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G Adventures Reviews: (7)
Tours on Sale: 603
Accommodation: Various
Average Age: 35-55+ years
Types: Small Group Tours, 18-39's Tours, Safaris & Expeditions
Max Group Size(s): 16 (Avg 10)
Budget: Affordable
Destinations: Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Canada & Alaska, Europe & UK, New Zealand, South & Central America, USA

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G Adventures Africa & Middle East Tours
Africa & Middle East (74 Trips)
G Adventures Asia Tours
Asia (153 Trips)
G Adventures Australia Tours
Australia (21 Trips)
G Adventures Canada & Alaska Tours
Canada & Alaska (5 Trips)
G Adventures Europe & UK Tours
Europe & UK (82 Trips)
G Adventures New Zealand Tours
New Zealand (12 Trips)
G Adventures South & Central America Tours
South & Central America (196 Trips)
G Adventures USA Tours
USA (26 Trips)
G Adventures Small Ship Cruises Tours
Small Ship Cruises (34 Trips)

7 G Adventures Tour Reviews

Read the reviews for G Adventures from Global Journeys' past Aussie & Kiwi clients


Average 4.8 out of 5 based on 7 user reviews.

Overall Rating
Global Journeys
QLD, Australia
Dec 2017
“Mojito moments”
Booking With Global Journeys
Thanks Global Journeys for indulging my last minute call for assistance in being put on stand by for this trip. It was so great to secure a spot and be able to join the tour to Cuba. Thanks to a great tour guide Carlos and our driver I had a wonderful experience.

The group I was travelling with, including an old friend, were great company. The core activities and optional extras were all well explained, accessible and realised my expectations of the Cuban experience. My favorite experience was an optional walk to the limestone caves. It was $20 for four hours with a wonderful guide and a chance to meet local farmers, hang out with climbers scaling limestone ridges and chill out in a field drinking an amazing grapefruit, honey, pineapple and rum drink served in the grapefruit with a straw.

A few people on the tour had tummy troubles and our hotel in Cuba did not have a great street presence. Clearly all part of the Cuba experience. It was so good not to see the chain stores or hotels and to discover the Cuban lifestyle through our home stays and tours. A really unique and thrilling experience.
NSW, Australia
Nov 2017
1 Helpful Vote
1 Trip
“Amatista Amazon Cruise”
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This G Adventures Amazon River Cruise was a great experience. There was a variety of activities each day offering different experiences such as wildlife watching, community visits and swimming. The meals were excellent and the guides were very informative.
NSW, Australia
Oct 2017
“Wonderful trip, what a great way to taste Cambodia”
Booking With Global Journeys
Wonderful trip, well organised with an excellent guide Bernie who ensured we all meshed together and thoroughly enjoyed every moment in Cambodia. Angkor Wat temples were amazing and our day at the beach with scuba diving was another highlight of the tour.
QLD, Australia
Oct 2017
1 Helpful Vote
1 Trip
“Excellent trip - well organised, plenty of free time, and great logistical support”
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We are generally independent travellers as we enjoy diving in deep to get to know the places we visit - the museums, the history, the culture and the food. We found the G Adventures Eastern Europe trip an excellent way of ensuring the logistical issues were handled painlessly (accommodation, transport between cities, basic orientation) and we had plenty of free time for our own explorations.

The standard of accommodation was at an appropriate level - 3 stars, so clean, safe, good wifi and avoids spending exorbitant amounts for simply a place to stay. But all hotels were well located in the various cities, and some were true local gems. Most of the intercity transport was by public train which was excellent. The group was a good size (14-15) and made up of all very compatible people of varying ages and interests. Sometimes we did activities during the day with some of the tour members who had similar interests, sometimes we undertook our own activities. Evening meals were frequently as a group but there were plenty of evenings when members did their own thing.

The tour CEO provided basic orientation to the relevant cities and some suggestions on activities and then we did our own thing. G Adventures included local guides in Warsaw and Vienna who were excellent and extremely informative. So, in summary, we found the tour provided us with an excellent balance of guidance and logistical support but freedom to pursue our own interests.We found it useful booking through Global Journeys so that we had a local contact point who can access a wide range of travel options - no doubt there will be many times in future we will use them for other adventures and trips.
VIC, Australia
Jul 2017
7 Helpful Votes
“Explore amazing Japan!”
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This G Adventures Tour is highly recommended for first time travellers to Japan wishing to enjoy the highlights within a short time frame. Whilst the tour is guided, there is sufficient flexibility allowing for free time to discover popular sightseeing spots, shopping and restaurants independently or with fellow travellers. This fully escorted tour will take you by train all over Japan. I recommend extending your stay in Tokyo at the end of the tour so you can immerse yourself in the unique and fascinating culture of Japan.
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Featured Travel Styles

G Adventures featured travel styles.
Classic Tours
A little bit of everything (& a whole lot more)
  • The quintessential G Adventures experience
  • Small group travel with like minded travellers
  • Healthy mix of highlights, uncommon experiences & cultural contact
  • Max Group Size: 16. Typical Age Range: 18-55+
YOLO Tours
Fast, fresh and fun adventures for 18-to-39-year-olds
  • Cash-conscious tours with camping, hostel and/or hotel stays
  • More free time, fewer included meals, greater flexibility
  • Fast-paced, action packed itineraries
  • Max Group Size: 16. Age Range: 18-39 Only
Active Tours
Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures all over the world
  • Walk, hike, trek, raft and kayak the world's greatest destinations
  • Itineraries designed for first-timers and experienced active travellers
  • Physically engage with the environment you're travelling in
  • Max Group Size: 16. Typical Age Range: 18-55+
National Geographic Tours
Adventure enhanced
  • Greater hands-on exploration
  • Insider access to exclusive National Geographic experiences
  • Upgraded accommodations, more inclusions, and private transport
  • Max Group Size: 16. Typical Age Range: 18-55+
Marine Tours
Small-ship adventures on the worlds great seas and rivers
  • Sailing and cruising adventures in some of the world's most remote places
  • Small ships get travellers deeper into destinations
  • Galapagos, polar, sailing (Thailand, Maldives, Caribbean & Europe)
  • Typical Age Range: 18-55+
Family Tours
Trips built for adventurers of all ages
  • Trips and experiences sorted by recommended age
  • Travel with like-minded families form all over the world
  • Introduce kids to cultures, wildlife and the environment
  • Max Group Size: 16. Typical Age Range: 5-55+
Note: All trips (with the exception of YOLO) are open to children aged 12 and older when accompanied by a parent.

About G Adventures

Why you should choose to travel with G Adventures on your next holiday
Why travel with G Adventures?
Why travel with G Adventures?

G Adventures are the small-group adventure travel experts, and have been for 25 years. Central to their travel ethos is their support for local communities and offering adventure-craving travellers an alternative to the resorts, cruises & motorcoach tours with authentic & unforgettable life-changing experiences. Over 100,000 travellers experience the real world with G Adventures every year. Authentic accommodation, exotic cuisine and local transport designed to put travellers in touch with the locals, their culture, landscapes and wildlife.

Why small-group adventure travel?
Why small-group adventure travel?

The world opens up a little more for a small group than it does for a solo traveller or a big-bus tour. Small groups offer security, access, camaraderie, and an affinity with your destination than you'll get by travelling any other way. Adventure travel is more than a holiday. It's a chance to get to know your world better by putting yourself on a first-name basis with the people, places, and things that make it worth exploring. This is your planet. Come and get it.

It's not just where you go. It's how.
It's not just where you go. It's how.

How you get around largely depends on your choice of Travel Style. In some cases, G Adventures use local transport, like buses, taxis, trains, and so on. On camping trips, they use private vehicles so your stuff can be easily stored and stops can be more flexible. Comfort trips often feature nicer rides, planes, and air-conditioned vans. One thing is for sure, from tuk tuk, to rickshaw, to camel ride you'll always remember it!

Chief Experience Officers (CEOs)
Chief Experience Officers (CEOs)

Every trip comes equipped with an expert Chief Experience Officer (CEO) responsible for enriching your journey, offering local insight, and pursuing great experiences as they happen. Unique perspective, insider access, and suggestions about where to eat or meander are always at hand. Some trips even have two.) What matters most to your CEO is making your tour the best it can be.

G Adventures Accommodation
Character-rich Accommodation

Whenever possible, G Adventures select accommodation that reflects the character of each destination. This could mean a handpicked downtown hotel one night, a unique homestay the next, and camping under the stars the night after that. Ever wanted to spend the night in a Jordanian desert camp? How about a converted fort in India? Whenever possible, National Geographic Journeys accommodations reflect the unique character of the places they visit.

100% Guaranteed Departures & Lifetime Deposits
100% Guaranteed Departures & Lifetime Deposits

Every single G Adventures departure is guaranteed to run. Once you're booked & paid, you're going. No more worries about re-booking flights or last-minute cancellations (unless it's unsafe to travel). G Adventures Lifetime Deposit policy means you keep your original deposit for life and can use it at any time that works for you, or even transfer it to a friend. No more worrying about the stuff you can't control.

Jane Goodall Collection Adventures
Jane Goodall Collection by G Adventures

New in 2017. Introducing the Jane Goodall Collection by G Adventures. This selection of incredible, wildlife-focused tours endorsed by world renowned primatologist, Dr. Jane Goodall have been designed to bring you into close, larger-than-life contact with the world's animals, while at the same time, respecting their freedom. From the shores of the Galápagos Islands to the banks of the Amazon, the jungles of Uganda, and beyond, this year's list of Jane Goodall Collection adventures will introduce you to the world in ways you've never imagined.

Don't just see the world. Make it better.
Don't just see the world. Make it better.

When you travel with G Adventures, you get more than the adventure of a lifetime, you also support small businesses and help the local communities you meet to help themselves. Each G Adventures tour ensures that more that 1/2 of your travel dollars stay in the local communities who earn and need them. They get to provide for their families, maintain their cultures, and live better lives. You get to discover your world, make new friends, and earn memories you'll remember for the rest of your life. It's win-win.

Since 1990, G Adventures have launched over 25 self-sustaining "G Adventures for Good initiatives" into over 100 of their itineraries. These projects address local challenges, providing benefits for indigenous people, empowering marginalized women, and granting disadvantaged youth access to education, employment, and brighter futures.

G Adventures FAQ's

Some of the frequently asked questions G Adventures receive from their clients
Do your G Adventure's tours include international airfare?

Travellers arrive from all over the world to begin their adventure so they do not include international airfare in their prices. Global Journeys would be happy to help you arrange flights. Just ask for an flight quote when reuqesting a quote.

Are your tours guaranteed to run?

The security that comes from knowing your trip is locked-in is a feeling that can't be topped. Every G Adventures departure is guaranteed to run. All of them. Once you've booked and paid, that's it; you're going. Guaranteed. Your trip won't be cancelled by G Adventure for any reason (beyond harsh weather or safety issues).

Do I need insurance?

All of G Adventures tours require that you have medical travel insurance which includes at least $200,000 worth of emergency evacuation and repatriation coverage. On Day 1 your tour leader / G Adventures representative will ask you for proof of coverage. If you do not already have coverage please give us a call and we can arrange this for you or you can book it online here. Cancellation insurance is recommended but not mandatory.

What is the most appropriate type of luggage to bring?

G Adventures strongly recommend bringing a backpack or duffel bag, as suitcases can be cumbersome and difficult to store in buses, under seats, etc.. Keep in mind that you will normally have to carry your own luggage on and off buses and trains and up and down hotel staircases. Suitcases with wheels may not work well on dirt or cobblestone roads.

What clothing should I pack for one of your adventures?

We always recommend packing as light as possible however the specific requirements for your tour will vary widely depending on where and when you are traveling. Your 'Trip Details' documentation includes a suggested packing list and these can be downloaded from each individual trip summary page. The checklist is tour specific and based upon the experience of G Adventures ground staff.

Can you help arrange my travel visas?

Requirements for travel visas vary widely depending on your nationality and your destination. Although we are unable to arrange visas on your behalf we have provided information on our "Passports & Visas" page that will help you determine if visas are required. If you do require a visa you can arrange them yourself or a visa processing company.

What vaccinations are recommended for this adventure?

It's important that you receive the most accurate and up-to-date travel health information for the region you will be visiting. The only one qualified to provide you with this advice is your family physician or a specialist from a Travel Health clinic.

How many people can join a tour?

G Adventures keep their group sizes low so you have the freedom to move around and get involved with your surroundings, as well as more personal attention from the local guides. This intimate size ensures that your group will not crowd your experience. You can expect up to 15 travelers on a trip but the average is 10.

What are the age restrictions on a G Adventure?

To travel independently you must be at least 18 years of age. There are no upper age limits for most G Adventures (although Yolo tours are restricted exclusively to 18-to-39-year-olds). Also, travellers with pre-existing medical conditions are required to complete a medical questionnaire. Family Adventures are open to families with children aged between 5 and 17 years of age. Standard adventures are open to children aged 12 years or older when accompanied by a parent (max. two children per adult). The two-children-per-adult restriction does not apply to Family adventures.

I'm a single traveller, will I be charged a single supplement?

Most of our trips do not have a single supplement. This means that the accommodation is on a twin share basis and, if you are travelling on your own, you will be sharing a room with another G Adventures traveller of the same sex. Some tours have an optional single supplement or rarely a mandatory single supplement. An optional service that may be available is called "My Own Room". This service allows solo travellers to request their own private room while on tour. The cost and the details vary by trip, so please refer to each trip summary page for details.

What's the age range of a group trip?

Groups often experience a good mix of ages, everything from travellers in their early-20s to those aged 60 and over. G Adventures sort all of their trips into Travel Styles, which guarantee that you'll be travelling with people who share the same interests you do. Over the years, we've found that a good range of ages within a group often adds to the experience.

What happens in the evenings?

On most evenings, your Chief Experience Officer (CEO) will organize a group meal. It's pretty flexible; you can choose to dine with the group or head off and do your own thing. Other nights, your CEO may recommend a few nearby restaurants you can try. Again, you determine whether you want to stick with the group or go it alone.

Can you provide me with a list of the hotels we will be staying at?

Starting and ending hotels are listed on your travel voucher and in the Trip Details document Global Journeys send to you. G Adventures use a variety of hotels en-route and so a complete list of hotels won't be provided until day 1 of your tour. If your family requires contact information, or in case of emergency, please have them phone 1-800-708-7761 (US). If the G Adventures office is closed please refer to the emergency phone number that is found on the Trip Details document, this number can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Can I join a tour late or leave it early?

It's extremely difficult if not impossible to join a tour after it has begun. It is possible to leave a tour early however you will be responsible for your own arrangements from the moment you decide to leave the tour. You would also be responsible for all costs associated with joining a tour late or leaving one early. If you feel this may be necessary please let your Global Jounreys Specialist know before you book your adventure.

What type of ground transportation is used on your tours?

Trip specific information on transportation can be found on the trip summary pages however in most cases G Adventures use public transportation. They have found that how you get there significantly influences the tone of your journey and public transportation allows face-to-face interaction with the local people. Some of our adventures, including their "Superior", "Comfort Class" and most adventures in Africa, use private transportation.

Who are my travelling companions?

For privacy reasons we cannot provide you with advance details on your traveling companions. However, G Adventures tours appeal to a wide range of travellers, most of whom share an adventurous spirit and a desire to experience these destinations at a grass-roots level. Our tours are conducted in English and so they attract many travellers from North America, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.

How are G Adventures able to offer such competitive prices?

G Adventures unique style of off the beaten track, face-to-face travel is the only way to really experience a destination, but it also serves to keep the costs down. They spend your money providing an authentic experience, instead of on lavish hotels and expensive western-style meals. They pass these savings on to you with our low prices. Another thing you'll notice are the inclusions. While they don't include everything, they do throw in the major highlights of a destination, the things that everyone goes to see. On every trip page we show you the 'Included Highlights' of your trip, things that many other companies charge locally for. They leave many other activities as options, to provide you the freedom and flexibility to choose what you want to do on a daily basis.

Can I book extra nights of hotel accommodation before or after my tour?

Yes, in most cases we can arrange additional accommodation at our starting or ending hotels, excluding European tours. If we are unable to provide you with the extra nights we will give you the name of a hotel you can contact directly. Please also note that extra accommodations must be booked outside of 30 days of departure.

Is tipping included and if not, how much should I budget?

Tips are not included in the tour price and tipping is entirely at your discretion. Our Trip Details documentation includes suggested tipping amounts and these can be downloaded from each individual trip summary page.

How do you send out travel documentation?

All documentation for G Adventures is sent electronically by email. Shortly after we receive your payment we will send you your initial documents. Final documentation will be sent by email no later than two weeks prior to the departure.

Can I cancel my booking if I decide I cannot make it?

When your deposit is made, and we confirm your booking, it is non-refundable. If you cancel your booking within 60 days of departure, G Adventures penalty is 50% loss, and if you cancel within 30 days, it is 100%. For further information regarding G Adventures terms and conditions, please scroll to the bottom of this page for a link to their Booking Terms and Conditions.

Arrival & Departure Information

What happens when you arrive at your destination, including information on airport transfers with G Adventures

Most G Adventures tours do not include airport transfers and so we recommend you arrange a taxi on arrival (this is the most economical and efficient way of getting you to your hotel). Arrival instructions and full address details of your accommodation are supplied in the trip documentation your Global Journeys tour consultant will email to you before you leave.

Terms & Conditions

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