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Ten small-group adventure tours that really immerse you in local culture

Australian tour operator Intrepid Travel is one of my favourite tour companies. Not only do they stand out with their B-Corp certification, they also offer a great line of tours that really allow you to immerse yourself in local culture. These so-called Original-Style tours are the perfect choice for those after a great mix of included activities and insights from a local leader, as well as free time to explore a destination on their own.

During our mid-April webinar, Kaz from Intrepid and myself shared stories from ten of these trips we had been on and how they impacted the local community as well as ourselves.

Here are ten small-group adventure tours that really immerse you in local culture.

Food Adventures in Italy

8 days from CA$2614

Italian cuisine, with a pedigree stretching back to antiquity, is characterized by its simplicity, with most dishes consisting of four to eight ingredients. Savour cicchetti with a glass of local white wine in Venice, prepare an authentic tagliatelle al ragu in Rome and get an insight into wine and olive production in Tuscany. Find out why Italy is the land of la Vita Bella!

Vietnam and Cambodia Adventure

18 days from CA$2193

A breathtakingly beautiful country, Vietnam is at once incredibly exotic and utterly compelling; welcoming

people and stunning landscapes make it a haven for adventure travellers. Combine it with Cambodia and you have the trip of a lifetime. There are few experiences on earth matched by the setting of the sun at Angkor Wat, the famous temple complex a stunning blend of spirituality and symmetry. This adventure tour of Cambodia and Vietnam lets you get under the skin of these countries, discover their cultures, enjoy delicious food, and mingle and laugh with the engaging locals.