Compare Intrepid Travel vs. Tucan Travel

Group size, age requirements and travel styles

Both Intrepid and Tucan offer small group travel, and don’t have a hard age limit. Both operators are able to accommodate children and families on their tours (depending on the individual tour and destination). 
 
 
Intrepid offers three main styles of trips; Basix, Original & Comfort, depending on the preference of the traveller. Intrepid has a group size averaging from 10-12 people in most destinations, and the ages range from 18-65. They also have specific family tours, tailored specifically for families, which are available to families and parents with children. The lower age limits for these tours depends on the destination, so it is best to check the tour itinerary of the tour you are interested in. They also offer a range of travel styles, from more basic accommodations and travel style, through to a more luxurious and special experiences. In general, Intrepid is targeted at people wanting to take part in adventure travel - experiencing the world with other adventurers in a small group. 
 
Tucan divides their tours into Overland, Adventure & Budget Expeditions (which are particularly for 18-35 year olds). Tucan Travel offers experiences that are designed for travellers who love to travel with a small group, and want to experience different forms of transport and get involved with the local culture. The group sizes are up to 16 people, and there is not a hard limit on ages for most tours, although most travellers fall between the 25 and 45 age range. If you are wanting to travel with children or are not sure if the Tucan tour is for you, then it is best to check the individual itinerary you are interested or contact our customer support team for more information.

Physical Requirements

The physical requirements for both operators require a reasonable amount of fitness; that is, you will be required to carry your own luggage, you will sometimes be taking public transport, and may need to carry your luggage to and from transport hubs or up stairs at an accommodation.
 
Both Intrepid and Tucan may have particular trips, itineraries or excursions which require a higher level of fitness and more physical requirements (such as trekking, canoeing etc). These will be clearly marked on the individual tour itineraries, so it is best to read the itinerary for the tour you are interested in in detail.

Accommodation

With Tucan, tours will generally stay in small, locally-owned hotels rather than large international chains. Sometimes accommodations can be far from towns and cities, staying in unique places such as jungle lodges, Chinese junk boats or remote home-stays. All accommodation can be expected to be clean, and would be equivelant of 2 or 3 star hotels.
 
Intrepid offers a variety of accommodation, with a focus on the facilities and character, as much as convenience. Sometimes in smaller destinations they alternate tours to stay between a number of different homestays or hotels to ensure that they support more than one local partner. They offer some authentic local accommodations, such as a family-run hotel, a hilltop monastery or a Bedouin camp.
 
Accommodation for both is based on twin-shared accommodations where a single supplement is not mandatory but can be requested. 

Transportation and Guide

Intrepid will use a variety of modes of transportation including local transport (camels, tuk tuks) & private vehicles. Intrepid Travel takes pride in using professional local travel experts to guide their tours. 
 
Tucan Travel has expert tour leaders from around the world to guide your journey sometimes accompanied by a local guide as well. Tucan will also use local transportation when required but the majority of their Overland Tours take place in their custom made, specially outfitted Mercedes Benz trucks/buses.
 

Cost

Intrepid offers a range of tours around the world in many different locations, as does Tucan with the exception that Tucan doesn't run tours in Australia/New Zealand, nor North America. Because of this, the overall price per day of Intrepid is pushed up, so beneath is a breakdown per region, where you will that in general, Tucan has a wider range of cheaper per day tours.
 
Intrepid starting from €78 per day
Tucan starting from €80 per day
 
Intrepid starting from €45 per day
Tucan starting from €28 per day
 
Intrepid starting from €95 per day
Tucan does not operate tours in this region
 
Intrepid starting from €58 per day
Tucan starting from €41 per day
 
Intrepid  starting from €80 per day
Tucan does not operate tours in this region
 
Intrepid starting from €33 per day
Tucan starting from €40 per day

Destinations

 
 
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
4.0 out of 5 stars

Most popular reviews

Most popular reviews

5 hours ago
The overall experience was eye-opening, love the cultural diversity. Our tour gui...Read more
6 hours ago
I did not know what to expect and was pleased to find it all very interesting and dif...Read more
2 days ago
Tour Radar, your customer service sucks. My group was 11 of 12 people on the tour, bu...Read more
2 days ago
Amazing, professional, fun!Read more
1 day ago
The Jungle to Andes tour that I recently did was fantastic! Our tour leader Hernnan w...Read more
4 days ago
There was no guide as he described himself as the group leader. He would set up the t...Read more
10th May 2017
This route is without a doubt a once in a life time trip. However, be sure to unders...Read more
4th May 2017
Wow- what a gorgeous place! We had a fantastic two weeks in Sri Lanka! The itinerary ...Read more

Guide average rating

Guide average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
Anna Teneggi(9 reviews)
nic(2 reviews)
nic2(2 reviews)
Ranto Victoire(1 review)
4.5 out of 5 stars
Jen Anderson(3 reviews)
Erik Jelinek(1 review)

Transportation average rating

Transportation average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.0 out of 5 stars

Accommodation average rating

Accommodation average rating

4.0 out of 5 stars
4.0 out of 5 stars

Meals average rating

Meals average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.0 out of 5 stars

Value for money average rating

Value for money average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.0 out of 5 stars

About the operator

Number of Tours

Number of Tours

through 131 different countries
through 64 different countries

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

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

Average rating

Average rating

4.5/5 from 6043 reviews
4.0/5 from 195 reviews

Ideal Age Group

Ideal Age Group

15-70
18-65

Travellers met via TourRadar App

Travellers met via TourRadar App

17,291
travellers met through Intrepid Travel tours
2,274
travellers met through Tucan Travel tours

Average Price per day

Average Price per day

$174
$118

Average Food Fund

Average Food Fund

n/a
n/a

Average tour length

Average tour length

14
days
22
days

Average Response Rate

Average Response Rate

100%
100%

Average Response Time

Average Response Time

Instantly
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

Lima (64)
La Paz (57)
Puno (54)
Uyuni (47)
Quito (40)

Travel styles

Nature & Adventure

Nature & Adventure

Cultural

Cultural

Marine

Marine

Festival & Events

Festival & Events

Independent

Independent

Special Interest

Special Interest

Activities

Activities

Most Common Types

Most Common Types

Policies

Average Group Age

Average Group Age

The average age for Intrepid Travel tours is between 15 and 70. The age might vary for specific tours, so please check individual tours for details.
The average age for Tucan Travel tours is between 18 and 65. The age might vary for specific tours, so please check individual tours for details.

Hold my seat

Hold my seat

TourRadar can request Intrepid Travel to hold seats for you for up to hours without any credit card details.
TourRadar can request Tucan Travel 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 Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 56 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 21 July 2017 the full payment is necessary.
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $500 to confirm a Tucan Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 25 July 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 $500 is non-refundable.

Credit Cards

Credit Cards

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