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Intrepid Travel

4.6 | Excellent
  • 95% Recommend
Service Level
  • Standard
Type
  • Global Operator
Established
  • 1989
Headquarters
  • Melbourne, Australia
Trips
  • 1,729

3,760
Intrepid Travel Reviews & Ratings 95% Recommend

4.6 out of 5
Excellent 2,815 Great 647 Average 123 Disappointing 59 Terrible 116
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4.6

Tour Reviews

JS

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Sailing Phuket to Ko Phi Phi October 2020

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This was my first experience sailing and it was absolutely incredible! The Thai Islands are so picturesque. The food was delicious, I got to sleep out on deck under the stars and wake-up to some beautiful sunrises. We also did snorkeling, kayaking, and paddleboarding so the trip was a good combination of active time and downtime. The sleeping area is very small, but you spend zero time inside so it's not a big deal. Despite the fact that I get seasick it was still a great trip. I would highly recommend to anyone considering.
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A

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Southern India October 2020

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Loved this trip. Intrepid lived up to its previous high standard and delivered a well organised and varied experience.

AL

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Cycle Bali October 2020

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My cycling trip in Bali with Intrepid was a wonderful way to really see and experience the island. The tour leader and all the support crew were first class.
I just have one niggle that even though I paid for a single supplement I had to pay for a separate room on two occasions. Intrepid claim it is in the small print but I think it should be made clearer.
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KB

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Amazing tour October 2020

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Amazing tour, great tour leader expolring lombok. The whole trip was fantastic start to end. My onlything which would have improved it wpuld have been if. It was slightly longer.

J

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Wonderful trip to Peru October 2020

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Wonderful trip to Peru, finishing just before Covid 19 changed the world. All the arrangements were perfect and our guide was exemplary. Couldn't have been better. If we ever get to travel again, I would definitely go with Intrepid.
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LK

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Phuket to Penang on the Panorama 2, WOW!! October 2020

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Hi, my name is Lis, and l did the Phuket to Penang trip on the Panorama 2 in January 2020. Our tour guide Ae was absolutely wonderful, and the entire Crew of the Panorama 2 were lovely, helpful and really good fun. The trip itself was great, snorkeling, swimming, fishing from the boat, as well as heaps of island hopping and cultural experiences, and eveyone on board was so easygoing and friendly!!! I loved this trip so much that l actually booked another adventure on the Panorama 2 for the islands of Indonesia in June, l , but of due to covid l had to cancel. I feel utterly blessed that l got that holiday in January in before the whole world went pear shaped, l think about that trip every day!! Thank you Intrepid and Peregrine, there is nothing more sure than l will be booking another holiday through Intrepid on the Panorama 2 as soon as adventures recommence, Cheers Ricky (the barman on board)
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FAQ

Are flights included?
No, however Intrepid’s agents can help you find the best fares and routes to get to and from your destination.
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.
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.

Does Intrepid have a loyalty program?

Yes! If you take 9 small group trips with them (single day and Urban Adventures don’t count), you will be rewarded with $1,800 (USD or equivalent in your local currency) toward your next trip with Intrepid Travel.

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 

History

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 PEAK Adventure Travel Group Limited, taking over 100,000 travellers every year.

Intrepid Travel is part of PEAK’s Intrepid Group of companies, alongside leading small group adventure companies Peregrine, Geckos, Peregrine Reserve, Adventure Tours and The Adventure Company.

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.

Values

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

 

Associations:

United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA).

Awards:
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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12 days
Small Group Tour
Value (3*)
Physical :
From: $ 1,950

Highlights

  • Get the lowdown on regional Vietnamese cooking in local homes and visit authentic markets.
  • In Hanoi sample northern specialties like pho, bun cha and the golden-yellow xoi xeo (sticky rice with mung bean and fried onion), visit a hidden tea house and learn from a master rice wine maker.
  • With two nights in Hoi An, there's plenty of time to take in the magic of this standout destination. Watch traditional noodle making and visit a culinary village for a cooking class with a local chef.
  • The Vietnamese people are some of the most welcoming in the world. A homestay on the Mekong Delta allows you to experience their hospitality, learn their kitchen secrets and get an insight into rural life.
  • No trip to Vietnam is complete without some history lessons. Visit the Imperial Citadel in Hue and the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City.
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Highlights

  • Explore Myanmar's unspoilt paradises and remote locations, yet to be discovered by mainstream tourism
  • Anchor in the calm waters surrounding local islands, where you can kayak, paddle board and snorkel among stunning marine life
  • Disconnected from the rest of the world, this is the ultimate relaxation holiday. Indulge in freshly prepared meals and loll around in a bean bag as you enjoy spectacular sunsets, and maybe even sleep out on deck under the stars
  • Sit back and soak up some of the best beaches in the world, and enjoy a barbecue on a secluded stretch of sand with fish caught fresh that day
  • Embrace the special experience of interacting with the nomadic seafaring community of the Moken
  • Enjoy the luxury of a superior 46-foot catamaran, with spacious common areas and comfortable cabins and bathrooms. Leave your sleeping gear and beach towel at home, as all of this is provided for you
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Highlights

  • What better way to see the historic towns, protected forests and stunning islands of Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast than aboard a private yacht? All aboard for a week in paradise
  • Explore beautiful Split, where tradition, modernity and a variety of European influences come together. A visit to the Diocletian’s Palace reveals some of the Adriatic Coast’s most important surviving Roman buildings
  • Bliss out on Brac’s world famous Zlatni Rat beach, a spit of white sand jutting out into turquoise waters
  • Opened to the public only in 1989, the island of Vis boasts coastal scenery and a military history just waiting to be discovered. Also, the local vugava wine is rather nice
  • Stari Grad, Hvar’s Old Town, is quite literally one of the oldest towns in Europe, and a charming one at that. It provides a great base from which to explore the island
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30 days
Small Group Tour
Value (3*)
Physical :
From: $ 4,130

Highlights

  • This combination trip includes trips in Vietnam & Cambodia that are some of the most popular in the entire Intrepid range
  • Travel by boat, train, plane, private minibus, taxi and even on the back of a motorbike!
  • Angkor Wat. Need we say more? As well as a guided tour, you’ll also have a pass to cover your whole time in Siem Reap so you can explore this incredible temple complex as much and as often as you like
  • Settle in for the night and experience overnight train journeys, starting from Hanoi and Bangkok and waking up ready to head out and explore Chiang Mai and Hue
  • The two day boat journey down the iconic Mekong River passes incredible rural scenery and is one of the must-dos to truly experience South East Asia
  • Discover the mysterious beauty of the Lao jungle as you walk side by side with recently rescued elephants on stroll through their natural habitat
  • Sample local food wherever you go, from a seafood dinner on Halong Bay, street snacks at markets, a meal at a buddhist nunnery, coconut candy and tropical fruits in the Mekong Delta, and dinner at KOTO restaurant
  • The perfect blend of included sights and free time to make your own discoveries in some of our favourite destinations, like Hoi An and Luang Prabang
  • Discover Kampong Luong and the countryside around Battambang with a visit to a floating village and a bike ride around farms and cottage industries
  • Have expert advice on hand the whole way with an experienced local leader to help you get the best out of your time in South East Asia, like Channa: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/channa-intrepid-leader-cambodia/
  • Travel from Vietnam to Thailand, experiencing the contrasts between three of the regions most fascinating countries
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