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Intrepid Doubles Family-Themed Itineraries

Intrepid Travel is doubling its family-themed tours for 2017 with 48 itineraries tailored to families in two new styles of travel, Comfort and Active Family.

The decision to launch more than 20 tours comes as a result of the increasing demand for multi-generational travel. Intrepid Travel has also experienced significant demand for its teen trips, designed for ages 12 and up, inspiring the launch of teen trekking itineraries in Peru and Nepal, among other destinations.

“Intrepid Travel’s kid-friendly tours shake up the typical family vacation, offering a sense of adventure suited for all generations,” says Leigh Barnes, North America director for Intrepid Travel. “By significantly increasing our Family tours for 2017, we hope to be the go-to operator for family adventure travel.”

Ideal for meeting like-minded families, Intrepid Travel’s family-only adventures offer action-packed experiences steering off the beaten track, away from ball pits and buffets. Transforming travel into a form of education, the tours encourage families to use the world as their textbook by immersing into the destination and culture. With an average group size of 12, travelers can hop aboard local transportation, eat at family-run restaurants and kick back in home-stay accommodations. Family-friendly tours with 2017 departures offer one-of-a-kind experiences including:

  • Act like Mowgli in search for Shere Khan and other Bengal tigers for a true “Jungle Book” experience on the Comfort Northern India Family Holiday.
  • Visit Chiang Mai’s Elephant Nature Park, recognized by World Animal Protection for its protection of elephant welfare, on the Thailand Family Holiday.
  • Punt along the waterways of the Okavango Delta’s vibrant ecosystem by traditional canoe, greeting grunting hippos on the Namibia & Botswana Family Adventure.
  • Take on life as a local Gozitan shepherd for the day, tending to animals, cutting corn, making ‘gbejniet’ cheese and preparing lunch with the host family during the Malta and Gozo Family Holiday.

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A version of this article previously appeared in TravelPress.com

 

Nestling in the southern part of the Pacific Ocean is a Society Island called Tahiti, a mountainous isle that is abundantly surrounded by a wealth of coral reefs.

This huge atoll provides adventure-seeking travelers with a good number of travel activities, such as kite surfing, scuba diving, surfing, deep sea fishing, snorkeling, canyoning and shark and stingray feedings. Get more info on Anegada Nature’s little secrets in Tahiti in this cool clip prepared by Bollard Bastien_Lab.
 

So contact us now to get started with your next adventure in Tahiti!

Ortakoey Mosque

 

With Turkey’s various historical hotspots and countless waterfront resorts lining the seaboard of the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas, it’s not a surprise how it managed to draw over 31 million travelers each year – making it one of the top ten most visited countries on the globe.

In addition, its health care, culture and spa tourism is booming just recently, so it’s important that you properly plan your trip to this Eurasian country so that you could make the most out of your vacation. Aside from starting at its capital city, Ankara, one developing city you ought to check out is Antalya, which serves as a gateway to the country’s most beautiful beach resorts and strips of coast.

Furthermore, you could follow what Gareth Huw Davies of the Daily Mail UK Travel did as he listed six of the must-do travel activities in Turkey. This, of course, includes finding ‘riches in ruins’.

Below is a preview of his travel article:



We spend two nights in Canakkale, the ideal base for trips to nearby Troy and Gallipoli. Then we move down the west coast, via many quiet little fishing villages on the Aegean coast. The remains of the once-great Greek and Roman city of Pergamum (modern-day Bergama) are well worth a stop. It had the world's greatest library (after Alexandria), given by Mark Antony to Cleopatra. We head on south to Ephesus. This huge, sprawling site is one of the best preserved in the Mediterranean. The 44,000-seat stadium is one of the biggest in the ancient world. My advice is: stay in the nearby town of Selcuk and go there very early to beat the heat and the crowds.
 

Catch the rest of his travel post, and see what else awaits you during your Turkey vacation!
 

So speak with our travel reps today for more ideas on your next escapade to Turkey!

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Siberia is famous for its adventure-related tourist activities like dog sledding, hiking, cross country skiing, biking, Alpine sports and most especially, whitewater rafting. Located in Russia’s Irkutsk Oblast and Buryatia, the Kitoy River is one of the popular kayaking and rafting spots in Siberia during the first half of the year. Get a glimpse of this adventure in Kayak TV (Kayak Session Mag)’s video, in which the creator of the clip says,
 

Kayaking in Siberia is special as it is different from kayaking in other places on so many levels: there are not many roads around the rivers, no cities or villages, no people and you cannot find all these things what exist in modern world here, and what make you feel tired. Life is simple here - just you, your friends and kayaking. What else can beat this feeling?! The Kitoy River with its tributary's is the best choice for expedition kayakers in this area. The length of the route is about 270km - 12 days of very good whitewater, lots of different waterfalls and rapids, unbelievable sceneries and amazing lifestyle.
 

Contact us now to start preparing for your next adventure-filled trip!

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It is definitely more than possible for you to get to the top of Victoria Peak and see the entire Hong Kong Island without even breaking a single sweat. You can do this by simply taking a ride on the Peak Tramway.

Getting to the upper parts of this Chinese island is made easier and more convenient as travelers and locals start on the Central district, where their ride to Victoria Peak begins.

So don’t miss the excellent vistas offered on the Victoria Peak! Watch this video shot by Hong Kong Travel Videos, and see how a ride on the Hong Kong Peak Tram provides wonderful views of the country’s skylines and harbor!

The video’s user further shares,
 

At its most authentic, Hong Kong projects a vibrant duality, an ambition of opposites that work together in concert, which are the special ingredients of harmony. Here, views of steel and glass pointing to the future rest against low stone temples coiling with the incense of deeply rooted traditions. The peak tram, which trundles to the top of the highest point on Hong Kong Island, is an emblem of the city's blending of beauty and practicality, vision and deed.
 

Get started with your next trip to Hong Kong today!

Kilimanjaro's Kibo Peak

 

Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro offers three volcanic cones, namely Shira, Mawenzi and Kibo, and since it is the tallest peak not only in the country but in the entire Africa, it remains to be a popular trekking destination of many mountain climbers worldwide.

Located in the Kilimanjaro National Park, this inactive strato-volcano now promises a new reason for more travelers to check out the area through its paragliding activities.

Watch the video prepared by the Wings of Kilimanjaro, and have a new take on this newly-introduced adventure in Tanzania. The user shares,
 

Adventure sports and travel enthusiast, Adrian McRae is inviting 200 PILOTS to join him on a world-record-breaking first ever multi-pilot event to climb and fly from the "Roof of Africa" - Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain on the planet, and in doing so will raise over one million dollars for charities in Africa.
 

So start planning your next adventure trip today!

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Five Flower Lake in Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve

 

 

Known as the Nine Village Valley in English, the Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve or Jiuzhai Valley is a premier national park situated in South Western China’s Mt. Min Shan. 
 
Because of the super clear lakes, one-of-a-kind wildlife, magnificent falls and land forms of narrow conic karst, the Jiuzhai Valley is now recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 
Read on to know more about useful travel tips when visiting Jiuzhai Valley.
 
1. Clothes
 
Don’t be fooled by the warmth you enjoy during your day tour as the temperature will predictably drop at night. So you better pack up clothes to keep you warm as well as other necessary medications.
 
2. Protection
 
For some reason, you could expose yourself to too much UV rays when at the top, so make sure that you apply sunscreen and wear a hat or cap during your day tour. 
 
3. What to Include in the Tour
 
Make enough time to visit the entire valley to appreciate its real beauty. Although one- to two-day tours are available, three days allow you to check out the Shuzheng Quanhai Ditch and Zharu Temple in the first day. During your second day, you could check out Rizhe Ditch as well as the primitive forest, while spare the Zhezhawa Ditch, Long Sea and Huanglong Temple for your third day tour.
 
In general, visiting Sichuan province just to see the Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve is a must-do activity when in China.
 

So start planning your trip to Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve today!

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The annual Sand Sculpture Festival in Balnkenberge, Belgium, for instance, was captured by FilipV, who shares,
 
 
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