Walking & Trekking holidays

Each journey may begin with a single step, but some require a few more steps than others. These are our walking and trekking trips. Here’s the idea: we provide you with expert trail guides, accommodation and porters (where necessary); you bring your legs and a sense of adventure. From the frosted peak of Kilimanjaro and Patagonia’s windswept trails to a more sedate stroll through the rice fields of Vietnam, there’s a calf-stretching trip to suit every level of fitness and expertise. All you have to do is put one foot in front of the other.

Walking vs trekking

Walking

If conquering mountain peaks and fighting the elements sounds a tad extreme for what is, essentially, a holiday – never fear. We’ve got a range of walking trips designed to stretch the legs without making them feel like they’re about to fall off. Hike the grasslands of northern Thailand, wander through rice paddies in Mai Chau or amble along Turkey’s famous Lycian Way. It’s a simple recipe: fresh air, the wild outdoors and not a basecamp in sight.

Trekking

When does a walk become a trek? Probably somewhere between your first yak sighting and that moment when you realise all this mist is made of clouds. Our trekking trips cover some of the most famous routes on the planet – Kilimanjaro, Annapurna, Basecamp, the Inca Trail – but that doesn’t put them out of reach for the eagre novice. All you need is a sturdy pair of boots, a bit of pre-trip training and the best guides in the business. That’s where we come in.

Charity treks

This year we’re running a number of fundraising trips on behalf of The Intrepid Foundation, a not-for-profit company assisting NGOs with some fantastic initiatives. The money you raise for these trips will directly finance The Intrepid Foundation projects all over the world, from underprivileged villagers along the Kokoda Track to remote communities in the Nepalese Himalayas. You’ll visit some of these projects in the flesh and see first hand the lives your money has helped improve.

All you have to do is book a trip and begin your fundraising campaign. How you do this is up to you, but we’ve got some info below to get you started.  Check out the trips below or read more about full range here.
 


 

All our walking and trekking trips

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12
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USD $1,220
CAD $1,480
AUD $1,565
EUR €1,015
GBP £795
NZD $1,680
ZAR R17,960
CHF FR1,125
An adrenaline charged tour of Turkey. Visit the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, tour Anzac Cove and hike the Turquoise Coast...
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CAD $3,115
AUD $3,290
EUR €2,135
GBP £1,685
NZD $3,535
ZAR R37,755
CHF FR2,365
To hike Kilimanjaro is to conquer the highest peak in Africa. Travel up the mighty Mt Kilimanjaro with experienced...
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USD $395
CAD $455
AUD $475
EUR €335
GBP £245
NZD $520
ZAR R4,470
CHF FR345
Travel to Chiang Mai and trek through northern Thailand to discover hilltribe culture, village life and local...
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CAD $1,750
AUD $1,850
EUR €1,195
GBP £945
NZD $1,990
ZAR R21,230
CHF FR1,330
Jump aboard an active tour of Northern Thailand. Visit Bangkok, explore Chiang Mai, take a hilltribe trek and kayak...
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CAD $4,815
AUD $5,004
EUR €3,465
GBP £2,569
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CHF FR3,546
Trek through South America's Patagonia region on an overland trip to Chile and Argentina. Discover the beauty and...
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CAD $1,070
AUD $1,125
EUR €795
GBP £585
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CHF FR815
Walk, ride and raft in the outdoor paradise that is the Pyrenees. Visit Andorra, bike through the Iron Route,...
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CAD $1,669
AUD $1,764
EUR €1,275
GBP £995
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CHF FR1,410
Travel to Peru and retrace the steps of the Inca, Peru's fascinating ancient civilisation. Follow Inca traditions...
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CHF FR1,855
Experience trekking in the Himalayas with an experienced guide and explore the Annapurna Mountains. Along the way,...
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CAD $2,130
AUD $2,250
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CHF FR1,615
This Sabah Adventure tour through the Borneo wilderness will truly capture your imagination. Climb Mt Kinabalu and...
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CAD $1,336
AUD $1,287
EUR €935
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CHF FR980
Travel to Peru to discover the Inca, Peru's ancient civilisation. Trek or train to Machu Picchu, drive through the...
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CAD $5,160
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GBP £2,790
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CHF FR3,915
Travel to Africa and visit the Serengeti and Kilimanjaro. From Nairobi in Kenya to the Serengeti National Park and Mt...
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CHF FR4,950
Travel to Africa and visit the Serengeti, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar. From Nairobi in Kenya to the Serengeti National...
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CHF FR4,265
Travel to Africa and visit the Serengeti and Kilimanjaro. From Nairobi in Kenya to the Serengeti National Park and Mt...
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This comprehensive New Zealand tour captures the best of both the North and South Islands. Visit attractions like Mt...
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Travel to the Galapagos Islands from Quito, Ecuador. Tour the Galapagos' highlights from Isla San Cristobal to Isla...
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Venture into the lush environs of Mai Chau and enjoy two days of cycling through remote villages, witnessing lush...
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Trekking in Chiang Mai, explore Thailand's lush jungle areas, go rafting on the Mae Taeng river - visit Thailand on...
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Travel to Ecuador and the wildlife-rich shores of the Galapagos Islands. Then visit Peru and embark on an Inca Trail...
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Visit South America and travel through Peru from Cuzco to Lima. Follow the Inca Trail, visit Machu Picchu, explore...
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Trek to the summit of Mt Toubkal, North Africa’s highest peak, on this Moroccan adventure that will also have you...
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CAD $397
AUD $420
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CHF FR302
Trek through Vietnam's mountainous region in the north-west to experience hiltribe culture and ancient customs, and...
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Explore Kata Tjuta, be captivated by an Uluru sunset, walk through Kings Canyon and te Western MacDonnell Ranges.
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CAD $1,225
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CHF FR930
This 3 Day Uluru Adventure is the ideal short trip for those wanting to experience the Australian outback in a narrow...
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CHF FR2,165
Walk the pilgrim’s trail on the Camino de Santiago across northern Spain. Get arty at the Guggenheim, go rafting in...
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CAD $3,190
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GBP £1,735
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CHF FR2,420
To hike Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro is to conquer the highest peak in Africa. Trek with our experienced guides...
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CAD $3,420
AUD $3,660
EUR €2,535
GBP £1,880
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CHF FR2,595
Journey out from Kathmandu to the rugged Himalaya. Follow the footsteps of Hillary up to Everest Base Camp and trek...
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CAD $3,780
AUD $3,990
EUR €2,595
GBP £2,070
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CHF FR2,870
The Aussie outback is calling on this awesome 4x4 tour of Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Explore the...
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CAD $718
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This is the ideal short trip for those wanting to experience the Australian Outback in a narrow time frame. Visit...
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CAD $1,315
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Get a fix of tropical Australia in Cairns and the Atherton Tablelands, then hit the road west through the Outback to...
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Journey through Australia’s outback wonders on a seven-day adventure into the Red Centre. From Adelaide, visit Lake...
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Discover the wild heart of the Australian Outback through the mighty Kimberleys and down along Western Australia's...
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Fly into Yulara and straight to Uluru, Kings Canyon, Litchfield and Kakadu to the eclectic city of Darwin on this...
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Venture into the Northern Territory's Western MacDonnell Ranges and visit Ormiston Gorge, Ellery Creek and Simpsons Gap.
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CAD $1,315
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CHF FR995
This Rock to Reef is tailored for those people wanting to get off the beaten track and tick off two major things on...
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Discover the wild heart of the Australian Outback through the mighty Kimberleys and down along Western Australia's...
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CAD $467
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Travel to Nepal and hike the Annapurnas. Travel from Pokhara to the Modi Valley, trekking to Siklis and Ghalegaun...
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CAD $2,085
AUD $2,190
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GBP £1,135
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CHF FR1,575
Journey from outback Alice Springs via Uluru, Kings Canyon, Litchfield and Kakadu to the eclectic city of Darwin on...
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Explore Kata Tjuta, be captivated by an Uluru sunset, walk through Kings Canyon, and explore the lesser-visited gem...
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CAD $1,640
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CHF FR1,245
Based in Bled, hike Mt Vogel, bike through Triglav National Park and raft the rapids of the Sava Dolinka River. There...
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Amazing wildlife, both on land and underwater, is the drawcard of the remote Galapagos Islands. Tour the Galapagos'...
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Journey from the eclectic city of Darwin to Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks and fly south to Alice Springs and...
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CAD $2,943
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Discover Peru in depth on this adventure tour through Peru that ends in La Paz, Boliva. Trek the Inca Trail, marvel...
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AUD $712
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Journey from the Red Centre to Adelaide. Watch the sun set over Uluru, trek through Kings Canyon and visit the ‘Opal...
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CHF FR1,360
Pump up the octane on this active Croatia adventure. Enjoy hiking, mountain biking, trekking, whitewater rafting and...
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CHF FR3,220
Visit South America and travel to Patagonia to experience the 'W' Trek in Torres del Paine National Park. Experience...
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Start in the Far North in Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks, heading all the way to the beautiful South and the...
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CAD $1,320
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Experience the boundlessly welcoming and friendly nature of the ethnic hill tribe people as you take in the small...
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Soak up the laidback lifestyle on Australia's West Coast from Perth to Broome. From isolated beaches to vibrant reefs...
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CAD $2,175
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Mountains, forests and beaches – soak up the spectacular scenery of Italy’s Amalfi Coast on this walking tour through...
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Discover beautiful Tasmania on this nature-filled journey. Uncover historic towns like Richmond, Strahan and Bothwell...
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CAD $2,415
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Take the ultimate trek. Walk in the Himalayas surrounded by some of the most incredible scenery on Earth. This is...
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Travel through Australia's Flinders Ranges and the famous Oodnadatta Track to the dusty Red Centre and tropical Top End
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CAD $1,615
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CHF FR1,225
Soak up the laid-back lifestyle of Australia's West Coast. From isolated beaches and vibrant reefs to red desert...
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Pamper the appetite and treat the senses on this exquisite journey through Italy’s Lake District and the staggering...
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AUD $1,730
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Go trekking in Nepal on an adventure that takes you around the Annapurna Circuit. From Kathmandu to Pokhara,...
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CAD $3,780
AUD $3,990
EUR €2,590
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CHF FR2,870
Approach Mt Kilimanjaro from the north for the opportunity to see amazing mountainside African animals – monkeys and...
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CAD $660
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This 3 Day Uluru Adventure is the ideal short trip for those wanting to experience the Australian outback in a narrow...
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CAD $945
AUD $994
EUR €702
GBP £513
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CHF FR720
Explore Kata Tjuta, be captivated by an Uluru sunset, walk through Kings Canyon and visit the little talked about gem...
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Journey from outback Alice Springs via Uluru, Kings Canyon, Litchfield, Kakadu and Katherine to the eclectic city of...
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CAD $3,640
AUD $3,442
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CHF FR2,765
Travel to South America and visit Peru on a family adventure through Lima, Ollantaytambo and Cuzco. Tour Peru and...

 

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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Our Walking trips score an average of 4.82 out of 5 based on 773 reviews in the last year.

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