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Intrepid Travel

4.6 | Excellent
  • 94% Recommend
Service Level
  • Standard
  • Global Operator
  • 1989
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • 1,053

Intrepid Travel Reviews & Ratings 94% Recommend

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Ecuador guide Eitel made the tour… August 2023

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Our Ecuador guide Eitel made the tour exceptional! He has encyclopedic knowledge of Ecuador and Latin America. Because he has traveled the world, Eitel placed this information within contexts that we could appreciate. That says a lot because we were a diverse group of travelers. The experience deepened my appreciation for the country's marvelous people, history, cultures, and resources.
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Experience local culture August 2023

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
With Intrepid you experience so much of local culture. My recent Best of Morocco tour took us to riding camels in the Sahara and spending a night in a desert camp under the stars. We met local people, ate some meals in family homes and truly experienced their beautiful culture. Guest houses were usually family run. Intrepid support locals wherever they can. If you want an adventure this tour is for you
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Barcelona to Rome by rail August 2023

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The route of the trip was extensive and made for a delightful 16 days traveling by rail from Barcelona to Rome. The small group was a plus - the 12 (from US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia) bonded quickly and enjoyed being together. The guide was helpful and informative but allowed much freedom and independence throughout the trip. The itinerary was busy but very doable, and the travel by rail was efficient, fun yet relaxing, and enjoyable. Highly recommend this trip!!
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Great itinerary for Premium Namibia… August 2023

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Great itinerary for Premium Namibia trip in July 2023.
Loved the giant sand dunes of the Deadvlei, adored the pink flamingoes at Walvis Bay, and enjoyed the animals - especially zebra dazzles and giraffes in Etosha Park.
Stayed in some fabulous Desert Lodges.
Super guide (Johannes) and great driver (Gerson).
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Two Intrepid trips down many to go… August 2023

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Two Intrepid trips done this year and I highly recommend them. Vietnam and Bali were both excellent tours, informative, streamlined and thoroughly enjoyable. Shout out to the guides who were so informative and organised.

Intrepid tours take the hassle out of travel and I have used them as an easy introduction to a country before I ventured out on my own.
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Family Thailand tour August 2023

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We did a family intrepid tour of Thailand . It was fantastic from start to finish. The guide was amazing, the itinerary was brilliant and we had one of the best trips we have ever done. We could not recommend intrepid more highly.
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Are flights included?
No, however Intrepid’s agents can guide you to different flight booking resources depending on where you are travelling from.
Do I need Travel Insurance?

Yes. Most tour companies require you to have travel insurance, which covers medical emergencies, cancellations, lost luggage, and other unforeseen circumstances. There are many options for travel insurance, and Intrepid recommends Travel Guard, which you can purchase through them during the booking process.

What is the Average Group Size?
Intrepid offers small group trips with a max of 16 people. During Covid-19 they have updated a number of safety precautions, including even smaller with an average group size of 10, to help with social distancing.
What is the age range?
Intrepid Travel is suitable for multiple age ranges. Many of their trips are very active, with a lot of walking and outdoor activity, but they welcome all ages on most trips (some are specifically family or 18-29).
Is there a Single Supplement for Solo Travelers?
Single Supplements are not required when traveling with Intrepid, though you'll be staying with a roommate throughout your trip. If you'd prefer a room to yourself, this can be arranged subject to availability and you will pay a single supplement.
Are kids welcome?
Intrepid has several Family Trips, where children under 12 are welcome. The age minimum varies based on the kinds of activities included in the trip. On all Intrepid trips, the age minimum is usually 15 with a parent or guardian present. Overland tours require that travelers be 18 or older.
What kind of luggage should I bring?
Bear in mind that on most Intrepid trips you will be required to carry your own luggage. So pack light - backpacks are recommended or an easily transportable small to medium sized suitcase.
Does Intrepid have a loyalty program?

Yes! Once you take one trip with Intrepid, you become a member of their Intrepid Insiders – customers who receive advanced access to sales and exclusive offers.

What specific COVID safety measures are your company implementing on all trips at the moment?

Full details

1.   Vaccinated travellers must produce proof of vaccination. 

Customers who’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 must produce a digital or physical vaccination record as part of the mandatory pre-trip health screening. 


2.   Travellers who cannot produce a COVID-19 vaccination record or those who have only been partially vaccinated must produce proof of a negative COVID-19 test.

Customers who haven’t been vaccinated or have had one part of a two-dose vaccine, are required to produce proof of a negative COVID-19 test, conducted no more than 72 hours before day one of the trip. This must be produced as part of the mandatory pre-trip health screening. In addition, people who have recently had COVID-19, will often return a positive result for a period of time after they recover. If a customer has previously tested positive to COVID-19 and followed their local government health advice on isolation, they may travel with the following documents: 


A verified positive COVID-19 test result 

A signed letter on official letterhead from their healthcare provider or health officials stating they have recovered, are no longer infectious and are cleared to travel.  

 These documents together are referred to as ‘proof of recovery’.


3.   Travellers aged 70 years+ and those with pre-existing health conditions that are considered high risk must be vaccinated 

These customers are required to produce proof of COVID-19 vaccination at least 14 days before they travel with Intrepid. This vaccination record must be supplied to the group leader as part of the health screening at the pre-trip group meeting. 

Please note: Additional COVID-19 testing or screening may also apply to some trips, depending on the destination and mode of travel, and customers can be confident the same requirements apply to ALL Intrepid leaders and crew.

The key areas of focus in our new minimum standards are hygiene (hand & respiratory), masks, sanitation, contactless/no touch practices, physical distancing, and health screening/tracking.


We have put in place additional measures, in line with government health advice and with global health authorities, to ensure that we maintain the highest standards of hygiene on all our trips. Throughout the trip there will be regular opportunities for handwashing and wherever possible hand sanitiser will be provided at accommodation, restaurants and on transport. All leaders & staff have completed training in our COVID-19 Safe guidelines which includes modules on hand and respiratory hygiene.


Masks must be worn by all travellers at the group meeting prior to health screening and throughout the trip whenever recommended or required by local health authorities. You will need to bring your own supply of masks from home. It is up to you whether you wear medical/surgical or fabric masks on your trip. Make sure you have familiarised yourself with how to safely wear, handle, wash or dispose of masks when wearing them while travelling.


We require all suppliers that we work with to detail their cleaning and sanitation protocols to ensure that these meet our minimum standards. Rooms will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between guests and all high touch public areas regularly sanitised. All private transport used will be regularly cleaned and disinfected. Restaurants used for group meals will also be audited for sanitation practices and shared meals (ie. buffets or banquet style) will be avoided.


We are proactively moving towards contactless and low touch solutions for travel. This includes digital solutions for signing forms or providing traveller details in place of paperwork and using online ticketing and payments.


Due to the screening measures and additional safety protocols in place, once on the trip, you, your leader, and your group members will form your own circle of close contacts for the duration of the trip. We will continue to observe physical distancing as a practice wherever possible, including spacing in private vehicles when practical, and when required or recommended in public situations by local authorities. For public transport we will assess whether local requirements and hygiene practices meet our COVID-19 Safe Guidelines and make changes to private transport if necessary.

Our trips are run on a twin-share basis, which means if you are travelling by yourself you will be roomed with another single traveller. For those travellers who wish to have their own room, Single Supplements are available to purchase. We are working with our suppliers to audit where we are had planned to stay in multi-share accommodation for some nights to provide alternatives when needed.


Each destination will have their own health screening requirements for entry. It’s important that you check these on your governments foreign travel advice website as these may include completing a form prior to travel or requiring evidence of recent COVID-19 test results.

At the group meeting you will be asked to complete a self-screening health form and report any COVID-19 symptoms as well as any close contact with someone who has suspected or confirmed COVID-19. You may also have your temperature taken at this time by the leader, particularly if this was not a requirement of entry on arrival in the destination.

If you are displaying any symptoms or have any health concerns at this time, we will assist you to seek medical advice and will follow all directions from local health authorities regarding COVID-19 testing or quarantine. You may not be permitted to join the trip if local advice is that you need to self-isolate. We ask that all travellers continue to monitor their health throughout their travels and report any relevant symptoms or concerns.

Current company-wide policies regarding the flexibility of cancellation/re-scheduling trips with your brand.


Flexible bookings provide peace of mind.


We understand that sometimes plans change. That’s why, when you book with us you have the flexibility to change your travel plans – with assurance that you’ll have options to re-book when it suits you. As long as you notify us about changes to your travel plans at least 21 days before your scheduled departure, you can pick new travel dates or an entirely different trip, with no change fees*.


Why book with us

Flexible payment

Lock in your trip with a deposit and then pay the rest in instalments whenever you like, with no interest or fees. Just make sure you've paid in full by 21 days before your trip is scheduled to depart*.

Flexible deposit

If you cancel your trip* up to 21 days before departure, you can transfer your deposit to another available trip or hold your deposit on file indefinitely.

No change fees

Let us know about your change in plans 21 days before your departure and there’ll be no fees* to change trips.

Pay securely

Book online using our secure payment system, authenticated by DigiCert.

External accreditation

We are an accredited member of ATOL, AFTA, ABTA, TICO, USTOA and the US Travel Association, so your booking is protected by their conditions of membership.

Reserve your place

You can place your trip on hold for up to five days, without paying a deposit.

*some exclusions may apply to Polar, Marine and Australia trips. 


From Intrepid Travel

The Intrepid Travel Experience

If you’re looking for adventure, you’ve come to the right place. For the past 25 years, we’ve been taking small groups of travelers on unforgettable trips around the world. What makes them unforgettable? Take a look for yourself and discover the Intrepid experience.

Our travelers have three styles of tour to choose from: Basix, Original and Comfort. Each has a different level of inclusions and accommodation, but all have unforgettable real life experiences as part of the package. Travellers can also choose themed trips, such as Family, Sailing or Food, to suit their interests.

Our group size has an average of just ten travellers, which allows us to get off the beaten track, use local accommodation and transport, and really get to know the culture. It also ensures we are contributing to the local economy; by choosing local suppliers we were able to keep AUD 60 million in local economies in 2012. We’re also working hard to reduce our carbon footprint and were the first in our sector to introduce carbon offset trips. This, along with our many corporate sustainability activities, has meant we’re one of the travel industry’s leaders in responsible travel.

Why Intrepid?

  •   Small groups - average of 10 people per trip
  •   Sustainability - pioneers for the industry
  •   Local leaders - authentic perspectives
  •   Local transport - get close and personal
  •   Local accommodation - experience real living
  •   Intrepid travelers - like-minded companions 


Intrepid Travel has come a long way since its beginnings in 1989. From two university friends, a typewriter and a kitchen desk, it is now a proud member of The Intrepid Group, taking over 100,000 travelers every year.

Intrepid Travel is part of The Intrepid Group of companies, alongside leading small group adventure companies Peregrine, Urban Adventures and PEAK DMC.

Despite growing into a global business with over 1,000 staff based all over the world and over 800 different trips across every continent, we’ve remained devoted to the same grassroots values and responsible travel philosophies that we had at the very beginning.



On every trip we operate and in every interaction we have with a client, supplier or local, we live our core values everyday:

  • Integrity – Doing the right thing
  • Responsible – Think global, act local
  • Growth – Stakeholders in our own success
  • Innovation – Thriving on new ideas and embracing change
  • Fun – It’s engrained into who we are and what we do
  • Passion – We are inspired by the work we do and the trips we offer



United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA).

2013: Thailand Green Award at ITB in Berlin
2012: Winner, Preservation Category, Conde Nast Traveler World Saver Awards
2010: Winner, Global Tourism Business Award, Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

Trips & Specials

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10 days
Small group tour
Value (3*)
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  • Explore the islands on this in-depth adventure, coming face-to-face with some of the most extraordinary wildlife on earth.
  • Get your blood pumping as you scale a volcano on Isabela Island.
  • Acquaint yourself with the beautiful churches and graceful boulevards of Quito, Ecuador's capital.
  • Get up close and personal with giant tortoises on Santa Cruz Island. These nearly extinct creatures are one of the greatest drawcards to the Galapagos.
  • This is a land based Galapagos trip, meaning you'll use locally owned hotels on the islands and have more opportunities to interact with the locals as opposed to staying on a boat.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, The Galapagos Conservancy. Donations support their Women in Sustainable Entrepreneurship (WISE) program, providing capital for sustainability initiatives and empowering female entrepreneurs in the Galápagos.
15 days
Small group tour
Value (3*)
Physical :
From: $ 5,395


  • Witness Argentina’s Perito Moreno Glacier and listen to the thundering ice cracking on this 30-km-long ice beast – one of the few glaciers left that isn’t shrinking.
  • Spend three days camped among the peaks of Chilean Patagonia, a true back-to-nature and a great opportunity for a true digital detox.
  • Trek past the most beautiful waterfalls and glaciers of Torres del Paine National Park with your guide, and spot wildlife like guanacos and rhea birds along the way.
  • Spot sea lions paying along rocky shores, waddling penguins and plenty of flying seabirds during a day cruise through the Beagle Channel, the gateway to the Antarctic.
  • Begin and end your trip with time in elegant Buenos Aires, the perfect place to reconnect with the urban world after a remote adventure in the wild.
8 days
Small group tour
Value (3*)
Physical :
From: $ 860


  • Experience the character of Old Delhi on a rickshaw and walking tour, weaving through the narrow alleyways and exploring Delhi’s oldest mosque.
  • See the Taj Mahal up close and wonder at the intricate optical illusions that decorate the marble on this sumptuous masterpiece of Indian architecture.
  • Tour the spectacular hillside Amber Fort and wonder at the Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), where the walls are covered in a mosaic of reflective and coloured glass.
  • Take a break from bustling cities in rural Rajasthan, where you can catch your breath and spend the night in the faded opulence of your heritage stay.
  • This trip is perfect for people short on time, as long travel days are kept to a minimum on an itinerary that hits several icons of North India.


  • Go beyond a biology lesson and immerse yourself in nature, from spotting rare birds in Monteverde to listening for the evocative call of howler monkeys in Manuel Antonio National Park.
  • Get active on guided walks through forest and jungle, plus an incredible canopy walk along suspended bridges in Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.
  • End this adventure by hitting Manuel Antonio National Park, where the evergreen forest grows right up to the long, white beaches and irresistible water.

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