Responsible, small-group, tour operator G Adventures has launched a new collection of ‘physical distancing’ tours with appropriate measures in place.
The tour company has also increased its commitment to reassuring travelers with the launch of a new Travel with Confidence Plus Collection. The program, now offering 37 trips in 27 countries, incorporates additional physical distancing measures which complement the company’s new Travel with Confidence policy outlining increased hygiene and sanitation across all its tours. The Travel with Confidence Plus Collection is available for departures from October 02, 2020 up to December 31, 2021.
The new Travel with Confidence Plus Collection includes all the new health and safety measures outlined in the Travel with Confidence policy, plus added steps for travelers looking to go the extra physically-distanced mile when travelling as part of a small group.
Notable features of the Travel with Confidence Plus Collection include:
Smaller group sizes – All trips will have an average of 8 – 10 travelers as opposed to the average group size of 12. This means being able to stay at smaller hotels and dining at smaller restaurants with fewer people around the dinner table.
Private transport – While G Adventures is using more private transport where possible on all trips, this collection only uses private vehicles (except for planes) with daily assigned seating for added assurance of “physical distancing” on the vehicles.
My Own Room – My Own Room option is available for 50% off across all tours in this collection for people wishing for their own space to relax and sleep.
More personal space – All rooms on trip will be either double or single and have en-suite bathrooms. There will be no multi-share accommodation or shared bathroom facilities on any trip in this collection.
A few of the Collection offerings:
Best of Iceland – Plus – Iceland has hidden gems that you won’t find anywhere else in the world, plus you’ll have free time to experience plenty of the highlights, like erupting geysers, visiting glacier lagoons and exploring breathtaking waterfalls and black-sand beaches. The seven-day physically-distanced trip begins in Reykjavík.
Walk the Camino de Santiago – Plus – If you’re looking to take on your own pilgrimage — along a route filled with beautiful countryside and rustic villages of Northern Spain —the Camino de Santiago is an eight-day physically-distanced trip departing from Sarria and to Santiago de Compostela. A TTW article on Walking the Camino de Santiago
Costa Rica Adventure – Plus – In spite of its small size, Costa Rica is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world with volcanoes, wildlife, rainforests, and beaches to explore. A 16-day physically-distanced trip is priced begins in San Jose.
Sailing Thailand – Phuket to Phuket – Plus – With an experienced captain navigating the southern islands, you’ll drop anchor at highlights and secret spots perfect for a swim. Work up an appetite snorkeling, dine on Thai cuisine, and sleep moored under the stars. The seven-day physically-distanced trip begins in Phuket.
G Adventures’ founder, Bruce Poon Tip, says the new collection is designed to encourage people to start feeling comfortable and confident about travelling again, and to reassure them their concerns regarding enhanced distancing and hygiene measures have been heard. “We absolutely understand different people are going to have different comfort levels, and it’s our job to make sure we cater to all our travelers with trips that meet them where they’re at so we can get all our travelers out exploring the world again.,” he says.
The small group tour company has also implemented a Book with Confidence policy enabling travelers booking tours before August 31 for departures anytime from October 2, 2020 (when tours resume), to cancel and rebook up to 14 days prior to departure. Those who book trips by August 31 for departures between Jan. 1, 2021 and June 30, 2021 will have the opportunity to cancel and rebook up to 30 days prior to departure.
Founded in 1990 G Adventures offers more than 700 guided trips in 10 different travel styles on all seven continents, and is a member of the Wellness Tourism Association.
For more information or to book, you can visit www.gadventures.com