Try a real holiday adventure

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With a New Year ahead of us why not think outside of your comfort zone and stretch your imagination to different destinations and cultures?

If you are thinking of a unique holiday, here are some ideas to whet your appetite.

If you are thinking of a unique holiday, here are some ideas to whet your appetite.

Our supplier, Intrepid Travel, was founded by two university friends back in 1989, with just a typewriter and a kitchen desk. Twenty five years on, it is now a member of the PEAK Adventure Travel Group Limited, taking over 100,000 travellers every year. 

Despite growing into a global business with over 1,000 staff based all over the world and more than 800 different trips across every continent, Intrepid has remained devoted to the same grassroots values and responsible travel philosophies that it had at the very beginning. 

The average group size is just ten travellers, which allows you to get off the beaten track, use local accommodation and transport, and really get to know the culture. The company ensures they always use local suppliers to contribute to the local economy.

You can choose between three styles of travel – Basix, Original and Comfort. Each has a different level of inclusions and accommodation.

Travellers can also choose themed trips, such as family, sailing or food, to suit their interests.

The first tours sold were to South East Asia and that region remains its strongest seller today. Its tours range from hiking, biking and kayaking through Cambodia to sampling Pho on a Food Adventure through Vietnam.

Burma is one of the hottest destinations of the moment, as travellers love the shimmering cities of gilded temples, emerald greed landscape and peaceful pagodas.

For 2015, Intrepid has launched its most comprehensive Burma tour yet – the 21-day Burma Revealed. Travellers can explore the monasteries of Mandalay, stand in awe at the temples of Bagan and relax by Inle Lake as well as exploring remote mountain villages.

From the outback to the coast, Adventure Tours offers three tour styles for an authentic taste of Australia and New Zealand, no matter what your budget or comfort level.

They can cater for young travellers aged between 18-39 who want freedom, flexibility and fun. From just AUD 54 a day, you get big adventures for little prices.

They’re committed to a style of travel that benefits travellers and communities. Every year, they take more than 100,000 travellers around the world on small group adventures that provide unforgettable real life experiences.

With 36 years of experience and highly experienced leaders, they also offer a comfortable style of travel with itineraries that take you beyond the tourist must-sees and delve into the culture of a destination without forgoing the creature comforts. The luxury small group travel experiences offer an intimate way to see the world without sacrificing style or comfort.

Whether you are new to astronomy or a keen eclipse chaser, Explorers Tours has been providing tours accompanied by experts for over 30 years.