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G.A.P Adventures Launches 60 New Trips in Asia

60 new Asian adventures at 10% off. For the price of your weekly dry cleaning, you can cleanse your spirit in Nepal.

Toronto, Canada, October 24, 2008 --(PR.com)-- G.A.P Adventures, the world’s leading small group adventure tour operator, is expanding its already broad Asian portfolio with more than 60 new adventures.

What’s more, travellers will receive 10% off all new Asia 2009 trips booked by November 15, 2008 with travel completed by April 30, 2009. When booking quote promo code: New Trips 2009.

“Asia is a crossroad of culture and religion and, as such, it offers plenty of opportunities to the adventure seeker. Whether you’re looking for the bustle of Bangkok or the peaceful atmosphere of the Tibetan monasteries, Asia is the perfect place for a genuine discovery experience,” says Bruce Poon Tip, CEO of G.A.P Adventures.

“G.A.P Adventures’ new range of small group tours will include routes to less visited destinations such as South Korea, Bangladesh and West Papua,” adds Poon Tip.

G.A.P Adventures’ new trips to Asia include:

Cambodia and Laos Mekong Adventure (15 days)
Following the course of the mighty Mekong, this 15-day tour will take travellers through the most scenic landscapes of Cambodia and Laos. Visitors will enjoy a guided tour of the vast temple complex of Angkor Wat, wander
through the thriving markets of Phnom Penh and see a unique snapshot of 20th century history at Tuol Sleng Prison. Travellers will then relax on Si Phan Don, one of the most beautiful stretches of the Mekong, where they may spot rare river dolphins.

Price: $1219 CAD / $1149 USD + $150 USD local payment
For more information: www.gapadventures.com/tour/atcm

Beyond the Himalayas (15 days)
Two weeks in remote and breathtaking high-altitude Ladakh, known as “Little Tibet”, will appeal to any adventure traveller. Heading by bike into the Himalayas, visitors will cross the 5360m Tanglang La pass, the highest point of the trip, and continue towards Hemis, one of the country’s largest monasteries. Finally, the trip ends at Leh, Ladakh’s capital city, located in the Indus River Valley at a crossroad of the old trading routes from Tibet and Kashmir.

Price: $1589 CAD / $1499 USD + $300 USD local payment
For more information: www.gapadventures.com/tour/ahbh

Trail of the Buddha (24 days)
Visitors will spend 24 days on the footsteps of Buddha across Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Tibet and Nepal. They will travel from bustling Bangkok and magnificent Angkor Wat, through Laos’ temples and countryside, on to the peaceful monasteries of Tibet and, after resting at Everest Base Camp, they will end this amazing journey in famed Kathmandu.

Price: $3079 CAD / $2899 USD + $500 USD local payment
For more information: www.gapadventures.com/tour/attb

Nepal Adventure (10 days)
Nepal is filled to the brim with medieval temples and monuments, incredible wildlife such as tigers and rhinos, and hospitable locals. Travellers will ride an elephant on safari, join a guided hike through the Chitwan National Park in search of the Royal Bengal tiger and one-horned rhino, trek among spectacular mountain scenery in the Annapurna Foothills and explore the fascinating city of Kathmandu.

Price: $589 CAD / $549 USD + $250 USD local payment
For more information: www.gapadventures.com/tour/ANNA

Visit www.gapadventures.com/new to see all of G.A.P Adventures’ brand new trips to Asia. *Trips listed are before discount, land only and do not include international airfare.

About G.A.P Adventures
G.A.P Adventures is a world leader in the adventure travel industry offering small group adventures on all seven continents and beyond to more than 85,000 global travelers annually. The award-winning trips, which focus on culture, nature and active travel, are ideal for those with a sense of adventure – people who want to leave the beaten path and authentically immerse themselves in a local culture or environment to experience the real world in a sustainable manner. Demonstrating its ongoing cultural, social and economic commitment to responsible tourism, G.A.P Adventures established the Planeterra Foundation, as a way the company and its passengers can give back to the communities visited. For more information, please visit www.gapadventures.com and www.planeterra.org.

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Kira Zack