“For travellers with a yearning to get off the beaten track, Intrepid opens up a whole new world. With a huge variety of travel styles available, Intrepid travellers explore the world's most amazing places - discovering real people, real cultures and having incredible real life experiences along the way.”
Intrepid’s founders started the company to share some of their own off the beaten track Asian travel experiences and the core values they started the company with, benefiting local communities, having fun yet encouraging personal growth and promoting innovative yet responsible travel, are still the hallmarks of an Intrepid journey today.
In practical terms they offer more than 300 different travel experiences, ranging from big adventures to relaxing breaks.
In many parts of the world, Intrepid Travel works with highly reputable local operators.
There are over 300 different trips which range through Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, North America, The Middle East & Australasia.
Intrepid is large enough so that some trips depart every week, so there's more chance of there being a suitable departure date and most trips are guaranteed to depart.
Wherever they go in the world, Intrepid say they're trying to take a responsible attitude with them. Their site says:
That means travelling in a way which both respects and benefits local people, their culture and the environment. We mostly take public transport, stay and eat in small-scale locally-owned establishments, travel in small groups, and spread the word of sustainable tourism wherever possible. And every year we evaluate each trip to ensure its compliance with our Responsible Travel Code of Conduct. Taking these small steps, we're able to make a big difference. And that goes for the whole trip experience too. Our travellers get the chance to meet local people and really get to know their culture first hand. You'll contribute directly to local economies and help develop cross-cultural understanding.
At Intrepid they think the smaller the group, the better the experience. That's why they average just 10 travellers per trip. Their Overland journeys are the exception where they use purpose built safari trucks that can carry up to 24 travellers.