Tick off bucket list destinations like the Taj Mahal, go surfing in Morocco or hunt for late-night tacos in Mexico – with these epic adventures, you can do it all with like-minded people your own age.  

If you’re looking for a trip with all the essential highlights (you can’t go to Peru without seeing Machu Picchu, can you?) with enough free time to explore at your own pace – our 18 to 35s adventures are just the thing. Packed with bucket list experiences, these trips are designed to give you enough time off to see the country your own way. Whether you’re travelling solo or with friends, you’ll be part of a small group of young travellers to share the experience. Alongside your legendary local leader who handles all the logistics, you’re guaranteed to find the best banh mi and coconut coffees in Vietnam, get the inside scoop on the bustling markets in Marrakech and discover Japan’s contrasting cultures on a trip of a lifetime. So, what are you waiting for?  

Our 18 to 35s trips

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Explore Mexico, Belize and Guatemala on this Central American adventure. Experience...

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Shop in Tokyo, see Samurais in Kanazawa, soak up history in Hiroshima, wander the...

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Check out the best bits of Morocco, in Casablanca, Fes, Chefchaouen and Marrakech on a...

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Explore the best of Mexico with an adventure through Mexico City, Oaxaca, Palenque,...

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From Lima to La Paz this Peru and Bolivia trip takes you deep into the Amazon Jungle,...

Tailor-Made trips

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10 Days From 525

Discover Bali from laidback Ubud to the Mt Batur volcano. Explore Gili Trawangan and...

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Embark on the trek of a lifetime to Everest Base Camp on this trekking trip. Fly into...

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From Dubrovnik, head on a Southern Balkans adventure to Stari Bar, Tirana, Dhermi Beach...

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Take a journey through South Korea, starting in Seoul and heading to Jeonju, Wanju,...

15 Days From 1288

Immerse yourself in Turkish culture on this adventure through Istanbul, Canakkale,...

12 Days From 875

You’ll see the Terracotta Warriors, Chengdu pandas, Yangshuo’s beauty, the Great Wall...

11 Days From 468

Take an awesome trip through Vietnam. Head from old-world Hanoi to ancient Hue, Hoi An,...

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Head to the Caribbean coasts of Costa Rica with a fun-filled adventure to San Jose,...

8 Days From 595

Discover authentic Cuba on this trip that takes you from Havana to Playa Larga, through...

8 Days From 390

Spend a week in Morocco, on the busy streets of Marrakech and then head to the Sahara...

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Take a small-group tour to Central America to see wildlife, active volcanoes, beaches...

16 Days From 820

Discover the best of Morocco on an action-packed adventure from Casablanca to Marrakech...

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Four countries, eight national parks, 17 days, hundreds of animals, thousands of birds,...

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See some of the best of Central America in one trip, covering big parts of Mexico,...

9 Days From 570

Take a trip through Egypt, kicking off in Cairo with the Great Pyramids of Giza and the...

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On this epic trip through Vietnam and Cambodia, you’ll bounce from Hanoi to the...

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Visit Venice, Verona, Parma, Cinque Terre, Pisa, Florence and Rome with like-minded 18...

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Trek your way through Nepal on a low-altitude adventure from Kathmandu to Trisuli River...

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Explore beaches, ruins, jungles and cities in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador,...

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Take an epic adventure through Egypt and Jordan, seeing two Wonders of the World, the...

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Check out Iceland’s chilly treasures on a trip through Reykjavik, the Golden Circle,...

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From surfing classes and yoga in Taghazout to exploring the medinas in Marrakech and...

15 Days From 775

Take an incredible Vietnam adventure from hectic Ho Chi Minh City to historic Hanoi,...

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On this tour of the real Morocco, ride camels in the Sahara Desert, walk the streets of...

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Take an epic adventure through Central America. A place of incredible wildlife, active...

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Take an adventure through California, Arizona, Utah and Nevada past Joshua Tree, Grand...

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Journey through Jordan on a small-group adventure, past the awesome sights of Petra,...

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See Sri Lanka’s essentials on this 18-29s trip that takes you to Negombo, Kandy, Ella,...

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Discover Central Europe from Germany to Italy, covering Berlin, Krakow, Prague, Cesky...

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Travel from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro, spending two nights on an estancia (farm)...

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Break in your hiking boots on this adventure-filled tour on Canada’s west coast, taking...

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From the Mediterranean Sea to Istanbul, spend a week in Turkey exploring the museums of...

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Check out Colombia on an epic adventure from Bogota to Cartagena. Check out Salento,...

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This epic South American trip takes you to Peru's iconic Inca ruins like Machu Picchu,...

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Get off the tourist trail on this adventure through Bolivia, Chile and Argentina,...

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Dive headfirst from Ho Chi Minh City into real Cambodia, visiting Phnom Penh, Siem Reap...

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Hit the (dirt) road through Kenya and Tanzania. Safari in the Serengeti, Ngorongoro...

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Travel from La Paz to Rio de Janeiro with a local leader guiding you through San Pedro...

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Head down south from buzzing Bangkok to blissful Ko Samui, visit the Khao Sok National...

13 Days From 536

Explore India and Nepal on an adventure that hits Delhi, Jaipur, Tordi, Lumbini, Agra,...

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See the best bits of South America, touring from Lima to Rio de Janeiro through Cusco,...

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Take a trip to Laos, checking out Thailand’s Bangkok and Chiang Mai, then heading over...

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Essential to travelling Peru: Lima, the Amazon, the Sacred Valley, the Inca Trail,...

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Meet orangutans in the jungle on this trip through Borneo, starting and ending in Kota...

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Get the best of the Galapagos on a 9-day tour from Quito to Isla San Cristobal, Isla...

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Explore the Greek Islands on an epic adventure to Athens, Paros, Ios and Santorini in...

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Four countries, at least five national parks, hundreds of animals, thousands of birds,...

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Get the best of the Galapagos on a 7-day tour for 18 to 29 year olds that visits Isla...

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Explore western Turkey from Istanbul to Antalya, stopping in at the Gallipoli peninsula...

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Get an authentic slice of the real Rajasthan on a trip that takes you to Delhi,...

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Starting in Bangkok, see the Thai-riffic northern enclaves of Chiang Mai and...

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See Cambodia and Vietnam on a whirlwind trip that visits Bangkok, Siem Reap, Phonm Penh...

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Explore the wildlife-rich plains of Kenya and Tanzania and then unwind in Zanzibar....

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Take on an adventure through Thailand’s best spots, including Bangkok, Phuket, Khao Sok...

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Travel from Zimbabwe to Botswana and South Africa on a real African adventure. Visit...

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Take a journey through India and Nepal, exploring Kathmandu, Tordi, Jaipur, Agra,...

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From Bangkok, you'll hit the temples of Angkor in Siem Reap, get rural in Banteay...

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Take an epic American trip, camping and hiking through national parks from San...

11 Days From 409

Jaunt around north India, with rickshaws in Delhi, spirituality in Varanasi, yoga in...

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Take an epic trip through South East Asia to Bangkok, Thailand, Kuala Lumpur, Maylasia...

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Roadtrip along California’s Pacific Coast Highway and travel along the picture-perfect...

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Take an epic journey to Southeast Asia, including Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Luang Prabang,...

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Explore the Big Apple (New York) and the Big Easy (New Orleans) and discover the...

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Travel to Egypt’s Cairo, Luxor and the Nile to Jordan’s Petra, Amman, the Dead Sea and...

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Get a taste of the Middle East on an eye-opening trip from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv,...

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Take on an adventure from Bangkok to Singapore, stopping in Malaysia along the way....

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Explore all the best Europe has to offer with this adventure through Germany, Austria,...

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Why travel with Intrepid

Girl dancing at the Taj Mahal

Bucket list itineraries

Sure, you can travel to India to see the Taj Mahal, but we like to share a laugh with a local chai wallah in the market while we’re at it. Our trips include loads of big-ticket attractions as well as plenty of unique and unexpected experiences you can only have with a local guide.

Leader talking to two travellers in Egypt

Legendary leaders

The best folks to show you around are the ones who live there. Our local leaders know these destinations like an old friend, so get ready to eat at the best street food joints, get to know the culture in depth and experience things you wouldn’t be able to on your own.

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Creating positive change

We're on a mission to create positive change through the joy of travel. That’s why all our trips are carbon offset, and we give back to the communities we visit with the help of The Intrepid Foundation. When you travel with us, you travel with purpose.

Felucca full of travellers

Small groups

With an average group size of 10 people, our groups are big enough to create a good vibe but small enough to blend in with the locals. Whether you’re travelling solo or with mates, you’ll really get to know your group and will never be stuck for someone to grab a drink with.

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Great value

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. This way, you choose where your spending money goes.

Getting ready to zipline in Cambodia with full safety gear

Up to date

We’re committed to ensuring our trips are safe for everyone, including our travellers, our leaders, our crew and the people we visit along the way. That’s why we’re always up to date with world events and changes. Rest easy – you’ll be well taken care of.

Highlights of our 18 to 35s trips

A group of travellers on a rowing boat along the Mekong in Vietnam

Venture through Vietnam

From the old-world streets of Hanoi to bustling Ho Chi Minh City – and all the temples, motorbikes and banh mi in between – adventures await in Vietnam. On this epic adventure from north to south, we’ll get you chomping and slurping pho-nomenal food, kayaking around Cat Ba island (away from the tourists), cycling through rice paddies and crossing the hectic Vietnamese roads like a local in no time.

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A traveller standing at the base of Chichen Itza in Mexico

Munch your way through Mexico

Discover the real Mexico on an overland adventure, from the sprawling metropolis of Mexico City to the white sand beaches and underground caverns of Playa del Carmen. Fill your belly with regional specialities in the foodie capital of Oaxaca (think everything from spicy mole to lime grasshoppers), uncover Maya mysteries at Chichen Itza and swim in the dreamy Agua Azul waterfall.  

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A traveller standing below Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, India

Dive into India and Nepal

Tick off the highlights of two iconic South Asian countries as you travel from lively Delhi to the welcoming streets of Kathmandu. Fall in love with the Taj Mahal, sail along the Ganges in the holy city of Varanasi, search for rhinos on a Chitwan Jungle safari and see the site where Buddha was (thought to have been) born!

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Two travellers posing at the Heavenly Gates in Bali

See the best bits of Bali

Discover the many highlights and hidden gems of Bali as you visit holy water temples, hike up the iconic Mt Batur volcano for sunrise, snorkel with sea turtles and dance in the golden hour glow of Seminyak's beach clubs.

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A group of traveller admiring the sunset in the Sahara Desert

Journey into Morocco

Get an authentic taste of Morocco as you travel through the High Atlas Mountains, the cultural capital of Fes and the colourful medinas of Marrakech. Sleep under the stars in a desert camp in the Sahara, meet nomadic shepherds at a traditional Amazigh village and learn the art of mint tea making at a community-run teahouse that supports local women.

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A local gondola skipper standing on a bridge in Venice

Discover the heart of Europe

Ticking off European favourites including Berlin, Krakow, Prague and Budapest – this is the Central Europe trip you’ve dreamed about. Enjoy dinners in busy medieval squares, explore stunning hilltop castles and sleep in ridiculously Instagrammable towns that look like they belong in a fairy tale.

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FAQs

Our trips are guaranteed to depart once they have one fully paid customer, unless the minimum group size listed in the Essential Trip Information and/or Special Conditions state otherwise.

We’ll try our very hardest to accommodate all dietary requirements, but it can be difficult to guarantee in some out-of-the-way places. We'll let you know if there are places on your itinerary where this is the case. Please let us know your dietary requirements at the time of booking and we’ll pass the information on to your leader.

You’ll be staying in simple, well-located accommodation with shared amenities, though it's common for rooms to be ensuite. Rooming is organised on a twin-share basis. We pair up solo travellers with another traveller of the same gender as per the gender marker on each of their passports.

If your gender identity differs from what is indicated on your passport, please contact us so that we can discuss rooming options with you. If you'd like your own space, most of our trips also have the option to pay a fee for an individual room.

Most hotels, cafes and bars have Wi-Fi, especially in big cities and towns. In remote places (like the Sahara and the Amazon Rainforest) or on treks or homestays, you won’t be able to access Wi-Fi or mobile data as easily. Your leader will give you a heads-up beforehand so you can call home or send a quick WhatsApp.

Your leader can also help you buy a local SIM card if you'd like to stay connected.

You sure do. Travel insurance is compulsory on all our trips if you’re travelling internationally. Your leader will take down your insurance details on the first day in case they are needed during the trip, so make sure to bring your policy documents.

Learn more about travel insurance.

Vaccination requirements differ depending on the destination, and as we’re not medical practitioners, unfortunately we can't advise on this issue. Please see your local GP or travel doctor for details and advice about current vaccination requirements.  

Learn more about entry and health requirements for the destination(s) you’ll be visiting.  

Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards

From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (excluding all Polar trips and select adventure cruises).

However, we continue to strongly recommend that all Intrepid travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.

Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.

Learn more about Intrepid’s COVID-19 policy

Meet our local leaders

"When you travel with me we'll be hanging out with the locals, tucking into the best street food and trying to master Vietnamese pronunciation (FYI, it's hard!). Whatever we do, we'll laugh a lot and make amazing memories together. Pack your best smile and count on me for the rest – I'll be your local buddy."

- Nhi Pham, Vietnam

Intrepid leader, Nhi Pham

“It will be a pleasure to share our traditions and beliefs, take you to the most amazing sites and, most importantly, interact with the locals! Get ready for a behind-the-scenes tour where we’ll visit hole-in-the-wall restaurants and find the best picarones (Andean doughnuts) *chef’s kiss. I’ll be waiting for you here, in my beloved Peru.

- Paul Garrido, Peru

Intrepid leader, Paul Garrido

"You might come to Vietnam for the beautiful scenery, but you'll stay for the friendly people! I love introducing travellers to locals and having a chit-chat, going on spontaneous walks to explore the hidden spots and sharing stories to keep our beautiful culture alive."

- Huyen Nguyen, Vietnam

Intrepid leader, Huyen Nguyen

Travel for good

We strive to use travel as a force for good. That's why every Intrepid trip is aligned with a relevant partner through The Intrepid Foundation and a donation is given for every trip booked. You can see which partner is aligned with a trip in the Essential Trip Information under ‘The Intrepid Foundation’.

Learn more about The Intrepid Foundation

Over 35?

We've got trips to suit every adventurer – no matter your budget, interests or travel style. If you can't travel on an 18 to 35s trip, you can always book a seat on one of our other trips, which are open to all ages! 

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