Looking for a new, active adventure to challenge and enthrall you in 2016 or 2017? You're in luck, as G Adventures has just announced four exciting new excursions that are sure to challenge and enthrall adventure travelers. These new trips range in length from six to 21 days, and deftly blend culture, history, and physical exertion into some amazingly enticing packages.
So where exactly do these new itineraries take us, and what do they involve? Read on to find out!
Trekking the Druk Path in Bhutan
Trekking in the Himalaya has been a mainstay of adventure travel for decades, but with this new trip G Adventures is taking us to a completely different destination. On this trip, adventure travelers will head to Bhutan, where they'll walk the legendary Druk Path into remote mountains, culminating at the famous Taktshang Monastery, also known as the Tiger's Nest. The 11-day trek visits beautiful Buddhist temples, wanders over sacred mountain passes, and introduces visitors to a country that is often referred to as the happiest on Earth.
The adventure begins and ends in Paro, and is priced at $3299.
Cycle from Hong Kong to Beijing in China
Cycling tours continue to grow in popularity and it is easy to understand why. Riding a bike through a foreign country is a great way to interact with the people, while getting an up close and personal look at the culture and landscape of this place. You'll get a chance to do just that on this 12-day biking tour of China that begins in Hong Kong and ends in Beijing. Highlights of the trip include visiting the famed Terracotta Warriors, a visit to the Great Wall, and strolling through the Forbidden City.
And all of that is on top of cycling through the scenic Chinese countryside. This tour costs $2124 with multiple departures planned throughout the year.
Hike, Bike, and Paddle Your Way Across Japan
Leave the big Japanese cities behind and explore this alluring country on foot, bike, and kayak instead. This 13-day trip takes travelers out into the countryside, where they'll visit historic temples, hike the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route, and paddle past the floating torii gate in the Bay of Miyajima. Other highlights include visits to Osaka and Hiroshima, a visit to Wakayama castle, and cycling between smaller islands in rural regions of Japan, all for $4499.
If you like traveling under your own power through a foreign land, this trip will certainly allow you to do just that.
Take a Multisport Escape to Patagonia
Want to hike, cycle, and raft your way through one of the truly great landscapes on Earth? Than you'll definitely want to join G Adventures on this fantastic trip to Chilean Patagonia. The famous Torres del Paine National Park will serve as a dramatic backdrop as you kayak past towering glaciers, mountain bike past iconic Patagonian peaks, and trek through one of the wildest places on the planet. In terms of sheer beauty, there are few natural environments that can come close to what you'll discover on this trip, which runs for 10 days and is priced at $2799.
These are just the latest editions to the G Adventures catalog of active trips. They offer numerous others as well, including climbs up Kilimanjaro, trekking in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, and walking the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. To explore all of the options that are available, check out the the full active adventures catalog here.