Entspanne an weißen Sandstränden, erkunde die Maya-Ruinen von Copán und Tikal, feilsche auf den bunten Märkten im kolonialen Antigua, verbringe eine Nacht bei Gastfamilien in Guatemala und Nicaragua, spare dir die lange Busfahrt und gewinne Zeit (und Komfort!) mit einem Flug von Roatan nach Managua.
Entfliehe den Resorts Cancúns und entdecke die außergewöhnlichen Seiten Zentralamerikas. Dieses klassische Abenteuer führt dich in sechs Länder, in denen du mächtige Ruinen, kristallklares Karibikwasser, tropische Regenwälder und atemberaubende Landschaften kennenlernen wirst. Bei Besuchen in indigenen Mayadörfern lernst du einheimische Familien kennen und erlebst die Seiten des Landes, die vielen Touristen verschlossen bleiben. Du kannst dir dein eigenes Abenteuer basteln – wir kümmern uns um Transport und Unterkunft und dein CEO gibt dir wertvolle Tipps. Unternimm eine 32-tägige Reise mit maximalem Abenteuergehalt zum kleinen Preis. Wir bieten dir alles, was du brauchst, aber ohne unnötige Extras.
Ankunft zu jeder Zeit möglich.
Optional kannst du die Mayaruinen von Tulúm erkunden, oder dich in den Wellen vergnügen und am Strand chillen!
Du kannst im Hol Chan Meeresreservat optional mit Rochen und Ammenhaien schnorcheln, tauchen oder einfach nur entspannen.
Tag zur freien Verfügung um Höhlen zu erkunden, die heilige Mayahöhle Actun Tunichil Muknal zu besuchen oder die Mayaruinen von Xunantunich zu besichtigen.
Inklusive Führung der Mayaruinen von Tikal, bevor du deinen Weg nach Zentral-Guatemala machst, wo du optional die Küstenstadt Livingston mit dem Boot erkundest oder im warmen Wasserfall schwimmst.
Orientierungs-Spaziergang durch die Kopfsteinpflastergassen Antiguas. Danach Zeit zur freien Verfügung, um diese Kolonialstadt zu entdecken.
Genieße auf der Fahrt zum Atitlán-See die fantastische Landschaft. Bootsfahrt über den See. Du übernachtest bei einer Gastfamilie in einem Planeterra Projekt. In den vielen Dörfern am Seeufer kannst du bunte Stoffe und Gemälde erstehen.
Nimm mit deiner Gruppe an einer mit inbegriffenen Salsa-Tanzstunde teil und schwingt am Abend in die Stadt das Tanzbein.
Option, die Mayaruinen von Copán zu besuchen oder in den Thermalquellen zu entspannen.
Zeit zur freien Verfügung, um zu schnorcheln, tauchen oder einfach am Strand zu entspannen.
Wir sparen uns die lange Busfahrt und fliegen nach Managua. Von dort fahren wir weiter nach León, Nicaragua, eine politisch äußerst fortschrittliche Stadt.
Entspanne an weißen Sandstränden, erkunde die Maya-Ruinen von Copán und Tikal, feilsche auf den bunten Märkten im kolonialen Antigua, verbringe eine Nacht bei Gastfamilien in Guatemala und Nicaragua, spare dir die lange Busfahrt und gewinne Zeit (und Komfort!) mit einem Flug von Roatan nach Managua.
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. Please note that this tour is a combination of several G Adventures tours. As such, your group CEO, fellow passengers, or vehicle may change between the individual tour sections. 2. As this trip crosses national borders, please be prepared to pay some border fees for certain countries ranging from $1 to $38 USD. Please check with your local embassy or consulate for up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent.
All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders, a G Adventures representative, or an expedition team. The aim of the group leader 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. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local 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 14.
2x Frühstück, 3x 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. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. 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. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. The above information applies to G Adventures group trips. Please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.
Plane 650-800 USD für nicht inbegriffene Mahlzeiten ein.
Öffentlicher Bus, Fähre, Boot, Minibus, Taxi, Flugzeug, zu Fuß.
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.
Einfache Hotels (26 Nächte), Gastfamilien (3 Nächte), Öko-Lodge (2 Nächte).
Nächte 3-5 Caye Caulker, Nacht 14 Gastfamilie am Atitlán-See, Nächte 25-26 Ometepe.
Please note if you are a single traveller, you can expect to share accommodation with one or two other travelers of the same sex for the duration of your trip. Using multi-share accommodation when available helps us to keep our operating cost down, and these savings are passed onto you. If you are traveling with a friend or companion, we will attempt to keep your accommodation on a twin or double basis, however, ask you to be open to the idea of occasional multi-share rooms. We will be travelling through countries where cold water showers are the accepted norm. In keeping with our authentic tours, some of our hotels will not have hot water showers. This tour includes two nights in San Ignacio at an eco-friendly rustic jungle lodge, where there are composting toilets and ceiling-less showers. We embrace local culture while staying in San Juan in a Mayan Homestay. Here, you will be staying in a private room, but don't expect luxury. Just as it is for the locals, there might only be cold water, and you may share the facilities with the family. It is an authentic glimpse into their lives.
Ko'ox Caribbean Paradise Hotel Constituyentes, 5ta Avenida Norte Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo Mexico +52 984 803 2032 Please note that the departures on the dates listed below will begin at the below hotel: January 6th, 10th, 13th, 17th and 20th, 2015 departures February 10th, 14th, 17th, 24th and 28th departures March 7th, 10th, 17th, 21st, 24th and 31st departures April 7th, 18th and 21st, 2015 departures May 16th, 2015 departure June 30th, 2015 departure July 4th, 7th, 18th and 21st, 2015 departures August 1st, 8th and 22nd, 2015 departures October 13th, 17th, 20th and 27th, 2015 departures November 10th, 14th, 17th and 24th departures December 15th, 2015 departure Ko'ox City Garden Hotel Av. Constituyentes entre 1° y 5ta Avenida Solidaridad, Quintana Roo Playa del Carmen Mexico 19841854946 Please note that the departure on March 5, 2015 will commence at the following hotel: Hotel Maya Azul 5th Avenue between 10th and 12th Street Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo Mexico 98414736
Please note that day 1 is an arrival day and no activities have been planned on this day. Upon arrival to the city on day 1 (or earlier if you have booked pre-accommodation with us), please make your way to the joining hotel (note that check-in time will be in the afternoon). Once you arrive at the hotel, look for a note or bulletin board in the reception with a note from your CEO. This note will give the details of your Welcome Meeting on day 1 (usually between 5pm and 7pm), where you will get a chance to meet your CEO and other travellers, as well as learn more about how the tour will run. If you don’t see a note, please ask reception for details! If you are arriving later and will miss the Welcome Meeting, your CEO will leave a note at reception for you with any information you may need, and with morning instructions for the next day. If you have pre-arranged an arrival transfer, look for the driver holding a G Adventures sign in the arrivals hall. Please approach them, and ask them who they are supposed to be picking up (do not tell them your name, they should have this information already). Once they give you the correct name, have your passport ready to show them and you will be on your way!
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.
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. 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 Office San Jose, Costa Rica During Office hours (Weekdays 9am-5pm Local Time): +506 2224 5560 After hours emergency number: +506 8322 9140 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
We recommend the use of a duffel bag or backpack (whichever you find easiest to carry). A good size daypack is also essential.
- USD cash - Credit and/or debit card (see spending money) - G Adventures vouchers, pre-departure information and trip details - Passport (with photocopies) - Travel insurance (with photocopies) - Airline tickets (with photocopies) - Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required - Camera and film - Reading/writing material - Binoculars - Cover for backpacks - Pocketknife - Concealable money belt - Fleece top - Windproof/waterproof jacket - Small towel and swim wear - 4 shirts/t-shirts - Sun hat - 2 pairs of shorts - 2 pairs of long trousers - 1 pair hiking pants/track pants - Sport sandals (suitable for water if you are planning on rafting and/or waterfall rappelling/abseiling) - Hiking boots/ sturdy walking shoes - Sport sandals - Sunblock - Sunglasses - Toiletries (biodegradable) - Watch or alarm clock - Water bottle - Flashlight - First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, DEET bug repellant, extra prescription drugs you may be taking).
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.
All countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Contact your local embassy, or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. IT'S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO HAVE THE CORRECT TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION.
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.
The currency in Costa Rica is the Colon (CRC), in Nicaragua the Colon (NIO), in Honduras the Lempira (HNL), in Guatemala the Quetzal (QTQ), in Mexico is the Peso (MXN), in Belize the Dollar (BZD). Credit cards and debit cards are very useful for cash advances. Visa cards are the most widely accepted cards. While ATMs are widely available, there are no guarantees that your credit or debit cards will actually work in Latin America. Check with your bank. You should be aware that to purchase products or services on a credit card a fee of 5%-10% usually applies. Do not rely on credit or debit cards as your only source of money. A combination of US dollars cash and cards is best. Always take more rather than less, as you don't want to spoil the trip by constantly feeling short of funds. We do not recommend you bring travellers cheques, as it is very difficult to exchange them in each country. CURRENCY EXCHANGE TIP: Please be advised that slightly torn notes, notes that have been heavily marked or are faded may be difficult to exchange. It is best to bring notes in fairly good condition, in denominations lower than 100USD (or equivalent). As currency exchange rates can fluctuate often we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com
Mexico exit tax by land: MXN290 (USD21) Departing Belize - $18.75USD Entering Guatemala - 10 Quetzales Entering Honduras by airport - $38USD Entering Nicaragua - $12USD Departing Nicaragua - $5USD Costa Rica airport exit tax: $29USD These costs are subject to change and fluctuate from day to day.
It is customary in Latin America to tip service providers such as waiters, at approximately 10%, depending on the service. 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. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip where there is opportunity to tip the local guides or drivers we use. Recommendations for tipping drivers and local guides would range from $5-10 USD per day depending on the quality and length of the service; ask your CEO for specific recommendations based on the circumstances and culture. 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 $20-25 USD per person, per week can be used.
PERSONALIZE YOUR TRIP Extras are specially designed for travellers with unique interests, they are optional add-ons to your G adventures trip that make your adventure more you-centric. Extras must be booked prior to departure. *For specific days of each activity please see the Full Itinerary* Extras available on this trip: COSTA RICA ADRENALINE BUNDLE Choose your adventure: Arenal (La Fortuna), Half day Choose ONE of the following popular activities in the adventure capital of Costa Rica: Venado Cave walk, Kayaking on Lake Arenal, Cerro Chato Volcano extreme hike, or Stand-up paddling on Lake Arenal (you will receive an activity briefing upon arrival in La Fortuna and you can choose your activity at that time). CANYONEERING Arenal, Half-day Rappel, down-climb, river-trace and descend huge waterfalls in the rugged mountains and lush rainforests around Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano. ZIPLINING Monteverde, Half-day Get a true bird’s-eye view of the rainforest canopy as you soar through the trees on a Tarzan swing, a giant rappel and a 450-foot-high zipline. --------------------------- OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES ON TOUR All prices are per person, in USD amounts and are subject to change as services are provided by third party operators. Playa del Carmen (Mexico): Snorkel rental $5 Ferry to Cozumel $18 roundtrip Tulum $10-40 Diving course $350 Scuba diving (for already certified divers) $40-110 Bicycle rental $16 day Horseback riding $35-40 Dos Ojos Cenote Snorkeling Tour $35 Caye Caulker: Snorkel trips $35 - $70 (half day/full day) Blue Hole dive tour $200 Manatee & dolphins tour $80 Snorkel equipment rental $10 (day) Windsurfing $25 (for board & instruction/hour) Sea kayaking $15 (half-day) Two-tank dive $60 Sunset Sail Rum cruise $35 San Ignacio (Belize): Canoe rental $12 Barton Creek Cave $25 (4-hour return trip) Mountain Pine Ridge $35 Half-day caving $15 Full-day caving $80 Horseback riding $20-$50 Bicycle rental $2.50/hour Butterfly farm $7.50 Xunantunich $8 Flores: Boat tour: Boat tour: Lake Petén Itzá $12 Guided tour of Tikal - $60 divided by number of participants - approx. $6-12 Entrance fee for Tikal ruins $8 Transport to/from Tikal $8 Rio Dulce: Hot Springs $18 Boat trip to Livingston $18 (includes a swim in the hot springs) El Castillo Fort $5 Horseback Riding $25 Birdwatching Boat Tour $25 Nature Walk $13 Howler monkey kayak morning tour $13-26 (depending on number of people) Antigua (Guatemala): City tour $20 Pacaya Volcano $20 Bicycle rental/tour $10 / $35 Coffee /Macadamia nut Plantation tour $20 Salsa lessons $4/hr Massages $20-$40 Santiago Zamora village tour $10 Panajachel: Boat trip $12 (to Santiago de Atitlán and San Pedro) Bicycle rental $1.60/hr Kayak rental $2/hr Horseback riding $50 (full day) Volcano climb $10 Nature Hike $5 Copan: Copan ruins entrance $10 Copan guide $25 for the group Copan Museum $5 Horseback riding $15/3 hrs Roatan/Bay Islands: Intro Open water course $240 One tank dive $25 Snorkel rental $5 - $10 Moped Rental $40 Boat tours $10 -$20 Bicycle rentals $12 Granada: Las Isleatas Boat tour $15 Laguana Apoyo & Mirador Caterina $15 Kayaking $30 Taxi to/from Masaya market $15 Tour of Mombacho volcano $25 Volunteer at Proyecto Mosaico: $10 donation to EcoARTE Project Learn how to make handicrafts from recycled materials and help local children put it into practice in Granada's neighborhoods. Ometepe: Climb Vocan Masaya with a guide $25 Climb Volcan Madera with a guide $25 Bike Rentals $12 Ojo de Agua spring $2 Petroglyphs & Chaco Verde $25 Horseback riding $20 (4 hours) Monteverde: Ziplining $45 Hanging bridges $25 Horseback riding ($25 for 1 ½ hours, $30 for 2 hours, $45 for 3 hours) Butterfly garden $12 Trapiche Tour $30 Coffee tour $25 Frog Pond $12 Serpentarium $10 ATV $50 for a single, $75 for a double Night Walk $22 Orchid Garden $10 Cheese Factory $10 Bat Jungle $10 La Fortuna/ Arenal: Rafting Class III and IV (Full day – 7 hours) $75 (includes fruit on the river and lunch) Rafting Class II and III (half day – 4.5 hours) $65 (includes fruit on the river and lunch) Canyoning/Rappelling tour $75 (includes breakfast or lunch depending on tour time – 4 hours) Mambo Combo (Rafting II and III with Canyoning) $139.50 (8 hours) Venado Cave Spelunking $55 (4 hours) Stand up Paddle $65 (4 hours) Mountain biking $59 (4 hours) Caño Negro Reserve $55 (8 hours) Volcano walk/viewpoint/dinner and entrance to hot springs $45 (incl. transportation) Viewpoint/dinner/entrance to hot springs $36 (incl. transportation) Hot springs only $20 Hot springs with dinner $25 Cerro Chato Extreme Hike (6 hours) $59 Safari float $45 (4 hours) Horse trip to waterfall $42 (4 hours) Bike Rental $15/day Volunteer Program at Proyecto Asis (feeding animals, playing with animals, baby monkey, and some physical work, includes snack) $59 (4 hours) San José: Carara Reserve $60 (full day w break & lunch) Irazu, Orosi and Lankaster Garden tour $55 (with lunch) Grecia & Sarchi $40 (oxcart & handicrafts) City tour $24 Poas Volcano $51 Rafting (Pacuare) $90 Rafting (Sarapiqui) $75 Braulio Carrillo Reserve $50-$65 Café Britt tour $20-$30 Butterfly Farm $20-$25
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 quite often we are in remote areas and away from medical facilities, and for legal reasons our leaders are prohibited from administering any type of drug including headache tablets, antibiotics, etc. 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 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/
Like any city where tourism is on the increase, crime also tends to increase and while San José is not a noticeably dangerous city, there are certain precautions you should take. Make sure that you are aware of your things at all times and don't go out carrying expensive gear or jewelry.
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.
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.
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.
On this tour you may have the opportunity to visit the following Planeterra projects: OPEN WINDOWS FOUNDATION Open Windows is a non-profit organization that provides educational opportunities for children in the community of San Miguel Dueñas. Programs offered by Open Windows are free and have supported over1,500 children in the areas of literacy, computer skills, tutoring and art with priority given to those who have greater financial need. A scholarship program is offered to children who show great interest in learning and strong dedication to studying and for those in need of medical support, a health clinic is open free to the community twice each month. Although the town of San Miguel Duenas is situated just twenty minutes from the wealthy tourist center of Antigua, it does not benefit from its proximity. It has a substantially lower standard of living (the average monthly income is less than $80, and many homes do not have running water or electricity) and level of education. The need to improve education is huge. In Guatemala the literacy level is only 71%, the average child completes only five and a half years of school, more than half fail 1st grade, and only 1% of the population reads for pleasure. San Miguel Duenas is an agricultural town of 12,000 people, of which 4,000 are school-aged children and yet only 2,000 attend school. The rest do not go for various financial and cultural reasons. Instead of attending school many children must help provide for their families by picking coffee. This has resulted in an exceptionally low literacy rate in this community. There are NO other libraries or computer centers in San Miguel Dueñas (not even the four local schools have either of these facilities). Open Windows, therefore, aims to improve the living conditions of the economically deprived children from in and around the town, by providing
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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.
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