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.
Why choose Intrepid
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 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 rocking to sleep on an overnight bus in Bolivia or a lodge in the Amazon Jungle.
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.
Local leaders with tips and advice.
A comfy place to stay each night.
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.
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.
Top trips in South America
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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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