Group travel allows you to share your adventure and make new, amazing friendships along the way. INTRO's group sizes are big enough to feel social, but small enough for you to avoid feeling like a face in the crowd.
INTRO believe in making every day one to remember. Whether it’s meeting rescue elephants at a sanctuary, sleeping on floating bungalows or your own private island, or learning life from a local buddhist monk, INTRO design their tours to be full of unique experiences to ensure you make the most of each incredible destination.
Since 2005, INTRO's mission has been to create the ultimate travel experience. They take care of it all, from your arrival, activities, accommodation, transport and looking after you from start to finish (and beyond) as if you were a family member.
INTRO's small group tours are perfect for the first time or solo traveller looking for travel buddies, or a couple or group of friends who want that instant crew of mates and everything sorted for them.
They've spent years working to create the perfect day, every day. So you can relax and enjoy the best of every destination, tick off your bucket list, fill your insta feed but most importantly have unique and truly unforgettable experiences.
INTRO Travel believe they’ve created the best value tours in the market, and challenge anyone to find a package with their quality of accommodation, transport, meals and number of included activities for a better price.
Unlike most tour companies INTRO don’t charge local payments, so you can rest assured that all their amazing experiences are included in the price. You’ll just need extra spending money for a few meals and drinks, but other than that everything (and they mean everything) is covered.
Since 2005, INTRO have been creating life changing travel experiences for 18-40 year olds. Offering 30+ trips across 10 different and exciting destinations, their travel experiences are designed to help you connect, explore, taste and give back to the world, all whilst making an awesome bunch of new mates along the way.
All your accommodation, transport, a bunch of meals and (most importantly) all activities are included in the price. Unlike most other tour companies INTRO include all your amazing activities. They don’t charge local payments or offer loads of optional extras that cost you money. Almost all thier trips also include a personal airport pick up.
Any additional meals or drinks not listed in INTRO's inclusions, international flights to or from your destination (unless stated as included), travel insurance or visa fees.
If you're struggling to convince your friends to join you on an adventure, you're not alone!
Travelling solo on a group tour can be one of the most exciting ways to experience a new destination, and you won't have to wait around for your mates to be ready. You leave yourself open to meeting amazing people, making new friends, and can keep yourself and your onward travel plans flexible.
The majority of INTRO's group members are solo travellers, so joining one of thier group tours is a great way to meet people and make friends. Before your trip starts they'll put you in touch with the rest of your group so you can start chatting and get to know each other. And after the trip a lot of people continue travelling with the new friends they've made.
INTRO's groups fill up fast, so the earlier you book, the better.
If it's more than 30 days before your start date you can reserve a space on a group by completing a booking and paying a deposit. Full payment must be made at least 30 days before your start date. If you're making a new booking within 30 days of your start date you’ll need to pay in full to confirm your space.
You also have the option to pay off your trip in easy, interest free instalments whenever you like from the time you pay your deposit until 30 days before your travel date. Payment plans are a popular choice as you avoid having to pay your entire outstanding balance just before you travel.
Stuff happens, plans change, so if you can’t travel for any reason you can move your date to any date in the future. You can even ‘open date’ your booking and decide your travel date later, or swap your tour for any other tour. If you tell us more than 30 days before your start date then it's free to do this. If it’s within 30 days then there will be a minimum £100 / $200 charge. Additional charges may apply depending on your destination of travel and notice given.
Are flights included?
Flights to and from the destination are not included in the price of the trip, but INTRO's trips do include all your accommodation, an incredible itinerary with loads of amazing activities, a bunch of meals, and an airport pickup. If any of their tours show an internal flight as part of the itinerary, then they are included.
When should I book my flight to arrive?
It’s best to arrive on the actual start date of our tours as there are no activities on the first day, so you’ll have plenty of time to recover from your flight and meet everyone in your group.
Travel insurance is compulsory for all INTRO Travel trips.
Deciding whether to get vaccinated before you travel is a personal choice. There are no mandatory vaccinations for any of INTRO's destinations and all areas they travel to are very low risk. If you’re unsure or need advice we recommend running your plans by your local GP.
How much spending money will I need?
All activities, accommodation, transport and some meals are included on INTRO's trips, so you’ll just need money for extra meals, drinks, shopping and onward travel. They recommend bringing at least £150 / $300 spending money for every week you're away.
What’s the best way to access my money?
It’s best to take a Visa or Master Card debit, credit or travel money card. There are ATM’s available throughout all INRO's destinations so it’s easy to get access to cash. Some places accept credit card, but not all.
Responsible travel is a philosophy we take seriously.
Some important areas of our responsible travel policy include:
Beyond the basic principles of responsible travel, our own socially conscious initiative Small Change is focused on making a positive difference to the destinations we operate in. One key part of Small Change is our commitment to plant 10 trees for every booking we receive.
Once you book we'll give you access to INTRO's 'Manage My Booking area' to complete all parts of your booking and ensure you're ready to go.
You'll also be prompted to download the INTRO Travel App, which has all the important information you'll need for your trip including stuff to get sorted before you go, a packing checklist, your full itinerary, country info, and everything you'll need to ensure your trip runs smoothly.
Backpack or suitcase? And how much should I bring?
INTRO Travel recommend travelling with a backpack and packing light! 10 - 20kgs of stuff should be plenty. And because it’s often quite hot in their destinations, dragging around a huge suitcase is not fun!
When is the best time to travel?
Most of INTRO's trips operate 12 months of the year. Although their destinations have unique seasons that can bring different weather, there’s no real ‘bad’ time of year to travel with them!
How many people will be in my group?
INTRO's groups average 12-16 people with a maximum group size of between 16-22 depending on the trip.
What happens if I’m travelling alone?
INTRO's accommodation is a mix of twin, triple or multi-share depending on the trip, so they will put you in a room with someone of the same gender. Occasionally there are private room options for an extra charge.
Will I get by without knowing the local language?
In the majority of places INTRO visit the locals speak English. They’ll also teach you some key words and phrases to help you get by, connect with locals, and have more fun! There's also basic language translations along with other relevant country info on their INTRO Travel app.
South East Asia is one of the most stunningly beautiful and absolutely fascinating regions on the planet.
From the tropical islands, postcard beaches, crazy nightlife, and endless smiles you'll find in Thailand, to the raw natural beauty, mouthwatering food and endless adventure of Vietnam.
In Indonesia you have the hedonistic lifestyle, awesome accommodation, and amazing wildlife (think cruising with wild dolphins, snorkelling with turtles and spotting wild monkeys) of Bali, contrasted with the ancient wonders, dark history and intriguing culture of Cambodia.
If you're looking to go further throughout Asia, one of our absolute favourites is Sri Lanka. This island's incredible mix of ancient ruins, exotic wildlife, golden beaches, rolling green tea plantations and warm, welcoming culture will seriously blow you away. And if you're after even more wow-factor, Japan will not disappoint. From futuristic cities to ancient Samurai culture, stunning scenery and delicious food, Japan will transport you into another world each and every day.
It's quite common for people to choose Asia as a short holiday destination, or as the starting point for a longer backpacking adventure or gap year.
Whatever your choice, jumping on one of INTRO's South East Asia Group Tours will mean you'll experience the absolute best of each destination, make friends for life, and have the kind of adventure you'll brag to your grandkids about.
With thousands of pristine white sandy beaches, stunning ancient rainforests, world-class cities full of laid-back locals, unique wildlife, the incredible Outback, and of course the iconic and breathtakingly beautiful Great Barrier Reef, there's little doubt why Australia is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world.
Whether you plan on taking a short holiday, working holiday, gap year or just backpacking around Australia until your money runs out, there are many things to consider, sort out and prepare yourself for so you can make the most of your time in the Land Down Under.
INTRO's Oz Intro work & travel package was created to take the hassle out of your big adventure and transform you into the ultimate backpacker. INTRO & Global JOurneys start with helping sort your visa, flights, travel insurance and answering all your important (or silly) questions before you go. On arrival in Sydney you'll get an instant crew of friends and an incredible 9 day group tour showing you the best of Sydney and beyond. Plus, INTRO will sort everything you'll need to live and work in Australia, along with helping organise all your awesome onward travel plans. INTRO will be there every step of the way to ensure you have the trip of a lifetime!
INTRO's Oz Adventure trip is the same amazing itinerary as Oz Intro, just without the work help. So it's perfect for homegrown Aussie's or those coming to Australia on a Tourist Visa.
Africa truly is a continent of contrasts. From ancient origins as the cradle of civilisation, Africa is a massive continent boasting jaw-dropping natural beauty, exotic wildlife found nowhere else on earth, a unique melting pot of cultures, and authentic experiences around every corner. Seeking real adventure? Look no further than travelling Africa.
Adventure, history, scenery and so many other marvels of the continent are concentrated in South Africa, which is why INTRO have created their South Africa Adventure group tour to show off all the highlights (and throw in some off the beaten path adventures). Imagine cruising the savannah on safari one day, soaring above Cape Town on Table Mountain the next. Backpacking South Africa will take your breath away.
Combine Mayan ruins dripping in mystery with lush rainforests, charming colonial towns, cloud-shrouded volcanoes, plunging waterfalls, palm-fringed Caribbean coastlines, bustling marketplaces, joyous fiestas and welcoming locals... you've got Latin America. Seeking to add a little bit of colour and spice to your backpacking adventures? Latin America delivers.
Mexico's intoxicating energy that will entice you back again and again, which is why INTRO have created their Viva Mexico group tour to show off all the sights, sounds, and salsa this vibrant country has to offer. From the cultural splendour of Mexico City to the beaches and nightlife of Yucatan - and everything in between - backpacking Mexico will leave a lasting impression.
Most of INTRO's trips provide a personal airport pickup. Before you travel you’ll receive detailed info on where to go to start your INTRO tour, including exclusive access to the INTRO Travel app. If you have any questions that aren’t covered in the INTRO app, or any other pre-departure info INTRO provide, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help you.
After your adventure is over your group leader will spend enough time as needed to ensure you are totally comfortable and confident with where you’re going next. And can help organise and book whatever you need, including any transport, accommodation or trips you may want. They'll also provide 24/7 support and advice after your trip, and will always be there to help when you need it.