An overnight houseboat in Botswana, a historic heritage home in India, design suites in Argentina and a jungle lodge in Borneo are four forms of unique, upgraded accommodation travellers can now experience on G Adventures’ expanded range of more than 100 “Comfort trips” in 2014. In response to increased demand, 21 new Comfort trips have been added to the program, all featuring handpicked accommodation and extras such as airport transfers, private transport and more included meals. According to officials, the trips all maintain the traditional aspects of a G Adventures tour and provide a truly local, cultural holiday.
New experiences Comfort travellers may enjoy include a guided Chimpanzee walk in Rwanda, rickshaw tour of Yogakarta in Indonesia, a Tibetan cooking demonstration, a blessing by Buddhist monks in Bhutan and a shared meal with a local family in Cappadocia, Turkey. Additionally, five of the new trips feature visits to Planeterra projects, G Adventures’ non-profit organization, which builds and supports projects to help local people in the destinations travellers stay. These include a vocational training restaurant in Varanasi, a Planterra-supported school in South Africa and a guided walk with former street kids in Delhi.
Robyn James, marketing manager, Canada, G Adventures, says the trips appeal to adventure-seeking travellers who want an authentic experience with the social interaction that travelling in a small group provides, as well as plenty of life’s comforts. \”We’ve seen a huge increase in demand for our Comfort trips and we’re excited to bring travellers even more destinations to experience our Comfort product,” said James. “These trips really appeal to travellers who have the time and money to travel, yet want to combine destination highlights with interactions with the communities they visit, without sacrificing on comfort. We’ve seen demand grow in the 30-50 age group and with solo female professionals looking to enjoy the ease and security small of group travel and learn about people and cultures they may not be familiar with.”
A new Comfort brochure is now available. (http://www.gadventures.com)