It’s an idea so crazy that only the most intrepid of travellers would dare attempt it. A non-stop, no-holds-barred 365-day journey that spans almost the entire globe, from the jungles of South East Asia all the way to the ice-covered Antarctic Peninsula. The word ‘ultimate’ gets thrown around a lot, often in reference to things like burritos and wrestling, but sometimes it’s truly justified. This is one of those times.

People, welcome to Intrepid Travel’s Ultimate 365-Day Adventure: one ticket that will get you 34 countries, 5 continents and over 200 breakfasts (that’s a lot of breakfast). Crazy? Possibly. Possible? Definitely. 

How do I book?
The original 365-day adventure departed on February 3, 2016. Find our longest trips around the world at the link below or call our adventure specialists on 1-800-970-7299 or email 



Trip details

Start Bangkok, Thailand
Finish Buenos Aires, Argentina

Argentina, Antarctica, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam, United States, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Themes Explorer, Overland, Polar, Sailing, Wildlife
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages Min 18
Group size Max 22
Carbon offset 5770kg pp per trip

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Prepare for a unique adventure loaded with ancient sights and breathtaking beauty as you travel from the hustle of Bangkok to the bustle of Ho Chi Minh City. Discover the laidback charm and easy smiles of the Cambodian people, call into the ancient temples at Angkor, take on beguiling Phnom Penh and relax on the palm-fringed beaches of Sihanoukville. With a do-it-yourself approach that gives you the freedom to choose what interests you, we dare you to not be impressed by the Cambodia Adventure.

Experience quintessential Vietnam on this comprehensive trip from south to north. Travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi and experience dynamic cities, tranquil backwaters, imperial ruins, faded colonial elegance and picture-perfect landscapes dotted with reminders of the past. This was our first trip to Vietnam and many say it remains our best.

From French architecture left over from colonial times, to iconic local markets, and traffic like you’ve never experienced, Hanoi is unique to say the least. Your accommodation will be covered but you can join Urban Adventure to discover what locals know in Hanoi. Discover the historic hot spots on the Hanoi Highlights tour, encounter one of the most photographed places in Vietnam on the Halong Bay Urban Adventure, trade in the frenetic pace of Hanoi on the Village Discovery by Bike or the Citadels, Karsts & Cycle tour or source the best street eats on the Hanoi Street Food by Night tour.

Combining Java’s collection of earthly volcanoes and pre-historic jungles with Bali’s stunning beaches, Java and Bali Explorer is a great way to experience the incredible contrasts and magical scenery of Indonesia. Get to the heart of life on this famous archipelago by visiting rice paddies, tea plantations and remote villages. Be charmed by Indonesia’s rich cultural heritage, witness traditional dance performances and visit ornate temples. From the fervent pace of Jakarta to the back alleys of Ubud, the islands of Bali and Java are Indonesia’s most celebrated duo – a treasure trove of beautiful beaches, rolling hills and dynamic cities.

As one of the most populous cities on Earth, there are plenty of things to do in Beijing. Your accommodation will be covered but you can join Urban Adventure to discover what locals know in Beijing. Fill your tummy with all sorts of yummy food on the Beijing Food Walk,  join the Beijing Insight tour as an introduction to Beijing 101, spin your wheels (and burn off the dumplings) on the Beijing by Bike Urban Adventure.

Satisfy your sense of adventure and spiritual curiosity on this true overland odyssey. From the great capital of China, travel across the vast Tibetan Plateau, through remote villages and the mountain kingdom of Nepal, and into the heady chaos of India. Ride the world's highest railway all the way to Lhasa and witness the intense spirituality of the Tibetan people in their remote monasteries, traditional homes and colourful marketplaces. Spot exotic creatures, explore temples and palaces, and view icons such as Mt Everest, the Great Wall and the Taj Mahal on this epic travel experience rich in history, spirituality, culture and local interaction.

To visit Delhi is to treat and torture your senses both at the same time. With so much going on in this chaotic, explosive city, a local guide should almost be a requirement. Join a local on one of our Urban Adventures in Delhi to see the sights, taste the bites, and discover just what it is that makes the incredible city of New Delhi tick. Your accommodation will be covered but you can join Urban Adventure to discover what locals know in Delhi. Eat with a local family on a Home Cooked Delhi tour, find some inspiration on Gandhi’s Delhi tour or go beyond the clichéd curry on the Delhi food Walk.

Experience enigmatic Egypt and its eastern neighbour, Jordan. Explore the bustling streets of Cairo, splash about on the beaches of Dahab and be mesmerised by the magnificent mosaics of Madaba. This is a journey filled with extraordinary landmarks and landscapes, sensational sights and unique spirit.

Exciting and noticeably cosmopolitan, Nairobi is the social hub of East Africa. Your accommodation will be covered but you can join Urban Adventure to discover what locals know in Nairobi. Discover the national park right in the heart of Nairobi on the Parks, Giraffes and Karen Blixen tour, have a local guide you on the Hell’s Gate National Park Urban Adventure, find the undiscovered local spots on the Nairobi Experience tour or trade the wildlife for nightlife on the Nairobi by Night tour.

Travel from Kenya to Cape Town through some of Africa’s most incredible sights on this jaw-dropping overland journey. Explore Kenya’s bustling capital, keep your eyes open for the Big Five – elephants, rhinos, buffalo, lions and leopards – in the vast savannas of the Serengeti, hike through lush mountain terrain and traverse sprawling desert plains. Sample exotic flavours, meet some of the friendliest people on the planet, and prepare for an unforgettable escapade on this incredible African adventure.

Travel to Morocco and visit the best of the country's attractions from Casablanca to Marrakech. Travel from the snow-capped Atlas Mountains to the endless sands of the Sahara, and from the medieval old town of Fes to the spice markets of Marrakech, the rich history and natural beauty of Morocco await. Observe the vibrant collision between old and new expressed in architecture and artwork. Learn about fallen cities and cross paths with nomadic tribes. Jump in and discover the many mysteries and legends concealed within this moody, ever-changing landscape.

Experience the best of North America and Mexico with this gem of a trip, which takes in the best of both of these vastly different regions. There’s time to keep it cool among the glaciers and mountains up in Alaska and Canada, as well as plenty of opportunities to bask in the heat and history of the southwest US and Mexico. A real joy for lovers of the great outdoors, this Anchorage to Mexico City tour is packed with national parks, forest-engulfed mountain country, baron deserts and even a couple of nights in the wilds of Las Vegas thrown in for good measure. The Grand Canyon and Monument Valley are also on the menu, so rest assured the thirst for a great American experience will be well and truly quenched. So climb aboard an old, converted US school bus and set off on one of the world’s greatest road trips.

As far as ultimate Central American adventures go, this trip from Mexico to Panama ticks all the boxes. Starting in Mexico City, the tour ventures down through Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and finally to Panama. Loaded with culture, history, architecture and bountiful nature, this incredible Central American adventure will leave you breathless. This exciting itinerary may be full of trekking up volcanoes, exploring vibrant cities, kayaking down emerald rivers, snorkelling over reefs and taking part in all manor of outdoor and cultural activities, but there is also a great balance of down time too, with beaches, forests and unspoilt nature to be enjoyed and relaxed in. So if you’re after a life-affirming, awe-inspiring and never-to-be-forgotten adventure, then this epic trip is it.

Your accommodation will be covered but you can join Urban Adventure to discover what locals know in Quito. Discover Quito’s Old Town on the Old Town & Gastronomic Tour, join the Quito Sweet & Culinary experience for a day of power-eating, or visit a rehabilitation centre for condors and the Condors and Culture in Otavalo or find the freshest food in the Quito Market Discovery.

With a continent as huge as South America, and with as many incredible spots and sights to see across so many countries, it can be slightly overwhelming to narrow down the best of the best – but that’s exactly what’s been done for you on this trip leaving you free to focus on the most important part: enjoying yourself! Take in the best of Quito, the lush green of the Amazon Jungle, hike to the Inca splendour of Machu Picchu and puzzle over the Nazca Lines. See centuries-old Inca ruins around Cuzco, tango the night away in Buenos Aires and lose yourself in Lima. Even seasoned travellers will find something new on this incredible South American journey that will tantalise and immerse you in the culture, sights and heart of this incredible place.

Get in touch with your passionate side in one of the best places of Earth for it – Buenos Aires. No Argentina travel experience is complete without taking in the simply gorgeous sights and sounds of the nation’s capital, and you’ll feel all of this and more as you explore the city with a local. Your accommodation will be covered but you can join Urban Adventure to discover what locals know in Buenos Aires. Prime yourself for piggery on the Gourmet Buenos Aires Food Adventure, become a Malbec expert on the Malbec Trail of Palermo tour or have in-depth, authentic tango experience on the tango, tango, tango Urban Adventure.


Cast off from Ushuaia, Argentina, to embark on an adventure to one of the most beautiful and remote locations on the planet. Sail across the notorious Drake Passage bound for the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. Explore a world covered in ice and snow; marvel at the odd shapes and spectacular hues of drifting icebergs; spot albatross, cormorants, seals, penguins and whales; and discover the land of the midnight sun - the blues and whites of Antarctica are truly breathtaking.

Trip inclusions


204 breakfasts,
139 lunches,
140 dinners

Transport 4x4 Safari Vehicle,
Auto rickshaw,
Cycle rickshaw,
Overland vehicle,
Overnight bus,
Overnight sleeper train,
Private bus,
Private minibus,
Private vehicle,
Public bus,

Beach hut (1 night),
Bungalow (2 nights),
Bush camp - no facilities (1 night),
Desert camp (1 night),
Camping with basic facilities (13 nights),
Camping with facilities (99 nights),
Chalet (3 nights),
Cruise ship (12 nights),
Deluxe permantent tent (2 nights),
Gite (1 night),
Guesthouse (20 nights),
Hogan (1 night),
Homestay (4 nights),
Hostel (12 nights),
Hotel (174 nights),
Jungle Lodge (3 nights),
Lodge (2 nights),
Overnight boat (1 night),
Overnight bus (5 nights),
Overnight sleeper train (4 nights),
Permanent tented camp (1 night),
Riad (2 nights)

Included activities Over 150 activities and excursions are included in this itinerary. Please see the TCs for trip notes and detailed inclusion.


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