G Adventures and National Geographic Expeditions will expand their range of joint holidays with a new programme of group trips for families, departing in 2020.

The National Geographic Family Journeys with G Adventures will go on sale on May 7, and the partners will announce a destination in the programme each week, in the run-up to the big reveal.

Peru was the first to be revealed and the next destination will be unveiled on March 2.

G Adventures and National Geographic joined forces in 2015 with the launch of National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures, a programme of small group adventures which now offers 89 trips in 53 countries.

The success has prompted the creation of the small-group adventure holidays targeted at children aged seven and above, as well as their parents and grandparents.

Brian Young, EMEA managing director for G Adventures, said: “This new programme of trips is perfect for adventure-loving families looking to discover the world together.

“The newly-designed itineraries have been developed from scratch to inspire travellers of all ages to uncover each destination’s diverse characteristics, from wildlife and conservation to history and culture, exploration, and photography and storytelling.

“All our groups are made up of an international mix of travellers, giving families the opportunity to connect not just with each other, but with their fellow travellers and the local people they meet along the way.”

Heather Heverling, National Geographic senior vice-president of product management, added: “Travel is one of the most rewarding and enriching experiences a family can have together and we are thrilled to announce 12 new adventures to our global family of travellers in 2020.”

Agents can sign up on the G Adventures website for details of the new itineraries when they are released.

National Geographic Expeditions is an adventure holiday operator launched by the National Geographic Society in 1999 in the US and in 2017 in the UK.