You know what they say – it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey.

As you travel towards the Great White Continent, make every stop an occasion with these Short Break Adventures. From the sultry city of Buenos Aires to the wild landscapes of Ushuaia and Patagonia, there’s a whole lot of fun to be had before you hop aboard the Ocean Endeavour to Antarctica. And you don’t have to add two weeks to your trip to experience these places – these bite-sized breaks show you all the best bits when you’re short on time. 

Why choose a Short Break with Intrepid


Make the most of your time

Want to level up your getaway? Short breaks are the ideal way to get the most out of your valuable time. They're loaded with value, take the hassle out of planning and help you squeeze every last drop out of your next trip away. You'll most likely travel on a join-in basis, which means you may or may not be joined by others for activities and transportation, depending on demand.


You’re in good hands

We know the best local suppliers and experts on the ground to give you an exciting and safe experience, meaning you won’t miss out on highlights just because you’re short on time. And don’t worry, there’s still free time for independent discoveries if there’s a restaurant or activity you’ve got your eye on.

responsible travel

Sustainable travel

Since we started running small group tours over 30 years ago, we’ve known travel can be a force for good. That’s why we choose to give back to the communities we visit, carbon offset all our trips and take our social and environmental responsibilities seriously. We’ve been officially certified as the world’s largest travel B Corp, which means when you choose Intrepid Travel, you can rest assured you’re travelling responsibly.


Asado in Buenos Aires

Sunset Barbecue in Buenos Aires

Want a taste of local life in Buenos Aires? Visit the home of a local resident for a delicious sunset barbecue dinner on their rooftop. Share stories and tuck into Malbec, provoleta and a traditional asado feast.

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Canoeing Tierra del Fuego

Canoeing in Tierra del Fuego National Park

It doesn’t get much more adventurous than travelling to the edges of the earth. Venture into Tierra del Fuego, the world’s southernmost National Park, and take in rugged landscapes as you canoe along the Lapataia and Ovando rivers.

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Browse our Short Breaks in Argentina

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Get beneath the surface of Buenos Aires on a bite-sized short break adventure. Tour the...

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From your base in El Calafate, explore the remarkable Perito Moreno Glacier and visit a...

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From your base in Ushuaia, explore the awe-inspiring landscapes of Argentina’s Tierra...

Browse our Short Breaks in Brazil

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Spend the night in Foz do Iguazu, and enjoy day tours of Iguazu Falls. Visit both the...

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Enjoy a short but action-filled tour of Rio. Take in the iconic sights, including the...

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