Wandere entlang der Großen Mauer, tritt den Terrakotta-Kriegern Auge in Auge gegenüber, reite auf einem Kamel durch die Sanddünen, feilsche auf dem Sonntagsbasar in Kashgar, übernachte in einer Jurte mit einer kirgisischen Familie, staune über die Sehenswürdigkeiten in Bukhara und Samarkand.
Seit sie sich für Besucher geöffnet haben, kommen China und seine Nachbarn im Nordwesten manchen Leuten nicht mehr richtig exotisch vor - aber die schauen eindeutig an den falschen Plätzen. Diese umfassende 26-tägige Reise von Beijing nach Taschkent ist eine jener Erfahrungen, die dir ein Leben lang in Erinnerung bleiben werden. In der chinesischen Hauptstadt beginnend, wirst du die Uyghur-Provinz Xinjiang besuchen und die Küche, Kultur und Geschichte dieser Minderheit kennenlernen. Danach lassen wir China hinter uns und wagen uns nach Kirgisistan und Usbekistan, auf den Spuren einer Route, die ganze Reiche erschuf: Die Seidenstraße. Von atemberaubenden schneebedeckten Bergen zu trockenen Wüsten erlebst du eine Seite von Asien auf eine Weise, die du kaum für möglich halten wirst.
Ankunft zu jeder Zeit möglich.
Besuche die Große Chinesische Mauer. Optional kannst du auch eine Kung Fu Show oder eine Show chinesischer Akrobaten erleben. Am Tag 3 geführte Besichtigung von Platz des Himmlischen Friedens und Verbotener Stadt. Nachmittag zur freien Verfügung, um die Stadt zu besichtigen, bevor du in den Nachtzug nach Xi'an steigst.
Orientierungs-Spaziergang. Du kannst um die Stadtmauern radeln oder das Muslimische Viertel oder die Große Wildganspagode besichtigen. Am Tag 5 geführter Ausflug zu den Terrakotta-Kriegern mit inbegriffenem Mittagessen in einem örtlichen Bauernhaus. Nachtzug nach Dunhuang.
Geführte Besichtigung der berühmten Mogao-Grotten. Nachmittag zur freien Verfügung, um durch das Stadtzentrum zu schlendern oder weiter außerhalb gelegene Sehenswürdigkeiten zu besuchen. Am Tag 7 besuchst du die einzigartigen Mingsha-Sanddünen bei Sonnenaufgang. Erklimme die mächtigen Dünen und genieße einen Kamelritt. Tag 8 untertags zur freien Verfügung, bevor du in den Zug nach Turpan steigst.
Stadtführung mit einem einheimischen Guide. Lerne die Stadt und das uralte Karez-Bewässerungssystem kennen. Zu den weiteren Sehenswürdigkeiten in Turpan gehören das Emin-Minarett, die Moschee und das Turpan-Museum; außerhalb des Stadtzentrums liegen die Ruinen von Jiaohe, das traditionelle Dorf Tuyoq und die Flammenden Berge.
Fahrt nach Urumqi. Flug nach Kashgar. Am Tag 11 besuchst du den Sonntagsbasar und den Tierbasar.
Fahrt über den Torugart-Pass zur Grenze. Weiter geht es nach Tash Rabat, eine kleine Gemeinde kirgisischer Nomaden hoch in der Tian Shan Gebirgskette. Übernachtung in einer Jurte.
Genieße am Morgen die malerischen Berge. Danach Fahrt nach Kochkor, wo wir Frauen in einer Teppichfabrik besuchen. Übernachtung bei Gastfamilien in Häusern, die gemeinschaftsbasierten Tourismus (CBT) anbieten.
Besichtigung des Prejevalskiy-Museums. Zeit zur freien Verfügung, um die Dunhan-Moschee, den örtlichen Markt und eine orthodoxe Kirche zu besuchen.
Übernachtung in Cholpon Ata. Nachmittag zur freien Verfügung, um am Seeufer herumzuhängen, die Felszeichnungen zu besichtigen oder eine Bootsfahrt am See zu machen.
Reise in die Hauptstadt Bishkek. Auf dem Weg Halt beim Burana-Turm. Zeit zur freien Verfügung, um einkaufen zu gehen, die Stadt zu besichtigen und das Nachtleben zu genießen. Am Tag 17 kannst du noch weiter ins Feld hinaus und im Ala Archa Nationalpark (etwa 40 km entfernt) wandern gehen.
Wandere entlang der Großen Mauer, tritt den Terrakotta-Kriegern Auge in Auge gegenüber, reite auf einem Kamel durch die Sanddünen, feilsche auf dem Sonntagsbasar in Kashgar, übernachte in einer Jurte mit einer kirgisischen Familie, staune über die Sehenswürdigkeiten in Bukhara und Samarkand.
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.
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.
1. LUGGAGE As we use (sometimes crowded) local transport please note backpacks are much more suitable than suitcases for this style of trip. There may be a weight restriction for the internal flight on this tour. Each passenger is allowed to carry one checked bag with a maximum weight of 20 kg (33lbs). Additional bags or excess weight charges may apply. These charges are the responsibility of the passengers. 2. RAMADAN Depending on the lunar cycle, Ramadan will fall between June 18th to July 17th, 2015. Please note that Ramadan is a month of fasting observed by Muslims throughout the world, during which time the followers of Islam should not eat or drink between sunrise and sunset. There may be some limitations to services and disruptions to schedules during Ramadan in Muslim areas, but generally our tours still operate effectively during this period and food is available to non-muslims throughout the day. It is very important to display increased cultural sensitivity during Ramadan. Please wear loose fitting clothes, that cover knees and shoulders, and try to avoid eating, drinking or smoking in public out of respect for those who can't at that time.
Your G Adventures group trip is accompanied by a G Adventures Chief Experience Officer (CEO) in China. The aim of your CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. G Adventures CEOs are experts in their region with a broad, general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local expert guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting- we think it's the best of both worlds.
Max. 16, im Schnitt 12.
22x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 4x Abendessen.
Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each others company. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice maybe limited. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.
Plane 240-360 USD für nicht inbegriffene Mahlzeiten ein.
Zug, privater Minibus/Bus, zu Fuß, Flug, Kamel, Metro.
All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. 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.
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.
Hotels/Pensionen (19 Nächte), Nachtzüge (3 Nächte), gemeinschaftsbasierter Tourismus/Gastfamilien (2 Nächte), Jurte (1 Nacht, Mehrbettzimmer).
Nacht 3, 5 und 8, Nachtzug; Nacht 12, Jurte; Nacht 13, Gastfamilie.
Chong Wen Men Hotel 北京崇文门饭店 No.02 West Chongwenmen Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing（北京东城区崇文门西大街2号） Tel: 86-10-65122211
When arriving to Beijing International Airport, you have a few choices on how to get to your starting point hotel. A. Taxi: Follow the signs to the taxi ranks once you have come out of the baggage hall. The ranks are clearly defined, and traffic guards will systematically put you into a taxi. Print out the name of your hotel in Chinese. A taxi ride will take between 34-45 minutes depending on traffic, and should cost between 95-120 Yuan (plus an extra 10 for the tollway). DO NOT GO WITH ANYONE WHO APPROACHES YOU OFFERING A METERED TAXI WHICH IS PARKED IN THE LOT. THEY WILL RIP YOU OFF. B. Airport Express Train: Once you have come out of the luggage hall, follow the signs to the underground Airport Express Line. This line takes you to the center of Beijing, to DONGZHIMEN, where you can transfer to Subway line 2, or take a taxi from here to your hotel. The Airport Express ticket costs 25 yuan. It takes about 16 minutes from Terminal 3 of the Airport to Dongzhimen. Train hours are from 6:30am to 10:30pm. To continue to the Chongwenmen Hotel by subway, it is very easy to transfer to Line 2 of the Subway and take it 5 stops to the Chongwenmen stop. Exit C. Turn right. The hotel is on your right hand side. Subway Fare is 2 yuan. C. If you have paid for an arrival transfer when you booked your trip, our driver will be waiting for you with a G Adventures sign with your name on it. He will be waiting for you outside the luggage hall. There most likely will be many signs, so please check carefully for your name.
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 not made contact with our transfer representative within 30 minutes of clearing customs and immigration, please contact the Beijing transfer complications number below. As a last resort 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.
Should you need to contact us during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call either the G Adventures Local Operator (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. EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS G Adventures Local Representative (China) - John Jiang During Office hours (Weekdays, 9am-5pm Local Time): +86 10 6512-8789 Mobile: 13683037670 Email address: email@example.com G Adventures Asia Manager: Julie Fitzgerald G Adventures Office Bangkok, Thailand During Office hours (Weekdays, 9am-5pm Local Time) From outside Thailand: +66 2 381 5574 From within Thailand: 02 381 5574 After hours emergency number From outside Thailand: +66 87 049 6074 From within Thailand: 087 049 6074 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
What you need to bring depends on the trip you have chosen and the countries or regions you are planning to visit. We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible as your are expected to carry your own luggage. As a rule we try not to have to walk more than 15-20 mintues with your bags which is why we recommend keeping the weight of your bags between 10-15kg/22-30lb. Suitcases are not recommended for G Adventures trips! Most travellers carry a backpack or rolling bag of small to medium size (no XXL ones please!) as they need to fit under the beds when travelling on sleeper trains. You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like ipods and mobile phones.
Suggested Items: ▪ Windproof / waterproof jacket / umbrella / poncho ▪ Small towel / swimsuit ▪ Day pack for daily personal items ▪ Sunblock/Sun hat ▪ Sunglasses ▪ Wet wipes / Moist towelettes / Hand sanitizing lotion ▪ Alarm Clock ▪ Hiking pants /track pants / long trousers ▪ Hiking boots/sturdy walking shoes ▪ Ear plugs for light sleepers ▪ Moisturizer, Lip balm ▪ Toiletries (biodegradable) ▪ Water bottle / Plastic mug / Cutleries ▪ Pocketknife ▪ Flashlight (with extra batteries and bulbs) ▪ Money belt ▪ Insect Repellent ▪ Tampons ▪ Protein bars, chocolate, dried fruits, candies and snack foods. ▪ First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, band aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re hydration powder, insect repellent, extra prescription drugs you may be taking) Optional Items: ▪ Camera with extra memory cards and batteries ▪ Personal Entertainment ▪ Binoculars ▪ Waterproof backpack cover Documents: ▪ Passport (with photocopies) ▪ Travel insurance (with photocopies) ▪ 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
Laundry facilities are offered by some of our hotels for a charge. There will be times when you may want to or have to do your own laundry so we suggest you bring non-polluting/biodegradable soap.
Please note that visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. The visa requirements for your trip vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. We keep the following information up to date as much as possible, but rules do change. It is important that you check for yourself with the embassy of each country. Your travel agent can assist. Please, keep in mind that all countries require passports valid for at least 6 months from the moment of departure from the country. UZBEKISTAN: all nationalities require a visa to visit Uzbekistan. Most nationalities also need an official Letter Of Invitation (LOI) before they can apply for their Uzbekistan visa. Noted Exemptions: Citizens of the following countries do not require an LOI to apply for a tourist visa valid up to 30 days: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom. Those who don't need an LOI can leave the "Invite Party" on their visa application form blank. You can obtain the LOI through our visa support agent in Uzbekistan. The visa support link you need to complete will be sent to you or your travel agent by email when you confirm your booking. You must read the instructions carefully and fill out all the details. Please note that we also require a 3x4cm. scanned passport photo which can be emailed to your G Adventures Representative or Agent upon confirmation. The documents you will need to obtain your visa: 1) A standard application form from the embassy or consulate where you want to collect your visa 2) Two passport sized photos (note it is sometimes better for women to have their head covered in a head scarf, but it is not obligatory) 3) Payment for the visa depends on nationality and sometimes needs to be made at a local nearby bank. 4) Passport with empty pages 5) Uzbekistan Letter of Invite 6) Letter of Employment HOW TO FILL IN UZBEKISTAN LOI FORM ONLINE: Input your name the same way it is in your passport. The Uzbekistan MFA (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) is very precise about the information on the application form and it must match your passport (if you have 2 or more names - all of them have to be listed under "first name"). As Uzbekistan visas are dated specifically for entry and exit, please ensure you enter the correct dates. We also recommend you add on an extra day to both the start/end of your trip so your visa length will cover any unexpected delays. Please, remember to put exactly the same dates when you fill out the application at the Uzbekistan embassy. The Uzbekistan Government has implemented a new requirement asking passengers to provide a Letter of Employment (LOE) in order to issue the Letter of Invitation (LOI) Please make sure to attach this LOE to your LOI application below as both are required to begin this process. If you are retired, please attach a typed letter advising when you officially retired (you may be contacted by us to follow up with you for more information if necessary) If your country has an official Uzbekistan Consulate/Embassy, you must choose this as as your 'Visa pick up location', if you do not see a local consulate/embassy on this list or you are unable to go there due to prior travel arrangements, please contact your travel agent or G Adventures for further assistance. Certain nationalities may be able to obtain a visa upon arrival at Tashkent airport, but this is for special circumstances only and you must make sure to check with your embassy if this applies for your nationality, before choosing this option. Please do not submit your application until 3 months prior to your entry into Uzbekistan. The details will be forwarded to our local agent in Uzbekistan, As an Uzbekistan visa is only valid for 90 days once it is issued, you will be emailed your Uzbekistan invitation Letter only once we are within 60 days of the trip start date. Please Note: As the Visa Authorization Number is issued by the Uzbekistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs - unexpected delays can occur and this process can not be rushed. Once you have received your LOI you can apply for your visa by going to the Uzbekistan embassy you listed in the online application. Please, remember that it is your responsibility to check whether passport details, name spelling and dates on the LOI are correct. ----------------------------------------------------------- KYRGYSTAN: Most nationalities do not require a Visa to enter Kyrgystan for up to 60 days. These include: USA, Canada, Australia, Austria, Belgium, UK, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Finland, France, Sweden, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, Iceland, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Greece, Portugal, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Malta, Croatia, Czech Republic, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Monaco, Vatican, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Kingdom of Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Qatar Please ensure you check with your nearest consulate/embassy for most up to date details. -------------------------------------------------------------- CHINA: all nationalities require a visa to visit China Most nationalities also need an official Letter Of Invitation (LOI) before they can apply for their Chinese visa. You can obtain the LOI through our visa support agent in China. The visa support link you need to complete will be sent to you or your travel agent by email when you confirm your booking. You must read the instructions carefully and fill out all the details. When filling out your Chinese Visa Application form, Please ensure that you list the same details as appear on your LOI when filling out your Chinese Visa Application form. Passengers traveling to Tibet: As Tibet continues to be a sensitive area for travel to the Chinese government you must refrain from listing Tibet as one of the places you are going to visit as your application form or your Visa will be denied. We will provide you with the necessary documents to obtain your Chinese Visa, please use the details provided when filling out your Chinese Visa application form. HOW TO FILL IN CHINA LOI FORM ONLINE: As Chinese visas are dated specifically for entry and exit, please ensure you enter the correct dates. We also recommend you add on an extra day to both the start/end of your trip so your visa length will cover any unexpected delays. Please, remember to put exactly the same dates when you fill out the application at the Chinese embassy. Please do not submit the application until 3 months prior to your entry into China. The details will be forwarded to our local agent in China and you will be emailed your Chinese Invitation Letter (With day by day Itinerary) only once we are within 60 days of the trip start date. Once you have received your LOI you can apply for your visa by going to the nearest Chinese embassy. Please, remember that it is your responsibility to check whether passport details, name spelling and dates on the LOI are correct.
China has emerged as a great tourist destination in the last ten years and is an intriguing and rewarding destination to visit. Developing at a fast rate, travel is becoming easier for foreigners but please be aware that English is still not widely spoken outside the large cities and that accommodation, toilet facilities and some transportation is not yet at the same level as you would expect in developed countries. If you are able to bring with you a lot of patience, a great sense of humour and a willingness to try and interact with the local people, your travel experience wil be greatly enhanced.
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.
As currency exchange rates in Asia fluctuate often we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com. As of Nov 2011 the exchange rate for China was 1 USD = 6.3 CNY (Chinese Yuan). Cash (Chinese Yuan) is the best method of money in China. There are some ATM machines at international airports and major cities that accept Visa and debit cards but these should not be relied on as a source of funds. We recommend the use of cash and traveller's cheques in major currencies (USD, CAD, GBP, EUR, AUD, HKD) as a backup. Major credit cards are accepted in a few shops (except for AMEX and Diner's) but they may charge a 2-4% transaction fee.
Departure Tax is included in all International and Domestic tickets in China.
Traditionally in China tipping is not expected and thus there is no need to tip in restaurants and your general interaction with locals; however, tipping is customary - though not compulsory - in the tourism industry and not only shows an expression of satisfaction it may also be of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are times during the trip where there is opportunity to tip the local guides or drivers we use. You may do this individually, or your CEO may offer to collect the money and tip as a group. Recommendations for tipping drivers and local guides would range from 1 to 3 USD per person per day depending on the quality and length of the service; ask your CEO for specific recommendations based on the circumstances and culture. 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). Also at the end of each trip if you felt your G Adventures CEO did an outstanding job tipping is appreciated. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline $5 USD per person per day can be used.
All prices listed are in Chinese Yuan (CNY), per person (unless stated otherwise), and are subject to change as services are provided by third party operators. Beijing ▪ Great Wall entrance - CNY 45.00 ▪ Cable car at Great Wall - CNY 60.00 ▪ Toboggan at Great Wall - CNY 60.00 ▪ Forbidden City - CNY 60.00 ▪ Temple of Heaven - CNY 35.00 (Taxi 12 CNY per taxi from your hotel) ▪ Summer Palace - transfer - CNY2 PP by subway (Taxi or Subway) ▪ Summer Palace - CNY 50.00 (30main entry; 10 Cixi Museum; 10 Dragon boat) ▪ Lama Temple - CNY 25.00 (Subway 2 CNY PP) ▪ Legend of Gongfu Beijing - CNY200-680 ▪ Acrobatic Performance Beijing - CNY180-880 ▪ Beijing Opera Performance - CNY180-680 ▪ Hutong Trishaw Cycle Tour - CNY100-150 ▪ Bike tour Drum Tower & Houhai - CNY 25.00 (Bike Rental) ▪ Factory 798 Art & Galleries - Free ▪ Tiananmen Square - Free ▪ Beijing Duck - CNY100-150 ▪ Hutong Cycle tour - 100-150 Xi'an ▪ Terra Cotta Warriors Museum - 150CNY ▪ Bell & Drum Towers - 35CNY - one way; 50 CNY - round trip ▪ Great Mosque - 25CNY ▪ City Wall Xi'an South Gate - 54CNY (20 CNY/ hr to bike the wall) ▪ Big Wild Goose Pagoda - 50CNY PP (15CNY per taxi - one way) ▪ Shanxi History Museum - Free (20CNY for non-reserved visitors) ▪ Dumpling Banquet Defachang Restaurant - 108CNY Samarkand ▪Ulugbek Observatory - 3 USD ▪Tomb of Daniel - 2 USD ▪Davlat Museum - 3 USD ▪Minaret - 6 USD ▪Meal in Local house - 15 USD Bukhara ▪Hamom - traditional bath house - 25-30 USD ▪Puppet show - 25 USD ▪Meal in Local House - 9-15 USD Khiva ▪Minaret - 5 USD ***Please note these are examples of the entrance fees charged, this does not include hiring transport to/from the destination (unless stated otherwise)
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. You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information well before departure. We recommend that you carry a First Aid kit and hand sanitizers / antibacterial wipes as well as any personal medical requirements. Please be aware that sometimes we are in remote areas and away from medical facilities, and for legal reasons our CEOs are prohibited from administering any type of drug including headache tablets, antibiotics, etc. In Asia pharmacies tend to stock the same western drugs as you get at home but they are usually produced locally so please bring the full drug name with you when trying to purchase a prescription drug. When selecting your trip please carefully read the brochure and itinerary and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. Please refer to the Physical and Culture Shock ratings for trip specific information. 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.
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 opportun
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!
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!