Compare Intrepid Travel vs. Tucan Travel

Group size, age requirements and travel styles

Both Intrepid and Tucan Travel 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 Travel divides their tours into Overland, Adventure & Adventures for 20s & 30s (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 Travel 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 Travel 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 Travel, 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 Travel 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 Travel 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 Travel starting from €80 per day
 
Intrepid starting from €45 per day
Tucan Travel starting from €28 per day
 
Intrepid starting from €95 per day
Tucan Travel does not operate tours in this region
 
Intrepid starting from €58 per day
Tucan Travel starting from €41 per day
 
Intrepid  starting from €80 per day
Tucan Travel does not operate tours in this region
 
Intrepid starting from €33 per day
Tucan Travel 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

9 hours ago
Guide needs to be better at logistics. Thankfully I arranged two extra tours myself. ...Read more
3 days ago
It was basic, but well planned and great itinerary. I would have preferred a little m...Read more
3 days ago
Great locations. Well guided trip. Highly recommend the itineraryRead more
3 days ago
The trip leader, driver, minivan and overall itinerary were good, and I enjoyed the e...Read more
4 days ago
Fantastic tour with a brilliant tour guide who went out of his way to help everyone, ...Read more
6 days ago
excellent tour, i will go againRead more
31st December 2018
Some meals were pricey. Most restaurants ask for 10% tips no matter what.Read more
31st December 2018
I had a wonderful time on this tour. Our guide, Heidi Piche was Superb! She explained...Read more

Guide average rating

Guide average rating

4.5 out of 5 stars
Ivan ┼ávacov(59 reviews)
Anna Teneggi(41 reviews)
nic(2 reviews)
nic2(2 reviews)
Ranto Victoire(2 reviews)
4.5 out of 5 stars
Jen Anderson(6 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

4.0 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 133 different countries
through 72 different countries

Travel Styles

Travel Styles

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

Average rating

Average rating

4.5/5 from 6959 reviews
4.0/5 from 357 reviews

Ideal Age Group

Ideal Age Group

18-99
18-65

Travellers met via TourRadar App

Travellers met via TourRadar App

17,661
travellers met through Intrepid Travel tours
1,463
travellers met through Tucan Travel tours

Average Price per day

Average Price per day

$180
$177

Average Food Fund

Average Food Fund

n/a
n/a

Average tour length

Average tour length

13
days
16
days

Average Response Rate

Average Response Rate

100%
100%

Average Response Time

Average Response Time

Instantly
2 hours

Videos

Tours

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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

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 18 and 99. 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.
Holds are not possible for Tucan Travel.

Deposit

Deposit

TourRadar only requires a deposit of $400 to confirm a Intrepid Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 17 March 2019 the full payment is necessary.
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $140 to confirm a Tucan Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 17 March 2019 the full payment is necessary.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation policy

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 $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 $140 is non-refundable.If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.

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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  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Oceania
  • Europe
  • N. America
  • L. America