Toronto, Canada, May 14, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- G.A.P Adventures is pleased to announce that National Geographic Traveler magazine has selected G.A.P Adventures' Voodoo Trail as one of their Top Tours of a Lifetime for 2009. National Geographic Traveler lists 50 tours in three categories - active, classic and cultural. All the tours are affordable, sustainable and authentic. This is G.A.P Adventures' third time on the list.
"It is very encouraging that National Geographic Traveler is continuing to highlight companies who are on the cutting edge of innovative travel. Our Voodoo Trail tour is an explorative journey into a culture that is widely misunderstood, and with G.A.P Adventures, travellers get the rare opportunity to learn first hand what this amazing tradition is all about," said Bruce Poon Tip, CEO of G.A.P Adventures.
The Voodoo Trail tour is a 16 day journey through the elusive villages of West Africa. Travellers will hike through mountains and forests, visit with African royalty and witness the dances, trances and rituals of the Voodoo religion. Starting out in Lome, Togo, and ending in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, the tour visits African cities, towns and villages that have evolved with an eclectic mix of traditional African and European influences. For more information visit gapadventures.com/tour/DVVT.
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 www.gapadventures.com and www.planeterra.org.