Being immersed in Buddhist culture at a Monastery guesthouse in Nepal, touring a spice garden in Sri Lanka and visiting Marie Sharp’s hot sauce factory in Belize are just three experiences travellers who enjoy adventure travel with a few frills can now have with G Adventures.
Eight new trips have been launched in G Adventures’ 2015 Comfort brochure, now available. The trips explore Belize, Central and Eastern Europe, East Africa, Ecuador (both the mainland and Galapagos Islands), Patagonia, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Aizaz Sheikh, Canadian marketing manager, G Adventures, says the new tours have been introduced as sales of G Adventures’ Comfort trips have risen 40% year-on-year to January 2015.
“There are travellers looking for 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.
“Additionally, a large number of our Comfort tours include a visit to a Planeterra – G Adventures’ non-profit organization – project. For example, our new Treasures of Nepal trip includes a visit to a new project called Sisterhood of Survivors, where travellers can learn to cook with women who are survivors of human trafficking,” says Sheikh.
All G Adventures’ Comfort trips feature accommodation that is handpicked and unique to the destination, and include extras such as airport transfers, private transport and more included meals. The trips maintain the traditional aspects of a G Adventures tour, providing a holiday where the focus is on keeping the experience truly local, and tourist dollars in the local community.
The new itineraries include Treasures of Nepal, Belize Explorer and Treasures of Sri Lanka.