Mysterious and alluring, the Middle East is the perfect destination for adventure.

Whether you want to see the iconic Pyramids of Giza, explore the ancient ruins and desert landscape of Petra or check out Banky’s street art in Bethlehem, there’s a Middle Eastern adventure waiting for you.

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Why choose Intrepid

Petra

The ultimate adventures

You can’t travel to Jordan without visiting Petra but sharing a meal with local Bedouin in Wadi Rum is just as memorable. That’s why we’ve included the big-ticket items, as well as plenty of free time and off-the-grid experiences.

Leader with two male travellers in Egypt

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.

Group of travellers in Egypt

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.

Traveller in Aswan with local trader

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.

Travellers on a felucca on the Nile

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 rocking to sleep on a felucca down the Nile in Egypt or camping under the stars in Wadi Rum.

Traveller jumping in Wadi Rum

Make your money go further

You want big-time experiences without the big-time price tag? Our 18 to 29s 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.

Inclusions

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Local leaders with tips and advice.

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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 rooms are normally twin share. If you’re a solo traveller, you’ll be paired with another solo traveller of the same gender at no extra cost. If you like your privacy, sometimes you’ll have the chance to pay a single supplement for your 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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Reviews

My first ever Intrepid trip to Jordan was amazing! I met amazing new friends and had one of the most amazing tour guides ever (Issa). I learned so much about the people and experienced the beautiful sites and delicious food. I can't wait to come back again.

Jared, One Week in Jordan, September 2019

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