The ultimate guide to 2024’s newest trips for 18 to 35s 

written by Stefan Prince November 29, 2023

Link up with like-minded travellers from all over the world on our newest trips for the 35-and-under crowd.

Intrepid’s new 18 to 35s adventures for 2024 blend together the big moments – think chasing aurora in Iceland or camping in the Sahara – with plenty of free time. With a local leader showing the way and providing their insider tips, you’ll experience all the highlights and still have time for a rooftop drink or two.  

1. Criss-cross South Korea’s essential sights 

Whether BTS makes your Spotify Wrapped or not, this is your chance to go behind the scenes in South Korea. On the new Essential South Korea trip, experience the country in all its glory as you feast on Korean BBQ and street food, hit coin karaoke in Seoul or Busan (or both) and stay in a hanok (a traditional Korean house) in Jeonju. With a local guiding you and offering their recommendations along the way, you’ll have a firsthand experience of South Korea’s attractions.  

2. Chase endless days and nights in Iceland 

There’s simply no place like Iceland. The fjords, glaciers, volcanoes, black sands and thermal springs – combined with the friendly locals and quirky towns – make for an adventure you’ll always remember. On the new Six Days in Iceland trip you’ll explore Gullfoss and Geysir in the Golden Circle, walk past blue-white icebergs at the Jokulsarlon Glacier and see worlds collide at Thingvellir National Park. Whether you’re there for the endless summer days, chasing aurora in winter or finding out why hot dogs are such a big thing – you’re sure to find something incredible.    

3. Roadtrip along California’s Pacific Coast Highway 

Head out on an adventure that begins with the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles and ends in the vibrant city of San Francisco. California’s Pacific Coast Highway lets you swap spaghetti junctions for scenic seaside drives and a communal camping experience that will get you up close and personal with Mother Nature. Along the way, you’ll take in the iconic views of the Big Sur. This is the California Coastal Road Trip you’ve been told to dream about. 

4. Collect magic moments across Morocco 

As far as travel stories go, riding camels at sunset and sleeping beneath Saharan stars is tough to beat. Add navigating a medina in Marrakech and a peaceful moment with locals at a teahouse, and you’ve got quite the adventure on your hands. Intrepid’s One Week in Morocco: Sahara & Todra Gorge trip will show you all this and more – think rooftop hangs, scenic hikes and a homestay with the Amazigh people. Morocco’s rugged terrain, picturesque villages and bustling medinas will stay with you long after you go home.  

5. Feast your eyes on Italy 

Italy’s cuisine, cities, culture and coasts are world-renowned – and there’s no better way to experience them than with a local leading the way. Get a taste of it all on Essential Italy as you hit the beaches in Cinque Terre, hunt for a wine window in Florence and visit Roman architecture like the Colosseum with all the free time to make your own plans. That might mean sipping an aperitivo spritz, checking out every single art museum or enjoying the sweetness of doing nothing – the choice is all yours.  

6. Hop cities and forests in Costa Rica 

In Spanish, Costa Rica means rich coast and that’s exactly what you get. This country is renowned for its stunning beaches, tropical forests and colourful cities. Tick all the boxes during One Week in Costa Rica as you browse the art markets of San Jose, kick back on the Caribbean coast in Puerto Viejo, spot the elusive quetzal bird in Monteverde and swap stories with locals after a cooking class.  

7. Watch sunsets on Greek islands 

Combine turquoise waters, soft sands, plates of olives, and a glass of wine for a tailor-made recipe for a good time. Now, you can savour all these elements over the course of One Week in the Greek Islands. Fill your cup as you visit idyllic beaches, stop in traditional villages and discover natural swimming coves. Share lunch with locals in Lefkes, then admire the sunset of Ios and experience the town coming to life after dark. Roam the streets of Santorini for the perfect photo spot and wrap up your adventure with a glass of Assyrtiko.  

8. Feel the rhythm from New York to New Orleans  

Music lovers rejoice – sign yourself up for an adventure from the Big Apple to the Big Easy, with a pitstop at Beale St in Memphis. This trip hits all the right notes. Enjoy a slice of Brooklyn’s finest, line dance your way through Nashville and hit up lively Bourbon Street in New Orleans’ French Quarter. You’ll also stop for some fresh air at Shenandoah National Park – one of the highest and most scenic stretches in the Appalachians. 

9. Take in the sights of South America 

South America is overflowing with sights, sounds and salsa – and this is your chance to soak it all up. Across 14 days, the Real Argentina to Brazil trip will have you sampling barbecue in Buenos Aires, strolling down the cobblestone streets of Colonia del Sacramento and taking a moment on the remote beaches of Ilha Grande. Two nights on a working estancia (farm) in Uruguay will give you a taste of local life (or simply riding horses), and the bright lights of Rio de Janeiro will mark your final destination.  

10. Navigate through the jungles of Borneo 

Treat yourself to an incredible trip in the shadow of rainforest-clad mountains, on the warm sands of islands and in the middle of the serene jungle. Intrepid’s new Real Borneo adventure immerses you in the biodiverse Sabah region, where there’ll be abundant animal-spotting opportunities. Spot pygmy elephants on a riverbank one day and see proboscis monkeys the next. Meet our closest redheaded relatives at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, hike to the rural village of Ratau and kick back after snorkelling around Pandan Pandan Island.  

Explore these trips and more created exclusively for 18 to 35s, and dig into The Goods to see what else is new for 2024.

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