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G Adventures is an adventure travel pioneer offering the planet's most awe-inspiring selection of affordable small-group tours, safaris and expeditions. Our award-winning trips embrace authentic accommodation, exotic cuisine and local transport to put travellers on a first-name basis with the planet’s people, cultures, landscapes and wildlife.
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In 1990, Bruce Poon Tip founded G Adventures with nothing more than two credit cards and a burning desire to create an authentic, sustainable travel experience like nothing the world had ever seen. By offering adventure-craving travellers an alternative to the resorts and cruises they were accustomed to, he not only changed the way people looked at their holiday time, but changed the face of travel forever. More than 28 years later, the only thing that hasn’t changed is an inherent belief in the core values that continue to inspire our being and business today.
How do you envision our world in 50 years? Our efforts in sustainability as an organization reflect our commitment to the idea that our children and grandchildren will have a wonderful natural environment to explore throughout their lives. Our role as a company is to ensure that we’re giving back more to the communities and the natural surroundings that we help you to visit than what is being taken away in our travels. Preserving cultural heritage and conserving and replenishing the natural environment, while improving the lives of local people, is the essence of our way of travelling and is integrated into every decision and action we take at G Adventures.
The year was 1988… While most of the world was dreaming of hoverboard-mounted lasers, joining wild pyramid schemes and listening to Milli Vanilli, two mates from Melbourne spurned these distractions and instead turned their youthful, entrepreneurial beards toward the thing they loved the most – travel.
Why travel with Intrepid?
The sixty-four thousand dollar question. Finding a travel company that fits just right is pretty important (and pretty difficult). But instead of bragging about what we do – great value group tours, local leaders, added extras etc. – we’d rather tell you why we do it. When it comes to adventure, attitude is everything.
Why small group travel?
The world’s a big place and it’s human nature to get out there and explore it. The only thing is, it’s a really big place. And there’s a heap of different languages to learn, borders to cross and cultures to negotiate. Small group adventure travel makes these things easy. Instead of worrying about logistics, you can focus all your energy on having the experience of a lifetime.
The world’s a pretty amazing place, and we like to do what we can to keep it that way. Travel should benefit the places it touches, and to that end we’ve made a commitment to be a responsible business. That means, amongst other things, we carbon offset our trips, we don’t ride elephants in Asia (or anywhere else), and we live sustainable travel every single day.
It began more than 40 years ago with two friends and one goal: to drive an overland track from London to the Minaret of Jam, Afghanistan.
Exodus was founded on the spirit of adventure, and though we’ve left the 90 day truck journeys in the rear-view mirror, it’s that spirit that still drives us today.
It’s not just us that loves this style of travel; we’re thrilled to say that 97% of our customers would recommend us to a friend.
What to Expect with Exodus: Small Guided Groups
If you’ve never tried adventure travel before, this is a great place to start.
You can join a small guided group, our most popular way to travel and how we started out. Group sizes vary depending on the trip, but on average you can expect 12-16 people, plus a fully qualified, experienced local leader. Their role is to keep you safe, take care of the logistics and give you a local’s insight and knowledge, helping you unlock your destination’s best kept secrets. It’s these little tips that you don’t find in guidebooks, and the conversations you have, that make a leader so integral to this style of trip.
If you’re on your own, you’ll be glad to know that around half of Exodus travellers book solo, so it’s rare you’ll be the only single traveller. We never charge you extra for being a solo traveller; you can choose to pay a single room supplement, or share a room with one other person of the same gender.
What to Expect with Exodus: Self-Guided
Perfect for adventurers who want to go at their own pace. Our active European self-guided adventures mean you have the back up of Exodus’ 40 years of experience, without sharing any of your holiday. Choose walking or cycling; we’ll send you detailed maps, route notes and guidance, book all your hotels and transfer your bags for you, leaving you free to enjoy a hassle-free holiday under your own steam.
What to Expect with Exodus: Tailormade
Exactly as it sounds, we’ll tailor a bespoke adventure that’s just for you. Either take inspiration from our group itineraries and tweak to suit you, or build your perfect adventure from the ground up. It’s the perfect way to celebrate a big birthday or anniversary with your loved ones. We can tailormake adventures from a minimum of two travellers, and you’ll benefit from all the experience and dedication of a highly trained and experience Exodus local leader.
Fully Protected Since 1974
Plus, our transferrable deposits policy means you can rebook if you have to cancel your trip for any reason - without losing any money.
Established in 1974, we’re the original UK adventure holiday company. You can travel safe, knowing you’re with an established, reputable company. Exodus is fully ABTA and ATOL bonded so your booking is always legally covered.
Exodus has been given the Which? Recommended Provider award, one of a handful of travel companies that have met the specific customer-focused criteria for the accolade. Book with confidence knowing we’ve been independently rated.
I’m Ready For Adventure!
With over 500 trips all over the world, covering all seven continents, it can be daunting to know where to start. Take a look at our top ten most popular trips for first time Exodus travellers for some inspiration.
WHY ONLY 18-35?
WHAT DESTINATIONS CAN I GO TO WITH CONTIKI?
A collective of explorers who are devoted to travel, we strive to open minds, shift perspectives, learn new things and make a difference. Our passion is to inspire young people through life-changing travel experiences. Our business is to make travel dreams a reality. We know what works. And we’re not afraid to shout about it. We refuse to sacrifice quality, independence and freedom, and believe solo adventures should go hand in hand with unforgettable moments with like-minded travellers. We offer variety, comfort and value for money, and promise a hassle-free holiday, loaded with authentic local experiences.
We are lively, curious, knowledgeable and dedicated; driven with the desire to laugh and have fun. We build the trips. You build the memories. Are you ready to discover what it means to be a #Topdecker?
HERE AT TOPDECK, IT'S YOUR TRIP, YOUR WAY.
With loads of free time to explore, heaps of included meals, access to some amazing bucket list activities and the opportunity to meet a whole bunch of like-minded young travellers, Topdeck trips are way more than your average package tour. They’re the experience of a lifetime. Looking for an unforgettable adventure? Topdeck’s the only choice!
Our one-of-a-kind included and optional activities in both iconic hotspots and off-the-beaten track places mean there’s never a dull moment on your trip of a lifetime.
We're not your average travel company. It was 1998 when we first linked up the best cities and destinations in Europe with a commitment to the independent traveller to make their time, cash and experiences go further. By being the alternative choice we have remained dedicated to our freestyle form of travel and our unique hop-on hop-off flexible coach network.
TRAVEL WITH TRAVELLERS
We live to travel and as travellers ourselves know what makes an unforgettable trip. Sometimes we show you around, other times you are free to explore, either way, we hope to give you choice and plenty of local knowledge.
This passion to explore the world (without costing the Earth) has also developed over the years into our innovative Adventures, be it island hopping in Greece and Croatia, trekking through Eastern Europe or discovering the ancient cultures of Egypt and Morocco.
BUSABOUT, HAGGIS & SHAMROCKER
Busabout is part of a small group of companies that share the same attitude. HAGGiS Adventures pioneered the budget backpacker experience in 1993 with their award-winning trips through Scotland, Cornwall and Wales with their passionate local Guides. In 1999, Shamrocker Adventures started running the same style of trips throughout Ireland with their equally world-famous 100% Irish Guides.
Putting it simply, we're a bunch of mates who really enjoy what we do. So, by choosing to travel with us, you will be sure to receive the same quality and exceptional good time. (We've even created a couple of discounts like our 'Mate's Rates' to thank you). And our 'Our Book & Go guarantee' means once you have booked, your trip is absolutely guaranteed to run. We never cancel our trips. We promise. Have a great time and see you on the road.
Travel impacts on the places and communities we visit and we have a responsibility to minimise this and 'give back'.
We're a Member of ETOA
The European Tour Operators Association “ETOA” was founded in 1989 by a group of tour operators who wanted representation in Europe. After 20 years ETOA still remains the only trade association offering European level representation for the interests of inbound and intra-European tour operators, wholesalers and their European suppliers.
GIVE’S MISSION IS TO INSPIRE GROWTH, EMPOWER GLOBAL CITIZENS & IGNITE SUSTAINABLE CHANGE WORLDWIDE.
In order to truly inspire growth and achieve sustainable travel internationally, GIVE has adopted the Asset-based community development (ABCD) model which is a set of proven best practices in sustainable development that mobilizes a community’s own assets and resources as the basis for development. Furthermore, through providing hands-on and eye-opening learning experiences that foster authentic connections between volunteers and host community members, we are able to empower global citizens who will continue to spread GIVE’s values and ignite sustainable change worldwide.
EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES TO HELP THEMSELVES
In contrast to the traditional needs-based development model which focuses on local problems and relies on outside agencies for help, asset-based community development is a principle of international sustainable travel that emphasizes existing strengths and potentials within a community and empowers its members to take action. When identifying projects, we first assess the resources, skills, and knowledge already available in a community, unite the community around issues that inspire its members to act. Then we work alongside local leaders to form a plan of action to yield a positive impact. GIVE’s ultimate goal is for our host communities to take full responsibility of our international volunteer projects as soon as possible.
AWAKENING A GENERATION OF GLOBAL CITIZENS
As valuable as GIVE’s projects on the ground may be, they are just tiny drops in a vast ocean of global inequality. Solving the world’s greatest challenges and ending extreme poverty will require a lifetime of collective action from ordinary people around the world. Since 2012, by establishing genuine connections between our volunteers and host community members, educating volunteers on the world’s biggest challenges, educating them in sustainable tourism and inspiring them to take action, and providing alumni with post-trip tools and resources to increase their impact upon returning home, GIVE has become a powerful catalyst in activating thousands of global citizens across the planet. These people will become the next generation of social entrepreneurs, parents, community leaders, educators and so much more – working together to end extreme poverty and uplift every member of the human race. GIVE’s past volunteers are living proof that we should all stop viewing our contributions as just drops in the ocean, and started viewing the ocean as a collection of drops.
Small Group Adventures
Bindlestiff Tours are experts in leading small group adventure travel. Founded by highly experienced Southwest USA Tour Leaders in 2010, our team brings to you over 15 years of experience leading USA Southwest tours, and our staff, having lived and worked all over the world, share your passion for adventure through travel.
Affordable High Quality Tours
Embracing the concept of providing affordable tours without sacrificing quality we specialize in Southwest USA Tours, offering both multi day and single day trips. Each and every tour we offer is researched and designed by tour leaders themselves who are both passionate and knowledgeable about the areas we visit ensuring that you get maximum enjoyment and exceptional value for money.
Our optional and included activities are carefully selected to provide our clients with the ultimate holiday experience and through our vendor relationships you will often receive special discounts.
Travel in comfort in our modern, fully customized touring vehicles
Bindlestiff Tours provides small group adventure in our modern, 6-14 passenger vans and SUV’s. Fully conditioned with reclining seats, enlarged viewing windows and charging units for phones and cameras.
Enjoy free WiFi at most campsites
Most of the campgrounds we use provide complimentary WIFI so you can keep friends and family updated on your adventure!
Our tour leaders know exactly how to get you off the beaten track, for example, finding a secret ledge to view the sunrise over the Grand Canyon and can have access to the most famous nightclubs in Las Vegas. You can be sure that your tour leader knows all the hidden gems and local favorites!
Extraordinary Tour Leaders
We are experts in our field, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the trip your lifetime whilst making new friends from all over the world. You will be guided through the most spectacular scenery that America has to offer and by taking part in some of highly recommended optional activities, you may even find yourself soaring high above the Grand Canyon in a helicopter or cruising the Las Vegas strip in a stretch limousine!
Our leaders can be flexible in our itineraries so not only can you be certain that you will be traveling with young, liked minded individuals with a passion for adventure but you can also be assured that our small groups program (max group size 14) will be adapted to guarantee that you never miss a popular local festivity.
We believe that personal attention and unparalleled value for money is the key to providing a great travel experience. We are with you every step of the way from your initial inquiry to the time we say goodbye at the end of your tour. We will be there guiding and helping with any questions or concerns you have.
Best Value for Money
Bindlestiff Tours is committed to providing outstanding value for money. Our competitive tour fees mean that our trips work out at great value when compared to other similar trips, making sure you have more money left over from your budget to enjoy yourselves on some of our optional activities!
Traveling solo? Take advantage of our no single person supplement policy, many of our clients are traveling solo, you can relax knowing that you will not be charged a penalty for a single person booking for any of our camping tours. Since you will be traveling with like minded individuals who share your passion for adventure you will be sure to have new friends and memories to last a lifetime.
100% Owned and Operated
Unlike other tour operators, we have our own tour leaders and your special trip will never be contracted out or passed to another company. Our leaders are employed and trained through us, ensuring that we deliver an exceptional in-house product.
Book with Confidence
We use a 100% secure booking site for your security and are proud to be a member of IATAN, Global Recognition for Professional Travel Agents and is accredited with the Better Business Bureau. Bindlestiff Tours is operating under commercial use authorizations from the United States National Park Service and special use permits from the Bureau of Land Management and the Navajo Nation.
Environmental Check List
We work hard to support environmental causes close to both our homes and our hearts. Our consistent focus is to lessen our impact and reduce, reuse, and recycle, to leave the areas we visit in better condition than when we found them. We know that our adventures will only be possible if we preserve the places we love! We are proud to be a member of The International Eco-Tourism Society.