G Adventures reveals details from its 2011 brochures and introduces a variety of new trips. While many of the destinations are familiar to avid globetrotters, the company offers new options for both experienced and first-time travellers.
“We’re thrilled to present our array of new adventures,” says Bruce Poon Tip, founder of G Adventures. “Our travellers expect authentic, life-changing, small group travel experiences and we continue to deliver in 2011 with more than 100 new additions.”
New Year, New Adventures!
Perfect for the coffee lovers, the Colombia Coffee Trails (SMCT) adventure invites travellers to discover a hidden corner of South America. Home to world-famous coffee plantations, explorers have plenty of opportunities to indulge in the smooth java of the region.
For the culture-cravers, visits to West Africa on the Ghana Untouched (DGGU) and Exploring West Africa (DGWA) tours immerse travellers in fascinating villages off the beaten path. Culture enthusiasts interact with local tribes and experience an intriguing medley of sophisticated tradition, breathtaking landscapes and awe-inspiring wildlife.
Conquering Kili is an achievement best celebrated with others, that’s why G Adventures now offers new group treks up the legendary mountain. The option brings the comfort and security of travelling with a group, while providing better prices. The popular routes of Marangu, Machame, and Rongai are available as Independent and Group departures in 2011.
Local home stays offer rare cultural immersion experiences, and in Cuba these opportunities to directly and deeply connect can be life changing. Travellers can see another side of this warm, tropical island – walk the pincushion hills, wander lush mountain coffee plantations, tour a tobacco plantation, snorkel crystal clear waters with colorful coral, and walk in pirate footsteps along the Guanahacabibes Peninsula. Cuba is set to change forever and G Adventures offers this fleeting opportunity in a number of new tours that visit the region – and at the most competitive prices.
The lush island of Sumatra is a region that remains very much off the tourist trail. On the Sumatra Adventure (AESA) trip, travellers search for exotic wildlife in virgin rainforest, visit an orangutan rehabilitation centre for insight into the conservation of these endearing creatures, experience local life firsthand in a Batak village and witness traditional dances for a cultural encounter few travellers get to experience.
On the Comfort Egypt – Dahabeya Delight (DPDD) tour, travellers have the opportunity to walk through the Valley of the Kings and live like a pharaoh with four nights on board G Adventures’ stately Dahabeya sailing vessel. Passengers explore the region’s more remote and lesser-visited temples by way of the Nile. The ship is equipped with comfortable en suite twin cabins.
Adding to its collection of festival tours, G Adventures offers the chance to witness and experience three new cultural events: Zanzibar International Music Festival (TDTZMN) – a celebration of the wealth and diversity of Swahili music; Inti Raymi Festival (TSPIRN) – the most important Incan holiday; and the popular Venice Carnival (EIVC) – an eclectic mix of costumes, masks and street fun.
For those wishing to explore China but are short on time, G Adventures makes it possible with the eight-day Shanghai to Beijing Express (ACCB) journey. On this fast-paced tour of the Middle Kingdom’s highlights, travellers can gaze up at Shanghai's futuristic high-rises before leaping back in time to stare down at an army of Terracotta Warriors and walk along the Great Wall.
Best of the Best!
Tested, proven and loved, G Adventures’ top sellers proudly bear a logo in the 2011 brochures, marking their celebrated popularity. Adventure champions include:
• Galapagos & Inca Discovery (ED07P)
• Quest of the Gods (PQG)
• End of the Earth (SAPE)
• Volcano Trail (JGS)
• Mayan Sun (CMCA)
• Jewels of North India (AHJN)
• Essential China (ACEC)
• Discover Japan (AJDJ)
• Thailand Sailing (ATSA)
• Kenya Wildlife Adventure (DKWA)
• Dunes, Deltas and Falls (DCF)
• Egypt Explorer (DPEE)
• Absolute Turkey (ETAT)
• Marvelous Morocco (DCMM)
To order the 2011 brochures and browse the Best Adventures on Earth, or for more information and the complete list of new trips, visit www.gadventures.com.
About G Adventures
G Adventures is a world leader in the adventure travel industry offering small group adventures on all seven continents and beyond to more than 100,000 global travellers annually. The award-winning trips, which focus on culture, nature and active travel, are ideal for those with a sense of adventure – people who want to leave the beaten path and authentically immerse themselves in a local culture or environment to experience the real world in a sustainable manner. Demonstrating its ongoing cultural, social and economic commitment to responsible tourism, G Adventures established the Planeterra Foundation, as a way the company and its passengers can give back to the communities visited. For more information, please visit www.gadventures.com and www.planeterra.org.