Disney may have established one of the most beloved family brands in the world. In addition to parks, movies and a must- have streaming service, the company also has a lesser known travel product that offers an amazing way to see the world. Adventures By Disney is an ideal way to share the wonders of the world with family members of all ages. Adults will appreciate the seamless itineraries, luxury hotels and the Disney guides who come equipped with snacks, first-aid kits, and endless patience. The kids love bonding with their new travel friends, seeing the world and having their own interactive experiences. I enjoyed an ADP trip several years ago and joined another one to Peru this summer; I loved them both. Below are several reasons that an Adventures By Disney trip is a great way to see the world.
While planning a fun trip to a favorite beach or ski destination is a fairly simple proposition, creating a seamless itinerary to a foreign country that is engaging for both kids and adults can be quite a challenge, especially post-Covid. The Disney team has created innovative itineraries, packed with multiple daily activities and that are run with flawless precision. On my recent trip to Peru, the Disney pros arranged for a terrific day of white-water rafting, followed by a hearty picnic lunch and then a hike around the ruins of Ollantaytambo, that ended with dinner for the adults and movie night for the kids. Our visit to Machu Picchu required a train ride and two private bus trips and was spectacular. In addition to bringing along extremely knowledgeable local guides, the Disney team also came equipped with mosquito wrist bands and bottled water. And if you experience those all too common flight delays, ABD’s 24-hour team will be able to quickly assist.
Something for everyone
With increasingly demanding schedules, vacations may be one of the few times that we get to spend a meaningful amount of time sharing new experiences and memories with those we love. ABD makes it easy to find your perfect trip by offering adventures across the globe, including trips to South Africa, Costa Rica, Vietnam, Italy and Alaska. You can even book an “Around the World” adventure that features a private jet, six countries, multiple theme parks and a visit to the Taj Mahal, the pyramids of Giza and the Eiffel Tower. Itineraries have been tailored for those with young children, those who prefer to travel with adults only, those who prefer to cruise and those who want to explore National parks, as well as European capitals.
I love adventure travel, but I am also partial to ending my day of hiking (or strolling) in a comfortable hotel that provides a few luxurious touches. The hotels chosen by Adventure By Disney are all high-end and many of them provide adult-friendly perks such as a spa and a gym and kid-friendly amenities, including a pool and a massive breakfast buffet. Depending on your trip, you may find yourself staying at the Peninsula Tokyo, the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh or the Tambo del Inca in Peru. And the Disney team will whisk your luggage away and it will miraculously appear in your hotel room as you travel throughout your destination.
Group travel, especially with young children, can be challenging. Trips usually feature a local guide and a U.S. based guide, as well as local experts, all of whom are incredibly welcoming. Our terrific guides were knowledgeable, cheerful and always happy to accommodate any request that came their way. They helped us pose for wacky pictures, provided bottled water and snacks and helped the least intrepid of the group climb several sets of ruins.
A love of adventure
Many families travel with their kids so that they too can experience the world and develop a deep love for exploration. These adventures are fun-filled and super active, but also help kids to love the idea of new cultures. In Peru, that means not only seeing the most historic Inca ruins, but also spending time at a women’s collective learning about ancient weaving techniques or indulging in a guinea pig snack. By immersing younger travelers in these experiences, a whole new group of adventurers is being created.