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G.A.P Adventures to Appear on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Toronto, Canada, March 26, 2009 --( G.A.P Adventures, the world’s leading adventure travel company is pleased to announce that it will appear in an upcoming episode of ABC Television Network’s Emmy winning hit show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The show will air on Sunday, March 29 at 8 p.m. EST to an audience of nearly 20 million viewers.

G.A.P Adventures recently donated a custom trip for a family of six to the beautiful country of Costa Rica while hundreds of volunteers and workers built the family's new house and wildlife animal sanctuary.

G.A.P Adventures offers more than 65 trips in Costa Rica where travellers have the opportunity to select from a variety of exciting activities including:

-ziplining over treetops in the Monteverde Cloud Forest region
-relaxing in the warm waters of a thermal hot spring in La Fortuna
-taking a night hike around the base of Arenal Volcano
-rafting down the Pacuare River
-learning to surf at one of Costa Rica’s spectacular beaches
-volunteering on a sea turtle conservation project which is supported by G.A.P Adventures’ non profit foundation Planeterra

“When Extreme Makeover: Home Edition approached us and asked if we could help give this deserving family the vacation of a lifetime, we were absolutely delighted to participate,” said Bruce Poon Tip, CEO of G.A.P Adventures. “We are a company dedicated to giving back to the people and places we visit and we are truly inspired by this family’s selfless commitment to protecting the wildlife in their community."

About ABC-TVs Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," which has won back-to-back Emmy Awards as Best Reality Program (non-competitive), is entering its 6th season on ABC. The program is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. Anthony Dominici is the executive producer; and David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA.

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 travellers 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 and

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Kira Zack
800 465 5600

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