G Adventures prides itself on the extensive network of ground operations, tour leaders and local contacts worldwide, which keep us informed and up-to-date on all local situations in which we operate. Our passengers' safety is of the utmost priority and we rely on these networks to allow us to make the operational decisions necessary to keep our trips running safely. We often know of situations on the ground before the media and we are in constant contact with our local offices, tour leaders, local operators, and colleagues in order to closely monitor and inform you of the most current information affecting any regions where we operate.
Resumption of Peru Tours
Having reviewed the latest updates and information from our teams on the ground,, G Adventures has made the decision to resume operations of our trips to Peru effective March 1, 2023.
Some trips to Peru may require some itinerary adjustments to avoid areas where tourist infrastructure was affected by political protests, but clients on affected tours will be notified of any changes accordingly.
We will continue to provide updates as necessary.
Sri Lanka Unrest
Updated 6 September 2022
Most governments have now dropped their advisories against travel to Sri Lanka as a result of the recent political unrest. Our sources on the ground consider that the situation in Sri Lanka is now stable. Therefore, G Adventures has made the decision to resume our operations in Sri Lanka.
Colombo Sri Lanka
Saturday 9 July 2022,
Political unrest has broken out in Sri Lanka, with activists demanding that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his current Government resign from their respective position. Protesters marched towards the President’s official residence, broke through the barricades, stormed the residence and have taken over the Presidential Hose as well as the Secretariat.
As a result of the political unrest, G Adventures has made the difficult decision to cancel the following departures:
ASNC220711 starting on 11th of July
ASSL220716 starting on 16th of July
ASLE220717 starting on 17th July
Clients on these departures are being contacted.
We will continue to provide updates as the situation unfolds.
Landslide triggered by the heaviest rainfall in Quito
Mud and rocks were carried down the slopes of the nearby Pichincha volcano. A recreation ground and eight houses were engulfed, and cars swept away at La Gasca neighborhood.
At least 47 people were injured 20 are missing and 22 people died during the landslide.
** This area is not close to any of the hotels we use or roads we take for transportation.
Indigenous groups in Ecuador have taken to the streets in protest against the government’s economic policies.
Demonstrators have blocked roads in Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Pastaza, Napo and Tungurahua provinces
The Government has declared a state of emergency and is currently negotiating with the protest leaders, but the situation is expected to continue for a few days.
All G Adventures groups on the ground are safe and accounted for and we are working to provide alternative services where itineraries have been affected.
The safety of our clients is our number one priority and we will continue to provide updates as this situation develops.
Yellowstone National Park Closure
The National Park Service has announced the planned reopening of the Lower Loop of Yellowstone National Park at 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2022. Areas accessible include Madison, Old Faithful, Grant Village, Lake Village, Canyon Village and Norris. To balance the demand for visitor access, the National Park Service has announced they will institute an interim visitor access plan.
Monday 13 June 2022
All entrances to Yellowstone National Park have been CLOSED temporarily due to heavy flooding, rockslides and extremely hazardous conditions.
Northern portion of Yellowstone National Park are likely to remain closed for a substantial length of time due to severely impacted infrastructure.
An aerial assessment conducted Monday, June 13, by Yellowstone National Park show major damage to multiple sections of road between the North Entrance (Gardiner, Montana), Mammoth Hot Springs, Lamar Valley and Cooke City, Montana, near the Northeast Entrance.
The National Park Service will make every effort to repair these roads as soon as possible; however, it is possible that road sections in northern Yellowstone will not reopen this season due to the time required for repairs.
All entrances to Yellowstone National Park remain temporarily CLOSED while the park waits for flood waters to recede and can conduct evaluations on roads, bridges and wastewater treatment facilities to ensure visitor and employee safety.
There will be no inbound visitor traffic at any of the five entrances into the park, including visitors with lodging and camping reservations, until conditions improve and park infrastructure is evaluated.
The park’s southern loop appears to be less impacted than the northern roads and teams will assess damage to determine when opening of the southern loop is feasible. This closure will extend minimally through next week.
Due to the northern loop being unavailable for visitors, the park is analyzing how many visitors can safely visit the southern loop once it’s safe to reopen. This will likely mean implementation of some type of temporary reservation system to prevent gridlock and reduce impacts on park infrastructure.
At this time, no known injuries nor deaths to have occurred in the park as a result of the unprecedented flooding and all G Adventures groups are safe and accounted for
The National Park Service, surrounding counties and states of Montana and Wyoming are working with the park’s gateway communities to evaluate flooding impacts and provide immediate support to residents and visitors.
Sri Lanka Protests
The government of Sri Lanka declared a state of emergency as of 24:00 hours of 6th May due to protests that are taking place across the country. A curfew has been imposed as protests turned violent in some cities,The military and police have been called in to maintain order. Travel between destinations have been halted but the movement of Tourism has been permitted and is not being affected so far. No G Adventures tours have been impacted.
G Adventures are not running trips in Sri Lanka for the month of May or June. We will continue to assess the situation and we will provide updates update as the situation develops.
Statement Regarding Russia Tours
1 March, 2022
Statement regarding Russia tours
We have made the decision to cancel all tours travelling in and through Russia until the end of December 2023. Formal notifications to agents and travellers are being sent out. We have made no additional changes to our other tour programmes in Europe. The health and safety of our travellers is of the utmost importance to us and we continue to monitor the situation closely as it unfolds.
In line with global sanctions, we will also no longer accept Russian nationals residing inside Russia on our trips, nor will we take bookings from Russian agencies. We recognize that these sanctions will impact everyday people who may not agree with Russia’s politics but they are unfortunately essential to apply pressure on the country to invoke change.
At G Adventures we believe travel and understanding different cultures could be the fastest path to peace, and we hope for a swift and diplomatic resolution for all those impacted.