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Andrea“Majestic Peru is an exhausitve trip in all sense of the word. You get a good picture of Peru (except the jungle) with a well balanced itinerary. Our escort, Raul Delgado was wonderful (except he walks too fast sometimes), helping us find interesting and ...“

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Intrepid Travel

4.3/5 - Excellent
Headquarters in Melbourne, Australia
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AGE RANGE
15-70
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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

Back in 1989, 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 o...

Back in 1989, 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 that trip, they came up with the idea that perhaps others may be interested in this style of travel too. Just like that, Intrepid was born. Intrepid has come a long way since then, now giving over 100,000 travelers a year the opportunity to experience small group travel across all 7 continents. They use local transport, sleep in local accommodation from Cambodian stilt houses to Moroccan riads, and employ 100% local leaders. With three different travel styles from basix to comfort, themes ranging from cycling trips to family holidays, and itineraries crafted with the perfect balance of must-see sights and free time, Intrepid caters to every type of traveler no matter their age, budget or travel style. The company has grown and their mode of transport has evolved, but their mission remains the same: responsible travel, small groups, and big adventures.

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1,291 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
    Berlin to Venice
    4.0 - Good
    Written on June 24, 2018
    Loved my tour! Everything was great
  • C
    Explore Vietnam
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on June 24, 2018
    First time booking with Intrepid and had an amazing time with Hien! She is very passionate about her country and very knowledgeable. Trip was very well organize…
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  •  reviewer 3
    Explore Vietnam
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on June 23, 2018
    My wife and I booked with Intrepid Travel for the first time and after this awesome experience we will definitely book again with them. Our tour guide Hien was …
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  • MW
    Kakadu Katherine & Litchfield Adventure
    4.0 - Good
    Written on June 23, 2018
    A great tour overall. Great sites. Food at lunch was a bit tiresome. Glad the bus wasn’t full though. Overall we got what was advertised.
  •  reviewer 5
    Best of Morocco
    3.5 - Good
    Written on June 22, 2018
    Overall good and as promised, however the prearranged offering of meals without giving the customer a choice of other options, it's simply related to industry …
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  •  reviewer 6
    Explore Vietnam
    1.5 - Rather poor
    Written on June 21, 2018
    Booked with Intrepid for the first time and after this awful experience i will never book again with them. Hien was the worst guide i have ever had in my life.…
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    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Enrico, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're very sorry to hear that you were disappointed in your trip - we have passed this feedback along to our customer relations team who are currently investigating and will be in touch with you soon. If you'd like to share any further feedback beforehand, please feel free to email customerrelations@intrepidtravel.com. Kind regards, Intrepid
  • RL
    Buenos Aires to Rio Explorer
    3.0 - Average
    Written on June 20, 2018
    Lorenzo as guide in AR, UR and part of BR was superior. Natalie in BR was adequate but barely so. Accommodations, Travel and other logistics was as advertised…
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    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Raymond, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're delighted that you enjoyed your time in South America with us - such a fabulous part of the world! But we are a little disappointed to hear that you weren't 100% satisfied with all aspects of your trip. We'd like to more fully understand your experience, so please feel free to email us directly at customerrelations@intrepidtravel.com to share further feedback. Hope to see you on another trip with us again soon! Kind regards, Intrepid
  • AC
    Majestic Peru
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on June 19, 2018
    Majestic Peru is an exhausitve trip in all sense of the word. You get a good picture of Peru (except the jungle) with a well balanced itinerary. Our escort, R…
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    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Andrea, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're delighted that you enjoyed your time in Peru - sounds like you got to see and do quite a lot! We'll pass along your feedback to our global team (and Raul), who will be very happy to hear that you and your spouse were well taken care of. And we hope you recovered quickly enough that you still had time to enjoy all the delicious Peruvian food! Hope to see you on another trip with us again soon. Kind regards, Intrepid
  •  reviewer 9
    Egypt Adventure
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on June 19, 2018
    Great taster of ancient egypt
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    HI Madeleine, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time in Egypt! Hope to see you on another trip with us again soon. Kind regards, Intrepid
  •  reviewer 10
    Best of Morocco
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on June 18, 2018
    it was a wonderful experience. I highly recommend
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    HI Christian, thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us in Morocco! Hope to see you on another trip with us again soon. Kind regards, Intrepid

About Intrepid Travel

Back in 1989, 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 that trip, they came up with the idea that perhaps others may be interested in this style of travel too. Just like that, Intrepid was born. Intrepid has come a long way since then, now giving over 100,000 travelers a year the opportunity to experience small group travel across all 7 continents. They use local transport, sleep in local accommodation from Cambodian stilt houses to Moroccan riads, and employ 100% local leaders. With three different travel styles from basix to comfort, themes ranging from cycling trips to family holidays, and itineraries crafted with the perfect balance of must-see sights and free time, Intrepid caters to every type of traveler no matter their age, budget or travel style. The company has grown and their mode of transport has evolved, but their mission remains the same: responsible travel, small groups, and big adventures.

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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 ones you travel with along the way. Understanding their perspective, their stories, and sharing your own; these are the memories that make travel special.

Well Balanced Itineraries

Intrepid trips have a nice balance between group activities, and time to just soak up what is happening around you. There’s a good mix of time spent with your small group, as well as seeing and experiencing the places you travel to.

Getting Off the Beaten Track

Intrepid will show you the major sites in a destination, but it’s often the smaller things - the local markets, an out of the way restaurant, or hidden galleries - that really make your trip special.

Responsible Travel

Responsible travel is at the core of what Intrepid does. By employing local leaders, staying in local accommodation and eating at local establishments, they make sure to support the communities they visit. Intrepid understands that in order for destinations to keep being beautiful, they need to remain intact - all it takes is a little bit of self-awareness and care.

All Travelers Welcome

Whether you’re travelling alone, with a partner or your kids, on a budget, prefer one or two pillows - 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 Locals

Intrepid understands that to truly understand the place you are visiting, you need to be shown around by the people who live there. 100% of their leaders are locals and travel experts who know the destination inside and out.

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

Solo travellers make up more than 50% of Intrepid’s passengers - what better way to see the world and make new friends than going off on an adventure with other like-minded travellers. Joining a group as a solo traveler can also be a great way to save money as you will be matched up with someone of the same sex to share a room with. And if you’d prefer your own room, there is an optional 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).