Wholesalers

G Adventures introduces wellness focused trips

G Adventures have launched a collection of wellness dedicated tours to help you catch up on self-care on your next adventure.

tenor

The small group tour operator has introduced a program of trips in 10 new destinations designed to help travellers slow down, find their balance and reconnect with the world, as well as with themselves.

With more than 80 departures planned in 2019, in destinations including Nepal, Costa Rica, Iceland, Patagonia, Tuscany and Peru, the new Wellness trips range from seven to 13 days in duration, and balance must-see highlights with a slower pace of travel.

Regular yoga sessions, intention setting and healthy food choices are all offered on the new programme of tours so travellers return home feeling more balanced.

Each destination has been selected for its unique wellness aspect, and travellers will participate in local rituals such as a purification bath in Bali, a prayer ceremony with monks in Nepal and an ashram stay in India.

“The wellness industry has skyrocketed in recent years,” Adrian Piotto, Managing Director Australia and New Zealand, G Adventures said.

“According to the Global Wellness Institute, the wellness industry is now worth 3.7 trillion USD globally, with consumers seeking new ways to alleviate stress, reduce illness and boost wellbeing.

“Our new Wellness trips are designed to meet this demand, and also to be inclusive – they are suitable for travellers of all ages and abilities, and are centred around the three pillars of mindfulness, movement and nourishment. We also aim to cater for all kinds of dietary preferences, from gluten-free to vegan.”

The new Wellness itineraries include:

  • Wellness Bali – Often referred to as “The Island of the Gods”, this nine-day tour takes in some of Bali’s most ancient spiritual sites and wellness rituals. From the Hindu temple of Tirta Empul, where travellers will purify themselves a traditional holy bath, to discovering the secrets of “Boreh”, the island’s traditional herbal medicine. Prices from AUD $1999 per person.
  • Wellness Colombia – While Colombia may not be a traditional wellness destination, the combination of tranquility and activity on this eight-day tour is perfect for travellers looking to rejuvenate and recharge. Highlights include sampling local flavours on a street food tour in Cartagena, spending a day hiking into Tayrona National Park and wandering through the foothills of the Sierra Nevada to the Aluna Springs to enjoy a guided meditation next to a waterfall. Prices from AUD $2399 per person.
  • Wellness Costa Rica – Renowned for its adventure experiences, stunning beaches and biodiversity that is second-to-none, wellness-seekers can tap into Costa Rica’s unique energy on this eight-day tour. From remote eco lodges in the Rincon de la Vieja and surf lessons on secluded beaches near Samara, to aerial yoga in Playa Carrillo and a visit to the G Adventures-supported Mi Cafecito coffee co-operative, everything on the itinerary is designed with the pura vida ethos in mind. Prices from AUD $2299 per person.
  • Wellness Iceland – Clean air, vast landscapes, geothermal spas and yoga overlooking the waterfalls of Thingvellir National Park make this seven-day wellness journey unforgettable. Travellers will get active, hiking Solheimajokull Glacier using crampons and pickaxes, visit a horse farm to learn about the beautiful Icelandic horses and take part in a rye-bread cooking class in a geothermal bakery. Prices from AUD $3699 per person.
  • Wellness India – In the birthplace of yoga, this 11-day tour sees travellers spending three nights in a traditional Ashram on the banks of the Ganges river. Here they will enjoy an authentic vegetarian diet and daily yoga sessions, before heading to Dharamshala, the home to the Dalai Lama. Learning about Hindu and Buddhist spiritual beliefs, they will also visit the Pakistan border to watch the famous changing of the guard. Prices from AUD $2999 per person.
  • Wellness Italy – Rome and Tuscany  – In the land of rolling hills and delicious wine, this seven day tour focuses on local food and being present in the stunning surroundings. Farm to table style cooking classes, restorative evening yoga and natural thermal pools are twinned with a traditional vineyard visit and a local wine tasting, showing that true well being is all about balance. Prices from AUD $2799 per person.
  • Wellness Nepal – This 13 day Wellness tour balances daily yoga, including Surya Namaskar Yoga, with jeep safaris through Chitwan National Park and a two-night stay in the spiritual hub of Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha. A three night stay in a working monastery will see travellers take part in a traditional prayer ceremony and meditation session, guided by the Nepalese monks. Prices start from AUD $4399 per person.
  • Wellness Patagonia – Retreat from the bustle of life to one of the world’s most southern and remote regions. Glaciers, mountains and parks awaits travellers on this 10 days wellness journey, along with the time – and the space – to stop and reconnect to the planet and oneself. From hiking the beautiful Cerro Tronador, kayaking on crystal-clear lakes and horse riding across grasslands to watching the sunset with a beer in hand at a local brewery, this tour incorporates activity and local cuisine with the space to recenter and relax. Prices from AUD $3999 per person.
  • Wellness Peru – Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley – Deep in the Sacred Valley, this seven day tour is designed to energise and rejuvenate. Travellers will connect to movement with stand up paddle board (SUP) yoga on Pray Lagoon, surrounded by the vast Andean mountains, enjoy some light hiking, before taking a relaxing soak in the Lares hot springs. A visit to the G Adventures supported Parwa Community Restaurant offers a special lunch, with local healthy options, while back in the Sacred Valley travellers will try a traditional Inca ceremony. Prices from AUD $2149 per person.
  • Wellness Thailand – This nine-day tour takes travellers to Thailand’s northern regions, unwinding in Pai’s natural hot springs and de-stressing in the depths of the Thai jungle. In Bangkok, a traditional Thai Massage School teaches travellers the skills to soothe tense muscles, while in Koh Samui, stand up paddle boarding and sunrise yoga on the beach restores balance. Prices from AUD $2399 per person.


SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Leave a Reply

Cruise

Cruising returns to New Zealand after nearly three years

NZ’s cruise industry collectively shouted “Yipee” when Pacific Explorer arrived in Waitemata Harbour. They then looked around in confusion as they realised that was a bit weird.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Myconian Collection welcomes back destination weddings and honeymoons

What’s better than a celebration of love? A celebration of love overseas of course, and it’s back on the rise!

Share

CommentComments

News

Tahiti drops remaining travel restrictions

Tahiti is having a Blast from the Past moment. And by that, we mean the country is reminding us what it was like to travel in 2019.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Travellers no longer need to register trips on Smartraveller; here’s what to do instead

There’s one less thing you have to remind your clients to do before they travel, and one thing to add. So, a pleasing equilibrium if you ask us.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

“Everyone was calm but that’s starting to change”: Gunshots shut down Canberra Airport

Travellers took to Twitter on Sunday to complain about having to wait outside in the cold while police apprehended a man for firing several shots inside Canberra Airport and we’re not saying they’re missing the point, but…

Share

CommentComments

Wholesalers

How your clients can experience the wilds of Africa in true luxury

When it comes to these bucket list experiences, few compare to an African safari, and no brand provides a more protected and luxurious safari than Abercrombie & Kent.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Tiny Away opens up mini Tassie getaways

Tiny Away has opened the doors to its first Tasmanian tiny houses, growing its network of rural getaways. The ‘Quirindi’ […]

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

Colorado Tourism Office say G’day to the industry

The Colorado Tourism Office joined media and travel titans last Friday at Bentley’s in the Sydney CBD to reconnect with the Aussie travel industry.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Bonza calls on Aussies to name its first plane

Some of the names suggested so far include Purple Rippa, Bonza Bruce, and Kimbo. We challenge you to come up with something more Aussie sounding than that!

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Qantas increases international connection time to reduce mishandled baggage

The upside of all these missing bags is that you no longer have to sprint through the airport to catch your connecting flight. Although we’ll miss the rush.

Share

CommentComments

Events

Missed the Visit USA Expos? Fear not, we’ve got your biggest questions covered.

by sponsored by Visit USA Australia

No more FOMO! These hot tips will get you in top-tip shape to visit the USA.

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

TravelManagers’ TCF Launch Applauded by PTMs

by Sponsored by TravelManagers

We hope you’re an AL (acronym lover), because this headline has plenty to go around!

Share

CommentComments