Give the Gift of Adventure this Valentine’s Day

13 Feb 2011
G Adventures Shares Top Romantic Getaways

This Valentine’s Day, toss the roses and chocolates. G Adventures, the world’s adventure travel leader, recommends saying ‘I Love You’ to your globetrotting mate with the gift of adventure.

“Embarking on a life-changing adventure with your loved one is a memorable way to celebrate the special occasion,” says Tony Cook, G Adventures’ international sales manager. “Our team of experts are on top of the latest travel trends and equipped with the destination knowledge required to help travellers plan the ultimate romantic getaway.”

With over 1,000 trips in more than 100 countries on all seven continents, G Adventures presents a list of cupid-approved adventures for all types.

For animal lovers, the Gorilla Trek (TDUGTN) offers the ultimate primate experience while trekking through local villages and lush rainforests, with the breathtaking reward of finding you and your companion in the company of the gentle giants. The In Search of the Big Five (DKBF) tour roars adventure, with the opportunity to roam intimately with the animal kingdom in the infamous Serengeti National Park, Masai Mara Game Reserve and Ngorongoro Crater.

Fitness fanatics seeking new challenges and a sense of achievement can enjoy a lineup of Kili group treks (DTKM, DTKR, DTM8, DTM9). As the highest peak in the continent and the tallest freestanding mountain in the world, the ‘roof of Africa’ offers breathtaking views that promise ‘I do’s.”

Adventures in West Africa satisfy culture junkies’ cravings with deep cultural immersions and interactions off the beaten bath. Exploring West Africa (DGWA) is an all-in-one adventure for couples seeking the ultimate West African cultural experience. Travellers can meet African royalty and witness tribal dancers fall into trance-like states. Ghana Untouched (DGGU) explores the traditions and tribes of villages far removed from the developed world for an immersive cultural encounter that few travellers get to experience.

Costa Rica is the adrenaline capital of Central America. The country offers adventure addicts a slew of exhilarating activities including zip-lining, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, biking, volcano hiking, kayaking, waterfall rappelling and surfing. Popular tours include Costa Rica Quest Express (CRQQ), Costa Rica Adventure Express (CRAA) and Costa Rica Adventure (CRA).

For wine lovers, the Chile & Argentina Culinary Adventure (CAG) presents opportunities to indulge in the vino of the regions. Bold as Malbec, the tour serves up the brave new world of South American wine. Starting in Chile, travellers visit incredible wineries outside Santiago then cross the Andes into Mendoza, Argentina’s main wine region and heartland of the Malbec grape.

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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 travelers 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 travellers can give back to the communities visited. For more information, please visit and