Why adventure's in the bag with Intrepid

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    Getting there is more fun
    Turns out it's not the destination or the journey; it's the vehicle that gets you there. With Intrepid your transport options will be the weird and wonderful.

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    Handpicked accommodation
    Family run hotel, hilltop monastery or Bedouin camp, there's one thing all Intrepid accommodation options have in common – character.

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    There's an Intrepid trip departing today
    Right now, as you're reading this, excited kids just like you are about to take off, because Intrepid trips leave daily and they're all guaranteed to go!

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    Flexi tours
    Most solo travellers will make a face if you mention tours – 'til they've travelled with Intrepid. Join in on activities or go it alone, either way you'll be provided with local knowledge and the tools to explore.

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    Loads of trips
    Over 1200 trips in 100 countries – from one day to 207 days. And there are three different trip styles too.

Good things come in small tour groups

Intrepid knows why you travel. The same reason they travelled in an old truck across Africa 25 years ago – to come face to face with the real world, go on real adventures and make real memories.

And because Intrepid travels in small groups – you can travel the local way, eat the local way and sleep the local way. If you were any closer to real life, you'd be living there! Get tonnes of awesome knowledge from local leaders who'll take you places guidebooks have failed to discover.

With trips departing daily to Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas, the Middle East, Australiasia and Antarctica, you're bound to find an Intrepid tour that's your flavour. For something extra special, check out their brand new range of food adventures. Yummo!

Whether you want a short and sweet break or 90-day overland tour, you're guaranteed adventure with Intrepid travel.

Trip Styles

Original
Featuring a mix of activities and free time and some meals included, the original style includes cheap and cheerful accommodation (2-3*) and may even include a home stay. Travel varies from camel, train to safari vehicle. Max 12 travellers.

Basix
Nothing you don't need and everything you want! With Basix you can get stacks of free time, a few budget bites, cheap as chips stays (1-2*) and optional activities. You'll need your own tent for camping trips. Travel on bus, safari vehicle or donkey. Max 16 travellers.

Comfort
A grassroots experience with more inclusions, meals and creature comforts. Stay mainly in 3-4* accommodation, with an opportunity to stay with local families. Max 12 travellers.

  • <strong>WAS</strong> $1295*, <strong>NOW</strong> $1165*, <strong>SAVE</strong> $130*

    Northern Lights Escape, 6 Days, SAVE $130*

    from $1,165*

    • 6 day tour departing Reykjavik.
    • 2 nights accommodation in a Guesthouse.
    • 3 nights accommodation in a Hotel.
    • 3 breakfasts.
    • Activities: City Tour -Reykjavik, Gullfoss Waterfall, Northern Lights Viewing Opportunity, Thingvellir National Park and Strokkur Geyser.
    • Transport by private minibus.
    • WAS $1295*, NOW $1165*, SAVE $130*.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Reykjavik - Hvolsvollur - Gerdi - Skaftafell National Park

    Gurgling hot springs, majestic waterfalls, volcanoes alive and extinct, Europe's biggest glacier - Iceland, where adventures a la naturale await. Discover the raw natural beauty of this spectacular Nordic wonderland on a 6 day trip that will have you stalking across epic glacial sheaths, feeling the icy spray of the Gullfoss waterfall and becoming acquainted with the culture and cuisine of an Arctic island outpost unlike any other.

    Day 1 Reykjavik
    Welcome to Reykjavik, the world's northernmost capital. Explore the city's vibrant art scene, tuck into some local delicacies or learn about the nation's beginnings at the National Museum.

    Day 2 Hvolsvollur
    Get an enhanced appreciation of the city on a guided tour around its landmark attractions and points of interest. Pass pingvellir, one-time location of what is ostensibly the world's oldest parliament, on the road to the Geysir geothermal area. Watch natural hot springs bubble and spit and see Gullfoss - the Golden Waterfall.

    Day 3 Gerdi
    Visit the eerily beautiful Skogafoss waterfall and, weather permitting, see the rainbow regularly produced by its mist. Take in more of the country's renowned South Shore wonders on the drive to Gerdi, including the rocks of Reynisdranger, the lava fields of Laki and Glacier Lagoon.

    Day 4 Skaftafell National Park
    Stop by Skaftafell National Park for some unforgettable time spent in the company of Vatnajokull - Europe's biggest glacier. Enjoy a 2-hour walk across the glacier's ice-strewn expanse to get a true sense of its scale. Lunch in the village of Vik before arriving back in Reykjavik.

    Days 5-6 Reykjavik
    Experience more of Reykjavik through any number of optional activities and excursions. Pay a visit to the famed hot springs of the Blue Lagoon, set out whale watching or simply suss out the local bar and cafe scene.

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  • <strong>WAS</strong> $1840*, <strong>NOW</strong> $1656*, <strong>SAVE</strong> $184*

    Christmas markets of Central Europe, 8 Days, SAVE $184*

    from $1,656*

    • 8 day tour departing Munich.
    • 7 nights accommodation in Hotels.
    • 7 breakfasts, 1 dinner.
    • Transport by Metro, Train.
    • WAS $1840*, NOW $1656*, SAVE $184*.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Munich - Salzburg - Vienna - Budapest

    Indulge the senses by exploring the best of Central Europe's festive market scene. Feel the bustling energy of Munich's charismatic Christmas markets, savour the smell of spicy festive delights in Salzburg, see the sights of vibrant Vienna and take a therapeutic soak in the thermal baths of Budapest. Meander from stall to stall, discovering new sights, sounds, flavours and fashions.

    Days 1-2 Munich
    Discover the magic of Munich's Christmas Markets. There are more than 20 around town, so experience the unique delights each has to offer. Find everything you need to create the perfect nativity scene at the crafty Kripperlmarkt, soak up the atmosphere at the vibrant Tollwood Christmas Market and sing along to the festive tunes of the city's alpine Christmas Market concert.

    Days 3-4 Salzburg
    Cross the border into Austria to discover Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart. Visit the 15th century city hall he was born in - now a museum that displays several of his well-worn instruments. Wander around the atmospheric market in front of the city's impressive cathedral amid aromas of spicy Gluhwein, roasted chestnuts, toasted almonds and cinnamon-brushed baked apples.

    Days 5-6 Vienna
    Travel to Vienna and soak up the splendour of Austria's picturesque capital. Take a walking tour of the city, passing by the enchanting Hofburg Palace and the impressive, gothic St Stephen's Cathedral. Perhaps indulge in some of the delicious festive food along the way, like a savoury Kartoffelpuffer or spicy kirsch-gingerbread. Continue on to the Ringstrasse, once the stomping ground of Sigmund Freud. Later, opt to visit the inspiring Leopold Museum or take a ride on the Prater Ferris Wheel to see the city from the sky.

    Days 7-8 Budapest
    Admire this beautiful city while it's lit up warmly with fairly lights and sparkling decorations. Discover the city's exquisite architecture, cross the famed Chain Bridge, soak in a thermal bath or perhaps enjoy insights into Budapest at one of the many museums. Go on a guided orientation tour of the city and explore the delightful Christmas market, which bustles with laughter, tasty treats and traditional decorations.

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  • <strong>WAS</strong> $2295*, <strong>NOW</strong> $2065*, <strong>SAVE</strong> $230*

    Russia Highlights - New Year, 11 Days, SAVE $230*

    from $2,065*

    • 11 day tour departing Moscow.
    • 1 night accommodation Homestay.
    • 7 nights accommodation in Hotels.
    • 2 nights accommodation on an overnight sleeper train.
    • 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners.
    • Activities: Evening cultural performance, Ipatievsky Monastery, Kostroma Guided Walking Tour, Kostroma Wooden Architecture Museum, Moscow - Kremlin & Armoury guided tour, Moscow - Lenin's Mausoleum, Saint-Petersburg Walking Tour, St Petersburg - Tea party with local family, Visit to Father Frost House.
    • Transport by Metro, Private Bus, Private minibus, Taxi, Train, Underground/Subway.
    • WAS $2295*, NOW $2065*, SAVE $230*.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Moscow - Kostroma - Suzdal - Veliky Ustyug - St Petersburg

    Taste mystery and intrigue on a revealing tour of Russia a land that lay hidden behind the Iron Curtain for decades. Experience the grandeur of Moscow, the beauty of Russia's ancient capitals Suzdal and Novgorod, and the grace of St Petersburg. Visit the intricately detailed cathedrals, historic monuments, age old treasures and romantic landscapes of this great nation, and find the heart of enigmatic Russia.

    Days 1-2 Moscow
    Whether it's awe-inspiring history, iconic architecture, edgy creative centres or stylish bars and cafes, Moscow delivers on so many levels with a surprise around every corner.

    Day 3 Kostroma
    As well as being a very attractive town in its own right, Kostroma is revered as the official birthplace of Snegurochka - companion of and assistant to the Russian Santa Claus. Tonight's accommodation is in a guesthouse themed around her legend. Located on the Volga River, the town features some classic examples of traditional architecture, the beautiful St Ipaty Monastery and an impressive array of museums.

    Days 4-5 Suzdal
    Crumbling churches and charming wooden cottages line the narrow streets of Suzdal, one of the fascinating towns which make up Russia's historic Golden Ring.

    Days 6-8 Veliky Ustyug
    Arrive in the small provincial town of Veliky Ustyug, the official hometown of Ded Moroz (Russia's Santa Claus). Enjoy a tour of the town with a local guide, taking in its sights from the back of a troika (horse drawn sleigh). Be on your best behavior for a tour of the Ded Moroz residence, and perhaps do some gift buying yourself from the local handicrafts workshop.

    Days 9-11 St Petersburg
    Simply bursting with intriguing sights and culture, get ready to be wowed by St Petersburg - it's opulent, sophisticated, historic and drop-dead gorgeous.

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  • <strong>WAS</strong> $6585*, <strong>NOW</strong> $5595*, <strong>SAVE</strong> $990*

    Introduction to Spitsbergen, 9 Days, SAVE $990*

    from $5,595*

    • 9 day tour departing Longyearbyen.
    • Shipboard accommodation in lower deck cabins with daily housekeeping.
    • All breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks onboard throughout your voyage.
    • All shore landings per the daily program.
    • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader.
    • A daily program of lectures by noted naturalists.
    • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program.
    • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and Special Guests as scheduled.
    • Photographic Journal on DVD, documenting the voyage.
    • A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings.
    • An official Quark Expeditions parka to keep.
    • Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock.
    • A selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
    • Hair dryer and bathrobe in every cabin.
    • Comprehensive pre-departure materials, including a map and an informative Arctic Reader.
    • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program.
    • All luggage handling aboard ship.
    • Arrival transfer from Longyearbyen airport to your hotel if you arrive one day prior to embarkation.
    • On embarkation day transfer from your hotel or Longyearbyen airport to the ship.
    • On disembarkation day group transfer from the ship to airport or local designated drop-off location.
    • Emergency Evacuation Insurance for all passengers to a maximum benefit of US$100,000* per person.
    HIGHLIGHTS: Longyearbyen - Spitsbergen

    Day 1 Embarkation day in Longyearbyen
    Wander the frosty streets of the world's northernmost city before setting sail on your Arctic adventure. Get to know life as a ship-dweller and look out at snowy mountain peaks as they recede into the horizon.

    Day 2-8 Exploring Spitsbergen
    Tucked far away in the remote wilds of the Arctic, Spitsbergen is bursting with incredible wildlife, polar deserts and immense glaciers. Far from being a wasteland, the tundra-covered landscapes can be surprisingly colourful in summer, with wildflowers bursting forth for a taste of sunshine. Begin by exploring the western coast of the island en route to the stunning fjords and outlying islands to the north. While the itinerary can be as varied as the unpredictable polar weather, the ship will endeavour to get as close as possible to some of the island's must-see locations, including 14th July Glacier, Smeerenburg, Phippsoya, Alkhornet and the Hinlopen Strait. There are also opportunities to spot polar bears roaming around on sheets of white, as well as the various nesting birdlife among the towering cliffs of Alkefjellet. Along the way, be sure to scour the coast for imposing walruses lazing on rocky shores. From Arctic foxes, reindeer and, of course, whales, the opportunities for wildlife spotting in this frozen land are endless. Get closer to the action by jumping in a sea kayak to discover isolated coves, and strap on some snowshoes to venture onto the mainland. Visit a historic whaling memorial to learn about those who risked their lives in the 17th and 18th centuries to work in extreme Arctic conditions.

    Day 9 Disembarkation in Longyearbyen
    Return to Longyearbyen, where this Arctic adventure ends.

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  • Travel in the footsteps of Alexander the Great in Alexandria, Egypt's modern beach city that was once the pearl of the Mediterranean. Venture underground to explore atmospheric Roman catacombs and marvel at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, a great feat of architecture built to house eight million books. Walk through spice-laden souqs, admire an incredible mosque and visit the medieval Fort Qaitbey, built on the site of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Short and sweet, this trip to Alexandria provides an insight into thousands of years of conquest and civilisation.

    Alexandria Short Break

    from $615*

    • Hotel
      Private vehicle.
    Day 1 Cairo/Alexandria
    Wonderfully chaotic and always colourful, Cairo's dazzling array of museums, mosques and markets are a fascinating mixture of modern city and ancient wonders. Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, Alexandria is packed with architectural and cultural wonders, both ancient and modern.

    Day 2 Alexandria/Cairo
    With such iconic sights as the Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx to explore, Cairo offers a visual masterclass of ancient Egyptian architecture.
  • A little short on time but keen to experience the major hot spots of Morocco? Jump on this adventure for a journey through the fragrant spice markets, imperial cities and epic landscapes of this legendary country. Visit the famous mosques of Casablanca, wander the streets of Moulay Idriss, chomp into a camel burger and discover the old city of Fes. This trip gives you a rich taste of the highlights of this seductive country, ending in Marrakech, where superb shopping, bustling night markets and a bewildering street scene wait to enchant you.

    Morocco Express

    from $630*

    • Guesthouse, Hotel
      Saadien Tombs.
    Day 1 Casablanca
    With a bustling old medina, Art-Deco buildings, contemporary art galleries and one of Africa's biggest ports, Casablanca is a city of all ages.

    Day 2 Meknes
    A relaxed city with an array of historical sites on its doorstep, Meknes has a fascinating Old Town and wonderful labyrinthine streets.

    Days 3-4 Fes
    Fes is the most complete medieval city in the Arab world. The most ancient of Morocco's imperial cities, it exists suspended in time.

    Days 5-8 Marrakech
    Buzzing with energy, Marrakech is without a doubt the beating heart of Morocco. Be entertained by gymnasts, snake-charmers, fire-eaters and storytellers before finding a table at the nightly food market. Watch your meal being cooked before your eyes – this unique dining experience is an unforgettable way to finish off this exciting express trip through Morocco.
  • From the heart of Marrakech’s Medina to the top of Mt Toubkal, this Moroccan adventure offers you a sublime combination of city sights and mountain trekking. Learn some basic Arabic or Berber from the local villagers in the Atlas Mountains, while experiencing the friendly hospitality of the Berber people, and ascend to the summit of North Africa’s highest peak. Prepare for a sensory overload as you encounter the Djemaa el-Fna for the first time, get lost in Marrakech’s maze of covered market streets and feel those tastebuds tingle over a traditional Moroccan tajine.

    Mount Toubkal Trek

    from $660*

    • Gite, Hotel
      Private minibus.
    Day 1 Marrakech
    Marrakech is a feast for the senses. Be enticed by the alluring scents and brilliant colours of the spice markets, the sounds of the musicians, the rich folds of carpets, delectable foods, acrobats and perfumed gardens.

    Days 2-3 Aroumd
    Perched on a rocky outcrop, the remote village of Aroumd offers stunning views across the High Atlas Mountains and a unique opportunity to experience traditional Berber culture.

    Days 4-5 Neltner Hut/Mt Toubkal Summit
    The summit of Mt Toubkal - North Africa's highest peak - commands magnificent panoramic views across the tranquil valleys and lower summits of the High Atlas range.

    Days 6-8 Marrakech
    Marrakech is a feast for the senses. Be enticed by the alluring scents and brilliant colours of the spice markets, the sounds of the musicians and the perfume of its gardens.
  • Answer the call of the Kruger, South Africa's vast and famous game park that is simply teeming with Africa's most iconic creatures. This four-day safari puts you right in the thick of the park's grasslands and forests, filled with birdlife and big game. Keep an eye out for grazing elephants, giraffes and wildebeest from your safari vehicle and try to spot prowling lions and leopards at night. This might be a short adventure, but it's certainly an action-packed and memorable one.

    Wild Kruger Camping

    from $690*

    • Camping (with facilities), Lodge.
    Day 1 Johannesburg/Kruger National Park
    Depart the urban sprawl of Johannesburg and discover the vast plains of Kruger National Park, stomping ground of the Big Five. The park is home to 150 species of mammals, including cheetahs, lions and zebras, plus an abundance of bird and reptile species. Grab the camera, jump aboard an open safari vehicle and set out into one of the world's great wildlife havens.

    Day 2 Kruger National Park
    Depart at first light for an entire day's game viewing. With a bit of luck there'll be lions, elephants and maybe a giraffe or two for the spotting. Come evening, head out for a sunset safari drive and the chance to spy Kruger's nocturnal predators.

    Day 3 Greater Kruger National Park
    Make the most of another full day's game viewing in Kruger, before travelling on to a private reserve in the late afternoon. With evening setting in, make for the bar and indulge in a few sundowners as another action-packed day comes to a close.

    Day 4 Day 4 Greater Kruger National Park/Johannesburg
    Complete the safari experience with an early morning nature walk in the company of a professional field guide. Get insider tips on how to read animal tracks and recognise bird species from a distance. Drive along the Drakensberg Escarpment on the way back to Johannesburg, stopping off en route to see the spectacular Three Rondavels and Blyde River Canyon. Arrive back in Johannesburg, where this short but thrilling wildlife adventure comes to an end.

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