Intrepid Urban Adventures, the day tour arm of tour operator Intrepid Travel, has launched online virtual experiences for travellers to bring a piece of the world into their home amid the global pandemic.
From hands-on cooking classes to traditional art instruction, yoga and more, each experience connects travellers with local guides around the globe for an interactive one- to two-hour session that brings the authenticity of each country to their doorstep.
Experiences are hosted over Zoom and can be booked as either join-in or private classes and are open to all levels.
These new virtual experiences from Intrepid Urban Adventures are another iteration of the ongoing product innovation from the company to provide adventures for all comfort levels and regional capabilities. They also provide guides around the world with a type of product offering to help support their economic recovery.
The collection currently includes experiences from Poland, Russia, India and Mexico, with plans for expansion to other destinations in the future. Sample classes include:
Over the past few months, Intrepid also introduced several new offerings for its customers in response to border closures and safety regulations due to COVID-19. For example, the company recently introduced Intrepid Retreats, a new category of tours in which groups immerse themselves in one location, in handpicked accommodation ranging from small boutique properties to glamping, with nearby experiences. These retreats celebrate ‘slow travel’ and allow adventurers to engage with the surrounding communities away from the crowds and in a more controlled setting.
Priced at CAD $40 and below per person, the new virtual experiences help support local guides who rely on foreign tourists to support themselves and their families, and who have been impacted by the worldwide cessation of travel due to COVID-19.
To learn more about Intrepid Urban Adventures at Home, or to book a class, visit: https://www.urbanadventures.com/online-experiences.