Once In a Lifetime

From the craziness of South East Asia to the serenity of Iceland, where is your “once in a lifetime” destination?

You’ve been planning it for a lifetime, you’ve been saving, you know what to eat and where to go, and now it’s finally time.
It’s time for your trip.

But what does your trip entail?

Perhaps it’s navigating the chaotic, fragrant streets of Vietnam, or marvelling at the blue-green lights that dance above Iceland. Maybe you want to safari with lions and zebras or explore the ancient islands of the Galapagos, whatever YOUR trip may be, let G adventures be your guide.

Kenya is a country of flat savannahs and dividing valleys. Supporting a rich culture, there are over 60 languages spoken by 40 different ethnic groups every day. Millions of tourists flock to Kenya every year to stare out across the endless savannah and the animals that inhabit it. Lions, cheetahs, zebras, and elephants can all be spotted roaming freely across Kenya’s vast plains. To truly understand the wonder of Kenya, camp under the stars amongst the region’s wildlife, get off the beaten track and safari across Kenya’s awe-inspiring landscapes and experience the land’s unique and engaging culture.

The Galapagos Islands are one of the most diverse environments in the world. It is a place of uncontrolled beauty and unrestricted wildlife. From swimming with sea lions to walking amongst the iguanas, the islands are something that need to be seen to be believed. The islands house the only species of marine iguana and are home to over 28 endemic bird species. The environment is so spectacular that in 1978 they were heritage listed by UNESCO. Fortunately, due to their isolation and position on the equator, there is no best time to visit, instead, the Galapagos can be visited all year round. The best way to experience the rare beauty of the Galapagos is to visit the Charles Darwin research Station, walk along the black-sand beach until Loberia, hike up the active Sierra Negra Volcano or kayak around the turquoise waters of Tortuga Bay.

Iceland may have one of the most dramatic landscapes of any country in the world. It is a land of active volcanoes, bursting geysers, simmering hot springs, lava fields and massive glaciers. Most of Iceland’s population live in the capital, Reykjavik. A town run purely off geothermal power. Explore the capital and taste some of Iceland's intriguing cuisine such as smoked Skyr (lamb) or try your hand at one of their famous buffet breakfasts, consisting of different cured meats and fish. Experience the local wildlife by taking a boat out on the water, looking out for the whales that often breach in the area. To make sure you get the most out of Iceland be sure to travel down the coast driving through the beautiful and majestic eastern fjords, catch a glimpse of the Vatnajokull glacier or stop at the waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss and explore the Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Hot Springs of  Þingvellir National Park.

If you’re after an experience for the senses and prefer your trip to taste as good as it looks then travel to the beautiful chaos of South East Asia. Vietnam and Cambodia are known for their intriguing cuisine and eclectic cityscapes. Cruise down the Mekong for a day, or stay overnight on one of the historic junk boats in Halong bay and make sure you eat bowls full of their traditional noodle soup: pho to truly experience Vietnam. In Cambodia watch the sunrise over the stunning ruins of the Angor Wat and get lost in the chaos of the night markets before sitting down to dinner with the local and hospitable Cambodians.

Whatever your trip of a lifetime may be G adventures has got you covered. With an expert team of local and international guides their mission is to make sure you get behind the scenes to experience the real world in an authentic and sustainable manner.

So what are you waiting for?

WIN a once-in-a-lifetime adventure! You could go to the Galápagos, Kenya, Iceland, or Vietnam and Cambodia. Where will you choose? Enter here now. 

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Lead Image: Galapagos. Photo from Shutterstock. 

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