Asia 18 to 35s tours

From the neon-lit chaos of Bangkok to Borneo’s misty mountains, Asia is an eternal backpacker’s favourite.

Whether you want to get your fill of sushi in the tiny bars of Tokyo, soak up some sun (and maybe a few Lion lagers) along the coast of Sri Lanka, or go kayaking around Cat Ba Island in Vietnam, there’s an Asian adventure waiting for you.

Intrepid 18 to 35s: South East Asia

Why choose us

The ultimate adventures

You can’t travel to India without swinging past the Taj Mahal but having a laugh with a chai wallah in a local market is just as memorable. That’s why we’ve included the big-ticket items, as well as plenty of free time.

Local leaders, local connections

Travelling with an experienced leader means you can just enjoy the moment, rather than worrying about when the last train leaves. They’ll also share stories and take you to places that only the locals know about.

Small (but not too small) groups

Our groups are made up of 10 travellers on average. That’s big enough to create a good vibe, but small enough to explore a destination independently. And if you’re travelling solo, it’s the perfect number of new friends.

A sustainable way to travel

We believe that travelling sustainably is important. Through our not-for-profit The Intrepid Foundation, we are committed to supporting projects around the world – from reducing carbon in the environment to supporting the livelihoods of local communities.

Stay real in cool places

We think where you lay your head at night can be just as cool as what you see during the day. Whether that be sleeping in a 17th-century Rajasthani castle or rocking to sleep with a bunch of locals on an overnight train in Vietnam.

Make your money go further

Want big-time experiences without the big-time price tag? Our 18 to 35s travel style means staying in simple, well-located accommodation, taking local transport and enjoying tasty local food, so you choose where your spending money goes.


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Real China

Kiarne · Traveled May 2024
Amazing experience from start to finish, it’s go go go and fitness is required. But China is amazing and the Real China trip is a great way to see it ☺️
Review submitted 01 Jun 2024

Real Borneo

Lisa · Traveled May 2024
I would highly recommend this trip if you are looking for a budget friendly and packed itinerary to explore Borneo’s Sabah region. I had so much fun and got to see so much wildlife -including Pygmy elephants and wild Orangutans. It was a very well organised trip ans also catered for me as a vegetarian.
Review submitted 01 Jun 2024

Epic Everest Base Camp Trek

Lea · Traveled May 2024
Everything was perfect. Thank you so much to our lead guide Raj and the assistants Ramesh, Mingmar, Rosan who made this trip unforgettable. They made a really great team, always there for us, helping with absolutely anything we needed. This trip would have not been as incredible without them. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and I will definitely be back for another trek!
Review submitted 01 Jun 2024

Epic Everest Base Camp Trek

Ruby · Traveled May 2024
Review submitted 01 Jun 2024

Epic Everest Base Camp Trek

Christian · Traveled May 2024
I could not recommend this tour enough. Truly the experience of a lifetime!
Review submitted 01 Jun 2024