Intrepid Travel are the world’s leading provider of sustainable, experience-rich, small group tours. They’ve been leading the way for experiential travel for over 31 years and that’s why over 100,000 passengers trust them with their holidays each year. Offering more than 800 itineraries in over 120 countries and across all seven continents, they also have a broad range of trip themes to suit various interests as well as three distinct travel styles catering to all ages, tastes and budgets. As a responsible business, Intrepid are committed to not only providing the best travel experience ever, but also giving back to the local communities who make these experiences possible.
Customers love exploring with Intrepid Travel because they provide real life experiences, perfectly balanced itineraries, knowledgeable local leaders and small group sizes (10 people on average). A global company with local expertise, Intrepid own and operate 25 DMCs across Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. By visiting meaningful projects, supporting locally run businesses and employing local people, choosing to travel with Intrepid means support goes directly to the communities they visit.
The Intrepid Foundation was established in 2002 with the goal of improving livelihoods through sustainable travel experiences, while giving travellers a way to support trustworthy organisations and give back to the communities they’ve visited. Since its creation, The Intrepid Foundation has raised over £5.5million for over 130 non-government organisations around the world, for projects that tackle major issues like climate change, conservation, wildlife protection, education and child protection.
The Intrepid Foundation aims to support income generation by creating jobs and providing skills training in tourism in the communities they’re involved with. The foundation supports established local projects, where impact can be measured and stories of change can be shared, so donors know exactly where their money is going. Intrepid Travel cover all administrative costs so 100% of funds donated go directly to local projects and those in need.
Dedicated to balancing purpose and profit, Intrepid Travel has been a certified B Corp since 2018. B Corps are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. Certified B Corps are companies that look after their staff, work toward a more inclusive supply chain, and take corporate social responsibility to the next level. This means travellers can rest assured that the company behind their trip is benefiting its people and the planet.
Intrepid Travel are the first tour operator in the world with approved science-based targets, verified by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Intrepid Travel recognise that businesses have a responsibility in helping to limit global warming and building a net-zero carbon economy, and have pledged to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions at the pace and scale that science says is necessary to limit global warming to 1.5°C.
To return to travel in a safe and responsible way, Intrepid Travel have reviewed all health and safety policies and are implementing new minimum standards in line with recommendations from the World Health Organization. They have also received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp.
To make planning your next trip easier Intrepid Travel has introduced new flexible booking conditions for a worry-free booking experience. If your plans change, just let them know at least 21 days before your trip is due to depart and your date or trip can be swapped with no amendment fee, or your deposit can be held on file indefinitely.
Intrepid recently partnered with Women In Travel CIC to create a selection of tours in London, run by women who have fled extraordinary circumstances.