Intrepid Travel, the global adventure travel company, has increased its inventory by 11 percent with the addition of 100 new tours.
The B-Corp certified tour operator will offer more than 1,000 itineraries in 2020 with over 13,000 departures. The addition of Antarctica as a destination means that the company now offers tours in all seven continents. New tours dip into the “dark tourism” trend, explore culturally-immersive festivals, uncover Japan outside of the Olympics and more.
The new itineraries utilize local guides, accommodations and businesses to provide real-life experiences in a responsible manner. Intrepid also appeals to sustainably-minded travelers by offsetting carbon emissions from operations and has been a carbon neutral business since 2010.
New travel options include a tour of Ukraine that taps the “dark tourism” trend with a safe and respectful tour of the Chernobyl disaster site. Travelers can go beyond the HBO miniseries and experience the site for themselves, as well as exploring the beautiful scenery of Ukraine’s small towns from Kiev to Lviv. Other Ukraine tours include an epic journey through all of Eastern Europe and 20- and 13-day itineraries that cover Moldova, Ukraine and Romania.
As Japan prepares to host the 2020 Summer Olympics, travelers can explore the country with a trekking trip along the ancient countryside trails of Koya-san and Kumano Kodo. Other options include a tour of Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island, which includes dog sledding, whiskey distilleries and ice bars.
Intrepid has also expanded beyond its popular itineraries in East and Southern Africa by offering a new tour in coastal West Africa. Travelers can discover the wildlife rich wetlands of Senegal and Gambia, or learn about the misunderstood religion of Vodun in Benin, Togo and Ghana.
Cultural festival trips are also on offer, such as a visit to the Baining Firedance Festival at a local village in Papua New Guinea, or a chance to learn some Samba moves at Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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