What is the most appropriate type of luggage to bring?
G Adventures 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 carry your luggage on and off buses, so try to make the luggage easy to carry. Suitcases with wheels may not work well on dirt or cobblestone roads.
Do your tours include international airfare?
Travellers arrive from all over the world to begin their tours and it is not possible to include international airfare in their prices. Just ask for an air quote when making your booking and G Adventures will be happy to book a flight for you.
What clothing should I pack for one of your adventures?
G Adventures always recommend packing as light as possible however the specific requirements for your tour will vary widely depending on where and when you are travelling. G Adventures website has a list that includes a suggested packing list and these can be downloaded from each individual trip summary page.
Does G Adventures include flights in the tour price?
Flights before and after your tour are not included in the price on the G Adventures site. G Adventures does offer to help you book a flight for an additional cost if you need it. Airfares for any flights taken during your tour is covered in the price. You’ll know if you’re taking a flight during the tour as there will be an airplane and a dotted line on the itinerary map.
How do G Adventures deposits work?
To secure a booking, you’ll need to pay G Adventures a deposit of $250. You can pay the full price of the tour upfront, too. If you decide to only pay a deposit, you’ll need to pay the remaining balance a minimum of 60 days prior to departure. If you’ve paid a deposit, but haven’t paid the remaining balance yet, you can exchange to a new tour. The deposits are good for life, so even if you choose to go on a tour a month later or a year later than planned, G Adventures will keep your deposit on its books for whenever you’re ready to depart.
What are the age groups on tours?
G Adventures offers an array of tour styles. If you’re booked on a YOLO tour, age restrictions are in place and only people aged 18-39 are allowed to join. Family-friendly tours are available in Africa, the Americas and Asia, which are ideal for bringing along children as young as 5 years old. For all other tours, there’s a minimum age of 12 years old, with travellers between 12 and 18 wanting to travel with an adult 18 years or older.
What about shipping at G Adventures?
For price increments greater than 7%, the tour company allows travellers to cancel the booking without fines or accept the change and pay the extra amount required. Due to the nature of the business, there are no shipping charges. However, it’s important to understand the prices, surcharges and taxes applicable to these adventures. Sales taxes apply with the tours displayed and the price is usually exclusive of these taxes. The client will be advised accordingly when making a booking.