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Have you ever read about your dream travel experience – like visiting the Pyramids of Giza, road tripping across the USA or seeing cherry blossoms bloom in Japan – and wished you could jump right into the page? Well, now you can. We’ve partnered with Lonely Planet to launch a range of Lonely Planet Experiences, powered by Intrepid Travel. These trips are designed from the ground up for independent travellers who want the freedom to explore while still having the essentials covered. Share the experience with a small group of like-minded people and get unrivalled insights from our local leaders – now combined with the epic knowledge of Lonely Planet editors to help you get to the heart of a destination like never before.

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Travelling with an experienced leader means you can just enjoy the moment, rather than worrying about when the last train leaves! They’ll give you unique insights and take you to places that only the locals know about.

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Highlights of Lonely Planet Experiences

Travellers with gorilla in Uganda

Visit wild gorillas in Uganda

Climb through the rugged mountain terrain of Bwindi National Park to encounter these rare animals in their natural habitat. Be mesmerised as you watch them eat, sleep, groom and play – the giant silverback surveying the scene as the smaller one’s play like children. Watching their movements is like seeing a mirror image of yourself.

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Treasury in Petra

See the Treasury at Petra

The golden-red façade of Petra’s Treasury is one of the most iconic historical images in the world. As you make your way up the length of The Siq, the narrow, winding entrance-way to Petra and round the final corner, your first glance of the Treasury is a sight you’ll never forget.

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Group of travellers in Cappacdocia

See the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia

Explore a landscape that has to be seen to be believed – the cones, needles and columns of the volcanic rock area of Cappadocia. Meet the locals who live in the rock-carved caves of the region. And, if you feel like splurging, you might even like to take a hot air balloon ride to see the magnificent sites from above.

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Taj Mahal sunrise

Watch the sunrise over the Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is one of those places that has to be seen in real life to be fully appreciated. And the morning golden hour of sunrise, before it gets too crowded or hot has got to be the way to do it. Learn about the romantic past of the building that was built by a heartbroken emperor, to honour his beloved wife who died giving birth to their child.

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