Recent research revealed there are now 2.25 million Australian vegetarians aged 18 and over. Not only that but data also shows that Australians are more interested in vegan diets than about vegetarian, Paleo, gluten-free or sugar-free diets.
Intrepid is not only well aware of this but being the forward-thinking company they are, they’re totally onboard with the vegan lifestyle.
So, they’ve decided to create a special trip of the vegan kind. “Food is one of the best ways to connect with a local culture, but dietary requirements can be tricky with language barriers. Why should vegans miss out on authentic food experiences?” Intrepid Travel regional product manager Tara Kennaway is spot on, which is why they’ve launched a range of vegan food tours in the world-renowned gastronomic destinations of India, Italy and Thailand in response to a growing plant-based movement.
Developed and trialled by Intrepid Travel’s experienced destination and food product teams with special help from vegan influencers from all around the world, the new tours will depart in 2019.
The three new eight-day tours include:
India Vegan Food Adventure: Highlights include waking in Delhi to a hot Indian Chai with soy milk before walking to the Jama Mosque eating Vegan Samosa and Jalebis on the way. In Agra, travellers will visit the Taj Mahal before lunch at a cafe that supports victims of acid attacks.
Italy Vegan Food Adventure: From an all-vegan villa in the hills of Tuscany to a farm to table vegan feast and the first vegan restaurant in Venice, this trip will reveal Italy as home to the world’s most progressive vegan cuisine.
Thailand Vegan Food Adventure: Jump into the kitchen with local Thai masters who do amazing things with tofu, mushroom, sticky rice, bamboo and spice. One of many trip highlights is cooking a vegan meal under the guidance of a local in a Chiang Mai homestay.
While they recognise that it’s not realistic for everyone around the world to adopt a vegan lifestyle, as a responsible travel company that values purpose initiatives and sustainability in all aspects, Intrepid feels it’s important to encourage and celebrate vegan cultures and practices around the world, as one way responsible travellers can help save our planet.
For more information about the new Vegan Food Adventures, or to book, click here.