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Top 5 destinations to explore with Intrepid

Published July 8th, 2013

If you’ve never heard someone rave about travelling with Intrepid, firstly where have you been hiding? And secondly, listen up! Because an Intrepid tour may just be your next amazing adventure. Taking place in some of the world’s most exotic locations, Intrepid tours are for travellers looking to do more than just scratch the surface of their destinations and instead put a magnifying glass to the world to experience genuine travel moments.


Such magical moments are achieved via a range of factors; they only operate small group tours (their average size is just 10 people), they provide as much freedom as possible, they incorporate all the weird and wonderful transport options each country has to offer and they stay at a wide range of accommodation from hilltop monasteries to family run hotels. Incredibly well thought-out, each Intrepid aspect provides a balance between the perks of solo travel and the advantages that come with travelling with experts. Needless to say, Intrepid is a bit different from your run of the mill tour company. And the same goes for their itineraries. So if you’re keen to get off the beaten track and experience the Intrepid difference, then these 5 destinations may be the best places to do so.




You could wander around Cambodia aimlessly with an out-of-date guide book OR you could see it with Intrepid. Your choice. If you do choose the Intrepid option though you’ll get to explore the frantic Russian Market in Phnom Penh, experience the spectacular Angkor Wat by guided tour and enjoy a Khmer cooking class in Battambang. Seems like an easy choice to us.




A destination that can make or break a person, travelling with Intrepid is a sure-fire guarantee that you’ll experience the very best that India has to offer. As a destination of a thousand colours, fragrances and sights, Intrepid has an incredible range of tours on offer. Whether you go with the India Unplugged 36 day adventure or the 15 day Classic Rajasthan tour, Intrepid will make each and every day worth it with experiences ranging from journeys on an overnight sleeper train to a camel safari through the Thar Desert and watching a Bollywood film in Jaipur.




Another Intrepid speciality, travelling through Vietnam with Intrepid can take on a range of forms; a dragon boat ride along the Perfume River, a private, overnight junk boat cruise in Halong Bay or a cycling tour of Hanoi. In addition to seeing all of the sights, tasting them is also a big part of the Intrepid experience in Vietnam with cooking classes and unique restaurant visits also on offer.




On the other side of the globe, Intrepid also has a fantastic hold on South America. For all of their itineraries though, we love their tours in Brazil like Buenos Aires to Rio Unplugged and the Rio Carnaval Package. With an emphasis on the cultural rather than the physical, highlights on an Intrepid tour of Brazil include visiting the spectacular Iguazu Falls, watching the samba schools in Rio and relaxing at one of Brazil’s most beautiful beaches, Praia Lopes Mendes.



Everest Base Camp

An unexpected destination but one I’m sure we’ve all dreamed of conquering, Intrepid’s 15 day tour to the Everest Base Camp is a buck-list trip if ever there was one. Needless to say, the physicality of this tour has 5 out of 5 rating, so you’re going to need to be in tip top condition to make the trek. If you’re up to the challenge though you’re in for an amazing reward with nights spent in guest and tea houses and days spent crossing glaciers, traversing valleys, visiting monasteries and taking in some of the most incredible views you’ll every probably see.  Namaste.


Lauren Burvill

Australian born but London based, I'm a sucker for big cities and small tropical islands. When travelling, I like eating like a local, dressing like a local, but staying in 5 star style. Have a travel story to share? Tweet me @laurenburvill.