G Adventures History
In 1990, Bruce Poon Tip founded G Adventures with nothing more than two credit cards and a burning desire to create an authentic, sustainable travel experience like nothing the world had ever seen. By offering adventure-craving travellers an alternative to the resorts, cruises and motorcoach tours they were accustomed to, he not only changed the way people looked at their holiday time, but changed the face of travel forever. G Adventures is an adventure travel pioneer offering the planet's most awe-inspiring selection of affordable small-group tours, safaris and expeditions. Our award-winning trips embrace authentic accommodation, exotic cuisine and local transport to put travellers on a first-name basis with the planet’s people, cultures, landscapes and wildlife. And when you travel with G Adventures, you support local communities and help make the world a little bit better for everyone.
What makes G Adventures the right choice for a vacation?
G Adventures small-group tours connect travellers to the world’s greatest destinations in a way they simply couldn’t achieve on their own. Each tour has been designed to deliver must-do highlights, spontaneous situations, personal freedom, and under the radar encounters with local people. And while all G Adventures tours share a common love of adventure, life-altering experiences come in a variety of flavours. That’s why G Adventures has created a unique set of Travel Styles that collect tours based around common themes together. No matter what kind of traveller you are, we’ve got a tour (or a dozen) that’ll fit you just right.
G Adventures Features/Benefits of Travelling with G Adventures
A Different Way to Travel
At G Adventures, we encourage you to step off the beaten path, embrace the unexpected and immerse yourself in the extraordinary. Our award-winning trips embrace authentic accommodation and local transportation to bring you face to face with the world’s most fascinating cultures, customs and awe-inspiring wildlife.
Price and Value
We believe an unforgettable travel experience doesn’t have to be expensive; that’s why we continually strive to offer the most competitive prices around. Because our grassroots approach provides a more affordable way to travel, we’re able to deliver the adventure of a lifetime at a fraction of the cost.
With the largest variety of destinations, departure dates and an unparalleled choice of trip styles and service levels designed to meet all tastes, ages and budgets, we’re certain there’s a G Adventures trip for you.
If you’ve got questions about a trip – even if it’s the one that you’re currently on – we’re here to help, day or night. We never sleep. NEVER.
Lifetime Deposits TM
If you cancel or delay your trip for any reason, your deposit remains valid until you’re ready to go. You can even pass it on to a friend.
100% Guaranteed Departures
That’s right. We’re the first travel company in the world to guarantee every single one of our departures. Look inside for full details.
No Single Supplement
We believe single travellers should enjoy the same advantages as others in their group. We’ll gladly pair you up with a roommate of the same sex to ensure you get the same price.
Optional 'My Own Room'
Sometimes it’s just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room, which is why we offer single travellers a ‘My Own Room’ option—a single room all to yourself at a great G Adventures price.*
*See individual trips as some exceptions apply.
From tuk tuk and rickshaw to public bus, train and even camel, we’re all about variety. Sometimes local transport is the best and most colourful way to go. But, depending on your choice of destination, service level and trip style, we provide alternative ways of getting around, too.
From unique home stays and hotels to sleeping moored under the stars in a tranquil bay, our options will provide you with the most authentic experience possible and will always reflect the local character and spirit of your adventure.
Small International Groups
A big part of the experience is our small international groups. It’s these people that make travelling with us rewarding and exciting! On average there are about 10 travellers on one of our trips, depending on the destination—the maximum is usually never more than 16.
Flexibility and Independence
Head off to explore independently or just chill out in a café and watch the world go by. We include the must-see highlights on most of our trips, allowing you the time to explore according to your own tastes.