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We all travel for different reasons.
People. Culture. Wildlife. Food. Landscapes. Cityscapes. But if you want to encounter real life, then an Intrepid adventure is a good place to start.
Our small group style of travel means you’ll stay under the radar, travelling the local way, eating the local way and sleeping the local way. So you’ll get as close to real life as possible (without actually moving in). You’ll have the unsurpassed knowledge of a local leader, to take you behind the scenes of a destination – nothing pre-packaged or artificial, just unique, authentic insights into local lives. And with over 800 trips in more than 100 countries, you're bound to find something that's just right for you. Whether you're chasing a global gastronomic dream or wanting to ride your bike to Basecamp, Intrepid has a themed adventure that's perfect for you.
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How to book
Book online using your My Intrepid account.
Step 1 - Select your trip.
Step 2 - Click either 'Book' or 'Check availability' from the trip page.
Step 3 - Select a departure.
Call 1 800 970 7299
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For travellers on a budget, our Basix trips keep inclusions to a minimum. They’re about value and lots of free time to choose the activities and extras that you want to do.
Group size: Usually a maximum of 12-16 travellers.
Accommodation: * Budget (1-2 star) accommodation with some shared facilities. * Some accommodation may be on a multi-share basis. * On camping trips, you will be required to erect your own tent.
Group leader: Yes, a leader will accompany every trip. Included activities: Your leader will facilitate many opportunities to interact with locals and experience their world up close. Depending on the itinerary this may mean a market visit or walking tour. There are also plenty of optional activities on offer so you can choose how to spend your time and your money.
Included meals: A few meals may be included. On camping trips your meals may be included and you might even be pitching in to cook, clean and shop for your food.
Single supplement: Not available. Single travellers share with someone of the same gender.
The classic Intrepid style. These trips come with some included activities and stay at more hotels than Basix trips. The perfect choice for those who want a taste of everything.
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Group size: Usually a maximum of 12 travellers.
Accommodation: * Usually budget or tourist-class (2-3 star) accommodation with private facilities. * Some accommodation may be on a multi-share basis. * On camping trips, you may be required to erect your own tent, but usually you will be staying in permanent tented camps.
Group leader: Yes, a leader will accompany every trip.
Included activities: Your time is balanced between free time to explore at your own pace and included activities that help you experience things you wouldn't be able to on your own.
Included meals: A few meals may be included. Meals will be included on some camping trips, any homestay accommodation we may use and in some remote areas.
Single supplement: Single travellers can share with someone of the same gender or pay a single supplement. Please note, when paying a single supplement there may be the occasional night, such as on a homestay, where a single room is not available.
Designed for those who want more inclusions, our Comfort trips offer a higher standard of accommodation, larger, roomier vehicles and more included activities.
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Group size: Usually a maximum 12 travellers.
Accommodation: * Usually tourist-class (3-4 star) with private facilities. * Some unique accommodation experiences may be on a multi-share basis such as a homestay. * On camping trips, you will not be required to erect your own tent.
Group leader: Yes, a leader will accompany every trip. Included activities: While we leave some free time for you to explore at your own pace, we have taken the hassle out of your travel by including many activities.
Included meals: Some meals included. Visit some of our favourite restaurants with your group to get a taste of the region. Meals will also be included on camping trips and any homestays we may use.
Single supplement: Single travellers can share with someone of the same gender or pay a single supplement, the choice is yours.
Why group travel?
We’ve put years of research into our itineraries, operators and accommodation. So why spend hours agonising over every detail of your trip when you can leave it to someone who lives and breathes your style of travel? Whether you’re an independent traveller with limited time or you want to explore a destination that’s outside your comfort zone, you’ll have the support and expertise you need.
Just the right balance
The best small group adventures strike the perfect balance between planned activities and ‘you time’. After all, we don’t want to cramp your style – it’s your holiday. If something’s got the better of your curiosity, mention it to your leader. They’re happy to help facilitate the activities that you want to do and make sure you’re getting exactly what you want out of your trip.
Unforgettable experiences, unbelievable value
You might notice that our itineraries come with more inclusions than you might expect on a typical small group adventure. Intrepid trips are designed to give you exceptional value and unforgettable experiences. While other group tours might drop you off at the Taj Mahal and leave you to fend for yourself, we’ll help you get the most out of the adventure with our stellar leaders and insider knowledge.
To find out more about what makes an Intrepid adventure such an enjoyable way to discover the world, take a look at how our local knowledge, experience and sustainable approach makes all the difference.
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