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The Silk Road of China

18 Tage, Beijing nach Kashgar



Tour auf einen Blick


Tour-Dauer

18
Tage

Startpunkt

Beijing
China

Endpunkt

Kashgar
China

Tour Style

Rail

Komfort-Level

Standard

Fitness-Level


Besuchte Länder auf dieser Tour

China

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Die Tour

Wandere an zwei Abschnitten der Großen Mauer entlang, tritt den Terrakotta-Kriegern Auge in Auge gegenüber, lerne die Kultur der Uyghuren kennen, übernachte in einer traditionellen kasachischen Jurte, feilsche auf dem Sonntagsbasar in Kashgar



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    The Silk Road of China in wenigen Worten

    Geografisch und kulturell ist der Nordwesten Chinas so weit weg vom "klassischen" China, wie es innerhalb der Landesgrenzen nur möglich ist. Der Ausgangspunkt der Seidenstraße – jene alte Handelsstraße, die an der Geburt der modernen Welt entscheidend beteiligt war – ist anders als alles, das du in Beijing oder Xi'an finden kannst, und diese 18-tägige Erlebnisreise mit dem Zug führt dich tiefer in ein China, das nur wenige je zu Gesicht bekommen. Einmalige Erlebnisse im Überfluss - im Zug und draußen: beobachte den Sonnenaufgang über den Dünen außerhalb von Dunhuang, lerne die Welt der muslimischen Uyghuren kennen, übernachte bei Urumqi in traditionellen Jurten und wage dich nach Kashgar in der Taklamakan-Wüste vor. Es gibt natürlich noch mehr, aber wir können ja nicht jetzt schon alles verraten, oder?


  • Was ist im Preis inkludiert?

    • Ausflug und Eintritt zur Großen Mauer (Beijing)
    • Geführte Besichtigung von Platz des Himmlischen Friedens und Verbotener Stadt
    • Ausflug zu den Terrakotta-Kriegern (Xi'an)
    • Besichtigung der Großen Mauer (Jiayuguan)
    • Mogao-Grotten (Dunhuang)
    • Geführte Sightseeing-Tour durch Turpan
    • Übernachtung in einer Jurte im Tian-Shan-Hochgebirge
    • Zugfahrt in die Taklamakan-Wüste
    • Tour mit dem Eselskarren durch das Dorf Hotan und seine Handwerkstätten
    • Orientierungs-Spaziergang in Kashgar
    • Besuch des Sonntagsbasars und des Tierbasars
    • Alle Transfers zwischen den Reisezielen sowie zu inbegriffenen Aktivitäten und zurück.

  • Route der Tour

    Abenteuerreise Route The Silk Road of China

    Tag 1 Beijing

    Ankunft zu jeder Zeit möglich.

    Tage 2-3 Beijing (2F)

    Geführte Besichtigung von Platz des Himmlischen Friedens und Verbotener Stadt. Am Tag 3 Besuch der Großen Chinesischen Mauer. Optional kannst du eine Kung Fu Show oder eine Show chinesischer Akrobaten erleben. Am Nachmittag kannst du einkaufen gehen, einen Spaziergang durch die Hutongs machen oder noch mehr Sehenswürdigkeiten sehen. Nachtzug nach Xi'an.

    Tage 4-5 Xi'an (1F)

    Geführte Besichtigung der Terrakotta-Krieger. Du kannst das Seidenstraße-Denkmal besichtigen, um die Stadtmauern radeln, oder das Muslimische Viertel besuchen. Tag 5 zur freien Verfügung in Xi'an, um die Stadt und ihre Sehenswürdigkeiten zu genießen. Nachtzug nach Jiayuguan.

    Tag 6 Jiayuguan

    Besuche den westlichsten Abschnitt der Großen Mauer in Jiayuguan.

    Tage 7-8 Dunhuang (2F)

    Fahrt im öffentlichen Expressbus nach Dunhuang. Geführte Besichtigung der berühmten Mogao-Grotten. Am Tag 8 kannst du optional die einzigartigen Mingsha-Sanddünen bei Sonnenaufgang besuchen und einen Kamelritt durch die Dünen erleben. Danach geht es mit dem Zug nach Turpan, der ersten Station in der Provinz Xinjiang.

    Tage 9-10 Turpan (1F)

    Ankunft in Turpan, dem tiefsten Punkt in Asien. Genieße eine Stadtführung mit einem lokalen Guide und lerne auch das uralte Karez-Bewässerungssystem kennen. Tag 10 zur freien Verfügung, um die Stadt weiter zu erkunden.

    Tag 11 Urumqi/Himmelssee (2F,1M,1A)

    Fahrt mit dem privaten Minibus nach Urumqi, Hauptstadt von Xinjiang. Von hier fährst du in das atemberaubende Hochgebirge Tian Shan (Himmlische Berge), wo du in einer Jurte bei Angehörigen der örtlichen kasachischen Minderheit übernachtest. Verbringe den Tag mit Wandern oder Reiten oder chille einfach und genieße die Aussicht.

    Tage 12-13 Zug nach Hotan (1F)

    Zweitägige Zugfahrt nach Hotan, einer Kleinstadt in der Taklamakan-Wüste. Beobachte die Landschaft am Fenster vorbeiziehen, freunde dich mit den Einheimischen an und lies ein gutes Buch.

    Tage 14-15 Hotan (1F)

    Am Morgen von Tag 14 Ankunft in Hotan. Bei einer Besichtigung mit dem Eselskarren lernst du das Leben in dieser Kleinstadt kennen. Nachmittag zur freien Verfügung, um den Markt oder einige der verlassenen uralten Städte und Ruinen zu besuchen.

    Tag 16 Kashgar (1F)

    Zug nach Kashgar, Ankunft am Abend.

    Tag 17 Kashgar

    Heute besuchst du die Sonntagsmärkte in Kashgar, inklusive dem Sonntagsbasar und dem Tierbasar.


  • Tour Details

    Was erwartet dich?

    • Ausflug und Eintritt zur Großen Mauer (Beijing)
    • Geführte Besichtigung von Platz des Himmlischen Friedens und Verbotener Stadt
    • Ausflug zu den Terrakotta-Kriegern (Xi'an)
    • Besichtigung der Großen Mauer (Jiayuguan)
    • Mogao-Grotten (Dunhuang)
    • Geführte Sightseeing-Tour durch Turpan
    • Übernachtung in einer Jurte im Tian-Shan-Hochgebirge
    • Zugfahrt in die Taklamakan-Wüste
    • Tour mit dem Eselskarren durch das Dorf Hotan und seine Handwerkstätten
    • Orientierungs-Spaziergang in Kashgar
    • Besuch des Sonntagsbasars und des Tierbasars
    • Alle Transfers zwischen den Reisezielen sowie zu inbegriffenen Aktivitäten und zurück.

    Die Highlights auf einen Blick

    Wandere an zwei Abschnitten der Großen Mauer entlang, tritt den Terrakotta-Kriegern Auge in Auge gegenüber, lerne die Kultur der Uyghuren kennen, übernachte in einer traditionellen kasachischen Jurte, feilsche auf dem Sonntagsbasar in Kashgar

    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. LUGGAGE As we use (sometimes crowded) local transport please note backpacks are much more suitable than suitcases for this style of trip. There will be a decent amount of hauling luggage from vans into train stations, up and down stairs, onto trains, lifting to overhead racks, etc. A backpack (rucksack) will make all of this moving about a lot easier. 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.

    Chief Experience Officers?

    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.

    Gruppengröße

    Max. 16, im Schnitt 12.

    Inkludierte Verpflegung

    11x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen.

    Verpflegung

    Eating is a big part of traveling. 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.

    Empfohlenes Budget für Essen & Trinken

    Plane 240-360 USD für nicht inbegriffene Mahlzeiten ein.

    Transport

    Zug, privater Minibus, U-Bahn, Taxi, öffentlicher Bus, Eselskarren.

    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/Pensionen (11 Nächte), Jurte (1 Nacht, Mehrbettzimmer), Nachtzüge (5 Nächte).

    Hinweise zum eigenen Zimmer

    Nacht 3, 5 und 13, Nachtzüge.

    Anreise zur 1. Unterkunft

    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

    Tipps zur Anreise

    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.

    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 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.

    Notfallkontakte

    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: johnjiang@chinaadventureltd.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

    Was packe ich ein?

    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.

    Empfohlene Packliste

    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 ▪ 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

    Reinigung / Laundry

    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.

    Visa

    Please note that visas for China 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. For the most up to date information please check your governments foreign ministry website or with you travel agent as rules do change. It is important that you check for yourself. For most travellers there will probably have an embassy and consulate in the country that you live in.

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

    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.

    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

    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 Aug 2014 the exchange rate for China was 1 USD = 6.14 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/or Mastercard and debit cards but these should not be relied on as a sole source of funds. We recommend the use of cash as a back up. Major credit cards are accepted in a few shops (except for AMEX and Diner's) but they may charge a 2-4% transaction fee.

    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

    Departure Tax is included in all International and Domestic tickets in China.

    Trinkgeld

    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.

    Weitere mögliche Aktivitäten vor Ort

    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 ***Please note these are examples of the entrance fees charged, this does not include hiring transport to/from the destination (unless stated otherwise)

    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. 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.

    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/

    Sicherheit auf dieser Tour

    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.

    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.

    Planeterra-The G Adventures Foundation

    Through our commitment to responsible tourism we have developed the Planeterra Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of people and communities around the world through support of international charities, local organizations and community projects in the places that we visit on our tours. G Adventures matches all individual donations and pays all administration costs, which means that 100% of each donation is doubled and goes directly to support our projects. For more information about Planeterra and the projects we support, or to make a donation, please visit www.planeterra.org Planeterra Dollar-A-Day Program Our Dollar-A-Day Program provides travellers with the opportunity to help us give back to the people and places visited on our tours by donating one dollar per day for the duration of their tour. 100% of these proceeds will go directly to support our Planeterra projects. To participate in this program please indicate at the time of booking that you would like to participate in G Adventures’ Dollar-A-Day program, either by clicking the check box online, or by advising your G Adventures specialist or travel agent. (Note: Donation will be charged in the currency of your booking)

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    In Asia the dress standard is more conservative than it is back home. When packing try to pick loose, lightweight, long clothing that will keep you cool in the usually hot and humid climate of Asian summers. In predominately Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim countries we ask that you dress respectfully and avoid very short shorts/skirts and singlets/tanktops when visiting temples or mosques or other holy sites.

    Feedback

    After your travels, we want to hear from you! Your feedback information is so important to us that you'll receive a special discount code for free online prints and we'll give you 5% off the price of your next G Adventures trip if your feedback is completed on-line within 30 days of finishing your trip. Please visit http://www.gadventures.com/evaluations

    Be sure to stop by The Watering Hole, our adventure travel forum. If you're interested in meeting others booked on your upcoming trip, check out the Departure Lounge section of our forum and introduce yourself. Otherwise, just drop in at anytime to share some travel tips, ask questions, meet other travellers and quench your thirst for travel. Our forum is located at The Watering Hole.


  • 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!