Intrepid traveling

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1. Posted by reddragon (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I'm thinking of going on a trip with intrepid in South America. Has anyone been on one and what was it like?

Are there any other companies that do the same thing?

2. Posted by reidindeed (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


Earlier this year I went on two Intrepid trips. One was in Nepal trekking the Annapurna Circuit and the other was in Thailand doing a general tour of the Mainland then down to a couple of islands.

In general I found the organisation to be helpful and reliable and our local guides were amazing people. It was good having the support of the group in Nepal as the trekking left us physically very tired and sometimes ill so it was nice having somebody else take care of accomodation arrangements.

In Thailand I felt quite restricted by the group situation. Thailand isnt the sort of place you need the support of a group and I definately would have had a better time had I had more freedom. I am going travelling again next year and am definately going it alone. While I had fun on my previous trips and met some lovely peole, I found that this style of travel is definately not for me. Its an individual thing about your own peace of mind, confidence and your general nature I guess. Im not sure about South America as I have never been, but I have heard that there are good backpacker networks, depending on where you go.

I guess it depends what you plan on doing? Its nice to meet people in your group, however, if you dont get along you are stuck with them looking out the window at other people having fun with perfect strangers!

3. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

South America has all kinds of domestic tourist infrastructure-meaning transportation/accommodation and food is easy to come by and not expensive-you don't need any tour group at all.

4. Posted by lachtrup (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Has anybody had an experience using Intrepid Travel to India?