Central America 18 to 35s tours

Sun, salsa (the eating and the dancing) and good times. Central America is where it’s at. Whether you want to kick back on the Caribbean coast, eat your fill of tacos in Mexico or go sloth-spotting in Costa Rica, there’s a Central American adventure waiting for you.

Why choose us

The ultimate adventures

You can’t travel to Cuba without riding in a vintage car but learning to salsa with the locals in a smoky nightclub is just as memorable. That’s why we’ve included the big-ticket items, as well as plenty of free time.

Local leaders, local connections

Travelling with an experienced leader means you can just enjoy the moment, rather than worrying about when the last train leaves. They’ll also share stories and take you to places that only the locals know about.

Small (but not too small) groups

Our groups are made up of 10 travellers on average. That’s big enough to create a good vibe, but small enough to explore a destination independently. And if you’re travelling solo, it’s the perfect number of new friends.

A sustainable way to travel

We believe that travelling sustainably is important. Through our not-for-profit The Intrepid Foundation, we are committed to supporting projects around the world – from reducing carbon in the environment to supporting the livelihoods of local communities.

Stay real in cool places

We think where you lay your head at night can be just as cool as what you see during the day. Whether that be sleeping on a sailing boat off the coast of Turkey or rocking to sleep on an overnight train from Berlin to Krakow.

Make your money go further

Want big-time experiences without the big-time price tag? Our 18 to 35s travel style means staying in simple, well-located accommodation, taking local transport and enjoying tasty local food, so you choose where your spending money goes.

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4.9 out of 5 based on 133 reviews submitted.
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Elizabeth · Traveled March 2024
Costa Rica met and exceeded my expectations and this trip helps you cram in all of the different sides of Costa Rica in such a short time. The nature and wildlife is incredible, the thermal spas in La Fortuna are brilliant and the vibe on the Caribbean side in Puerto Viejo is amazing. If you only have a week available, I definitely recommend this trip.
Review submitted 23 Mar 2024

Amber · Traveled March 2024
Real Central America with Intrepid was incredible! Our tour guide Gil was amazing. He went above and beyond to make sure we all had a safe but fun time. Travelling through Mexico, Belize and Guatemala was an experience I will never forget!
Review submitted 21 Mar 2024

Teague · Traveled March 2024
This tour exceeded all my expectations. As a first-time solo traveller I felt like our tour leader Gil constantly had our best intrests in mind, and I never found myself feeling unsafe. The locations, activities and company were second-to-none and I will look back on this trip as my best and easiest travel experience to date. I'm looking forward to my next intrepid trip!
Review submitted 23 Mar 2024

Kate · Traveled March 2024
Our tour guide, Gil, truly made the experience exceptional. His knowledge of the region was unparalleled, and his passion for sharing it with us was infectious. From the bustling streets of Mexico to the serene beaches of Belize and the ancient ruins of Tikal in Guatemala, every moment was filled with wonder and discovery. Gil's expertise added layers of depth to each destination, as he expertly navigated us through historical sites, vibrant markets, and breathtaking natural landscapes.
Review submitted 24 Mar 2024

Lucy · Traveled March 2024
This trip exceeded my expectations! It was an amazing experience with a great group of people and was made even better by our fantastic tour leader Gilberto. He really was the best, such a fun and calming person with a lot of knowledge to share, I will miss him!
Review submitted 28 Mar 2024