out when you book one of these adventures below.

Global Family Travels is honored to be a Travel Designer for the the Transformational Travel Council, and one of the many guiding principles of the TTC is to Travel with HEART, which means to be Humble, Engaged, Awake, Resilient, and Thankful for to the opportunity to travel. Having Heart means caring about yourself, others, and the destination you visit, so that you’re not only positively impacting the community and environment you encounter when you travel, but simultaneously learning and growing. 

Learn more here and in our blogTransformational Family Trips in Support of the Global Goals

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Tanzania:
Learn, Serve & Immerse

Tanzania is home to some of the most impressive game reserves and national parks in the world. Every day on this Learn, Serve & Immerse adventure, your family will find yourselves face-to-face with a new creature and awe-inspiring sights, such as hundreds of avian species in the Rift Valley, giraffes along Lake Natron, leopards and lions in the Serengeti, and more!

 

You will also experience what life is like in a local Maasai village, and visit and support Tanzania school children, and engage with our NGO partner, the Karatu Education Fund, to learn about their work. 

 

Custom Dates for 2023. 

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Costa Rica:

Learn, Serve & Immerse 

Learn, Serve & Immerse in Costa Rica, while enjoying fun adventures in beautiful rainforests, volcanoes, wildlife reserves, and beaches.    Your family will cultivate deep bonds with this coastal country through an immersive experiences and opportunities to work together on conservation and community projects to promote positive change.  You will also enjoy a range of cultural activities, including chocolate-making and pottery workshops. 

 

This trip can be customized for your family's ideal dates in in 2023.  

Bali: A Global Classroom Trip

Join us in the beautiful island of Bali in April of 2023, with the Seattle World Affairs Council's Global Classroom program!  Immerse in Balinese culture and daily life in Bali and learn first hand from Balinese non-profit organizations involved with critical global issues. 

 

With a focus on key United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNDGs), this trip offers opportunities for global citizens to learn about the negative effects of plastics on Life Below Water and the island's looming water crisis, as well as to explore the island's magical culture and beauty.  

Learning local arts at the banjar, visiting sacred temples and palaces, and seeing a traditional shadow puppet performance are part of this unforgettable immersive experience. 

Dates: April 1 - 10, 2023

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Journey to Peru through the Lens of Chalay: Andean Culture & Food

 In partnership with community organizations, ANDES Association, Potato Park and Awamaki, this truly regenerative journey through Peru’s Sacred Valley,  with a lens on Andean culture and the sacred nature of food, land, and the people who cultivate it, offers the opportunity to immerse and learn firsthand from farmers, artisans, and Indigenous peoples about ancient farming techniques and economic practices, traditions which have protected food sovereignty and biodiversity in the Andes, while adapting to the challenges of food security, climate change, water shortages, and biodiversity loss.  

Participants on this trip will also learn about Chalay, the ancient Andean practice of bartering, or trading goods without the use of money. Through alternative economic systems, chalay strengthens relations between friends and families from diverse agricultural zones where seeds and food are thought to be members of the family. This trip can be customized for your family's ideal dates in in 2023.  

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Participants on this heartfelt Learn, Serve and Immerse 10-day journey to Rwanda in February of 2023 will have an opportunity to experience these NGOs, learn about initiatives and programs supporting community members and women, and experience life and culture in the Kigali region.   There will also be experiences to get a glimpse of Rwanda’s past through emotional visits to sites dedicated to the 1994 Genocide and will also take in the stunning natural views of the Nyungwe Forest and remote regions of Rwanda and experience life, culture and art in these spaces, from drumming troupes to tea planting, and a safari ride. 

From urban to rural, this ultimate Rwanda experience will give travelers a deeper understanding of how Rwanda is seen as a global leader for the economic and political empowerment of women, and through this are able to provide a higher level of education, health care and standard of living for themselves and dependents.

Paving the way for Empowered Women:  Today, Rwanda is seen as a case study for resilience and empowerment, especially for women. Women were historically marginalized in Rwandan society, and despite the Genocide in 1994 that claimed almost one-third of the Rwandan population, the country has seen exceptional strides in empowering women and sustaining environments.  Since then, it has evolved into a revered country that uplifts, empowers and supports women through community, socio-economic development, and supportive NGOs.  Rwandan leadership has helped to amplify gender equality and narrow the gender gap to the highest level of admiration and become globally revered as the most pro-woman country in the world. Learn more in our latest blog

 Rwanda: Women & Empowerment in
A Learn, Serve & Immerse Experience

About Global Family Travels

Creating a better world starts today.  Global Family Travels is dedicated to fostering cross-cultural understanding and global citizens through community-based travel.

 

In partnership with local and global non-profit organizations and community leaders,  we organize sustainable Learn, Serve & Immerse trips and one-day excursions in Greater Seattle are designed around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs), to address key sustainable development issues, such as access to access to Quality Education, Clean Water and Sanitation, Life Below Water, and Life on Land.

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