G Adventures has launched a series of wellness tours, featuring a programme of trips in 10 destinations.
The launch coincides with Mental Health Awareness Day (October 10), which managing director EMEA Brian Young said served as a reminder for travellers to slow down and “reconnect with the world, as well as themselves”.
More than 80 departures are planned for 2019 in destinations including Nepal, Costa Rica, Iceland, Patagonia, Tuscany and Peru.
The wellness trips range from seven to 13 days, and balance “must-see highlights with a slower pace of travel,” the operator said.
The tours will feature yoga sessions and healthy food choices, with travellers also invited to participate in local rituals such as a purification bath in Bali, a prayer ceremony with monks in Nepal and a stay in an ashram in India.
“The wellness industry has skyrocketed in recent years. According to the Global Wellness Institute, the wellness industry is now worth $3.7 trillion globally, with consumers seeking new ways to alleviate stress, reduce illness and boost wellbeing,” said Young.
“Our new Wellness trips are designed to meet this demand, and also to be inclusive - they are suitable for travellers of all ages and abilities, and are centred around the three pillars of mindfulness, movement and nourishment. We also aim to cater for all kinds of dietary preferences, from gluten-free to vegan.”