Valid for all trips departing January 1st, 2014 - August 28th, 2015 Last Updated:
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Introduction

Iceland is one of those rare places on Earth that feels more science-fiction than fact, even when you’re actually there. Gushing geysers, bubbling hot springs, mammoth volcanoes, and acres of polar ice lend this laidback island nation a palpably otherworldly allure. Your adventures here will bring you into close contact with all of it, hiking glaciers, scaling volcanic craters, and learning the colourful lore from your expert guides. There’s no spacesuit required for this out-of-this-world experience; just healthy legs and a wide-open heart.

  • Explore the ever-changing geographical wonderland of Iceland
  • Trek along the sides of volcanoes and across a frozen glacier
  • Camp behind the mountains in a secluded campsite along the Laugavagur Trail
  • Search for thermal springs in Iceland's fertile landscapes
Duration: 10 days
Start/Finish City: Reykjavik to Reykjavik
Service Level: Camping
  • Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences
  • Camping most nights with some hotel stays to start and throughout
  • Private transport to out-of-the-way places in order to keep your gear stowed and secure
Physical Grading: 4
You might encounter a few high-altitude hikes or other more strenuous activities. Pro tip: Put down that pastry, buster.
Travel Style: Active
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Trip Type: Small Group
Group trips average 12 travellers per departure, depending on the adventure. The maximum is usually no more than 16, but some can be smaller or bigger, depending on the trip. Check individual trips for details.

Itinerary

Route map for Trekking in Iceland (ELST)

Day 1 Reykjavik

Welcome to Reykjavik!
As your fellow travellers are arriving throughout the day, there are no planned activities until your welcome meeting this evening, so check-in to the hotel and enjoy the city. Check the notice boards or ask at reception for the exact time and location of the welcome meeting.

Day 2 Golden Circle (1D)

We transfer from Reykjavik east along the tabletop mountains of the Esja and down to Lake Thingvallavatn. Here we stop to visit the National Park Thingvellir where you will see one of only two tectonic rift valleys in the worlds, created as the continental plates of America and Europe slowly drift apart.Thingvellir is also the only UNESCO cultural world-heritage site in Iceland and it was here that the Vikings held their parliament and passed out judgments.

From Thingvellir we will head over Geysir hot springs. At Geysir we will see a variety of geothermal pools and Strokkur, the erupting hot spring, surely one of the highlights of any visit to Iceland. Just 10 km up the road we find Gullfoss waterfall where we will stop to view the spectacular 32 meter high cascade and grab some lunch at the local cafe before saying goodbye to civilization and heading into the highlands. Our next stop is Landmannalaugar.

Day 3 Landmannalaugar (1B,1L,1D)

We wake up in the heart of Fjallabak in the South Icelandic highlands. Fjallabak literally means “behind the mountains”, here hidden behind Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjokull lies a vast untouched wilderness like no other in the world. Where glaciers reach for the skies, deep blue mountain lakes fill steep valleys with sharp green peaks on all sides.

Enjoy a day hike to Ljótipollur Crater. Lost hot springs in secluded valleys far, far away from civilization will relax and calm you as you take in the spectacular views. Our home for the day is Landmannalaugar hot springs where we will hike around in the colourful rhyolite mountains before taking a dip in the natural hot pools.

Distance: 13.5 km
Estimated travelling time: 4-5 hrs
Approx ascent: 140 m

Day 4 Alftavatn (1B,1L,1D)

We start our journey early morning in Landmannalaugar. From the mountain hut by the campsite we stroll through the rough lava field of Laugahraun. From there on up the beautiful hills by the colourful mountain Brennisteinsalda and onto a plateau. The colours in this part are out of this world. Ancient rivers and streams mark the land so we will be going in and out of small gullies quite a lot. At this point we have reached a rather high altitude and therefore you can expect snow piles that we’ll have to traverse.

At Hrafntinnusker there is a mountain hut where we can have lunch if the weather is bad. Lots of obsidian scattered around gives the place mystic appearance. When the weather permits the views from the hut are amazing. Above 1000 m there is nothing much but bare rocks and wasteland, the immense Icelandic highland desert. Along the hills of Reykjafjöll we continue walking through gullies until we get to Jökultungur. There are some changes in the landscape and we face dark tuff mountains and glaciers. We also start to see some stubborn plants scattered around. We descend some steep slopes into a green oasis, which is a pleasant contrast after the rough landscapes behind us. From there the walk to campsite at the northern shore of lake Álftavatn is easy.

Distance: 24 km
Estimated travelling time: 8-10 hrs
Approx ascent: 900 m

Day 5 Emstrur (1B,1L,1D)

After yesterday’s long journey today is going to be an easy and pleasant day. We cross Brattháls hill and head east for Hvanngil gorge. We cross the Bratthálskvísl River before crossing the bridge at Kaldaklofskvísl. From here we head for the hut and campsite of Emstrur and on our way we cross Bláfjallakvísl River again. A good opportunity to stop and give our feet a refreshing wash after yesterday’s walking! We cross between two sandy hills and soon after that we’ll see our destination for the night. After dinner there is the option of a nice evening walk where we can take a peek at the unbelievable Markarfjlótsgljúfur canyon. The canyon is 200 meters deep and through it flows the powerful Markarfjót River.

Distance: 15 km
Estimated travelling time: 6-7 hrs
Ascent: 40 m

Day 6 Thorsmork (1B,1L,1D)

The day starts with a crooked path down to the bridge over the Sy›ri Emstruá river. While crossing the river we’ll have to be very careful, as this is one of the riskiest places on the way. After our heroic crossing we’ll head south to an area called Almenningar where the landscape now starts to change once again and we’ll be seeing peaceful streams covered in arctic birch and flowers. There’s more river crossing to come, but as we are experts by now this should not cause any concerns.

After crossing the river, we leave Almenningar behind and entered Thórsmörk valley. From there we have a short walk to Langidalur hut in Thórsmörk and on to Básar campsite where we will spend the night. This part is wonderful, as vegetation has spread over the area and Thórsmörk is undeniably one of the pearls of Icelandic nature.

Distance: 19 km
Estimated travelling time: 7-8 hrs
Ascent: 300 m

Day 7 Volcano Alley (1B,1L,1D)

This is one of Iceland’s best known treks and links two of South Iceland’s most breathtaking places, the Thórsmörk highland valley and Skógar. We start our day by hiking up along bottom of the valley, surrounded by glaciers and their mighty glacial rivers, criss-crossed by towering canyons and the steep foothills of the Eyjafjallajökull glacier. We continue up towards Fimmvör›uháls, the site of the first of two volcanic eruptions in 2010. During the hike you will not only be able to touch the new lava, see the brand new craters, mountains and the now cooling lava falls but also enjoy vast sweeping views of the Icelandic highlands. From the snow covered highest point of our trek we start our descent to Skógar with amazing views over the two glaciers. We hike through old lava fields, take in the harsh volcanic landscape and follow the river down towards the top of the 60 m high Skógar waterfall. To finish off a long day we climb down the many steps placed right next to the waterfall, ending up right in front of the fall enjoying its refreshing spray.

Distance: 24 km
Estimated travelling time: 9-11 hours.
Ascent/descent: 1800 meters

Day 8 Sólheimajökull Glacier (1B,1L)

Today we have the chance to visit a glacier, and not just any glacier but the frozen glacial tongue that is Sólheimajökull. It is a magnificent phenomenon, a rugged, raw and ever changing hub of ancient frozen water. We will explore the crevasse riddled outlet glacier with its amazing ice formations, sink holes and jagged ridges accompanied by an experienced glacier guide. Along the way we will find an ice wall on the glacier and try our hand at ice climbing. We will provide you with all the tools you need: ice axes, crampons and safety lines, making sure you are very safe as you walk. No previous experience is required, and you will receive a full briefing on using the equipment. No previous experience is required, and you will receive a full briefing on using the equipment. As we drive back to Reykjavik we will stop at the beautiful Skógafoss waterfall.

Day 9 Hot Spring Hunting (1B,1L)

We start our hike from the outskirts of Hveragerði, the town of hot springs and flowers, into the beautiful valley of Reykjadalur. Up there hot water rushes down the slopes of Hellisheiði mountain range and creates the ideal place to relax in an untouched natural hot stream. The valley also has an amazing abundance of geothermal springs and you will witness everything from small gurgling and bubbling mud to vibrant super-heated pools of water. After a stroll along these wonders of nature we hike back down into the town of Hveragerði. This afternoon is perfect to relax and explore Reykjavik, take a walk around the city center and experience the daily life of the locals while strolling past at an easy pace. Go for a wander through the old streets of the capital and grab some late lunch at one of the many delicious restaurants around.

Day 10 Reykjavik (1B)

Depart at any time.

What's Included

South Iceland trekking. Mountain camping and hiking along the Laugavagur Trail. Ljótipollur Crater Hike. Glacier walking. Golden Circle visit including Thingvellir National Park and Gullfoss Waterfall.

Highlights

Explore the ever-changing geographical wonderland of Iceland, trek along the sides of volcanoes and across a frozen glacier, camp behind the mountains in a secluded campsite along the Laugavagur Trail, search for thermal springs in Iceland's fertile landscapes

Dossier Disclaimer

The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.

VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

Itinerary Disclaimer

While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered.

Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

Important Notes

1. It is important to note that in Europe, all guiding is based around local guides all of whom are licensed to work only in a particular city. As such, our leaders are able to provide orientation walks which will show you the layout of each town and city as well as the location of local services such as post offices and laundromats, but are unable to legally share historical facts and figures in public places.
2. In Europe it is very rare to find elevators in train stations, hotels or other public places. We use public transport on this trip, which means you will need to carry your luggage from platform to platform, in and out of trains and buses etc. and also possibly up several flights of stairs. You will also need to be able to stow your luggage safely on trains and buses. It is therefore essential that you pack light and bring luggage which is compact and lightweight, and which you can easily transport.

Group Leader Description

This G Adventures group trip is accompanied by one of our group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects.

Group Size Notes

Max 14, Avg 10

Meals Included

9 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 6 dinners

Meals

Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. The above information applies to G Adventures group trips. For Independent trips please check the itinerary for details of meals included. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.

Meal Budget

Allow EUR100-150 for meals not included.

Transport

Local bus, private minivan, walking

About our Transportation

While trekking the majority of your luggage will be transported via vehicle to your next destination.

Local Flights

If required all local flights are included in the cost of your tours unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.

Solo Travellers

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

Accommodation

Hostels (3 nts, multi-share), camping (6 nts)

Joining Hotel

Hlemmur Square Hostel
Laugavegur 105
Reykjavik
Iceland
+354 415 1600

Joining Instructions

The closest international airport is Keflavik Airport

Arrival Complications

We don't expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, as soon as possible please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your CEO (if you are not on a group tour please refer to the emergency contact details provided in this dossier). If you are unable to get in touch with your leader, please refer to our emergency contact details.

Emergency Contact

Should you need to contact us during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call either the G Adventures Local Operator (if one is listed below) or our G Adventures Local Office. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so they may return your call and assist you as soon as possible.

EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS
G Adventures Office, London, UK
After hours emergency number: +44 7817 262559

If you are unable for any reason to contact our local office, please call the numbers listed below, which will connect you directly with our 24 hour Sales team, who will happily assist you.

Toll-free, North America only: 1 888 800 4100
Calls from UK: 0844 272 0000
Calls from Germany: 01805 70 90 30 00
Calls from Australia: 1 300 796 618
Calls from New Zealand: 0800 333 307
Outside North America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the UK: +1 416 260 0999

Finishing Point Instructions

Reykjavik airport is well connected to major international airports around the world.

What to Take

Our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. We highly recommend using a backpack, sports bag or soft compact suitcase, whichever you find easiest to carry, plus a small daypack.

Checklist

Pocket hand warmers (for winters)
Hand sanitizing lotion
Reading/writing material
Binoculars
First-aid kit (should contain Blister plasters/ prevention, lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking).
wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Reykjavik.
Protein bars, chocolate, dried fruits, candies and snack foods.
Travel documents: passport, visa, travel insurance, air tickets, voucher,passport photo (x 3)
Health requirements arranged
Money: cash/credit card
Money pouch
Swiss army knife
Whistle to attract attention in the event of an emergency.
Spare Boot Laces
Sleeping Bag/Sleep sheet - Four season bag is recommended
Light weight Towel
Toiletries
Day pack to carry your personal needs during the day
Alarm clock and torch/flashlight - headlamp style is ideal
Insect repellent, sunscreen and lip balm
Ear plugs & eye mask can assist light sleepers
Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Litre Aluminium or Nalgene polypropylene are best
Hat - Beanie with ear flaps.
Balaclava- peaked 'French Legionnnaires' style that will keep neck protected.
Sunglasses
Gloves - wool or fleeced and gore tex
Scarf
Sarong a multitude of uses
Bag Liners to waterproof your bags
Sewing Kit
Wind/waterproof/ Breathable Jacket & Pants
Waterproof hiking boots (worn frequently prior to departure, we will cross rivers)
Hiking poles (optional, but highly recommended)
Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination - ensure boots fit such combination
River Crossing Shoes- Tevas, Running shoes
Wool jumper / sweater / fleece.
Fleece Jacket
T Shirts 2 or 3
Shirt - Long Sleeved
Pants - lightweight long trousers (jeans are unsuitable)
Thermals upper and lower

Visas

Contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. It is your responsibility to have the correct travel documentation. While we provide the following information in good faith, it is vital that you check yourself and understand that you are fully responsible for your own visa requirements.

All visitors to the EU (European Union) and EEC (European Economic Community) countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand passport holders do not need a visa to visit the Schengen area (see below), however they may not stay longer than three months in any 6-month period.

For other nationalities, travelling in Europe has been simplified with the introduction of the Schengen visa. As a visitor to the Schengen area (Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Portugal, Finland, Italy, Spain, France, Luxembourg, Sweden, Czech Republic, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland) you will enjoy the many advantages of this unified visa system. Generally speaking with a Schengen visa, you may enter one Schengen country and travel freely throughout the Schengen region during the validity of your visa. There are limited border controls at Schengen borders, if any at all.

Please note that the UK and Ireland are NOT part of the Schengen agreement.

A Schengen visa is applied for at the Embassy or Consulate of the Schengen country in which you will be spending the most nights on your trip to the Schengen space. If you are only visiting one country on your trip then you apply for your visa at the Consulate of this Schengen country.

Spending Money

Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.

Money Exchange

The unit of currency in Iceland is the Krona.

Credit cards and debit cards are very useful for cash advances but you must remember to bring your PIN number (be aware that many ATM machines only accept 4-digit PINs). Both Cirrus and Plus system cards are the most widely accepted debit cards. Visa cards are the most widely accepted credit cards. While ATMs are commonly available, there are no guarantees that your credit or debit cards will actually work in Iceland - check with your bank. You should be aware when purchasing products or services on a credit card, that a fee usually applies.

Do not rely on credit or debit cards as your only source of money. A combination of Euros and cards is best.

Always take more rather than less, as you don't want to spoil the trip by constantly feeling short of funds.

As currency exchange rates can fluctuate often we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com

Emergency Fund

Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!

Tipping

It is customary in Europe to leave a small tip for service providers, such as waiters, if you are pleased with the service (€1-2). Tipping is an expected - though not compulsory - component of your tour program and an expression of satisfaction with the persons who have assisted you on your tour. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip where there is opportunity to tip the local guides. You may do this individually, or your CEO will offer to collect the money and tip as a group. Recommendations for tipping local guides would range from €3-5 per day depending on the quality and length of the service; ask your CEO for specific recommendations based on the circumstances and culture. Also at the end of each trip if you felt your G Adventures CEO or skipper did an outstanding job, tipping is appreciated. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline €20-25 per person, per week can be used.

Health

Please note inoculations may be required for the country visited. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure.

You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information well before departure. We recommend that you carry a First Aid kit and hand sanitizers / antibacterial wipes as well as any personal medical requirements. Please be aware that quite often we are in remote areas and away from medical facilities, and for legal reasons our leaders are prohibited from administering any type of drug including headache tablets, antibiotics, etc. When selecting your trip please carefully read the brochure and itinerary and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. Please refer to the Physical and Culture Shock ratings in this dossier for trip specific information. For travellers over 70 years a completed Medical Form is required. G Adventures reserves the right to exclude any traveller from all or part of a trip without refund if in the reasonable opinion of our CEO they are unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group.

Safety and Security

Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, travellers' cheques, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage. When travelling on a group trip, please note that your CEO has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Your CEO will accompany you on all included activities. During your trip you will have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your CEO will assist you with options available in a given location please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your itinerary, and we offer no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgment when selecting an activity in your free time. Although the cities visited on tour are generally safe during the day, there can be risks to wandering throughout any major city at night. It is our recommendation to stay in small groups and to take taxis to and from restaurants, or during night time excursions.

Protests and Demonstrations- Protests and demonstrations, even those that are well intended, have the potential to turn violent with no warning. Counter protests can also turn violent. Action by security forces to disperse demonstrators and protesters may occur at any time. If you are in an area where demonstrators or protesters are gathering, avoid the temptation of staying for a good photo opportunity and leave the area immediately.

Water based activities have an element of danger and excitement built into them. We recommend only participating in water based activities when accompanied by a guide(s). We make every reasonable effort to ensure the fun and adventurous element of any water based activities (in countries with varying degrees of operating standards) have a balanced approach to safety. It is our policy not to allow our CEOs to make arrangements on your behalf for water based activities that are not accompanied by guide(s).

Swimming, including snorkeling, is always at your own risk.

We take all prudent measures in relation to your safety. For ways to further enhance your personal safety while traveling, please visit:


www.gadventures.com/travel-resources/safety/

Medical Form

Our small group adventures bring together people of all ages. It is very important you are aware that, as a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility' is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their own luggage at a minimum. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. This is to ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to comfortably complete their chosen trip. While our CEOs work hard to ensure that all our travellers are catered for equally, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day's activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information.

The medical questionnaire can be found online at:

www.gadventures.com/medical-form
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A Couple of Rules

Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate on any of our trips. When travelling on a group trip, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance has been sighted by your CEO, who will take note of your insurance details. When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that all clients must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.

Planeterra-The G Adventures Foundation

Through our commitment to responsible tourism we have developed the Planeterra Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of people and communities around the world through support of international charities, local organizations and community projects in the places that we visit on our tours. G Adventures matches all individual donations and pays all administration costs, which means that 100% of each donation is doubled and goes directly to support our projects. For more information about Planeterra and the projects we support, or to make a donation, please visit www.planeterra.org

Planeterra Dollar-A-Day Program
Our Dollar-A-Day Program provides travellers with the opportunity to help us give back to the people and places visited on our tours by donating one dollar per day for the duration of their tour. 100% of these proceeds will go directly to support our Planeterra projects.

To participate in this program please indicate at the time of booking that you would like to participate in G Adventures’ Dollar-A-Day program, either by clicking the check box online, or by advising your G Adventures specialist or travel agent. (Note: Donation will be charged in the currency of your booking)

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