Sun, salsa (the eating and the dancing) and good times. Central America is where it’s at.

Whether you want to kick back on the Caribbean coast, eat your fill of tacos in Mexico or go sloth-spotting in Costa Rica, there’s a Central American adventure waiting for you.

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Why choose Intrepid

Female traveller with vintage car in Cuba

The ultimate adventures

You can’t travel to Cuba without riding in a vintage car but learning to salsa with the locals in a smoky nightclub is just as memorable. That’s why we’ve included the big-ticket items, as well as plenty of free time.

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Local leaders, local connections

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

Girls in Tulum

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.

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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.

Homestay in Cuba

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 a homestay in a small Mayan village or camping under the stars in a Guatemalan National Park.

Zip lining in Costa Rica

Make your money go further

You 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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Local leaders with tips and advice.


A comfy place to stay each night.

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Transport to get you from A to B.

Legendary local leaders

As the local experts in each destination, your leader can connect you with experiences you wouldn’t have on your own and make sure you get from A to B smoothly.

Ultimate itineraries

We include both iconic and unexpected experiences in our trips. This means you’ll see the big-ticket attractions of a destination, plus enjoy some surprising local moments too.

Simple, well-located accommodation

All your accommodation is taken care of and on our trips 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. We also have an optional single supplement available on most trips for travellers who prefer to have their own room. 

Local, sustainable transport

Getting from one place to another each day is included in your trip experience. We like to do things the local way, which can mean anything from Japanese bullet train to a Thai tuk tuk.

A brand-new crew

Whether you’re travelling solo or with friends from home, you’ll never be travelling alone. With an average group size of 10 people, you’ll never be lacking a dinner buddy or someone to snap a photo of you.

Plenty of downtime

We know you want to choose your own adventure sometimes, which is why our trips have plenty of built-in free time. Your local leader will be full of good ideas for epic ways to fill it.

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This trip was awesome; our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly; the accommodation was pretty sweet; the places we visited were so different and interesting and I made a heap of new friends. Highly recommend!

Madeleine, Real Mexico, August 2019

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