Sustainable Experience-Rich Travel
Traveller by traveller, destination by destination, Intrepid Group strives to change the way people see the world though Intrepid Travel and Peregrine Adventures. We do this by offering an immersive style of adventure travel which benefits both our travellers and the people and places they visit. Today, we provide the world’s widest range of adventure tours – or sustainable experience-rich travel, as we prefer to call it. We are passionate about using local knowledge to take our travellers off-the-beaten-track. For us, it's all about delivering the most authentic experience possible.
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Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2020
I really enjoyed this trip. I fell that I have had a glimpse of the real India, not just a quick, sanitized version showing only the highlights (such as the Taj Mahal), but some of the countryside as well.
Travel Advisor: Jackie Matthews
Lárus as the perfect guide
Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2021
Lárus was extremely knowledgeable about Iceland geology, history, folklore, and customs. He readily shared stories and tidbits of info throughout our tour. He knew of great places to stop for everything from meals to shopping to getting scenic photos away from the crush of other tourists. I have never experienced a better tour, with a better tour guide, than Lárus. I can praise him highly enough!
Travel Advisor: Jeanie Colclough
Intrepid Travel was Very Professional
By: D. Ewers
Reviewed on: 26 May 2022
We do not have one complaint about our recent tour to the Galapagos Islands with Intrepid Travel. We were met at the airport in Quinto, Ecuador by a driver with a sign and she took us to our hotel. From there on out we didn't have to worry about a thing. Communication was easy and all of our questions were answered.
Travel Advisor: Julie Garcia
Guided hiking along the Wicklow Way, Ireland
By: Dave E
Reviewed on: 02 Jun 2022
Very nice hiking and walking through the Wicklow mountains. The guide Brendan was absolutely wonderful. He was very knowledgeable not only as a technical guide through more challenging hiking parts, but also the history, culture, geography, flora & fauna of the many areas we passed through. Very safe and well prepared too--good fun having lunch under his tent with the blowing rain outside near the top one day. The accommodation, transfers, and meals were good, the extra tour parts, meeting a local farmer and hearing more about St Kevin were nice interesting features too. Brendan did an extra great job with last minute changes we asked about and he was able to accommodate a range of guests all in one trip.
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Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2022
We had booked this trip under Peregrine Travel 2 years ago and this trip was under the comfort level that we have experienced under Peregrine. The travel guides Maria and Nico were some of the best that we have had and the local guides at the archaeological sites were so enthusiast and passionate. The accommodations met with our expectations. Overall a very enjoyable trip. I think that a review in the form of a questionnaire ( like Peregrine used to provide) that had more pointed questions about the guides, accommodations, itinerary would be more beneficial to Intrepid.
Reviewed on: 29 May 2022
Great itinerary, close to local people and supporting good causes. Variety of options to allow for different fitness level. Opportunity to meet travelers with the same needs.
Reviewed on: 11 Jun 2022
Have travelled with intrepid for many years and will continue to do so. Zingy was very knowledgeable and engaging. We had a small group so able to customize to our tastes. Good balance of free time and tours. Food on the Perigrine Dalmatia was fantastic and the staff were friendly and fun. Highly recommend this trip!
Reviewed on: 16 Jun 2022
We were so grateful that we booked our trip to Morocco with Intrepid. Our tour guide, Hassan, was superb. We were greeted by him via a voicemail when we first checked into our Casablanca hotel even though he was finishing up another tour with another group. More importantly, I had a fall on the first day of our tour at the mosque in Casablanca, suffering a concussion and needing 5 stitches to close a wound to my head. He got me to an emergency station for the stitches, then arranged for me to be admitted to a private clinic in Rabat for assesment where I spent 3 days. Sadly we had to drop out of the tour, not only because the tour had to move on while I got medical attention, but becasue our airline had lost our luggage (for 6 days)! Despite all the hassle, Hassan organized our return to Casablanca and manged to track down our bags at the Casablanca airport, just in time for our return flight to Canada. We will return!
Intrepid has Excellent guides
Reviewed on: 06 Jun 2022
We were impressed with Intrepid and the operators which work for them. The guides were all very professional, personable and easy to work with. We enjoyed our complimentary tour of Quito and our guide was excellent, but it was scheduled during a national holiday and all of the churches and museums were closed. Intrepid should have known about this national holiday in Ecuador and rescheduled our tour for a better day. I feel like we missed out on a wonderful opportunity to see antiquities of this country and visiting the beautiful cathedrals.
Travel Advisor: Patricia Stone
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Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2022
Very dependable. No major issues and the one that occurred was quickly resolved and a solution put in place.
Iceland with Intrepid
Reviewed on: 24 Jun 2022
A good experience. Good knowledgeable humorous leader, comfortable accommodations, good food, interesting sights.
Intrepid Travel review
Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2022
I like the adventure-style trips of Intrepid Travel. I traveled with them quite a few times in the past (along with other companies that offered a similar style of trips, but with COVID most of the others went bankrupt, apparently). Intrepid is one of the last men standing, still operating according to its original priciples as far as I can tell. My latest trip with them (summer 2022) took me though Scandinavia and the Baltics. Excellent itinerary and guides. Fine trip. Good value for money. I'm happy. One proviso: if you are considering one of their trips, read all the trip details carefully. Travel light - you will be carrying your own bag. Some travelers skip over that part and arrive with way too much baggage. You'll enjoy these trips more if you travel light. And prepare to walk a lot and be independent at times. These trips are partly about what you make of them and how you decide to use your own time. Bon voyage!
By: Alec Watson
Reviewed on: 06 Sep 2022
We had a great trip experience with an excellent tour guide, Bamekki. He was very knowledgeable and ensured we all had an enjoyable and safe time. Transport was very comfortable and Abdul was a very safe and polite driver. The hotel in Marrakech was a little disappointing
David, Tour of Azores
By: Kathy Paul Rosemary and Jim
Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2022
David was a great guide and paid attention to the philosophical values of Intrepid. While he had to take this tour due to the illness of a colleague, we thought he was quite knowledgeable of the area and was always willing to answer questions. Having to deal with a diverse age range, David attended to the needs of each demographic without favouring one over the other. He was proficient in English and we had no problem understanding what he was saying. David had a kind, gentle and friendly manner and was always willing to accommodate and facilitate. All in all, we enjoyed David’s company and appreciated his way of guiding us through the beautiful Azores. Great job!
Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2022
We really enjoyed our Premium Morocco in Depth with Essaouira. It was comprehensive and covered many of the well-known destinations of the country; from mountains to desert to beach, modern cities to rustic villages, sunrises to sunsets, bleak landscapes to lush oases. We loved our stays in the many beautiful riads though some had plumbing issues with showers and toilets. And while we found that there were too many days with long drives through unremarkable countryside (Fes to Erfoud, Marrakech to Essaouira), we relished the many beautiful swimming pools that awaited us at the end of such days. On the otherhand, there were a number of places where there was nothing to do, no places to explore at the end of the day. And the stay in Essaouira was too long.
By: Nancy B
Reviewed on: 10 Oct 2022
This was my second tour with Intrepid and they came through wonderfully. I like the philosophy they embody. The guide was personable and well informed. The group was small, which is another reason I like using Intrepid. We had an itinerary but remained flexible to accommodate things we wanted to do. I hope to use Intrepid again!
Travel Advisor: Stephenie Updegraff
Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2022
We were so fortunate to have Ozan as our tour guide. He went above and beyond with his guidance and explanation and made my experience of Turkey wonderful. We had many experiences around the country that gave us an insight to the history, geography, culture, food, wine, arts and crafts and music.
Hike, bike and rafting experience
Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2022
Our tour guide, Mike, was knowledgeable and so much fun. He was always on time and ready to start our day. He did the experiences we signed up for and then some. Lots of fun and laughs. The hiking and biking were difficult which we loved and the rafting was a little too tame for us. I think Intrepid did a good job of providing us with lots of good memories. We definitely would use Intrepid again.
Travel Advisor: Anna Harrison
Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2022
This is my fifth intrepid tour - always fantastic. Itinerary was great, tour leader was absolutely exceptional (thank you so much Abdou). Such a great way to travel - small group, lots of interesting, different inclusions. See you next time Intrepid.
Northern Thailand experience
Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2022
I loved this premium tour - hotels were fantastic and tipping was included. Variety of activities, not just a temple tour. Exceptional morning with the elephants. I really enjoyed meditating with a monk in a temple; cycling in Sukhothai Park among the ancient ruins; a boat ride in Bangkok. Tony was a terrific leader. He helped tourists order interesting, not crazy spicy, dishes. He suggested that we might be interested in the caberet show in Chiang Mai and it was definitely a trip highlight. He helped me arrange 2 additional day trips after the Intrepid trip finished. Tony loves his country and enjoys sharing his enthusiasm with his new tourist friends. Excellent. Outstanding. Thank you.
Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2022
This was a jam packed itinerary! Eight cities in 15 days, The Best of Spain. Geared to the fit and on the go traveller, we averaged 15,000 steps a day. We travelled by City Bus, Intercity Bus, Train, Taxi and Metro. Orientation walks were done in each city and there were lots of options available for all interests. We saw the top attractions. Only drawback was that with travel time we only had 1.5 days left in the large cities that certainly could have kept us occupied 4 to 7 days. This is really just a "taste" of each wonderful city.
Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2022
Intrepid makes great trips led by good leaders. We have returned to them again and again.
Premium Turkey in Depth
Reviewed on: 30 Nov 2022
This was my first Intrepid Trip and it was a good mix of culture, history, food, and local experiences. There were some long travel days but we were warned as part of the dossier. Elif our local guide was a wealth of information and ensured we fully experienced the Turkey - the food and learned some Turkish. Hilights were the boat trip in Kas, Cappadocia, the historical sites of Ephesus and Sagalassos. There were issues with the airport transfer - there was no information on where to meet them (I’m used to having someone waiting with a sign) I had to call the local operator for this information. When I found them outside the terminal, they didn’t have me on the list of arrivals. A couple of my fellow travellers had the same experience. Other than this issue, the trip was enjoyable and I would recommend it.
Intrepid Travel tour of Vietnam
Reviewed on: 28 Nov 2022
We usually self organise our own holidays, but found the Intrepid Travel offering to be quite appealing. We had a fantastic holiday all thanks to Intrepid. The people, places, activities and organisational aspects of the trip were fantastic. Highly recommended.
Reviewed on: 09 Dec 2022
Great, the trip leader and guide was so patient, very knowledgeable and well organized. He gave us amazing information, answered all our questions and no subject was taboo.
Reviewed on: 23 Jan 2023
Excellent itinerary and leader.
Travel Advisor: Brooke Ross
Reviewed on: 13 Feb 2023
Amazing tour guide who was very knowledgeable about the geology and history or Iceland. Told fun stories and kept us entertained. Safety was a priority snd he adjusted done things because of the weather but was able to add at the end. We stayed in quaint guest houses with great customer service. Food was great.
Travel Advisor: Jennifer Fried
Another Brilliant Intrepid Trip
By: Tim & Trish from Halifax
Reviewed on: 01 Apr 2023
We have just completed our 2nd trip with Intrepid and they have become our "go-to" tour provider of choice. We have traveled to India and Morocco with them and relied upon their commitment to using local guides to ensure that you get the most out of your trip. In both cases, that was true. In our most recent trip to Morocco, our guide (Hamid) was brilliant. He was intensely proud of his country and wanted to show us everything that he could. He was outgoing and personable. Everywhere we went we were welcomed as friends of Hamid. This is one of the great benefits of using Intrepid, but there's more: not only do you have one local guide for the whole trip, but they arrange guides in each of the locations you visit to give true local colour. These locals guides were consistently excellent. And then there are the home visits and access to great local manufacturers of desirable products (yes we bought a rug in India!) All this in groups of 12 or fewer. This is a great way to see a country
Wow, what an awesome tour of Peru
Reviewed on: 09 Apr 2023
Premium Peru with tour leader Diana was outstanding. Enjoyed visiting 6 distinct regions & loved it all. Diana was excellent in making sure that clients were feeling ok with the high altitude; she is client focused & very attentive. Most of the hotels on this Premium trip were good 4 star hotels but the hotel in Cusco & Arequipa should not be included in a Premium trip. Activities were terrific esp the reed island in Lake Titicaca, the Convent in Arequipa & the rainforest resort in the Amazon. Great drivers, local tour guide and outstanding leader Diana.
Trip was well organized
Reviewed on: 13 May 2023
The trip started with a very good guide - Surgi. Surgi was very good at keeping us together, organized, helpful, available when needed, and was passionate about his job. The 8 day tour included a lot! We had good and informative walking tours, as well as the olive oil and Sherry production tours, not to mention the delicatessen special visit, providing us an appreciation of the process and value of the famous meat. This was a worthwhile tour of souther Spain.
Great trip to the outback
Reviewed on: 28 Apr 2023
Really enjoyed the outback trip. I liked the pace - felt relaxed. Tour leader Simon was wonderful. Very nice man - kind and knowledgeable. Would have appreciated know in advance that there would be 4 nights of glamping. Anticipated only two. Intrepid should have made that more clear.