Overall, this trip was good – a four out of five stars. Being operated by an independent third-party tour company, the trip did not have the unique “feel” of a typical Intrepid “classic” trip though. It felt more like what I believe an Intrepid “comfort” or perhaps a Peregrine tour would be like (so I’ve heard–I’ve only taken Classic and Geckos trips in the past).
Such a wonderful trip with a very culturally immersive itinerary. The mask festival was particularly interesting and the scenery especially later in the trip was truly stunning. The home stay was my favorite experiences. We had a few couples and many solo individuals on this trip who were a good group of open minded travelers. If you come with an open mind and a sense of adventure you’ll love it.