Intrepid Travel

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At Intrepid we believe that travel is one of the most entertaining, enlightening, life changing and fulfilling things you could ever do. Intrepid are committed to culturally and environmentally responsible eco-tourism, Intrepid's grass-roots style of fun, imaginative, budget holidays take you overland trips through Asia, the Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America for over 20 years, we've got a fair idea of how good it can get.

We're one of the world’s leading small group adventure tour operators and for us travel is all about experiencing those 'real' moments; be it a laugh with a stall owner while haggling over bananas, an impromptu game of football with the local village kids, a home cooked meal under a starry desert sky or that thrill you get when you glimpse one of the great icons of the world for the first time.

Whether it’s a Thai homestay, a Peruvian trek, an Italian feast or an African safari, Intrepid takes travellers to over 90 destinations worldwide to explore some of the world's most amazing places and discover real people, real cultures and have incredible real life experiences along the way.
Member since: 06 Apr 2001

How the minimum criteria of the responsible travel standard was met...

Economic responsibility

Intrepid uses small scale locally owned accommodation and local transport which provides good economic returns to local communities

Your guides will suggest that you buy appropriate locally produced products and gifts rather than imported goods

Intrepid employs local guides where possible

Environmental responsibility

Intrepids Tips and Guidelines for travellers provides ideas on how to avoid causing any negative impacts to both the environment and flora and fauna.

Intrepid use existing infrastructure where possible such as public transport and small scale locally owned accommodation to reduce the needs for additional and unnecessary tourism infrastructure.

Intrepid are introducing the use of portable water filters on trekking trips to replace the reliance on bottled water, potentially to save the use of thousands of plastic water bottles per annum.

Social responsibility

Intrepid's pre-trip dossiers provide information on any sensitive social and cultural issues in destinations

Intrepids Tips and Guidelines for travellers provides ideas on how to get more our of your experience and ensure that you avoid causing any negative cultural impacts.

The small group travel favoured by Intrepid travel provides richer experiences for travellers and avoids over-running small destinations and communities.

Environmental Achievement Award
Intrepid Travel was awarded the 1999 Environmental Achievement Award by the Australian travel Industry for their commitment to culturally and environmentally responsible travel in Asia. Intrepid donates 10% of after tax profit to aid, development and conservation projects in these areas.
In 1988, two Melbourne mates set off for Africa in a modified truck full of supplies - and realised it was something other travellers might enjoy, too. They founded this company the following year with a fun, affordable, responsible ethos; now with tours in 110+ countries.
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