Solo travel is a growing post-pandemic trend. Traveling as an individual offers flexibility. In an age where in-person small talk with strangers is decreasing thanks to smartphones and where loneliness is on the rise, solo travel in groups comprising strangers can be a fun way to make connections and have new experiences. G Adventures is the ideal conduit for fast friendships, and its wide assortment of tours catering to different travel styles and interests ensures you'll meet like-minded people.
Explore a Colombian city that predates Machu Picchu by approximately seven centuries on the "Lost City Trekking" tour. If you love history and nature, you'll get them in spades during this 7-day Ciudad Perdida adventure. The journey involves challenging high-altitude hikes, perfect for those with a more active traveling style. If you prefer a more leisurely pace, the "Wonders of Brazil" tour is a two-week experience starting in Rio de Janeiro. You'll visit the sensational Iguassu Falls, seek wildlife in the Pantanal wetlands, savor the car-free island Ilha Grande, and generally have a ball. Local know-how keeps you safe and enriches your time in this epic country.
Embark on a Kilimanjaro hiking tour, and you'll have bragging rights in no time. G Adventures is no stranger to summiting Africa's tallest peak and will guide you through an assortment of landscapes en route to the top, from glaciers and jungle to mountainous desert. Say hello to glittering night skies and breathtaking views. Tours differ in length and route to suit. If strenuous ascents don't sound appealing, perhaps you'd like to be driven around on a safari in the heart of Kruger National Park in South Africa. Or explore Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity in Lalibela, where the churches were forged out of rock and sit below ground level.
Bhutan is a remote, mountainous nation swimming in Buddhist culture. Here, Gross National Happiness is taken about as seriously as the country's GDP. G Adventure trips to Bhutan will take you to monasteries, nunneries, valleys, and forests. You'll find more moments of zen elsewhere on the continent, where there's no shortage of G Adventure tours. Countries like China, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Indonesia await.
A G Adventure Antarctica expedition is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This frozen continent is the final frontier, and few have been lucky enough to see it with their own two eyes. Why not count yourself among them? You'll witness astonishing icy landscapes on a small ship cruise in the most pristine part of the world, and you don't have to be particularly fit. Albatross, penguins, leopard seals, and minkes will accompany you at various junctures. Listen as polar experts regale travelers with tales of Shackleton and the South Shetlands.
Oman is often passed over for long-haul trips to Egypt and Morocco, but this country is a Middle Eastern gem with just as much to offer travelers. G Adventure's eight-day "Highlights of Oman" tour will show you a modern nation with a firm grasp of its maritime and cultural heritage. In the capital Muscat, 17th-century forts and splendid mosques live alongside large shopping centers and hospitable people. The natural landscapes are diverse, from the Bimmah sinkhole to turtle sanctuaries on the beaches of Ras al Jinz and Wadi Bani Khalid's natural pools.
Jordan has long been capturing foreigners' imaginations thanks to Jesus and Indiana Jones. Petra, the ancient city etched into pinkish cliffs, dates back to 300 BCE and draws nearly a million visitors annually. You can dive in the Red Sea and float in the Dead Sea, too.
If you know where to go and what to do in Morocco, the country can charm you with its glorious natural attractions, sumptuous riads, impressive architecture, affordability, and unique spirit. Visit iconic Casablanca, bargain your way through the souks of Marrakesh and Fes, go dune bashing in Merzouga, relax in a hammam in the port city of Essaouira, and immerse yourself in the colors and exotic scents of the kingdom. G Adventures currently offers two Morocco-specific tours catering to young travelers under 40, and they last approximately two weeks.
Japan is a cherry blossom-laden dream. Take in all the nods to the past like the ancient temples in between marveling at the high-speed trains and neon lights of Tokyo's Shibuya crossing. The two-week "Discover Japan" tour will have you soaking at an onsen spa, gazing up at Mt. Fuji, learning about samurais and Hiroshima beyond WW2, and sampling imperial life in Kyoto. The nine-day "Japan Express" tour begins in culturally significant Osaka, where the shopping and street food receive rave reviews.
Hit up the Peruvian Andes for an education in all things Incan. Just north of Cusco, the former capital of the Incan empire, you'll find the agricultural terraces of the Sacred Valley. You've probably seen pictures of these scenic green cliffs and the 15th-century ruins of the Lost City of Machu Picchu at one point or another. The citadel is an architectural masterpiece, sophisticated for the way blocks of stone fit together without mortar. Lima is the vibrant city where your voyage begins and ends.
There's more to incredible India than the Taj Mahal. Jaipur, the capital of the state of Rajasthan, AKA the "Land of Kings" is awash in pink-colored buildings and forms one of the three points of the "Golden Triangle" tourist circuit. Further north, Shimla, at the foot of the Himalayan mountains, was once the summer capital of British-ruled India. Dharamshala, another hill station, is the residence of the Dalai Lama, and Amritsar is home to the Sikh religion's holiest gurdwara.
G Adventures' "Best of Eastern Europe" tour will waltz you through a smorgasbord of history and culture over two action-packed weeks. You'll start in Berlin with its modern sensibility and well-documented involvement in global geopolitics. Next, it's off to Krakow, Prague, Budapest, and Vienna. Krakow dates back to the seventh century, and the diversity of architectural styles in beautiful Prague has no equal anywhere else in the world. Hungary's capital is famous for its outdoor thermal baths, and Vienna is full of palaces, pretty parks, and echoes of Mozart, Beethoven, and Freud. While in the Czech Republic, you'll also see Český Krumlov's centuries-old center, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Southeast Asia is a trove of treasures just waiting to be unpacked by the uninitiated. From the sensory overload of Kuala Lumpur's streets and Singapore's concrete jungle to the aquamarine waters of Koh Samui and Phuket, this region will make you dizzy in the best possible way. G Adventures Southeast Asia: Hill Tribes and Street Food tour is a feast for the senses and whisks you through some of our favorite places in Thailand and Malaysia, like Chiang Mai and Cameron Highlands.
Embrace the land of the Ottomans with a comprehensive highlight reel. G Adventures 15-day " Absolute Turkey" trip will take you on a circuit including Cappadocia's hot air balloon skies and fairy chimneys, Rumi's tomb in Konya, the beach resort town of Antalya, the mineral pools of Pamukkale, the ancient ruins of Troy and Ephesus, and Istanbul, of course. You'll emerge feeling knowledgeable and rejuvenated.
Over the last three decades, G Adventures has become the market leader in small-group adventure travel for all ages. Group sizes don't exceed 16 people, so every trip feels like a sustainable experience and an intimate exchange with expert local guides and communities. The company is an award-winning social enterprise focusing on meaningful interactions that enhance the lives of service providers and travelers.
Bookings are flexible with no change fees. The Book With Confidence policy enables cancellations and rebookings up to 45 days before a trip's departure date. You'll also be able to cancel and rebook if you test positive for COVID during the two weeks before a tour is set to start. Health and safety protocols allow you to travel confidently too—smaller groups and hotels facilitate better social distancing, and restaurants are always vetted for sound hygiene practices.
G Adventures prioritizes responsible travel. To that end, the company assesses the social, environmental, and ethical impact of each experience. Are animals treated humanely? What's the status of child welfare? Are local cultures treated respectfully? By actively working to halve its carbon footprint and reduce single-use plastics on tours, G Adventures is doing its part to lessen the harmful effects of the industry.