Adventure Travel Ratings: GAP Adventures - National Geographic Adventure Magazine

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Overall Score

Rating Criteria Scores

Quality of Service95.50
Spirit of Adventure96.00
Client Satisfaction98.33

Outfitter's Primary Activity

  • Do-It-All

Outfitter's Other Activities

  • Nature and Wildlife
  • Adventure Cruises
  • African Safari
  • Biking/Cycling
  • Cultural Encounters
  • Do-It-All
  • Exploratory Trips
  • Hiking/Trekking
  • Multisport
  • Photography Adventures
  • Sailing
  • Voluntourism

GAP Adventures


If you want it, GAP's got it: With 1,000-plus itineraries and 85,000 clients a year, this may be the most comprehensive outfitter in existence. The price is right for thrifty travelers who can't get enough of backpacking between mountain villages in South America and kayaking in southern Thailand.

Signature Trip: Inca Discovery; trekking; 8 days; Peru

New in 2009

  • Name:Sicilian Volcano Trail
  • Destination:Italy
  • Duration:8 days
  • Price:$1,349


Countries Visited

  • Africa:Burkina Faso, Benin, Botswana, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Libya, Morocco, Madagascar, Mali, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Togo, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
  • Asia:United Arab Emirates, Brunei, Bhutan, China, Indonesia, India, Iran, Jordan, Japan, Cambodia, Laos, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Maldives, Malaysia, Nepal, Oman, Philippines, Pakistan, Singapore, Syria, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen
  • Europe:Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, England, Spain, France, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Montenegro, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Sweden, Slovakia, Scotland, Ukraine
  • Latin America:Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Belize, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Paraguay, El Salvador, Uruguay, Venezuela
  • Oceania:Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea
  • Antarctica & Arctic:Arctic, Antarctica, Greenland
  • U.S. & Canada:Canada, United States
Photograph courtesy of GAP Adventures
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