Patagonia: Torres del Paine & Los Glaciares National Park

Patagonia: Torres del Paine & Los Glaciares National Park

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Patagonia: Torres del Paine & Los Glaciares National Park

10 Days Starting in Puerto Natales and ending in El Calafate Airport

Visiting: Puerto Natales, Torres del Paine, El Calafate, Estancia Cristina

Tour operator:

G Adventures

Tour code:

26015

Physical rating:

4 - Demanding

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans

Tour operated in:
English
From:
$7499
$7293 Exclusive Tourhub Discount: -$206

NB: Prices correct on 22-May-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

The perfect adventure awaits you in the deep south of Chile and Argentina's Patagonia. We’re calling all outdoor enthusiasts who’ve always imagined experiencing one of the wildest places on the planet, while enjoying the finer comforts of unique lodging and incredible cuisine. Explore Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares National Park on foot and witness Perito Moreno Glacier up close. With snow-capped mountains and blue skies as your backdrop, you’ll have no trouble taking a deep breath and letting the landscape soothe your active bodies. From exhilarating hikes to kayaking in front of a glacier, there’s no shortage of adrenaline-pumping activities and stunning scenery to give you a glimpse of a pristine wilderness setting in comfort and style. Prepare to never want to leave.

Highlights

  • Spend 3 days hiking in and around the stunning scenery of Torres del Paine National Park, Witness huge chunks of ice calving off of Perito Moreno Glacier, Travel by boat through Upsala and Cristina Passages, Choose from a variety of outdoor activities within Los Glaciares National Park, Feast on delicious typical Patagonian cuisine.

  • Spend 3 days hiking in and around the stunning scenery of Torres del Paine National Park, Witness huge chunks of ice calving off of Perito Moreno Glacier, Travel by boat through Upsala and Cristina Passages, Choose from a variety of outdoor activities within Los Glaciares National Park, Feast on delicious typical Patagonian cuisine

Itinerary

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Day 1: Puerto Natales: Gateway To Patagonia

Location: Puerto Natales

Accommodation: Hotel Remota

Meals Included: DINNER

Vast and rugged wilderness await you in Patagonia with its pristine landscapes, truly a dream for outdoor enthusiasts. Catch glimpses of mountain peaks and glistening glaciers as you touch down in the small port town of Puerto Natales. As night settles, feast on fresh seafood and feel the anticipation build as you dream of the exploration to come. We welcome you to Chile, to the wild experience that is Patagonia, and we invite you to strap in for the ride.

Arrive to Puerto Natales at any time and catch an included transfer to the hotel. Meet your fellow group members at the welcome meeting in the evening and get all the important information about the adventure ahead. Afterwards, head to a nearby restaurant for a delicious welcome dinner with new friends.

TRANSPORT: AFTERNOON You will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel to start your adventure. Please note this included transfer is only from the Teniente Julio Gallardo Airport, which is the closest to Puerto Natales.

ACTIVITY: EVENING Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

Day 2: Torres Del Paine: Cuernos Lookout Hike

Location: Puerto Natales

Accommodation: Kau Rio Serrano

Meals Included: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER

Gaze across to Torres del Paine National Park from the Cuernos Viewpoint as you tighten up your laces and take the first few steps along the trail. Breathe in the fresh air and soak in the spectacular views across the pampas (grasslands) and across Lake Nordenskjöld as you hike to your lodgings that will serve as your base for the next few days.

An early breakfast will be available at the hotel before transferring via private vehicle to a viewpoint called Mirador Cuernos, where today’s hike begins. Walk along this trail and have lunch amid the epic scenery. Arrive at the hotel in the early afternoon and take advantage of free time to rest or become acquainted with the property.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle en route to the start point of today's hike.

ACTIVITY: The group will hike from the viewpoint to your hotel along the Mirador Cuernos trail. This 10km (6.2 mile) hike surrounds you with some of the most impressive landscapes of Chilean Patagonia, with views of Lake Nordenskjöld, the French Valley, and the Paine Mountain Range.

Day 3: Torres Del Paine: Las Torres Hike

Location: Torres del Paine

Accommodation: Kau Rio Serrano

Meals Included: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER

Most people when they picture Torres del Paine likely are seeing Las Torres in their mind. This crown jewel of the park is also known as Base Torres, and is the viewpoint for three very distinct granite rock towers shooting up from the glacier lake below them. On a clear day the blue sky above the impossible turquoise of the lake and the grey peaks covered in white snow is breathtaking, making it a view you will never forget.

This morning the group will travel from the hotel to the Torres del Paine Visitor Centre. From here, set off on a hike to the base of the Towers. An included box lunch will be had upon arrival to the top before the return trip. Travel back to the hotel in the early evening where dinner will be served.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle en route to the start of today's hike.

ACTIVITY: Be prepared to lose your breath - from the hike AND the gorgeous views! Trek along the Torres del Paine trail to the base of the towers themselves. Enjoy the view of the three pink granite towers that make this park famous.

Distance:: 22km (14 mi) roundtrip, in and out along the same trail
Time: 7-9 hours.
Elevation gain: 750m (2,460 ft)

TRANSPORT: After the hike, settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle on the way back to your hotel near the park.

Day 4: Torres Del Paine: Hike To Grey Glacier Viewpoint

Location: Torres del Paine

Accommodation: Kau Rio Serrano

Meals Included: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER

You will enjoy impressive views of Grey Glacier as you hike the trail next to the lake of the same name, looking across to the tongue of the glacier and the rock island known as Nunatak. The fresh air combined with the rugged terrain will have your heart thumping and endorphins flowing in one of the most stunning landscapes on earth.

Travel to Pudeto and take a ferry to Paine Grande Campsite. Hike from the camp to the sightseeing point of Grey Glacier. Sit down to enjoy lunch during the trek. There will be some free time back at the Paine Grande Campsite before the ferry back to Pudeto. Arrive back to the hotel for dinner.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

TRANSPORT: Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

ACTIVITY: Hike to Grey Lake outlook and enjoy amazing views across the lake. Glacier Grey makes a stunning background. Head back to Paine Grande campsite to hop on the ferry back to Torres del Paine where a private van will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.

Locations: Paine Grande Camp to Grey Lookout
Distance travelled: 11km (7 miles)
Time: 4 hours
Elevation gain: 400m (1,315 ft)

TRANSPORT: Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Day 5: El Calafate: From Chile To Argentina

Location: Torres del Paine

Accommodation: Hotel Mirador del Lago

Meals Included: BREAKFAST, LUNCH

Catch the last views of Torres del Paine's iconic peaks as you travel east into Argentina and to the town of El Calafate, near the edge of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. Keep your eyes peeled for roaming guanacos and herds of sheep along the way in the grassy flatlands that the southern cowboys call home.

Spend most of the day on a private transfer from Torres del Paine to El Calafate, with a hearty boxed lunch en route. Along the way, cross the border between Chile and Argentina. Arrive at the hotel in the early evening and enjoy free time to check out the town and find a spot for dinner.

ACTIVITY: Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle en route to Argentina.

FREE TIME: EVENING Spend a free evening at your accommodation near Calafate and explore on your own. Dinner will be at your leisure.

Day 6: El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier

Location: El Calafate

Accommodation: Hotel Mirador del Lago

Meals Included: BREAKFAST, LUNCH

Hold your breath as you watch a massive chunk of ice calve from the face of Perito Moreno Glacier and crash into the lake below. As you get closer you will see why this is one of the most scenic landscapes in the world. Become immersed in the landscape and feel humbled by the grandiosity of nature.

Travel to Los Glaciares National Park and set out to explore the walkways of the Perito Moreno Glacier with your guide and CEO. Sit down for a boxed lunch with an epic view. Travel back to the hotel in El Calafate where there will be free time to unwind and find a restaurant for dinner.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle on the transfer to Los Glaciares National Park with a stop at the first viewpoint to admire the landscape and see granite pinnacles spiralling upward from the third largest ice field on earth.

FREE TIME: The group will have free time to wander the walkways of Perito Moreno Glacier with a guide and your CEO. Then, sit down for a box lunch to eat with a view of the glacier.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Day 7: Los Glaciares National Park: Remote Wilderness

Location: El Calafate

Accommodation: Estancia Cristina

Meals Included: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER

Journey to your OMG Stay in the sheer wild beauty of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Sail across Lago Argentino into the misty atmosphere of this park in the southern corner of the planet, and spend the next few days in the elegant comfort of this unique lodge. The property is located in a glacier valley protected from the elements, but fully exposed to panoramic views of nearby mountains and lakes. Use this opportunity in the untamed Patagonia landscape to connect with the inherent power of nature.

In the morning, transfer to Punta Bandera by private vehicle and navigate by boat across Lago Argentino to the OMG Stay set back along the shores of the Cristina Channel. Sit down for lunch at the ranch before an afternoon expedition to the nearby Upsala Glacier. Dinner will be served upon return to the ranch property in the early evening.

ACTIVITY: Navigate via ferry through Upsala Glacier and Cristina Channel en route to your OMG Stay property. Soak in amazing vistas as you float by Upsala, one of South America's largest glaciers.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: This afternoon, get close to the scenery that's been taunting you from the road and ferry. Take off-road 4x4 vehicles to Upsala Glacier's former domain. Cruise along wild routes through native forests within the Feruglio mountain range. Delve into the most sacred part of Estancia Cristina—the only land-based lookout point of the Glaciar Upsala.

Day 8: Los Glaciares National Park: Your Omg Day

Location: Estancia Cristina

Accommodation: Estancia Cristina

Meals Included: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER

The land surrounding Estancia Cristina is seeped in a raw beauty that never ceases to amaze the adventurous traveller. With a choice between two curated experiences, you will be immersed in the true essence of Patagonia. Ride a horse through the mountains and lagoons of the Rio Caterina Valley with a stop at Lago Pearson to admire the views. Or hike Cerro Carnero to a spot above Lago Argentino offering a completely unobstructed vista of the valley and Canal Cristina.

Choose between horseback riding through the Rio Caterina Valley with the Andes Mountains looming above or hiking Cerro Carnero with stunning views of Lago Argentino below. Lunch and dinner will be included back at the ranch, and the afternoon will be free to spend at leisure.

ACTIVITY: Option 1: Choose to horseback ride through Rio Caterina Valley which offers unparalleled views of the Andes Mountain chain. The total distance travelled will be 15km and take about 6 hours. Ride through remote country and immerse yourself in the expansive glacial landscape of the valley.

Option 2: Hike to Cerro Carnero and gain a complete view of the valley and the Cordillera de Los Andes cradled by glaciers. The hike is a total of 10km with 470m in elevation gain which takes about 5 hours to complete. The group will ascend gradually to appreciate Canal Cristina and the main lodge of the Estancia. The return trip will be along a different path with equally as stunning views.

FREE TIME: AFTERNOON Spend a free afternoon on the ranch property after lunch. Grab a book and read amid the stunning surroundings, go for a walk, take some photos or simply sit back and stare at the wild landscape before you.

Day 9: El Calafate: The Wilds Of Patagonia

Location: Estancia Cristina

Accommodation: Hotel Mirador del Lago

Meals Included: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER

As you wake up in the cozy atmosphere of the lodge, you will naturally gaze out of one of the wide windows for views of the pristine landscape. Savour the last moments you have in this remote and striking part of the world before you return to civilization, where a typical Patagonian feast awaits.

Take advantage of free time in the morning to partake in a few optional activities offered from the ranch, like horseback riding near Pearson Lake or a hike to Los Perros waterfall. Enjoy lunch back at the ranch before travelling back to Punta Bandera via boat. Transfer by private vehicle to the hotel in El Calafate and sit down for a delicious Patagonian meal as a group dinner.

TRANSPORT: Hop onboard the ferry for one last thrilling navigation from Estancia Cristina to Puerto Punta Bandera. Keep your eyes and ears alert for wildlife along the way.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle en route from Punta Bandera to your hotel in El Calafate.

ACTIVITY: Cap off your adventure with a delicious and traditional Patagonian feast. Devour freshly baked flaky empanadas, stews, pastas, salads, barbecued steaks, lamb roasted over the fire and more.

FREE TIME: MORNING Enjoy one final free morning at Estancia Cristina. Choose between two available optionals this morning. The first is a horseback ride visiting Norte and Moyano hills with views of Pearson Lake. The second option is a 5.5km trek to Los Perros waterfall. Lunch will then be served at the ranch before departure.

Day 10: El Calafate

Location: El Calafate

Meals Included: BREAKFAST

Today your adventure comes to an end, but the memories made during your time in Patagonia are sure to live on.

Depart at any time.

ACTIVITY: Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

What's Included

  • Accommodation
    Hotels (9 nts).

  • Meals
    9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners

  • Complimentary arrival transfer

  • Your Welcome Moment: Welcome Moment - Meet Your CEO and Group Your OMG Day: Horseback Riding or Hiking Cerro Carnero, Estancia Cristina Your Foodie Moment: Traditional Patagonian Feast

  • Welcome dinner

  • 3 days of hiking in the Torres del Paine area with a mountain guide

  • Mirador Cuernos Hike

  • Grey Lake Viewpoint Hike

  • Las Torres Hike

  • Visit to Perito Moreno Glacier with a local guide

  • Navigation through Upsala Glacier and Cristina Channel

  • Expedition to Upsala Glacier

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Accommodation

Hotels (9 nts).

Transport

Private vehicle, ferry, hiking.

Meals Included

9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners

Group Size

Max 16, avg 12

Solo Travellers

We believe solo 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 solo travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

Meals

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. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.

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  • Group Size Notes

    Max 16, avg 12

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  • Meals

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  • Highlights

    Spend 3 days hiking in and around the stunning scenery of Torres del Paine National Park, Witness huge chunks of ice calving off of Perito Moreno Glacier, Travel by boat through Upsala and Cristina Passages, Choose from a variety of outdoor activities within Los Glaciares National Park, Feast on delicious typical Patagonian cuisine

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  • Meals Included

    9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners

  • Transport

    Private vehicle, ferry, hiking.

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  • What's Included

    Your Welcome Moment: Welcome Moment - Meet Your CEO and Group Your OMG Day: Horseback Riding or Hiking Cerro Carnero, Estancia Cristina Your Foodie Moment: Traditional Patagonian Feast. Complimentary arrival transfer. Welcome dinner. 3 days of hiking in the Torres del Paine area with a mountain guide. Mirador Cuernos Hike. Las Torres Hike. Grey Lake Viewpoint Hike. Visit to Perito Moreno Glacier with a local guide. Navigation through Upsala Glacier and Cristina Channel. Expedition to Upsala Glacier. Farewell dinner. All tips included for activities and meals, except for CEO and porterage. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

  • Arrival Complications

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    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 people in the sex trade 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 utilize the services of paid sex workers, in any capacity.

  • Joining Instructions

    For details of your joining hotel please refer to your tour voucher, G Account, the G Adventures App or contact your travel agent. An arrival transfer is included when you arrive on Day 1. Our driver will be waiting for you with a G Adventures sign with your name on it, and they will be waiting for you outside the luggage hall. There most likely will be many signs, so please check carefully for your name. Please note that day 1 is an arrival day and no activities have been planned on this day. Upon arrival to your Joining Hotel (note that check-in time will be in the afternoon), 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. Please make sure to keep the stamped immigrations receipt you receive when you arrive into Chile. This receipt is required when leaving Chile.

  • Visas and Entry Requirements

    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 the information yourself and understand that you are fully responsible for your own visa requirements. Visa information specific to your destination and nationality can be found in our Important Pre-Departure Information page here

  • Optional Activities

    Estancia Cristina - Horseback Riding From Estancia Cristina - Los Perros Waterfalls Hike From Estancia Cristina

  • Packing List

    Available for Rent: • Walking poles (6000 CLP per day) • Windproof rain jacket (4000 CLP per day) • Windproof rain pants (5000 CLP per day) Cold weather: • Long-sleeved shirts or sweater • Scarf • Warm gloves • Warm hat • Warm layers Documents: • Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border) • Insurance info (required) (With photocopies) • Passport (required) (With photocopies) • Vouchers and pre-departure information (required) • Visas or vaccination certificates (With photocopies) Essentials: • Toiletries (required) (Shampoo, bodywash, soap, etc.) • Binoculars (optional) • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries) • Cash, credit and debit cards • Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights) • Ear plugs • First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking) • Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal) • Fleece top/sweater • Footwear • Hat • Locks for bags • Long pants/jeans • Moneybelt • Outlet adapter • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.) • Reusable water bottle • Shirts/t-shirts • Sleepwear • Small travel towel • Sunglasses • Swimwear • Watch and alarm clock • Waterproof backpack cover • Windproof rain jacket Health & Safety: • Hand sanitizer (required) • Face masks (Clients will be only be required to wear a face mask where it is mandated by local regulations.) • Pen (Please bring your own pen for filling out documents.) • Quick Covid Test/Antigen Test Hiking Essentials: • Day pack (30 litres is the recommended size) • First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking) • Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal) • Fleece top/sweater • Hat • Hiking boots/sturdy walking shoes • Hiking pants (Convertible/Zip-off and quick dry recommended) • Long-sleeved shirts or sweater • Reusable water bottle • Sandals/flip-flops • Scarf (Scarf/Buff/Neckwear) • Snacks • Socks (Trekking socks (woollen or synthetic, not cotton)) • Sport t-shirts (Cotton/Dri-Fit) • Sunglasses • Thermal base layer • Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable) • Towel • Walking poles ((Available for rent, highly recommended)) • Warm gloves • Warm hat • Warm layers • Warm waterproof jacket • Waterproof backpack cover Optional/Useful packing list: • Binoculars (optional) • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries) • Ear plugs • Locks for bags • Moneybelt • Outlet adapter • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.) • Sleeping bag liner/sleep sheet

  • Tipping

    On the Geluxe Collection tours, tipping is included for all included activities and meals. Tipping is not included for the CEO or Porterage. Should you want some basic guidelines on tipping for the activities you do on your own, please see below. 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 $10-15 USD per person, per day can be used. For meals and activities not included in your itinerary, it is appropriate in Latin America to tip 10%. Though not compulsory, tipping is expected. 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 and shows an expression of satisfaction.

  • Joining Hotel

    For details of your joining hotel please refer to your tour voucher, G Account, the G Adventures App or contact your travel agent.

  • Group Leader Description

    All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders, also known as a CEO (Chief Experience Officer). 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.

  • Accommodation

    Hotels (9 nts).

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    G Adventures was established in 1990

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Most of our trips do not have a single supplement. This means that the accommodation is on a twin share basis and, if travelling on your own, you will be sharing a room with another G Adventures traveller of the same sex. Some tours have an optional single supplement. An optional service that may be available is called "My Own Room". This service allows solo travellers to request their own room.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    It's extremely difficult if not impossible to join a tour after it has begun. It is possible to leave a tour early however you will be responsible for your own arrangements from the moment you decide to leave the tour. You would also be responsible for all costs associated with joining a tour late or leaving one early. If you feel this may be necessary, please consult us before you book.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    https://www.gadventures.com/travel-with-confidence/

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    https://www.gadventures.com/about-us/core-values/

Reviews of this operator

Lynsey M, UK  

Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires: Waterfalls & White Sands

08-Nov-2021

This tour was very good. I would reccomend it. It is great to see the difference in the three countries, Iguassu Falls definitely a highlight on my whole South America trip.

Connie McKain Albright  

Galapagos

10-Jan-2023

This was our first trip with G Adventures. We took the 8 day trip around Galapagos on their ship Yolita II. The guide, Adrienne, was knowledgeable and very pleasant. Each day had a variety of activities to choose from so you could fill your day or pick and choose what you wanted to do. The guide knew where to look for various animals so we saw an abundance of wildlife - lots of different sea birds, sea lions, a few kinds of iguanas, and many kinds of fishes. The only negative, and it's not G Adventures fault, is that the little ship rocks and rolls and night which can make sleeping challenging.

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Tina. G, Canada  

DAK

08-Nov-2021

The tour was great! Our guide Peter was very knowledgeable and gave us just the right amount of information about the sights and animals we were seeing. He was also very personable and had a great sense of humour. Our cook was great as well! They were both flexible and accomodated our requests to spend longer looking at some animals, to visit craft markets, etc. The lodge accommodations both inside and outside Kruger National Park were fantastic.

Sandra Salter  

I have taken four trips with G…

18-Dec-2022

I have taken four trips with G Adventures. The Guides have been so knowledgeable and friendly. Each trip has been thoroughly planned. The trips have been once in a lifetime experiences.

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Jil S, Canada  

Costa Rica Adventure

08-Nov-2021

The tour was excellent! I think there was something for everyone on this tour... lots of hiking and nature walks for nature lovers, a plethora of optional activities for the adventurous and lots of downtime for the ones who just want to relax. I loved it!

Fergus Lawrence Park   Uk

Sailing Thailand - Phuket to Phuket

18-Dec-2023

Fantastic trip overall with very efficient staff on board. Fantastic food throughout. Deluxe cabin was disappointing and not as advertised and many problems with the air conditioning in our cabin meant we had 2 sleepless nights.

Fergus Lawrence Park   Uk

Sailing Thailand - Phuket to Phuket

18-Dec-2023

Fantastic trip overall with very efficient staff on board. Fantastic food throughout. Deluxe cabin was disappointing and not as advertised and many problems with the air conditioning in our cabin meant we had 2 sleepless nights.

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  • Travel With Confidence Policy

    Our Travel with Confidence policy was created to highlight the measures G Adventures has taken in
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    coming out of the pandemic. This policy complements our Book with Confidence policy - which
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