A new adventure travel operator has hit the market with the launch of Indigo White, an exciting start-up specialising in tailor-made, experiential adventure travel across Southeast Asia.
The company has been founded by Holly Richter, formerly of Backroads, EXO Travel and Rove, and is catering to travel agents and independent travel specialists around the world.
“With 14 years of experience guiding and designing for Backroads, a luxury cycling, trekking and kayaking company – combined with 10 years living and working in Asia as both a Product Manager and Director of Adventure at EXO Travel – creating a tailor-made, experiential adventure travel company simply made sense.
“You see many companies focused on one aspect of travel – cycling, trekking, cultural, luxury, culinary –but rarely do they look at travel holistically. Each traveller wants something uniquely designed to fit who they are and what they want to gain from their holiday. The perfect trip will be a completely different design based on the traveller’s expectations – a mix of experiences using the best means of transport whether that be by foot, bike, or by boat,” says Holly.
Indigo White’s initial offerings are focussed on Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, taking advantage of their strong experience and network in the region.
“The types of journeys that we enjoy creating the most are human-powered experiences that encourage natural, accidental encounters with the local communities and reward guests with a more engaging and interactive adventure through our destinations – involving travellers in these cultures and communities rather than skimming over the surfaces of them,” Holly adds.
Some of the experiences available through Indigo White include a deeply immersive, historically-led exploration of the teak trade of the ancient Lanna kingdom, rafting through virgin rainforest of Northern Thailand, peddling on secluded paths through the otherwise crowded Angkor complex, or spending time with gracious Karen hosts that are attempting to reintroduce domesticated elephants into the wild. Travellers are also said to be given the flexibility and freedom to explore on their own, combined with the right balance of having a guide to explain the mysteries of their discovery.
Indigo White is already working closely with a number of partners around the world and crafting exclusive experiences for their clients.