Short breaks

Whether it's the ultimate holiday add-on or a mini adventure you seek, Intrepid's Short Break Adventures are sure to tick all the boxes. They are loaded with value, take the hassle out of planning and help you squeeze every last drop out of your next trip away.

Short Breaks are the ideal add-on to a longer holiday – or a mini adventure of their own. With a duration of 2-8 days, they range from beach breaks to guided excursions, or are centred around an experience like hiking or cooking. Departures are frequent and usually guaranteed. Short Breaks are slightly different to our group tours, with the idea being that you maintain a level of independence during down time e.g. at night. You'll most likely travel on a join-in basis, which means you may or may not be joined by others for activities and transportation, depending on demand. However, we do offer some independent options where you'll travel on your own or with your own party.

 

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Asia

Remember that dream? The one that began on a pearly white beach fringed by waters of sapphire blue. Where waves of incense flooded tiny laneways, and in a small village, a rooster crowed until the rice fields were bathed in warm sunlight. But this is no dream. This is Asia - and it will take your breath away

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2
FROM
USD $137
CAD $165
AUD $175
EUR €112
GBP £90
NZD $187
ZAR R2,007
CHF FR125
Visit Gallipoli and tour Anzac Cove, Lone Pine, The Nek and other places of historical significance associated with...
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2
FROM
USD $190
CAD $232
AUD $235
EUR €160
GBP £125
NZD $260
ZAR R2,350
CHF FR175
See local industry, beautiful islands and what life is like along the mighty Mekong while spending the night with a...
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2
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USD $195
CAD $230
AUD $240
EUR €165
GBP £125
NZD $265
ZAR R2,260
CHF FR175
Cast away on a traditional junk boat and set sail through hundreds of limestone karsts at stunning Halong Bay. Relax...
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3
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USD $295
CAD $335
AUD $350
EUR €245
GBP £180
NZD $385
ZAR R3,290
CHF FR255
Take a delicious food-based tour of Delhi discovering markets, specialty dishes, sights and culture that makes this...
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2
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USD $240
CAD $280
AUD $295
EUR €195
GBP £155
NZD $325
ZAR R2,770
CHF FR215
Take a bite out of Bangkok on this short but sweet amble through this culinary city. From famous street stalls to...
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2
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USD $235
CAD $285
AUD $300
EUR €195
GBP £152
NZD $322
ZAR R3,005
CHF FR215
Venture into the lush environs of Mai Chau and enjoy two days of cycling through remote villages, witnessing lush...
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3
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USD $382
AUD $490
CAD $462
NZD $527
GBP £250
ZAR R5,622
EUR €317
CHF FR352
Discover the secrets of Angkor on an Intrepid tour through Cambodia's temples of Angkor Wat. Glimpse Cambodian life...
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3
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USD $327
CAD $397
AUD $420
EUR €272
GBP £215
NZD $452
ZAR R4,820
CHF FR302
Get behind the scenes of Istanbul’s abundant food scene and discover all the secret spots to taste the city’s best...
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5
FROM
USD $327
CAD $397
AUD $420
EUR €272
GBP £215
NZD $452
ZAR R4,280
CHF FR302
Trek through Vietnam's mountainous region in the north-west to experience hiltribe culture and ancient customs, and...
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4
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USD $470
CAD $550
AUD $575
EUR €395
GBP £295
NZD $630
ZAR R5,390
CHF FR415
Travel to Nepal and visit the Chitwan National Park for a spectacular wildlife experience. Travel from Kathmandu into...
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5
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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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4
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USD $360
CAD $425
AUD $445
EUR €315
GBP £230
NZD $495
ZAR R4,190
CHF FR320
Travel to Nepal and visit Kathmandu for a spectacular Himalayan experience. Trek from Shivapuri to Bhaktapur, meet...
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3
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USD $395
CAD $460
AUD $485
EUR €345
GBP £250
NZD $530
ZAR R4,560
CHF FR350
Help feed and bathe Chiang Mai elephants at a rescue centre dedicated to helping Thailand's working elephants. See...
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3
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USD $307
CAD $370
AUD $390
EUR €257
GBP £195
NZD $425
ZAR R3,670
CHF FR280
Visit India and travel from Delhi to Agra. Travel to the Taj Mahal and Agra’s Red Fort, taste Indian cuisine and...
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3
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USD $330
CAD $385
AUD $405
EUR €295
GBP £195
NZD $445
ZAR R3,790
CHF FR295
This tour is a great way to extend your time in Varanasi. Lift your spirits as you float on the Ganges, marvel at the...
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4
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USD $370
CAD $435
AUD $455
EUR €320
GBP £235
NZD $495
ZAR R4,280
CHF FR330
Trekking in Chiang Mai, explore Thailand's lush jungle areas, go rafting on the Mae Taeng river - visit Thailand on...
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3
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USD $555
CAD $655
AUD $685
EUR €485
GBP £355
NZD $750
ZAR R6,440
CHF FR495
Travel to Thailand and experience the bustling streets of Bangkok and the ancient ruins of Ayutthaya before heading...
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5
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USD $387
CAD $467
AUD $495
EUR €322
GBP £252
NZD $532
ZAR R5,680
CHF FR355
Travel to Nepal and hike the Annapurnas. Travel from Pokhara to the Modi Valley, trekking to Siklis and Ghalegaun...
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4
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USD $402
CAD $480
AUD $505
EUR €335
GBP £260
NZD $552
ZAR R4,750
CHF FR365
See the contrasts of city and river life around Ho Chi Minh City on this exciting short break, discovering incredible...
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3
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USD $545
CAD $640
AUD $670
EUR €475
GBP £345
NZD $735
ZAR R6,290
CHF FR495
Travel to Thailand’s north on this tour to the famous Golden Triangle. Explore northern Thailand's Chiang Mai and the...
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4
FROM
USD $450
CAD $530
AUD $555
EUR €395
GBP £295
NZD $595
ZAR R5,220
CHF FR395
Start this odyssey in the impressive imperial capital of Hue, then travel to to the beguiling city of Hoi An. Be...
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4
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USD $565
CAD $660
AUD $695
EUR €495
GBP £360
NZD $760
ZAR R6,540
CHF FR495
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USD $970
CAD $1,140
AUD $1,195
EUR €845
NZD $1,310
GBP £620
ZAR R11,240
CHF FR865
Travel to Nepal and visit Kathmandu before venturing out into the Nepalese countryside to experience the Himalayas,...
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4
FROM
USD $1,692
CAD $1,982
AUD $2,080
EUR €1,470
GBP £1,077
NZD $2,282
ZAR R19,557
CHF FR1,505
From Tokyo’s neon-lit streets to the peace and quiet of majestic Mt Fuji, experience an action-packed short break in...

Africa

From the stampeding wildebeest of the Serengeti to the forces of nature at Zimbabwe’s Vic Falls, Africa is where Mother Nature parades her finest wares at every opportunity. Trek through rainforests and steamy jungles, meet majestic Maasai warriors and trace the inscriptions of ancient civilisations - the impressiveness of this continent simply knows no bounds!

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USD $395
CAD $460
AUD $485
EUR €345
GBP £250
NZD $530
ZAR R4,560
CHF FR350
If white-sand beaches, crystal-clear lagoons and daily massages are your cup of tea, this is the perfect relaxing...
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4
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USD $475
CAD $577
AUD $610
EUR €395
GBP £312
NZD $655
ZAR R7,000
CHF FR437
Answer the call of the Kruger, South Africa's vast and famous game park that is teeming with wildlife. Tour the...
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3
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USD $665
CAD $775
AUD $815
EUR €575
GBP £425
NZD $895
ZAR R7,660
CHF FR595
Head out into the wilds of Kruger National Park on thrilling game drives. Stay in comfortable lodge accommodation,...
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4
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USD $565
CAD $660
AUD $695
EUR €495
GBP £360
NZD $760
ZAR R6,540
CHF FR495
Situated on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe the Victoria Falls are over a kilometre long and over 100 metres high....
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USD $810
CAD $947
AUD $995
EUR €702
GBP £515
NZD $1,090
ZAR R9,355
CHF FR720
No holiday to South Africa is complete without a safari in Kruger Park. Spot wild animals through the trees and relax...
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4
FROM
USD $720
AUD $885
CAD $845
NZD $970
GBP £460
ZAR R8,320
EUR €625
CHF FR640
Take a relaxing break on the island of Zanzibar. Swim, snorkel or dive into azure waters; savour the smell of exotic...
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5
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USD $955
CAD $1,120
AUD $1,175
EUR €830
GBP £595
NZD $1,295
ZAR R11,050
CHF FR850
Experience South Africa's Kruger Park and surrounding region on this five-day tour. Travel through Kruger on...
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3
FROM
USD $765
CAD $895
AUD $940
EUR €665
GBP £495
NZD $1,030
ZAR R8,840
CHF FR680
Explore the stunning red dunes of Soussusvlei with this short break out from Namibia’s capital of Windhoek.
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6
FROM
USD $950
CAD $1,095
AUD $1,165
EUR €825
GBP £595
NZD $1,280
ZAR R10,950
CHF FR840
Discover towering limestone shards, magnificent baobab trees and slow, meandering rivers on this Madagascan adventure.
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3
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USD $1,035
CAD $1,215
AUD $1,275
EUR €895
GBP £660
NZD $1,395
ZAR R11,990
CHF FR920
Travel to Kenya and visit Nairobi. Embark on a journey across the Great Rift Valley to the Masai Mara National Park...
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5
FROM
USD $1,055
CAD $1,235
AUD $1,295
EUR €915
GBP £670
NZD $1,420
ZAR R12,180
CHF FR935
Travel to South Africa with Intrepid travel to discover the wonders of Cape Town and the regional Winelands. Explore...
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11
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USD $2,275
CAD $2,660
AUD $2,795
EUR €1,975
GBP £1,450
NZD $3,065
ZAR R26,280
CHF FR2,020
Enjoy the African wilds on a safari in Kruger, travel along the breathtaking Drakensberg Escarpment, then hit the...
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11
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USD $2,680
CAD $3,140
AUD $3,295
EUR €2,325
GBP £1,710
NZD $3,615
ZAR R30,980
CHF FR2,380
Enjoy the African wilds on a safari in Kruger, travel along the breathtaking Drakensberg Escarpment, then hit the...
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4
FROM
USD $2,435
CAD $2,855
AUD $2,995
EUR €2,115
GBP £1,555
NZD $3,295
ZAR R28,160
CHF FR2,165
Feel the African wild on this exploration of Tanzania’s Selous National Park. Come face-to-face with iconic animals...
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4
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USD $2,140
AUD $2,740
CAD $2,595
NZD $2,945
GBP £1,402
ZAR R31,442
EUR €1,780
CHF FR1,970
Discover the wonders of Tanzania – the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park – on this four-day Short Break.
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4
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USD $2,995
CAD $3,520
AUD $3,695
EUR €2,610
GBP £1,915
NZD $4,055
ZAR R34,740
CHF FR2,670
Visit Rwanda and travel through some of Africa's most incredible landscapes. Explore Kigali, Lake Kivu and enjoy a...

Central & South America

From the glamour and sheen of ‘The Land of Hopes and Dreams’ to the crumbling Mayan ruins of Mexico and the pulsating dancefloors of Rio De Janeiro - the America’s dish up two hemispheres worth of must-see sights and fun-filled sideshows.

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USD $75
CAD $95
AUD $91
EUR €65
GBP £45
NZD $95
ZAR R8,090
CHF FR65
Travel from Puno to Lake Titicaca and take a boat ride on the world's highest navigable lake. Spend time with locals...
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3
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USD $175
CAD $212
AUD $225
EUR €145
GBP £115
NZD $242
ZAR R2,582
CHF FR162
Get straight to the fiery heart of Argentina with this Buenos Aires Stopover. Tour this fascinating city and explore...
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3
FROM
USD $270
CAD $327
AUD $345
EUR €225
GBP £177
NZD $370
ZAR R3,960
CHF FR247
From Santiago's historical centre to a celebrated nearby winery, this captivating stopover shows you the wealth of...
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3
FROM
USD $272
CAD $320
AUD $335
EUR €237
GBP £172
NZD $367
ZAR R3,150
CHF FR242
Travel to Patagonia to view the magnificent icy highways of the Perito Moreno Glacier – one of the most visited...
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3
FROM
USD $300
CAD $365
AUD $385
EUR €250
GBP £197
NZD $412
ZAR R4,417
CHF FR277
Enjoy a short but action-filled tour of Rio. Take in the iconic sights, including the stunning beaches of Ipanema,...
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4
FROM
USD $395
CAD $470
AUD $495
EUR €350
GBP £255
NZD $545
ZAR R4,655
CHF FR360
Enjoy a slice of Caribbean paradise on this Antigua trip that takes in a chocolate making course, a visit to a coffee...
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2
FROM
USD $292
CAD $342
AUD $360
EUR €255
GBP £187
NZD $395
ZAR R3,385
CHF FR260
Spend the night in Foz do Iguazu, and enjoy day tours of Iguazu Falls. Visit both the Argentinean and Brazilian sides...
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4
FROM
USD $455
CAD $535
AUD $560
EUR €395
GBP £295
NZD $615
ZAR R5,450
CHF FR395
Explore culture, history, arts and sights on this short stint in Mexico City. Visit Teotihuacan, Templo Mayor,...
DAYS
4
FROM
USD $382
CAD $462
AUD $490
EUR €317
GBP £250
NZD $527
ZAR R5,622
CHF FR352
Journey through the Amazon Jungle in Peru and discover stunning wildlife and friendly locals. Cruise the Amazon River...
DAYS
3
FROM
USD $485
CAD $565
AUD $595
EUR €420
GBP £295
NZD $655
ZAR R5,590
CHF FR430
Get under the skin of Santiago on this adventure that takes in vibrant backstreet bars, unsurpassed neighbourhoods on...
DAYS
3
FROM
USD $345
CAD $405
AUD $425
EUR €300
GBP £220
NZD $465
ZAR R3,995
CHF FR307
Get straight to the fiery heart of Argentina with this Buenos Aires Stopover. Tour this fascinating city and explore...
DAYS
3
FROM
USD $425
CAD $495
AUD $520
EUR €365
GBP £270
NZD $570
ZAR R4,890
CHF FR375
Travel to Lima for a true Peruvian culinary experience. Visit a pisco bodega, take a cooking class and wander through...
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6
FROM
USD $525
CAD $615
AUD $645
EUR €455
GBP £335
NZD $695
ZAR R8,930
CHF FR465
Get way out of town and head into the Amazon on this unique Ecuador community experience. Learn about local life, see...
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2
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USD $595
CAD $695
AUD $720
EUR €507
GBP £375
NZD $795
ZAR R8,090
CHF FR520
Visit South America and travel through Peru. Tour Cuzco, the Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo, Aguas Calientes and Machu...
DAYS
3
FROM
USD $485
CAD $567
AUD $595
EUR €420
GBP £307
NZD $652
ZAR R5,595
CHF FR430
Enjoy a short but action-filled tour of Rio. Take in the iconic sights, including the stunning beaches of Ipanema,...
DAYS
3
FROM
USD $447
CAD $522
AUD $550
EUR €387
GBP £285
NZD $602
ZAR R5,170
CHF FR397
From Santiago's historical centre to a celebrated nearby winery, this captivating stopover shows you the wealth of...
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4
FROM
USD $712
CAD $832
AUD $875
EUR €617
GBP £452
NZD $960
ZAR R8,227
CHF FR632
Visit South America and travel to Easter Island to discover the history of one of the most remote islands on Earth.
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6
FROM
USD $940
CAD $1,140
AUD $1,205
EUR €782
GBP £617
NZD $1,295
ZAR R13,827
CHF FR865
Take the historic Inca Trail hike and be rewarded with spectacular vistas and incredible sights. From Cuzco, travel...
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3
FROM
USD $527
CAD $640
AUD $675
EUR €437
GBP £345
NZD $725
ZAR R7,745
CHF FR485
Experience this Ecuadorian adventure from Quito to the volcanoes of Cotopaxi and Quiltoa. Experience warm hospitality...
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3
FROM
USD $860
CAD $1,042
AUD $1,100
EUR €715
GBP £562
NZD $1,182
ZAR R12,622
CHF FR790
Travel from picturesque La Paz to the spellbinding Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flat on the planet.
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4
FROM
USD $1,095
CAD $1,285
AUD $1,350
EUR €955
GBP £695
NZD $1,480
ZAR R12,692
CHF FR975
Travel to Central America's Costa Rica, trek into the jungle and relax in a lodge on the Pacuare River. Taste...
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5
FROM
USD $1,105
CAD $1,340
AUD $1,415
EUR €920
GBP £725
NZD $1,520
ZAR R16,237
CHF FR1,017
Venture deep into the Amazon on this exciting five-day adventure in the jungle
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4
FROM
USD $1,032
CAD $1,210
AUD $1,270
EUR €897
GBP £657
NZD $1,392
ZAR R11,940
CHF FR917
Embark on an unforgettable journey into Ecuador's Amazon Jungle. Search for local wildlife, float downriver by raft...

The Middle East

Travel a road that links antiquity with modernity, hear the melodic callto-prayer drift over the hum of modern traffic and marvel at 5000-yearold pyramids reflected in shining high-rise buildings only a decade old. Step into the exotic Middle East.

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2
FROM
USD $137
CAD $165
AUD $175
EUR €112
GBP £90
NZD $187
ZAR R2,007
CHF FR125
Visit Gallipoli and tour Anzac Cove, Lone Pine, The Nek and other places of historical significance associated with...
DAYS
3
FROM
USD $327
CAD $397
AUD $420
EUR €272
GBP £215
NZD $452
ZAR R4,820
CHF FR302
Get behind the scenes of Istanbul’s abundant food scene and discover all the secret spots to taste the city’s best...
DAYS
4
FROM
USD $565
CAD $660
AUD $695
EUR €495
GBP £360
NZD $760
ZAR R6,540
CHF FR495

Traveller reviews

Our short breaks trips score an average of 3.88 out of 5 based on 8 reviews in the last year.

3 Day Uluru Explorer , November 2015

Michelle Young

3 Day Uluru Explorer , October 2015

Diann Bennett

3 Day Uluru Explorer , October 2015

Vincent Williams

3 Day Uluru Explorer , September 2015

Rita Tomba