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Ethiopia Discovery

12 Tage, Addis Ababa nach Addis Ababa




Tour auf einen Blick


Tour-Dauer

12
Tage

Startpunkt

Addis Ababa
Äthiopien

Endpunkt

Addis Ababa
Äthiopien

Tour Style

Classic

Komfort-Level

Basic

Fitness-Level


Besuchte Länder auf dieser Tour

Äthiopien

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Die Tour

Unternimm eine Bootsfahrt am Chamosee, entdecke ländliche Kultur und Traditionen, lerne verschiedene ethnische Gruppen kennen, beobachte die unglaubliche Vogelwelt am Ziway, zelte mit den Mursi



  • G Adventures Abenteuerreisen


    Ethiopia Discovery in wenigen Worten

    Diese 12-tägige Erlebnisreise durch einen selten besuchten Teil Äthiopiens bietet Reisenden, die auf einige westliche Annehmlichkeiten verzichten können, die Gelegenheit, verschiedene ethnische Gemeinschaft hautnah kennenzulernen. Erkunde die rätselhaften bienenstockförmigen Hütten der Dorze und mach Halt in zahlreichen Dörfern, wo du die Kultur der Ari, Karo, Murse, Hamar und Dassanech aus erster Hand kennenlernst. Besuche zwei Nationalparks, erkunde den Chamosee per Boot und halte Ausschau nach Krokodilen, Nilpferden und Vögeln. Dein erfahrener CEO übernimmt die Planung, sodass du dich voll und ganz darauf konzentrieren kannst, die Vielseitigkeit dieser abgelegenen Region und seine faszinierenden Bewohner kennenzulernen.


  • Was ist im Preis inkludiert?

    • Bootssafari am Chamosee (Nechisar-Nationalpark)
    • Besichtigung eines Dorze-Dorfes und Markts
    • Übernachtung in einer traditionellen Unterkunft mit Tanz-Zeremonie
    • Konso Museums- und Dorfbesuch und Dorfälteste-Begegnung
    • Besuch des Anthropologischen Museums (Jinka)
    • Besuch eines Ari-Dorfes
    • Zelten mit den Mursi
    • Key Afar Markt- und Dorfbesuch
    • Karo und Hamar Dörfer-Besuch
    • Hamar Tanz-Vorstellung
    • Besichtigung Dimeka Samstagsmarkt
    • Bootsfahrt über den Omo-Fluss und Dasanech Stammbesuch
    • Borena Dorfbesuch
    • Besuch Yabelo Kamelmarkt
    • Besuch der Stelen von Tutu Fella
    • Sidamo Gemeinschafts-Spaziergang
    • Besuch des Ziway-Sees und Vogelbeobachtung
    • Alle Transfers zwischen den Reisezielen sowie zu inbegriffenen Aktivitäten und zurück.

  • Route der Tour

    Abenteuerreise Route Ethiopia Discovery

    Tag 1 Addis Abeba

    Ankunft zu jeder Zeit möglich.

    Tage 2-3 Arba Minch/Dorze Dorf (1F,1A)

    Mach eine Bootssafari am Chamosee. Genieße den Besuch eines Dorze-Dorfes und Marktes. Verbringe die Nacht in einer traditionellen Dorze-Unterkunft.

    Tage 4-5 Konso/Mursi (1F,1A)

    Du besuchst das Konso-Museum und erfährst in der Baumschule im Dorf Gersale nicht nur näheres über die örtlichen Naturschutz-Bemühungen, sondern kannst auch einen Setzling pflanzen. Besuche das Anthropologische Museum in Jinka, bevor es weiter zu einem Ari und Mago Nationalpark geht.

    Tage 6-8 Turmi (3F,3M,3A)

    Besuche den Key Afar Markt und Dörfer der Karo und Hamar. Besuche den Samstagsmarkt in Dimeka.

    Tag 9 Konso (1F)

    Besuche Omorate, Heimat des Dassanech-Stammes, und seinen lokalen Markt. Überquere danach den Omo mit einem Kanu.

    Tage 10-11 Yabelo/Yirgalem (1F)

    Besuche die archäologische Stätte in der Borena-Region, den Kamelmarkt in Yabelo, das Dorf Borena und die Stelen von Tutu Fella und mach einen Spaziergang durch die Sidamo-Gemeinschaft. Optionaler Besuch des Yabelo-Nationalparks.

    Tag 12 Addis Abeba (1F)

    Besichtige den Ziway-See und nutze die Gelegenheit zur Vogelbeobachtung, bevor du die energiesparenden Öfen der Gemeinschaften am Ziway in Aktion ansehen kannst. Abreise bei Ankunft in Addis Abeba am späten Nachmittag.


  • Tour Details

    Was erwartet dich?

    • Bootssafari am Chamosee (Nechisar-Nationalpark)
    • Besichtigung eines Dorze-Dorfes und Markts
    • Übernachtung in einer traditionellen Unterkunft mit Tanz-Zeremonie
    • Konso Museums- und Dorfbesuch und Dorfälteste-Begegnung
    • Besuch des Anthropologischen Museums (Jinka)
    • Besuch eines Ari-Dorfes
    • Zelten mit den Mursi
    • Key Afar Markt- und Dorfbesuch
    • Karo und Hamar Dörfer-Besuch
    • Hamar Tanz-Vorstellung
    • Besichtigung Dimeka Samstagsmarkt
    • Bootsfahrt über den Omo-Fluss und Dasanech Stammbesuch
    • Borena Dorfbesuch
    • Besuch Yabelo Kamelmarkt
    • Besuch der Stelen von Tutu Fella
    • Sidamo Gemeinschafts-Spaziergang
    • Besuch des Ziway-Sees und Vogelbeobachtung
    • Alle Transfers zwischen den Reisezielen sowie zu inbegriffenen Aktivitäten und zurück.

    Die Highlights auf einen Blick

    Unternimm eine Bootsfahrt am Chamosee, entdecke ländliche Kultur und Traditionen, lerne verschiedene ethnische Gruppen kennen, beobachte die unglaubliche Vogelwelt am Ziway, zelte mit den Mursi

    Hinweise zur Tourbeschreibung

    The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

    Hinweise zum Ablauf der Tour

    While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

    Wichtige Hinweise

    1. This tour finishes upon arrival into Addis Abba in the afternoon of Day 12. You may choose to fly out that same evening/night. Otherwise, we recommend that you add on a final night's stay at our ending hotel. 2. Please note that due to the remote nature of our Ethiopia adventures some of our accommodation may seem rustic by western standards. 3. The dirt roads of southern Ethiopia are of very poor condition. At times, because of seasonal rain, and affects thereafter, the quality of the roads may deteriorate and it could even become a very difficult and lengthy affair to travel on them. This is especially valid for Days 6 and 7 to the Karo and Mursi areas. In such cases, we ask for your flexibility, as we will adjust the itinerary and possibly change the order of some of the towns and villages visited. This will always be done in order to make the most of our time in the area, and will most likely consist of more time in Turmi and Yabelo, with day trips from there to explore the regions.

    Chief Experience Officers?

    Throughout the entire 12-day journey in the south of Ethiopia, you will be accompanied on your trip by a Chief Experience Officer (CEO). To round out the team, you will be joined by expert driver(s). The Chief Experience Officer (CEO) will be the group manager and leader. He/she organizes the trip, and will be there to assist you when needed. He/she will have a general knowledge base of the region, history, culture, and wildlife. He/she will take care of the small things so you can concentrate on enjoying your adventure. Your driver(s) is(are) skilled and experienced in his/their trade, and is/are an integral part of the team. In addition, for some included activities, we engage local guides to add to the experience and share their expertise. While camping, you will have a cook, who will prepare your meals and add some further local flavour to the trip.

    Gruppengröße

    Max. 14, im Schnitt 10.

    Inkludierte Verpflegung

    8x Frühstück, 3x Mittagessen, 5x Abendessen.

    Verpflegung

    When meals are not included, your hotel will have a restaurant or your will be advised of a good local establishment. Part of the excitement of a G Adventures trip is the ability to try local dishes when possible. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is not expensive. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though, and you may choose to explore some local restaurants on your own or with your travel companion(s). All camp meals will be prepared from fresh local produce. Hot breakfasts with coffee and tea will be provided. Lunches will usually be hot but occasionally will be light meal such as sandwiches or salads. All evening meals will be hot and will consist of continental and/or local dishes. Meals will be prepared by the crew with assistance from you if you would like to help cook, this is not compulsory. Vegetarian meals and other dietary requirements need to be specified prior to arrival.

    Empfohlenes Budget für Essen & Trinken

    Plane 80-100 USD für nicht inbegriffene Mahlzeiten und Getränke ein.

    Transport

    Allrad-Geländewagen, Boot.

    Transport

    This trip is done in private 5-seater old model land cruisers. If the group is larger than 3 persons, two or more vehicles will be used, and the group will be split up. Road conditions in the south of Ethiopia are generally very poor, especially during the rainy season, and during dry seasons, the roads can become very dusty. This style of travel is the best under these circumstances, having our own private vehicle allow us the flexibility of making stops when needed.

    Solo Trip - Für alleine Reisende

    We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

    Unterkunft

    Einfache Hotels (4 Nächte), einfache Lodges (2 Nächte), traditionelle Unterkunft (1 Nacht), Camping (4 Nächte).

    Hinweise zum eigenen Zimmer

    Nächte 4-8, ländliche Unterkunft und Camping.

    Über Unterkünfte

    Accommodation in Ethiopia is not to the standard of the west or other parts of Africa where tourism is more developed. Hotels don't always have much character, as they are made more functional than decorative and the choice is limited due to both lack of local and foreign demand. As such customer service standards are lower, due to lack of a large tourism industry and lack of exposure to western service standards. Plumbing can be simple and not always reliable and water pressure is weak, especially in dry season. Safety, location, and cleanliness are our top criteria when choosing hotels. We choose the best one that meets our criteria, and constantly evaluate the options that are out there.

    Anreise zur 1. Unterkunft

    RAS HOTEL Churchill Road Tel: 251-11-5-517060

    Tipps zur Anreise

    If you are obtaining your visa upon arrival at the Bole International airport, the queue is just before you go through immigration check point. There is a Dashen bank that you can change your US dollars into Birr there. It gives the current bank rate. Getting from the airport to the start point hotel involves one taxi ride. There is a taxi booth for the yellow taxis just ahead and to the right as you exit baggage claim and customs and enter the receiving hall. The price is about 180 (US$ 10-11). From about 9 pm onwards there are fewer taxis so the prices will be a bit higher. If you allow anyone to help you with your luggage, they will expect a tip. 5-10 Birr (US$0.30-.60) is sufficient.

    Probleme bei der Anreise

    We don't expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, as soon as possible please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your CEO (if you are not on a group tour please refer to the emergency contact details provided in this dossier). If you are unable to get in touch with your leader, please refer to our emergency contact details. If you have pre-booked an airport transfer and have not made contact with our representative within 30 minutes of clearing customs and immigration, we recommend that you make your own way to the Starting Point hotel, following the Joining Instructions. Please apply to your travel agent on your return for a refund of the transfer cost if this occurs.

    Notfallkontakte

    Should you need to contact us during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call either the G Adventures Local Representative (if one is listed below) or our G Adventures Local Office. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so they may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. AIRPORT TRANSFER  If you have purchased an arrival through G Adventures or if an arrival transfer is included in the cost of your tour, please note that: Your arrival transfer has been arranged based on flight information provided to us. If you are advised of a flight schedule change within 48 hours of your scheduled arrival time, we will do our best to rearrange your arrival transfer however we cannot guarantee this. If your arrival transfer does not arrive within 30 minutes after you have exited the arrivals area please take a taxi to your start point hotel.  It is often difficult to enter the arrivals area for our drivers and greeters and it's likely you will have to exit the airport to meet them. After you collect your luggage and put it through the scanner for customs, continue through to the meeting area. If your greeter is not there within 5-10 minutes, exit the airport at the far right hand set of the sliding doors and walk down the ramp to the parking where your greeter will meet you with the G Adventures sign. EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS G Adventures Local Operator (Ethiopia) Steven Olson During Office hours (Weekdays, 9am-5pm Local Time) From outside Ethiopia: +251 11 6 299 863 From within Ethiopia: 011 6 299 863 After hours emergency numbers: Steven From outside Ethiopia: +251 911 478 058 From within Ethiopia: 0911 478 058 G Adventures Local Office (Nairobi, Kenya) Emergency number: From outside Kenya: +254 727 208 832 From within Kenya: 0727 208 832 If you are unable for any reason to contact our local office, please call the numbers listed below, which will connect you directly with our 24 hour Sales team, who will happily assist you. Toll-free, North America only: 1 888 800 4100 Calls from UK: 0844 272 0000 Calls from Germany: 01805 70 90 30 00 Calls from Australia: 1 300 796 618 Calls from New Zealand: 0800 333 307 Outside North America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the UK: +1 416 260 0999

    Was packe ich ein?

    You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. Your baggage should be clearly labelled and restricted to one soft compact suitcase, or sports bag, maximum 15kg, plus a daypack. Luggage limits on airlines are strictly enforced and space on vehicles is limited. Porters are not available, so be prepared to carry your own bags. It is important to pack clothes for warm days and cool evenings, a warm jacket is recommended. You will have a number of early mornings, and because of altitude, the climate in Addis Ababa and in the Dorze Village is not typically “tropical”. On the contrary, it can get very cool in the evenings./early mornings. A set of smart casual clothes is also advisable. It is suggested to bring a few items to give to locals in the community. Clothing and toiletries are very much appreciated. Small items such as sugar-free gum are handy to trade for the opportunity to take photos.

    Empfohlene Packliste

    Suggested Items: - Fleece or wool jumper/jacket - 4 shirts/t-shirts, cool and breathable - 1 Long-sleeved shirt - 1 pair of shorts, mid-thigh or longer - 2 pairs of long hiking trousers, lightweight, breathable - 1 pairs of long trousers - Hiking Boots / Walking Shoes - Sandals - Day pack, for you to carry - 2-season (spring/summer) sleeping bag, and sleeping sheet for warm nights camping in Turmi - Water bottle, and water purification tablets or purifier (bottled water is also available for purchase) - Sun hat, Bandana (many uses - head protection, handkerchief, wrap injuries) - Sunglasses - Headlamp / torch / flashlight (with extra batteries and bulbs) - Camera and extra memory card/film - Extra batteries (recommended) - Pocket knife / Utility knife - Electricity Plug Adapter - Personal First Aid kit (should contain Lip balm with sunscreen, Aspirin, Ibuprofen , Malaria pills, band aids/plasters, adhesive tape, anti-histamine, Antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder (salt and sugar mix), throat lozenges, insect repellent, extra prescription drugs you may be taking) - Toiletries (soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, razors, etc) - Hand sanitizer gel/Sanitizer wipes - Toilet paper - Candles, matches - Plastic bags for packing (rain protection) Optional Items: Sleeping pad (optional – simple, thin mattresses provided while camping), reading/writing material, binoculars, cover for backpacks., Playing cards, games, frisbee, notebook, pens/pencils Documents: - Passport (with photocopies) - Travel insurance (with photocopies) - Yellow fever certificate - Airline tickets (with photocopies) - USD cash - Credit or debit card (see personal spending money) - G Adventures vouchers, pre-departure information and dossier - Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required

    Reinigung / Laundry

    Hand washing of clothes can be done at most of the campsites and for a fee by maid service at all hotels. Most hotels do not allow you to wash clothes in your room. We recommend you bring a non polluting/biodegradable soap, as well as a roll of simple string to act as a drying line for your clothes. If you arrive in the late afternoon, or if there is poor weather, it may not be possible for your clothes to completely dry.

    Visa

    All countries require travellers to have a valid passport (with a minimum of 6 months validity). Please note that upon arrival by air to Addis Ababa, nationals of SOME countries can obtain a visa for approximately US$20. There is often a queue for this. Please do your research before travelling. This information is accurate at the time of writing. Though as fees and policies can change, we highly recommend that you contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. It is your responsibility to have the correct travel documentation.

    Are you that kind of guy/girl? Zusätzliche Trip-Infos

    American Dollars that are series 1999 or earlier are not accepted and very difficult to change in Southern and Eastern Africa, because of past forgeries. Location Ethiopia is a ruggedly mountainous country covering 1,098,000 sq kms and surrounded by Kenya, Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan and Djibouti. Climate Ethiopia has two main seasons, a dry season from October through May and a rainy season from June through September. Temperatures vary according to altitude, but are commonly on the mild side. The main Rains in Rift Valley occur from March – June and light rains from October – December. Time Ethiopia is in the GMT + 3 hrs time zone and follows the Julian calendar which consists of 12 months of 30 days each plus a 13th month of 5 or 6 days. Communications Telephone, fax and email are available in most main towns but are most reliable in Addis. The IDD code for Ethiopia is +251. Electricity Electric supply is 220 volts, 50 cycles AC. The wall socket accepts two circular-shaped prongs, so an adapter is required. Video camera batteries may be recharged at hotels along the route. Photos Photographs should not be taken of military or strategic buildings or airports. Ask permission to take photos of any person or home. Sometimes money is requested for photos. Religion Mostly Orthodox Christianity and Islam in most parts of Ethiopia. Traditional African beliefs such as animism and totemism in the Rift Valley Southern Region. Language Amharic is the official language, although over 80 local languages are spoken throughout Ethiopia. English is understood by most educated young people. About 45 languages spoken in Rift Valley Southern region. Begging Beggars are common especially in Addis Ababa and larger towns. Children will often crowd around asking for money or other items. Tour guides will inform you on ways to deal with beggars. Have pens for kids, basic medicine for locals in places without a clinic. Giving to one person where there is a group usually ends in a scramble. Customs at Arrival Cameras, computers and major electrics may need to be declared on arrival.

    Weitere Ausgaben

    Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.

    Geld wechseln

    American Dollars that are series 2006 or earlier are not accepted and very difficult to change in Southern and Eastern Africa, as there are a lot of forgeries. Credit cards (VISA ONLY) are useful for cash advances in Addis Ababa, but you must remember to bring your PIN number (be aware that many ATM machines only accept 4-digit PINs). Advanced cost a 12USD fee locally for transactions under $200 and a 5.5% commission for any transaction over $200. International debit cards do not generally work in Ethiopia. While ATMs are available in Addis Ababa, there are no guarantees that your credit or debit cards will actually work in Africa. Check with your bank, but you are encouraged to bring cash. Large denominations, such as $50 and $100 notes are most easily exchanged. Traveller’s cheques can be exchanged in Addis Ababa, but it is difficult to do outside the capital. Do not rely on credit or debit cards as your only source of money. A combination of US dollar cash, travellers cheques (at present, some difficulty changing at the banks and can't be changed in most towns outside Addis Ababa) and cards is best. Always take more rather than less, as you don't want to spoil the trip by constantly feeling short of funds. As currency exchange rates can fluctuate often we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com.

    Notreserve

    Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!

    Departure Tax

    USD20, usually included in most international air tickets.

    Trinkgeld

    Tipping is an expected - though not compulsory - component of your tour program and an expression of satisfaction with the persons who have assisted you on your tour. It is one of the most direct ways that you can have a positive economic impact within the East African community. Although it may not be customary for you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, as an important source of income for those in the tourism industry. Giving a tip should be a seen as a formal 'thank you', and the action should in no way be awkward. The best method of tipping someone that has served the whole group is to plan in advance, and not rush when it comes to saying goodbye. A suggestion would be for each group member to contribute anonymously by putting their tip into an envelope. This often works the best and the group as a whole should gather to present the gift to the recipient(s), offering their thanks and showing their appreciation. This method brings the action out into the open, allowing for a friendly and appreciative interaction between the group and the recipient(s). You may use the following as a guideline, all given in a per client format: Restaurant/Café servers: 10% of cost of bill, especially when in a large group (no envelope required); Tour Driver US$2 (full day); Local Guides (ex. forest, village walks) / Camp Cook US$1.50-2 (full day); CEO: $15-25 per week.

    Weitere mögliche Aktivitäten vor Ort

    Optional activity prices are subject to change and can fluctuate in relation to the high/low season and the number of people on a specific excursion. Not all excursions listed here may be available, due to season, or weather conditions. As generally not a lot of time is spent in start/end cities, you may want to arrange to arrive early, or stay longer after the trip in order to allow sufficient time to participate in optional activities there. All prices are in US dollar amounts, per person, and are subject to change as services are provided by third party operators. Evangadi "evening dance" in Turmi $10 Boat ride across the Omo River at Omorate $5 Bull Jumping Ceremony in Turmi $25 Southern tribes' anthropological museum in Jinka $4

    Gesundheit

    Please note inoculations may be required for the country visited. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure. We recommend you contact your family physician, or your local travel clinic for the most up-to-date health information at least one month before departure. Please ensure you have all the inoculations recommended by your doctor for travel in Ethiopia. Immunization against Hepatitis A & B, Tetanus & Typhoid is recommended. Be aware that Ethiopia has regions where malaria is present, including Arba Minch and some areas further south in the Rift Valley in the south. We thus recommend that you take malaria medication; your doctor should be able to recommend the necessary prophylactics. Travellers should also carry a basic travel first-aid kit and hand sanitizers / antibacterial wipes as medical facilities are basic throughout these countries. An important item to include is a liquid or gel hand sanitizer and/or alcoholic/sanitary wipes, as they will aid in personal cleanliness and hygiene throughout the trip. The local tap water should not be consumed, so any water treatment tablets (ex. iodine), drops, etc, would help. If you have any pre-existing medical condition, you must inform G Adventures prior to the purchase of the tour, and upon arrival, to the CEO so he/she can be prepared to help you. Sand flies and Mosquitoes Are found in the areas visited. Mosquitoes are more prevalent in areas that receive more rainfall, and sand flies, though generally found on the coast, can also be found in dry & dusty conditions inland. Both tend to come out in the early evening and early mornings. Protective clothing, and insect repellent are highly recommended during these times. Malaria This infectious disease is transmitted by mosquitoes carrying the parasite. These mosquitoes are found at altitudes of under 1,800m, and thus can be found in a couple of the towns visited. You must have prophylactics which you can obtain from your local doctor at or health clinic. Sun It is very important that you wear sun block, even on a cloudy day, or at high altitudes when it feels cool, as we are near the equator and the sun is very strong. A sunburn can turn a pleasant trip into a painful trip. Hydration Even when days are cool please be sure to drink a minimum of two liters of water and refrain from drinking to many diuretics, as while when travelling outdoors the breeze can dehydrate you quickly as well as the heat. Diarrhea: It is normal for people travelling overseas to get an upset stomach due to a change of climate and food. Please make sure that you wash your hands and stay away from street food.

    Allgemeine Sicherheitstipps

    Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, travellers' cheques, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage. When travelling on a group trip, please note that your CEO has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Your CEO will accompany you on all included activities. During your trip you will have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your CEO will assist you with options available in a given location please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your itinerary, and we offer no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgment when selecting an activity in your free time. Although the cities visited on tour are generally safe during the day, there can be risks to wandering throughout any major city at night. It is our recommendation to stay in small groups and to take taxis to and from restaurants, or during night time excursions. Protests and Demonstrations- Protests and demonstrations, even those that are well intended, have the potential to turn violent with no warning. Counter protests can also turn violent. Action by security forces to disperse demonstrators and protesters may occur at any time. If you are in an area where demonstrators or protesters are gathering, avoid the temptation of staying for a good photo opportunity and leave the area immediately. Water based activities have an element of danger and excitement built into them. We recommend only participating in water based activities when accompanied by a guide(s). We make every reasonable effort to ensure the fun and adventurous element of any water based activities (in countries with varying degrees of operating standards) have a balanced approach to safety. It is our policy not to allow our CEOs to make arrangements on your behalf for water based activities that are not accompanied by guide(s). Swimming, including snorkeling, is always at your own risk. We take all prudent measures in relation to your safety. For ways to further enhance your personal safety while traveling, please visit: www.gadventures.com/travel-resources/safety/

    Medizinsche Infos

    Our small group adventures bring together people of all ages. It is very important you are aware that, as a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility' is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their own luggage at a minimum. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. This is to ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to comfortably complete their chosen trip. While our CEOs work hard to ensure that all our travellers are catered for equally, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day's activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information. The medical questionnaire can be found online at: www.gadventures.com/medical-form.

    No Drugs & respect locals

    Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

    Reiseversicherung

    Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate on any of our trips. When travelling on a group trip, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance has been sighted by your CEO, who will take note of your insurance details. When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that all clients must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.


  • Warum G Adventures?



    Warum Abenteuerreisen?

    Erlebnis- und Abenteuerreisen sind mehr als nur ein Urlaub. Sie sind eine Chance, deine Welt besser kennenzulernen, indem du den Menschen, Orten und Dingen, die sie so besonders machen, wirklich nahekommst ohne auf die Flexibilität einer selbst organisierten Reise zu verzichten. Dies ist dein Planet. Komm und lerne ihn kennen!

    Warum Kleingruppen?

    In einer kleinen Gruppe kann man die Welt besser entdecken als alleine oder bei einer großen Busreise. Kleingruppen bieten Sicherheit, Zugänglichkeit, Kameradschaft und eine stärkere Verbundenheit mit deinem Reiseziel als bei jeder anderen Art des Reisens.

    Warum G Adventures?

    G Adventures ist seit über 20 Jahren Experte für Abententeuersreisen in kleinen Gruppen. Das haben sie geschafft, indem sie den Reisenden zuhören und ihnen genau das bieten, was sie suchen: großartige Reisen an großartigen Orten mit großartigen Menschen zu leistbaren Preisen.



    G Adventures Gründer Bruce Poon Tip

    G Adventures meets Vamadu

    G Adventures wurde bereits 1990 von Bruce Poon Tip gegründet. Als Backpacker mit Herz & Seele, waren sein einziges Startkapital zwei Kreditkarten und das brennende Verlangen, eine authentische, nachhaltige Reiseerfahrung anzubieten, wie die Welt sie noch nicht gesehen hatte. Indem er abenteuerlustigen Individualreisenden eine Alternative zu den üblichen Touristenhotels, Kreuzfahrten und Busreisen anbot, veränderte er nicht nur die Art, wie Menschen ihren Urlaub betrachten, sondern auch das Angesicht des Reisens für immer. Das einzige, was sich in den letzten 25 Jahren nicht verändert hat, ist der tief verwurzelte Glaube an deren Grundwerte, die das Leben und G Adventure bis heute bestimmen.


    Wir Vamadu-Gründer möchten genau diese Art von nachhaltigem, unabhängigem Tourismus für Individualreisende & Backpacker fördern und freuen uns, dass G Adventures somit selbst Teil der Vamadu Story wird!