Fewer clichés, more adventures

Because even the most well-trodden destinations look different from a local's perspective, we think getting off the beaten path is less about where you go and more about who you'll meet along the way.

Local communities are at the heart of every Intrepid trip; small groups are led by expert local guides, meals are eaten in family-run restaurants and many itineraries incorporate village homestays. So while you may not be venturing where no travellers have gone before (and let's be honest, very few are), you'll be able to get an authentic glimpse of a destination through the eyes of the people who live there. Whether it's heart-thumpingly active trips, soul (and belly) nourishing tours or unique lodging that you won't find reviewed on Tripadvisor, we're here to celebrate all the joys of travel... on path and off.

Unusual trips


Three local women sit amongst green leaves on a tea plantation in Darjeeling

Reach far-flung destinations

If you're a well-seasoned traveller and you've hit all of India's highlights but are still craving more from this chaotic country, consider an expedition. This trip will open your eyes to a side of India rarely seen by foreign travellers as you journey through rambling mountain villages, explore wildlife reserves to search for the iconic one-horned rhinoceros and learn about the cultures of indigenous locals. This one's for the adventurers.

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An Intrepid sailing vessel moored in a secluded bay in Croatia

Enjoy the solitude of sailing

Forget bouncing from city to city on a stuffy coach bus, sailing is where it's at. When you sail the coast of Croatia, you get the best of both worlds: the ability to explore the highlights of this beautiful Balkan country while having access to secluded spots that won't show up in the guidebooks. With flexible itineraries and the ability to sail away from the crowds, you'll be able to get a real taste of what life is like for the locals.

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A traveller flying through the Monteverde Cloud Forest on a zipline

Travel without roads

If you're looking to literally get off the beaten path, you'll have to leave the city behind and head into the jungle. When you join a Multi-Active trip in Costa Rica, you'll explore using only the most unique modes of transportation. Think: whizzing through the treetops on a zip-line, cascading through white-water rapids and biking your way along the jungle-lined coast. Thrill seekers unite!

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A traveller participates in a cooking class in Sri Lanka

Fuel up with flavour

You know what they say... food has no language barrier. Whether you're into sampling from street food stalls or want to learn from a home cook, there's no better way to see a destination than on a food tour. With a local guide by your side, you'll be fueled up and ready to explore Sri Lanka's rich culture, wildlife-filled countryside and ornate temples... with plenty of snack stops, of course.

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Multi-Active trips

Sailing trips

Food trips

Create your own off-the-beaten-path adventure

There aren't many places Intrepid hasn't been, so even if you've got a destination in mind that isn't on our list, our Tailor-Made team is here to help. We'll use our 30 years of experience and regional specialists to help you create your perfect adventure.

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