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G Adventure Company Review – Trips of a Lifetime!

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Boats in the BVI

Website: www.gadventures.comBoat on the water

Yacht Types: Catamarans, Sailing Boats

Trip Types: Sailing and Land Tours

Cruising Areas: Europe, Asia, Central America, South America, Polar Regions

Travel Tours Areas: Asia, Africa, Australia, Central America, Europe, South America, Polar Regions, North America, North Africa, Middle East, New Zeland.

 

Logo of GAdventures

About G Adventures

G Adventures is a travel company that specializes in adventure travel in a sustainable fashion. The company tries to provide adventures off the beaten path all over the globe.

It’s grown from a one-person show when it opened in 1990 to a group of more than 1,350 employees worldwide.

The company strives to provide sustainable tourism, giving back more to the communities and the natural surroundings it visits than it takes away, preserving cultural heritage, and improving the lives of local people.

This commitment helped the company win the 2009 World Tourism Award. This G Adventures company review will tell you more about the types of tours you can take, destinations and prices, and the pros and cons of booking with G Adventures.


Sailing Tours

G Adventures has a fleet of yachts and catamarans available for your sailing tour of exotic destinations like Cuba, the British Virgin Islands, and Thailand.

Their sailing tours feature small groups of no more than nine people, headed by captains who know every nook, cove, inlet, and small fishing village along the route, with the flexibility to adjust your itinerary at a moment’s notice.

Their yachts serve as traveling hotels, which keeps costs low and all your necessities on hand. And if you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at taking the helm of a large sailboat, now’s your chance—their expert skippers will be happy to show you how it’s done.

 

Examples of sailing trips


Onshore Tours

If you don’t have your sea legs under you and want to stay on dry land, G Adventures has a bevy of tour styles that fit the bill.

Whether it’s a classic overland tour, an active adventure where you hike or bike cross-country, travel by rail or take one of its National Geographic Journeys, you know you’re in good hands with G Adventures.

Each National Geographic Journeys tour includes pre-trip articles and tips from the writers at National Geographic magazine, interactive experiences with local experts, more included meals than other tours, and the knowledge that your trip supports the National Geographic Society’s nonprofit work in conservation, research, and education.

 

Examples of land tours


Destinations

The great thing about G Adventures is that Carmen Sandiego has nothing on this company when it comes to where in the world it can send you. G Adventures currently offers 681 different trips with destinations on all seven continents

Yes, that includes an 11-day Antarctic expedition of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula, featuring stunning landscapes that few humans ever have set eyes on.

You also can take an African safari, visit Middle Eastern ancient ruins, take in Mayan relics, or trek to Machu Picchu.

I’ve booked several different excursions through G Adventures, including a sailing trip through the Greek Isles, a 10-day Mekong River cruise experience, and my personal favorite:

A seven-day Local Living Italy experience in Tuscany during which you prepare meals, sample wines, and walk the countryside of this fantastic region.

 

Example of a destination in China


Last-minute Deals

G Adventures handles both well-prepared travelers, who plan their trips months in advance, and people who tend to do things spur-of-the-moment. Just click on the Last Minute Deals link, and there you can find some trips to take on a moment’s notice.

 


Prices 

One thing you’ll really like about G Adventures is they offer these great excursions, but at prices that don’t bust your budget.

Thanks to their grassroots approach to travel and their global network of boats, vehicles, and lodges to choose from, G Adventures is able to keep costs down, passing those savings along to you.

For example, their 15-day Highlights of Morroco package costs just $1,649, and that includes trips to Casablanca and Marrakech, a camel ride, and a trek to the Sahara and the Atlas Mountains.

And if you’re a solo traveler, no problem—G Adventures doesn’t charge a fee for singles. They just match you with same-sex roommates, or you can upgrade to a solo room.

 

Examples of price reductions for trips


For Whom Are These Trips?

G Adventures has adventures suitable for all ages. Their Yolo tours are geared for 18- to 39-year-olds traveling on tight budgets, but all the trips I’ve booked through G Adventures have included tourists of all ages and nationalities. That means you’ll learn not only a ton about the local culture but also a lot about the cultures of your fellow travelers.

 

Examples of trip familly


Why Sail with G Adventures?

Getting on a private G Adventures yacht and sailing from island to island with a fully licensed professional skipper who knows their stuff is the best way to really experience everything there is to see.

Particularly with a locale like the Galapagos Islands, you’re not going to have roads to get you from Point A to Point B. If you want to get up close and personal with the tortoises, the only way to do so is to get on a sailboat and cruise the islands.

And unlike other travel companies, G Adventures combines transport and hotel in one yacht, keeping costs down while keeping the fun going.

 


Pros

Why G Adventures? Why, of all the excursion companies out there, should you choose G Adventures? The following are some of the pros;

*Because you’re traveling to off-the-beaten-path locales in small tour groups, each tour has an intimate feel to it.

*Instead of staying at big-budget hotels and eating fancy meals, you’re staying at local haunts, eating local food, and visiting local attractions that only locals know about.

*G Adventures offers a Lifetime Deposit feature, so if you have to cancel a trip for whatever reason, the company banks your deposit so you can use it on a future tour, no matter when in the future that may be.

*No surcharge for traveling solo.

*You’ll travel with the knowledge that the money you’re shelling out helps conserve the environment and preserve cultural heritage, all while also improving the lives of the locals you meet.

 


Cons

However, it is not all rosy with G Adventures, and there are a few cons to the company and here are some of them;

*Because G Adventures uses subcontractors for many of its excursions, you may get one who isn’t up to the company’s usual standards.

*These subcontractors may employ guides who are inexperienced or just plain lazy.

*You’ll have to find your own way from the airport to the hotel where your tour starts.

 

What Customers Think About G Adventures

 

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My Conclusion

The next time you want to travel the world and make an adventure of it, definitely check out G Adventures. You won’t be sorry if you do, and not just your wallet will thank you for it, but you will have a trip of a lifetime!

 

 

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Did you already sail with G Adventures? If so, feel free to share your experience in the comment below.

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Daniella has been passionate about travel and nature for many years. As a child, she frequently traveled throughout the Mediterranean and continued with her journeys throughout her adult life. Her experiences have created the desire within her to share her love for travel with other passionate and adventurers who want to discover beautiful horizons and new cultures.

10 COMMENTS

  1. Hi,

    Normally when I travel i avoid hiring and sort of guides or tour companies because I like the freedom to do my own thing whenever I want.

    Recently I’ve started to shift my views and I’m more open to hiring tour companies to help me see more. The nice thing about it is that you don’t end up wasting time trying to figure out where to go and what to see. The company has already done the research for you.

    I’ll definitely keep this company in mind for my next trip. Seems very good.

    Robert

    • Hi Robert,

      Going alone is also a nice way to enjoy a holiday, but then you need to plan the whole trip by yourself and it is not always that easy. With the help of a company as you said, you don’t waste time with the planning, and G Adventures is specialized in organizing trips. It is really worth a try!

      Thank you very much for the comment and wish you a fantastic day!

  2. Hi, Daniella… This is definitely cool stuff. Get a tour plan laid out by a company and start a travel-the-whole-world adventure. If really most things in the trip can be taken care of by this company, I’d love to hire them. They are making my life much easier and I’ll feel much more secured using them as my holiday support.

    • Hi Kiev,

      This is what I like about a company, they take care of everything. You don’t need to worry about anything apart the fly and that’s it! You arrive and you enjoy:)

      Thank you for the comment and wish you a winderful day!

  3. Great website, i learn a lot in a very short time about cruising in a tight budget.

    Great idea to put a recap at the end page with pros and cons to make sure the visitor on the site don’t feel overwhelming.

    I think the post need to be more colorful but besides that the information is great and very helpful for someone who never take a cruising trip before.

    • Hi Mikey,

      Thank you for the compliment, I am glad that you like my website. It’s always a pleasure to hear positive things:)

      The Pros and Cons help people make a decision, so, yes, it is very useful!

      If you want to learn more about sailing holidays, just take a look at the articles. I am sure you’ll learn a lot about cruising!

      Thank you for the comment and wish you a fantastic day!

  4. Hi Daniella,
    Thank you for sharing this amazing review of the G Adventure Company! As a crew member myself, I enjoyed reading and from my experience from the ”other side” I can totally recommend this company for a dream vacation. They cover all the amazing destinations in the World, I have been to most of them.

    Thanks 🙂

    Best,
    Sunny

    • Hi Sunny,

      That’s great, I am so happy that you had good times with G Adventures company. I had few trips as well with them and I absolutely loved the trips!

      I really appreciate your comment, thank you very much!

      I wish you a wonderful day:)

  5. Thank you for such a thorough review of the G Adventure Company. I particularly like that they don’t charge you extra if you’re traveling solo. I’ve seen some companies charge twice as much just because you’re single.

    Another thing I like about this company is that they give back more to the communities they visit than take away. Staying with the locals is the best way to really know a culture.

    I definitely want to check out the Antarctica tour. I’ve always wanted to go there.

    • Hi Scott,

      I am glad you’ve found this article useful, thank you!

      Indeed, GAdventure doesn’t charge you as a solo traveler, but you need to take into consideration that you share the cabin with a roommate. If you are not interested in sharing your cabin, then you will need to add some extra money. Just wanted to let you know this important detail:)

      Yes, GAdventure is a great company, they really make you feel you are a part of the communities. You discover new cultures and meet new people, and each trip is entirely different. When your trip is over, you return home not only with the feeling you came from another world but also that you have learned so much, which is fantastic.

      Antartica should be fun! If you go there, I wish you a wonderful trip!

      Thank you for the comment!

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