Living the NYC life is a blast. A blast that drains your travel fund jar. Like, all of it. In fact, the jar is looking ridiculously bare lately despite your grand jaunt visions. Ones involving adventure and authenticity.
Ones that will fuel the next year’s holiday family dinner conversation, steering clear of Aunt Bev’s hip replacement and crowning you a hero. If only there was a way to have everything we want about travel, do some good while we’re at it, and allllll on a budget.
G Adventures' incredible guided tours aren’t just for the active junkies out there; each tour has a physical level rating, so you can still say you went trekking in Thailand and be able to walk the following day.
Turns out, there is a way to have your cake and eat it too. Costa Rican ways, South American ways, European ways; you get the point. A week or two epic adventure for under 2,000 bones- where do we sign?
G Adventures is basically the mic drop of guided travel tours, offering a huge variety of different travel packages that take you across the world and into the heart of local communities. They've got more than 700 different tours to choose from—no planning needed except getting there.
They've got an adventure for every soul, and we’ve handpicked 9 of these bad boys that will blow your adventure loving minds. These aren’t just for the active junkies out there; each tour has a physical level rating, so you can still say you went trekking in Thailand and be able to walk the following day.
Get down, get dirty, and don’t go broke. Check out all of their trips for under $2K right here.
Not super stoked about these destinations? You're out of your friggin' mind! BUT they've still got you covered with their incredible Summer Escape Sale where you can take 15% off more than 30 different adventures so long as you're traveling before September 30th. Go on! Take the deal!
1. Moroccan Desert Adventure ($849 - 8 days)
Because, YOLO! For under a grand you can immerse yourself in a spicy desert adventure that promises dunes, mountains, local villages, and camels, of course.
Try your hand at a cooking class if that’s your jam, and even get a dose of the coast in Essaouira.
2. Cambodia on a Shoestring (from $832 -10 days)
This tour actually includes pit stops in Thailand and Vietnam as well, so win, win. Start in Bangkok and end in Saigon with a full Cambodia experience sandwiched in between.
Absorb highlights of South East Asia with a smorgasbord of local culture, exploring the magic of Angkor Wat, with temples for days. Did we mention the gorgeous beach too?
3. Panama Experience ($1189 - 14 days)
Two weeks for just a touch over 1K is music to our ears, amirite? Get your dose of Vitamin Sea with ample dips in the Caribbean, and bountiful beach time, all to the beat of reggae.
Stop midway in Boquete for a choose your own adventure white water rafting, or hiking through a cloud forest. Um, yes please! Or get your coffee fix at a legit plantation, and let caffeine fuel your surfing ambitions.
4. Turkey on a Budget ($1087 - 15 days)
An epic adventure jam packed with culture through city, country, and coast. The landscape in Cappadocia is otherworldly, and best taken in from a hot air balloon.
Who knew you could go to the moon on a budget? Once you get your breath back, bop up the Mediterranean coast in quaint seaside villages. Sounds like a dream, eh?
5. South Iceland Camping on a Shoestring ($1199 - 5 days)
Ignore TLC’s advice and go chase some blockbuster waterfalls. If you’re short on time but have a healthy appetite for adventure and jaw dropping scenery, then this tour was made specifically with you in mind.
Tour the famous Golden Circle, dip in some natural hot springs, and even hike across a glacier if you so please. Then, relive it all every night in your dreams as you slumber in quite possibly the most epic camping trip of your life.
6. The Inca Trail ($1249 - 7 days)
Can you tackle a classic in a week? Sure can. Be a part of an award winning sustainable travel tour on this demanding yet epic adventure helping to employ various locals.
Hike the Inca Trail through cloud forests, take in wildly unreal sunrises, and walk amongst history when you reach your reward, the famous Machu Picchu ruins.
7. Torres del Paine - The W Trek ($1499 - 6 days)
You spend any and all free time outdoors, you like your drama in the form of mountains, and this famous trek has been beckoning you out of the city since you can remember.
You’ll traverse 38.5 miles of pure beauty in unreasonably picturesque Torres del Paine, encountering waters rivaling the shocking blues of your 64 count crayon box and landscapes that will blow your mind. And the glacier is the sweet sweet frosting on top.
8. Trekking Mont Blanc ($1529 - 10 days)
Ready to really push yourself? If you’re going to test your endurance, might as well do it in postcard perfect scenery.
If you’re a weekend warrior that has participated in more triathlons than the city has Starbucks, this multisport adventure was made for you. Intense hiking, cycling, and sweating awaits you on this beautifully challenging three country trek.
9. Trek Hidden Costa Rica ($1387 - 12 days)
Chock full of jungle goodness, unearth all the Costa Rican gems with this tour. This is immersion at it’s finest complete with an authentic homestay, creating your own sugar cane candy, and getting off the grid in a remote community.
There’s plenty of adventure opps too with waterfalls, caves, and horseback riding galore.
Not super stoked about these destinations? Check out their incredible Summer Escape Sale where you can take 15% off more than 30 different adventures so long as you're traveling before September 30th.