- Lonely Planet has teamed up with Intrepid Travel to launch Lonely Planet Experiences,
a series of tours designed to positively impact local communities.
experiences, which Lonely Planet says will bring its guidebooks to life for the
first time, include 200 day-tours operated by Intrepid’s day-tour company,
Urban Adventures, and more than 130 multi-day tours focused on walking,
cycling, food, festivals, family and more.
Planet said the experiences are designed to have “a low environmental footprint
while having a positive impact on local communities”.
tours will have a maximum of 16 travellers and be led by a local leader, use
local transportation, support locally owned-businesses and like all Intrepid
Travel trips, be 100% carbon-neutral.
collaboration marks the first time in its four decades that Lonely Planet
has worked with a tour operator. The company said that the launch is part of a
strategy to maximize adjacent business opportunities under the recently
appointed CEO, Luis Cabrera, who stated, “This is an exciting innovation and
evolution for the Lonely Planet brand.”
tours will run on six continents and in 65 countries, ranging from two hours to
22 days. Day tours include an insider's trip through the most famous fish
market in Tokyo and an evening stroll through Sydney’s emerging small bar
scene, while multi-day destinations feature a Vietnam tour that will “uncover
the best in backstreets, canals, the countryside and island beaches”, and a
Mexico tour offering “enthralling adventure from Mexico City to Playa Del
will get discounts on Lonely Planet guidebooks and free access to Lonely Planet’s
Guides app, plus Lonely Planet insight throughout the tours.