Tour Ideas for Teens, Millennials

Planning a trip for the whole family requires some serious forethought. You want everyone to be engaged in the culture, enjoy themselves and have a great experience — even the elusive teens and millennials. Book a tour specific to the interests and passions of your teens and older children or introduce them to something completely new with help from Thompson Family Adventures.

Peruse tour ideas specifically curated with teens and millennial travelers in mind. As any parent knows, what constitutes as fun can vary year to year, or even by the minute, with kids of all ages. Consider your teens and adult children with tours combining photo-worthy destinations and thrilling activities with independent adventures.


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For your outdoorsy, adventurous and animal-loving brood, book an active Tanzania Safari adventure tour. Between hiking and biking tours, wildlife viewing and a visit to the Maasai Village, your family will explore Mt. Meru, the Ngorongoro Highlands and Serengeti National Park like pros — all while keeping the easily distracted kids engaged and in awe. Prepare for ample activity, culture and unbeatable photos during the 14-day trip.

Consider your environmentally aware teens and adult children on your next vacation with a Costa Rican Adventure. The protected habitat is yours to explore for nine days while your family whitewater rafts the Pacuare River, treks through Corcovado National Park, hikes the Irazú Volcano, snorkels, ziplines and rappels down waterfalls in Turrialba. Add on optional night hikes and picnic lunches for the full experience, or enjoy some downtime between adventures.

Canopy zip lining tirolesa in Costa Rica Tour

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Peru is a top destination at the moment, attracting travelers from across the world to experience the ancient Incan cities and incredible views of Machu Picchu. Show the kids how in the know you are with a Peru Family Trek, discovering ruins of Pisaq and Sacsayhuamán, camping overnight in the countryside, exploring the Andes Mountains and Machu Picchu along the Gate of the Sun — all in just eight days.

Check out the full list of options and shop by last-minute trips and budget-friendly excursions, or completely customize your trip to the needs of your family. Get the kids involved, see what trip interests them most and work from there. They will appreciate the inclusion and you’ll give yourself a better chance at success.