Walking holidays

Whether it’s through the mountains of Nepal or the cultured environs of Europe, going on a long walk is one of life’s true pleasures. And sometimes, you don’t want to plan it, you just want to lace up your boots and see where the day takes you. So that’s why we’ve created a world of amazing walking trips so all you have to do is turn up.

All our walking trips

Turkey - Hike, Bike & Kayak

12 days from
USD $1,400
CAD $1,445
AUD $1,420
EUR €980
GBP £820
NZD $1,580
ZAR R14,185
CHF FR1,180

Start: Istanbul
Finish: Istanbul

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Kilimanjaro - Marangu Route

7 days from
USD $2,240
CAD $2,310
AUD $2,270
EUR €1,560
GBP £1,315
NZD $2,525
ZAR R22,685
CHF FR1,890

Start: Marangu
Finish: Marangu

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Hilltribe Experience

5 days from
USD $395
CAD $395
AUD $415
EUR €290
GBP £245
NZD $472
ZAR R3,778
CHF FR355

Start: Chiang Mai
Finish: Chiang Mai

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Patagonia Wilderness

15 days from
USD $3,610
CAD $3,920
AUD $3,845
EUR €2,650
GBP £2,140
NZD $4,275
ZAR R38,470
CHF FR3,205

Start: Buenos Aires
Finish: Buenos Aires

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Annapurna Circuit

22 days from
USD $1,205
CAD $1,280
AUD $1,335
EUR €895
GBP £800
NZD $1,580
ZAR R12,145
CHF FR1,095

Start: Kathmandu
Finish: Kathmandu

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Thailand - Hike, Bike & Kayak

12 days from
USD $1,460
CAD $1,510
AUD $1,480
EUR €1,020
GBP £855
NZD $1,650
ZAR R14,815
CHF FR1,230

Start: Bangkok
Finish: Bangkok

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Walking Annapurna

5 days from
USD $515
CAD $547
AUD $550
EUR €377
GBP £317
NZD $612
ZAR R5,187
CHF FR457

Start: Pokhara
Finish: Pokhara

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Everest Base Camp

15 days from
USD $1,330
CAD $1,375
AUD $1,350
EUR €970
GBP £780
NZD $1,500
ZAR R13,470
CHF FR1,175

Start: Kathmandu
Finish: Kathmandu

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Annapurna Sanctuary

16 days from
USD $1,020
CAD $1,050
AUD $1,030
EUR €710
GBP £600
NZD $1,150
ZAR R10,305
CHF FR845

Start: Kathmandu
Finish: Kathmandu

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Annapurna Sanctuary

15 days from

Start: Kathmandu
Finish: Pokhara

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Annapurna & Everest

31 days from
USD $2,455
CAD $2,530
AUD $2,480
EUR €1,710
GBP £1,440
NZD $2,760
ZAR R24,820
CHF FR2,070

Start: Kathmandu
Finish: Kathmandu

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Annapurna & Everest

37 days from

Start: Kathmandu
Finish: Kathmandu

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Inca Trail

8 days from
USD $1,465
CAD $1,515
AUD $1,485
EUR €1,020
GBP £860
NZD $1,655
ZAR R14,850
CHF FR1,240

Start: Lima
Finish: Cuzco

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Inca Trail

8 days from

Start: Lima
Finish: Cuzco

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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

Start: Kathmandu
Finish: Kathmandu

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Inca Trail Express

7 days from
USD $1,090
CAD $1,125
AUD $1,100
EUR €780
GBP £635
NZD $1,225
ZAR R11,005
CHF FR950

Start: Cuzco
Finish: Cuzco

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Serengeti & Kilimanjaro

14 days from
USD $3,635
CAD $3,755
AUD $3,680
EUR €2,530
GBP £2,125
NZD $4,095
ZAR R36,835
CHF FR3,065

Start: Nairobi
Finish: Marangu

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Active Galapagos

10 days from
USD $2,755
CAD $2,985
AUD $2,933
EUR €2,016
GBP £1,637
NZD $3,262
ZAR R29,279
CHF FR2,435

Start: Quito
Finish: Quito

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5 Day Tassie Explorer

5 days from
USD $610
CAD $650
AUD $675
EUR €470
GBP £405
NZD $800
ZAR R6,145
CHF FR580

Start: Hobart
Finish: Hobart

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Active Chiang Mai

4 days from
USD $380
CAD $392
AUD $385
EUR €265
GBP £222
NZD $427
ZAR R3,852
CHF FR320

Start: Chiang Mai
Finish: Chiang Mai

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Mai Chau Adventure

2 days from
USD $240
CAD $255
AUD $265
EUR €185
GBP £160
NZD $315
ZAR R2,410
CHF FR225

Start: Hanoi
Finish: Hanoi

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Italian Lakes Discovery

8 days from
USD $3,120
CAD $3,220
AUD $3,150
EUR €2,165
GBP £1,820
NZD $3,510
ZAR R31,530
CHF FR2,625

Start: Milan
Finish: Verona

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Galapagos & Inca Trail Adventure

17 days from
USD $4,500
CAD $4,645
AUD $4,563
EUR €3,136
GBP £2,637
NZD $5,077
ZAR R45,624
CHF FR3,795

Start: Quito
Finish: Cuzco

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Peru Family Trek - Teens on the Trail

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

Start: Lima
Finish: Cusco

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Wander the Great Wall

5 days from
USD $1,082
CAD $1,172
AUD $1,150
EUR €790
GBP £640
NZD $1,280
ZAR R11,510
CHF FR957

Start: Beijing
Finish: Beijing

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Cuzco to Lima

17 days from
USD $2,160
CAD $2,335
AUD $2,332
EUR €1,579
GBP £1,342
NZD $2,557
ZAR R22,924
CHF FR1,908

Start: Cuzco
Finish: Lima

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Walking in the French & Swiss Alps

8 days from
USD $2,840
CAD $2,930
AUD $2,875
EUR €1,980
GBP £1,660
NZD $3,200
ZAR R28,780
CHF FR2,395

Start: Chamonix
Finish: Zermatt

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Mount Toubkal Trek

8 days from
USD $595
CAD $635
AUD $660
EUR €460
GBP £395
NZD $780
ZAR R6,005
CHF FR565

Start: Marrakech
Finish: Marrakech

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Spirit of Sicily

11 days from
USD $3,685
CAD $3,925
AUD $4,095
EUR €2,750
GBP £2,435
NZD $4,670
ZAR R37,090
CHF FR3,330

Start: Palermo
Finish: Syracuse

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Kilimanjaro - Rongai Route

8 days from
USD $2,715
CAD $2,795
AUD $2,745
EUR €1,885
GBP £1,585
NZD $3,055
ZAR R27,440
CHF FR2,285

Start: Marangu
Finish: Marangu

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Appalachian Trail Walk

10 days from
USD $2,799
CAD $2,969
AUD $2,969
EUR €2,059
GBP £1,649
NZD $3,299
ZAR R29,700
CHF FR2,470

Start: Boston
Finish: Boston

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Everest & Gokyo Lakes

20 days from
USD $1,955
CAD $2,080
AUD $2,160
EUR €1,505
GBP £1,295
NZD $2,560
ZAR R19,655
CHF FR1,855

Start: Kathmandu
Finish: Kathmandu

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Essential Peru

21 days from
USD $2,595
CAD $2,830
AUD $2,795
EUR €1,910
GBP £1,540
NZD $3,090
ZAR R27,775
CHF FR2,310

Start: Lima
Finish: La Paz

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Annapurna Dhaulagiri

14 days from
USD $1,615
CAD $1,635
AUD $1,700
EUR €1,345
GBP £1,020
NZD $2,015
ZAR R15,425
CHF FR1,660

Start: Kathmandu
Finish: Kathmandu

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Patagonia Trekking

10 days from
USD $3,480
CAD $3,770
AUD $3,695
EUR €2,540
GBP £2,055
NZD $4,115
ZAR R36,985
CHF FR3,075

Start: Santiago
Finish: Buenos Aires

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The Simien Mountains Trek

13 days from
USD $3,230
CAD $3,230
AUD $3,230
EUR €2,295
GBP £1,699
NZD $3,735
ZAR R30,580
CHF FR2,750

Start: Addis Ababa
Finish: Addis Ababa

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Winter Toubkal

8 days from
USD $835
CAD $865
AUD $895
EUR €595
GBP £520
NZD $1,040
ZAR R8,155
CHF FR735

Start: Marrakech
Finish: Marrakech

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Torres del Paine Hiking

6 days from
USD $1,640
CAD $1,692
AUD $1,660
EUR €1,142
GBP £960
NZD $1,847
ZAR R16,615
CHF FR1,382

Start: Puerto Natales
Finish: Puerto Natales

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Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

9 days from
USD $2,755
CAD $2,845
AUD $3,115
EUR €1,920
GBP £1,610
NZD $3,105
ZAR R27,885
CHF FR2,325

Start: Marangu
Finish: Marangu

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Annapurna Explorer

16 days from
USD $1,180
CAD $1,215
AUD $1,190
EUR €820
GBP £685
NZD $1,325
ZAR R11,905
CHF FR995

Start: Kathmandu
Finish: Kathmandu

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Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Route

10 days from
USD $4,060
CAD $4,305
AUD $4,225
EUR €3,125
GBP £2,440
NZD $4,705
ZAR R40,870
CHF FR3,850

Start: Moshi
Finish: Moshi

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Essential info

On all of our hikes, your accommodation is pre-booked and your luggage is transferred from one point to the next. All you have to carry is a daypack that contains water, any snacks or gadgets you may want and a few layers to keep you dry and warm. This means you get to enjoy the best of hiking without any of the hassles.

We offer an extensive range of both small group and self-guided walking itineraries all over the world that cover everything from one-day hikes through to itineraries spanning 37 days. Armed with route notes and maps, self-guided walks allow you to explore at your own pace and are perfect for those wanting more independence. Or, if you want to concentrate more on the scenery, join a small group and explore with new friends. All your accommodation will be pre-booked, and your main luggage will be transferred between properties – so all you have to do is strap on your daypack and enjoy the walk!

We have walks ranging from relatively easy to rather challenging. But no matter what degree of difficulty or distance you choose to walk, we recommend that you have a reasonable level of fitness to ensure that you get the most out of your walk or hike. Try to commit to some type of physical training program around six weeks before you depart. Here are some suggestions: Long walks: go on some long walks of 3-6 hours duration before you leave, wearing the boots you’re taking and carrying a small backpack to get comfortable with carrying your gear for long stretches. Aerobic exercise: running, distance cycling and the various aerobic classes offered at gyms (like pump, spin, zumba and circuit classes) all help to give you fitness and stamina. Strength training: doing body weight training like pushups, squats, dips, lunges, etc. helps to build up your muscle strength, which is needed for the steady climb up a mountain if you’re embarking on this type of hike (bootcamp sessions are perfect for this type of training).

You’ll need a comfortable daypack to walk with during the day and another piece of luggage (preferably not too large) for the rest of your gear to be transported or carried by porters or Sherpa (this depends on the walking trip you choose). Sturdy, good quality and well-fitted hiking shoes will make the difference between a great trip and terrible time – make sure you break them in before you go to minimise blisters. For some tips and ideas about what to take, check out Intrepid’s Ultimate Packing List – you won’t need half of what’s mentioned but things like wet-weather gear, a hat, layers of clothing, head torch, bandaids for blisters, water bottle and sunscreen are essential.

On some of our hikes you will encounter high altitudes. When climbing above 2,800 metres (9,200 feet), it is common for travellers to experience some adverse health effects due to the altitude, regardless of your age, gender and fitness. It even happened to Sir Edmund Hillary! There’s no real way to tell how your body will react to the rigours of altitude trekking, so it is important that you monitor your condition and discuss any prevailing symptoms with your guide. If you have any pre-existing conditions that could be exacerbated by high altitudes, be sure to get them checked out by a doctor before you leave. But above all, try not to worry, most of our travellers shake off the effects of altitude pretty quickly and enjoy a safe and rewarding trek.

 

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