Compare G Adventures vs. Trek America

Cost

G Adventures has tours in North America starting at about $115 per day, and in Latin America starting at about $65 per day.

Trek Americahas 54 tours in North and Central America, starting at about $110 per day.
 
For this price both operators offer a guide, transport and a range of accommodation styles. Please see the accommodation and transport sections for the breakdown in differences of G Adventures and Trek America, as this can also be dependant on the individual tour.
 

Group size, age requirements and travel styles

Both G Adventures and Trek America run small group tours, with group sizes for both operators averaging 10-15 travellers. Trek America has an age limit in place, while only some of the tours that G Adventures run have an age limit.
 
Trek America also has a age limit for younger travellers in place. The groups of a Trek America tour are normally 10-12 people in size, and the age range for Trek America tours is 18-38 years old. This means you will be sharing experiences with travellers of a similar mindset to yourself.
 
G Adventures has a much larger selection of trips being a worldwide operator, and have divided their trips into different travel styles; Classic Tours, National Geographic (for more hands on experiences), Active tours, Yolo (specifically for 18 to 19 year olds), Family (specifically for families travelling with kids), Rail (primary transport by train), Marine (primary transport by boat) and Local Living (local cultural focus). G Adventures has small group tours, so you can expect a maximum group size of 15, but often the average is just 10. While they accommodate specifically for adventure travellers with their Yolo tours, and children with their Family tours, there is no upper age limit, although travellers with pre-existing medical conditions are required to complete a medical questionnaire.  
 

Physical Requirements

With both G Adventures and Trek America, you will need a reasonable level of fitness to be able to take part in exploring a destination, carrying your own luggage from transport to accommodation etc. As G Adventures primarily use public transport, you may also need to carry your luggage from accommodation to transport hubs etc.
 
With both Trek America and G Adventures, generally there is no strenuous activities that must be completed, although some optional excursions, if you decide to do them, may involve swimming, bike riding or small hikes. Depending on the tour you are wanting to do, this will be found in the detailed itinerary, as there may be times throughout specialty tours (hiking, diving etc) where a certain level of fitness will be required. This will be outlined in the itinerary of each tour.
 

Accommodation

G Adventures accommodation depends on the trip style you've chosen and can range from camping to hotels, to trains or even boats. You can share a room as a solo traveller at no extra cost or pay more to to have your own room. You will be sharing a room with another traveller of  the same gender but some tours the is the option to pay extra for your own room (known as a single supplement).
 
Trek America offers camping tours, for the ‘all American outdoor experience’, as well as a range of Budget Lodging Tours, if you would prefer a bed and a roof at night. This often means that accommodation is away from large city centres and getting in touch with nature more. On the camping tours they provide all the equipment you'll need apart from a sleeping bag! Regardless of the trip style chosen, accommodation and transport is included in the price of all tours.
 

Transportation and Guides

G Adventures tours will in most cases use public transportation as well as local guides. This is done so that travellers can experience the local transportation system and cultures, and public transportation allows face-to-face interaction with local people. Some G Adventures tours, including “Superior”, "Comfort Class" and most adventures in Africa, will use private transportation. It is best to check the details of the tour to see which transportation style will be used, as it can vary from tour to tour, and different destinations. The guides used are usually locals from the area or region that you are travelling.
 
In the USA and Canada, Trek America has private vans to get you around, and their guides are all American guides, with a lifetime of local experience having grown up the region. The private transportation will be driven by your guide and will have wifi on board. For some tours operating in Central America (Mexico, Peru, Costa Rica) Trek America use BOLTS - Buses or Local Transport, which means on these tours you'll get around using buses, water taxis and collectivos. These varied modes of transport mean you get around affordably and ensure you get to experience local life.
 

Destinations

 
Trek America has tours to North America (USA and Canada), as well as tours to Latin America.
 
Disclaimer: We here at TourRadar have taken a look the tours offered by both operators to find the benefits of each operator’s product selection. The above are generalizations and interested travellers should compare the operator’s individual trips as costs may vary per region and style. 
 
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Reviews

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Most popular reviews

Most popular reviews

1 day ago
The Carribean Coast and lost City tour was fantastic! It was well organised and the C...Read more
1 day ago
The trip was everything I expected. The accommodations were overall very good. The ac...Read more
2 days ago
The tour was fantastic! Perfectly scheduled and very professional guide! I think I wo...Read more
3 days ago
Fantastic tour. The CEO Antonio was outstanding. For each activity, G Adventures team...Read more
26th June 2017
Would never do this again and trust me I have done a lot of tours with other tour com...Read more
4th May 2017
I did the Trailblazer in 2007 and i loved it so much i did it again in 2009. i have a...Read more
16th March 2017
Absolutely awesome trip! Can't recommend it highly enough. So much fun and so many aw...Read more
8th December 2016
I went on the Deep South BLT with amazing guide Sarah K. It was one of the best tours...Read more

Guide average rating

Guide average rating

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Les Liddell(2 reviews)
David Jalea(2 reviews)
Neil Rabjohn(1 review)
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About the operator

Number of Tours

Number of Tours

through 108 different countries
through 10 different countries

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

Cultural
Nature & Adventure
Marine
Independent
Festival & Events
Activities
Cultural
Nature & Adventure
Festival & Events
Activities

Average rating

Average rating

4.0/5 from 764 reviews
4.5/5 from 399 reviews

Ideal Age Group

Ideal Age Group

No limit
18-38

Travellers met via TourRadar App

Travellers met via TourRadar App

9,091
travellers met through G Adventures tours
247
travellers met through Trek America tours

Average Price per day

Average Price per day

$157
$131

Average Food Fund

Average Food Fund

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Average tour length

Average tour length

13
days
20
days

Average Response Rate

Average Response Rate

100%
100%

Average Response Time

Average Response Time

Instantly
Instantly

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Destinations

Europe

Europe

Asia

Australia/Oceania

Australia/Oceania

Africa

Africa

North America

North America

Latin America

Latin America

Most visited destinations

Most visited destinations

Travel styles

Nature & Adventure

Nature & Adventure

Cultural

Cultural

Marine

Marine

Festival & Events

Festival & Events

Independent

Independent

Activities

Activities

Most Common Types

Most Common Types

Policies

Average Group Age

Average Group Age

No group age specified
The average age for Trek America tours is between 18 and 38. The age might vary for specific tours, so please check individual tours for details.

Hold my seat

Hold my seat

TourRadar can request G Adventures to hold seats for you for up to hours without any credit card details.
TourRadar can request Trek America to hold seats for you for up to hours without any credit card details.

Deposit

Deposit

TourRadar only requires a deposit of $250 to confirm a G Adventures booking. The remaining balance is then payable 65 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 23 September 2017 the full payment is necessary.
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 10% to confirm a Trek America booking. The remaining balance is then payable 56 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 14 September 2017 the full payment is necessary.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation policy

No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 65 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of the tour, but the deposit of $250 is non-refundable.As an added benefit though, you can use the deposit for future bookings with G Adventures.
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 56 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of the tour, but the deposit of 10% is non-refundable.

Credit Cards

Credit Cards

The following cards are accepted for G Adventures:Visa- Master Card- American Express
The following cards are accepted for Trek America:Visa- Master Card- American Express
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