Starting their departure in 2019, Intrepid Travel, the world’s largest adventure travel company, has just unveiled three new vegan tours specifically highlighting vegan food culture in some of the world’s most popular culinary destinations: India, Italy and Thailand. This new development was in response to veganism growing at substantial rates around the world. Each trip will offer delicious plant-based food experiences in their respective locales and include insider tips on where to find the best vegan eats.
Whether you eat a vegan diet, or just want to test the waters, this new line of vegan adventures will offer authentic culinary adventures and experiences you’ll only discover with an Intrepid local leader. Food travel is here to stay, and it’s our responsibility as a leading travel company to provide a range of offerings that can suit all tastes and lifestyles
– Neil Coletta, Brand & Product Manager, Food Tours, Intrepid Travel.
Vegan culture in North America has been rapidly growing over the past few years. According to new research by Dr. Sylvain Charlebois at Dalhousie University, 7.1 percent of Canadians now consider themselves vegetarian, and 2.3 percent consider themselves vegan. British Columbians are at the forefront of the movement, with the 2018 research showing that nearly 40 percent of British Columbians 35 and under say they follow a vegan or vegetarian diet.
The New Tours
To cater to this growing market and offer more variety in its culinary vegan tours, Intrepid Travel has designed its new line of vegan food tours in destinations that are already known for their culinary scenes. The three new vegan tours include:
- India Vegan Food Adventure (8 days) – This culinary adventure to Dehli, Jaipur and Agra showcases why this corner of the subcontinent is one of the greatest places in the world for vegan travelers. The itinerary ventures far beyond the masala dosas and veggie samosas of the high street cafes and includes vegan cooking classes and visits to iconic sites like the Taj Mahal. From $1,430 CAD
- Italy Vegan Food Adventure (8 Days) – In a country known for its cheese, meats and pizza, Italy is also where some of the world’s most progressive and innovative vegan food experiences can be had. Venturing from Venice to Rome, highlights of the trip include a dinner in Venice’s first vegan restaurant, a farm-to-table vegan feast and two nights in an all-vegan villa in Tuscany. From $3,245 CAD
- Thailand Vegan Food Adventure (8 Days) – Home to some of the world’s most flavorful cuisine, this tour will highlight the legendary and vegan-friendly cuisine of South East Asia, with activities such as a palm sugar demonstration at Tha Kha floating market and preparing a vegan meal under the guidance of a local during an authentic homestay in Chiang Mai. From $1,485 CAD.