G Adventures

Choose from 825 small group tours, 18-39's tours, safaris & expeditions with G Adventures. When you book your G Adventure with us you'll receive exclusive online savings, a dedicated travel consultant to look after your booking and the best price guaranteed!

G Adventures Reviews: (30)
Tours on Sale: 825
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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Africa & Middle East (112 Trips)
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Asia (210 Trips)
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Australia (25 Trips)
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Canada & Alaska (15 Trips)
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Europe & UK (99 Trips)
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New Zealand (17 Trips)
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South & Central America (241 Trips)
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USA (36 Trips)
G Adventures Small Ship Cruises Tours
Small Ship Cruises (72 Trips)
30 G Adventures Tour Reviews Read the reviews for G Adventures from Global Journeys' past travellers


Average 4.8 out of 5 based on 30 user reviews.

Overall Rating
Global Journeys
United States
Jan 2019
2 Trips
“The best of the best”
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My trip to Australia was just as amazing as my last one. Once again Juliet was a great help and she truly set me up with one of the best tours there was on offer. The National Geographic tour was one of the highest rated tours and it truly showed! I got the best of the best on this trip. I loved traveling to the desert and seeing Uluru and also getting to see some koalas on the Great Ocean Road. Unforgettable for sure.

The only thing I was somewhat nervous about was when I first showed up for the welcome meeting the age demographic was a lot older than me and I'm not sure if I was warned about this before I booked the tour. Definitely not Juliet's fault, since I had already had a different travel agent who left on maternity leave before I was put in touch with Juliet. I stayed positive though and still found a way to make friends even though they were 50 years older than I am. My tour guide was young, along with a couple of other people in the group so I stuck with them and really made some friends that I will never forget there as well.

Australia was absolutely beautiful and there were so many opportunities to explore each city and do optional activities. I think for this trip, my G Adventures tour guide made it amazing.
WA, Australia
Jan 2019
1 Trip
“Well organised 8 day tour to Egypt”
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It was a well organised tour. A lot of history and the knowledge of our guide was outstanding. The group was funny and very cooperative. I had a good time. The accommodation was just standard and perhaps a little review of some places could be revisited. Overall I'll be happy to book a trip with Global Journeys because of their genuine approach to travel. Thank you for the fun.
NSW, Australia
Jan 2019
2 Trips
“Discovering Sri Lanka”
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Sri Lanka, better known as the 'Isle of Gems', is aiming to make tourism their number one industry over the next few years and boy are they doing a good job of it. Clean beaches and enough National Park safaris to keep everyone in the family happy. Definitely a worthwhile holiday retreat.
United States
Jan 2019
2 Trips
“Unforgettable trip to New Zealand's South Island ”
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Juliet was an amazing travel agent who quickly responded to any questions I had. My trip to New Zealand was incredible and I met so many people from all over the world that I will still keep in touch with. Some of the highlights of my trip were swimming with dolphins, the shot over jet, hiking the Franz Josef Glacier, and skydiving. There were so many other activities that I also enjoyed but those were just a few of my favorites.

The only downside was the experience that I had with my tour guide and his inappropriate behavior but once we had contacted G Adventures as a group, they had great customer service and fired the guide during our trip and sent a new and much better CEO. I have no complaints about this trip, it is one that I will remember forever and thanks to Juliet she helped ease my nerves before I left and helped with every step of planning the trip as well. Thank you!
Dec 2018
“Awesome tour of Cuba”
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I enjoyed this tour a lot. The group was very good, we had an excellent guide and driver. Highly recommended tour. Best G Adventures tour for me so far. The booking through Global Journeys went very smoothly (main reason to not book directly with G Adventures was the better price tag).
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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: 12-55+
18 to 30 Somethings 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: 22. 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: 12-55+
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: 12-55+
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 (Asia, Maldives, Caribbean & Europe)
  • Typical Age Range: 12-55+
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+
Wellness Tours
Designed to recharge the body and nourish the mind
  • Fun, adventurous activities in picturesque natural settings
  • Yoga and meditation sessions led by expert instructors
  • All food options prepared with healthy, local ingredients
  • Max Group Size: 16. Typical Age Range: 30-50+
Note: All trips (with the exception of 18 to 30 Somethings) 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. National Geographic Journeys 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 than 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 68 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 a flight quote when requesting 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 Adventures 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. You will be required to complete “Good to go” an online check in before your tour commences, including details of your insurance policy. 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 travellers 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 of our tours (although 18-to-Thirtysomethings 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 6 and 17 years of age. Standard (non-family) 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 G's 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 the emergency phone number that is found on the Trip Details document you'll receive. 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 Journeys 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 our itinerary 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 their adventures, including their National Geographic Journeys 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, the deposit becomes a lifetime deposit with G Adventures, it can be used to book another tour of greater or equal value when you are ready to travel. If you cancel your booking within 60 days of departure, G Adventure's 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 Travel Advisor will email to you before you leave.

Terms & Conditions Yep, all the boring small print! We still recommend you read it though, as no one likes surprises!
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