Family Adventures

Your sense of adventure doesn’t disappear just because you have kids, so why should your family holiday destinations be limited to the ‘usual suspects’?

On an Intrepid Family Adventure you and your kids will encounter plenty of real life experiences along the way – anything from riding a tuk-tuk in Bangkok, playing football with the Maasai in Kenya or sailing down the Nile in a felucca. Whatever it is, learning and exploring in the real world opens eyes and minds in a way the virtual world never can.
 

Why do an Intrepid Family trip?

 

  • Just for families - As the name suggests, these trips are designed just for families – including grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins! No adult can travel without a child and on most trips, kids are between 5-17 years of age. Check the detailed Trip Notes for each tour on our website to find the specific minimum ages. If you'd like some help finding the right trip for your kids, contact us.
  • Travel with other families - Travelling the Intrepid way is a bit like travelling with a group of friends - you just haven’t met them yet! Made up of 2-3 like-minded families, the kids tend to hit it off straight away, allowing adults to enjoy the group atmosphere and socialise in a relaxed environment. We often find that the whole family end up making lasting friendships with people from all over the world, staying in touch long after the adventure ends.
  • Small group sizes - Intrepid’s family group sizes are small enough that we aren’t intimidating - we can avoid the crowds and travel to places that large tour groups can’t access, but big enough so that there are a couple of other families to make it a good sociable number. Our robust group size lets us hop aboard local boats, buses or trains, we can eat at friendly, family-run restaurants, and we can stay in traditional accommodation and homestays.

 

Our family trips

Thailand Family Holiday

12 days from
USD $1,290
CAD $1,320
AUD $1,295
EUR €900
GBP £755
NZD $1,460
ZAR R13,025
CHF FR1,085

Discover incredible sights, culture and history on a fantastic family holiday to Thailand. Visit Bangkok,...

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Vietnam Family Holiday

13 days from
USD $1,665
CAD $1,710
AUD $1,675
EUR €1,160
GBP £970
NZD $1,870
ZAR R16,760
CHF FR1,395

Experience the Asia of old on a family adventure that captures the spirit of Vietnam. Meet its friendly people and...

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Vietnam Family Holiday Reverse

13 days from
USD $1,570
CAD $1,620
AUD $1,590
EUR €1,095
GBP £920
NZD $1,770
ZAR R15,915
CHF FR1,325

Experience the Asia of old on a family adventure that captures the spirit of Vietnam. Meet its friendly people and...

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South Africa Family - Kruger & Beyond

12 days from
USD $2,140
CAD $2,280
AUD $2,370
EUR €1,600
GBP £1,415
NZD $2,805
ZAR R21,565
CHF FR1,970

Enjoy this Teenage Family adventure, while hiking, canoeing, snorkeling, rafting, spotting the big nine and learning...

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Northern India Family Holiday

10 days from
USD $985
CAD $1,015
AUD $995
EUR €685
GBP £570
NZD $1,110
ZAR R9,940
CHF FR835

Take an action-packed family tour of India, following tiger trails, visiting Delhi and travelling to the Taj Mahal....

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Southern India Family Holiday

14 days from
USD $1,120
CAD $1,190
AUD $1,240
EUR €860
GBP £740
NZD $1,470
ZAR R11,260
CHF FR1,060

Cruise along Kerala’s beautiful backwaters, wander through spice fields, explore tropical forests, visit ancient...

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Peru Family Adventure

10 days from
USD $2,730
CAD $2,820
AUD $2,760
EUR €1,895
GBP £1,595
NZD $3,075
ZAR R27,630
CHF FR2,295

Visit Peru on this Family Adventure, travelling through Lima, Cuzco and Aguas Calientes. Explore the Amazon Jungle...

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Peru Family Trek - Teens on the Trail

14 days from
AUD $2,725
EUR €1,875
GBP £1,575
NZD $3,040
ZAR R27,280
CHF FR2,270
USD $2,695
CAD $2,780

Travel to South America and visit Peru on a family adventure through Lima, Ollantaytambo and Cuzco. Tour Peru and...

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Tanzania Family Safari

10 days from
USD $3,215
CAD $3,420
AUD $3,555
EUR €2,445
GBP £1,995
NZD $3,960
ZAR R32,360
CHF FR2,960

Scout the terrain of Tanzania's only oceanside National Park for Africa's famed wildlife. Embark on nature walks,...

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Sahara Family Holiday

8 days from
USD $785
CAD $795
AUD $795
EUR €545
GBP £460
NZD $885
ZAR R7,960
CHF FR660

Board the ‘ship of the desert’ and enjoy an unforgettable camel trek through the Sahara’s famous dune landscapes,...

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Morocco Family Holiday

8 days from
USD $715
CAD $715
AUD $745
EUR €510
GBP £430
NZD $830
ZAR R6,890
CHF FR620

Travel to Morocco and embark on a family adventure. Take a tour of Marrakech, relax on Morocco’s beaches, ride a...

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Thailand Family Sailing

7 days from
USD $1,675
CAD $1,730
AUD $1,695
EUR €1,165
GBP £980
NZD $1,890
ZAR R16,970
CHF FR1,420

Take the family on a Thai sailing adventure with Intrepid Travel. Snorkel over vibrant underwater worlds, relax on...

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Italy Family Sailing

7 days from
USD $1,843
CAD $1,904
AUD $1,867
EUR €1,285
GBP £1,090
NZD $2,075
ZAR R18,697
CHF FR1,555

Take your family sailing along Italy’s Amalfi Coast, exploring the Bay of Naples, Capri, Amalfi and Procida Island -...

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Italy Family Holiday

8 days from
USD $1,860
CAD $1,925
AUD $1,875
EUR €1,295
GBP £995
NZD $2,095
ZAR R18,770
CHF FR1,565

Travel to Italy on a family holiday with a difference. Climb volcanoes, see ancient cities, experience island life...

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China Family Holiday

13 days from
USD $2,960
CAD $3,055
AUD $2,995
EUR €2,060
GBP £1,735
NZD $3,335
ZAR R29,980
CHF FR2,495

Travel to the land of the dragon and explore Beijing, Xi'an, Yangshuo, Chengdu and Hong Kong. Visit the Great Wall of...

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Himalayan Teenage Adventure

11 days from
USD $1,970
CAD $2,035
AUD $1,995
EUR €1,375
GBP £1,155
NZD $2,225
ZAR R19,970
CHF FR1,660

Experience trekking in the Himalayas with an experienced guide and explore the Annapurna Mountains. Along the way,...

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Viva Cuba! Family Holiday

11 days from

Travel to Cuba and uncover the many layers of this intriguing nation. Visit iconic sights, meet friendly locals and...

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Turkey Active Teenage holiday

8 days from
USD $990
CAD $995
AUD $995
EUR €685
GBP £585
NZD $1,095
ZAR R9,960
CHF FR830

Take the family on a relaxing holiday exploring the Turkish coastline. Seek out deserted coves on a gulet cruise, try...

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Costa Rica Family Holiday

8 days from
USD $1,575
CAD $1,620
AUD $1,595
EUR €1,100
GBP £900
NZD $1,775
ZAR R15,950
CHF FR1,330

Travel to Costa Rica on this tailored family tour and discover pristine beaches, lush mountains and dramatic volcanoes.

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Egypt Family - Feluccas & Pharaohs

9 days from

Travel to Egypt and see the Pyramids and the Great Sphinx in Giza. Cruise down the Nile on a Felucca, tour Cairo and...

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Burma Teenage Adventure

11 days from
USD $2,860
CAD $2,950
AUD $2,895
EUR €1,995
GBP £1,675
NZD $3,225
ZAR R28,980
CHF FR2,395

Experience the Asia of old on a family adventure that captures the spirit of Burma. Meet its friendly people and...

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Costa Rica Family Holiday

15 days from
USD $2,040
CAD $2,110
AUD $2,065
EUR €1,410
GBP £1,205
NZD $2,300
ZAR R20,655
CHF FR1,725

This family trip to Costa Rica has been crafted to balance organised activities and travel with loads of free time...

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Botswana Teenage Safari

12 days from
USD $3,495
CAD $3,620
AUD $3,545
EUR €2,440
GBP £2,050
NZD $3,950
ZAR R35,490
CHF FR2,955

Travel deep into the heart of Botswana and Zimbabwe for a family holiday of a lifetime. Compare the roar of the...

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Jordan Family - Journey to the Lost City

8 days from
USD $1,295
CAD $1,310
AUD $1,360
EUR €950
GBP £815
NZD $1,615
ZAR R12,350
CHF FR1,165

Discover lost cities on a family adventure in Jordan. From the capital Amman to the ancient city of Jerash, rose...

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Sri Lanka Family Holiday

15 days from
USD $1,970
CAD $2,035
AUD $1,995
EUR €1,375
GBP £1,155
NZD $2,220
ZAR R19,970
CHF FR1,660

Enjoy close encounters of the wild kind in Sri Lanka. Take a safari, camp under the stars and absorb the island’s...

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Argentina & Brazil Family Holiday

9 days from
USD $2,960
CAD $3,055
AUD $2,295
EUR €2,060
GBP £1,735
NZD $3,340
ZAR R29,980
CHF FR2,495

Take the family on a colourful holiday to remember through Argentina and Brazil. Explore lively cities, heavenly...

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Kenya Family Safari

8 days from
USD $2,665
CAD $2,750
AUD $2,695
EUR €1,855
GBP £1,565
NZD $2,995
ZAR R26,980
CHF FR2,245

Treat the family to a true taste of Africa. Prepare to be amazed by Kenya’s world-famous wildlife and spend time...

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USA Family - Western Discovery

14 days from
USD $2,360
CAD $2,560
AUD $2,330
EUR €1,725
GBP £1,395
NZD $2,765
ZAR R25,125
CHF FR2,090

Hike into the Grand Canyon and be amazed by the scale and spectacular scenery of some of America’s best-known...

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Winter Iceland Family Adventure

7 days from
USD $1,635
CAD $1,690
AUD $1,655
EUR €1,140
GBP £955
NZD $1,840
ZAR R16,545
CHF FR1,380

Get to know the colours of Iceland on a winter adventure that takes in belching geysers, immense glaciers, majestic...

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Summer Pyrenees Family Holiday

8 days from
USD $1,145
CAD $1,195
AUD $1,160
EUR €795
GBP £675
NZD $1,295
ZAR R11,620
CHF FR965

Walk, ride and raft on this European adventure into the heart of the Pyrenees. Unleash the inner daredevil and try...

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Japan Family Holiday

11 days from
NZD $4,270
ZAR R38,390
CHF FR3,195
USD $3,790
CAD $3,985
AUD $3,835
EUR €2,640
GBP £2,220

Enjoy a taste of the orient on this remarkable family adventure in Japan. From dazzling cities and majestic mountains...

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Summer Iceland Family Adventure

7 days from
USD $2,360
CAD $2,445
AUD $2,390
EUR €1,645
GBP £1,385
NZD $2,660
ZAR R23,920
CHF FR1,995

Discover why Iceland is known as the land of fire and ice on this spectacular holiday. See nature in action, from...

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USA Family - Western Discovery

14 days from
USD $2,170
CAD $2,310
AUD $2,400
EUR €1,670
GBP £1,435
NZD $2,840
ZAR R21,825
CHF FR2,055

Hike into the Grand Canyon and be amazed by the scale and spectacular scenery of some of America’s best known...

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Family Winter Activity Week

8 days from

Have a blast in the snowy paradise of the Pyrenees. Learn to build an igloo, conquer mountains with husky power and...

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Canada Family Holiday

12 days from
USD $2,195
CAD $2,375
AUD $2,165
EUR €1,595
GBP £1,295
NZD $2,565
ZAR R23,320
CHF FR1,935

Take a walk on Canada’s wild side while surrounded by stunning scenery. Enjoy a remarkable fortnight exploring the...

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Winter Pyrenees Family Holiday

8 days from
USD $1,525
CAD $1,575
AUD $1,545
EUR €1,065
GBP £895
NZD $1,720
ZAR R15,470
CHF FR1,285

Have a blast in the snowy paradise of the Pyrenees. Learn to build an igloo, conquer mountains with husky power and...

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Tatra Mountain Adventure

8 days from
USD $1,645
CAD $1,665
AUD $1,730
EUR €1,195
GBP £1,035
NZD $2,050
ZAR R15,745
CHF FR1,485

From raft adventures to ice caves and cycling to cheese making, this week-long family adventure is the beautiful...

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Family Slovakian Snow Adventure

8 days from

The snowy Tatra mountains make a magical backdrop to a family winter holiday with a difference. Have fun trying dog...

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Tunisian Family Voyager

8 days from
USD $760
CAD $790
AUD $820
EUR €570
GBP £475
NZD $970
ZAR R7,440
CHF FR705

Travel to Tunisia and be witness to ancient civilisations, immense deserts, troglodyte caves the seaside city of...

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Malta and Gozo Family Holiday

8 days from
USD $1,035
CAD $1,070
AUD $1,050
EUR €720
GBP £605
NZD $1,170
ZAR R10,510
CHF FR875

Conquer the three islands of the Maltese archipelago on this delightful Family Adventure. Spend a leisurely week...

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Phuket Family Sailing

7 days from
USD $1,675
CAD $1,730
AUD $1,695
EUR €1,165
GBP £980
NZD $1,890
ZAR R16,965
CHF FR1,420

Tour the Thai islands on a sailing trip that mixes the popular beaches with discreet hideouts and mysterious natural...

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East Africa Family Safari

17 days from
USD $3,380
CAD $3,665
AUD $3,620
EUR €2,475
GBP £1,995
NZD $4,010
ZAR R35,930
CHF FR2,990

Visit Kenya, tour Tanzania and relax on Zanzibar beaches. Spot wildlife on the Serengeti plains, visit the Usambara...

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Borneo Family Adventure

11 days from
USD $1,905
CAD $1,965
AUD $1,930
EUR €1,325
GBP £1,100
NZD $2,150
ZAR R19,295
CHF FR1,610

Travel to Borneo to visit orangutan sanctuaries and explore lush jungles. See the best of Borneo as you travel on an...

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Namibia & Botswana Family Adventure

19 days from
USD $3,085
CAD $3,340
AUD $3,300
EUR €2,255
GBP £1,820
NZD $3,660
ZAR R32,775
CHF FR2,725

Visit Africa and travel from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe to Windhoek in Namibia via Botswana's Okavango Delta and...

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Croatian Active Teenage Holiday

8 days from
GBP £895
NZD $1,830
ZAR R16,470
CHF FR1,370
USD $1,625
CAD $1,680
AUD $1,645
EUR €1,130

Journey to Croatia for a wet and wild family adventure. Travel to Trilj for a week of rafting, kayaking, cycling,...

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Mexico Family Holiday

9 days from
USD $1,738
CAD $1,793
AUD $1,758
EUR €1,200
GBP £1,000
NZD $1,954
ZAR R17,605
CHF FR1,467

Take the kids and venture to Mexico. Laze on Caribbean beaches, cruise the coast, swim in Cenotes and explore the...

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Cote D'Azur Family Sailing - Nice to Marseille

8 days from
USD $2,279
CAD $2,358
AUD $2,311
EUR €1,575
GBP £1,334
NZD $2,574
ZAR R23,133
CHF FR1,926

Sail from Marseille to Nice along France's gorgeous Cote d'Azur. Stop in at the beautiful islands of the Iles d...

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Galapagos Family Holiday

8 days from
USD $2,985
CAD $3,085
AUD $3,033
EUR €2,081
GBP £1,757
NZD $3,372
ZAR R30,309
CHF FR2,520

Discover the Galapagos’ Isla la Isabela with the family. See the volcano-scarred landscapes, which boasts beautiful...

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FAQs

Is it only parents and children that are allowed on family trips?
Our family trips are just that – for the whole family. That means you don’t have to leave aunties, uncles and grandparents at home. As long as there is at least one child under the age of 18 travelling with you, you’re a family group. Older families should check out our worldwide adventures.

What’s the minimum age for children on a trip?
Most of our trips have a minimum age of either 5 years old or 11 . The trips with a minimum age of 5 are suitable for all ages and we have the ability to tell you what age children are already booked onto the departure of your choice . Most of our travellers are between the ages of 8 -18 . Our teen trips have a minimum age of 11 years old and offer more active and challenging itineraries, designed especially for the older children.
If you have younger siblings we will always look at allowing them onto trips on a case by case basis, depending on the activities on the trip and their ages. Please ask your travel agent.

Do parents and children spend all their time together?
Parent supervision is a must at all times. But we find that during free time and in the evenings, the kids tend to gravitate together, while the parents can be close by and relax or socialise with the other adults.

My child is a fussy eater. Will there be special meals for kids? Grass-roots travel means that we try to do everything the local way, and that means eating at local restaurants. The food is always freshly made and delicious, and there is generally a great variety on offer. There are not always specific kids’ menus available, so if you feel your children might be hesitant to try the food, why not try some of the local dishes at home before you go - and maybe take along snacks that you know they like. What if my child has a food allergy? We try to accommodate all food requirements, so make sure you advise us at the time of booking. Although we endeavour to have alternative options available, it may be difficult in some restaurants to determine if foods are 100% allergen-free. We advise that you take the same precautions as you would when eating out at a restaurant in your home country, and maybe take along snacks that you know are safe as a precaution. Is there always a vegetarian option? There is usually always a vegetarian option available, and most picnic and buffet style meals will have lots of salads, rice dishes and breads. However, some countries do not traditionally offer a wide range of vegetarian options, whereas destinations like India or South East Asia in general both offer fantastic ranges of vegetarian foods. Can I get in touch with other parents before the trip? Yes! We recommend using the Intrepid Meet Up Ap to search for your departure and get to know your fellow travellers before your trip begins.

What standard can I expect the accommodation to be? We use a range of different accommodation styles. Our on-the-ground staff inspect all our hotels regularly to ensure they are clean, comfortable and safe. Will my family sleep in the same room? Where possible, we will endeavour to room you and your children in adjoining rooms. All children 5 and under will always be roomed with their parents. Will there be a swimming pool? Swimming is always a big draw for kids, so we try to use hotels with pools where possible. Depending on how far off the beaten track the itinerary wanders, there may not be hotels with pools in the vicinity, but there may be freshwater lake or tropical bays to take a dip in instead. Can children from different families share rooms if they like? As the dynamic of the kids’ group evolves, you may find that they want to share rooms with their friends instead of siblings etc. Once keys have been allocated, we are happy for parents to decide on the rooming arrangements of the kids as they feel suitable. Does the hotel have TV/Wi-Fi/Restaurant? The amenities for each hotel we use are listed in the detailed trip notes that are included with each trip.

Can children opt out of activities if they like? Activities are obviously optional, and it may be possible to just watch, or stay at the hotel, or do some independent exploring. Either way, parents are responsible for their child at all times, so they will need to supervise if a child wants to opt out. We are going on a walking trip. Do we need specialist footwear for our children? We often cover a lot of ground, especially on our family treks where terrain can be challenging and steep, and when rain is a possibility you will all need waterproof footwear with a good grip. For any trips that aren’t specifically trekking, then a comfortable, sturdy pair of shoes such as trainers or sneakers will be great. Do the itineraries cater specifically for children? Our family experts, many of whom are parents, have specifically crafted the itineraries to make sure they run at a family-friendly pace and keep travelling time to a minimum. Plenty of free time is included for families to participate in activities that suit their interests, and group activities are designed to work around meal times. Are there activities aimed at adults? Our activities are aimed at all ages, and we encourage every member of the family to get involved.

Are group leaders trained to work with children? Yes – our Family Adventure leaders are all experienced in working with children. They are friendly, organised and have a great rapport with the kids. They undergo extra rigorous training to make sure they can work well with the dynamic of the younger group members. Do group leaders provide childcare? Although we employ special leaders that have relevant experience in looking after children, they are not employed to provide childcare. Leaders are present to handle all logistics and make sure that your trip runs smoothly, but parents must be responsible for children at all times.

Are western-like medical facilities available during the trip? With most countries that we travel to there are private, western style hospitals or medical centres. With any medical issue the Family should consult with the Leader (who in turn can contact the local operational office for advice or assistance) but more importantly the family should be in contact with their Insurance provider. The insurance provider will offer assistance, advice and usually have a recommended medical centre or hospital that has English speaking medical staff and that offers a higher standard of medical care. Should I bring a first aid kit? While not required, it’s always good to be prepared for any little bumps or bruises along the way. Without going overboard, we recommend bringing a supply of Band-Aids and disinfectant, some paracetamol, motion sickness tablets (if necessary), hydrolytes (or something similar) and any personal medical items that might be needed throughout the duration of the trip. If a family member is travelling with prescription medicine it is recommended that they travel with extra in the case of loss or if it is spoilt or damaged. It is also advisable for the family to carry a letter or prescription with them and advise the Leader on day 1 of the trip. **If the family is travelling with medicine that needs to be refrigerated this must be advised to the sales team at time of booking. Please note we may not be able to confirm that this will be available** All families should be advised to contact their local doctor and/or a specialist traveller’s vaccination centre at least 60 days prior to departure. We should not go into the specifics of what vaccinations should or shouldn’t be taken. All families MUST have comprehensive travel insurance to cover them in eventuality of an illness or medical emergency. How safe is the transport? We regularly check all of our vehicles to ensure that they adhere to strict safety requirements. With the exception of Burma, all Intrepid vehicles are fitted with seatbelts. How safe are the activities? When it comes to participating in organised activities, we use and audit trusted operators who are well aware of the necessary safety equipment and procedures, including supplying correctly fitting life-jackets and helmets. Can we drink the water? Your group leader will be able to offer advice on a case-by-case basis. If you are advised not to drink groundwater, we recommend that our travellers pack water purification tablets, rather than buying bottled water. What are the toilet facilities like? All of the hotels we use will have western-style flushing toilets. In some rural areas, please be advised that toilet facilities may be of a lesser standard than your family enjoys at home. In these circumstances we recommend carrying hand sanitation products or similar. Remember – it’s all part of the experience!

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