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Trends For Longer Travel and ‘Workcations’ Lead to Launch of ‘Mini Adventures’

Trends For Longer Travel and ‘Workcations’ Lead to Launch of ‘Mini Adventures’

G Adventures announces program of 36 ‘add-on’ trips in popular cities


Travel may still be on hold for the immediate future, but that is not stopping travelers from planning what their future vacations look like. New survey results indicate almost half of travelers will book longer trips, with a significant number hoping to capitalize on remote work arrangements by taking a ‘workcation’ and combining their travel with work to extend their time away.


It’s these emerging trends that have led community tourism pioneer, G Adventures, to launch a new collection of 36 culturally immersive ‘Mini Adventures’ – two- to six-day short breaks with experiences across 28 cities in 19 countries globally. These trips, which are priced from $129pp*, can be booked as extensions to an existing G Adventures tour, and also standalone for those wanting to make the most of an extended stay in a city they are visiting for leisure or work purposes.


Supporting the announcement of the new Mini Adventures is a recent survey** of more than 700 Americans, conducted by G Adventures, which revealed over half of respondents (51%) will take longer trips when they ‘retravel’ internationally, with almost 30% of those doing so saying they will travel for four weeks or longer.


Steve Lima, director of marketing USA/South America, says the new Mini Adventures give agents the ability to tap into the trend for longer travel by upselling both existing and new customers, and also provide the opportunity of a ‘taster’ tour for clients looking to dip their toe in and try adventure travel for the first time.


“With more than 30 years of experience running trips, our team and CEOs 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 travelers can have a truly local experience and ensure their money stays in the destination they are visiting at the same time,” says Lima.


The new Mini Adventures are available across three of G Adventures’ well-known travel styles; 18-to-Thirtysomethings, Active and Classic, and are all led by a G Adventures CEO (chief experience officer) who knows the local area inside out. The Mini Adventures each embrace G Adventures’ style of community tourism that supports local people and businesses, and all Mini Adventures provide experiences that are unique to existing G Adventures itineraries.


Additionally, all Mini Adventures feature the heightened health and safety measures that have been implemented across all tours as part of G Adventures’ new ‘Travel with Confidence’ policy.


The 36 Mini Adventures are all available to book now, with trips including the following:

  • A three-day Classic Lima Mini Adventure is priced from $349 per person and includes a traditional Peruvian cooking class, guided history tour through the city’s historical center and a visit to a local artist’s gallery.

  • A three-day Classic Marrakech Mini Adventure is priced from $379pp and includes two nights in a riad, a Tanjia cooking experience, and a hands-on experience with artisans who have mastered the crafts of wood turning and painting, and leather and brassware production.

  • A four-day Classic Istanbul Mini Adventure is priced from $349pp during which travelers will visit little-known subterranean ruins, enjoy a culinary walking tour in Istanbul’s trendiest districts and cruise the Bosphorus Strait.

  • A six-day 18-to-Thirtysomethings Laos Mini Adventure travelling from Luang Prabang to Vientiane is priced from $549pp and includes a street food crawl, a sunrise alms-giving ceremony in Luang Prabang and a guided hike overlooking the valleys of Vang Vieng.


For more information on G Adventures or to book, please call 1 800-676-6230 or visit


About G Adventures 

Founded in 1990 by social entrepreneur Bruce Poon Tip, G Adventures is a small group adventure travel operator offering more than 1,000 tours in 100 countries, on all seven continents. G Adventures’ award-winning trips support local communities, giving travellers meaningful experiences with people, cultures, landscapes and wildlife, while offering them the  freedom and flexibility to explore on their own. G Adventures’ responsible approach to travel is demonstrated through its ‘G for Good’ social impact initiatives, which include travel guidelines for children, wildlife and Indigenous people, community-based social enterprise projects travellers can experience on a trip, and its industry-leading ‘Ripple Score’ assessment which measures how many traveller dollars stay in the local economy. G Adventures offers life-changing tours for individuals of all ages, interests and budgets. Because our world deserves more you. For more information please visit


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