Explorer trips are truly the heart and soul of Intrepid

Our Explorer tour itineraries are true classics, inspired by a sense of adventure and an irresistible urge to see the world. These trips are built for travellers who like to sample a bit of everything off the travel menu. They include a mix of cultural activities and experiences so you can get a feel for the place through a tapas smorgasbord of culture, history, adventure and good food all rolled up into one easy package.

Explorer trips come in a range of styles – from Basix to Premium – so you can choose the right level of service and inclusions to accompany your journey. 


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Explorer trip highlights

Group overlooking Machu Picchu, Peru

Choose your route to Machu Picchu, Peru

Choose you own adventure on your way to the mother of all Inca cities – magical Machu Picchu. Test yourself on the challenging Classic Inca Trail or the Quarry Trail, or take the train for a more leisurely experience.

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Walk into history in Bosnia & Herzegovina

Head to the famous Stari Most Bridge, built by the Ottomans in 1565. If you’re lucky, you’ll see the famous bridge divers hurl themselves into the icy waters below. On your return to Sarajevo stop at Konjic where you’ll explore Josep Tito's nuclear bunker on a guided tour.

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Farmers collecting produce in Japan

Homestay in Japan

Take part in a homestay and grab the opportunity to get your hands dirty and help out with some farm work. Dinner will be a home-cooked farm-to-table feast and your host will be able to teach you a trick or two about Japanese home cooking.

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Join a henna ceremony in Morocco

Join a local naquasha – a henna artist – in Morocco's M'goun Valley as she explains the origins of these temporary tattoos. Get your own design if you'd like, traditionally placed on the backs of women's hands or on men's palms.

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How to choose the right Explorer trip for you

Consider your preferred travel style

You’ll find Explorer trips across all of our travel styles – from Basix to Premium. Learn more about our travel styles to decide which feels like the best fit for you, and then use the search filters to fine-tune your search.

Narrow down your destination wishlist

There’s a whole big world out there to explore, and hundreds of trips that’ll get you there. So if you have some countries higher on your list than others, start there by typing the country or region name into the search bar up top.

Narrow your dates or duration

If you’ve only got a week to spare or you know you need to squeeze a trip in between two dates, use the duration and dates filters to limit your results to trips that fit your schedule.

Use the wishlist tool

You’ll surely spot a few contenders for your bucket list as you browse Explorer trips, so make use of our wishlist tool to bookmark your favs. Click ‘Add to my wishlist’ in the search results or on each trip page, and be sure to create an account to save them for later.

Let us help you

We know our trips inside and out, and our adventure consultants are here to help so hop on live chat or give us a call if you have any questions. If it’s inspiration you need, head over to The Good Times for travel stories and tips.



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.

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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

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