We’ve got nothing against beach resorts (everyone should be exposed to all-you-can-drink fruit smoothies once in their life), but feel travel should be more than the quest for the perfect tan. Enter Intrepid beach breaks. We take the crystal waters and chalk-white sands you love, then build an adventure around them. It might be orangutan spotting in the wilds of Sabah, channelling some peaceful vibes in an Ubud temple or a Bedouin camel safari in Jordan. The point is: beaches are just the beginning.
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We usually don’t use the word azure unless it’s absolutely necessary. But when it comes to glittering seas off the French Riviera, Thailand’s turquoise shallows or a sky-blue cay in a Cuban archipelago, no other word really cuts it. These are your classic beach breaks (Intrepid style): plenty of sun, salt and sand, with a healthy dash of adventure thrown in.
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Full-throttle beach breaks
Countries like India and Sri Lanka live with the colour and crowds turned up to the max, so it’s nice to balance that infectious energy with some well-earned R&R beneath the swaying palms of Negombo beach or the jungle-covered bluffs of Varkala. If you’re after a good mix of chaos, culture and cool, these are the trips for you.
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A walk on the wild side
Beach wildlife doesn’t have to be limited to seagulls and the odd washed-up jellyfish. We’ve designed a range of trips that combine phenomenal coastlines with the world’s most iconic wildlife experiences. Example? Try kicking back on the white sands of a Mozambique beach camp before heading inland to track black rhino in Kruger National Park.
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Coasts with culture
Never fear, culture vultures, we haven’t forgotten you. It’s probably no coincidence that many ancient civilisations built their temples so close to great beaches. Even the Aztecs liked to relax. Check out cliff-top ruins above the beaches of Mexico or cool off in the waters of Jordan’s Red Sea before hopping on a camel and trekking to the lost city of Petra.
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Day trips with Urban Adventures
From a couple of hours to a whole day, an Urban Adventure is the best way to explore a destination in a short space of time. With a local guide and a small group, you will be sure to discover the places that only #localsknow
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Foodies rejoice! Your favourite cooking element takes centre stage in this Zanzibar food tour of the local spice culture. We’ll take you beyond the shaker to a spice farm to sample the best “Spice Island” has to offer.
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Kochi bike and backwaters
Embrace both pedal and paddle on this Kochi bike tour that cruises down to the beautiful backwaters of India, stops at a local’s house for lunch, and glides through the picturesque rivers of Ezhupunna. Not to mention the beaches, fisherman’s farms, and villages we’ll check out on the way. We couldn’t fit more into this tour even if we wanted to!
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There's a reason Halong Bay is one of the most photographed places in Vietnam - it's ridiculously beautiful. Hop on a traditional junk, glide through the azure waters with a drink in one hand, and a spot of seafood in the other. There's no better way to travel Halong Bay!
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All the way to Alajuela
Escape San Jose for the day and head to nearby Alajuela, a smaller city but with big things to see. You’ll wander the streets and see the local side of life, from the neighbourhood market to traditional cantinas. Finish it all off with your head in the clouds in the cloud forest at Poás Volcano National Park.
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