Short breaks

Whether it's the ultimate holiday add-on or a mini adventure you seek, Intrepid's Short Break Adventures are sure to tick all the boxes. They're loaded with value, take the hassle out of planning and help you squeeze every last drop out of your next trip away.

Short Breaks are the ideal add-on to a longer holiday – or a mini adventure of their own. With a duration of 2-8 days, they range from beach breaks to guided excursions, or are centred around an experience like hiking or cooking. Departures are frequent and usually guaranteed.

Short Breaks are slightly different to our group tours, with the idea being that you maintain a level of independence during down time e.g. at night. You'll most likely travel on a join-in basis, which means you may or may not be joined by others for activities and transportation, depending on demand. However, we do offer some independent options where you'll travel on your own or with your own party.

Our short breaks

Where you can go

Visit the iconic Taj Mahal on a tour departing from Delhi

Remember that dream? The one that began on a pearly white beach fringed by waters of sapphire blue. Where waves of incense flooded tiny laneways, and in a small village, a rooster crowed until the rice fields were bathed in warm sunlight. But this is no dream. This is Asia - and it will take your breath away.

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Couple looking at rainbow over Victoria Falls, with a cloudy sky, Zimbabwe, Africa

From the stampeding wildebeest of the Serengeti to the forces of nature at Zimbabwe’s Vic Falls, Africa is where Mother Nature parades her finest wares at every opportunity. Trek through rainforests and steamy jungles, meet majestic Maasai warriors and trace the inscriptions of ancient civilisations - the impressiveness of this continent simply knows no bounds!

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Mayan ruins in Mexico
Central America

Bite-size, hearty and packed with flavour and while that may sound like a taco - it’s actually a Central American Short Break. With a quick few days to spare, jump into a jam-packed itinerary featuring the oldest ruins, freshest foods and biggest monuments. Along the way you’ll have full insider know-how from a local guide so you can get the most of your time in Central America.

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Intrepid travellers pose happily at Machu Picchu
South America

With a few spare days, venture to the world’s most remote destinations or its busiest cities. From glacier hunting at Patagonia’s Torres del Paine National Park or animal spotting in the Amazon Jungle to marvelling before Iguazu Falls or debating the wonders of Easter Island – find a way to spend a couple of extra days in the ever-enchanting South America.

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Guide and traveller shake hands at Wadi Rum
Middle East

Travel a road that links antiquity with modernity, hear the melodic call to prayer drift over the hum of modern traffic, and marvel at 5000-year-old pyramids reflected in shining high-rise buildings only a decade old. Step into the exotic Middle East.

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Sahara Mini Adventure

Nasir · Traveled May 2024
This tour is short but sweet. Our guide was very knowledgeable. The sites and activities were breathtaking. I would highly recommend this quick getaway!
Review submitted 30 May 2024

Sahara Mini Adventure

Nathan · Traveled May 2024
Absolutely fantastic trip, our guide Hisham was wonderful and attentive throughout, would highly recommend to anyone wanting to experience a little slice of Morocco.
Review submitted 30 May 2024

Sahara Mini Adventure

Adriana · Traveled May 2024
Trip was amazing! By day 3 I was exhausted from the travel. I enjoyed the stops on the way to Merzouga and the local cuisine. Hicham went above and beyond for us.
Review submitted 29 May 2024

Easter Island (Rapa Nui) Short Break

Kathleen · Traveled May 2024
Easter Island (Rapa Nui) is definitely a place to see. The island history and seeing the multitude of moai is thorough.
Review submitted 01 Jun 2024

Sahara Mini Adventure

Marcus · Traveled May 2024
Amazing trip. Great value for money. If you are thinking about booking it, just do it.
Review submitted 01 Jun 2024