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Explore together.

On a Stanford Family Adventure, Stanford alumni and their loved ones go on a journey to immerse in new countries and cultures with hands-on activities, faculty lectures and more unique learning opportunities that define Stanford travel.

Why Stanford?

From tailor-made itineraries to special access at must-see landmarks, Stanford Family Adventures offers an experience unlike any other family vacation. Each trip features a Young Explorer program, a team of Young Explorer leaders, and lectures from Stanford faculty and scholars to bring each destination to life. Plus, our professional tour manager joins you every step of the way to make your family trip a breeze.

Young Explorer program

Kids of all ages love our Young Explorer program, where they’re grouped with travelers their own age for engaging discussions and creative games. While you spend most of the trip together as a family, there are occasional kids-only adventures to allow the adults time for more in-depth touring and discussions.

Young Explorer leaders

Our savvy Young Explorer leaders (at least one for every 10 kids) are all razor-sharp Stanford grads who are former Stanford Sierra Camp staff. They captivate the children with hands-on educational activities while the adults attend lectures, and they’re pros at understanding and adapting to the personalities and interests of each young explorer.

Our trips

Civil Rights

June 19–26, 2022

Journey through four Southern states to some of the most iconic sites of the 1960s civil rights movement in a program designed for families with adult children (ages 18+).


June 21–30, 2022

Traveling aboard the MV Galápagos Legend, get up close and personal with the incredible wildlife that Charles Darwin observed as he developed his revolutionary theory of evolution. For ages 6+.


June 22–July 2, 2022

Unleash your inner Percy Jackson as you island-hop through the Greek Isles with your family next summer aboard the small ship Callisto. For ages 6+.


July 6–17, 2022

Bring the family on a journey that takes us to Kyoto’s many temples and gardens, the Peace Memorial in Hiroshima and Tokyo’s Edo Museum, which features re-created homes from the Edo period. For ages 6+.


July 17 –⁠ 25, 2022

Experience Paris’ architecture, culinary culture and its most intriguing surrounding towns, on a trip filled with adventure for the whole family. For ages 6+.


December 21 –29, 2022

Unplug and spend quality time together viewing amazing wildlife in the world’s largest volcanic caldera, Ngorongoro Crater and the legendary Serengeti during the annual wildebeest migration. For ages 6+.


December 22–30, 2022

Marvel at the Pyramids of Giza, explore Cairo and cruise the Nile from Aswan to Luxor on this trip designed specifically for families traveling with adult children (ages 18+), who revel in the camaraderie of traveling with their peers.

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