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The 110 Intrepid Travel reviews listed below are from past clients of Global Journeys that have travelled with Intrepid. Each review has been individually verified by our team.
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Cycling in South Australia   0 , WA, Australia, Nov 2023
The staff at Global Journeys have always been helpful and ensured from start to finish of our booking we are well provided with important information to ensure our holiday goes smoothly. We had an excellent guide for our cycling holiday as well as a great driver of our van, both from South Australia and passionate about their State. We traveled in November ...read more and had perfect weather for our trip, however the following week Adelaide experienced flooding, so this time of the year can be unpredictable. Accommodation was very good, breakfast was included, two mornings we were given breakfast in our room a very cheap option for an expensive holiday.
Intrepid tours of Java and Bali   0 , WA, Australia, Nov 2023
The tours were interesting and well organized. Accommodation was carefully selected to be low cost but at least 3 star. The breakfasts provided were good quality. The beds were comfortable and the rooms were clean. I especially enjoyed climbing Mount Batur, and the snorkelling on the Bali National Park at Menjangan Island. Our group visited many places ...read more not seen by the usual foreign tourist. I am glad that I went on both tours.
Extraordinary Knowledge of Tasmania   0 , QLD, Australia, Oct 2023
We thoroughly enjoyed our 9 day tour of Tasmania. Our guide was very generous with his amazing knowledge of history and the natural environment. Would book Intrepid tours again!
Best of Italy Tour   0 , QLD, Australia, Oct 2023
Our “Best of Italy” tour with Intrepid Travel was fabulous. We went to so many wonderful places on this tour & our tour leader, Lucrezia, was wonderful throughout our tour. Tracey Standing with Global Journeys who we booked the tour through, was very helpful & always available for any queries we had. She made the booking process & subsequent information ...read more seamless. We can recommend both Tracey at Global Journeys & the Intrepid Best of Italy tour very highly.
Get close to the real Thailand.     0 , QLD, Australia, Oct 2023
After 4 previous trips Thailand I thought I had an understanding of the culture and way of life, how wrong I was! My recent tour 'Beautiful Northern Thailand' introduced (or should I say our magnificent knowledgeable tour guide Wrong), showed us just what the real Thailand is.

Now don't get mistaken, the tour is onerous. much walking and hiking thru ...read more thick jungle and up some steep hills, but it's all worth it even if it's just to relax and catch your breath in hilltribe village house. Did you know that Thailand was once Siam and consisted of Burma, Cambodia and Thailand. once "up north" you are immersed in the history and diversified cultures that now co-exist there. I won't spoil your thunder, you must try it, but get a little physically fit first .
Great highlights of Jordan   0 , VIC, Australia, Sep 2023
Good itinerary for seeing the main highlights in Jordan. Would have been nice to include Wadi Mujib in the itinerary. Also the starting point hotel is quite awful, especially compared to the other hotels.
Utah 8 day trip   0 , QLD, Australia, Sep 2023
Loved the trip, probably next time we’ll opt for a glamping journey. So much to do and see. I miscalculated our start date but was assisted with my enquiry by a very helpful lady from Melbourne who sorted out my misunderstanding. Highlights for me visiting Bryce and Dead Horse point. Our guide Lana went the extra mile, absolutely fabulous guide.
Intrepid Split to Lake Bled tour   2 , 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.
Peru, Chile and Argentina 18 Days Premium with Intrepid   0 , Singapore, Singapore, May 2023
I will continue to use Global Journeys as their booking platform as it's easy and efficient to source for the right type of travel objective. Their agent Tracey is helpful and prompt in addressing my querys and concern,s thanks very much. So Global Journeys did well and deserve 5 stars for this.

Using the platform, I went along with Intrepid for ...read more a 18 days Premium Peru, Chile and Argentina. We (75 yo mum and myself) had great company (in Peru and only ourselves in Chile and Argentina) and guides for each of the countries. Generally, the itinerary was well paced and planned. But the elderly like my 75 yo mum and other fellow travellers may find the trekking up Machu Picchu challenging. However some of accommodation were below expectation for a premium tiered travel hence the 3 stars given.

The below par accommodation included San Augustine Plaza in Cusco where we had stayed for a total of 3 nights where night temperature is at between 2-5 degree celsius in mid May. We slept the first night without heater and not aware there was one until the next morning when we learnt from other travellers. Some travellers caught a cold as a result. Hence we requested for one. Because It’s a very old and dated 4 stared hotel, there is no sound proofing to speak off as a result, besides the bitter cold, our rest were constantly disrupted by noise from closing doors and dragging of chairs from above. The towel smelled musky from inadequate drying too. The breakfast looked like a bed and breakfast. This hotel made us wonder if there is a mistake in the type of package that we had signed up. The only saving grace was the staff who are accommodative and helpful in general.

The next accommodation in Ollantaytambo where we spent 1 night was similarly dungeon style, no heater and no kettle. There was only bottled mineral water and single used shampoo and gel bottles which I feel Intrepid has room to work towards a sustainable tourism. El Mapi accommodation were too near the bar and the music was too loud to allow a restful evening after a 3 hour trek.

Accommodation at Pullman Miraflores at Lima and Hacienda at Maldonado were brilliant.

In Chile, Hotel Altiplanici in Santiago old downtown has no kettle and no lift except for luggages. The check in staff was understanding and reallocated a room on the first floor. In Mendoza, Huentala Hotel is also very old hotel. There is no sound proofing and we can’t get a good rest as we can hear the constant corridor talk and closing of doors. The bed also sag and there is no quilt on the narrow single bed.

Intrepid should select hotels based on substance rather than form. Old hotels may look good and have charm but doesn’t meet the basic requirement of a accommodation which beside being clean is to offer guest a restful and comfortable stay. If we don’t mind such uncomfortable accommodation, we would have chosen backpacker style of travel instead of premium.
First time travellers on a planned group tour   0 , NSW, Australia, Apr 2023
Usually independent travellers, this was our first experience of small group travel. First leg of tour group was through Jordan. Great group of 11 people who were led by well organised tour leader. Had plenty of time to see the sights. Border crossing to Israel was unorganized. No representative from Intrepid arrived to do the formalities of the crossing ...read more as promised. Second part of tour through Israel was with a different group of people and a different tour leader. Not as well organised. Food options and accommodation was not of premium level. The quality of tour leader can make a huge difference to your experience. There was a fair amount of walking in this tour and whilst we are over 55, some older members of the group struggled to keep up and be on time at sights which caused frustration for the group. If you’re not up to walking varied terrains and keeping on time then reconsider your ability for small group travel. Overall it was a good trip with plenty to see. Communication provided by your leaders is critical to enjoying the experiences of small group travel.
Mixed views on these tours   1 , VIC, Australia, Apr 2023
We were so looking forward to these two tours by Intrepid, "Premium Jordan" and "Israel & The Palestinian Territories".
The first tour "Premium Jordan" was all as expected we had a great Tour Director, great crew of tourists and amazing sites. There were 3 main highlights in this tour, Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea. There were also many other attractions ...read more but we thought these 3 were the pick. Petra was amazing, unbelievable on just how the tombs were actually constructed. The trek up to the Monastery is well worth the effort. Spending the night in luxury accommodation in the desert (Wadi Rum) was also memorable and floating in the Dead Sea is a memory that will last forever.

Only negative was the land crossing from Jordan to Israel for the "Israel & The Palestinian Territories". We were not provided with any documentation to confirm that we had paid for a VIP service. This led to much angst and confusion. This process will need to be reviewed and better explained on just how this process should work.

The "Israel & The Palestinian Territories" was well below expectations, while the sites we visited were amazing and the religious aspect of Jerusalem and Bethlehem were also very enlightening the Tour Director was not very good. I felt that he was complacent in his guiding (I have done this more than 20 times). In my opinion the Tour Director will either make or break the tour. Get a good guide and you will have a great tour. If the guide is not up to standard then the tour will be less enjoyable. Our guide was below standard. He did not provide us with any details to contact him if things went wrong. He did not stay in the same hotels as the members on tour, but elected to travel some distance back to his home.

We booked a Premium tour expecting the service to be above the standard tour but this was not the case. In one case we had been booked into a different hotel than was normally used but the Driver was not told of the change and we actually got lost and after driving around for more than an hour had to wait for someone from the hotel to find us and direct us to the hotel. This hotel did not have a kitchen and breakfast had to be brought in. Both these tours were Intrepid tours but the difference between the two was huge. I would recommend the Jordan Tour but would not recommend Intrepid for the "Israel & The Palestinian Territories". If you want to tour Israel look for another company.
Mexico at it's Best   1 , NV, United States, Apr 2023
There were 2 sections to this trip. Both were interesting perspectives of Mexico. I'm glad I did both but I much preferred the first half the best. Mexico City and all it had to offer culturally, historically, and it's accommodations was a pleasant surprise. The city is huge and for the most part seems to handle all our tourist needs. Our tour guide ...read more and cultural ambassador, Karla, was a wonderful, energetic human being. She knew so much about the country, you could tell we were only getting a small percentage of her total knowledge. Hotel accommodations were much better on the first half of the tour than the second half. The last hotel in Tulum should have never been.
Intrepid Egypt & Jordan     1 , VIC, Australia, Mar 2023
The trip lived up to our expectations. We did the comfort level tour and it was very comfortable. The small tour group size is a real bonus. You get to know everybody, and there’s not too many people to wrangle onto a bus. We loved all the bucket list moments, the pyramids, the valley of the kings and Petra. The 2 L where fantastic and the organisation ...read more was excellent. Would highly recommend.
Tasmanian Explorer   0 , VIC, Australia, Feb 2023
The size of the group was perfect. The two guides were great - quite different but a good mix. They were informative, flexible and friendly. The activities were a good range of difficulty, and you could do as much as you were comfortable with. My favourite spots were the more remote areas, which I wouldn't have attempted if I was doing my own trip.
Well organized southern Tasmania tour   0 , NSW, Australia, Feb 2023
We had a short break in Tasmania which was most enjoyable. As always Georgie had everything organized for us. Georgie at Global journeys has helped us organise a number of holidays over the years and we have never had any problems. Look forward to our next holiday.
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