Asia 18 to 35s tours

From the neon-lit chaos of Bangkok to Borneo’s misty mountains, Asia is an eternal backpacker’s favourite.

Whether you want to get your fill of sushi in the tiny bars of Tokyo, soak up some sun (and maybe a few Lion lagers) along the coast of Sri Lanka, or go kayaking around Cat Ba Island in Vietnam, there’s an Asian adventure waiting for you.

Intrepid 18 to 35s: South East Asia

Why choose us

The ultimate adventures

You can’t travel to India without swinging past the Taj Mahal but having a laugh with a chai wallah in a local market is just as memorable. That’s why we’ve included the big-ticket items, as well as plenty of free time.

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.

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.

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.

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 sleeping in a 17th-century Rajasthani castle or rocking to sleep with a bunch of locals on an overnight train in Vietnam.

Make your money go further

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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Real Cambodia

Jonathan · Traveled May 2024
I can't recommend Intrepid and our tour guide Minear highly enough - he truly made the trip as thoroughly enjoyable as it was! He always had time for everyone, always had a smile on his face, ensured the trip ran like a well oiled machine and possess an unrivalled knowledge of Cambodia and it's people, there wasn't a question I asked him that he wasn't able to answer with confidence which really brought an added level of enjoyment and made learning about the country effortless. 10/10.
Review submitted 26 May 2024

Real Cambodia

Georgia · Traveled May 2024
The Real Cambodia trip was excellent. Our group leader Minear was the absolute highlight of the trip. His passion for Cambodia and for life was infectious. Thank-you Minear!!
Review submitted 27 May 2024

Essential Sri Lanka

Katie · Traveled May 2024
A must-do trip to see the highlights of Sri Lanka!
Review submitted 24 May 2024

Essential Sri Lanka

Rose · Traveled May 2024
We had the best time in Sri Lanka with our informative, helpful and friendly guide Vidu. We would totally recommend this trip for anyone looking to get an in depth insight into Sri Lanka
Review submitted 24 May 2024

Essential Sri Lanka

Henry · Traveled May 2024
Such a great trip - beautiful place with a load of activities which really gets under the skin of the country. Our guide Vidusha was fantastic, very knowledgeable and fun. Would 100% recommend,
Review submitted 27 May 2024