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Intrepid launches revamped foodie trips + massive sale on Aussie trips

Intrepid Travel has relaunched its foodie trips with a special focus on plant-based experiences.

The B Corp certified tour operator has released 21 revamped Real Food Adventure tours with a new plant-based experience on every trip as part of Intrepid’s ongoing commitment to decarbonize its business and inform a more climate-conscious future for travel.

“Plant-based diets are a major opportunity for mitigating and adapting to climate change,” said Intrepid’s global environmental impact manager, Susanne Etti.

“Plant-based foods generally have a much lower carbon footprint than animal-based foods. As Intrepid continues to innovate in ways that promote and support sustainability, including a delicious meal that showcases local fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds is just one way that we are investing in the health of our planet.”

Intrepid’s Real Food Adventures were originally launched in 2013 with six trips designed to give foodies a culinary experience focused on grassroots cuisines and culture.

After a pandemic-induced hiatus, the reintroduced range includes longstanding favourites like Mexico, India and Vietnam as well as newer itineraries in South Korea, The Balkans and Israel & Palestine.

Ooxaca cooking class, Mexico (Intrepid Travel)

While the tours will still feature signature meals with traditional meat and fish dishes, the trips have been designed to show the importance of balance and moderation when it comes to making small but significant changes toward a more climate-friendly lifestyle.

Highlights include a visit to the labyinthian Gwangang Market in Seoul (famously featured in the Netflix series ‘Street Food)’ and a temple stay in Gyeongju with a plant-based dinner, chanting meditation and an optional martial arts class in South Korea; fresh seafood on the beach and a taco crawl in Mexico and banh xeo and lantern-lit streets in Hoi An, pulsating markets in Ho Chi Minh City and a dragon boat cruise on the Perfume River with a special lunch stop for a plant-based Buddhist meal at a pagoda in Vietnam.

This isn’t Intrepid’s first foray into advocating for the role our food system plays in the climate crisis.

In 2018, the company launched three dedicated vegan real food adventures in India, Italy and Thailand.

While these trips are still available as custom and private departures, the company has now shifted focus to embedding more plant-based meals into all of its existing itineraries.

Criffel-Station, South Island, NZ (Intrepid Travel)

The news comes off the back of Intrepid’s massive Australian and New Zealand sale, with up to 15 per cent off all domestic trips until 14 December 2022 on over 60 trips in Australia and 30 trips in New Zealand.

“Travellers are craving adventure after going through the world’s toughest lockdowns. We have seen a huge demand for experience-rich and adventure-based travel in our region,” Brett Mitchell, managing director at Intrepid Travel, said.

“Aussies and Kiwis now have the opportunity to go all-in on these savings in our incredible region.”

Sample highlights from Intrepid Travel’s domestic sale include:

Travellers can save on a Top End escape by locking in the Kakadu, Katherine & Litchfield Adventure, with highlights including spending time with the Traditional Owners of Wulna Country to learn about their culture, going bird and croc-spotting in the lush Mary River and experiencing the stunning swimming holes of World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park.

A trek through an unforgettable landscape on the Cycle New Zealand: Otago Rail Trail with up to 15 per cent off, including cycling the famous Central Otago Rail Trail through small gold-mining towns like Alexandra, Omakau, Wedderburn and Hyde, enjoying some proper South Island hospitality at local taverns and sipping on delicious local wine.

An epic trek through Tasmania’s most breathtaking scenery on the famous Trek the Cradle Mountain Overland Track trip, including camping on the edges of historic huts under star-filled skies, waking up to dramatic landscapes and tackling side trips like summiting Cradle Mountain and the island’s highest peak Mt Ossa

As with all Intrepid Travel trips, the local range is 100 per cent carbon-offset and designed to have a low environmental footprint while having a positive impact on local communities.

Travellers can save up to 15 per cent on their dream adventure from now until 31 May 2022 for travel dates between 4 April to 30 June 2022 and 10 per cent on travel departing between 1 July to 14 December 2022.


Featured image: Sapa, Vietnam (Intrepid Travel)



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