G Adventures creates ‘Mini Adventures’ programme

G Adventures has created a programme of 36 ‘Mini Adventures’ designed to be added on to longer holidays or business trips.

The operator said it had developed the programme after identifying trends for longer travel and so-called ‘workcations’, incorporating an element of leisure travel in a business trip.

The breaks, which range from two to six days in duration, will be available in 28 cities across 19 countries and in three of G Adventures’ travel groupings – 18-to-Thirtysomethings, Active and Classic.

Stu Darnley, national sales manager, said the Mini Adventures provided an opportunity for agents to up-sell existing and new customers, and could also be offered as a “taster tour” for those looking to explore adventure travel.

He said: “Our team and CEOs (chief experience officers) on the ground know all the must-see sights and lesser-known local gems in the world’s most interesting cities.

“This new range of Mini Adventures takes the hassle out of planning a short break and means travellers can have a truly local experience and ensure their money stays in the destination they are visiting at the same time.”

Trips in the programme include a four-day Classic Ho Chi Minh City Mini Adventure, including a culinary tour on the back of a motorbike and a backstreets walking tour; a three-day Classic Bangkok Mini Adventure, including a visit to the Grand Palace, a klong riverboat cruise along the canals to Chinatown for a street food experience and a traditional Thai foot massage; and a three-day Cusco Mini Adventure, including visits to the city’s ancient ruins and temples including hiking in the countryside.

Other destinations featured include Reykjavik, Marrakech, Havana, Istanbul and Laos.

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