TORONTO — TruTravels has launched a brand new ‘FitVentures’ collection that includes wellness-focused tours departing from May 2022.
Exploring both Indonesia and Thailand, the company’s first-ever fitness-oriented getaways come with a ‘workout schedule’ and Muay Thai classes, as well as beachfront bootcamps and volcano hikes. Other highlights include scenic island bike rides, sunset paddle boarding, spa days and healthy cooking classes that take a holistic wellness approach.
According to Mark Pope, co-founder of TruTravels, the launch of the new collection capitalizes on the health and wellness trends that emerged in 2021.
“Over the past two years, we’ve seen a huge rise in home workouts and people getting active, a trend that looks set to continue into 2022 as they keep up healthy new habits,” he says. “With the misconception that youth travel is purely party holidays, we wanted to support the personal wellbeing theme and develop a collection of tours that brings together the best of adventure travel and all-round wellbeing, while still appealing to younger travellers.”
All small group social adventures offered by TruTravels are led by a TruNinja (tour guide) who also acts as a ‘social director’ for the group.
The new FitVentures tours that are on sale now for bookings made before Jan. 31, 2022 include the following itineraries:
- Thailand Energize: This nine-day adventure from Bangkok to Koh Tao starts with morning Muay Thai classes, bike rides around Koh Phangan, beach HIT classes in Koh Tao and hikes to epic viewpoints. Guests will also experience temple visits, sunset paddleboarding and a Thai massage. Sale prices start at $1,065 per person (regularly $1,775).
- Bali Energize: Priced from $1,011 per person (regularly $1,685), this eight-day fitness adventure spends its days biking along tropical landscapes, hiking volcanoes, sweating it out in beach boot camps and perfecting punches in boxing masterclasses.
TruTravels first launched in Canada in April 2021 with a commitment to sell via the Canadian trade. The U.K.-based small group operator caters to millennial and Gen Z travellers and offers four distinct trip styles: Classic, FitVentures, SailVentures and Flashpacker.