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 $1,405
CAD $1,445
AUD $1,420
EUR €980
GBP £820
NZD $1,585
ZAR R14,185
CHF FR1,185

Start: Istanbul
Finish: Istanbul

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Kilimanjaro - Marangu Route

7 days from
USD $1,715
CAD $1,767
AUD $1,736
EUR €1,148
GBP £1,004
NZD $1,932
ZAR R17,381
CHF FR1,389

Start: Marangu
Finish: Marangu

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Hilltribe Experience

5 days from
USD $420
CAD $432
AUD $425
EUR €292
GBP £245
NZD $472
ZAR R4,255
CHF FR355

Start: Chiang Mai
Finish: Chiang Mai

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Patagonia Wilderness

15 days from
USD $3,870
CAD $4,205
AUD $4,125
EUR €2,785
GBP £2,295
NZD $4,585
ZAR R41,300
CHF FR3,370

Start: Buenos Aires
Finish: Buenos Aires

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Thailand - Hike, Bike & Kayak

12 days from
USD $1,485
CAD $1,535
AUD $1,550
EUR €1,020
GBP £870
NZD $1,675
ZAR R15,065
CHF FR1,235

Start: Bangkok
Finish: Bangkok

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Walking Annapurna

5 days from
USD $542
CAD $560
AUD $550
EUR €377
GBP £317
NZD $612
ZAR R5,505
CHF FR457

Start: Pokhara
Finish: Pokhara

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Everest Base Camp

15 days from
USD $1,510
CAD $1,555
AUD $1,525
EUR €1,030
GBP £880
NZD $1,700
ZAR R15,265
CHF FR1,245

Start: Kathmandu
Finish: Kathmandu

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Annapurna Sanctuary

16 days from
USD $1,100
CAD $1,135
AUD $1,115
EUR €755
GBP £645
NZD $1,245
ZAR R11,180
CHF FR895

Start: Kathmandu
Finish: Kathmandu

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Annapurna & Everest

31 days from
USD $2,690
CAD $2,775
AUD $2,750
EUR €1,855
GBP £1,575
NZD $3,025
ZAR R27,245
CHF FR2,245

Start: Kathmandu
Finish: Kathmandu

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Inca Trail

8 days from
USD $1,655
CAD $1,705
AUD $1,625
EUR €1,135
GBP £965
NZD $1,865
ZAR R16,770
CHF FR1,375

Start: Lima
Finish: Cuzco

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Himalayan Teenage Adventure

11 days from
USD $1,990
CAD $2,055
AUD $2,035
EUR €1,375
GBP £1,165
NZD $2,245
ZAR R20,170
CHF FR1,660

Start: Kathmandu
Finish: Kathmandu

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Inca Trail Express

7 days from
USD $1,215
CAD $1,255
AUD $1,230
EUR €820
GBP £710
NZD $1,370
ZAR R12,320
CHF FR995

Start: Cuzco
Finish: Cuzco

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Serengeti & Kilimanjaro

14 days from
USD $2,621
CAD $2,702
AUD $2,653
EUR €1,771
GBP £1,533
NZD $2,957
ZAR R26,558
CHF FR2,145

Start: Nairobi
Finish: Marangu

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Active Galapagos

10 days from
USD $3,205
CAD $3,476
AUD $3,414
EUR €2,343
GBP £1,904
NZD $3,794
ZAR R34,090
CHF FR2,834

Start: Quito
Finish: Quito

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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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Peru Family Trek - Teens on the Trail

14 days from
USD $2,720
CAD $2,805
AUD $2,835
EUR €1,875
GBP £1,590
NZD $3,070
ZAR R27,550
CHF FR2,270

Start: Lima
Finish: Cusco

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Italian Lakes Discovery

8 days from
USD $3,215
CAD $3,315
AUD $3,245
EUR €1,990
GBP £1,875
NZD $3,615
ZAR R32,475
CHF FR2,410

Start: Milan
Finish: Verona

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Galapagos & Inca Trail Adventure

17 days from
USD $4,555
CAD $4,701
AUD $4,664
EUR €3,143
GBP £2,669
NZD $5,139
ZAR R46,170
CHF FR3,804

Start: Quito
Finish: Cuzco

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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 $2,895
CAD $2,990
AUD $2,930
EUR €1,980
GBP £1,695
NZD $3,265
ZAR R29,355
CHF FR2,395

Start: Chamonix
Finish: Zermatt

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Mount Toubkal Trek

8 days from
USD $575
CAD $610
AUD $635
EUR €445
GBP £380
NZD $750
ZAR R5,525
CHF FR540

Start: Marrakech
Finish: Marrakech

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Spirit of Sicily

11 days from
USD $3,795
CAD $4,040
AUD $4,215
EUR €2,410
GBP £2,515
NZD $4,975
ZAR R38,200
CHF FR2,975

Start: Palermo
Finish: Syracuse

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Annapurna Explorer

16 days from
USD $1,355
CAD $1,395
AUD $1,370
EUR €925
GBP £790
NZD $1,525
ZAR R13,735
CHF FR1,120

Start: Kathmandu
Finish: Kathmandu

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Kilimanjaro - Lemosho Route

10 days from
USD $4,175
CAD $4,305
AUD $4,225
EUR €3,125
GBP £2,440
NZD $4,705
ZAR R42,095
CHF FR3,850

Start: Moshi
Finish: Moshi

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Kilimanjaro - Rongai Route

8 days from
USD $2,618
CAD $2,698
AUD $2,647
EUR €1,751
GBP £1,530
NZD $2,949
ZAR R26,503
CHF FR2,120

Start: Marangu
Finish: Marangu

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Appalachian Trail Walk

10 days from
USD $2,889
CAD $3,059
AUD $3,359
EUR €2,119
GBP £1,699
NZD $3,739
ZAR R30,600
CHF FR2,545

Start: Boston
Finish: Boston

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Essential Peru

21 days from
USD $2,620
CAD $2,860
AUD $2,905
EUR €1,910
GBP £1,555
NZD $3,120
ZAR R28,050
CHF FR2,310

Start: Lima
Finish: La Paz

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Patagonia Trekking

10 days from
USD $3,550
CAD $3,845
AUD $3,770
EUR €2,540
GBP £2,095
NZD $4,195
ZAR R37,725
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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Everest & Gokyo Lakes

20 days from
USD $2,110
CAD $2,135
AUD $2,220
EUR €1,695
GBP £1,330
NZD $2,630
ZAR R20,185
CHF FR2,095

Start: Kathmandu
Finish: Kathmandu

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Iceland Walking & Nature

8 days from
USD $4,380
CAD $4,525
AUD $4,435
EUR €2,995
GBP £2,570
NZD $4,940
ZAR R44,410
CHF FR3,625

Start: Reykjavik
Finish: Reykjavik

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Wander the Great Wall

5 days from
USD $1,057
CAD $1,147
AUD $1,125
EUR €775
GBP £625
NZD $1,252
ZAR R11,260
CHF FR937

Start: Beijing
Finish: Beijing

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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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Annapurna Dhaulagiri

14 days from

Start: Kathmandu
Finish: Kathmandu

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Spirit of Amalfi

8 days from
USD $2,110
CAD $2,175
AUD $2,135
EUR €1,440
GBP £1,235
NZD $2,380
ZAR R21,390
CHF FR1,745

Start: Naples
Finish: Amalfi

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Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

9 days from
USD $3,020
CAD $3,100
AUD $3,210
EUR €2,060
GBP £1,755
NZD $3,385
ZAR R29,980
CHF FR2,495

Start: Marangu
Finish: Marangu

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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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