For the price of your weekly dry cleaning, you can cleanse your spirit in Nepal.
G.A.P Adventures, the world’s leading small group adventure tour operator, is expanding its already broad Asian portfolio with more than 60 new adventures. As well as reaching new destinations, these adventures combine sights along paths less trodden for an authentic experience of Asia.
What’s more, travellers will receive 10% off selected new Asia 2009 trips booked by November 15th 2008 with travel completed by April 30th 2009. When booking quote promo code: New Trips 2009. Terms and conditions apply and can be viewed at http://www.gapadventures.com/new-trips/asia.php.
“Asia is a crossroad of culture and religion and, as such, it offers plenty of opportunities to the adventure seeker. Whether you’re looking for the hustle and bustle of Bangkok or the peaceful atmosphere of the Tibetan monasteries, Asia is the perfect place for a genuine discovery experience,” says Bruce Poon Tip, CEO of G.A.P Adventures.
“G.A.P Adventures’ new range of small group tours will include routes to less visited destinations such as Korea, Bangladesh and West Papua/Irian Jaya,” adds Poon Tip. “Don’t think for a second that our trips are out of reach. Customers will discover that travelling abroad with us may be cheaper than staying at home.”
G.A.P Adventures’ new trips to Asia include:
Cambodia and Laos Mekong Adventure (15 days)
Following the course of the mighty Mekong, this 15-day tour will carry travellers from the fertile plains of Cambodia to the mountains of Laos; from one mesmerising Royal home hidden in the jungle to another. Experience sunrise over Angkor Wat, the former capital of the Khmer kingdom before heading to the modern day capital Phnom Penh to wander the thriving markets and experience the despair of the Khmer Rouge regime in sites such as Tuol Sleng and the Killing Fields. Journey onwards to Laos stopping off in Si Phan Don, one of the most beautiful stretches of the Mekong to hopefully spot rare river dolphins before arriving into Luang Prabang, a frozen sliver of traditional Laotian life and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Price: 629 GBP + 150 USD local payment For more information: www.gapadventures.com/tour/atcm
Beyond the Himalayas (15 days)
Two weeks in remote and breathtaking high-altitude Ladakh, known as “Little Tibet”, would appeal to any adventure traveller. Heading by bike into the Himalayas, visitors will cross the 5360m Tanglang La pass, the highest point of the trip, and continue towards Hemis, one of the country’s largest monasteries. Finally, the trip ends at Leh, Ladakh’s capital city, located in the Indus River Valley at a crossroad of the old trading routes from Tibet and Kashmir.
Price: 809 GBP + 300 USD local payment For more information: www.gapadventures.com/tour/ahbh
Trail of the Buddha (24 days)
Visitors will spend 24 days on the footsteps of Buddha across Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Tibet and Nepal. They will travel from bustling Bangkok and magnificent Angkor Wat, through Laos’ temples and countryside, on to the peaceful monasteries of Tibet and, after resting at Everest Base Camp, they will end this amazing journey in famed Kathmandu.
Price: 1569 GBP + 500 USD local payment For more information: www.gapadventures.com/tour/attb
Nepal Adventure (10 days)
Nepal is filled to the brim with medieval temples and monuments, incredible wildlife such as tigers and rhinos, and hospitable locals. Travellers will ride an elephant through the national park on safari before joining a guided hike through the Chitwan National Park in search of the Royal Bengal tiger and one-horned rhino, trek among spectacular mountain scenery in the Annapurna Foothills and explore the fascinating city of Kathmandu.
Price: 299 GBP + 250 USD local payment
For more information: www.gapadventures.com/tour/ANNA
Visit www.gapadventures.com/new to see all of G.A.P Adventures’ brand new trips to Asia. *Trips listed are before discount, land only and do not include international airfare.
About G.A.P Adventures
G.A.P Adventures is a world leader in the adventure travel industry offering small group adventures on all seven continents and beyond to more than 85,000 global travelers annually. The award-winning trips, which focus on culture, nature and active travel, are ideal for those with a sense of adventure – people who want to leave the beaten path and authentically immerse themselves in a local culture or environment to experience the real world in a sustainable manner. Demonstrating its ongoing cultural, social and economic commitment to responsible tourism, G.A.P Adventures established the Planeterra Foundation, as a way the company and its passengers can give back to the communities visited. For more information, please visit www.gapadventures.com and www.planeterra.org.