Types of GatG – Backpacker GatG, Flashpacker GatG, Fitness GatG, Sailing GatG
If you’ve heard of G Adventures, Tru Travels is their sister company. They offer life-changing experiences for all ages from 18 plus to Asia, Europe and Latin America.
Their tour guides are called Travel Ninjas because they are more than your average guide and never clock off. Plus with the promise of game-changing travel, you are guaranteed to make ‘Tru’ friends for life on your adventures.
Tru Travels know that not everyone travels the same so they’ve created four different travelling styles and trips for all kinds of travellers.
Their Classic trips are for backpackers and built by backpackers with authentic experiences in beach huts, homestays and hostels. They’ve combined culture, adventure, parties and beaches for a backpacker trip with hidden gems and the best hot spots. Choose from a 10 day Bali Experience or a 2 week Thailand Island Hopper. Prices start from £695 with a £200 deposit.
For those searching for a trip that’s more flash, the Flashpacker is a bit more upmarket with comfort and style. So you can still travel like a backpacker but upgrade to premium accommodation. If you’ve outgrown hostels, this is the next step up. From backpacker to Flashpacker. Spend 10 days in Seminyak in Indonesia or 8 days in Bangkok and Phuket from £1095.
FitVentures are for the fitness solo wanting sunrise yoga, beach boot camps or wanting to explore islands on two wheels. These are for those looking to challenge themselves on holiday (and stay fit at the same time). The focus is adventure too with a combination of activities for both fun and health. Choose from boot camps and beaches on an 8 day Bali Energise or yoga and Muay Thai in Thailand for 9 days. Prices from £935.
SailVentures is for flotilla parties and sailing to deserted beaches. Live onboard a boat with others and island-hop before falling asleep under the stars. Expect lots of sailing, action, adventure and exploration whilst beach hopping. Sail around the Maldives for 8 days or Greece and Croatia for a week. Prices start from £1095.
You can filter the travel style that you’re looking for, the region that you’re interested in and the period that you want to be away. Plus there’s a price slider for the maximum price that you want to spend so you don’t have to be enticed by trips out of your budget (unless you want to of course).
What’s included? All your accommodation, transport and bucket list activities are included so what you see is what you get. There are no hidden extras.
Making an Impact
Not only are their tours for any age (from 18 years plus), but they give back too! Their projects include giving back in India, providing clean water in Cambodia, reducing waste in Koh Phangan and the Gili Islands and animal SOS in Asia. Plus, even when you book a tour with them, they plant a tree for each booking. Choose from trips to Asia, Latin America or Greece and Croatia in Europe.
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Tru Travels have thousands of 5-star reviews online, but if you’re still unsure if you should book a trip with Tru Travels, these reviews below may help change your mind!
Plus save 10% off their trips with the Solo Travel Card!
“I’ve used Tru Travels twice and both times were great! The full moon island hopper in Thailand was so fun and I just got back from Colombia with Jose which was amazing! He went above and beyond helping us translate and do everything we wanted in our free time. I love tru travels because so many activities are included so the group gets to stay together to explore, the guides have the best recommendations for things around, and the planning is always spot on.” – Jill Sabol
“I've been on two amazing tours with Tru Travels. One with Jurgen as our ninja and one with Josh. Had a great time on both tours, loads of fun activities and like minded travellers. The admin team were so helpful and accommodating with changes that needed to be made because of the pandemic. Thank you to the Tru Travels team and my two fantastic ninjas for making my adventures so great 😊” – Olivia Steen
“This was one of the best experiences of my life! From the start date all the way until the end of the tour we had so much fun – the itinerary packs some of the best things in Costa Rica into a short amount of time. One of the most unique experiences was the homestay in Coope San Juan where we stayed with local families and were immediately immersed into Costa Rican culture. If you like an adrenaline rush there are plenty of waterfalls and swimming holes to jump into all throughout the tour, as well as one of the longest zip lines in Costa Rica which goes through and above the beautiful cloud forests of Monteverde.
Our travel ninja Ronny was so amazing and friendly as well – even after a few days you just feel like you’re travelling with a really good friend! He had so many amazing recommendations for food, activities and nightlife everywhere we went, as well as sharing his expertise and knowledge on his country. We had so many great meals and great nights out, creating memories that will last a lifetime! Thank you so much to Tru Travels and to Ronny for such a fantastic adventure!” – Rachel Egny