Few destinations inspire passion like South America does – from the fiery Argentine tango to the misty Inca Trail.

Whether you want to spot Giant Tortoises in the Galapagos Islands, head to the cityside beaches of Rio or party in the salsa clubs of Colombia there’s a South American adventure waiting for you.

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Why choose Intrepid

Traditional dress in Lake Titicaca

The ultimate adventures

You can’t travel to Peru without seeing Machu Picchu but sharing a laugh with the island-dwellers of Lake Titicaca can be just as memorable. That’s why we’ve included the big-ticket items, as well as plenty of off-the-grid experiences and free time.

Local leader

Local leaders, local connections

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

Travellers at Bolivia's salt flats

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.

Galapagos Tortoise

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.

Amazon Jungle lodge

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 an overnight bus in Bolivia or a lodge in the Amazon Jungle.

Iguazu Falls

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.

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Reviews

Travelling with Intrepid through Peru was an incredible experience! Our guide looked for every opportunity to better tailor the tour to suit our group, and the local inclusions meant we got to know more of the Real Peru and created a more authentic experience.

Alana, Real Peru, September 2019

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