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10% OFF family holidays

Your sense of adventure doesn’t disappear just because you have kids, so why should your summer holidays be limited to the usual suspects? This year, summer means family adventure done right

Tracking Bengal tigers in the jungles of Rajasthan, sailing a yacht with the kids off the Amalfi Coast or swapping campfire stories with the Bushmen of the Kalahari. We’ve got child-friendly leaders to handle all the nitty gritty stuff (plus swimming pools on standby). Your job is simple: relax. 

Lock in an Intrepid family trip before 16 June 2017 and we’ll knock 10% OFF the price (for travel before 31 August 2017). Summer holidays never looked so good.  

Book now to save big on the best life lessons that money can buy.

 

It's a family thing Terms & Conditions:

  1. Only valid on new bookings departing between 1 May 2017 and 31 August 2017, not combinable with any other offer including loyalty. 
  2. Trips must be booked between 1 May 2017 and 16 June 2017
  3. Discount only applies to the land portion of the trip and cannot be applied to flights, insurance, or any additional services.
  4. A deposit of GBP200,EUR250,ZAR4000  is required at the time of booking. 
  5. Full payment is required at least 60 days prior to travel.
  6. There will be no extensions to the travel, booking or payment periods listed above.
  7. Intrepid Travel's Booking Conditions will also apply to the trip booked, and it is imperative that you examine those conditions before booking with Intrepid Travel. The most up to date Booking Conditions are accessible at http://www.intrepidtravel.com/booking-intrepid/booking-conditions
  8. The trip is subject to availability and confirmation by Intrepid Travel at time of booking.
  9. This offer is not valid in Germany and Switzerland.

 

Asia family holidays

13 Days From $1,547

Experience the Asia of old on a family adventure that captures the spirit of Vietnam....

13 Days From $2,230

Experience Vietnamese customs and charms on a 13-day family adventure from Hanoi to Ho...

10 Days From $1,349

Take an action-packed family tour of India, following tiger trails, visiting Delhi and...

11 Days From $2,360

Travel to Borneo to visit orangutan sanctuaries and explore lush jungles. See the best...

12 Days From $1,952

Discover incredible sights, culture and history on a fantastic family holiday to...

14 Days From $3,372

Travel to the land of the dragon and explore Beijing, Xi'an, Yangshuo, Chengdu and Hong...

9 Days From $1,385

Get the most out of your family getaway by cycling, kayaking, walking and cruising...

8 Days From $1,260

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

11 Days From $4,196

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

16 Days From $3,425

Combine the excitement of Vietnam with the friendly warmth of Cambodia for an exotic...

11 Days From $4,196

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

10 Days From $2,670

Discover the best that Borneo has to offer on this unforgettable family adventure...

15 Days From $3,380

Experience the sights, smells and tastes of Southeast Asia on a family tour through...

14 Days From $3,325

Explore the man-made wonders of India with the family, visiting Delhi, Agra and Jaipur,...

9 Days From $1,457

Take in the sights of Bangkok and Chiang Mai on this active family adventure tour,...

11 Days From $2,533

Experience trekking in the Himalayas with an experienced guide and explore the...

10 Days From $1,920

Your whole family will love this incredible sensory adventure into the diverse life of...

 

Africa family holidays

10 Days From $5,565

Take the family on an unforgettable Tanzanian adventure. Search the wilds of Saadani...

8 Days From $835

Travel to Morocco and embark on a family adventure. Take a tour of Marrakech, relax on...

12 Days From $2,245

Enjoy this Teenage Family Adventure, while hiking, canoeing, snorkeling, rafting,...

8 Days From $2,835

Track your way across the plains of Kenya on this thrilling safari, covering Nairobi,...

8 Days From $2,650

Track your way across the plains of Kenya on this thrilling safari, covering Nairobi,...

8 Days From $950

Board the ‘ship of the desert’ and enjoy an unforgettable camel trek through the Sahara...

7 Days From $1,195

Treat the family to a different side of mystical Morocco, exploring Marrakech,...

19 Days From $6,421

Take your tribe to explore the wilds of Southern Africa. Travel through Zimbabwe,...

17 Days From $7,151

Visit Kenya, tour Tanzania and relax on Zanzibar beaches. Spot wildlife on the...

 

North Africa & Middle East family holidays

9 Days From $1,415

Travel to Egypt and see the Pyramids and the Great Sphinx in Giza. Cruise down the Nile...

8 Days From $1,925

Discover lost cities on a family adventure in Jordan. From the capital Amman to the...

8 Days From $1,790

Discover lost cities on a family adventure in Jordan. From the capital Amman to the...

 

Europe family holidays

8 Days From $1,079

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

8 Days From $2,646

Travel to Italy on a family holiday with a difference. Climb volcanoes, see ancient...

7 Days From $3,650

Discover why Iceland is known as the land of fire and ice on this spectacular holiday....

8 Days From $2,240

Discover Croatia with hiking in the Paklenica and Plitvice Lakes National Parks, and...

9 Days From $2,930

Take your family on a Croatian adventure following the Dalmatian coast from Dubrovnik...

8 Days From $3,130

Travel to the Azores Islands on a unique family adventure. Swim with dolphins off the...

8 Days From $1,190

The family will love exploring Turkey’s coast, whether it’s walking through ruins in...

8 Days From $1,292

Conquer the three islands of the Maltese archipelago on this delightful Family...

8 Days From $2,050

Hike, bike and raft on this exhilarating family adventure through Slovenia, covering...

8 Days From $1,905

Hike, bike and raft on this exhilarating family adventure through Slovenia, covering...

8 Days From $2,610

The snowy Tatra mountains make a magical backdrop to a family winter holiday with a...

8 Days From $4,455

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

 

The Americas family holidays

15 Days From $4,320

This family trip to Costa Rica has been crafted to balance organised activities and...

8 Days From $3,135

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

11 Days From $2,750

Travel to Cuba and uncover the many layers of this intriguing nation. Visit iconic...

10 Days From $3,865

Visit Peru on this Family Adventure, travelling through Lima, Cuzco and Aguas Calientes...

8 Days From $3,107

Take your family on a holiday with a difference to the Galapagos Islands. Snorkel with...

14 Days From $3,468

Travel to South America and visit Peru on a family adventure through Lima,...

15 Days From $5,680

Explore buzzing cities and get active in America’s big backyard. Walk the famous...

 

How to book

Online

Not everybody enjoys chatting on the phone. In fact, some of us positively detest it - that awkward moment where you both speak at the same time. The lack of eye contact. The inability to rely on your charismatic mannerisms and traffic-stopping good looks.

Well, no more shall you be put through the agonising punishment of having to speak to a real human being. No more leaving awkward voicemails, waiting for them to call back, wondering if you left a contact number, and finally calling back and leaving another voicemail with your details. Again.

No, instead, you can utilise the effortless exchange of the online booking engine. That's right Gen-Y: you can now travel the world with nothing more than the click of a mouse. So once you've made up your mind about where you want to be, hit the big 'book now' button and enjoy absolutely no awkward silences.

 

By Phone - 0808 274 5111 (UK)

Some people love it. Some people hate it. But there's no escaping the fact that the telephone has a successful reputation of getting the job done. No hiding behind metaphors or prose. No misconstruing the intention of a sentence. No waiting for someone to get back to you after you emailed them days ago. Just unadulterated communication, an elegant evolution of the tin-can-string-tin-can theory. So let's talk about your next adventure.

 

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.

 

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. For more information, contact one of our travel experts or your travel agent.

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.

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!