As the world’s largest B-Corp-certified travel company with social good a fundamental of its operations, the new itineraries go ever further afield with more ethical wildlife adventures, an increase in activities supporting Indigenous communities and female-run businesses, and fresh ways to discover the world’s most iconic destinations.
Through these Intrepid provides more meaningful ways to forge connections while making a positive impact on the places visited.
“After one of our most successful years in over 30 years of business, we are very excited to share the thoughtfully designed itineraries debuting in 2023,” says Zina Bencheikh, managing director for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
“I am extremely proud of the Intrepid team for continuing to reach new heights, bringing to life the adventure, natural beauty and hidden stories within some of our most unique tours to date.”
The collection includes new tours, destinations and activities added to existing itineraries and among the highlights are:
Pakistan Expedition (from £3,650 per person)
Intrepid is introducing Pakistan as a new destination to its portfolio in 2023 with this new 15-day adventure that will take travellers through the enigmatic country. Visitors will learn about Pakistan’s past, present and future, explore the region’s remote mountain villages during various hikes, visit female-led community projects, meet local families in Shimshal and experience the food, customs and culture that make the destination so unique.
Rwanda Gorilla Naming Ceremony & Uganda (from £3,985 per person)
This brand-new trip features a momentous celebration of conservation success modelled off a centuries-old tradition in Rwanda – a naming ceremony for the baby gorillas born in the country’s Volcanoes National Park over the past year. Intrepid travellers will also trek alongside gorillas in Uganda, learn how the human-wildlife conflict is being tackled, enjoy several game drives and a boat cruise to spot wildlife, and be joined by a field veterinarian from The Gorilla Doctors for an exclusive fireside chat, all while knowing that a portion of the trip cost supports the important work they do.
Vanuatu Expedition: Land Diving Festival (from £1,395 per person)
On this five-day adventure, travellers will visit this South Pacific destination to witness and understand the cultural practices of the land-diving Indigenous people of Pentecost Island, widely considered the original bungee jumping. Watch the jumpers haul themselves off the platforms as part of a ritual that functions as a coming-of-age for young men, a blessing of the earth for upcoming harvests, and a nod to an age-old Pentecost legend.
Best of Costa Rica (from £2,110 per person)
On this eight-day trip exploring the beaches, rainforests and wildlife of Costa Rica, travellers will now be able to visit the Térraba Indigenous community, a matriarchal society that has lived off the land for more than 500 years, with the women responsible for passing information down through the generations. Guests will learn how to carve their own wooden mask, then share a local lunch with the group.
Peru Expedition: Trek the Great Inca Road (from £2,925 per person)
In partnership with fellow B Corp SA Expeditions, Intrepid has helped develop sustainable operations along the Inca Trail’s rarely visited and equally magnificent neighbor, the Great Inca Road. Intrepid is the first global tour operator to bring travellers along part of this 25,000-mile ancient highway, which has been regarded as one of the world’s greatest engineering feats, traversing the UNESCO World Heritage Site alongside a traditional llama caravan.
Israel & Palestine Real Food Adventure (from £2,520 per person)
One of Intrepid’s food-focused adventures is back for 2023, this time with a new experience for travellers to enjoy: a visit to Taybeh Brewing Company in the West Bank run by the Middle East’s first female brewer, which has been crafting agers and ales since 1994 while simultaneously evolving to become a sustainability champion in the region.
- For more information, and to explore more of Intrepid’s new experiences and trips available in 2023, visit intrepidtravel.com