For over 30 years we've been taking travellers around the globe.
That's over 30 years of adventures, of visiting new places and old friends, of countless unforgettable moments. More than 30 years of changing the way people see the world, on small group tours with like-minded Intrepid people.
As a responsible business, we've always been committed to being there for our travellers and the communities we visit. We're on a mission to create positive change through the joy of travel. So, you can trust that when you travel with us, we won't just be there for your first adventure, we'll be there every step of your journey.
Who is Intrepid Travel?
34 years, 7 continents, thousands of trips; we’re the experts.
B Corporation Certified
The world’s largest travel B Corporation, dedicated to being better.
The leader in responsible, ethical small group adventures since 1989.
Our style of travel is better for more
Travel offers us all some amazing experiences, but what about the communities and people that we visit on the road? From the very beginning, responsible travel has been at the core of what we do.
We actively work with communities and a range of local partners to support the development of new experiences in destinations that otherwise wouldn’t see the benefits of tourism, offering travellers the opportunity to connect with the local people and make a positive impact.
Helping the planet
We believe that it’s our responsibility to help preserve the planet for the next generation of travellers and the communities we visit. From planting the first travel-powered forest in Kenya, to funding a range of carbon-drawing seaweed regeneration programs, we’re doing our bit to address the current climate emergency.
Diversity and inclusion have always been at the forefront of everything we do. In 2020, we have committed to increasing employment opportunities for women in the travel industry, from expanding our number of female leaders to doubling the number of female trekking porters by globally by 2022.
We'll be there, like we've been there before
We've seen a lot of challenges in the world over the more than 30 years that we've been running small group tours; global recessions, natural disasters and political conflicts to name a few. But, as a travel community, we've always found a way to overcome these challenges, supporting those around us and coming out stronger on the other side.
Namaste Nepal campaign
In April 2015 Nepal suffered a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake. After a successful Intrepid Foundation Earthquake Appeal, we knew there was more we could do to help the Nepalese people. That’s why we launched the Namaste Nepal campaign, raising over $700,000 and committing to donate all profits from our 2015/2016 trekking seasons to four local organisations.
Supporting locals in Myanmar
Community-based tourism (CBT) means a more authentic experience for travellers and an opportunity for locals to join an upskilled workforce. We established our first Myanmar CBT village in a joint project with Action Aid Myanmar. The teams designed a lodge for travellers to stay in, identified tourism activities like hikes and cycle routes in the local area, and sourced and trained local guides.
Australian Bushfire Appeal
At the beginning of 2020, millions of hectares of Australian land were ravaged by bushfires. The Intrepid Foundation raised over AUD $690,000 for the Australian Red Cross Bushfire Emergency Appeal, supporting thousands across Australia displaced by the fires, offering emergency grants to affected families, and psychological trauma support, with Intrepid doubling donations dollar-for-dollar up to $200,000.
Find out more about us
Intrepid Travel was founded by two friends who believed travel could benefit travellers, and the communities they visit. This has grown into the world’s largest adventure travel company.
Why travel with us
It’s simple: ultimate itineraries, perfectly sized groups, legendary local leaders, more destinations and ways to see the world, and travel that makes a positive difference.
With great adventure comes great responsibility, which is why we give back to the local communities we visit and look after the environment by carbon offsetting our trips.
The best people to show you a destination are the ones that live there, which is why we work exclusively with local leaders who can help you uncover the secrets of their homes.
Since 2002, our not-for-profit has worked with local organisations around the world to raise more than AUD $13 million for over 130 partners in destinations we visit.
We're honoured to receive awards from the travel and business communities, as the more others see the benefits of having a purpose beyond profit, the greater impact we can all have.