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Eight New Comfort Trips from G Adventures

Tour Operator | G Adventures | David Cogswell | April 21, 2015

Eight New Comfort Trips from G Adventures

PHOTO: The Belize Explorer includes leisure time at Caye Caulker. (Photo courtesy of G Adventures)

G Adventures has introduced eight new programs to its Comfort series.

G Adventures offers its travel programs in seven distinct styles, including Yolo, Marine, Comfort, Classic, Active, Local Living and Family. The Comfort is defined, according to Steve Lima, G’s U.S. marketing manager, as “trips that involve more cultural interaction, but don’t compromise on the comforts of home.

“People are starting to realize there’s more to going on holiday than just lying on the beach,” said Lima.

In addition, people are becoming more attuned to the environmental protection issues of the day, so many of G Adventures’ Comfort trips include visits to projects underway by Planeterra, G’s nonprofit sister organization.

The Comfort trip to Nepal, for example, includes a stop at a project called Sisterhood of Survivors. During that experience tour participants can learn cooking skills from women who have escaped from human trafficking nightmares.  

Accommodations are chosen to be uniquely characteristic of the particular destination of the trip. Like all G Adventures programs, the Comfort trips are built on a foundation of sustainability, itineraries designed to produce a distinctly local experience and spending channeled so that as much of the money as possible goes to local communities.

One of the newly introduced Comfort tours is a 10-day Treasures of Nepal trip that explores Kathmandu and Bhaktapur city with an immersion in Buddhist culture at a monastery guest house, and an opportunity to track wild tigers in Chitwan National Park. The land price of the tour starts from $1,699 per person.

Treasures of Sri Lanka is a 14-day trip that explores ancient ruins and archaeological sites, offers an immersive experience of local cuisine, visits a historical tea plantation and tracks elephants on safari. It’s priced from $2,399 per perons.

Back in the Americas, the Belize Explorer is a 10-day trip that includes a visit to the Mayan ruins of Lamanai, an encounter with the hot sauce produced at Marie Sharp's factory, immersion in local culture at a coastal village, and experiencing tropical leisure on Caye Caulker. The trip is priced from $1,699 per person.

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