FAMILY TRAVEL


One of the greatest experiences in life is to travel together as a family. The laughter shared, the joy experienced, and the challenges overcome, coalesce into the memories of a lifetime. At Crooked Trails, we believe families should travel together. Let us handle the logistics; you have the fun with your kids. We’ll do the planning, address safety concerns, and set up opportunities for real connection, all with a focus on family. The programs below have engagement in mind, and can be custom tailored to the needs and interests of families with children of ages from one to young adult.

Our kids had, for the first time, an appreciation of where they live and an understanding of what it would be like to live in another part of the world.
Shari L.

Kenya: The World Through Soccer


PRICE

$2,995 per person based on dbl. occupancy

DURATION

8D / 7N

DATES

February 16 – 23, 2019

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Easy

ROUTE

Nairobi – Merrueshi – Amboseli – Tsavo West – Nairobi

PROGRAM ELEMENTS

Volunteering,
village experience

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Overview

Join soccer coaches and players on the trip of a lifetime to build a soccer pitch in a remote Maasai village in Kenya. The program is organized by Crooked Trails in partnership with the Maasai Association and the village of Merrueshi. We’re also proud to be partnering with GPS Foundation, a foundation that was born out of Global Premier Soccer’s commitment to enriching kids’ lives regardless of socio-economic and other barriers, on this program.

Highlights
  • Become immersed in the social, spiritual, cultural and economic life of a native community
  • Complete a meaningful volunteer service project with community support
  • Gain valuable soccer skills and game ethics with a pro soccer player
  • Return to home with a measurable appreciation and greater understanding of the Maasai
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Peru: The World Through Soccer


PRICE

$2,275 based on double occupancy

DURATION

8D / 7N

DEPARTURES

April 6 – 13, 2019 (Opt. Machu Picchu extension Apr. 13 – 18)

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Easy

ROUTE

Lima – Huaraz – Vicos – Huaraz – Lima

PROGRAM ELEMENTS

Village experience, Volunteering

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Overview

Join Crooked Trails and professional coach Emily Cole on the trip of a lifetime to build a soccer field and participate in a homestay in a remote Andean village in Peru. Help build a field, participate in soccer clinics, and immerse yourself with this remote community. End of week celebrations include fun matches with the locals, and traditional food and dancing celebration. Optional extension to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley.

Highlights
  • Become immersed in the social, spiritual, cultural and economic life of a native community
  • Complete a meaningful volunteer service project with community support
  • Gain valuable soccer skills and game ethics with a pro soccer player
  • Return to home with a measurable appreciation and greater understanding of the Andean peoples
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Cuba: Cultural Connection Family Program


PRICE

From $1,750 per person

DURATION

8D / 7N

DEPARTURES

Available year-round

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Easy

ROUTE

Havana – Las Terrazas – Vinales – Havana

PROGRAM ELEMENTS

Customizable


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Overview

From the colonial streets of Havana, to the lush green fields of Vinales, experience Cuba through the eyes of your local guides on custom-crafted excursions. Your family will learn how Cubans work, play and eat directly from Cubans themselves and explore the rich natural environment.

Highlights
  • Stay in private homes with local families
  • Learn about Cuba’s unique culture through art, food and sport with knowledgeable guides
  • Explore by horseback, bike, zipline and on foot
  • 100% locally organized and led programs 

     

     

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Mexico: Day of the Dead with Local Families in Oaxaca


PRICE:

$2,295 based on double occupancy ($250 sgl. supplement for Oaxaca City only)

DURATION

8D / 7N

DATES

October 27 – November 3, 2019

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Easy-Moderate

ROUTE

Oaxaca City – Benito Juarez – Latuvi –
Oaxaca City

PROGRAM ELEMENTS

Village experience, customizable

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Overview

Join us for a special program to go behind the scenes of the famously celebrated Day of the Dead Festival in Oaxaca, guided by the villagers of the Sierra Norte. Learn about this pre-Hispanic festival’s traditions and join the festivities! This program also includes an engaging schedule of cultural activities and exploration in Oaxaca City, Tule, and Teotitlan: weaving, artisanal mezcal, and exploring the ruins of Montel Alban.

Highlights
  • Take part in a traditional festival with local families in Zapotec communities
  • Be a part of the preparations and festivities of Mexico’s Day of the Dead
  •  Enjoy local experiences and cultural activities in the central valley and mountains
  • Discover the heart of vibrant Oaxaca City
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Peru: Family Program for Younger Children


PRICE

$3,295 per person ($1150 extension)

DURATION

11D / 10N (or 14D / 13N with extension)

DEPARTURES

July 14 – 24, 2019; also available year-round as a custom program

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Easy

ROUTE

Lima – Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu – Chinchero – Cusco – (Puerto Maldonado on extension) – Lima

PROGRAM ELEMENTS

Customizable, village experience

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Overview

Join us on this unique group program, tailor-made for families with younger children, and watch your kids gain confidence and a sense of wonder as we explore Peru together. This program offers a fun and unique chance to explore the culture and history of Peru with young children in a flexible way, at your own pace.

Highlights
  • Itinerary custom-crafted for families with younger children in mind
  • Immersive family homestay in a Quechua village
  • Culture and history spring to life as children learn and explore
  • Optional rainforest extension at a fantastic family-focused ecolodge
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Peru: Active Family Program


PRICE

From $3395 per person ($1150 extension)

DURATION

14D / 13N (or 17D / 16N with extension)

DEPARTURES

Available year-round

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Easy-Moderate

ROUTE

Lima – Vicos- Huaraz – Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu – Cusco – (Puerto Maldonado on extension) – Lima

PROGRAM ELEMENTS

Customizable, village experience

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Overview

Join us on this unique group program, tailor-made for active families. Engage with the living culture and amazing people of Peru through adventurous activities and immersive experiences that will help shape your child’s world view.

Highlights
  • Itinerary custom-crafted for active families
  • Immersive family homestay in a traditional Andean village
  • Culture and history spring to life as children learn and explore
  • Optional rainforest extension at a fantastic family-focused ecolodge
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Costa Rica: Family Adventure


PRICE

From $1,895 per person

DURATION

8D / 7N

DEPARTURES

Available year-round; fall and winter recommended

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Easy-Moderate

ROUTE

San Jose – Sarapiquí – Arenal – Manuel Antonio – San Jose

PROGRAM ELEMENTS

Customizable


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Overview

Through jungle and forest, mountains to ocean, this family journey allows you to explore the abundant wild spaces and encounter the remarkable people that make Costa Rica so special. This trip features locally-owned and operated lodging with an emphasis on immersive, experiential learning, and lots of fun activities that the whole family can share in and enjoy.

Highlights
  • Unique accommodations in ecolodges, family-run hotels and a homestay on a sustainable working farm
  • Enjoy Costa Rica’s unbeatable natural beauty by exploring jungles and beaches
  • Personalized guided excursions allow you to discover Costa Rica’s natural treasures and learn about its culture and history
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Ecuador: Galapagos Islands Sea Voyage


PRICE

From $3,755 based on dbl. occupancy

DURATION

8D / 7N

DEPARTURES

Departures available year-rounds

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Easy-Moderate

ROUTE

Baltra – Bartolome – South Plaza – North Seymour – San Cristobal – Española – Floreana – Santa Cruz – Baltra

PROGRAM ELEMENTS

Customizable

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Overview

Your family will be right in the heart of the action on this boat-based Galapagos adventure! Daily shore excursions will engage you with the many moods, wildlife, and landscapes of the islands as you hike, snorkel, swim and explore. Cap off energetic days of discovery watching the sun dip down from the deck of the boat, and then enjoy the after-dark spectacle of creatures swimming just below.

Highlights
  • Experience the wonder of these UNESCO World Heritage islands
  • Boat-based cruise on a comfortable, eco-friendly vessel with an amazing crew
  • Explore the varied terrains and learn about the host of wildlife on daily guided shore excursions
  • Combine with other itineraries in Ecuador or elsewhere in South America
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WHY TRAVEL WITH US

Crooked Trails is a non-profit organization focused on transforming tourism into a positive force in the world. We create travel programs that reflect our values and are worthy of the trust placed in us by our travelers. By traveling with us, you can be assured that your money will go to support our partner communities, the causes we support, and our on-going work to make tourism better. We do this by:

  • Connector.

    Selecting locally-owned hotels, restaurants and transportation in order to ensure your money benefits local people.

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    Employing experienced local guides who are paid a fair wage.

  • Connector.

    Offsetting the environmental impacts of travel through initiatives such as our Travelers Against Plastic (TAP) campaign, demonstrating ways to protect local resources, and encouraging the purchase of carbon offsets.

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    Educating travelers in cultural sensitivity and the social, economic, and environmental impacts of their travels.

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    Acting on our commitment to the social and cultural protection of people in our host countries.

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    Offering unique experiences and opportunities for authentic engagement.

  • Connector.

    Donating a portion of your trip fees to the community development projects we support.

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