What Is The Intrepid Experience?

28 May 2016
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Intrepid’s small-group style of travel means you’ll stay under the radar, and travel, eat and sleep the local way.

You’ll get as close to real life as possible (without actually moving in). You’ll have the knowledge of a local leader, taking you out of the guidebooks and into a world waiting to be discovered.

With trips in over 100 countries, you’re bound to find something that’s just right for you.


On an Intrepid trip, expect an array of real-life experiences such as local homestays, cooking classes, trying delicious street food, staying in traditional accommodation, bike rides and orientation walks.

You’ll see all the highlights plus hidden gems. All with the convenience of travelling in a small group of likeminded people and the expertise of a local leader.


While travelling with Intrepid, you’ll experience a wonderful array of local dishes. Your leader will suggest local restaurants and street foods to try.

Generally not all meals are included in the trip price, which gives you flexibility to decide where, what and with who to eat. Usually the group will eat together so you can taste a variety of dishes and enjoy each other’s company.


Intrepid realised early on that the best folks to show you the heart of a destination are, funnily enough, the ones who live there.

Those are Intrepid’s leaders: travel experts and friendly locals who know their countries back to front, from every backstreet bar to every hidden gallery. They are pretty special. They’re the big, smiling face of Intrepid.

Traveller standing on an outcrop with llamas looking at Machu Picchu Let Intrepid show you the world (Image: Getty)

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Journey Styles


  • Great value
  • Less inclusions
  • Plenty of free time
  • Young-at-heart travellers
  • The safety of being in a group
  • Clean, centrally located accommodation
  • Local homestays


  • Classic small-group adventures
  • Relaxed pace
  • Some included activities
  • Fun and adventurous
  • Off-the-beaten track
  • Tourist-class accommodation


  • Quality accommodation
  • Added degree of comfort
  • Private transport
  • Plenty of inclusions
  • More leader interaction
  • Adventure with a softer landing
Boats moored in a private cove with shipwreck Embrace the strange and wonderful (Image: Getty)


Great trip themes

Whether you’re a foodie or a cyclist, Intrepid has a themed adventure for you such as sailing, family, food, wildlife, cycling, polar, festivals and short breaks.

Responsible travel

Intrepid operates in a responsible manner, using the principles of sustainable development; respecting people, cultures and local environments; and contributing to local communities.

Hassle-free adventures

Why spend hours going over every detail of your trip? Leave it to someone who lives and breathes travel – like Intrepid.

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