Compare Intrepid vs. Peregrine

Group size, age requirements and travel styles

Both Intrepid and Peregrine operate under Intrepid Group, but Peregrine is a more upscale operator with a focus on premium and luxurious products. 
 
Intrepid allows travellers under the age of 18 on their tours. Intrepid offers Family Adventure styles of travel that have a range of minimum ages depending on the destination and level of difficulty. While most trips are available to travellers 15 years old and up, all travellers under the age of 18 must have an adult accompany them. Intrepid does have a youth orientated travel brand called Geckos, with tours that are available only to 18 to 35 year olds and are budget friendly. Other than Geckos Travel Style, there is no maximum age limit on most tours. The average Intrepid tour has 10 travellers but allows up to 16 on overland trips but most max out at 12 people. They have some trips that allow up to 24 travellers. 
 
Peregrine is for travellers who aren’t restricted by a budget. The operator has no formal age restrictions but considering that it is a premium brand, most travellers are between ages 40 to 60. The group sizes are quite small, with the average group being about 10 people, and never more than 16. The smaller group sizes allow for personal experiences and quicker travel between destinations as well as access to destinations where larger groups may be turned away. Travel styles vary from gourmet, polar, walking and trekking and wildlife themed tours.
 
Both operators use local guides and accommodations when possible. 
 

Physical Requirements

Intrepid has their Cycling and Walking & Trekking travel styles that offer tours that require you to be in good physical shape. You can expect to be working your muscles every day on one of these tours! While Intrepid’s Overland trips don’t focus as heavily on constant physical activity, they do recommend that you are reasonably fit in order to fully participate in this trip style. Some days you’ll be hiking and others you’ll need to be able to dig your truck out of the mud. 
 
Peregrine has similar travel styles as most of Intrepid’s general tours but for the most part nearly all their tours require an average level of fitness. They have a physical rating system from 1 to 5 with 5 requiring travellers to be seriously fit in order to enjoy the tour comfortably and safely. 
 

Accommodation

The standard of accommodation will vary with Intrepid’s general tours, depending on the type of trip you decide to take. For example, nearly all tours will include air-conditioning and heating but if you’re travelling to a rural destination or a homestay you should adjust your expectations for the facilities. 
 
Something worth noting is that Intrepid never charges mandatory single supplements for individual travellers. You will be paired with a traveller of the same gender to share a room with, otherwise if you would like to request a room to yourself, then you may be able to at an extra cost (tour and space dependant).
 
Peregrine boasts hand-picked accommodations where amenities and location are given top priorities. They look for key things like private bathrooms, air-conditioning and once again...locations. They want to ensure you don’t spend a lot of time commuting so they’ll always find quality hotels with lots of character.  If you’re travelling alone and want a separate room you will have to pay a single supplement. 
 

Transportation

Intrepid uses a combination of private buses and public transit to get you where you need to go. Most of Intrepid’s Overland trips have vehicles that come with their own power supply so that you able to recharge your devices on board. 
 
Peregrine stresses elegance and comfort when it comes to their transportation styles. Most transportation will be private on air-conditioned minibuses with modern safety features. They will take you on unique local transport from time to time like camel rides across the Sahara or on a catamaran in the Galapagos.  
 

Destinations

Both Intrepid and Peregrine have tours to North America, Asia, Europe, Oceania, Africa, South America and Central America and the Middle East. Intrepid does have a slightly broader selection of tours available. 
 

Cost

Intrepid is slightly more affordable for budget travellers with their average price per day costing $242. The accommodations are rated anywhere between 2.5 to 3.5 stars but you’ll likely find cheaper rates for tours with Intrepid’s South East Asia trips.
 
Peregrine is definitely a luxury brand, as their average price per day is $662. The reasons for the higher price are many but in short: accommodations are a minimum of 4 stars, your transportation is always private and there are many and many premium inclusions. 
 
 
Disclaimer: We here at TourRadar have taken a look the tours offered by both operators to find the benefits of each operator’s product selection. The above are generalizations and interested travellers should compare the operator’s individual trips as costs may vary per region and style. 
 
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Reviews

Overall average rating

Overall average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars

Most popular reviews

Most popular reviews

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Guide average rating

Guide average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
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4.5 out of 5 stars

Transportation average rating

Transportation average rating

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4.5 out of 5 stars

Accommodation average rating

Accommodation average rating

4.0 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars

Meals average rating

Meals average rating

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4.5 out of 5 stars

Value for money average rating

Value for money average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars

About the operator

Number of Tours

Number of Tours

through 129 different countries
through 90 different countries

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

Cultural
Nature & Adventure
Marine
Festival & Events
Activities
Cultural
Nature & Adventure
Marine
Activities
Festival & Events
Independent

Average rating

Average rating

4.5/5 from 5883 reviews
4.5/5 from 74 reviews

Ideal Age Group

Ideal Age Group

 age group
15-70
 age group
18-70

Travellers met via TourRadar App

Travellers met via TourRadar App

17,193
travellers met through Intrepid tours
217
travellers met through Peregrine tours

Average Price per day

Average Price per day

 average tour length
$165
 average tour length
$326

Average Food Fund

Average Food Fund

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Average tour length

Average tour length

 average tour length
14
days
 average tour length
12
days

Average Response Rate

Average Response Rate

100%
100%

Average Response Time

Average Response Time

Instantly
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Destinations

Europe

Europe

Asia

Australia/Oceania

Australia/Oceania

Africa

Africa

North America

North America

Latin America

Latin America

Most visited destinations

Most visited destinations

Travel styles

Nature & Adventure

Nature & Adventure

Cultural

Cultural

Marine

Marine

Festival & Events

Festival & Events

Independent

Independent

Activities

Activities

Most Common Types

Most Common Types

Policies

Average Group Age

Average Group Age

The average age for Intrepid tours is between 15 and 70. The age might vary for specific tours, so please check individual tours for details.
The average age for Peregrine tours is between 18 and 70. The age might vary for specific tours, so please check individual tours for details.

Hold my seat

Hold my seat

TourRadar can request Intrepid to hold seats for you for up to hours without any credit card details.
TourRadar can request Peregrine to hold seats for you for up to hours without any credit card details.

Deposit

Deposit

TourRadar only requires a deposit of $400 to confirm a Intrepid booking. The remaining balance is then payable 56 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 30 January 2017 the full payment is necessary.
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $600 to confirm a Peregrine booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 3 February 2017 the full payment is necessary.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation policy

No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 56 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of the tour, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of the tour, but the deposit of $600 is non-refundable.

Credit Cards

Credit Cards

The following cards are accepted for Intrepid:Visa- Master Card- American Express
The following cards are accepted for Peregrine:Visa- Master Card- American Express
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