Safety Updates

The safety of our passengers, leaders and operators is a major priority of Intrepid. With this in mind we monitor world events very closely. Intrepid makes operational decisions based on informed advice from a number of sources.

» Read Intrepid's Safety Policy

The level of the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT) travel advisory. For any Intrepid Travel operated trip if this advisory is at Level 4 'Do Not Travel' then Intrepid will either cancel a trip or reroute the itinerary to avoid the areas concerned.

» Australia

With over 400 leaders on the ground in operational destinations and subsidiary companies in our main hub cities, Intrepid has access to a up to the minute flow of information as to the mood and feelings within the countries we work in.

We are also in regular contact with the various operators we use. Their in depth knowledge and understanding of their various areas is vital.

Other Government travel advisories:

» Britain
» Canada
» New Zealand
» United States
» World Health Organisation

Current updates

Chile – Villarica Volcano eruption - Mon, 2015-03-04

On March 3, Villarica Volcano in southern Chile erupted and thousands of local residents were evacuated. The volcano is located close to Pucon, a destination on several Intrepid itineraries in this region.

Fortunately no Intrepid groups were in Pucon at the time of the eruption and all our passengers, leaders and local ground staff are safe.

We're currently assessing the information provided by local authorities as well as our ground team and will make alternative plans for the following trips as required:

  • Chile & Argentina Discovery (GGRE)
  • Road to Rio (GGROC)
  • Spirit of South America (GGRFC)
  • Unveil South America (GGRCC)
  • Best of South America (GGRHC)
  • South American Explorer (GGRIC)

We will post more information in this regard by tomorrow (5 March) at 12pm Australia Eastern Time.

Turkey - Istanbul Incident - Thu, 2015-01-08

On 6 January 2015, a police building in Istanbul's main tourist district, Sultanahmet was attacked by a suicide bomber. DFAT advises that all travellers in this area should exercise vigilance and follow the advice of local authorities. The overall level of safety advice from DFAT has not changed.

No groups have been affected by this incident.

If you have any queries about your trip please contact your local travel agent.