• Jennifer Spatz

Family Vacations That Tackle Global Issues and Turn Kids into World Citizens

Updated: Dec 11, 2019

Looking for a bucket-list family vacation that tackles some of the big issues of our day, such as climate change, endangered wildlife, and gender equality? Global Family Travels has a fantastic deal over the 2019 Holiday Season on select Learn, Serve & Immerse trips to visit destinations that span the beautiful island of Bali, grasslands of Africa, Andean peaks of Peru, ancient cities of Northern India, to the rain-forests of Costa Rica and beyond.


Global Family Travels offers culturally immersive, family-friendly trips to Learn, Serve & Immerse in support the good work of several non-profits and communities with a focus on critical global issues aligned around some key United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs), such as access to Quality Education, Clean Water and Sanitation, Life Below Water, and Gender Equality.



Here are six immersive, small-group family trips that are discounted between November 29 and December 31, 2019 (see deal below!):

Tackle the Water Crisis in Bali Is your family concerned about climate change and sustainability? This 12-day Learn, Serve & Immerse trip of Bali offers the extraordinary opportunity to tackle some of Bali's biggest challenges by engaging with local water conservation projects and supporting Life below Water. This program has a balance of cultural and global learning and adventure to ensure that families are learning to be global citizens while having fun.


Save African Painted Dogs in Zimbabwe How many kids can say they helped rescue an endangered species on Spring Break? This 10-day Safari in Zimbabwe offers the extraordinary opportunity work on a conservation project to save the beautiful African Painted Dog, one the most vulnerable species on the continent. This incredible itinerary also includes wildlife viewing in the Hwange and Zambezi National Parks and visiting the natural wonders of Victoria Falls, the Zambezi River, and Batoka Gorge. (Valid only on one Spring trip, but check out all of special savings in Zimbabwe with kids under 15 at 50% off!)


Photo credit: Dirk Brunner

Empower Women in Peru It’s hard to imagine a trip more transformative than a 10-day family Learn, Serve, Immerse trip to Peru that mixes bucket-list experiences, like a trip to Machu Picchu, with the opportunity to visit the Patacancha indigenous community and support enterprising female artisans and their traditional weaving cooperative. Families will stay several days in a homestay with an Andean family, which provides a wonderfully intimate view of the local way of life.

Embark on a Zero Waste Adventure in India over Holi

Want to immerse your family in the colorful world of sustainable Indian fashion? Our 10-day Learn, Serve and Immerse trip to North India makes stops in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, and Bikaner for Holi festival. You’ll hitch a camel ride to sleep under the stars in the Rajasthani desert and attend workshops led by the Indian youth leading the green revolution at the country’s first zero waste guesthouse.


Bond with Schoolkids & Support Quality Education on a Tanzanian Safari Families can connect with schoolchildren on a 9-day family safari in Tanzania that includes plenty of opportunity to view giraffes along Lake Natron, spy leopards and lions in the Serengeti, and marvel at exotic birds in the Rift Valley. During this adventure, families can visit a local Maasai village, meet students at the Ganako Secondary School, and learn how the Karatu Education Fund (KEF) is making a positive impact in these kids’ lives.

Lend a Hand on Conservation in Costa Rica Kids are naturally altruistic and love to make a contribution. On this 9-day deep dive into the Costa Rican rainforest, families stay with locals and work side by side on important conservation projects. This incredible adventure balances work with play and includes exploring volcanoes, visiting wildlife reserves, relaxing at beaches and lagoons and attending chocolate-making and pottery workshops.


The Gift of Meaningful Travel Deal: Take $250 off per person when you book two or more people on these select trips from Global Family Travels through 2020. That means a family of four can save $1,000 on a transformative trip of a lifetime! To take advantage of off, book with your Trip Deposit by December 31, 2019.

About Global Family Travels:

The mission of Global Family Travels is to help families make life-changing connections with different cultures through immersive travel. Each kid-friendly tour offers unique educational opportunities to learn about the culture and history of the countries visited. For families with a specific destination or interest in mind, Global Family Travels can create a dream trip that’s just right.

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