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Choose from 835 Intrepid small group tours, independent adventures & expeditions. When you book your Intrepid tour with us you'll receive exclusive online savings, a dedicated travel consultant to look after your booking and the best price guaranteed!
TOTAL TRIPS: 835
AGE RANGE: 18-99 Years
BUDGET: Affordable & Premium
82 Reviews (4.5/5)

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Intrepid Travel Reviews (82) View all 82 Intrepid Travel reviews from past clients of Global Journeys

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Jordan and Israel September 2022     3 , VIC, Australia, Sep 2022
Met my expectations on my spiritual and historic journey through the world's greatest monotheistic religions all in one package. Visiting many UNESCO world heritage sites was a bonus. Tour guides were well informed and encouraged comradeship among our group and left no questions unanswered. As a result, we made many friends in the group and home visits ...read more in Amman, Jerusalem and Palestine gave us many FB friends going forward.
Michael Virant.
Sumatra Adventure   1 , QLD, Australia, Sep 2022
Thank you Georgie for your contribution and assistance booking my Intrepid North Sumatran adventure through Global Journeys. It was all I could have wished for - a wonderfully successful 'nature filled adventure'! Dewi our tour leader was really excellent - a happy, considerate and enthusiastic leader who gave her all to make our trip a memorable one. ...read more Her professional consideration to all was obvious. She kept us full aware & informed of the itinerary and important requirements for our following day at our evening meetings. Helpful tips and hints were always on hand. Dewi was outstanding in ensuring our trip was such a happy one. I cannot commend her enough...a very big Thank You to Dewi...and also to our expert guides for the different areas we covered.

Our group of 6 friendly adventurers proved a cohesive group sharing encouragement and support for each other, and all reveling in our adventure together. Intrepid's itinerary covered so much in a short time, but always with respite before the next day's experiences. My adventure holiday provided more that I could have imagines. I will certainly be looking out for Intrepid Tours when next I can travel.
Northern Spain Food Adventure   0 , VIC, Australia, Sep 2022
I booked this Intrepid Tour through Global Journeys and both the tour and booking process were fabulous. Georgie was easy to deal with, and booking process and documentation was clear and easy. The tour itself I would highly recommend- small group, great leader, unexpected highlights and the trip overall exceeded expectations. Will definitely use Global ...read more Journeys and Intrepid for future travel.
Kakoda Trek August 2022     1 , CA, USA, Aug 2022
It was much harder than I thought it would be. I struggled mostly going downhill through the muddy clay and over slippery rocks. It was funny but my porter became very protective holding my hand and guiding my feet on the down hill and over river crossings. Over all I thought it was great. The porters and guides were lovely and took very good care ...read more of us. If I had any critique it would be maybe some additional history about the war and mustard or mayonnaise with lunch wraps :)
I am now a Group Travel Believer   1 , CA, United States, Aug 2022
I had long wanted to visit Scandinavia. My group of Aussies made it a true trip of a lifetime. Spending two nights in each destination made the pace of travel enjoyable and gave us all the time to get a nice feel for each place we visited. Our guides, and we had three, were all very well informed and they made every day fulfilling.
A wonderland on our doorstep     2 , ACT, Australia, Aug 2022
I have just returned from a fabulous Intrepid tour in Queensland. A walking trip in an area that was totally new to me. We had a very friendly group of 8, who all enjoyed the various walks, wine and gin tours, excellent meals and accommodation. We had an experienced guide who was informative, fun and flexible. I cannot fault this trip.
Most enjoyable trip.   0 , NSW, Australia, Aug 2022
Our trip to North Qld made us aware of what a wonderful country we live in. The Atherton Tablelands were a highlight with miles of sugarcane, pineapple, avocado, mango trees and so much more. Max was a terrific guide and took us to some incredibly delicious restaurants, especially the The Red plate, a Korean restaurant in Airlie beach, best spicy pork ...read more ribs I have ever had. Our only gripe would be that we had to spend a day going back to Brisbane from Fraser Island to catch a flight. I think the tour could be redesigned to work it so a plane could go from Harvey Beach to Airlie instead.
This amazing west coast trip ticked all the boxes   0 , NSW, Australia, Jul 2022
I recently did the 10 day trip from Perth to Broome and it was simply amazing. The whole trip didn’t disappoint and that was due to the great group of people we had, but mostly it came down to our awesome tour leaders, Tom and Lucy. They both shared so much local knowledge and education, along with their delicious and healthy meals and their relaxed ...read more and passionate nature made the trip one of the best I have done. And I have been lucky enough to do many organised tours.

The highlights for me would have to be:
* Swimming with the whale sharks and manta rays
* Hiking, swimming and spending time in Karijini National Park
* Seeing the dolphins in Monkey Mia
* Spending time in Coral Bay
* Delicious healthy meals every lunch and dinner
* Beautiful sunsets and sunrises
* Meeting new friends - a great mix of ages, ethnicities and backgrounds to share this amazing trip with.

The accommodation along the way was basic, shared hostels and camping, but always warm showers and given the time spent in the rooms was minimal, it was all good enough for getting a good night sleep. I would definitely recommend this trip for those that like adventurous and rustic style of travelling and are open to anything in between.

Travel Styles View all Popular ways to travel with Intrepid Travel

Intrepid Basix
Basix

Basix trips keep things simple to give you amazing experiences at a great price. Plenty of free time, keeping many of the activities optional. Simple, clean and centrally located accommodation.

Intrepid Original
Original

Classic small group adventures and the foundation for the whole Intrepid range. Balance between free time to explore at your own pace and included activities.

Intrepid Comfort
Comfort

Style of travel that minimises the occasional discomforts without sacrificing any of the thrills. Includes many of the activities and more meals are included.

Intrepid Premium
Premium

Accommodation handpicked for location and quality at a 4-star level including a feature stay at a unique and unforgettable location. More included activities and extras.

Intrepid 18 to 29's Adventures
18 to 29's Adventures

Adventures for younger travellers who want to discover new places and cultures, make a difference in the world, & connect with their own small crew along the way.

Intrepid Family Adventures
Family Adventures

These trips are for families only (including any aunts, uncles or cousins). Tours are made up of 2-3 like-minded families and led by experienced guided experienced with working with children.

Intrepid Cycling Adventures
Cycling Adventures

Most cycling days are between 30-60kms, done at a leisurely pace with optional extra riding routes in each of the destinations for the adventurous.

Intrepid Walking & Trekking
Walking & Trekking

Trekks and walking tours designed for all abilities. Expert trail guides and accommodation are included - all you have to do is bring your legs and a sense of adventure.

Intrepid Adventure Cruises
Adventure Cruises

From Polar expeditions to exploring remote islands in Indonesia, Intrepid's small ship adventure cruises give you access to those out-of-the way spots the big ships can't reach.

Intrepid Sailing Trips
Sailing Trips

Intrepid's sailing tours use smaller catamarans or yachts rather than multi-deck cruise ships. Lend a helping hand with navigating, tacking and steering or simply stretch out on deck with a good book.

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Why travel with Intrepid?
Why travel with Intrepid?

Small groups, big adventures and responsible travel – that's Intrepid's thing. With over 1,000 trips in a variety of styles across 100 countries, you're sure you'll find something you like. Age, pillow preference, budget, relationship status - it doesn't matter where you're from, what matters is where you'd like to go.

The beauty of small group travel isn't just new places, it's new perspectives. It's the stories you hear and the friendships you forge, the ones that stick around long after the tan has faded. Our travellers come from all walks of life; what unites them is where they're going. Every Intrepid small group adventure has been carefully designed to make sure you have an unforgettable grassroots travel experience.

Intrepid's Local Guides
Intrepid's Local Guides

Intrepid realised early on that the best folks to show you the heart of a destination are, funnily enough, the ones that live there. These are Intrepid's leaders: travel experts and friendly locals who know their countries back to front, from every backstreet bar to every hidden gallery. They're the big, smiling face of Intrepid.

The real magic on tour happens well away from a beaten path. It's the little noodle bars, hidden galleries and backstreet bodegas you won't find in a search engine. Whether you're chasing a global gastronomic dream or wanting to ride your bike to Basecamp, Intrepid has a themed adventure that's perfect for you.

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Explore More Explore more Your guide to travelling with Intrepid Travel

Intrepid's Tuscan Food and Wine Guide

06 July, 2021

Intrepid's Tuscan Food and Wine Guide

When you go to Italy on holiday you might expect to survive on a diet of pizza, Spaghetti Bolognese and gelato (not that there’s anything wrong with that!). But, did you know there is more to Italian cuisine than these famous favourites? And that every region of Italy boasts its own...

Travel Safely with Intrepid's Responsible Return to Travel

03 August, 2020

Travel Safely with Intrepid's Responsible Return to Travel

As Intrepid plan their return to running trips, the safety and wellbeing of travellers, leaders, crew, staff and suppliers are their priority. With this top of mind, their return to operations will be done in a safe and responsible way.   Intrepid have reviewed all their health and safety...

Introducing Intrepid Retreats: Authentic Aussie Getaways Showcasing Your Backyard

09 July, 2020

Introducing Intrepid Retreats: Authentic Aussie Getaways Showcasing Your Backyard

Ready to uncover the specialties of your own backyard? Looking for a local Australian getaway to rival any far-flung adventure? Enter Intrepid’s Australia Retreats… Intrepid have curated a collection of short local getaways for locals, by locals. These Aussie trips incorporate the elements you...

Keeping You Safe with a Responsible Return to Travel

23 June, 2020

Keeping You Safe with a Responsible Return to Travel

As Intrepid Travel gradually return to running trips, the safety and wellbeing of their travellers, leaders, crew, staff and suppliers is their priority and the return to operations will be done in a safe and responsible way.Intrepid have reviewed all their health and safety policies and are...

Intrepid Travel FAQ's Frequently asked questions for those considering travelling with Intrepid Travel

Which style of trip is right for me?

Intrepid's three styles of travel - Basix, Original and Comfort - cover the whole gamut of travel experiences. To find out which one has 'You' written all over it, view our trip styles guide above.

Are Intrepid's tours physically demanding?

Want to lie in a hammock and not move until cocktail hour? Intrepid have got a trip for that. Want to power up the side of mountain at high altitude? They have also got a trip for that. To determine what type of trip suits you best, each trips comes with a Physical Rating to let you know how physically demanding it is… or isn't.

Does Intrepid have trips designed for families?

Intrepid offers a wide range of Family Adventures around the globe. The minimum age (for Family trips) varies depending on destination, and Intrepid has set minimum ages to ensure that the included activities suit each age range. Additionally, you'll notice that some of the more adventurous destinations have a higher minimum age. Please click here full details and FAQs associated with our Family Adventures.

Who will be joining me on my trip with Intrepid?

Intrepid adventures are for travellers with a yearning to get off the beaten track. Whether you're travelling solo, with a group of friends, or are aged 18 or 70, there is an Intrepid adventure to suit your interests and comfort level. Each Intrepid adventure has a physical and cultural grading to help you decide if the trip is right for you. No special skills are required for most adventures, just a sense of adventure and a curiosity about the world. Even on our camping adventures no previous experience is required; our tents are easy to set up, even for first-time campers.

How many people will be on my trip?

Good things come in small packages, which is why we keep our group sizes down. This means we're small enough to remain flexible as we thread our way through communities without intimidating the locals. On most of our trips you'll be part of an intimate group of 12-16 people, though our group sizes are on average 10 people. Our Overland trips are in purpose-built vehicles that can carry up to 24 travellers. Group sizes are displayed on each trip's overview page on our website.

Are there any age restrictions on your trips?

For the majority of our trips the minimum age is 15. An adult must accompany all children under the age of 18. Our Overland Adventures have a minimum age of 18. Younger children can join us on our Family trips and Short Break Adventures, but check each trip for its minimum age, which is located on the trip's overview page on the website. Most of our trips don't have a maximum age limit, but a Self-Assessment Form is required for all passengers 70 years and over.

Can I just do part of the trip?

Although you won't be reimbursed for any portion of the trip unused, you can opt to sign off the trip if you need to leave a day or so earlier. If you let us know before travel that you'll be arriving late or need to leave before the trips ends, we will notify our team on the ground to best accommodate your requirements.

Can I add an extra night on the beginning or end of my group trip, either before or during the trip?

You sure can. Just ask your Travel Advisor at the time of booking.

I'm travelling alone - is that OK?

This is the beauty of the Intrepid style of travel: many of our travellers join because they are travelling solo and want to meet and share experiences with like-minded people. As a solo traveller, you will usually have the choice of either paying a single supplement (available on the majority of trips) to secure your own room, or sharing with someone of the same gender.

I have special dietary requirements - will they be catered for?

We will try our very hardest to accommodate all dietary requirements but in some out-of-the-way places it can be very difficult to guarantee. We will let you know if there are places on your itinerary where this is the case. Please let us know at the time of booking of any food requirements or allergies and we'll pass the information onto your leader. It is also a great idea to bring a card with your dietary requirements written in the local language for those times you are eating away from the group.

What will the food be like on my trip?

Food is one of the most exciting parts of travel. There may be some familiar fare but often you'll be confronted with the new, interesting and downright weird of the culinary world but we like to think of it as an adventure for all the senses. In addition to this, our flexible itineraries often allow you to eat with the group or branch out on your own - this means you can eat to suit any budget or desire.

How do I obtain Trip Notes/itinerary for full details of my trip?

Make sure you bring these with you, your Travel Advisor will ensure you have the latest copy before you depart, however every trip on our website has a set of trip notes, accessible on each itinerary page, that gives you in-depth information about all aspects of your trip.

Do I need travel insurance?

Travel insurance is compulsory for all Intrepid travellers and should be taken out at the time of booking. You must provide proof of your travel insurance on the first day of your trip; you will not be able to join the trip without it.

What does my travel insurance policy need to cover?

At a minimum, your travel insurance should be 'comprehensive', providing cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses, emergency repatriation and personal liability, with a minimum coverage of US$200,000. We also strongly recommend it covers cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.

How do I find out about the visa requirements for the trip I am interested in?

While Intrepid do include information in their Trip Notes about visa requirements, we always recommend that passengers check with their local embassy as visa rules can change without warning. Embassy websites in your home country will always have information about requirements, visa costs and will provide the required forms. Have a look at our Passports & Visas section.

What type of luggage do you recommend I take?

On most Intrepid trips you will be required to carry your own luggage, sometimes up stairs and on and off transport. We therefore recommend you travel with a backpack. We only have a handful of itineraries where sleeping bags are required and these are generally trips that involve camping. When we use homestays, blankets are provided but some travellers feel more comfortable with their own sleeping bag or sleep sheet. This decision is a personal preference. Refer to your Trip Notes if you are unsure whether a sleeping bag is required.

What clothes and footwear should I take on treks?

On a more physical trip, hiking boots are definitely recommended. If the physical rating is under 3, hiking boots or sneakers/runners will be adequate. Many Intrepid treks will be hiking in near freezing environments so please be sure to research the climate and weather conditions at the time of year you will be trekking and pack accordingly. There is also a packing 'checklist' in your Trip Notes.

Do I need to bring a sleeping bag?

Intrepid only have a handful of itineraries where sleeping bags are required and these are generally trips that involve camping. When Intrepid use homestays, blankets are provided but some travellers feel more comfortable with their own sleeping bag or sleep sheet. This decision is a personal preference. Refer to your Trip Notes if you are unsure whether a sleeping bag is required.

Can I store excess luggage at the starting point hotel?

Most starting point hotels can store your excess luggage for you; however, this is at your own risk. Often a nominal fee is charged for this service. Of course, this is only an advantage if your trip is circular (i.e. returning to the same starting point).

How much should I take in credit cards/cash? Can I use my credit card during my trip?

The Trip Notes include a section on 'Spending money'. Please refer to this for an idea on budgets. It is a good idea to travel with a credit card and ATM card, or a bank issued 'cash card' specifically for travel. Having a couple of options will assure that you are covered if one doesn't work. In certain countries it comes down to potluck if you can withdraw money. One day it'll work, the next it won't, but it will work for your friend. Go figure! Visa cards are more widely accepted than Mastercard, particularly in Cuba where only Visa cards are accepted.

I'm concerned about the political stability of the country through which my trip will travel.

The safety of our passengers, leaders and operators is a major priority for Intrepid. With this in mind, we monitor world events very closely and Intrepid makes operational decisions based on informed advice from a number of sources, in particular the level of the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT) travel advisory. If this advisory is at Level 4 'Do Not Travel' then Intrepid will either cancel the Intrepid operated trip or reroute the itinerary to avoid the areas concerned.

How safe are my belongings whilst on the trip?

While we take all the precautions we can to make sure your belongings are safe, we are travelling to some exciting destinations that are sometimes home to some pretty skilled thieves. Travel insurance is a must and a lockable bag or money belt will always help too.

Will refrigeration be available for medicines? eg. Insulin

Availability of refrigeration cannot be guaranteed. As a general rule, many of our city hotels provide access to small fridges; however, outside of this, especially when trekking or in homestay environments, you cannot rely on access to refrigeration. Please be sure to advise your Global Journeys consultant if you are travelling with medication that requires refrigeration.

What if I get ill or injured on the trip and unable to continue?

Intrepid's leaders are trained to deal with these situations and we will endeavour to get you help as quickly as possible. If you must leave the trip early due to illness, our local offices will help you find appropriate medical care and ensure someone at home is aware of the situation. We will do whatever we can to get you home or on your onward journey. Your travel insurance, which is compulsory on all our trips, should cover any costs incurred if illness occurs.

What time can I check in at my arrival hotel?

Check-in times can vary from hotel to hotel and region to region. Generally, they are between midday and 2pm. If you do arrive earlier, you'll be able to store your luggage with the hotel and head out to explore for a couple of hours.

Can I opt out of certain activities if I want to?

Absolutely. If there are included or optional activities that you don't wish to participate in, you can do your own thing instead. The exception to this is when we are trekking or travelling from one destination to the next. Please note that if you choose to opt out of an included activity, no reimbursement can be made by Intrepid.

Do I get any free time?

The beauty of travelling with Intrepid is that we encourage travellers to explore at their own pace. When you get to a destination, your leader will offer options on what you can do. Some of the group will do one activity, others will opt for something completely different while others may just choose to lie in a hammock and read a book. Your Trip Notes have more details on what your trip's itinerary and timeframes permit.

What if I arrive late and miss part of the trip?

If you know in advance that you will be arriving late, please let your Travel Advisor know. We will notify your leader, who will leave instructions with the hotel reception as to where to meet your group that night or the following morning. If you are late due to unforseen circumstances or flight delays, please call the emergency contact number located in the Trip Notes. Intrepid cannot reimburse you for any portion of the trip unused, but this can often be claimed on your travel insurance.

Will I be able to do any laundry?

Along the way there are usually chances to do laundry, either through your hotel or using local services. Your leader will be able to let you know once you are on the trip.

On Intrepid's camping tours, what facilities are at the campsites?

We have a wide range of camping sites around the globe. They range from having all the creature comforts to bush camping on the plains of the Serengeti with limited facilities (though their amazing vistas make up for this). Most camps will have basic facilities at a minimum. Your Trip Notes will give you a clear indication of what to expect on your decided trip.

Can you provide me a list of places we are staying at?

We are only able to provide information on your joining and finish point accommodation, the details of which are listed in your Trip Notes. As Intrepid likes to support numerous local businesses, we often have a few places in each city that we can alternate our groups between. For this reason, we can't give you a full list before you travel. At the welcome meeting on Day 1, your leader may be able to provide you with this so you can email friends and family back home with the details.

Is accommodation air-conditioned/ heated?

We want our passengers to be as comfortable as possible so when you are headed to a hot climate, it is likely that you will either have a fan or air-con. Of course, if you are staying in remote areas or at homestays, you will need to expect the facilities to be a little more basic.

What type of ground transportation is used?

If it moves there's a good chance you'll be riding on it. The type of transport used depends on your trip style. Find out more or see your Trip Notes for the specific type of transportation used on your journey.

Is tipping commonplace in other parts of the world?

Yes, in most places tipping is expected. At your welcome meeting, ask your leader about the local custom and advice on how much is recommended at restaurants or with local guides.

At the end of your trip, if you're happy with the service you received, providing a tip for the leader - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it's of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid destinations.

Generally airport transfers are not included in your trip price unless you're travelling on a Comfort or Independent Journey style trip where an arrival transfer is included. we recommend you arrange a taxi on arrival (this is the most economical and efficient way of getting you to your hotel). For more information on your arrival, refer to the 'Joining Point instructions' in your Trip Notes. Here, Intrepid often indicate the price you can expect to pay for a taxi from the airport to the hotel.

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