There is so much more to an Intrepid adventure than beaches, but mixing in a few incredible sunsets over the ocean or some R&R in a hammock, along with a healthy dose of culture and adventure, sounds pretty good to us. So here’s our list of the ultimate in sand, sun and surf. Even once your tan has faded, and the last grains of sand have dislodged from your shoes and your suitcase, you’ll savor these adventures forever.

And with everything going on in the world, it is more important than ever to tread lightly in these pristine corners of the world. Intrepid Travel is actively involved in sustainability projects to help protect our oceans, environments and wildlife. Intrepid Travel is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, we're the largest carbon-neutral travel company, and we support environmental organizations such as the Australia Conservation Foundation and SEE Turtles in Latin America.

Now on to that list of dreamy beach destinations...

1. Australia

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Check out Australia’s rugged west coast on a 10-day overland adventure from Perth,...

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Explore Cradle Mountain National Park and the Bay of Fires on this nature-filled...

12 Days From 59930

Discover the serene shorelines of Broome, the freshwater swimming holes of Karijini...

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2.  Brazil

10 Days From 40160

Experience the best of everything Argentina and Brazil have to offer on this fantastic,...

17 Days From 44095

See Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay on a 17-day Lonely Planet Experience through Buenos...

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3. Portugal 

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Travel through Spain and Portugal. Visit Madrid, Granada, Seville, the Algarve, Lisbon,...

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Climb aboard the Harmony V for an unforgettable cruising adventure in Portugal, Spain...

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4. The United States of America 

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Enjoy this Hawaiian tour taking in Oahu, Kauai, Maui and The Big Island, as well as...

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5. Thailand

15 Days From 30765

Take an adventure from Thailand to Singapore, via Malaysia. This tour of South East...

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Visit Thailand, a country with all the ingredients for a holiday in paradise. Pristine...

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Cycling allows you to get closer to the real face of Thailand. From bicycles to...

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6. Sri Lanka

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Discover the must-sees, must-eats and must-meets of gorgeous Sri Lanka on this 15-day...

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Discover idyllic Sri Lanka from Negombo to Colombo on this eight-day Lonely Planet...

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Begin in Negombo, travel north to the imperial ruins of Anuradhapura, visit off-the...

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Discover a world of spice and splendour on a cycling trip across Sri Lanka, taking in...

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7. Panama

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Highlands, coast and islands – this 13-day Costa Rica and Panama Lonely Planet...

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Tour Central America on an epic 45-day Lonely Planet Experience from Mexico to Panama,...

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Spend 29 days visiting Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and...

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Environmental Projects We Currently Support

australian conservation foundation

Australian Conservation Foundation

ACF values sustainability over profits, environmental protection over consumption, and advocates for all living things. 

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clean and green cruising

Clean and green cruising

Our small ships generate less waste, don’t overwhelm small port towns and overall have a much smaller footprint than large cruise liners.

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SEE Turtles

SEE Turtles

SEE Turtles protects endangered sea turtles by supporting community-based conservation organizations across Latin America.

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