Higher-end sustainable travel
Our Premium style of travel is designed for the Intrepid traveller who’s looking for adventure travel with a higher standard of service. With well-crafted itineraries that include all the destination highlights (plus some unexpected surprises), Intrepid Premium is the sustainable choice for premium, locally led adventures.
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What is Premium travel?
Premium travel is all about exceptional experiences, a higher service level and excellent value. We use private or first-class local transport, have perfectly paced itineraries and stay in handpicked accommodation. You’ll pay more than any of our other styles of travel, but in exchange you’ll be treated to more included meals, our most experienced local leaders and have more immersive activities included in your trip.
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What is the accommodation like?
Our Premium accommodation has been specially selected for both quality and location. With an average local accommodation rating of 4 stars, you can rest assured you’ll always be comfortable and well-looked after, with personalised service.
All our Premium itineraries include a feature stay in a unique property chosen for historical significance, to showcase the local architectural style or to provide an unusual and exceptional local experience. Think a Ming-dynasty heritage house in China or a converted Madrasah in Uzbekistan.
As the sustainable choice for high-end adventures, we’re always working to make our already environmentally conscious trips even better. That’s why we feature accommodations that use renewable energy sources or that contribute back to the local community.
I'm travelling solo
Great! You're about to join a small group adventure, with an average of just 10 other travellers who want to explore the same destination as you. There’s no extra charge when you share accommodation with a member of the same gender, but if you’d like a little more privacy with a room all to yourself, there's a single supplement available on most Premium trips.
What else is included in the price?
In addition to accommodation, we also include all transport plus:
The passion of our local leaders is what makes Intrepid’s trips so special. Premium trips are all led by Intrepid’s most experienced leaders, who will be available around the clock to make sure your trip is memorable and to share their invaluable local insights with you.
Premium itineraries are designed and curated by Intrepid’s in-destination experts. Our genuine small group size (an average of 10 travellers per group) means you can easily access your leader’s time and attention.
Our Premium trips feature more included activities than any of our other styles, in addition to access to more local guides and experts. Experiences range from cultural to culinary, wellness to wildlife, and more.
Premium itineraries include more meals than other Intrepid styles – all of your breakfasts along the way, as well as visits to some of our favourite local restaurants with your group to get a taste of the region at lunch and dinner times. Premium itineraries also include feature food experiences – like a BBQ on a secluded beach in Sri Lanka or champagne overlooking Incan ruins.
From the very beginning – included arrival transfers and a complimentary welcome call at the first accommodation – Intrepid Premium offers premium service to you. With your luggage transferred for you between destinations, and 24/7 on ground support, you never have to worry about the details.
All incidental tipping (excluding for your local leader) is included in the price of your Premium trip, saving you the hassle so you can just enjoy every moment.
How we get around
Our Premium trips mostly use private vehicles, though in some destinations we seek out unique modes of transport for speed and convenience.
This could be a first-class train in Asia, a 4x4 in Africa or a short flight between more far-flung destinations.
Not sure this is your style of travel?
Check out our Basix, Original or Comfort styles or compare all our styles.