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Peter“Not into tours , let down/ soured a long time ago. Personal reasons meant i had to do some tours on the 2018 7 month adventure. I have been pleasantly surprised on the 3 undertaken so far. Explore Turkey was the best so far as the country/ itinerary has mu...“

Intrepid Travel

Intrepid Travel

4.3/5 - Excellent
Headquarters in Melbourne, Australia
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TOURS
924
AGE RANGE
15-70
RESPONSE RATE
100%
RESPONSE TIME
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  • Largest 'small group adventure' tour provider in the world
  • Over 1,000 itineraries in +100 countries
  • Our tour leaders are 100% local
  • Responsible business is ingrained in our culture

Intrepid Travel has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 1989. A company that began with two bearded backpackers, a typewriter and a kitchen table now leads 100,000 travellers across the globe each year. And although they're a bit larger these days, with 1...

Intrepid Travel has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 1989. A company that began with two bearded backpackers, a typewriter and a kitchen table now leads 100,000 travellers across the globe each year. And although they're a bit larger these days, with 1,000 local staff based around the world and over 800 different trips across every continent, their mission remains the same. Responsible travel, small groups and big adventures. Intrepid tour groups are small enough to feel like you're exploring a destination independently, but big enough to create a good social vibe. Group size will vary depending on where and how you're travelling, but the average group size is about 10. Intrepid works exclusively with local tour leaders who were born and raised in the country in which they work, which helps to respect local cultures and support local economies. They are also the perfect people to give you a real-life, authentic experience, taking you to the heart of the destination they call home. Every Intrepid small group adventure has been carefully designed to make sure you have an unforgettable grassroots travel experience. Over the years, they've developed several trip styles and themes to cater for a diverse range of travellers. Whether you're looking for a Real Food Adventure, a Cycling trip, a Family Holiday or a wildlife expedition, Intrepid has you covered n o matter what your budget or comfort level.

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1,217 Intrepid Travel Reviews

Excellent
65%
Good
25%
Average
6%
Rather Poor
3%
Bad
1%
Accommodation
4 / 5
Transportation
4.5 / 5
Meals
4 / 5
Value for money
4.5 / 5
Guide
4.5 / 5
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  •  reviewer 1
    Guatemala to Mexico
    4.0 - Good
    Written on April 19, 2018
    Great trip. We got a little sick in Guatemala (don't order the beef nachos at Tortugal in Rio Dolche). Other than that, our guide was great, we covered a lot o…
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    Cuba Sailing Adventure
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on April 16, 2018
    A totally different side to Cuba! What's not to love about waking up on the crystal clear water of the Caribbean. Despite not being a food trip, the fresh lobst…
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  • J
    Uluru Adventure (Original)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on April 15, 2018
    Just the right amount of time for my schedule. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Hikes were just enough for me as I'm not a hiker. Accommodations were tents wit…
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  •  reviewer 4
    Patagonia Trekking
    4.0 - Good
    Written on April 15, 2018
    Overall trip was very good. A lot of time is spent getting to the various places, waiting for buses, waiting at airports, etc. so there are a lot of logistics …
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  •  reviewer 5
    North Morocco Adventure
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on April 15, 2018
    It was an excellent tour for the price we paid. Very vriendly and helpfull tourguide and and some experiences of the Morrocon culture. I would recommend it to e…
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  •  reviewer 6
    Japan Express
    4.0 - Good
    Written on April 15, 2018
    Really enjoyed the fact that this was a very 'authentic' tour with traditional Ryokans and using the public transport used by the locals. Also loved that there…
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  •  reviewer 7
    Land of Belize
    2.5 - Average
    Written on April 14, 2018
    The guide was more interested in having fun with his friends that our tour. The hotels were average to gross that they choose for this tour. You can skip the r…
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  •  reviewer 8
    Turkey Explored
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on April 13, 2018
    Not into tours , let down/ soured a long time ago. Personal reasons meant i had to do some tours on the 2018 7 month adventure. I have been pleasantly surprised…
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  • EN
    South Morocco Discovery
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on April 12, 2018
    The Atlas mountains (excellent hike, Berber stay), seeing the Sahara, and riding camels. Especially loved Essaouira though. Very laid back, friendly, great shop…
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  • J
    Top End and Arnhem Land Adventure
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on April 11, 2018
    Fantastic experience exploring Kakadu, Litchfield, Katherin Gorge, and others. Our guide was fantastic and showed a passion for what he was doing. The sites we…
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About Intrepid Travel

Intrepid Travel has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 1989. A company that began with two bearded backpackers, a typewriter and a kitchen table now leads 100,000 travellers across the globe each year. And although they're a bit larger these days, with 1,000 local staff based around the world and over 800 different trips across every continent, their mission remains the same. Responsible travel, small groups and big adventures. Intrepid tour groups are small enough to feel like you're exploring a destination independently, but big enough to create a good social vibe. Group size will vary depending on where and how you're travelling, but the average group size is about 10. Intrepid works exclusively with local tour leaders who were born and raised in the country in which they work, which helps to respect local cultures and support local economies. They are also the perfect people to give you a real-life, authentic experience, taking you to the heart of the destination they call home. Every Intrepid small group adventure has been carefully designed to make sure you have an unforgettable grassroots travel experience. Over the years, they've developed several trip styles and themes to cater for a diverse range of travellers. Whether you're looking for a Real Food Adventure, a Cycling trip, a Family Holiday or a wildlife expedition, Intrepid has you covered n o matter what your budget or comfort level.

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Why Intrepid

Travel is best Shared

The greatest part about travelling with others is the people; the people you meet in the places you go, and the people to travel with along the way. Understanding their perspective, their stories, and ultimately the friends you make from all over the world. These are the memories that make travel special, with others from all over the world.

Time Balanced for You

Intrepid trips are designed to be balanced with both time doing group activities, as well as time for you to just soak up what is happening around you. Intrepid make sure the time you spend travelling with them is a good mix of time with your small group, and seeing and experiencing the the places you travel to.

Places Off the Beaten Track

As well as seeing the major sites, there is always an opportunity with Intrepid to see the other things; the smaller things. It is often these small experiences, whether it is the local markets, an out of the way restaurant, or hidden galleries, that really make your travels special.

Responsible Travel

Intrepid understands that in order for destinations to keep being beautiful, they need to remain in tact - and all it takes is a little bit of self-awareness and care. Intrepid knows how to have fun still, while being respectful and allowing others the opportunity to see it as it always was.

All Travelers Welcome

Whether you’re travelling alone, with a partner, on a budget, prefer one or two pillows - it doesn’t matter, because Intrepid can help you get where you want to go. Their mission is to deliver the best travel experiences to anyone who’s up for them.

Tours run by the Pro’s

Intrepid understands that to truly understand the place you are visiting, you want to be shown around by people that live there. All their leaders are travel experts and friendly locals, knowing the destinations inside and out. Intrepid are extremely proud of their leaders; the happy personalities, that are the face of Intrepid.

Intrepid Benefits

Small Group Travel

The classic style, the small group. The company started with these tours back in the 80s with a small group, one of the local guides, a group of excited travellers, and a whole adventure ahead of them. Not much has changed, except now organising logistics is a bit easier, and travelling with a group is generally a bit more affordable.

Solo Travellers

Travelers who are traveling solo are more than welcome - what better way to see and experience the world than going off on an adventure with some other like minded travellers. Joining a group as a solo traveler can be a great way to make new friends, as well never finding yourself with no one to talk to. Best of all, it can even save you some money as you can be matched up with someone to bunk with of the same sex. And if you’d prefer your own room, there is a single supplement available on most trips.

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Intrepid Story & History

Back in 1988, two guys from Melbourne, Australia by the names of Darrell and Manch , set off on an adventure to the other side of the world. They traveled to Africa, and without air conditioning on their modified truck, they filled it with supplies, some beer, a bunch of aviator sunglasses, and some friends.

On the trip, they came up with the idea that perhaps others may be interested in this style of travel too. Just like that, not long after this moment, Intrepid was born.

These days Intrepid has grown considerably, now giving over 100,000 travelers a year the opportunity to experience adventure all across Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Australasia. and Antarctica.

Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions.

  • Is tipping commonplace in other parts of the world?

    Yes, in most places tipping is expected. At your welcome meeting, ask your leader about the local custom and advice on how much is recommended at restaurants or with local guides. At the end of your trip, you may also choose to tip your Intrepid leader.

  • What trips include a kitty and what is it?

    The Kitty system is operated on some trips like the Overland and Basix. The kitty is a cash contribution to a central fund and overseen by the travellers and crew. It helps fund accommodation, camp meals or activities for the entire group. Contribution to the kitty is compulsory on some trips while voluntary on others. Please check for the up-to-date amount 48 hours prior to your trip commencement.

  • Will the coach be modern and comfortable?

    It depends on where you are travelling and on what style of trip. On a Basix trip in Asia, expect a local bus with no air-conditioning. On a Comfort or Original trip in South America, there will be reclining seats and sometimes even refreshments offered.

  • What type of ground transportation is used?

    Intrepid uses as much local transport as possible, which means travelling on everything from a camel to a train, minivan or bus.

  • Will I be able to charge my electrical appliances?

    In most places you’ll be able to recharge your appliances at the hotel. On their Overland trips, most of the vehicles we use come with their own power supply and you should be able to recharge onboard.

  • Will I get internet coverage?

    It depends on the destination. Some places have Wi-Fi hot spots everywhere and other places will have limited or no coverage at all.

  • Will my mobile work?

    Many of the destinations are out of the way and there maybe limited coverage so Intrepid cannot guarantee your phone will work as desired. Contact your phone provider before you leave about global roaming and the costs involved, and get their advice on the coverage you’ll receive in the places you’re travelling in.

  • How can friends and family get in contact while on tour?

    Family and friends can contact Intrepid directly if they are unable to contact you in an emergency through email or phone. There is also a list of emergency contact details in the Trip Notes (for your destination).

  • What are the available communication facilities?

    Many hotels and public places have Wi-Fi so it’s usually possible to keep in touch with home every couple of days. In remote places (think Mali, Serengeti or the Sahara) or on treks or homestays, you will not be able to communicate as readily.

  • What standards of hotels should I expect?

    The hotel standards depends on the Trip Style you have chosen. Basic accommodation is generally budget (1-2 star), while Original is budget or tourist class (2-3 star). On a Comfort trip you can expect tourist class (3-4 star).