After having focused on mainstream adventure destinations for a while, we dare say Intrepid is now back on track with some great new trips for 2017. We might even say that in the active trip department they give Exodus and World Expeditions a run for their money. Here are the best of the new tours.
Highlights of Azerbaijan & Georgia 10 Days From $2,545 Visit two countries that have taken a big leap into the 21st century, where historical old towns and monasteries sit comfortably alongside towering skyscrapers. Visit one of Europe's largest open-air rock museums, warm your hands against a mountain that is forever on fire, walk through the gardens of a local Kakheti family and talk about provincial life over a hearty lunch. Uncover the centuries-old recipe for producing Georgian wine and learn how to make your own yoghurt. View trip
North Korea Highlights 9 Days From $4,555 Take the unique chance to uncover this mysterious country for yourself and discover that behind the communist propaganda and Soviet-style architecture lies a country full of beautiful landscapes and a whole host of incredible sights and experiences. Visit a range of monuments and museums dedicated to the leaders of the country, and learn about the history of this truly fascinating place thanks to the North Korean guides who will join you on this journey. View trip
A Taste of Scandinavia 8 Days From $3,080 Do as the locals do on this urban adventure reaching from the bohemian quarters of Berlin to the stylish boutiques of Oslo. Explore the cobbled streets of Copenhagen by bike, nibble traditional cinnamon rolls at a Swedish coffee house, and wander through the famous markets of Hamburg. View trip
Bahamas Sailing Adventure
7 Days From $2,115
Set sail on this once in a lifetime sailing expedition to one of the world’s best cruising destinations, the Caribbean. You’ll experience abundant marine life, crystal clear turquoise waters, uninhabited cays and one of the best sailing destinations in the world. The protected and shallow waters of the Bahamas make this the perfect trip for first time or novice sailors.
Trails of New England 9 Days From $3,395
Hugging the continent’s rugged, spectacular north-eastern coast, New England calls to those who want to get close to America’s natural wonders. Pack the hiking shoes and a sense of adventure for a walk through sweeping forests and up soaring peaks. The trails of New England await on this memorable hiking holiday. View trip
Hike, Raft & Canyon in Costa Rica 11 Days From $3,140 Jump onto this active journey through the incredible wilderness of Costa Rica. Pull on your boots and stretch your legs for an unforgettable 4-day hike to the Pacific coast, through misty forests and humid jungle. Stick on a helmet and savour a full day of rappelling down cliff faces and riding the rapids of the Rio Naranjo. Continue down the coast to Drakes Bay and explore the rainforests of Corcovado National Park and the Rio Claro, then look out for sloths in Miguel Antonio National Park. This trip will open the eyes and quicken the pulse. View trip
Active South Africa 9 Days From $2,175 Take part in a journey through South Africa's fantastically wild heartland. Beginning and ending in Cape Town, hike to the spectacular Table Mountain before mountain biking past antelopes, zebras and ostriches along the Western Coast. Spend days traipsing past giant sandstone monuments that have been carved by nature over centuries, and at night get cozy around beachside campfires, swapping stories and counting stars. This is a chance to log off, check out, put the phone away and go well and truly off the grid. View trip
Vietnam - Hike, Bike & Kayak 10 Days From $1,295 Strap on your boots and get ready for this immersive journey that gets under the skin of Vietnam's bucolic countryside. In between trekking and cycling past lush landscapes, stop in at local villages and learn about traditional life with memorable homestay experiences. It’s not all mountains and trails either, with an opportunity to kayak across the majestic waters of Halong Bay and spend a night on a boat. View trip
Trek Jordan 8 Days From $1,565 Experience the beauty and culture of Jordan on this exhilarating trekking adventure. Wind your way along breathtaking shepherd's paths, float in the famously salty Dead Sea, get off the beaten track around ancient Petra, be dazzled by the famous Treasury building, join the Bedouins for a magical desert adventure, and marvel at Byzantine mosaics in Madaba. This is Jordan at its active, action-packed best. View trip
Active Morocco 7 Days From $1,070 This heart-thumping journey will have you mountain biking down the slopes of the Atlas Mountains and horse riding on the white sandy beaches of Essaouira. Experience the hospitality of the local Berber people with a friendly homestay in Aroumd, get lost in the colourful souqs of Marrakech and rest your weary bones in a traditional hammam. If you like your air to be fresh, your days to be active and your adventures, well, full of adventure, then this is the trip for you. View trip
Active Madagascar 14 Days From $3,645 Off the coast of East Africa lies a magical island of spectacular mountains, lush rainforests and unique wildlife – a trekker's dream. From Antananarivo to Tulear, encounter beautiful national parks, mythical volcanic lakes, hidden waterfalls, lizards, lemurs, unique Malagasy palms and bizarre boabs. Friendly Bara and Betsileo folk greet you as you hike via small villages, and many modes of transport, from pousse-pousse to bicycle to dugout canoe, allow you to experience this French-flavoured slice of paradise from several different angles.
Real Food Adventure - South Italy 7 Days From $2,645 Discover why the southern Italian regions of Abruzzo, Puglia and Campania are the newest foodie hot spots everyone's raving about. Dine on a converted fishing platform on the Adriatic Sea, savour Apulian classics in a fortified farmhouse, sample organic mozzarella di bufala direct from the source and sip limoncello while soaking up the charming surrounds of Sorrento. View trip
Real Food Adventure - Greece 9 Days From $3,050 Explore the sights, sounds and tastes of southern Greece on this food odyssey to the olive groves and rugged coastline of the Peloponnese region. Savour iconic Greek flavours from ouzo to olive oil, cook up a storm in a local kitchen in Poros, relax on the beaches of Kardamyli and marvel at the legacy of ancient Greece at the Theatre of Epidaurus and Mycenae's Treasury of Atreus. View trip
Bali & Lombok - Hike, Bike & Raft 12 Days From $1,930 Brimming with incredible landscapes and extraordinary diversity, Bali and Lombok are perfect havens for curious, active travellers. Go white water rafting, stroll through rice paddies and quaint villages, wind your way along the slopes of Mount Agung to the beach, climb the mythical route to Lempuyang Temple, trek through monkey-filled forest to Mt Rinjani, and snorkel in search of sea turtles in the remote Gili Islands. Learn about Balinese cultures and traditions along the way, from Hindu temples to old-fashioned blacksmithing. View trip
Komodo & Flores 11 Days From $2,645 The many islands of Indonesia are scattered like gems across the Indian Ocean, hidden oases of tropical rainforests, wildlife and warm people ready to open their hearts and their homes to visitors. The islands are fantastical places where soaring volcanoes hold a fuming watch over charming seaside towns, and where ancient tribes keep their traditions in deep rainforest valleys. Hunt for legendary Komodo dragons, snorkel through colourful coral reefs, and walk across beaches of black, pink and white sands. Full of energy, charisma and plenty of shimmering sunlight, Indonesia’s “flower island” will leave with memories you’ll carry for a lifetime. View trip
Gili Islands Sailing Adventure ex Bali 7 Days From $2,040
Trade in the crowds and hawkers of Bali for the peace and quiet of the Gili Islands. Snorkel amongst colourful reef fish and watch as turtles effortlessly glide by. With no motorised vehicles the cidomo (horse and cart) is the transport mode of choice. Be awed by the pure white sand beaches and turquoise waters. Spend a couple of days switched off from the outside world. View trip