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 $1,395
CAD $1,435
AUD $1,410
EUR €970
GBP £815
NZD $1,575
ZAR R14,075
CHF FR1,175

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 $1,625
CAD $1,670
AUD $1,640
EUR €1,135
GBP £950
NZD $1,830
ZAR R16,390
CHF FR1,360

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 $1,585
CAD $1,635
AUD $1,620
EUR €1,095
GBP £930
NZD $1,785
ZAR R16,075
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 Teenage Safari

12 days from
USD $2,110
CAD $2,165
AUD $2,135
EUR €1,450
GBP £1,210
NZD $2,370
ZAR R20,970
CHF FR1,745

Enjoy this Teenage Family Adventure, while hiking, canoeing, snorkeling, rafting, spotting wildlife and learning the...

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Northern India Family Holiday

10 days from
USD $965
CAD $995
AUD $975
EUR €670
GBP £555
NZD $1,085
ZAR R9,730
CHF FR815

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 $1,355
CAD $1,400
AUD $1,370
EUR €950
GBP £790
NZD $1,520
ZAR R13,700
CHF FR1,140

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 $2,755
CAD $2,850
AUD $2,870
EUR €1,895
GBP £1,610
NZD $3,105
ZAR R27,905
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
USD $2,720
CAD $2,805
AUD $2,835
EUR €1,875
GBP £1,590
NZD $3,070
ZAR R27,550
CHF FR2,270

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 $3,245
CAD $3,455
AUD $3,625
EUR €2,445
GBP £2,015
NZD $4,000
ZAR R32,685
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 $685
CAD $710
AUD $695
EUR €475
GBP £400
NZD $775
ZAR R6,930
CHF FR580

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 $1,775
CAD $1,835
AUD $1,795
EUR €1,165
GBP £1,040
NZD $2,005
ZAR R17,990
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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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

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

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Italy Family Sailing

7 days from
USD $1,858
CAD $1,924
AUD $1,937
EUR €1,285
GBP £1,100
NZD $2,095
ZAR R18,877
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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China Family Holiday

13 days from
USD $2,665
CAD $2,750
AUD $2,700
EUR €1,855
GBP £1,565
NZD $3,005
ZAR R26,985
CHF FR2,250

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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Italy Family Holiday

8 days from
USD $1,750
CAD $1,810
AUD $1,765
EUR €1,220
GBP £940
NZD $1,970
ZAR R17,645
CHF FR1,475

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

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Cuba Family Holiday

11 days from
USD $1,595
CAD $1,645
AUD $1,664
EUR €1,100
GBP £935
NZD $1,795
ZAR R16,165
CHF FR1,330

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 $945
CAD $950
AUD $950
EUR €655
GBP £560
NZD $1,045
ZAR R9,465
CHF FR790

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

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Burma Teenage Adventure

11 days from
USD $2,915
CAD $3,010
AUD $2,950
EUR €1,995
GBP £1,710
NZD $3,290
ZAR R29,560
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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Egypt Family Holiday

9 days from
USD $1,095
CAD $1,130
AUD $1,115
EUR €755
GBP £640
NZD $1,230
ZAR R11,070
CHF FR895

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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Costa Rica Family Adventure

8 days from
USD $1,785
CAD $1,830
AUD $1,805
EUR €1,220
GBP £1,015
NZD $2,010
ZAR R18,075
CHF FR1,475

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

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Costa Rica Family Holiday

15 days from
USD $2,280
CAD $2,330
AUD $2,305
EUR €1,495
GBP £1,345
NZD $2,555
ZAR R22,630
CHF FR1,830

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

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Jordan Family - Journey to the Lost City

8 days from
USD $1,220
CAD $1,255
AUD $1,230
EUR €845
GBP £695
NZD $1,370
ZAR R12,290
CHF FR1,025

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

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Botswana Teenage Safari

12 days from
USD $3,150
CAD $3,260
AUD $3,195
EUR €2,200
GBP £1,845
NZD $3,555
ZAR R31,945
CHF FR2,660

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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Sri Lanka Family Holiday

15 days from
USD $1,855
CAD $1,915
AUD $1,880
EUR €1,295
GBP £1,090
NZD $2,090
ZAR R18,775
CHF FR1,565

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 $2,990
CAD $3,085
AUD $2,385
EUR €2,060
GBP £1,750
NZD $3,375
ZAR R30,280
CHF FR2,495

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

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Winter Iceland Family Adventure

7 days from
USD $2,116
CAD $2,194
AUD $2,153
EUR €1,457
GBP £1,238
NZD $2,396
ZAR R21,568
CHF FR1,764

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

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Canada Family Holiday

12 days from
USD $2,195
CAD $2,375
AUD $2,250
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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Kenya Family Safari

8 days from
USD $2,480
CAD $2,560
AUD $2,510
EUR €1,730
GBP £1,460
NZD $2,790
ZAR R25,095
CHF FR2,090

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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Summer Pyrenees Family Holiday

8 days from
USD $1,055
CAD $1,100
AUD $1,070
EUR €735
GBP £625
NZD $1,195
ZAR R10,695
CHF FR890

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

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Summer Iceland Family Adventure

7 days from
USD $2,195
CAD $2,275
AUD $2,225
EUR €1,530
GBP £1,290
NZD $2,475
ZAR R22,250
CHF FR1,860

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 $2,360
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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Japan Family Holiday

11 days from
USD $3,825
CAD $4,025
AUD $3,990
EUR €2,640
GBP £2,240
NZD $4,310
ZAR R38,775
CHF FR3,195

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

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Winter Pyrenees Family Holiday

8 days from
USD $1,555
CAD $1,605
AUD $1,575
EUR €1,065
GBP £910
NZD $1,755
ZAR R15,780
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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Winter Slovakian Family Holiday

8 days from
USD $1,810
CAD $1,865
AUD $1,830
EUR €1,235
GBP £1,070
NZD $2,035
ZAR R18,330
CHF FR1,495

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

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Slovakia Family Holiday

8 days from
USD $1,520
CAD $1,560
AUD $1,530
EUR €1,050
GBP £885
NZD $1,705
ZAR R15,275
CHF FR1,260

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

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Malta and Gozo Family Holiday

8 days from
USD $1,045
CAD $1,079
AUD $1,058
EUR €720
GBP £612
NZD $1,177
ZAR R10,591
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 $1,710
CAD $1,765
AUD $1,730
EUR €1,165
GBP £1,000
NZD $1,925
ZAR R17,305
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 $2,090
CAD $2,155
AUD $2,135
EUR €1,440
GBP £1,205
NZD $2,360
ZAR R21,135
CHF FR1,745

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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Croatia Family Sailing - Dubrovnik - Dubrovnik

8 days from

Sail Croatia's beautiful Adriatic coast on this aquatic adventure from Dubrovnik to Trogir. Get a taste of Croatia's...

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Cambodia Family Holiday

8 days from
USD $740
CAD $775
AUD $750
EUR €515
GBP £435
NZD $835
ZAR R7,485
CHF FR625

Encounter Cambodia's complex history and welcoming culture on a small-group family adventure travelling from Phnom...

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Tunisia Family Holiday

8 days from
USD $1,395
CAD $1,420
AUD $1,410
EUR €965
GBP £810
NZD $1,570
ZAR R14,135
CHF FR1,160

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

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Galapagos Family Holiday

8 days from
USD $2,860
CAD $2,961
AUD $2,909
EUR €1,998
GBP £1,684
NZD $3,229
ZAR R29,020
CHF FR2,419

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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