We’ve got nothing against beach resorts (everyone should be exposed to all-you-can-drink fruit smoothies once in their life), but feel travel should be more than the quest for the perfect tan. Enter Intrepid beach breaks. We take the crystal waters and chalk-white sands you love, then build an adventure around them. It might be orangutan spotting in the wilds of Sabah, channelling some peaceful vibes in an Ubud temple or a Bedouin camel safari in Jordan. The point is: beaches are just the beginning. 

And to celebrate all things sandy, salty and photogenic we’re offering 15% OFF our top beach and beyond adventures. All you have to do is travel before 30 September 2015. Get that sunscreen ready – this offer ends 15 June.

Quote promo code 11936

Terms & Conditions

Azure adventures

We usually don’t use the word azure unless it’s absolutely necessary. But when it comes to glittering seas off the French Riviera, Thailand’s turquoise shallows or a sky-blue cay in a Cuban archipelago, no other word really cuts it. These are your classic beach breaks (Intrepid style): plenty of sun, salt and sand, with a healthy dash of adventure thrown in. 

10 Days From £930

Soak up the laidback lifestyle on Australia's West Coast from Perth to Broome. From...

10 Days From £890

Visit Thailand, a country with all the ingredients for a holiday in paradise. Pristine...

8 Days From £741

Embrace Mediterranean life while sailing along the French Riviera, taking in the high...

Full-throttle beach breaks

Countries like India and Sri Lanka live with the colour and crowds turned up to the max, so it’s nice to balance that infectious energy with some well-earned R&R beneath the swaying palms of Negombo beach or the jungle-covered bluffs of Varkala. If you’re after a good mix of chaos, culture and cool, these are the trips for you. 

15 Days From £769

See the best of Morocco from Casablanca to Marrakech. Admire the city of Fes, see the...

15 Days From £1,590

Escape to Cuba on an exotic getaway through the sizzling streets of sultry Havana, soak...

17 Days From £1,585

Experience Brazilian beaches, Uruguayan home cooking and vibrant Argentinean culture on...

14 Days From £1,250

From Jakarta to Mt Bromo, Seloliman to Ubud, this tour of Indonesia reveals a nation...

A walk on the wild side

Beach wildlife doesn’t have to be limited to seagulls and the odd washed-up jellyfish. We’ve designed a range of trips that combine phenomenal coastlines with the world’s most iconic wildlife experiences. Example? Try kicking back on the white sands of a Mozambique beach camp before heading inland to track black rhino in Kruger National Park. 

10 Days From £2,101

Amazing wildlife, both on land and underwater, is the drawcard of the remote Galapagos...

9 Days From £566

Travel to Kruger National Park on an out-of-this-world African safari, visit Swaziland,...

13 Days From £774

From the mountains to the sea, this Costa Rica and Panama tour is a real adventure from...

Coasts with culture

Never fear, culture vultures, we haven’t forgotten you. It’s probably no coincidence that many ancient civilisations built their temples so close to great beaches. Even the Aztecs liked to relax. Check out cliff-top ruins above the beaches of Mexico or cool off in the waters of Jordan’s Red Sea before hopping on a camel and trekking to the lost city of Petra. 

16 Days From £765

Discover the beautiful landscapes of southern India on a fascinating journey from the...

9 Days From £980

Follow in the footsteps of prophets on an adventure tour through Jordan and Egypt....

14 Days From £940

See the Best of Cambodia on a trip from the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh, via the...

Inspiration from our blog

Feb 19, 2017

The 5 best beaches in the Middle East

We're betting when you think beaches, you don't think Egypt, Israel and Oman....

Jan 19, 2016

Spice island: 5 reasons Zanzibar should be on...

It's time to follow the trade winds and make tracks to the spice island of...

May 02, 2015

Sandsational: these are the world’s 7 best beaches

Picking the world’s best beach is a bit like arguing why your favourite colour...

Get the latest travel deals, travel stories & inspiration straight to your inbox.


Day trips with Urban Adventures

From a couple of hours to a whole day, an Urban Adventure is the best way to explore a destination in a short space of time. With a local guide and a small group, you will be sure to discover the places that only #localsknow
Book now for 20% OFF all Urban Adventures departures in August. Quote promo code 20010

Zesty Zanzibar

Foodies rejoice! Your favourite cooking element takes centre stage in this Zanzibar food tour of the local spice culture. We’ll take you beyond the shaker to a spice farm to sample the best “Spice Island” has to offer.
Find out more

Kochi bike and backwaters

Embrace both pedal and paddle on this Kochi bike tour that cruises down to the beautiful backwaters of India, stops at a local’s house for lunch, and glides through the picturesque rivers of Ezhupunna. Not to mention the beaches, fisherman’s farms, and villages we’ll check out on the way. We couldn’t fit more into this tour even if we wanted to!
Find out more

Halong Bay

There's a reason Halong Bay is one of the most photographed places in Vietnam - it's ridiculously beautiful. Hop on a traditional junk, glide through the azure waters with a drink in one hand, and a spot of seafood in the other. There's no better way to travel Halong Bay!
Find out more

All the way to Alajuela

Escape San Jose for the day and head to nearby Alajuela, a smaller city but with big things to see. You’ll wander the streets and see the local side of life, from the neighbourhood market to traditional cantinas. Finish it all off with your head in the clouds in the cloud forest at Poás Volcano National Park.
Find out more