Best of the Coast – Western Australia -

10 days, 9 nights

Visit : Perth, Geraldton, Kalbarri, Monkey Mia, Coral Bay, Exmouth

There’s so much that’s awesome about Australia that it’s hard to nail down what’s best. We think we’ve managed to do it on this 10-day trip from Perth up the coast to Exmouth. We pack in plenty of authentic Aussie experiences, from spotting tons of native wildlife to taking kayak tours with Aborigin ...

There’s so much that’s awesome about Australia that it’s hard to nail down what’s best. We think we’ve managed to do it on this 10-day trip from Perth up the coast to Exmouth. We pack in plenty of authentic Aussie experiences, from spotting tons of native wildlife to taking kayak tours with Aboriginal guides and learning about their legends. See the marine life at Shark Bay, check out the stromatolites, explore Cape Range National Park and more. The best? Oh, yes.
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Highlights

  • See the marine life at Shark Bay, check out the rare stromatolites, explore Cape Range National Park, take a canoe tour with Aboriginal guides and learn about their legends
Start of Tour
Perth
10 days, 9 nights
End of Tour
Exmouth
  • Day 1Arrive at anytime.
    • There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. If you arrive early, opt to visit nearby Freemantle, visit a vineyard at the Swan Valley Wineries, hit the beach at Cottesloe, take a day trip to Rottnest Island to spot the adorable Quokka, or explore the city at your own pace!
    • Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting 1h

      - The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.

    • Comfort Inn & Suites Goodearth Perth

      - Comfort Inn & Suites Goodearth Perth

    • Meals - No Meal
  • Day 2Enjoy a full day of highlights — visit the Pinnacles and Greenough Wildlife Park, an animal rescue facility. Continue to Geraldton on the Batavia Coast for the night.
    • Head out early for a day of highlights en route to Geraldton.
    • Private Vehicle Perth Geraldton 5h30m

      - Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

    • The Pinnacles Visit Nambung National Park 1h

      - The Pinnacles are formations jutting out of the sand in Nambung NP. Catch these stunning limestone formations in the right light and the unique landscape will stay in your memory for a long time.

    • Greenough Wildlife Park Visit Greenough 1h

      - For more than 30 years, the Greenough Wildlife & Bird Park has rescued, rehabilitated and released many of Australia's most iconic creatures. Bring your camera on this visit to the park 20km (12 mi) south of Geraldton and learn more efforts to protect a menagerie of wildlife including emus, dingos, kangaroos, wallaroos, and crocodiles.

    • Ibis Geraldton

      - Ibis Geraldton

    • Meals - BREAKFAST
  • Day 3Visit the Principality of Hutt River, the oldest 'micronation' in Australia. See some coastal attractions before reaching Kalbarri. Opt to horseback ride, abseil, canoe or simply relax on the beach. Camp under the stars in a traditional swag (padded canvas bedroll).
    • Private Vehicle Geraldton Kalbarri 3h

      - Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

    • Hutt River Province Visit Hutt River 0h30m 1h

      - Hutt River seceded from Australia in 1970. This independent sovereign state consists of some 18,500 acres of rolling farmland and at last count, has a grand total population of 23 residents. Visit this quirky ‘micronation’, check out Mt Secession and Lake Serenity, have tea and check out the historical displays in the town of Nain.

    • Kalbarri National Park Visit Kalbarri 6h

      - Travel 13km (8 mi) south of town to Kalbarri NP. Enjoy a hike along the path that hugs this stunning stretch of West Australian coast. Bring your camera and take great shots of cliffscapes, waves breaking, and if you're really lucky, whales breaching off shore. It can get quite hot here, especially during the summer months, so don't forget to bring lots of water!

    • Kalbarri

      - With so much to see and do, don't waste a minute.

    • Kalbarri Big River Ranch

      - Kalbarri Big River Ranch

    • Meals - BREAKFAST ,DINNER
  • Day 4Explore Kalbarri NP with a free afternoon in this Western Australian adventure capital.
    • Private Vehicle Kalbarri Kalbarri National Park 1h30m

      - Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

    • Kalbarri National Park Visit Kalbarri 3h

      - Travel deeper into Kalbarri, visiting the famous 'Nature's Window' and the Z Bend lookout. Remember to bring lots of water for today!

    • Private Vehicle Kalbarri National Park Kalbarri 1h

      - Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

    • Kalbarri

      - Get active or get lazy— the choice is yours.

    • Kalbarri Big River Ranch

      - Kalbarri Big River Ranch

    • Meals - BREAKFAST
  • Day 5Continue up the coast to Monkey Mia and Shark Bay. Visit the historic Hamelin Pool Telegraph Station and the famous stromatolites. Visit Shell Beach before making it to Monkey Mia for the night.
    • Private Vehicle Kalbarri Monkey Mia 5h15m

      - Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

    • Stromatolites Visit Shark Bay 0h45m 1h

      - Stromatolites are ancient living fossils found in only three locations on earth. Here in Hamelin Pool, they create a dramatic landscape and provide a fascinating lesson in the geology and history of an area that is millions of years old. Look. Learn. Love!

    • Shell Beach Visit Shell Beach 1h 1h

      - This is a beach unlike any other. Shell Beach in Shark Bay of Western Australia is made up entirely of billions of tiny cockle shells. Stroll along the 110km (68 mi) long beach, only one of two beaches like it in the world.

    • Eagle Bluff Visit Eagle Bluff 0h30m

      - Visit Eagle Bluff and walk along the boardwalk. The area is named for the osprey that nest on the rock island just offshore.

    • Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

      - Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

    • Meals - BREAKFAST
  • Day 6Get up close and personal with bottlenose dolphins at Shark Bay World Heritage Area. A major research site, these mammals come right up to the shore on a regular basis. Later, enjoy an Aboriginal kayak tour.
    • Shark Bay World Heritage Area Visit Shark Bay 8h

      - Visit the Shark Bay World Heritage Area to see the natural highlights and interact with the famous mammals who visit daily. Wade into the water where bottlenose dolphins come right up to shore.

    • Aboriginal Kayak Tour Monkey Mia 7h

      - Explore the area by canoe with a local Aboriginal guide. Learn about the history of the indigenous people of the area and discover stories behind their culture and legends.

    • Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

      - Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

    • Meals - BREAKFAST ,LUNCH ,DINNER
  • Day 7Travel on to Coral Bay, arriving in time for a spectacular Western Australia sunset. This is a great place to spot whale sharks when they're in season.
    • Travel through Carnarvon on the way to Coral Bay, known for it’s tropical fruits and seafood, and home to One Mile Jetty, Carnarvon Tramway and the OTC dish.
    • Private Vehicle Monkey Mia Coral Bay 7h45m

      - Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

    • Ningaloo Reef Resort

      - Ningaloo Reef Resort

    • Meals - BREAKFAST
  • Day 8Enjoy a free day in Coral Bay. Opt to take a marine eco tour, go snorkelling, or take a glass bottom boat tour to check out the Ningaloo Reef. In the late afternoon, continue on to Exmouth.
    • There are plenty of options here to enjoy the reef and surrounding area.
    • Coral Bay

      - Spend the better part of the day exploring Coral Bay.

    • Private Vehicle Coral Bay Exmouth 1h30m

      - Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

    • Potshot Resort Exmouth

      - Potshot Resort Exmouth

    • Meals - BREAKFAST
  • Day 9Spend the day exploring Cape Range National Park including Yardie Creek and Turquoise Bay. Opt to scuba dive in Navy Pier or snorkel the blue waters. Venture to the Vlamingh Head lighthouse. Enjoy a final dinner in Exmouth together.
    • Private Vehicle Exmouth Cape Range National Park 1h30m

      - Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

    • Cape Range National Park Visit Cape Range National Park 6h 8h

      - Visit Cape Range National Park. Walk to Yardie Creek, opt to snorkel at the oyster stacks and enjoy Turquoise Bay.

    • Vlamingh Head Lighthouse Visit Exmouth 0h30m

      - Soak in the views from the Vlamingh Head lookout. Built in 1912 this Lighthouse looks out over the bay and is one of the only points in Australia that has a view of the sunrise and sunset. Visitors are not allowed in the actual lighthouse but the view from the surrounding area is just as amazing.

    • Private Vehicle Cape Range National Park Exmouth 1h30m

      - Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

    • Potshot Resort Exmouth

      - Potshot Resort Exmouth

    • Meals - BREAKFAST ,LUNCH ,DINNER
  • Day 10Depart at any time.
    • Departure Day

      - Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

    • Meals - BREAKFAST

Inclusions

  • Pinnacles visit

  • Greenough Wildlife Park visit

  • Hutt River Province visit

  • Kalbarri NP visit

  • Stromatolites visit

  • Shell Beach and Eagle Bluff visit

  • Shark Bay World Heritage Area visit

  • Aboriginal canoe tour

  • Cape Range NP visit

  • Vlamingh Head lighthouse visit

  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).-Products to confirm the amount.

  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.

Exclusions

  • International Air ticket.
  • Airport Taxes.
  • Visas.
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers (Incase not a part of the package).
  • Meals other than specified in the itinerary.
  • Porterage and tips.
  • Any item of personal nature such as Laundry, tips, shopping,telephone bills etc.
  • Any other item not mentioned in the 'Holiday Price Includes' head
  • Goods and Services Tax of 5%.

Price - Valid till 30 Oct 2017

Date Twin Sharing Accommodation

Dates

Wish to go on this adventure? Just give us a shout and we’ll make it happen for you! Your dates, your budget!

Accommodation

Accommodation :

Standard hotel (5 nts), basic hotel (2 nts), swag camping (2 nts).

My Own Room Exceptions :

Night 2: Cabin/cottage Nights 3-4: Camping/swag Nights 5-6: Private room with shared facilities

Joining Hotel :

For details of your joining hotel please refer to your tour voucher, G Account, the G Adventures App or contact your travel agent.

Joining Instructions :

Perth has two separate terminals for Domestic and International flights. Perth Centre is approx 11kms from the Domestic Airport and 18km from the International Airport. Located just 11km from the Domestic Airport (15 minute’s drive) and 18km from the International Airport (22 minute’s drive). By Taxi: $30-$40, depending on which terminal you arrive into. By Shuttle Bus: $15 per person, for the CONNECT shuttle. The shuttle operates from Domestic Terminal 3 (T3) only. Please take the free terminal transfer bus which operates seven days a week to T3 if you arrive into either the International (T1) or Domestic(T2). This journey takes approximately 15 minutes and drops off at the Ambassador Hotel, across the street from Good Earth Perth. Please note that Day 1 is an arrival day and no activities have been planned for that day other then your welcome meeting in the evening, so you can arrive at any time. A G Adventures Representative will organize a short meeting soon after arrival, during which you will meet other tour participants and receive information about general and specific aspects of the trip. A welcome note will be left for you in the hotel so you have all the necessary information regarding the meeting time. If you arrive late, s/he will leave you a message detailing what time and where you should meet the next morning.

Things to Carry

What to Take

You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. Heavy luggage is not recommended for the health of the CEO, who will take a lead in loading the storage trailer. Due to space in the trailer, we will not be able to accommodate more than one piece of main luggage per person. A good size day-pack (20-35L) is also essential to carry your personal gear for the day, as access to luggage between destinations will be limited. This daypack will be used to carry your personal gear for the day, your lunch and a water bottle.

Equipment Checklist

Documents: • Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border) • Insurance info (required) (With photocopies) • Passport (required) (With photocopies) • Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies) • Vouchers and pre-departure information (required) Essentials: • Binoculars (optional) • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries) • Cash, credit and debit cards • Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights) • Ear plugs • First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking) • Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal) • Fleece top/sweater • Footwear • Hat • Locks for bags • Long pants/jeans • Moneybelt • Outlet adapter • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.) • Reusable water bottle • Shirts/t-shirts • Sleepwear • Small travel towel • Sunglasses • Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable) • Watch and alarm clock • Waterproof backpack cover • Windproof rain jacket Sleep Sheet and Pillow: • Sleeping bag liner/sleep sheet • Travel pillow Warm Weather: • Sandals/flip-flops • Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended) • Sun hat/bandana • Swimwear Note: During the winter months (June - Sept), it can get quite cool at night in the Outback. If you are travelling to the Red Centre during the winter, it is recommended to bring some warm layers.

Travel Tips

  • Highlights

    See the marine life at Shark Bay, check out the rare stromatolites, explore Cape Range National Park, take a canoe tour with Aboriginal guides and learn about their legends

  • Itinerary Disclaimer

    While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

  • Group Leader Description

    This G Adventures group trip is accompanied by one of our group leaders, otherwise known as a Chief Experience Officer (CEO). The CEO will be the group manager, leader and driver - this person is experienced in the routes travelled and will organize and lead the meal preparations and has experience in cooking a variety of local and international dishes for large groups. As the group coordinator and manager, the aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. While not being guides in the traditional sense, you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. They will also offer suggestions for things to do and to see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting - we think it's the best of both worlds.

  • Group Size Notes

    Max 16, Avg 12.

  • Meals Included

    9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

  • Meals

    Eating is a big part of traveling. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility. Our groups tend to eat together for most meals but there is no obligation to so. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip.

  • Transport

    Private vehicle, walking.

  • About our Transportation

    We use a private van for the duration of this tour.

  • Solo Travellers

    We believe solo travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and solo travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

  • My Own Room Exceptions

    Night 2: Cabin/cottage Nights 3-4: Camping/swag Nights 5-6: Private room with shared facilities

  • About Accommodation

    There are a variety of accommodation on this trip to bring out the unique character of the region you're travelling through. We use 2-3 star hotels, simple hotels and swags (Australian outback sleeping bags for sleeping under the stars). Some nights will be multi-share and/or use shared facilities.

  • Joining Hotel

    For details of your joining hotel please refer to your tour voucher, G Account, the G Adventures App or contact your travel agent.

  • Joining Instructions

    Perth has two separate terminals for Domestic and International flights. Perth Centre is approx 11kms from the Domestic Airport and 18km from the International Airport. Located just 11km from the Domestic Airport (15 minute’s drive) and 18km from the International Airport (22 minute’s drive). By Taxi: $30-$40, depending on which terminal you arrive into. By Shuttle Bus: $15 per person, for the CONNECT shuttle. The shuttle operates from Domestic Terminal 3 (T3) only. Please take the free terminal transfer bus which operates seven days a week to T3 if you arrive into either the International (T1) or Domestic(T2). This journey takes approximately 15 minutes and drops off at the Ambassador Hotel, across the street from Good Earth Perth. Please note that Day 1 is an arrival day and no activities have been planned for that day other then your welcome meeting in the evening, so you can arrive at any time. A G Adventures Representative will organize a short meeting soon after arrival, during which you will meet other tour participants and receive information about general and specific aspects of the trip. A welcome note will be left for you in the hotel so you have all the necessary information regarding the meeting time. If you arrive late, s/he will leave you a message detailing what time and where you should meet the next morning.

  • Arrival Complications

    We don't expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, please refer to the emergency contact details provided in this dossier and contact us as soon as possible. If you have a pre-booked transfer, and you have not made contact with our representative within 30 minutes of clearing customs and immigration, we recommend that you make your own way to the Starting Point hotel, following the Joining Instructions. Please apply to your travel agent on your return for a refund of the transfer cost if this occurs.

  • What to Take

    You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. Heavy luggage is not recommended for the health of the CEO, who will take a lead in loading the storage trailer. Due to space in the trailer, we will not be able to accommodate more than one piece of main luggage per person. A good size day-pack (20-35L) is also essential to carry your personal gear for the day, as access to luggage between destinations will be limited. This daypack will be used to carry your personal gear for the day, your lunch and a water bottle.

  • Checklist

    Documents: • Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border) • Insurance info (required) (With photocopies) • Passport (required) (With photocopies) • Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies) • Vouchers and pre-departure information (required) Essentials: • Binoculars (optional) • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries) • Cash, credit and debit cards • Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights) • Ear plugs • First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking) • Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal) • Fleece top/sweater • Footwear • Hat • Locks for bags • Long pants/jeans • Moneybelt • Outlet adapter • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.) • Reusable water bottle • Shirts/t-shirts • Sleepwear • Small travel towel • Sunglasses • Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable) • Watch and alarm clock • Waterproof backpack cover • Windproof rain jacket Sleep Sheet and Pillow: • Sleeping bag liner/sleep sheet • Travel pillow Warm Weather: • Sandals/flip-flops • Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended) • Sun hat/bandana • Swimwear Note: During the winter months (June - Sept), it can get quite cool at night in the Outback. If you are travelling to the Red Centre during the winter, it is recommended to bring some warm layers.

  • Laundry

    Your CEO will advise you along the trip where you will be able to do your laundry.

  • Spending Money

    Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.

  • Money Exchange

    The Australian currency is the Australian Dollar (AUD). Credit cards are accepted almost everywhere in Australia and can be used to purchase small and large items. When purchasing products or services with a foreign credit card you may be charged additional fees by your credit card company for foreign purchases. Credit cards and debit cards are very useful for cash advances but you must remember to bring your PIN number (be aware that many ATM machines only accept 4-digit PINs). Both Cirrus and Plus system cards are the most widely accepted debit cards. Both Visa and Master Cards are the most widely accepted credit cards. While ATMs are commonly available, there are no guarantees that your credit or debit cards will actually work check with your bank before you travel. A visit to an ATM can be arranged on Day 1 and other days of the trip. Do not rely on credit or debit cards as your only source of money. A combination of local currency (preferably smaller bills, 5's, 10's and 20's), traveller’s cheques and credit cards is best. Currency exchange is best obtained prior to travel or at the airport, currency exchange is easy to find in Australia in the gateway cities and most banks do accommodate. Always take more rather than less, as you don't want to spoil the trip by constantly feeling short of funds. As currency exchange rates can fluctuate often we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com

  • Emergency Fund

    Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!

  • Tipping

    It is not customary in Australia to tip service providers, but if you do experience outstanding service it is good to do so. Such service would only usually be in places like quality restaurants and it would be very rare that you would tip more than 10%. Unless specifically asked to do so at the time (by your CEO) - do not tip your local guides. Also at the end of each trip if you felt your G Adventures Chief Experience Officer did an outstanding job, you may consider a small tip - but it certainly isn't expected.

  • Optional Activities

    Please see the full itinerary for information on optional activities, descriptions and estimated pricing.

  • Safety and Security

    Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, travellers' cheques, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewelery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage. When travelling on a group trip, please note that your group leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it deemed necessary, due to safety concerns. Your Chief Experience Officer (CEO) will accompany you on all included activities. During your trip you will have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy and explore at your leisure. While your CEO will assist you with options available in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your itinerary, and we offer no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgement when selecting an activity in your free time. Although the cities visited on tour are generally safe during the day, there can be risks to wandering throughout any major city at night. It is our recommendation to stay in small groups and to take taxis to and from restaurants, or during night time excursions. Water based activities have an element of danger and excitement built into them. We recommend only participating in water based activities when accompanied by a guide(s). We make every reasonable effort to ensure the fun and adventurous element of any water based activities (in countries with varying degrees of operating standards), have a balanced approach to safety. It is our policy not to allow our CEOs to make arrangements on your behalf for water based activities that are not accompanied by guide(s). Swimming, including snorkeling, is always at your own risk. Read more about travel safety for ways to further enhance your personal safety while traveling.

  • Medical Form

    Our small group adventures bring together people of all ages. It is very important you are aware that an average level of fitness and mobility is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their own luggage at a minimum. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. This is to ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to comfortably complete their chosen trip. While our leaders work hard to ensure that all our travellers are catered for equally, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day's activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information. Please note that all passengers traveling to Antarctica are required to fill out this questionnaire. The medical questionnaire can be found online at www.gadventures.com/medical-form.

  • A Couple of Rules

    Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our group leader has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

  • Travel Insurance

    Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate on any of our trips. When travelling on a group trip, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance has been sighted by your leader, who will take note of your insurance details. When selecting a travel insurance policy we require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency evacuation and repatriation. A minimum coverage of USD200,000 is required. G Adventures can provide you with the appropriate coverage. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Some tours include adventure activities that require extra coverage (e.g. crampon use); please review your itinerary and make sure that you are covered for all included activities. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.

  • Planeterra-The G Adventures Foundation

    The Planeterra Foundation planeterra.org is a Canadian non-profit organization that helps empower local people to develop their communities, conserve their cultures, and create humane and supportive systems for their endeavours. Planeterra provides capacity building and catalyst grants to get community social enterprises off the ground. These businesses address local challenges by providing benefits for indigenous people, empowering marginalized women, and granting disadvantaged youth access to education, employment, and brighter futures. Planeterra also works to ensure these businesses have a thriving customer base by integrating programs into G Adventures’ itineraries globally. G Adventures is Planeterra’s largest corporate donor, covering all operating costs so 100% of your donation will bring opportunity to people in need. Dollar-a-Day Program G Adventures’ Dollar-a-Day Program provides travellers with the opportunity to give back to the people and places visited on our tours by donating one dollar for every day you are on trip. 100% of these donations go directly to support community development projects worldwide that are implemented by Planeterra.

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  • Minimum Age

    You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

  • International Flights

    Check-in times and baggage allowances/restrictions vary by airline and can change at any time. For the most up-to-date information for your flight, please contact your airline. We recommend checking in online in advance to avoid potential delays at the airport.

  • Max Pax

  • Group Leader

    Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

  • Emergency Contact

    EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBER :: +9122 61968888

  • Meal Notes

    IMPORTANT NOTE: INDIAN MEALS ARE NOT AVAILABLE ON TOUR

  • Visas
    • All countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. It is your own responsibility to have the correct travel documentation. Visa requirements for your trip will vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. We keep the following information up to date as far as possible, but rules do change and sometimes without warning. While we provide the following information in good faith, it is vital that you check the information yourself and understand that you are fully responsible for your own visa requirements. A valid passport and visa is required. For some nationalities, the visa can be issued by your Travel Agency or the Australian Embassy via Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). To apply for an ETA online, travellers must hold a passport from one of the following countries: - Brunei - Darussalam - Canada - Hong Kong - Japan - Malaysia - Singapore - South Korea - United States More information about the ETA and how to apply can be found here: https://www.eta.immi.gov.au/ETA/etas.jsp If you do not hold a passport from any of the above countries, you cannot apply for an ETA online. You may be eligible to apply for an ETA through a travel agent, airline or an Australian visa office. Alternatively, you may be eligible to apply for other types of electronic visitor visas. See: www.immi.gov.au
    • We can help you get your VISA. If you need help or any additional information, please get in touch with us
  • Important Notes
    • Please be aware that wifi and internet access is not as readily available in Australia as in other parts of the world. There are often additional charges to connect to the internet, and speeds may be slower than what you are used to.
    • Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.
    • There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.
    • All holiday prices are subject to Goods and Services Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.
    • At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.
    • Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.
    • All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.----Kindly mention the name on which the cheque should be drawn.
    • Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.
    • There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.
    • All holiday prices are subject to Goods and Services Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.
    • At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.
    • Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.
    • All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of "COX AND KINGS LIMITED".