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Coast to Coast Camping Westbound

23 Tage, New York nach San Francisco

Statt 2,249 €
25% sparen



Tour auf einen Blick


Tour-Dauer

23
Tage

Startpunkt

New York
USA

Endpunkt

San Francisco
USA

Tour Style

Yolo

Komfort-Level

Camping

Fitness-Level


Besuchte Länder auf dieser Tour

USA

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Die Tour

Erkunde den Big Apple, spüre den Sprühregen der Niagarafälle, mische dich unter die Cowboys im Westen der USA, zelte unter dem Sternenhimmel der Plains, wandere in wunderschönen Nationalparks.



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    Coast to Coast Camping Westbound in wenigen Worten

    Yellowstone, die Badlands, die Niagarafälle – wenn du die Städte erst mal hinter dir gelassen hast, entpuppen sich die USA als ein Land, das von unglaublicher Natur geprägt ist. Diese erschwingliche Erlebnisreise von Küste zu Küste führt dich auf dem Landweg von New York City über Chicago bis nach San Francisco, sodass du aus erster Hand erleben kannst, was die USA zwischen den Küsten zu bieten haben. Tagsüber bist du an fantastischen Stätten wie Yosemite und Old Faithful unterwegs, während du abends Erfahrungen wie das Kochen über dem offenen Feuer und das Camping in der freien Natur machen kannst – stell dir nur mal vor, am Ufer des Mississippi aufzuwachen! Reise von Küste zu Küste und tauche ein in die Seele dieses großartigen Landes.


  • Was ist im Preis inkludiert?

    • Eintritt zu allen Nationalparks und State Parks inklusive Spaziergängen und Wanderungen
    • Orientierungs-Touren in New York, Chicago & Salt Lake City
    • Bootsfahrt auf der Maid of the Mist (Niagarafälle)
    • Tour durch eine Brauerei und Bierverkostung (Milwaukee)
    • Alle Transfers zwischen den Reisezielen sowie zu inbegriffenen Aktivitäten und zurück.

  • Route der Tour

    Abenteuerreise Route Coast to Coast Camping Westbound

    Tag 1 New York City

    Ankunft zu jeder Zeit möglich. Überlege dir früher anzureisen, um diese Stadt richtig zu erkunden.

    Tage 2-3 Newburgh/Finger Lakes (1F,1M,2A)

    Stürze dich bei einem kurzen Kennenlernen der Stadt mit deinem CEO in den Trubel des Big Apple, bevor du die Lichter der Großstadt gegen ein Lagerfeuer eintauscht. Besuche die turmhohen Taughannock Falls und schwimme in einem See.

    Tage 4-5 Niagarafälle/Cleveland/Sandusky (2F,2M,2A)

    Erlebe den Sprühregen der Niagarafälle auf einer Bootstour. Du kannst auch die Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland besichtigen.

    Tage 6-7 Chicago (1F)

    Genieße eine Orientierungs-Tour durch die Stadt, bevor du die Promenade am Navy Pier entlang spazierst. Geh aus und genieße großartige Musik und das Nachtleben der Stadt.

    Tage 8-9 Wisconsin/Sioux Falls/Kennebec (1F,1M,2A)

    Besichtige die Miller Brewing Company in Milwaukee und erkunde das charmante Madison auf dem Weg zum Zeltplatz am Ufer des Mississippi. Reise nach Westen in die Great Plains, das Land der Sioux.

    Tage 10-12 Badlands Nationalpark/Custer State Park (3F,3M,2A)

    Wandere zwischen mondähnlichen Landschaften auf den Pfaden durch die Badlands. Genieße eine Nacht unter den Sternen, bevor wir die Black Hills erreichen. Wandere im Custer State Park zwischen frei herumstreunenden Bisonherden. Besichtige Mount Rushmore und Keystone, die „Stadt des Goldes“.

    Tage 13-14 Devil's Tower/Cody (2F,1M,2A)

    Unternimm in Deadwood eine Tour durch den Wilden Westen. Fahrt durch den Bighorn National Forest auf dem Weg nach Cody, der „Rodeohauptstadt der Welt“. Du kannst auch ein echtes Rodeo erleben (saisonal).

    Tage 15-16 Yellowstone Nationalpark (2F,2M,2A)

    Reise nach Yellowstone, den Park mit den meisten Wildtieren in den USA. Mach die Nördliche Schleife und sieh Mammoth Hot Springs, Norris Geyser Basin und den Grand Canyon von Yellowstone. Nimm die Südliche Schleife zu Old Faithful und Lake Village. Zeit zur freien Verfügung, um zu wandern und zu entdecken.

    Tage 17-18 Grand Teton Nationalpark/Jackson/Salt Lake City (2F,2M,1A)

    Genieße den Anblick von mehr als 12 Berggipfeln. Du kannst auch eine authentische Cowboy Bar besuchen oder raften gehen. Erlebe die Sehenswürdigkeiten von Salt Lake City auf einer Orientierungs-Tour.

    Tage 19-21 Tonopah/Yosemite Nationalpark (2F,2M,2A)

    Befahre die „Einsamste Straße in Amerika“ auf dem Weg nach Tonopah. Bewundere die spektakulären Aussichten auf die Hügel und Granitkuppen des Yosemite Nationalparks. Wandere zu majestätischen Wasserfällen, Seen, Wiesen und zwischen riesigen Mammutbäumen.

    Tag 22 San Francisco (1F)

    Wirf auf deiner Anreise in einer der beliebtesten Städte Amerikas einen ersten Blick auf die Golden Gate Bridge. Du kannst eine optionale Fahrt mit der Cable Car über die steilen Hügel machen oder der untergehenden Sonne entgegen segeln.


  • Tour Details

    Was erwartet dich?

    • Eintritt zu allen Nationalparks und State Parks inklusive Spaziergängen und Wanderungen
    • Orientierungs-Touren in New York, Chicago & Salt Lake City
    • Bootsfahrt auf der Maid of the Mist (Niagarafälle)
    • Tour durch eine Brauerei und Bierverkostung (Milwaukee)
    • Alle Transfers zwischen den Reisezielen sowie zu inbegriffenen Aktivitäten und zurück.

    Die Highlights auf einen Blick

    Erkunde den Big Apple, spüre den Sprühregen der Niagarafälle, mische dich unter die Cowboys im Westen der USA, zelte unter dem Sternenhimmel der Plains, wandere in wunderschönen Nationalparks.

    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. An essential part of your trip is participation - from putting up your tent (while camping) or packing it away in the morning, to helping with meal preparation and cleaning up - it is all part of your adventure and when everyone puts in a little effort the trip will run smoothly. Your CEO will do all the meal planning, but we do ask the clients to help with the preparation and washing up. Team spirit is part of the fun! All camping equipment (with the exception of your sleeping bag and pillow) is supplied. We supply dome tents and assembly/disassembly takes only 5 minutes. All tents have built-in insect nets. Self-inflating mattresses are also provided, which are approximately 4cm thick, warm and comfortable. 2. Sleeping bags are a necessary for this tour, and can be purchased upon arrival if required. 3. In order to cover the vast distance in North America to be able to visit several different parks and cities along our trip, we will have a couple of long driving days. 4. All walks and hikes proposed by our CEO will be easy to moderate level. You may choose to participate or not, but exploring our national parks on foot is part of our way of travelling. It’s a healthy way to discover North America’s beauty and landscape. 5. Tioga Pass is a route through the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California on the eastern edge of Yosemite National Park, and we travel through the pass en route. In the spring and autumn seasons, there's a chance that the pass will be closed due to poor weather conditions or even snow. In such a case, we use an alternate route. The status of the road is monitored daily, and our travel plan for the area will be confirmed during the trip. 6. Please note that some trips could be a combination of multiple G Adventure tours. You should expect some group members to join or leave the tour between tour segments. 7. The American west is generally known for warm weather, but temperatures do vary significantly in the mountain and desert areas especially. The day time temperature could exceed 30 C, while the night time temperatures do regularly decrease to single digits, or even possible below freezing. Please be prepared for such extreme conditions. 8. Regarding our wi-fi equipped vehicles: we have limited bandwidth, and in the interests of allowing all travellers to access the wi-fi, travellers should limit their access to reasonable levels. Please note that wi-fi is not always available due to areas with limited or no cell phone service (e.g. in parts of national parks). 9. Please note that the legal drinking age in the United States is 21 and in Canada, 19 (with Alberta and Quebec at 18). Many bars and clubs will ask for ID at the door, therefore listening to live music in certain bars or spending a night out in Las Vegas or New Orleans is not possible when you are under the legal age, even if you don't plan on consuming alcohol. Drinking laws in both countries are strictly enforced and our CEOs are unable to help those under age obtain alcohol of any kind. While this should not stop those under legal drinking age from booking a tour, it is important to note that if a traveller is under-age there are certain optional nighttime activities that they may not legally be able to participate in. When trying to book the right trip, we recommend that travellers under legal drinking age take this into consideration when booking a tour that visits several big cities.

    Chief Experience Officers?

    This G Adventures group trip is accompanied by one of our group leaders, otherwise known as a Chief Experience Officer (CEO). The CEO will be the group manager, leader and driver - this person is experienced in the routes travelled and will organize and lead the meal preparations and has experience in cooking a variety of local and international dishes for large groups. As the group coordinator and manager, the aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. 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. They will also offer suggestions for things to do and to see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. If a group exceeds 13 travellers, there will be a second CEO co-leading the group to allow for a better overall experience. Keep in mind that North America is a really big place – New York to New Orleans alone is the equivalent of driving across most of Europe, and we cover that much ground in a single week. Driving time is the perfect opportunity to catch up on sleep, relax, and swap stories with your fellow travellers. While our CEOs are trained and have resources to assist them along the way, the United States is the fourth largest country on the planet, and it is impossible for them to know everything about this massive country. We recommend 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. Please note that specific tour guide licenses are required to guide in certain cities and regions, and as such, our CEOs will oftentimes provide brief orientation walks or drives to point out useful places like supermarkets, main squares and ATMs but for more specific or in depth destination information, an official guided tour is recommended.

    Gruppengröße

    Max. 22, im Schnitt 16.

    Inkludierte Verpflegung

    17x Frühstück, 14x Mittagessen, 15x Abendessen.

    Verpflegung

    Most of the meals on this tour are included in the tour price. When a meal is not included, this is because there are often many options available - we would like to give you the opportunity to explore a bit and taste the local cuisine yourself. In these cases, your CEO will be able to suggest some good local restaurants or options for you to choose from. All included meals will be prepared from fresh local produce. The majority of the shopping for food will be done before the trip departs, and fresh goods, such as meats, fruits, vegetables, and dairy products, will be bought en route during the trip from supermarkets, local shops and markets. Breakfasts will generally consist of breads and cereals, if time allows a warm breakfast may be prepared. Many lunches will be provided en-route and will be light meals such as sandwiches and/or salads. All evening meals will be freshly-prepared hot meals, and will consist of a variety of continental and local dishes. Our CEO will organize the meal preparation and lead the way here, but will prepare a duty schedule for ensuring a fair, rotating participation from you and your group members in the meal preparation and dish washing duties. Vegetarian meals and other dietary requirements need to be specified prior to arrival.

    Empfohlenes Budget für Essen & Trinken

    Plane 200-250 USD für nicht inbegriffene Mahlzeiten ein.

    Transport

    Klimatisiertes privates Reisemobil, zu Fuß.

    Transport

    We use 25-passenger vehicles perfect for cross-country road trips on our Yolo tours in the United States. Our new fleet of more cushy vehicles give travellers all the comfort of a big coach bus, but with a small-group experience. They put rider wellbeing first and foremost, with high-backed bucket seats and built-in headrests for all seats on board, huge 92cm-tall (36 in) windows that make every seat a window seat, an aisle way with enough headroom for most of stand upright, sliding seats that free up more shoulder room while on the road, A/C, charging stations, wi-fi, and loads of other features. We use a trailer to carry luggage and camping equipment. These are durable vehicles that allow us to drive on most types of roads in North America. This is not a physically demanding journey. However, please take note of the travel times and distances in the itinerary. Despite some of the long days, most clients feel that the diversity of the North American landscape, culture and wildlife are all well worth the experience! A typical day of driving will include about six hours driving by one of the CEOs and two to five hours of stops along the way. Keep in mind that North America is a really big place – New York to New Orleans alone is the equivalent of driving across most of Europe, and we cover that much ground in a single week. Driving time is the perfect opportunity to catch up on sleep, relax, and swap stories with your fellow travellers. While we try to travel into and out of cities during non-rush hour times, heavy traffic is a reality of some of the places we visit. As a result, some drives may be a bit longer than listed in the day-to-day itineraries. Bring your patience and a smile, and we'll get through it!

    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/Hostels (5 Nächte, manchmal Mehrbettzimmer), Mitmach-Camping (17 Nächte).

    Hinweise zum eigenen Zimmer

    Nacht 1.

    Über Unterkünfte

    This trip includes a few nights in hotels, used mainly in cities, and most of the nights on tour we camp in tents in public and private camp grounds. The hotels that we use are well located, good quality, 2-3* venues, based double occupancy with a private, en route bathroom. All camping equipment (with the exception of your sleeping bag and pillow) is supplied, including camp mattresses, which are warm and comfortable. We supply dome tents and assembly/disassembly takes only 5 minutes. They are good quality, durable, industry-standard 2-person pop-up tents, each with 2 separate and convienent zip-up doors and vestibules, so that each person has his/her own entrance. We use 2 types of campgrounds in North America: 1. Private campgrounds: These are privately run sites, usually with all services such a fire pit, picnic table, drinking water, toilet & shower buildings. Some have small outdoor swimming pools and laundry facilities.These campgrounds are located near national park entrances or towns. 2. Public campgrounds: These are park-run run sites, usually with basic facilities such a fire pit, picnic table, and drinking water. In some cases, these types of campgrounds don’t have showers, only pit toilets and a lake! In other locations, toilet and shower facilities may be located outside of campground, or at times in another location, a drive away. Some of them have also shower fees ($2-6/shower).

    Anreise zur 1. Unterkunft

    NY Loft Hostel 249 Varet St Brooklyn USA +1 7183661351

    Tipps zur Anreise

    Arriving in John F Kennedy International Airport: Welcome to the Big Apple, upon arrival please head to the Arrivals/Baggage Claim Level at all Terminals. All transportation options are located on the Arrivals/Baggage Claim Level at all terminals. Taxi - The easiest way to get to your hostel is to get a taxi. Rates range from $50-$60 depending on traffic Shuttle Van Service - There are a few shared van services that will provide transportation. these can be arranged prior to arrival or information can be found for them in the arrivals level. Two larger companies are GO Airlink NYC and Super Shuttle. The rate is $19-$25 + tip. These shuttles can take longer if there are many passengers and many stops. Public Transport - The best way to really see NYC is in the famous subway. From the arrivals hall take the Red Air Train to Jamaica Station. From there transfer to the J Subway Line and ride it to the Flushing Avenue stop. From here it is a 10 minute walk to the hostel. Arriving at Newark Airport Upon arrival please head to the Arrivals/Baggage Claim Level at all Terminals. All transportation options are located on the Arrivals/Baggage Claim Level at all terminals. Taxi - Taxi rates to your destination can range from $60-$70 (does not include tolls and tip) for a single traveler. Group ride rates will be less Shuttle Van Service - There are a few shared van services that will provide transportation. these can be arranged prior to arrival or information can be found for them in the arrivals level. Two larger companies are GO Airlink NYC and Super Shuttle. The rate is $19-$25 + tip. These shuttles will take longer as there are many passengers and many stops. Bus/Subway - The Newark Airport Express departs from all arrival terminals. The fare is $16 and the bus will take you to the Port Authority Bus Terminal. From here transfer to the A, C or E Subway line headed Downtown. Exit at 14th Street. Walk South down 8th Ave to the 8th Avenue/W 14th St Subway station. Take the L Subway line to the Morgan Ave Stop in Brooklyn. From this stop the Hostel is a 2 minute walk. Arriving at LaGuardia Upon arrival please head to the Arrivals/Baggage Claim Level at all Terminals. All transportation options are located on the Arrivals/Baggage Claim Level at all terminals. Taxi - Taxis can be found outside the arrivals level. Typical fare to Brooklyn are $28-$33 (tolls and tips not included). Shuttle Van Service - There are a few shared van services that will provide transportation. these can be arranged prior to arrival or information can be found for them in the arrivals level. Two larger companies are GO Airlink NYC and Super Shuttle. The rate is $19-$25 + tip. These shuttles will take longer as there are many passengers and many stops. Bus - The NYC Airporter picks up from all Terminals. will take you to the Port Authority Bus Terminal. From here transfer to the A, C or E Subway line headed Downtown. Exit at 14th Street. Walk South down 8th Ave to the 8th Avenue/W 14th St Subway station. Take the L Subway line to the Morgan Ave Stop in Brooklyn. From this stop the Hostel is a 2 minute walk. Please note that day 1 is an arrival day and no activities have been planned, though a brief departure meeting will be held in the hotel on the evening of day 1. When you arrive at our joining hotel you will find the time and place of the meeting on a welcome note hung in the hotel lobby. If you are unable to find the note, please just ask the front desk staff. At the meeting you will meet other tour participants and receive information about general and specific aspects of the trip. If you arrive late and miss the meeting, your CEO will leave you a message detailing what time and where you should meet the next morning.

    Notfallkontakte

    Should you need to contact us during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call the G Adventures Local Representative. 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 (San Francisco) During office hours (Weekdays, 6:00am-9:00pm PST) From outside the USA: 1-415-642-7378 From within the USA: 415-642-7378 After hours emergency number From outside the USA: 1-530-784-4238 From within the USA: 530-784-4238 If you are unable for any reason to contact our local representative, please call the numbers listed below, which will connect you directly with our 24 hour Sales team, who will happily assist you. Toll-free, North America only: 1 888 800 4100 Calls from UK: 0844 272 0000 Calls from Germany: 01805 70 90 30 00 Calls from Australia: 1 300 796 618 Calls from New Zealand: 0800 333 307 Outside North America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the UK: +1 416 260 0999

    Was packe ich ein?

    You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. For days in the outdoors, we recommend the use of lightweight, breathable, moisture-wicking fabrics made of wool or synthetic fibers. Cotton is not recommended for days to spend hiking as it does not allow for heat or moisture to enter or escape, and it will not dry easily once wet. We recommend the use of a well-labeled duffel bag, soft bag or backpack (whichever you find easiest to carry). Suitcases or heavy luggage are not recommended for the health of the CEO! A good size day-pack (20-35L) is also essential as you will have the chance to walk and hike in different national parks during these trips This daypack will be used to carry your personal gear for the day, lunch and water bottle. The American west is generally known for warm weather, but temperatures do vary significantly in the mountain and desert areas especially. The day time temperature could exceed 30 C, while the night time temperatures do regularly decrease to single digits, or even possible below freezing. It is therefore important to pack clothes for warm days and cool evenings - a light jacket is necessary. Seasonal temperature ranges: March - May ; September to December: -7 C to +30 C June – August: 0 C to + 35 C Additionally, a set of smart casual clothes is also advisable.

    Empfohlene Packliste

    - 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 - 4 Season sleeping bag and liner - Travel pillow - First-aid kit - Insect repellent - Head lamp with batteries - Hand sanitizers/ antibacterial wipes - Rain Cover or plastic bags for daypacks - Small travel towel - Swim wear - Sun hat - Sunblock - Sunglasses - Toiletries (biodegradable) - Reusable water bottle - Pocketknife - Watch or alarm clock - Moisturizer/Lip balm - Weather-appropriate clothing - Shirts/T-shirts - Shorts - Long pants/jeans - Hiking pants - Long-sleeved shirts or sweater - Fleece top or long sleeves - Comfort clothing for the night - Nicer outfit for an evening out - Socks - Under garments - Thermal base layer - Fleece/jacket - Rain jacket or poncho - Scarf - Warm gloves - Warm hat - Hiking boots/Sturdy walking shoes - Comfortable walking shoes - Sandals -Day pack -Camera with extra memory cards and batteries -Personal Entertainment -Binoculars

    Reinigung / Laundry

    Laundry can be done at least once a week while on tour. Some private campgrounds and most cities have laundromats where you can buy soap and wash your laundry in coin-operated machines. Your CEO will advise you along the trip where you will be able to do your laundry.

    Visa

    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 is your own responsibility to have the correct travel documentation. Visa requirements for your trip will vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. We keep the following information up to date as far as possible, but rules do change and sometimes without warning. While we provide the following information in good faith, it is vital that you check yourself and understand that you are fully responsible for your own visa requirements.

    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

    The United States currency is the US Dollar (USD). Credit cards are accepted almost everywhere in the US and can be used to purchase small and large items. When purchasing products or services with a foreign credit card in the USA, you may be charged additional fees by your credit card company for foreign purchases. Credit cards and debit cards are very useful for cash advances but you must remember to bring your PIN number (be aware that many ATM machines only accept 4-digit PINs). Both Cirrus and Plus system cards are the most widely accepted debit cards. Both Visa and Master Cards are the most widely accepted credit cards. While ATMs are commonly available, there are no guarantees that your credit or debit cards will actually work check with your bank before you travel. A visit to an ATM can be arranged on Day 1 and other days of the trip. Do not rely on credit or debit cards as your only source of money. A combination of US Dollars as cash (preferably smaller bills, 5's, 10's and 20's), traveller’s cheques and credit cards is best. Currency exchange is best obtained prior to travel or at the airport, currency exchange is very difficult to find in the USA and most banks do not accommodate. Always take more rather than less, as you don't want to spoil the trip by constantly feeling short of funds. As currency exchange rates can fluctuate often we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com

    Trinkgeld

    It is customary in North America to tip service providers such as waiters, bartenders and taxi drivers, at approximately 15-18%, 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 times during the trip where there is opportunity to tip any local guides used. Recommendations for tipping local guides would range from $2-8 USD per activity 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 Chief Experience Officer did an outstanding job, tipping is appreciated. The amount is entirely a personal preference; however as a guideline $5-10 USD per person, per day can be used as a guide. If your CEO exceeded your expectations, feel free to tip more.

    Weitere mögliche Aktivitäten vor Ort

    Optional activity prices are subject to change and can fluctuate in relation to the high/low season and the number of people on a specific excursion. Not all excursions listed here may be available, due to season or weather conditions. As generally not a lot of time is spent in start/end cities, you may want to arrange to arrive early, or stay longer after the trip in order to allow sufficient time to participate in optional activities there. All prices are per person, are in US dollar amounts. New York City: Empire State Building US$25 (main deck), $42 main deck and observation deck) Finger Lakes/Albany: Canoe Rental Ithaca US$22.50 (2 hrs), US$32.50 (4 hrs) Niagara Falls Cave of the Winds US$11 Cleveland Rock & Roll Music Hall of Fame US$22 Chicago Willis (Sears) Tower US$18 Badlands Horseback Riding US$28 (1 hr), $35 (1.5 hrs), $40 (2 hrs), $65 (1/2 day) 1880's Town US$12 Cody Buffalo Bill Historical Center US$18 Night Rodeo US$18 Jackson Hole Rafting on Snake River (3 hrs) US$75 Horseback Riding US$35 (1 hr), $50 (2 hrs), $65 (3 hrs) Jenny Lake Boat Ride US$10 (return), $7 (one way) Yosemite: Bicycle Rental US$11 per hour (not available in winter months) San Francisco: Cable Car Ride US$6 one way, US$14 one day Bike Rental (full day) US$32 or US$36 (for higher end bike) Sunset Sail (1.5 hrs) US$40

    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/

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  • 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!