A trip to suit every Intrepid traveller.

Every Intrepid small group adventure has been carefully designed to make sure you have an unforgettable travel experience. Over the years, we’ve developed several trip styles and a wider range of themes to cater for a diverse range of travellers. Take a look below to find out what your ideal Intrepid adventure might look like.

At a glance:

Basix: simple, comfortable accommodation, local transport and plenty of free time for the independent traveller. 

Original: a mix of included activities and free time, meals and food freedom, standard and unique accommodation. 

Comfort: more inclusions, more comfortable accommodation and a more relaxed pace.

Premium: our best accommodation, most comfortable transport, exclusive unique experiences and our most experienced leaders.

Comparing our styles

Basix: for travellers on a budget 

Designed for travellers of any age on a budget, we use simple, clean and centrally located accommodation, local transport where we can and include plenty of free time. This means you can do the things that suit your budget and interests, rather than paying for inclusions you don’t want. 

Camping site in Botswana


Simple, clean and centrally located accommodation with a 2-to-2.5-star average rating. Typical accommodation types include budget hotels, local guesthouses, camping or homestays. 

Girl on train in Sri Lanka


Mostly uses local transport (tuk-tuk anyone?), which puts money back into the local economy and gives you a taste of local life. Use specialist overland and safari vehicles in some areas. 

Girl in Egyptian market with leader


With plenty of free time and optional activities, so you can choose how to spend your time and money. Meals are generally not included, but your experienced local leader will have some great suggestions! 

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Original: the classic Intrepid experience 

These are the trips we built our reputation on! They're the perfect choice for those after a great mix of included activities and insights from a local leader, as well as free time to explore a destination on their own. Original trips use centrally located, locally run accommodation and include some meals. 

Room in Morocco


Local guesthouses and homestay experiences are featured on many itineraries and you may even camp from time to time. Expect 3-star accommodation on average. 

Riding a camel in Egypt


Uses a mixture of private and local transport like tuk-tuks, camels, private safari vehicles, buses, trains, canoes – whatever is the best and most sustainable way to get around. 

Zip lining


With a balance between free time and included activities, your experienced local leader will help you discover things you won’t find on your own. There are some meals included, but the rest are up to you! 

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Comfort: a little more... comfortable 

We’ve smoothed away some of adventure travel’s rougher edges to craft a style of travel that has a few more pleasantries included. Enjoy a more relaxed pace of travel, inviting accommodation, more included activities and many meals along the way. 

Cave Hotel in Cappadocia


Comfortable hotels at a 3-to-4-star level, with private amenities and often plenty of local character. Some itineraries also feature homestays or unique accommodation. 


Primarily uses private transport. Local transport is occasionally used when it adds to the experience, like hopping on the back of a camel in the Sahara. 

Dinner in Uzbekistan


We’ve taken the hassle out of travelling, by including many of the activities, meals and an arrival transfer from the airport. Your experienced local leader will also have plenty of tips for how best to fill your free time.  

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Premium: higher-end adventures, done right.

With handpicked accommodation, exceptional included experiences, led by our most knowledgeable leaders, Premium trips are the sustainable choice for higher-end, locally led adventures. 

Posada Amazonas in Peru


Handpicked for location and quality at a 4-star level. All itineraries include a feature stay at an unforgettable and unique accommodation.

Transport in India


Primarily uses private transport. Use first-class trains where we can, or carbon-offset internal flights where necessary, as well as comfortable 4x4s in Africa. 

Mariachi dinner in Mexico


More included activities and extras than any other Intrepid trip, including tipping and an arrival transfer.  Breakfast is included every day, as well as many lunches and dinners. You’ll be led by our most experienced local leaders. 

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Doing good

Whether you’re travelling on a budget or hitting the road in a high-end kind of way, each Intrepid trip supports an Intrepid Foundation partner. 

These partners are addressing four key focus areas: 

Protecting the environment, taking a stand for wildlife, addressing inequality and empowering communities.   

No matter which style of adventure you choose, we donate to The Intrepid Foundation on behalf of every traveller on our Intrepid multi-day trips. That means, just by travelling with us, you’re helping our partners do good in the world.

Visit the Intrepid Foundation