FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.
Fly Chicago

Exclusive Opportunity for Family Travelers to Visit the World’s Largest Chimpanzee Sanctuary

by Kimberly Inlander

May 10, 2023

© Chimp Haven

Destinations / North America

Family travelers will want to take advantage of exclusive access this summer and fall to Chimp Haven, the world’s largest chimpanzee sanctuary with than 300 of the animals housed there. A new private tour experience is now available.


© Chimp Haven

“After the amazing response from our recent Discovery Days, it seemed fitting to introduce a new opportunity for visitors to get a chance to experience the magic of Chimp Haven in a more personal way,” said Rana Smith, president and CEO, Chimp Haven. “Our private tours are a great opportunity for travelers looking for an in-depth guided tour of the sanctuary. Visiting Chimp Haven is a unique experience, and we are excited to have this year-round option.”


Animal sanctuaries rarely open to the public, instead focusing on animal care. The private, non-profit Chimp Haven, on 200 forested acres near Shreveport, Louisiana, allows chimps to roam woodlands, eat fresh fruits and veggies, thrive in large families and live a good life. Twice yearly, prior to this summer and fall, the sanctuary opened for Discovery Days, which quickly sold out.



© Chimp Haven

“Our private tours are a great option for vacationers who prefer to avoid the crowds and have a little more time available to explore Chimp Haven on a tour set just for them on a schedule that best meets their needs and interests,” Smith said. “A visit to Chimp Haven is sure to create lasting family memories.”


Private tours allow visitors to observe the chimpanzees, most retired from bio-medical research; chat with staff; and witness the Animal Care team in action. For a minimum tax-deductible donation of $500, groups of up to six guests ages 7 and older can schedule two-hour, outdoor, weekday private tours.


Insta Feed
Nov 23, 2023

6 Pies from Around the World to Try on Family Travels

It’s time to start dreaming of your next family trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through these pies from around the world, and maybe you’ll be inspired to take that next trip for a delicious slice.

United Airlines Celebrates its First Class of United Aviate Graduates

As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.

Travel Tips
Nov 22, 2023

New Hilton Report Shows What All Ages Want from Travel

Trying to plan a multigen trip? You may anticipate trouble finding a travel destination, activities and more to appeal to every member of your crew. However, a new report from Hilton found there are certain experiences all travelers want right now, regardless of generation.

Nov 21, 2023

10 Resorts & Hotels Around the World with Festive Celebrations 2023, Part 2

With the holiday season upon us, resorts all over the world pull out all the stops to bring the joy of the holidays to family travelers of all ages. Here are five more resorts to check out this holiday season:

Unearth Seoul’s Hidden Gems

Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.

Nov 17, 2023

Perfect Holiday Gifts for Travelers on Etsy

When searching for unique gifts for family travelers, Etsy is a good place to begin. A marketplace of online shops owned by craftspeople and collectors, Etsy is filled with handcrafted works in all mediums, often one-of-a-kind or custom-made. It’s like an open studio, a place to share the latest creations directly to people who appreciate handcrafted things.