Safety and Destination Updates

G Adventures prides itself on the extensive network of ground operations, tour leaders and local contacts worldwide, which keep us informed and up-to-date on all local situations in which we operate. Our passengers' safety is of the utmost priority and we rely on these networks to allow us to make the operational decisions necessary to keep our trips running safely. We often know of situations on the ground before the media and we are in constant contact with our local offices, tour leaders, local operators, and colleagues in order to closely monitor and inform you of the most current information affecting any regions where we operate.

For further reference, we also recommend that you check your government's travel advisory for any country to which you are travelling:

Also, check out our Safety Guide PDF for lots of great tips on travel safety.

Venezuela Protests

Posted: 19 Mar, 2014 | Updated: 19 Mar, 2014

Our local operations team reports that political protests are continuing in Caracas and other major cities across Venezuela. Caracas is currently the only city we visit that has experienced political protests.

At this time all tours are running as scheduled. We advise clients to exercise a heightened level of caution in Caracas and all clients and CEO's are being advised to stay away from large gatherings and demonstrations.

We also recommend that clients consider purchasing an arrival transfer as this will help to minimize the chances of disruption upon arrival into Caracas.

We will continue to update as necessary.


Unrest in Egypt

Posted: 24 Jan, 2014 | Updated: 17 Feb, 2014

17 February 2014

Yesterday the news media have reported a bomb blast at Taba in the South Sinai which borders on Isreal. G Adventures has no groups currently in that area and all of our groups are safe and accounted for.

At this time it is unclear as to who is responsible for the attack or what the motivation was. Government travel advisories for the region remain unchanged as of today. We are confident that our current groups in the area are safe and we will continue to monitor the situation for any departures in the coming months. If at any time we feel the situation becomes worse or presents a danger, we will act in the best interest of the safety of our travellers.

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10 February 2014

Our Regional Office in Cairo has reported that although minor clashes between protestors and military continue in and around Cairo, they appear to be sporadic and isolated and have no impact on regular operations.

Our trips in the area are operating as per scheduled itineraries and any deviations will only be made if deemed necessary by local teams. We continue to monitor the situation.

28 January 2014

Civil unrest in Egypt was reported over the weekend on the days on and around the 3rd anniversary of the revolution.

There have been reports of clashes between the police and protestors with many deaths reported. All of the incidents appear to be contained to small pockets of Cairo, and the greater city as a whole is unaffected.

All tours that are operating in the area have limited time in Cairo and our Regional Operations team are constantly monitoring the situation in the ground and steering clear of any areas that may pose any risk to our travellers. The safety of our travellers is our number one priority and we will continue to keep a close eye on the situation.

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24 January 2014

3 bombs have hit Cairo today, killing six people. These bombing are targeted toward the Police on the eve of the third anniversary of the uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

G Adventures confirms we have no travellers currently in Cairo.


Peru - Stranded Tourists at Machu Picchu

Posted: 14 Feb, 2014 | Updated: 19 Mar, 2014

Heavy rains in the Santa Teresa area of Peru have led to a bridge collapse resulting in 250 tourists being stranded at Machu Picchu.
G Adventures does not operate through this area. All clients are safe and accounted for and none of our current or future departures are affected by this incident.


Indonesia (Java) Volcano

Posted: 14 Feb, 2014 | Updated: 19 Mar, 2014

Updated 18th February 2014:

The seven airports that were closed as a result of the Mt Kelud eruption, including the airport at Yoyakarta, have now re-opened. Commercial flights have resumed and the cleanup of the volcanic ash has begun.

In the wake of the eruption, workers covered the iconic stupas and statues of Boroudr Temple closing this important tourism location to visitors. The Prambana temple and Ratu Boko Palace we also closed. These sites are expected to re-open on 20th February 2014.

At this time all future departures will be running as scheduled.

Further updates will be posted as necessary.

On 13th February 2014, Mt Kelud in East Java erupted causing ash to fall over a large area including the city of Yoyakarta. The airport in Yoyakarta is currently closed due to low visibility.

G Adventures currently have two groups on the ground in Yoyakarta. All clients are safe and accounted for and all necessary precautions are being taken at this time. Our local operations team are currently assessing the situation on the ground and are assessing our itineraries.

Information regarding current and future departures will be posted as updates come in.


Bangkok Protest Update

Posted: 17 Jan, 2014 | Updated: 19 Mar, 2014

Updated 24th february 2014

Bangkok Protest Update:

On 23rd February 2014 there was a bombing in the center of the city near one of the central protest sites. Some casualties have been reported. As with other recent violence in Bangkok this incident occurred at one of the protest zones. Outside of these zones life in Bangkok continues as normal.

While rallies continue today, a large rally is planned for 25th February 2014 and we are monitoring this situation closely.

G Adventures' position on this situation remains unchanged at present and our tours continue to operate as scheduled. We are taking all necessary precautions . All CEO's and and clients are being advised to avoid large gatherings and protest zones.

We will continue to post regular updates as necessary.

Updated 18th February 2014

Bangkok Protest Update:

After a period of relative quiet, there was an incident today at the site of the Bangkok Protest sites that resulted in some casualties.

This escalation was not in an area that is visited by G Adventures and we continue to advise all clients and staff to stay away from the protest zones and to avoid large gatherings and rally sites.

All tours are operating as scheduled at this time.

Updated: 10 February 2014

BANGKOK PROTEST UPDATE

While the protests have been generally quiet since Feb 2nd (they continue but at a smaller scale), today saw an increase in protest numbers. As well there was an explosion at Phan Fah Bridge. This area is in the middle of the protest zones and as such is an area that we don't visit. The explosion injured 6 people, no suspects. We continue to advise staying away from protest zones and rally sites for all CEOs and pax. Our tours remain unaffected at this point.

Updated: 21 January 2014

Following an increase in unrest in Bangkok over the weekend surrounding the on going anti-government protests, the Thai Government have declared a state of emergency for Bangkok. This effectively gives security forces the power to intervene and deal with civil disorder if it is deemed necessary. The increase in unrest has been focused on the protest sites and the protest leaders and so far our tours have been operating without disruption.

Our CEO's and staff on the ground have been briefed and staff and clients have been advised to stay clear of the protest sites. Although tourists have not been targeted in any way we advise clients and staff to avoid crowds or large gatherings due to the potential for incidents.

Our tours continue to operate with minor adjustments made as necessary in Bangkok.

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Updated: 20 January 2014

This weekend saw more unrest in Bangkok. This was focused on the protest and the protest leaders.

Our CEO's and staff on the ground have been briefed and staff and clients have been advised to stay clear of the protest sites. Although tourists have not been targeted in any way we advise clients and staff to avoid crowds or large gatherings due to the potential for incidents.

Our tours continue to operate with minor adjustments made as necessary in Bangkok.

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Updated: 17 January 2014

We have received reports of some violent activity at some of the protest sites in Bangkok overnight. It appears that the attacks were targeting the leaders of the protest movement. Although this is still being investigated there are reports of some injuries.

Our CEO's and staff on the ground have been briefed and staff and clients have been advised to stay clear of the protest sites. Although tourists have not been targeted in any way we advise clients and staff to avoid crowds or large gatherings due to the potential for incidents. To view the protest sites please view the following map:
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Tourist attractions and public services are open as usual as are the airports and routes to and from the city.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will post updates as necessary.

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Updated: January 16, 2014

The situation in Bangkok with the ongoing anti-government protests remains unchanged.

Protests are continuing at six intersections however they remain peaceful and largely uneventful at this stage.

No problems have been reported travelling in and around Bangkok using public transport or taxis but our staff on the ground have been advised to remain vigilant and to avoid protest sites and areas where crowds may gather.

All airports in Bangkok are currently open and operating as normal however clients are advised to allow extra time to get to the airport in case of any unexpected delays on route.

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Tibet Permits

Posted: 04 Sep, 2013 | Updated: 10 Jan, 2014

We have received word that the Chinese Authorities will not grant permits to Norwegians wishing to enter Tibet. No reason for this sudden change in policy has been provided, and we are uncertain as to how long this will be in effect.


Avalanche on Mount Everest

Posted: 18 Apr, 2014 | Updated: 18 Apr, 2014

18 April 2014

It has been reported that there has been an avalanche on Mt. Everest. This occurred near Camp 2. 13 Sherpas have been reported missing.

G Adventures groups do not go beyond Base Camp, and all our group members on Mt. Everest have been accounted for. Our thoughts are with the missing Sherpas and their families.


Earthquake In Chile

Posted: 02 Apr, 2014 | Updated: 02 Apr, 2014

Please note that yesterday around 18:45hs there was an earthquake in the Northern area of Chile (Arica, Iquique).
At that time there was a Tsunami alert which included the Southern Region of Peru, that will hopefully result in a false alarm.
The situation in the area is back to normal and all our tours are running regularly.
We solidarize with the Chilean families who lost their houses and relatives in this unfortunate natural event.
We will keep everyone posted if new information regarding this subject is needed.


Tropical Cyclone Ita

Posted: 11 Apr, 2014 | Updated: 11 Apr, 2014

11 April, 2014

Tropical Cyclone Ita is set to make land fall on Friday, April 11th in Tropical North Queensland, Australia. There are reports winds could reach up to 300 kilometers per hour with heavy rain and flash flooding.

We are watching events very closely and have diverted the Comfort Australia & New Zealand Explorer (OANS140409) and Yolo Brisbane to Cairns Experience (OABC140405) tours scheduled to be in the area over the weekend to safe destinations down the coast in Byron Bay, NSW and Airlie Beach, Queensland respectively.

We are in constant communication with the CEOs and suppliers on the ground and will monitor the situation.