From world wonders like the Taj Mahal to taco and tostada crawls in Mexico, a once-in-a-lifetime adventure is out there waiting for you.

Want to see the highlights but still have freedom to explore your way? Our 18 to 29s adventures are packed with bucket list experiences, but have plenty of free time built in. Whether you’re travelling solo or with friends, you’ll be part of a small crew of like-minded young travellers to share it all with. With a legendary local leader to handle the logistics, show you where to find the best banh mi or bento and help you break the ice with locals, you can sit back and enjoy the ride. So, what are you waiting for?

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Why travel with Intrepid

Girl dancing at the Taj Mahal

Bucket list itineraries

Sure, you can travel to India to see the Taj Mahal, but we like to share a laugh with a local chai wallah in the market while we’re at it. Our trips include loads of big-ticket attractions, as well as plenty of unique and unexpected experiences that you can only have with a local guide.

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Legendary leaders

The best folks to show you around are the ones who live there. Our local leaders know these destinations like an old friend, so get ready to eat at the best street food joints, stay with local families and experience things you wouldn’t be able to on your own.

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Travel sustainably

We're on a mission to create positive change through the joy of travel. That’s why all of our trips are carbon offset and we give back to the communities we visit with the help of The Intrepid Foundation. When you travel with us, you travel with purpose.

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Smallish groups

With an average group size of 10 people, our groups are big enough to create a good vibe, but small enough to blend in with the locals. Whether you’re travelling solo or with mates, you’ll really get to know your crew and will never be stuck for someone to grab a drink with.

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Make your money go further

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. This way, you choose where your spending money goes.

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Safety first

Your safety is our top priority. We monitor world events very closely and are committed to ensuring our trips are safe for everyone — for our travellers, our leaders and crew, and the people we visit along the way. Rest easy, you’ll be well taken care of.

Highlights of our 18 to 29s trips

A group of travellers on a rowing boat along the Mekong in Vietnam

Venture through Vietnam

From the old-world streets of Hanoi to the bustling Ho Chi Minh City – and all the temples, motorbikes and banh mi in between – adventures await in Vietnam. On this epic 11-day adventure from north to south, we’ll get you chomping and slurping pho-nomenal food, kayaking around Cat Ba island (away from the tourists), cycling through ride paddies and crossing hectic Vietnamese roads like a local in no time.

A traveller standing below Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, India

Dive into India

Tick off the highlights of these two iconic South Asian countries as you travel from chaotic Delhi to the patchouli-scented Kathmandu. Fall in love with the Taj Mahal, sail along the Ganges in the holy city of Varanasi, search for rhinos on a Chitwan Jungle safari and explore the remarkable Amber Fort in Jaipur – all that (and then some) in just 13 days.  

Two travellers posing at the Heavenly Gates in Bali

See the best bits of Bali

There’s more to Bali than beaches and Bintang – though there'll be plenty of time to kick back with a beer! Experience the highlights and some hidden gems of Bali as you visit holy water temples, hike up the iconic Mt Batur volcano for sunrise, snorkel with sea turtles and dance in the golden hour glow at a snazzy beach club in Seminyak.

A traveller standing at the base of Chichen Itza in Mexico

Munch your way through Mexico

Discover the real Mexico on an overland adventure from the sprawling metropolis of Mexico City to the white sand beaches and underground caverns of Playa del Carmen. Fill your belly with regional specialities in the foodie capital of Oaxaca (think everything from spicy mole to lime grasshoppers), uncover Mayan mysteries at Chichen Itza and swim in the dreamy Agua Azul waterfall. 

A group of traveller admiring the sunset in the Sahara Desert

Journey into Morocco

Get an authentic taste of Morocco as you travel through the High Atlas Mountains, the cultural capital of Fes and the chaotic medinas of Marrakesh. Sleep under the stars in a desert camp in the Sahara, meet nomadic shepherds at a traditional Berber village and learn the ancient art of mint tea making at a community-run teahouse that supports local women. 

A local gondola skipper standing on a bridge in Venice

Discover the heart of Europe

Ticking off European favourites including Berlin, Krakow, Prague, Vienna and Budapest, this is the Central Europe trip you’ve dreamed about. Dine and drink in busy medieval squares, explore stunning hilltop castles and stay in ridiculously Instagrammable towns that look like they belong in a fairy tale.

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FAQs

Our trips are guaranteed to depart once they have one fully paid customer, unless the minimum group size listed in the Essential Trip Information and/or Special Conditions state otherwise.

We’ll try our very hardest to accommodate all dietary requirements, but it can be difficult to guarantee in some out-of-the-way places. We'll let you know if there are places on your itinerary where this is the case. Please let us know your dietary requirements at the time of booking and we’ll pass the information on to your leader.

You’ll be staying in simple, well-located accommodation with shared amenities, though it's common for rooms to be ensuite. 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.

If your gender identity differs from what is indicated on your passport, please contact us so that we can discuss rooming options with you. If you'd like your own space, most of our trips also have the option to pay a fee for an individual room.

Most hotels, cafes and bars have Wi-Fi, especially in big cities and towns. In remote places (like the Sahara and the Amazon Rainforest) or on treks or homestays, you won’t be able to access Wi-Fi or mobile data as easily. Your leader will give you a heads-up beforehand so you can call home or send a quick WhatsApp.

Your leader can also help you buy a local SIM card if you'd like to stay connected.

You sure do. Travel insurance is compulsory on all our trips if you’re travelling internationally. Your leader will take down your insurance details on the first day in case they are needed during the trip, so make sure to bring your policy documents.

Learn more about travel insurance.

Vaccination requirements differ depending on the destination, and as we’re not medical practitioners, unfortunately we can't advise on this issue. Please see your local GP or travel doctor for details and advice about current vaccination requirements.  

Learn more about entry and health requirements for the destination(s) you’ll be visiting.  

Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards

From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (excluding all Polar trips and select adventure cruises).

However, we continue to strongly recommend that all Intrepid travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.

Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.

Learn more about Intrepid’s COVID-19 policy

Travel for good

Every time you book an 18 to 29s trip, you'll be planting 50 trees in the world's first travel-powered forest in Kenya.

Our planet is full of beautiful places and creatures that inspire us, but we need to preserve and restore them for the next generation. When you travel with us you'll be directly helping to regenerate the planet you've inherited, with the help of The Intrepid Foundation.

Read more about our reforestation project

Over 29?

We've got trips to suit every adventurer – no matter your budget, interests or travel style. If you can't travel on an 18 to 29s trip, you can always book a seat on our classic Intrepid Travel trips, which are open to all ages.

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