7 Reasons to Book a Tour with G Adventures
While deciding on a road trip as your next vacation, there are many things to decide on. Where do you want to go? Do you want to choose your own route or book a pre-organized one via a company? And if you do so, do you want to drive alone or join a group with a driver?
One possible decision I want to recommend to you in this article is embarking on a road trip with G Adventures, a Canadian tour operator offering various road trips in the United States and Canada.
Here are the top seven reasons for why you should embark on a tour with G Adventures (there are many more reasons for sure)...
First of all, the most obvious aspect: You needn't bother with organizing everything. Deciding on a route is difficult since there are more great places you might want to see than you actually can within your vacation.
Furthermore, you need to pay attention to the length of your driving days and make sure to find a place to stay overnight. Already sounds like too much organization to you? Don’t worry, G Adventures will take care of everything.
2. Great Itineraries
Since G Adventures has done quite a bunch of road trips already, they’ve had lots of time to optimize their itineraries so that you won’t miss out on great spots and make the most of the time you have.
The tours usually cover all the famous places and attractions that anyone taking a similar tour on his own would visit as well. In addition, they take you to less known (and less crowded!) spots that are just as beautiful and one might never come across when traveling alone.
3. Huge Variety of Trips
While many tour operators only offer a few different tours, G Adventures has tons of them. Some cover a similar area and only differ in a few stops, enabling you to find a desired itinerary for you. Once you have settled for the places you want to visit, you can choose the style of your journey.
Most tours mainly consist of camping but there are other options where you will stay in hostels or hotels too. Finally, the physical activity on a tour might differ from no/ little walking up to longer hikes or kajak tours. It will take some time to check out all the different tours but finally, you will find your perfect road trip.
The most important aspect you might have been waiting for already. While G Adventures’ tours might not belong into the category of budget friendly traveling, they are still far from expensive, considering the number of things you will do and see.
The prices include everything from travel costs, food (some meals might be excluded so that you have the chance to experience a typical local restaurant) and activities to National Park entrance fees.
It might seem like a lot of money at first but if you organized everything on your own, a similar tour would most likely cost you 3 - 4 times as much. You might just not realize this while planning since there are always costs you might not consider or additional things you will end up paying for. Therefore, G Adventures is a great option, especially for travelers that don’t want to exceed a certain budget.
Additional activities for each tour are listed with price so that you can plan all your expenses ahead and needn’t worry about money once you are on the road.
It's worth checking G Adventures’ website from time to time since there are often discounts on certain tours.
5. Local Knowledge
You are not only visiting unknow places, you will learn a lot about them as well. Since all CEOs, are local Americans and usually have done this or similar tours multiple times already, he or she will be able to tell you a lot about the things you see / do / eat etc. Besides the general information, they will be able to tell you things that you won’t find in your travel guide.
Don’t forget that it's a group travel journey, a typical group consisting of a maximum of 22 travelers. Therefore, you'll obviously meet lots of new people from all over the world. G Adventures’ trips are sold internationally and are characterized by lots of different nationalities.
Especially as a solo traveler, it's a great opportunity to meet new people, have a chat while you’re driving and find a travel buddy with whom you can explore the next location. When traveling as a couple or friends, G Adventures offers you both the opportunity to get in touch with others and to strive out on your own (besides the time you spent on the bus together, of course).
After a long day of driving, the group will cook together, hang out around the campfire or play some games. If you really aren't into too much group time, you can retreat to your tent just as well, which makes G Adventures a great option for both those which just need a way to come from a to b and for those that want to connect to other fellow travelers and build a team.
7. Enjoy the Road
Last but not least, another important aspect when it comes to road trips: The mean of transportation. G Adventures’ busses are very new, extremely comfortable and equipped with air condition, USB-ports to charge your mobile, loudspeakers for music and announcements made by the CEO and even TVs in case you want to watch a film during a long drive. All in all, they are by far better than any rental car you might get hold of.
Even more important is the fact that the bus is driven by a driver which obviously means that you needn't do any driving by yourself. Although lots of people like driving and consider it part of a road trip, there will always times where you become tired or annoyed because the traffic is bad. Therefore, G Adventures are a great way to explore the road. You can sit back, relax and take in the scenery instead of trying to find the way and focusing on street signs rather than the nature around you.
This will leave you relaxed and ready to explore your next destination where you needn't worry about going to bed in time to be fit for driving the next day. Like I said, the busses are very comfortable, so taking a nap is always an option. If you don’t feel like sleeping, have a chat with one of your fellow travelers. You might even make friends for a lifetime.
After all, great moments are much more fun when they are shared with great people. Likewise, amazing journeys are way better when they aren’t spent with organization or exhausting driving days. Therefore, G Adventures is the perfect tour operator to make your road trip unforgettable.
By Alina Correll
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