With the news that international travel will finally be a reality for travel-starved Australians, G Adventures is reassuring agents that the adventure travel specialist, and community tourism pioneer, has plenty of inventory for those looking to book their long-awaited bucket list trip and, to celebrate the news, it is extending up to 20% off a wide range of its most popular Classic tours.
Later this month, G Adventures will also celebrate having run 1,000 tours safely and successfully since September 2020 - more tours than any other operator since the onset of the global pandemic - supporting employment and boosting the local economies in countries dependent on tourism such as Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, Kenya, Morocco and Peru.
Sean Martin, managing director for G Adventures in Australia, says that while our country is just starting to open up to the rest of the world, G Adventures is already back running trips in more than 20 countries, and is experienced with all the new protocols required for travel as the world reopens.
“While it may take some locally-based operators longer to get up and running, we’ve been taking our European and North American customers on life-changing adventures for the past year, and have 400 trips operating this month. We’ll have even more options from November with new countries and departures being included every month.
“To meet the upcoming demand, we’ve also added more team members to boost our Australian-based ‘Boombox’ customer service team. Travellers will be nervous, and reliant on us as travel industry professionals to give accurate advice and reassurance as they make their travel plans in a new world. Our team is trained, and ready to lead with service, as agents start to capitalise on the pent-up demand that is suddenly being realised, and we’ve ensured we have plenty of inventory to meet this demand.
“We’re seeing a real desire for people wanting to take once-in-a-lifetime bucket list adventures, so we’re delighted to be able to offer a healthy 20% discount on some of our favourite Classic tours to help people achieve their long-awaited travel goals. Australians are hungry to reconnect with the world, and we’re ready to help them achieve that,” says Martin.
Example Classic tours with 20% off that are available to book up until November 01, 2021,for travel before October 31, 2022 include the following:
Backroads of Japan- Visit the treasured castle of Matsumoto and learn about samurai culture, relax in a traditional hot spring-fed onsen, explore the quaint city of Hagi by bicycle, and settle in at a community homestay to truly immerse yourself in the local culture. Was priced from $4,999pp* now priced from $3,999pp for an 11-day trip from Tokyo to Kyoto.
Machu Picchu Adventure - Embrace cultures past and present in the hills surrounding Cusco and delight in the amazing views of the Sacred Valley while travelling by rail to Machu Picchu. Taking the train allows time to explore ruins, museums, and markets. Was priced from $1,699pp, now priced from $1,359pp for an eight-day trip from Lima return.
Essential Vietnam and Cambodia - This 17-day trip offers a combination of guided excursions and free time to explore beaches, ruins, urban culture, and awe-inspiring landscapes. Cruise the Mekong for a day and overnight on a traditional sailing junk boat in Halong Bay. Witness the heights of Cambodia's past at Angkor Wat, and contemplate its lows by walking the infamous Killing Fields. Was priced from $2,549pp now priced from $2,039pp for a 17-day trip from Hanoi to Bangkok.
Highlights of Uzbekistan- Uzbekistan is a life-changing destination for those who visit. These 10 days take travellers through some of the greatest cultural highlights the country has to offer. Marvel at the gorgeous mosques in Samarkand, experience a one-night stay in a traditional desert yurt, and experience the diverse culture of ancient Bukhara. Was priced from $1,949pp now priced from $1,559pp for a 10-day trip from Tashkent return.
This month G Adventures also started its Vaccinated Tours and Travel-Ready programs, an evolution of the Travel with Confidence policy which also remains in place. This policy was introduced in June, 2020, and saw the implementation of enhanced health, safety and physical distancing measures across all tours.
On Vaccinated Tours, all travellers and CEOs (chief experience officers) must have received a full COVID-19 vaccination with the final dose administered at least 14 days prior to day one of the tour. On Travel-Ready tours, all travellers and CEOs must have either received a full COVID-19 vaccination, or have a negative PCR test within 96 hours prior to day one of their tour’s departure. An icon will be featured next to each trip on the website to indicate which category of tour the departure falls under.
All trips booked benefit from G Adventures’ Book with Confidence policy, which lets travellers cancel or rebook their tour up to 14 days before their departure at no extra cost.
For more information or to book, please visit www.gadventures.com.
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