Small groups, big adventures and sustainable travel - that’s our thing.  

For over 30 years, our locally-led trips have taken travellers off the beaten track in favour of immersive, authentic experiences. When you travel with Intrepid, you’ll do more than just see a place, you’ll live it - and make a positive impact along the way.

Why choose Intrepid

Local leader

Local leaders

Your trips are curated and run by our local experts. Who better to show you the must-sees, than those who live there?

Responsible travel

Responsible travel

You’re travelling with a company that advocates for child and animal welfare, carbon offsets each trip and gives back to the communities you visit.

Small groups

Small groups

With an average group size of 10, you’ll trade the tourist trail for authentic experiences and connect with like-minded travellers.



Our story

Intrepid Travel has come a long way since our humble beginnings in 1988, when two mates from Melbourne turned their youthful beards to the thing they loved most – travel.

Perhaps inspired by the impending release of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Australians Darrell Wade and Geoff (Manch) Manchester set off for the wilds of Africa in a modified an ex-council truck crammed with friends, supplies, a handful of aviator sunglasses and a case or two of beer.

Driven by more than a passion for expeditionary trips, the pair were determined to create a style of travel that could benefit both travellers and the places and people they visited. With a belief that travel had the power to make a real difference, their first business plan included donations to communities before Intrepid was making any money.


Today, we offer more than 1,000 trips in more than 120 countries spanning Europe, Asia, North & South America, the Middle East, Australia and both the Artic and Antarctica

While we’re a bit larger, our mission remains the same: connecting travellers to a destination through sustainable, small group adventures led by award-winning local experts.

A world leader in sustainable travel driven by a purpose beyond profit, responsible business is – and always will be - at the heart of what we do.

Our purpose

We believe that with great travel, comes great responsibility. That’s why Intrepid Travel was founded to create a style of travel that benefits both people and the planet.

Now an industry leader in responsible business, we’re committed to not just treading lightly, but making a real difference – by investing in local communities, human and animal rights initiatives, wildlife conservation projects and the environment.

Learn more about our Purpose Beyond Profit