Real life experiences are those moments you know you’re really alive and experiencing something special. While it could be the instant you see one of the world’s great icons for the first time, it is more likely to be the moment you find yourself in the middle of a village square soccer game, being treated to a home-cooked meal by your new local friends or sharing a laugh with your fellow travellers as you try a new mode of transport … camel anyone? These unexpected moments are what travelling with us is all about, giving you a trip like no other.
What does that mean for you?
It means that our itineraries are specifically crafted to include as much time as possible doing local things with local people. They’re not simply about getting from point A to point B, or ‘seeing the sights’ – anyone with a guidebook can do that. What we offer is the local knowledge and experience to help you get behind the scenes of a culture and understand what makes that destination tick. These are unique and authentic insights into local life that have been facilitated specifically for Intrepid groups.
Real life experiences around the world
Cook up a storm in Macedonia
At the bottom of a winding valley, inside one of Macedonia’s oldest villages, you’ll find the secrets to the region’s specialty pastries. Dust your hands in flour and prepare to get cooking with the local village women in a pastry masterclass. The Balkans are the next big thing in food and this is the tastiest way find out why.
Explore the culinary delights of Croatia, Kosovo, Albania, Montenegro and North...
Take a 9-day culinary journey through Mexico, tasting the flavours of Oaxaca, Puebla,...
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Learn to weave in Peru
Seated in one of the small huts dotted along the Sacred Valley, watch as the local women weave some of the country’s iconic alpaca jumpers. Learn about their traditional methods dating back to the Inca period and appreciate the skill and patience required in their craft.
Visit the Sacred Land of the Inca and delight in Peru's culture with 15 days through...
See the highlights of Peru from Lima to Cusco including the Nazca Lines, Machu Picchu,...
Visit South America and travel to Peru. Visit Lima, Cusco and Lake Titicaca, tour the...
Practice your ‘Om’ in Varanasi
Intensely spiritual, the crowded streets of India’s holy city are confronting and eye-opening. Visit the ghats along the River Ganges and witness the celebration of life and death, then practice some traditional chants with the monks at one of the city’s Hindu temples.
Get the most out of 11 days in India on this trip exploring the best of Delhi, Varanasi...
Explore ancient temples and colourful cities on this 9-day northern India adventure...
Spend 19 days touring India and Nepal, departing from Delhi and visiting Jaipur, Agra,...
Take a food crawl through Hanoi
Eating crispy pork banh mi beside a street food stall while sitting on plastic chairs two sizes too small – this is as authentic as it gets. Wash it down with a refreshing iced coffee or coconut juice, then do it all again at the next stall down the street.
Jump in the saddle for a two-wheeled adventure tour of Vietnam. Take in cultural...
Travel the breadth of Vietnam, from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, experiencing Halong Bay,...
Practice your haggling in Istanbul
With colorful lanterns, shining silverware and mountains of spice on display, the Grand Bazaar is the colourful yet bustling heart of Istanbul's Old City. Chat with the craftsmen before doing your best to charm them into a bargain.
Join a small-group adventure through Turkey and see Istanbul's Blue Mosque, Cappadocia...
From Istanbul to Ephesus, Pamukkale to the coast, and Cappadocia to the Anatolian...
This 15-day Premium tour takes you into the ancient heart of Turkey. Begin and end in...
Get lost for words in Patagonia’s wilderness
Words fail to do justice when describing the staggering beauty of Patagonia’s glaciers, valleys, snow-capped mountains and forests. Hiking and camping through this rugged patch of southern Argentina will fire your imagination and leave you stirred.
Trek through Chile and Argentina on this 15-day tour and take in Laguna de Los Tres,...
Visit South America and travel to Patagonia to experience the 'W' Trek in Torres del...
Learn about Sherpa culture in Nepal
Venture into the most mountainous parts of Nepal and you’ll find the resilient Sherpa people – an ethnic group that follow the practices of Tibetan Buddhism and respect deities they believe are found in nature. Learn about their culture in Kathmandu and Northern Nepal, and perhaps even chat summiting Everest with a Sherpa over some steamy Nepali tea.
Travel from Kathmandu to discover Nepal’s hidden gems. Explore medieval Bhaktapur,...
Journey around Nepal from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Bandipur, meet the creatures of...
Beginning in the hustle and bustle of Delhi, travel through Jaipur, Varanasi, Bandipur,...
Camp out on the plains of Kenya
Spend a night swapping stories with Maasai warriors, learning about each other’s cultures and counting the stars in the sky above. Fall asleep to the sounds of the wild, safe in the knowledge that the warriors are guarding you while you dream.
Uncover Kenya and Tanzania on a 15-day trip with Serengeti safaris, Ngorongoro, Nakuru,...
Step out onto the Serengeti and keep your eyes out for rhinos, lions, leopards and a...
Dancing the night away in Buenos Aires
Passionate and feisty, the tango is a fierce spectacle in itself. Add in the rainbow streets of La Boca, the thrum of a guitar and you have the makings of a uniquely Argentinian showstopper. Whether it’s joining a private tango class, taking in a show or hitting the clubs, the local portenos will show you how it’s done in style.
Experience the best of everything Argentina and Brazil have to offer on this fantastic,...
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