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Highlights of Madagascar

14 Tage, Antananarivo nach Antananarivo



Tour auf einen Blick


Tour-Dauer

14
Tage

Startpunkt

Antananarivo
Madagaskar

Endpunkt

Antananarivo
Madagaskar

Tour Style

Classic

Komfort-Level

Standard

Fitness-Level


Besuchte Länder auf dieser Tour

Madagaskar

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Die Tour

Begib dich auf die Suche nach Lemuren und einzigartigen Wildtieren, lerne die einheimische Flora und Fauna in weltberühmten Nationalparks kennen, besuche lokale Kunsthandwerkstätten, leg dich an wunderschöne Strände, genieße das Abendessen mit einer einheimischen Familie



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    Highlights of Madagascar in wenigen Worten

    Unberührte Landschaften, Dorfkultur, Strände – Madagaskar mag eine Insel sein, aber langweilig ist nichts daran. Allen, die gerne etwas besonderes erleben, bietet diese isolierte Insel Tierwelt, Landschaften und Menschen, die du nirgendwo anders finden kannst. (Und alle lieben Lemuren!) Du wirst das Leben auf der Insel ausführlich kennenlernen, aber auch genug Zeit haben, um am Strand zu entspannen. Und das Beste ist, dass du immer einen lokalen CEO um dich hast, der dir den Weg zeigt und dich zu außergewöhnlichen und einmaligen Erlebnissen führt.


  • Was ist im Preis inkludiert?

    • Geführter Spaziergang durch den Andasibe-Mantadia-Nationalpark
    • Besichtigung einer Kunsthandwerkstätte
    • Besuch bei einem Heilpraktiker
    • Übernachtung und traditionelles Abendessen bei einer Gastfamilie
    • Geführter Spaziergang durch den Ranomafana Nationalpark und kulturelle Erfahrung
    • Besuche in einer Weinhöhle und einer Papierfabrik
    • Spaziergang im Anja Reservat
    • Besuch im Nationalpark Isalo
    • Besichtigung eines Mahafaly-Grabes
    • Strandvergnügen in Ifaty
    • Inlandsflug
    • Alle Transfers zwischen den Reisezielen sowie zu inbegriffenen Aktivitäten und zurück.

  • Route der Tour

    Abenteuerreise Route Highlights of Madagascar

    Tag 1 Antananarivo

    Ankunft zu jeder Zeit möglich.

    Tage 2-3 Andasibe-Mantadia-Nationalpark

    Reise zum Mantadia-Nationalpark mit Zwischenstopps unterwegs. Erhasche im Nationalpark den ersten Blick auf Madagaskars berühmte Lemuren. Übernachte an einem ruhigen Ort in der Nähe von Andasibe und erkunde das „Indri Special Reserve“, einen Abschnitt dieses gewaltigen Gebiets.

    Tage 4-5 Antsirabe/Fiadanana (1A)

    Reise am Tag 4 zur kolonialen Stadt Antsirabe. Zwischenstopps unterwegs, um Grabstätten, Reisfelder und kleine Handwerksbetriebe zu besuchen. Erkunde am Tag 5 den Andraikiba-See, bevor es zu dem kleinen Dorf Fiadanana weitergeht. Erkunde dieses wunderschöne Dorf zu Fuß, mit dem Rad oder in einer der berühmten „Pousse-Pousse“-Rikschas. Lausche einem traditionellen Heilpraktiker und genieße Abendessen und Übernachtung bei einer lokalen Gastfamilie.

    Tag 6 Ranomafana (1F)

    Wandere die etwa 3,5 km zurück zum Bus und genieße die atemberaubenden Anblicke. Weiterfahrt nach Ranomafana. Lerne von den lokalen Dorfbewohnern traditionelle Rituale kennen. Geführter Nachtspaziergang im Ranomafana Nationalpark.

    Tag 7 Ambalavao

    Brich auf zu einem frühmorgendlichen Waldspaziergang, auf dem du ein Gefühl für die unglaubliche Tierwelt dieser Region bekommst. Genieße danach einen Reisetag, auf dem du durch Madagaskars malerische Weinregion in Richtung Süden fährst.

    Tage 8-9 Ranohira/Isalo

    Zwischenstopp im Anja Community Reserve, berühmt für seine Gruppen von Kattas. Weiter geht es durch die abwechslungsreiche Landschaft nach Ranohira und zum Nationalpark Isalo. Verbringe einen ganzen Tag damit, den Park zu Fuß zu erkunden. Lege Pausen an natürlichen Teichen und Wasserfällen ein.

    Tage 10-12 Ifaty

    Fahrt durch die Wüstenlandschaft, auf der du Mahafaly-Gräber und riesige Affenbrotbäume sehen kannst. Weiter geht es zu den wunderschönen Stränden von Ifaty an der Straße von Mosambik. Zu deinen Optionen in dieser Region gehören Einbaumfahrten, Besuche von Dornwäldern, Schnorcheln oder Tauchen im gewaltigen Korallenriff oder einfach Entspannen am Strand.

    Tag 13 Antananarivo

    Transfer nach Tulear, danach Flug nach Antananarivo für den letzten gemeinsamen Abend.

    Tag 14 Antananarivo

    Abreise zu jeder Zeit möglich.


  • Tour Details

    Was erwartet dich?

    • Geführter Spaziergang durch den Andasibe-Mantadia-Nationalpark
    • Besichtigung einer Kunsthandwerkstätte
    • Besuch bei einem Heilpraktiker
    • Übernachtung und traditionelles Abendessen bei einer Gastfamilie
    • Geführter Spaziergang durch den Ranomafana Nationalpark und kulturelle Erfahrung
    • Besuche in einer Weinhöhle und einer Papierfabrik
    • Spaziergang im Anja Reservat
    • Besuch im Nationalpark Isalo
    • Besichtigung eines Mahafaly-Grabes
    • Strandvergnügen in Ifaty
    • Inlandsflug
    • Alle Transfers zwischen den Reisezielen sowie zu inbegriffenen Aktivitäten und zurück.

    Die Highlights auf einen Blick

    Begib dich auf die Suche nach Lemuren und einzigartigen Wildtieren, lerne die einheimische Flora und Fauna in weltberühmten Nationalparks kennen, besuche lokale Kunsthandwerkstätten, leg dich an wunderschöne Strände, genieße das Abendessen mit einer einheimischen Familie

    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. DOMESTIC FLIGHTS Please note that there are limited domestic flight options for our internal flights during the trip - we are at mercy of the national flight schedule, which often is only released 5 months at a time. Though there is normally one flight a day to and from each centre, we have designed the itinerary around past and current flight departure times. However, these times may change and this may result in a slight adjustment in the itinerary in order for us to match up our trip itinerary with this local constraint. Typically, this results in shuffling days of the itinerary around and does not cause any missed activities, destinations or experiences. 2. SLEEPING BAGS You may want to bring a sleeping bag for the homestay overnight on Day 5 during the winter months.

    Chief Experience Officers?

    Throughout the entire 10-day journey around Madagascar, you will be accompanied on your trip by a Chief Experience Officer (CEO). To round out the team, you will be joined by an expert driver. 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 be local to Madagascar, as G Adventures supports local employment, and 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 is a skilled and experienced driver, and is an integral part of the team. In addition, within the national parks, we engage in expert local guides to lead the hikes and forest walks, and he/she will be able to teach your specifics about the flora and fauna, and of course help to spot lemurs!

    Gruppengröße

    Max. 16, im Schnitt 12.

    Inkludierte Verpflegung

    1x Frühstück, 1x 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 you travel companion(s).

    Empfohlenes Budget für Essen & Trinken

    Plane 300 USD für nicht inbegriffene Mahlzeiten und Getränke ein.

    Transport

    Privater Minibus, Flug, zu Fuß.

    Lokale Flüge

    The local flight on day 13 from Tulear (Toliara) to Antananarivo is included in the cost of your tour. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.

    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

    Hotels (12 Nächte), Gastfamilie (1 Nacht, Mehrbettzimmer).

    Hinweise zum eigenen Zimmer

    Nacht 5 in Ambositra (Gastfamilie - Mehrbettzimmer).

    Anreise zur 1. Unterkunft

    Hotel Chalets des Roses 13, rue Antsahavola P.O. Box #BP 4364 Antananarivo Madagascar +261 20 24 803 49

    Tipps zur Anreise

    Upon arrival at the airport in Antananarivo, as you make your way out of the airport you will find a number of official taxis. You may also look an airport porters wearing their marked jackets. They will help you carry your luggage and find a recognized taxi just outside the airport. The fee for this porter service handling is about US$0.42/ US$0.84, or 1000/2000 Ariary, per piece of luggage. A taxi to the centre of Antananarivo, where your joining hotel is located, will be approximately 45 minutes, and will cost approximately US$28.

    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.  EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS G Adventures Local Representative (Madagascar) During Office hours (Weekdays, 8am-5pm Local Time): +261 202 202 012 After hours emergency number : +261 32 07 11511 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, backpack, or sports bag, maximum 20kg, 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, though the climate in most centres is pleasant. A set of smart casual clothes is also advisable.

    Empfohlene Packliste

    Suggested Items: - Sleeping bag (optional for extra warmth at the village stay) - 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 - Sport Sandals - Day pack, for you to carry -Reusable water bottle -Water purification tablets or filter (optional) -Sun hat/Bandana - 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 diarrhoea, 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 - Plastic bags for packing (rain protection) -Day pack -Camera with extra memory cards and batteries -Personal Entertainment -Phrase book -Binoculars -Waterproof backpack cover -Gaiters 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 -Required visas or vaccination certificates

    Reinigung / Laundry

    Some of the hotels will have a laundry service for a fee, and hand washing of clothes can be done in several locations as well. 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 6 months validity). Please note that upon arrival by air to Antananarivo, Madagascar, some nationalities can obtain a visa for free and some have to pay USD80 provided you are not staying in the country for longer than 30 days (valid for those who would be permitted a Madagascar visa while still in their own country). 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. If you’re eligible for a free visa on arrival the visa process takes about 1hr-1.5hrs.

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

    "I can announce to naturalists that this is the true Promised Land. Here Nature created a special sanctuary wither she seems to have withdrawn to experiment with designs different from those used anywhere else. At every step one finds more remarkable and marvelous forms of life." Joseph-Philibert Commerson, on Madagascar, 1771 The island of Madagascar is truly a lost world, an experiment in evolution that pushed forward in complete isolation from the rest of the natural world for 165 million years. Today, over 80% of all life here is endemic, occurring nowhere else on earth. Although these unique ecosystems have suffered badly from the march of humankind, Madagascar still retains a wonderful network of national parks and other protected areas home to a wealth of plants, birds, reptiles and lemurs. Madagascar lies in the Indian Ocean off the southeast coast of Africa opposite Mozambique. The world's fourth-largest island, it is twice the size of Arizona. Madagascar consists mainly of a block of crystalline rocks. It is generally described as a plateau, rising sharply from the narrow plain of the east coast and descending in a series of steps to the strip of sedimentary rocks along the west coast. The high plateau is much indented and, on the eastern edge, cut by deep gorges and waterfalls. There are numerous volcanic outcrops that produce heights over 6,000 ft (the highest point being Tsaratanan, at 9,450 ft) and two former volcanic areas, Ankaratra and Andringingtra, which are over 8,500 ft. Madagascar has some of the world's very best wildlife reserves, including, Isalo, Andringitra and Andasibe (Périnet). Here we will spend our time in search of some of the unusual and intriguing plant life that inhabits this unique island. In general terms, the Madagascan Flora remains a mystery. There is very little information committed to literature and, as such, only the most conspicuous and unusual species have been studied in any detail. REPUBLIC OF MADAGASCAR National name: Repoblikan'i Madagasikara Administration: Transitional government since 2009 Area: 226,656 sq mi (587,040 sq km) Population (2005 est.): 18,040,341 (growth rate: 3.0%); birth rate: 41.7/1000; infant mortality rate: 76.8/1000; life expectancy: 57.0; density per sq mi: 80 Capital and largest city (2003 est.): Antananarivo, 1,390,800 Monetary unit: Ariary (MGA) Languages: Malagasy, French, English (an addition in 2007) Ethnic origin/influence: Malayo-Indonesian, African, Arab, French, Indian, Creole, Comoran Religions: indigenous beliefs 52%, Christian 41%, Islam 7% Literacy rate: 69% (2003 est.) Agriculture: coffee, vanilla, sugarcane, cloves, cocoa, rice, cassava (tapioca), beans, bananas, peanuts; livestock products. Labor force: 7.3 million (2000). Industries: meat processing, soap, breweries, tanneries, sugar, textiles, glassware, cement, automobile assembly plant, paper, petroleum, tourism. Natural resources: graphite, chromite, coal, bauxite, salt, quartz, tar sands, semiprecious stones, mica, fish, hydropower. Electric Power is 127V/220V running at 50Hz.

    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

    Credit cards are useful for cash advances in Antananarivo, but you must remember to bring your PIN number (be aware that many ATM machines only accept 4-digit PINs.). International debit cards may work as well, especially is they are linked to major credit card networks. Credit cards may sometimes be used for purchases in Antananarivo, but please do not rely on them as a method of payment because they are generally not widely accepted. You should be aware that to purchase products or services on a credit card a fee of 5%-10% usually applies. ATM’s also have limits on how much money can be taken out at a time, Visa and Mastercard were both accepted. While ATMs are available in the capital, there are no guarantees that your credit or debit cards will actually work in Africa. Some travellers have two or more cards which they find will not work in the ATMs. Best to bring large denominations EUR or USD in 50 or 100 notes and change into local currency. You cannot pay in USD dollars. We do not recommend bringing traveller's cheques to Madagascar. Additionally, outside of Tana you will find that it is difficult to foreign currency. Do not rely on credit or debit cards as your only source of money. A combination of Euro and US dollar cash is best, with accessing money via cards second best, and travellers cheques a final back-up choice. 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.

    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$1-2 (full day); Local Guide (ex. forest, park walks) US$1 (half day); CEO: $15-25 per week. Tipping should always be in Ariary if possible, locals find it difficult and time-consuming to have to change EUR/USD tips and therefore always prefer Ariary.

    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. King’s Palace (Ambohimanga/Antananarivo): $4USD The Prime Minister’s Palace (Upper Town/Antananarivo): $2.5USD Lemur’s Park (Katsaoka/Antananarivo): $7.5USD The city zoo (Parc Botanique et Zoologique de Tsimbazaza): $5USD Tsarasaotra Bird Park: $7,5USD Peyrieras Reserve (Day 2): $6.5USD Night walks (Days 2 & 6): $10USD Vakôna Reserve (Day 3): $6.5USD Mitsinjo Rip lining (Day 3): Available on request Thermal swimming pool (Day 6): $2.5USD Reniala Spiny forest Ifaty (Days 11 & 12): $6USD Village des tortues Ifaty (Days 11 & 12): $36USD (Including transport & guide) Diving (Days 11 & 12): $58USD - $100USD Fishing (Days 11 & 12): $325USD (1-4 pax) Quad bikes (Day 11 & 12): Available on request

    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 Madagascar. Immunization against Hepatitis A & B, Tetanus & Typhoid is recommended. Be aware that Madagascar has regions where malaria is present. 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 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. G Adventures reserves the right to exclude any traveller from all or part of a trip without refund if in the reasonable opinion of our CEO they are unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group. Sand flies and Mosquitos Are found in the areas visited. Mosquitos 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 mosquitos carrying the parasite. These mosquitos 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 litres 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. Diarrhoea 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. Please note that the capital city of Tana can be slightly dangerous at times, since this is the main tourist hub there can be incidents of petty crime aimed at tourists. We highly recommend that when you go exploring in the city that you leave all valuables including cameras in the hotel safe even during daylight hours. 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.

    Nachhaltiges Reisen

    It is suggested to bring a few items to give to locals in the community. Clothing and toiletries are very much apprecia


  • 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!