G Adventure, the largest privately-owned adventure travel company in the world, have extended their presence in the “Activity Area” of tourism by teaming up with National Geographic to bring you exclusive access to areas that normal tours have not been granted. Gain behind the scenes access to research facilities, historical sites and local experts.
G Adventures have always been dedicated to Animal Welfare with their long relationship with the Jane Goodall Institute – dedicated to the conservancy of primates. Visit http://www.janegoodall.org.uk to see the exceptional work they do.
“This planet is incredible. When you travel with G Adventures, you don’t just connect with its fascinating places and amazing people. You become part of a global community of curious travellers dedicated to social and economic change”.
Below is a sample of the “access all areas” from National Geographic on a specific tour in India.
TRADITIONAL WEAVING EXPERIENCE
In fabled Kathmandu, National Geographic grantee Chhing Lhomi works to preserve the ancient weaving traditions of the Upper Mustang region by transferring skills to younger generations. Learn about Chhing’s Himalayan Indigenous Society and their ongoing efforts.
Talk with a woman who has graduated from the SASANE program (Sisterhood of Survivors “SOS Project” of Human Trafficking). Gain valuable insight and learn about the struggles these brave women face in helping others in their new roles as paralegals. http://sasane.org.np
TIBETAN REFUGEE SETTLEMENT
Visit the Tashiling Tibetan Refugee Camp, established as a temporary settlement in 1964. Walk through this friendly quarter (now home to over 500 people) before enjoying a traditional lunch at its restaurant to support the community.
OVERNIGHT AT A MONASTERY
Experience the serenity of a Tibetan Buddhist monastery by spending the night in the comfortable accommodations of its guesthouse. Chart and participate in rituals with the approximately 200 resident monks to gain an understanding of their everyday life.
G Adventure Journeys Exclusive:
Arrival transfer • Tour of Old Delhi • Visit the Taj Mahal, Baby Taj, and Agra Fort • Excursion to Fatehpur Sikri and the Abhaneri step wells • Explore Jaipur • Tour of Kathmandu • Bhaktapur guided tour • Tour of Patan Durbar Square • Visit Swayambhunath • Chitwan National Park village walking tour and jeep safari • Pokhara lake tour and hike to the World Peace Pagoda • Internal flights • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
To find out more about this and other exciting tours, contact Tracy or Russ Allen on 01455 24052.