TORONTO — Intrepid Travel has launched a new range of premium tours to appeal directly to high-end travellers.
Comprising of over 70 new trips in 40 countries, Intrepid Premium features hand-picked accommodations, private transportation, train journeys and an array of signature exclusive experiences. It was developed over the past six months as Intrepid continues to reimagine its business for a post-pandemic world. Departures start in January 2022.
As the world’s largest travel B Corp, responsible travel will be a core focus of Intrepid Premium trips. Most accommodations, which range from an eco-lodge in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to a cave hotel in Cappadocia, are locally owned, with many using renewable and alternative energy sources. A selection of trips will also visit social enterprise projects working to promote gender equality, animal welfare, environmental sustainability and economic empowerment. As with all Intrepid Travel tours, the Premium range is also 100% carbon offset and designed to have a low environmental footprint.
“With our aim to become a world leader in sustainable, experience-rich travel, we identified that many of our customers were seeking a higher-end product with purpose,” says James Thornton, CEO of Intrepid Travel. “As we continue to prepare for a gradual and sustainable recovery, we saw Premium as an opportunity to build a new style of tour that ensures local communities truly benefit from high-value tourism. We wanted to show that a premium product can also deliver on a premium purpose.”
Premium itineraries include the following:
- 13-day ‘Premium Vietnam & Cambodia’: Priced from $4,615 per person, this itinerary travels from Hanoi to Siem Reap and includes Signature experiences like a photography coach at Angkor Wat and a candlelit dinner on deck in Ha Long Bay. Guests will also dine at three hospitality training restaurants that support marginalized youth.
- 9-day ‘Premium Peru’: This itinerary, priced from $4,415, travels deep in the Amazon jungle to a lodge where guests will meet the Ese Eja peoples during a community stay. They’ll also spend some time in Lima and dine at one of the best-rated restaurants in Peru.
- 15-day ‘Premium Morocco In Depth’: Highlights of this itinerary, priced from $4,365, include a visit to a local home for dinner in Fes, tea with a Berber family in the Dades Valley, and a meet and greet with the women of the Tawesna social enterprise in Ait Benhaddou.
All Intrepid trips operate under ‘Safe Travel’ protocols developed and endorsed by the World Travel & Tourism Council. Travellers can also book with confidence with Intrepid’s newly introduced Flexible bookings policy.
For more information on Intrepid Premium, visit www.intrepidtravel.com/premium