Dec 29, 2004. Toronto – The Planeterra Foundation, developed by G Adventures as a way to give back to the communities our trips visit, is the focus of 5 special G Adventures trips in 2005. Charity calls, and our CEO, VP's and Sustainable Travel Coordinator are answering that call. A portion of proceeds from each of these trips will be donated to the Planeterra Foundation. Throw in some local culture and cuisine, and these trips will make for some unforgettable adventure experiences.
Come join our seasoned, or maybe rusty, G Adventures top brass leaders, as they lead trips to great destinations like Venzeula, Peru, Brazil, Chile and Argentina. These special trips include:
Come along with Danielle Weiss, G Adventures's Sustainable Travel Coordinator, and travel to a remote village in the northern highlands and help to improve basic living conditions for local families by participating in a hands-on volunteer project. Visit two Planeterra projects before hiking the spectacular Inca Trail to the lost city of Machu Picchu.
13 days Lima to Cuzco in May 2005
Inti Raymi & The New Inca Trail
Join G Adventures' CEO, Bruce Poon Tip, on this 12-day exploratory tour that includes a guided visit of Machu Picchu and a strenuous, 3-day trek on "the other Inca Trail" to the lost Inca fortress Choquequirao.
12 days starting in Lima and ending in Cuzco in July 2005
A Taste of Chile & Argentina
Come along with our VP Sales and Marketing, and ex-chef, Dave Bowen as he researches the wine regions of Central Chile and Argentina, sampling the locals' favourites and maybe even squeezing in a Gaucho cooking class too!
10 days starting in Santiago de Chile and ending in Buenos Aires in September 2005
Shipwrecks and Sand Dunes
Join our VP Operations, and ex G Adventures tour leader, Mandy Holliday on her quest to indulge in the incredible variety of experiences that this part of Brazil has to offer. From sand dunes, to shipwrecks, to Forró music, the beauty and the culture of Brazil are sure to impress.
12 days starting in Recife and ending in Fortaleza in October 2005
Venezeula Learn to Dive
Join our VP Finance, Bill Evans, as he gets his feet wet in search for the elusive Christmas Tree Worms and hidden pirate treasure! After your exploratory dives, head to the mainland to check out the majestic Angel?s Falls and scenery of the Gran Sabana.
13 days starting and ending in Caracas in November 2005
Sustainable Tourism. Responsible travel. Eco-tourism. To G Adventures these are more than just words or trends, it is part of our travel philosophy and has been for many, many years – we have the awards to prove it. Our committment to be environmentally, culturally and socially responsible has always been at the heart of our agenda and was a driving force behind the development of the Planeterra Foundation.
For more information about our sustainable tourism initiatives or any of these special trips head to www.gadventures.com or call 1 800 465 5600 to speak to an Adventure Specialist.
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