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.

  • **Please note only successful ballot holders will be able to attend the Dawn Centenary service and travel on this departure On April 25th, 1915, Allied troops landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula. The military campaign that followed was disastrous for the Allies yet came to define the national psyches of Australia and New Zealand. Travel to these solemn battlefields on the anniversary of the landing and wander through Anzac Cove to the Nek and Lone Pine. Walk through the trenches, attend a moving dawn service and hear the stories of heroism and camaraderie immortalised in Australia's Anzac history. This journey provides a great opportunity to pay respect to the fallen of World War I and to reflect on what they fought for.
    Day 1 Istanbul/Gallipoli
    Adorned with treasure from all periods of human history, Istanbul is not only one of the world's most fascinating places, it's also one of its most mesmerising. The Gallipoli Peninsula, a place of devastation and tragedy during World War I, is a place of great beauty and a memorial to all soldiers that fell there.

    Day 2 Gallipoli/Istanbul
    The Gallipoli Peninsula was declared a national park in 1973 and is blessed with a dramatic coastline, verdant woodlands and stunning views to offset its tumultuous history. The wonderful city of Istanbul has an incredibly rich history, amazing array of architectural styles, a delectable cuisine, vibrant nightlife, fascinating culture and oodles of style.
  • Cast adrift along the breathtaking Amalfi Coast and travel to the glittering jewels of the region - Amalfi, Capri, and Procida. Visit the home of mythical sirens, the ancient holiday homes of great Roman emperors and the spectacular Blue Grotto. Hike along historic trails past olive groves, vineyards, lemon orchards and charming villages; dive into the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean; and sample mouthwatering Italian regional cuisine on this remarkable Amalfi sailing adventure.

    Sail Italy - Amalfi to Procida

    from $484*

    • Overnight boat
      Boat.
    Day 1 Amalfi
    A land of rocky coasts, cliff-top vistas, azure seas and bright blue skies, the Amalfi Coast has picturesque towns and dramatic trails to explore.

    Day 2 Capri
    Famed for its unparalleled setting and natural beauty, the Isle of Capri is home to a dramatic rocky coastline, natural grottoes and fragrant citrus groves.

    Day 3 Procida
    A tiny island off the coast of Naples, Procida features delicious local cuisine, archaeological sites and picturesque buildings in typical Mediterranean pastel colours.

    Day 4 Procida
    Your Amalfi Coast sailing adventure comes to an end in here in Procida.
  • Uncover the sights and delights of the world’s northernmost capital city on this extended weekend jaunt in Reykjavik. Explore the city’s eclectic galleries and live music venues, learn about Icelandic lore and legends at the National Museum or – when the evening air starts getting a little too brisk – sample some local delicacies in one of the cosy restaurants lining the streets. During the day, take in the dramatic falls of Gullfoss, wander through the steaming terrain of the Geysir geothermal field and top it all off with a soak in the Blue Lagoon. Alone and adrift, way off the European mainland, Iceland’s isolation has given rise to a unique natural landscape and cultural eccentricity that will thrill and enchant those joining this special little adventure.

    Iceland Weekend Break

    from $525*

    • Hotel.
    Day 1 Reykjavik
    Get a feel for this scenic little capital with a wander through the atmospheric city streets, chock-full of kooky street-art and intriguing sculptures set against stunning mountain vistas. At night, suss out the thriving local music scene and countless dining options.

    Day 2 Golden Circle
    Discover some of Reykjavik’s lesser-known quirks and attractions on a guided walk of the city before heading out to see some of the surrounding natural phenomena. Gawk at thundering Gullfoss, dodge Strokkur Geysir’s intermittent upsurges of steam and peer over Thingvellir’s deep ravines.

    Day 3 Free Day
    Spend the day at your leisure, perhaps setting out for some whale-watching or horse-riding, visiting any of the invariably off-the-wall galleries and exhibitions (the Phallological Museum, anyone?) or knocking back a coffee in any number of quaint cafes.

    Day 4 Departure day
    Maybe head out for a dip in the phantasmagorical Blue Lagoon before this memorable Icelandic weekend draws to a close.
  • Travel to a region equated with one of the most significant military battles of our time. Be guided through Anzac Cove to the battlefields, the Nek and Lone Pine and share the stories of heroism and camaraderie that unfolded among the tragedies of what has become a defining moment in Australian and New Zealand history. Many say that the struggles of Gallipoli marked the birth of a national consciousness among Australians and New Zealanders. Take time out to explore Troy before returning to Istanbul. This journey provides a great opportunity to pay respect to those who lost their lives and to reflect on what they fought for.

    Gallipoli Pilgrimage

    from $580*

    • Hotel
      Bus.
    Day 1 Istanbul/Gallipoli
    Adorned with treasure from all periods of human history, Istanbul is not only one of the world's most fascinating places, it's also one of its most mesmerising. The Gallipoli Peninsula, a place of devastation and tragedy during World War I, is a place of great beauty and a memorial to all soldiers that fell there.

    Day 2 Gallipoli/Istanbul
    The Gallipoli Peninsula was declared a national park in 1973 and is blessed with a dramatic coastline, verdant woodlands and stunning views to offset its tumultuous history. The wonderful city of Istanbul has an incredibly rich history, amazing array of architectural styles, a delectable cuisine, vibrant nightlife, fascinating culture and oodles of style.
  • 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 $595*

    • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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