Compare Intrepid vs. On The Go Tours

Group size, age requirements and travel styles

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. 
 
On The Go tours typically have 16-18 travellers per group in most destinations, although sometimes the groups can be up to 45 travellers in some destinations. The tours they offer are suited to travellers from their mid twenties up to sixties, so there is a variety of ages travelling on the tours that are offered. As you explore the main attractions you will be accompanied throughout by On The Go Tours’ passionate, highly qualified English speaking guides to ensure you get the best possible experience whilst on tour. They also offer private and custom tours, although their group tours are easily the most popular, allowing travellers the chance to meet others who are like minded while exploring.
 

Physical Requirements

When travelling with On The Go, there will usually be a moderate level of activity, like exploring historic sites, boarding trains, walking through local markets etc. It is required to be in good health and have a normal level of fitness. With an average age of around 40, lots of over 50s and even 60’s travel with On The Go. 
 
The physical requirements for Intrepid are similar, also requiring 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 On The Go 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

On The Go uses a variety of accommodation including heritage hotels, boutique properties, floating hotels, premium junk boats and cruisers, depending on the destination. These will usually be character filled 3-5 star hotels & boutique properties that provide travellers with an authentic local experiences, combined with convenience to stay as close to attractions as possible, while factoring in the tour itinerary. As accommodation styles can vary from tour to tour, it is best to check the individual itinerary for the tour you are interested in.
 
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

On The Go will use, for most tours, European standard private transportation. On some trips they will sometimes use some public transport, as well as using ‘special transport’ for different locations. This is usually distinctively local forms of transport; rickshaws in India, Junk boats in Vietnam, bullet trains in China, feluccas in Egypt & long tail boats in Thailand as an example. Details of transportation for each destination can be found in the detailed itinerary for each tour.
 
Intrepid will use a variety of modes of transportation including local transport (camels, tuk tuks) & private vehicles, as well as local public transport methods. Intrepid Travel takes pride in using professional local travel experts to guide their tours, and details of the transportation and guide can be found in each tours itinerary.
 

Destinations

 
 

Cost

Intrepid offers a range of tours around the world in many different locations, as does On The Go with the exception that On the Go doesn't run tours in Australia/New Zealand. Beneath we have a price per day breakdown of the different regions, with across the board generally On The Go is more expensive. The price difference can be found where On the Go in general offers more of a complete package, including things like private transportation, complimentary airport transfers etc, where as Intrepid is targeted more at the adventure traveller, so things like airport transfers generally aren’t included.
 
Intrepid starting from €78 per day
On The Go starting from €94 per day
 
Intrepid starting from €45 per day
On The Go starting from €114 per day
 
Intrepid starting from €95 per day
On The Go does not operate tours in this region
 
Intrepid starting from €58 per day
On The Go starting from €45 per day
 
Intrepid  starting from €80 per day
On The Go starting from €68 per day
 
Intrepid starting from €33 per day
On The Go starting from €90 per day
 
 
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 and inclusions 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

14 hours ago
I am a first timer with Intrepid but my adult children used them many times on their ...Read more
2 days ago
I was extremely happy with the Taste of Tasmania tour last week. Leith, our guide, w...Read more
30th November 2016
I did the travel to Colombia a beautiful city , know your culture was the best to ha...Read more
30th November 2016
Trip was amazing and the tour leader Edgar was very knowledgeable and helpful. We tru...Read more
1 day ago
As extensive correspondence with the tour company has stated we felt that the tour of...Read more
3 days ago
This tour was okay, but time was not properly allocated, and we felt rushed at a lot ...Read more
27th November 2016
Great guide, fantastic pace Read more
26th November 2016
I have been to Egypt 3 times and Momo (Mohamed Saiid), is the best tour guide I've ha...Read more

Guide average rating

Guide average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
nic(1 review)
4.5 out of 5 stars
Ann(1 review)

Transportation average rating

Transportation average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
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

4.5 out of 5 stars
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 70 different countries

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

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

Average rating

Average rating

4.5/5 from 5885 reviews
4.5/5 from 86 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

17,195
travellers met through Intrepid tours
132
travellers met through On The Go Tours tours

Average Price per day

Average Price per day

 average tour length
$163
 average tour length
$151

Average Food Fund

Average Food Fund

n/a
n/a

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

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 On The Go Tours 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 On The Go Tours 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 4 February 2017 the full payment is necessary.
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $400 to confirm a On The Go Tours booking. The remaining balance is then payable 74 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 22 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 74 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.

Credit Cards

Credit Cards

The following cards are accepted for Intrepid:Visa- Master Card- American Express
The following cards are accepted for On The Go Tours:Visa- Master Card- American Express
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