TORONTO — From cultural trekking n Bhutan to rafting in Patagonia, G Adventures’ newly launched 2016 Active brochure has enough heart-pumping thrills to capture the interest of any adventurer.
New ‘Active’ trips this year include a mixture of different activities and often use camping as the main accommodation option to fully immerse travellers in nature. These include the 11-day ‘Bhutan Trekking’, priced from $3,499 and featuring a trek through the sacred mountain passes of the Druk Path and a visit to Taktshang Monastery, as well as the 13-day ‘Japan Hike, Bike & Kayak’ trip, priced from $4,799 and including hikes along the UNESCO-listed Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route and kayaking around the Bay of Miyajima.
Also new is the 12-day ‘Cycle China’ adventure, priced from $2,699. This journey includes five days of cycling through China’s countryside as well as hiking in rural regions and visits to the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.
Rounding out the list of new adventures is the 10-day ‘Patagonia Multisport’, a trip that travels from Santiago to Puerto Natales and includes trekking in Torres del Paine National Park, cycling in Laguna Sofia, kayaking alongside the Grey Glacier, and cycling among the peaks of Patagonia. This itinerary is priced from $3,389.
In addition, G Adventures – the largest group adventure operator on the Inca Trail – has experienced an increase in demand for the Lares Trek as an alternative option to the Inca Trail in Peru. The company is now offering the Lares Trek on all of its trips taking travellers to Machu Picchu.
“The scenery, which is as awe-inspiring as its famous counterpart, takes travellers off the beaten path and much closer to the indigenous Quechua people. Starting in Ollantaytambo, trekkers make their way through the Lares Valley on an undulating path that rises higher than the Inca Trail. The Lares Trek also offers opportunities for insight into rural Andean life as the trail itself passes through very remote mountain communities,” said Denise Harper, Director of Sales, Canada, G Adventures.
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