Ain’t no mountain high enough? Ain’t no river wide enough? If this is your motto, then you’ll be happy to know Intrepid Travel is throwing down the gauntlet once again, and now is the perfect time to dive headfirst into a new challenge. Whether you get a kick out of pushing yourself to the limits, or you just feel like trying something new, Intrepid Travel is challenging you to make 2013 a year to remember.
To help kick things off, the folks at Intrepid have come up with a list of experiences that they think are the perfect way to escape the ordinary and make your 2013 extraordinary! The best part? They’re offering 10% OFF for those who are up for the challenge. Hurry, this offer ends February 2, 2013. Take the Big Challenge and get 10% off today!
Top Five Trips to Challenge Yourself in 2013
#1. Challenge your mind
Bhutan – 8 days – Travel to Bhutan and experience this remote Himalayan country
Visit this distinctive and remote pocket between India and China offering beauty, history, and adventure. Travel to Bhutan’s delightful Thimphu – the world’s only capital city without traffic lights. Head to Bhutan’s countryside and marvel at the spectacular Himalayan scenery, visit imposing dzongs, and learn the Buddhist traditions of the “Land of the Thunder Dragon.” Meet relaxed locals, see the extraordinary “Tiger’s Nest” monastery and soak up this unique travel experience. Find out more >>
#2. Challenge your body
Kilimanjaro Marangu Route – 7 days – Conquer the highest peak in Africa, mighty Mt. Kilimanjaro
This classic Tanzania trek is the most popular route to Mt. Kilimanjaro and the only one serviced by mountain huts to provide protection from the elements. Trek along the most direct path to the summit of Kilimanjaro and cover the trail in just five days, with the help of experienced guides and porters. Hike through forests and alpine meadows, over rocky ravines and past lunar landscapes to the spectacular summit of Africa’s highest peak. The panoramic views from the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro must be seen to be believed. Find out more >>
#3. Challenge your senses
Bangkok to Singapore – 15 days – Take a spicy adventure from Thailand to Singapore, via Malaysia
Travel from Bangkok to Singapore on a voyage of discovery, soaking up traditional cultures and revelling in the exotic flavors of the region. With golden temples and saffron-robed monks, soft white beaches and bright blue skies, tantalizing seafood and a host of shopping spots, our journey from Thailand down to the Malay Peninsula is sure to delight. Find out more >>
#4. Challenge your perceptions
Explore Egypt – 15 days – Take a tour from Cairo to Egypt’s most tucked-away treasures
Travel to Egypt and experience its history and culture on a tour that explores Cairo, cruises along the Nile and visits Luxor, Alexandria, and the Siwa Oasis. Be humbled by the grandeur of the pyramids, step back in time at magnificent Pharaonic tombs, let cares melt away while cruising the Nile in a felucca and get back to nomadic life in a desert camp. Explore all that Egypt has to offer – both its major sights and its tucked-away treasures. Find out more >>
#5. Challenge your limits
Iceland – 10 days – Visit Iceland and see glaciers, geysers and geothermal hot springs
Travel to Iceland and delve into the ancient land of Vikings and volcanoes on this 10-day Icelandic adventure. Marvel at geothermal hot springs, witness the steamy eruptions of a giant geyser, touch the tongue of Europe’s biggest glacier, see lava that’s still warm after 20 years, and scale giant waterfalls. Travel through Iceland’s desolate lands, so mysterious and ethereal that they have inspired artists, poets, and musicians for centuries. The ancient, untamed beauty of Iceland will stay with you forever. Find out more >>
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