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G Adventures vs Intrepid

Compare the travel styles, pricing, destinations and popularity of G Adventures and Intrepid.

The Low Down

G Adventures G Adventures have impressed us with their ethos, their range of unique itineraries and proven track record with over 100,000 past travellers. Their main competitor in the adventure touring space is Intrepid, with both Operators focused on authentic, affordable small group tours.

With over 600 trips around the world and 50,000 departures, G have a stunning range of interesting unique itineraries to choose from, with a focus on South and Central America, Asia and Polar expedition cruising. G Adventures operate dynamic pricing so prices can change daily - upwards if the trip is filling up, and down if they need to fill some spaces. G have also recently incorporated Wellness trips and 18-to-Thirty Somethings adventuresinto their portfolio of trip styles.
Intrepid Intrepid specialise in small group adventure tours, and feature trips around the globe. With over 700 tours and 50,000 departures, Intrepid's itineraries are designed for the budget conscious adventurer, families and even adventures for those that prefer a bit of comfort at the end of each day. Like G Adventures, Intrepid also have a myriad of trips through South and Central America & Asia and operate dynamic pricing so prices can change daily - upwards if the trip is filling up, and down if they need to fill some spaces.

Recommending the best Operator for small group adventures is a tough one. It's very subjective and we think a lot depends on the region, the itinerary and the trip leader you get. This will have a huge sway on whether your trip is good, great or average. Our advice is to choose the Operator which has the itinerary and departures dates that suit you best. Look at things like inclusions, group size and other details to help make your decision.


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Affordable & Premium

In Their Own Words We asked the travel companies themselves why you should travel with them

G Adventures
G Adventures came from a desire to deliver authentic and responsible small group travel adventures that were equally life-changing for travellers and the communities they visit. And we’re been doing just that for almost 30 years.

Our award-winning trips span seven continents and over 100 countries, giving you meaningful experiences with people, cultures, landscapes and wildlife, as well as offering you the freedom and flexibility to explore on your own.

On all of our tours, you get to know locals every step of the way, from the places you visit and stay to where you eat and drink. You’ll also get to experience our ‘G for Good’ social impact initiatives on-trip, including our industry-leading ‘Ripple Score’. This score measures, as a percentage, the amount of money that stays in the local community through on-trip services like accommodation, restaurants and transport.
Intrepid Travel has been taking travellers off the beaten track to discover the world's most amazing places for 30 years. Every trip is designed to truly experience local culture - to meet local people, try local food, take local transport and stay in local accommodation. Led by a local leader, our small group tours offer a sustainable way to travel off the beaten track, while giving back to the places and people that travellers visit.

Recent Reviews

Happy camper/hiker   0 , VIC, Australia, Sep 2023
Booked this based on price and starting and finishing point rather than the hiking aspect. The trip was excellent - catering was exceptional, camping equipment was good, a good variation in hiking types and the group size (11) made it a fun experience despite my lack of hiking fitness. Some hikes did test my fitness but I survived and completed all ...read more the hikes! There was always the option to not hike if I chose but the group and CEO were always encouraging and supportive. The CEO had great knowledge of the parks and knew the short-cuts or better parking etc to make our tour a great experience. Overall an excellent trip and a great way to see the National Parks away from the tourists that never venture that far from the Information Centres.
Packed full Borneo Adventure     0 , NSW, Australia, Jul 2023
Very full itinerary with river cruises, trekking in night and day, and watching turtles start their swim to the ocean. Did love the Orangutan and Sun Bear Sanctuary that was a great day. Chose this tour as the itinerary included all I wanted to do and it did not disappoint. Well run by helpful CEO and great group of people to share it with.
Best of Java Tour really was the BEST!   0 , VIC, Australia, Jun 2023
Our G Adventures trip really did exceed expectations! Our CEO Panji was a 10/10 tour guide who went above and beyond in many different ways. Java was a complete unknown before we went but turned out to be a real gem. The highlights are too many to mention but here are a few: Homestay in Ndgas, 2am sunrise trip in 4x4s to see view towards Mt Bromo, walking ...read more the Sea of Sand and climbing to the rim of Mt Bromo, our meals on authentic Indonesian places, and meeting 10 other wonderful travellers! Booking through Global Journeys was very easy and Tracey was always helpful and efficient.
See a little more of Portugal   1 , Auckland, New Zealand, Jun 2023
Had a great guide on our G Adventures trip from Lisbon to Porto, very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. This 7 day trip was a good way to see a bit more of Portugal and we especially enjoyed Evora and an excursion to a cork farm, while the university at Coimbra was a standout. We would certainly recommend G Adventures and found their level of service ...read more on this Nation Geographic tour was just right for us.
Wonderful countryside and great company   0 , QLD, Australia, May 2023
The G Adventures local living experience is always a thrill, staying in a delightful rural setting with companions from around the world. G always ensures high quality tour leaders and local guides. Really enjoyed the busy walking program in a spectacular environment.
Sicily - A vibrant and varied destination     0 , NSW, Australia, Apr 2023
Sicily has much to offer! Natural beauty, excellent seafood, beautiful towns/cities and natural wonders, like Mt Etna and Stromboli. This was a fabulous 2 week tour of Sicily. There were many highlights, some of which are visiting Mt Stromboli and Mt Etna, visiting Taormina, Erice and Palermo, the Valley of the Temples and the Arincini cooking class. ...read more The one little issue were the hotels, not all of them were great and many were not centrally located. This often added expense as you needed a taxi to get into town to enjoy the free time.
Intrepid Split to Lake Bled tour   0 , New Zealand, Sep 2023
This trip was not suitable for us. The accommodation was hostel quality and the beds very uncomfortable. Our tour leader was great and very knowledgeable but I did not need 2 hours orientation at each town. There was very little transport provided and arrived in Lake Bled at 10pm after taking the train, two buses and a shuttle to get there. Also I ...read more think it was overpriced. We had done a comparable tour with another company 3 weeks prior and the provided a bus the whole way and a better class of accommodation for $600 less. I would not recommend this tour.
Sailing the Cyclades   0 , VIC, Australia, Sep 2023
Fantastic sailing trip, visited 8 beautiful islands. You sail in the morning wind permitting for around 4/6 hours arriving at the next island in plenty of time to explore and enjoy dinner. Our skipper Fotis was local and we always felt safe in his capable hands. The yacht is 56 feet so you don’t have very much sleeping and bathroom space, you need to ...read more be prepared for that. Highly recommend this Intrepid trip.
Premium - Rome to Split   0 , VIC, Australia, Aug 2023
The trip from Rome to Split included many highlights and experiences that we will treasure in our memories in the years to come. The trip was well organised, accommodation was good and the itinerary was well thought out to cater for all of the individual and groups needs. The size of the group/s ( six and 12) was perfect and enabled us to build and ...read more grow trust quite quickly. The absolute highlight of both stages of our journey (Italy and Slovenia/Croatia) was the tour leaders. They demonstrated great interpersonal and relational skills, integrity, flexibility and humour as well as a deep knowledge and passion for their respective countries. We learnt a lot from them and we'll be forever grateful to them.
South West WA tour   0 , NSW, Australia, Aug 2023
A pleasant 5 day tour south west of Perth with a small group of 4, enjoying what the south west has to offer, loads of wildlife, great company and a good tour guide.
Stroll through the Fern Trees and Mrytles   0 , ACT, Australia, Aug 2023
Keagan was an adept and very knowledgeable guide through Northern Tasmania and Cradle Mountain. He entertained us and welcomed us into his hotel room for dinner when we had no other meeting spot. 10/10
A better part of the Balkans     0 , QLD, Australia, Jun 2023
This is the third time I have booked through Global Journeys and once again Georgie made it easy. The tour with Intrepid through Albania, Kosovo and North Macedonia was one of the best I have done (and I've done a lot of tours!). Everyone should visit this special part of the world.

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