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're 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.

Our short breaks

Where you can go

Visit the iconic Taj Mahal on a tour departing from Delhi

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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Couple looking at rainbow over Victoria Falls, with a cloudy sky, Zimbabwe, 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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Mayan ruins in Mexico
Central America

Bite-size, hearty and packed with flavour and while that may sound like a taco - it’s actually a Central American Short Break. With a quick few days to spare, jump into a jam-packed itinerary featuring the oldest ruins, freshest foods and biggest monuments. Along the way you’ll have full insider know-how from a local guide so you can get the most of your time in Central America.

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Intrepid travellers pose happily at Machu Picchu
South America

With a few spare days, venture to the world’s most remote destinations or its busiest cities. From glacier hunting at Patagonia’s Torres del Paine National Park or animal spotting in the Amazon Jungle to marvelling before Iguazu Falls or debating the wonders of Easter Island – find a way to spend a couple of extra days in the ever-enchanting South America.

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Guide and traveller shake hands at Wadi Rum
Middle East

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

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Sahara Mini Adventure

Emily-Beth · Traveled June 2024
What an amazing trip! Considering this trip is only three days we learnt so much about the culture, the people, the history and the language and this was mainly thanks to our amazing tour guide. The part I was nervous about before the trip was the camping. But this was my favourite part as it was more like glamping. We had our own tent, with four beds and two plugs so we could charge our phones. We also sang and dance the night away with the locals which was is much fun. I would highly recommend to others!
Review submitted 02 Jul 2024

Sahara Mini Adventure

Larry · Traveled June 2024
This trip is amazing. I would highly recommend anyone to do this trip. I am going to book my next exclusion with this company because of this trip
Review submitted 27 Jun 2024

River Kwai & Ancient Thai Kingdoms

Tara · Traveled June 2024
Our tour was well planned out and the timing was great our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and a pleasure to be around
Review submitted 22 Jun 2024

River Kwai & Ancient Thai Kingdoms

keri · Traveled June 2024
This tour was well worth it. Knowledgeable tour guide, Sasha made it so enjoyable.
Review submitted 22 Jun 2024

Kruger Experience - Lodge (5 days)

Karen-Anne · Traveled June 2024
5 day Kruger Experience was amazing - Panzi Lodge was really nice and the host and staff look after you very well (food is delicious). The game drives within Kruger National Park, the private reserve drive and the Panorama Route provided many WOW wildlife and scenery moments. Highly recommend this trip.
Review submitted 24 Jun 2024