Feeling comfortable in your travel environment is important to fully enjoying your vacation. While some challenges and risks are a natural part of life, we can manage the variables so you can get on with enjoying your adventure. Aside from our usual practice of avoiding crowds, getting outdoors and going off the beaten track, we are adopting enhanced safety measures so when you start traveling again, you can do so with confidence. Along with our FLEX Booking Conditions (some of the best in the industry), the initiatives below have been carefully considered so you still get the ”Grasshopper Experience”, but with added peace of mind.
COVID SAFETY POLICY
The health of our guests, guides, and the communities we come into contact with, is a top priority at Grasshopper Adventures. With those priorities in mind, we have introduced the following health & safety policies on tours.
We highly recommend travelers be vaccinated pre-trip, but in the event they are not, non-vaccinated guests are required to have proof of a negative test within 72 hours of the tour start. The same policy applies to our guides and drivers.
Face masks are required in accordance with local legislation and whenever appropriate distancing is not possible; this includes vehicle transfers and indoor public areas. We encourage you to bring your own mask(s) on tour that you are comfortable wearing. Likewise, we recommend bringing your own personal hand sanitizer so it is available whenever you need it.
We will endeavor to have backups for both on-hand should they be required.
It’s an evolving time for travel, the benefits of which can be massively rewarding, but it can also present challenges at times. For your safety and comfort, always travel with proof of vaccination and a mask, even if not required, as regional restrictions can change and private venues can enforce their own policies.
The Grasshopper Adventures team is continually monitoring the situation, along with our partners, to ensure your tour experience is both a safe and memorable one.
Travel with extra confidence
We have always preferred the personal touch you get with a small group. Our group sizes are some of the best around, so we haven’t had to change anything there.
VEHICLES & EQUIPMENT
Transfer vehicles, bikes and other equipment that makes your active adventure possible will be regularly sanitized, in addition to our normal maintenance and safety checks.
Family-style dining was always a fun part of the adventure and we’re doing our best to keep the spirit of this while following best practices for destinations and venues. You can always opt out of a set meal if you wish and order to your room.
Private Rooms & Solo Travelers
Like that room to yourself? Good news! Wherever possible we’ve negotiated with hotel providers to reduce the cost of a single room and passed the saving on to you.
Bring 5 & go Private, no surcharge
Travel is a great opportunity to connect with communities and cultures, but also to re-connect with family & friends. Get five additional travelers in your group booking and you can opt to make an existing departure private without a surcharge.* It’s a great opportunity to reclaim that lost time together. Hurry, offer ends October 1st, 2021.
*Does not apply to tours in North America, Australia or Bike & Boat tours. Not applicable with other discounts, specials or promotions.
Hotels and Partners
As travel recommences, accommodation providers in all our destinations have brought in changes and undergone training on enhanced safety for guests and staff, in line with local regulations.
We are overlaying that by having our own protocols cover any unforseen gaps in the local authorities’ efforts.
Monitoring & 24/7 Support
You want to enjoy a vacation without keeping one eye on local developments, so let our team look out for you. Our in-country teams are in the best position to monitor the situation on the ground both before and during your tour, and we’ll still be here after you’ve safely returned home.
We love to get off the beaten track and away from the overcrowded tourist hubs, but you are never far from our support team. We have training and protocols in place for a broad range of scenarios, so you can relax and enjoy the moment as it should be, without disrupting your holiday experience.
Your floating safe-haven
Our combined cycle and river cruise trips – known as Bike & Boat tours – come with an added level of peace of mind. While onboard the ship your cabins are cleaned and meals prepared by your onboard crew – trained to the same high standards as our Grasshopper teams. Open air, well-spaced, dining is the norm on the large upper decks, where climate permits, and cabins are individually air conditioned. This environment allows even more control over safety standards and best of all it’s a river ship, not an ocean liner, so you can step ashore daily with ease.
Pick your fellow travelers
If you desire complete freedom of choice when it comes to your travel companions or itinerary we can accommodate private and custom group tour requests in many destinations. Get a group of friends, family or colleagues together to enjoy some bonding and memories of a lifetime.
Go independent, go Self-guided
Do you desire to travel more independently, but with the safety and convenience of our expert knowledge and on-call support?
Self-guided tours offer the highlights of independent travel without the downsides. You get the flexibility and freedom of not being with a group, while all your luggage transfers, logistics, bike routes, equipment and hotel bookings are taken care of. Added info in our custom-designed Self-guided app is the icing on the cake, serving as your pocket-sized guide along the journey.
Find out more about Self-guided touring with Grasshopper Adventures