Iconic travel publisher Lonely Planet has teamed up with Intrepid Travel to launch its first range of experiences.
Announcing the trips at a media event at Yellow in Sydney’s Potts Point this morning, Intrepid’s chief commercial officer, Brett Mitchell said Lonely Planet Experiences would be based on sustainability and respect, geared towards Lonely Planet‘s grassroots style of traveller.
The new trip range is set to include 200-day tours operated by Intrepid’s day-tour company, Urban Adventures, and more than 130 multi-day trips.
The trips promise a low environmental footprint and a positive impact on communities, by operating 100 per cent carbon neutral, employing local guides, using local transport and supporting locally-owned businesses.
“For over four decades, travellers have looked to Lonely Planet for trusted travel advice,” Luis Cabrera, CEO of Lonely Planet, said.
“Now, global explorers looking for the inside track can journey along with us on this new range of tours. This is an exciting innovation and evolution for the Lonely Planet brand.”
Not to mention, travellers will also get exclusive discounts on Lonely Planet guide books, free access to Lonely Planet’s Guides app, and supplementary Lonely Planet insights throughout.
The tours will run in six continents, across 65 countries, and range in duration from two hours to 22 days.
Here’s a taste of what you can expect:
Lonely Planet Experiences – Powered by Urban Adventures:
- A Tour Through Tokyo’s Kitchen (incl. Tsukiji Fish Market), 2.5 hours, starting at $109
- Vintage Las Vegas Arts Tour, two hours, starting at $65
Lonely Planet Experiences – Powered by Intrepid Travel:
- Galapagos Experience (7 days), starting at $1,320
- Explore Egypt (15 days), starting at $1,645