Cycle Japan

11 Days Starting in Kyoto and ending in Tokyo

Visiting: Kyoto, Nara & Kyoto, Kanazawa, Noto Peninsula - Togi, Noto Peninsula - Wajima, Noto Peninsula - Suzu, Noto Peninsula - Wakura Onsen, Tokyo

Tour operator:

Intrepid Travel

Tour code:

CJXC

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

1 - 16

Physical rating:

Medium, Medium

Age range:

14-99 years

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Active

Activities:

Cycling, Walking

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Tour Overview

From world-class sushi to legendary geisha, enthralling Japan is the perfect destination to discover by bicycle. Our cycling adventure gives you a slowed down, up close look of this fascinating country and allows ample opportunity to meet locals and glimpse the unique culture of the Land of the Rising Sun. From the temples, shrines and geisha of Kyoto to the frenetic but exhilarating chaos of Tokyo, and the beautiful serenity of the Noto Peninsula countryside in between, this cycling adventure has it all.

Highlights

  • Cycling allows you to get closer to the real Japan – from bicycles to Pokemon, serene temples to the organised chaos of the big cities, this classic adventure has it all.

  • Choose to end rewarding days in the saddle with amazing Japanese feasts of sushi, unagi, tempura or even fugu, all washed down with a traditional sake or Sapporo beer.

  • Ride both bikes and trains for the ultimate change of pace.

  • Cycle through peaceful landscapes that show a land far from the big city lights of Tokyo.

  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, World Bicycle Relief. Donations provide school kids, health workers, and farmers in far-out areas with bicycles that provide access to education, healthcare, and income.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Kyoto
Location: Kyoto
Accommodation: Hotel

Konnichiwa! Welcome to Kyoto. Serving as Japan's capital and the emperor's residence from 794 until 1868, Kyoto is the spiritual centre of Zen Buddhism and one of the most historically important cities in Japan. Unlike many of its neighbours Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II and thousands of temples, shrines and other historically invaluable structures survive in the city today. This adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm where you'll meet your tour leader and fellow travellers. You can arrive at any time during the day as there are no activities planned until this important meeting. Afterwards, head out on an evening walk before choosing whether you want to join the group for an optional dinner or hit the streets solo.

If you arrive early, Kyoto offers a myriad of options to explore. For a taste of Shogun life, head to the World Heritage-listed Nijo Castle, perhaps the best surviving example of castle palace architecture from Japan's feudal era. See how the Emperor lived at the Sento Imperial Palace within Kyoto Imperial Park, an attractive park in the centre of the city. Or for a quieter moment, you may wish to contemplate silently in one of the serene karesansui (Zen gardens) that dot the city.

Ride distance – no included riding today

Included Activities:
-9 days guided & vehicle-supported cycling
-9 Days Included Bicycle Hire

Optional Activities:
-Kyoto - Cooking Class from
-Kyoto - Kiyomizu-dera
-Kyoto - Imperial Palace - Free
-Kyoto - Nanzenji Temple - Free
-Kyoto - Shosei Strolling Garden
-Kyoto - Nishiki-Koji Market - Free
-National Museum

Day 2: Kyoto
Location: Kyoto
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch

After breakfast and a safety talk by your leader, familiarise yourself with your bike and take a short test ride before cycling with the group west from our ryokan to the Katsura River, then north along a dedicated cycling path past traditional houses and community gardens to the ancient imperial resort of Arashiyama. Stop off for a coffee break in Arashiyama, well-known for its gorgeous bamboo forests. After a caffeine hit and a chance to soak up the peaceful atmosphere, ride on to Tenryuji Temple and Ryoanji Temple, with its famous white Zen rock garden. Pause here to contemplate the sound of one hand clapping and then move on to contemplate some lunch.

Afterwards, cycle east across the north end of Kyoto and then onto the Path of Philosophy and the Higashiyama area before returning to our accommodation. The ride today will be gentle, with only slight elevation on the roads as we head into Arashiyama. We start with a 5 kilometre ride on a main road, then follow dedicated bicycle paths and secondary roads for the rest of the day.

On arrival back into Kyoto, take an evening orientation tour of Kyoto's Gion district. Observe Geisha and Maiko (apprentice Geisha) from key spots in the city's old back streets and be tempted by some of the area's great local restaurants, perhaps doubling back to visit for dinner after the tour has ended.

Kyoto’s streets are laid out in a convenient grid pattern, which is unusual for Japanese cities. In the 8th century, imperial city planners copied the grid layout of Chang’an (now Xian), the capital of the Tang Dynasty China. That’s not the only benefit we reap from the Tang Dynasty today – two well-known Tang engineers, Ma Jun and Zhang Heng, invented the mechanical gear system used by the bikes we ride around this easy-to- navigate city. Arigato Tang Dynasty!

Ride distance: approx. 40kms/25 miles, undulating with approx. 230m/755ft of elevation gain.

Included Activities:
-Kyoto - Gion District walk
-Kyoto - Arashiyama Bamboo Forest

Optional Activities:
-Kyoto - Gion Corner cultural centre
-Kyoto - Ryoanji Zen Garden
-Kyoto - Tenryuji Temple

Day 3: Nara & Kyoto
Location: Nara & Kyoto
Accommodation: Ryokan
Meals Included: breaksfast

The cycling route takes you through beautiful Japanese scenery on a dedicated riverside cycling path from the old capital of Kyoto to the even older capital of Nara. Here, you'll see the Giant Buddha housed in the largest wooden structure on the planet. This city is well known for its Todaiji Temple and its cute, free-roaming wild deer. Head south along the river for most of the day, stopping briefly at Nagarebashi Bridge, a 356-metre wooden bridge that is a popular film location for samurai dramas.

Return by train to Kyoto.

Ride distance: approx. 50kms/31 miles, mostly flat with approx. 240m/790ft of elevation gain..

Day 4: Kanazawa
Location: Kanazawa
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch

It's a fairly relaxing day today as we rest up before hitting the hills of the Noto Peninsula.

Take the train from Kyoto to Kanazawa where we enjoy a leisurely bike ride across the city seeing the best it has to offer. Ride past the famous gardens, including leafy Kenrokuen, one of Japan’s greatest gardens, and the old Geisha and Samurai districts. It's a truly beautiful place to enjoy by bike. Please note we ride to most of the sites but cover them by foot once we are there.

Ride distance: Approx. 10-15 kms (6-9 miles), mostly flat with approx. 80-140m (260-460ft) of elevation gain

Included Activities:
-Kanazawa - Kenroku-en Garden
-Kanazawa - Nomura Samurai House

Optional Activities:
-Kanazawa - Omicho market tour - Free
-Kanazawa - Castle

Day 5: Noto Peninsula - Togi
Location: Noto Peninsula - Togi
Accommodation: Ryokan
Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

Over the next four days, discover the heart of the rustic Noto Peninsula. This laid back part of Japan truly captures the Japanese concept of '’satoyama', society in harmony with nature, and 'satoumi', coastal areas in which the sea has a strong connection with peoples’ livelihoods.

Your first ride on the Noto Peninsula is a special one as you cycle along the scenic coast to Myojoji Temple for an introduction to Japanese Nichiren Buddhism. Discover quiet coastal roads and spectacular ocean views, riding back in time through sleepy fishing villages and farmland.

Highlights today including riding on Chirihama Beach Drive, an 8 km stretch of beach along the Sea of Japan that allows you to take a short ride along the sand right along the water's edge, as well as passing by the Hatagoiwa rocks, home to Japanese sacred spirits.

Tonight we sleep in the small town of Togi.

Ride distance: approx. 80kms/50 miles, undulating with approx. 520m/1700ft of elevation gain.

Included Activities:
-Myojoji Temple
-Cycling on Chirihama Beach

Day 6: Noto Peninsula - Wajima
Location: Noto Peninsula - Wajima
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

A slightly shorter ride today as we cycle northwards along more scenic coastal lanes, small villages and beautiful rice paddy terraces. Leaving the coast, the road passes through the hilly Noto mountains to the charming port-town of Wajima, known producing some of the finest lacquerware in Japan.

Along the way take a short rest at Masuhogaura Beach – at 460m/1500ft long you should be able to find some space on the ‘World’s Longest Bench’ to stretch those tired legs – and also keep an eye out for the famous Totoro rock along the way. Experience some of the Noto Peninsula’s culture as we visit the Kadomi House - a traditional house owned by small cargo vessel wholesaler. Built in the 1870s it is a fascinating insight into traditional Japanese life.

Ride distance: Approx. 55kms/35 miles, undulating with a longer climb at 38kms. Last 10kms is downhill. Approx. 520m/1700ft of elevation gain.

Included Activities:
-Kadomi Traditional House Visit

Day 7: Noto Peninsula - Suzu
Location: Noto Peninsula - Suzu
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

Today is our toughest riding day, but one rich in rewards as you hug the dramatic and hilly coastline of the Sea of Japan. Marvel at the famed Shiroyone Senmaida (A Thousand Rice Paddies in Shiroyone) where the 1004 small rice paddies cling impossibly to the steep slopes that plunge towards water, creating a beautiful and bright contrast to the background of the deep blue Sea of Japan. Passing by the small villages and dramatic waterfalls we make our way up the peninsula to coastal Suzu, at the very tip of the Noto Peninsula. You'll also visit a unique local salt farm that uses a traditional salt-making method called “Agehama-style salt-making” has been passed down through the generations.

After a long ride choose to put your feet up, visit a Suzu-yaki pottery shop, check out the sea (and lighthouse) views at Rokko Saki Point or marvel at the Mitsukejima (Found Island), a massive rock island right off the coast of Suzu.

Ride distance: approx. 80kms/50 miles, undulating with several steep hills, flat towards the end, with approx. 1150m/3775ft of elevation gain.

Included Activities:
-Agehama-style traditional salt-making farm
-Shiroyone Thousand Rice Paddies Visit

Day 8: Noto Peninsula - Wakura Onsen
Location: Noto Peninsula - Wakura Onsen
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch, dinner

Your final ride on the Noto Peninsula sees you heading south, passing small rural villages, towering mountains and some of the most beautiful coastline and beaches in the area, finishing in Anamizu before boarding a local train for the rest of the journey. Your final destination today is Wakura Onsen, a hot spring town with a history stretching back 1200 years. Today is again an undulating ride but a fairly relaxed one – and the chance to soak your weary legs in the therapeutic waters of the hot spring baths is usually motivation enough to keep going!

Ride distance: approx. 70kms/43 miles, undulating with several steep hills, approx. 770m/2525ft of elevation gain.

Day 9: Tokyo
Location: Tokyo
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: breaksfast

No trip to Japan is complete without experiencing the country's legendary train system. Swap your bike for a train and watch the scenic landscape fly by on a  journey (approx. 5 hours) to Tokyo. Hit the streets on arrival for a night-time orientation walk. Explore the contemporary centre of town as well as the old streets, and feel the hum of modern life in this famous city.

Riding distance: None

Included Activities:
-Tokyo - Sensoji Temple

Day 10: Tokyo
Location: Tokyo
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: breaksfast

Hold on to your helmets because there's a real treat today – two rides in one day! Get a better feel for the different areas of the city this morning as you cycle along the same local paths Tokyoites use to cut through the city. There are surprises, both old and modern, waiting at every turn along the way and architecture aficionados will be in heaven.

Along the way we visit many of Tokyo’s most famous landmarks; the first ride passing along the cherry tree lined paths of Ueno Park, home of Tokyo’s most popular museums and temples, Akihabara gadget town, the ‘Japan Bridge’ district of Nihonbashi, and upmarket the district of Ginza with its dazzling array of high-end shops, galleries and cafes.

We break between rides to enjoy lunch at the famous Tsukiji Outer Fish Market before commencing our second ride to see such luminaries as the Edo-era Imperial Palace, the 333m-high Eiffel Tower lookalike Tokyo Tower, the elegant Hachimangu Shrine, Tsukishima (Moon Island), the manmade island in Tokyo Bay, and of course the Skytree Asakusa, at 634m the tallest building in all of Japan

Later enjoy a free evening to spend as you see fit - enjoy a quiet night, let loose at karaoke, or walk and drink your way across the city with your local leader.

Ride distance: approx. 40kms/25 miles, mostly flat with approx. 200m/650ft of elevation gain.

Included Activities:
-Tokyo - Tsukiji Fish Market

Optional Activities:
-Tokyo - Shinjuku-gyoen
-Tokyo - Edo-Tokyo Museum
-Tokyo - Samurai Museum
-Tokyo - Meiji Jingu Shrine - Free
-Tokyo - Karaoke
-Tokyo - Imperial Palace - Free
-Nippon Professional Baseball League game
-Soba noodle class
-Tokyo - Japanese & Calligraphy lesson

Day 11: Tokyo
Location: Tokyo
Meals Included: breaksfast

Sadly it's time to say farewell to this great Japanese adventure. There are no activities planned for the day and you’re able to depart the hotel at any time. Check-out time is 11 am but if you're departing later, you can arrange luggage storage at the hotel. If you have time why not check out the amazing Urban Adventures on offer in this eclectic city such as ‘Japan’s Cultural Curiosities’. Read more at: www.urbanadventures.com/tokyo-tour-Japan-s-Cultural-Curiosities

Ride distance: none


What's Included

  • Tokyo - Tsukiji Fish Market

  • Kyoto - Gion District walk

  • Kanazawa - Kenroku-en Garden

  • Kanazawa - Nomura Samurai House

  • Kyoto - Arashiyama Bamboo Forest

  • Myojoji Temple

  • Tokyo - Sensoji Temple

  • Meals

    10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners

  • Accommodation

    Hotel (4 nights), ryokan (6 nights)

  • Transport

    Bicycle (e-bike option available, subject to availability), Support Vehicle, Train

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What's Not Included

  • International Travel

  • Tipping and Gratuities

Included Activities

  • Kyoto - Gion District walk
  • Kyoto - Arashiyama Bamboo Forest
  • Kanazawa - Kenroku-en Garden
  • Kanazawa - Nomura Samurai House
  • Myojoji Temple
  • Tokyo - Sensoji Temple
  • Tokyo - Tsukiji Fish Market

Transport

  • While there are occasions we use local public transport such as trains, buses or taxis to cover long distances or attend non-cycling activities we predominantly use the bicycle as our main form of transport. On most of our trips we also have a support vehicle as secondary transport for travelling longer distances, avoiding hazardous areas to cycle, as a backup should we have any incidents and of course an option for those that would prefer not to cycle for an hour or a day. These vehicles range from a minivan in most regions up to a full sized coach or overland vehicle in others.
  • Your main luggage is transported in the support vehicle
  • BRINGING YOUR OWN BIKE
  • Please note that due to operational restrictions clients are unable to bring their own bikes on this trip.
  • Bike bag/box restrictions on Trains
  • From May 2020 there will be size restrictions for luggage on Shinkansen trains. Luggage over 160-250cm may require an additional 1000 JPY oversize luggage fee per train journey. Luggage over 251cm will NOT be permitted on the Shinkansen trains at all.
  • Please note a Japan Rail Pass is not incuded as part of this trip. All train sections indicated as included on the itinerary are prebooked and prepaid as a group and cannot be used individually.
  • INCLUDED BIKES
  • We use Giant Escape RX3 bikes on our Cycle Japan trip - it is an aluminium frame hybrid style bikes with 27 gears, rigid fork, rim brakes and flat bars and 28mm tyres.
  • For full specs and geometry please see http://www.giant.co.jp/giant16/bike_datail.php?p_id=00000051#specifications
  • SUPPORT VEHICLE
  • While we always aim to ride to our next accommodation, outside of the main cities a support vehicle will also be with you at all times. Please note that the maximum number of cyclists we can fit in the support vehicle is 6. The support vehicle is not with us in Kyoto, Kanazawa and Tokyo.
  • An e-bike option (at additional cost) may be available on this trip. We have limited numbers of these bikes available and they are an 'on request' basis only. A request does not guarantee an e-bike, only a confirmed booking. Please ask your agent for more details at the time of booking.
  • This trip includes an option of a motorised bicycle (e-bike) at an additional cost. Please inquire at time of booking.
  • RENTAL E-BIKES
  • We have 2 models of rental e-bikes in Japan (both with assistance up to 25kph):
  • Giant Escape RX-E+ - hybrid style bike with flat bars, hydraulic disc brakes, & 10sp Shimano gears.
  • Available in sizes XS (155-170cm, 5'1"-5'7") and S/M (165-180cm, 5'5"-5'11")
  • Trek Verve+ - hybrid style bike with flat bars, hydraulic disc brakes, & 9sp Shimano gears.
  • Available in size L (174-187cm, 5'8"-6'2")
  • Please provide your height at time of booking so the correct size can be arranged.
  • INCLUDED OR HIRE BIKES: CONDITIONS OF USE
  • You must not mistreat the bicycle and must return it in the same condition as when you received it (excepting ordinary wear and tear). You should immediately inform the supplier in the case of breakdown or loss. The provider is entitled to charge for any damage caused to the bicycle during the period of hire. You must also make sure that the bicycle is secured when not in use. If the equipment is lost or stolen you may be liable for the replacement value of the bicycle. The bicycle remains the property of the supplier and you may not sell, rent out or part possession with the bicycle. You must not use the bicycle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Accommodation

  • Please note that during busy times the group may be split between two different accommodations for the 1 night at Wakura Onsen. When this is the case to ensure your comfort and safety the leader will stay with one group and the driver will stay with the other.
  • All accommodation at traditional Japanese Ryoken has shared bathroom facilities.
  • RYOKANS & MINSHUKUS
  • Japanese-style accommodation - ryokans or minshukus (traditional inn/guesthouse) involve sleeping on futons or matresses on tatami mat floors, with bedding often packed away during the day. Attached bathrooms/toilets will usually be very small and many will only have shared bathing facilities with certain hours, or times available for booking at reception. Your leader will explain etiquette involved in using the shared facilities. As this style of accommodation will often not have furniture (ie. chairs or beds) in the rooms, please consider choosing a different trip style in Japan if you have difficulty getting up from the floor or have knee, hip or back issues. Some establishments may have a curfew when travellers need to be back in the accommodation - this is usually around midnight. Please also be aware that you would normally be required to change to slippers when entering into your room in such properties. Extra fees will be charged if dirty marks are left on their beddings or towels that require professional cleaning.
  • OCCASIONAL ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION
  • The style of accommodation indicated in the day-to-day itinerary is a guideline. On rare occasions, alternative arrangements may need to be made due to the lack of availability of rooms in our usual accommodation. A similar standard of accommodation will be used in these instances.
  • TWIN SHARE / MULTI SHARE BASIS
  • Accommodation on this trip is on a twin/multishare basis. Please note there may be times where facilities will be shared rather than ensuite and rare occasions when you share a room with passengers travelling on a different Intrepid trip than your own.
  • CHECK-IN TIME
  • Throughout the trip we request that our hotels prepare rooms in time for our arrival, especially if we're arriving prior to normal check-in time. However this isn't always possible which means we won't be able to check-in immediately on arrival at some hotels. Instead, we can store our luggage and explore our new destination.
  • PRE/POST TRIP ACCOMMODATION
  • If you've purchased pre-trip or post-trip accommodation (subject to availability), you may be required to change rooms from your trip accommodation for these extra nights.
  • There are shared bathrooms at some of the accommodation on this trip.
  • Accommodation in Japan can be difficult to secure at short notice. If you are travelling in Japan before or after your trip, we recommend booking accommodation at least 1 month in advance of travel, especially in high season (March to May, September to November).

Important Information

  • IMPORTANT UPDATE ABOUT JAPAN: it's essential that you read 'Passports, visas and entry requirements' section in Essential Trip Information first before booking your trip so that you fully understand the current requirements in place for travelling to Japan.
  • If you book the trip within 30 days before departure, please ensure that 1) you request a copy of the Agreement Form with your booking agent and return a signed copy within 2 business days 2) check with your local consulate and ensure that you'll have enough time to get the tourist visa for your trip. Normal booking conditions apply for any bookings within 30 days before departure. It may take 7 business days to confirm a booking and issue ERFS certificate when the trip is on request.
  • 1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Days 1,2,3,5,7,8 (Ryokan) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
  • 2. While we always aim to ride to our next accommodation, outside of the main cities a support vehicle will also be with you at all times. Please note that the maximum number of cyclists we can fit in the support vehicle is 6.
  • 3. An e-bike option (at additional cost) may be available on this trip. We have limited numbers of these bikes available, and they are an 'on request' basis only. A request does not guarantee an e-bike, only a confirmed booking. Please ask your agent for more details at the time of booking.
  • 4. Bike helmets are compulsory on this trip. We are unable to hire bike helmets locally so please ensure you bring your own bike helmet from home. Helmets can be purchased locally if needed.
  • 5. On this trip we have a single leader that rides with the group, and another that drives the support vehicle (acting as a back-marker where needed). Where the vehicle cannot travel directly with the cyclists (e.g. a cyclists-only path) your leader will assign a person from the group to act as a back-marker.
  • 6. Due to the expense of private transport, distances of airports from cities, and the fact that Japan has very efficient public transport airport links, transfers are not offered in Japan. Please see the Joining Point Instructions in the trip notes for more information.
  • 7. Please note, decorative tattoos are uncommon in Japanese culture and therefore you may receive curious and sometimes disapproving looks from locals. Generally, nobody will make a comment about your tattoos but please endeavor to wear modest clothing and be aware that you may not be able to enter public onsens.
  • 8. It is essential you pack light and compact for rail travel in Japan. From May 2020 there will be size restrictions for luggage on Shinkansen trains. Luggage over 160-250cm may require an additional 1000 JPY fee per train journey. Luggage over 251cm will not be permitted on the Shinkansen trains at all. Please notify your tour leader at your Welcome Meeting if your luggage is over 160-250cm so they can make the necessary arrangements! Failure to notify your tour leader of luggage over 160-250cm will require the passenger to pay the oversize luggage fee.

Check out our Q&As

  • Is this trip right for you

    While the cycling distances on this trip are relatively short (anywhere from 10 to 80km / 6-50 miles of cycling each day) the terrain of the Noto Peninsular is naturally hilly and, being coastal, the climate can vary dramatically. Most people with a reasonable level of fitness will enjoy the trip, but remember we will always have the support vehicle on hand if you need to take a break for an hour or a day.

    To complete this trip it is important that you are confident and competent in riding a bicycle, both solo and in a group environment.

    While we always aim to ride to our next accommodation, outside of the main cities a support vehicle will also be with you at all times. Please note that the maximum number of cyclists we can fit in the support vehicle is 6.

    On this trip we have a single leader that rides with the group, and another that drives the support vehicle (acting as a back-marker where needed) There may be times when a client is asked to be the back marker if the vehicle cannot travel directly behind the group.

    If you feel like doing all the riding but with less effort we have the option of hiring an electric bike (e-bike) on this trip. Limited sizes are available so book quickly!

  • Are international flights included in this tour?

    No

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes if aged 15+ and accompanied by an adult

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes, except optional activities

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest COVID-19 policies

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Intrepid Travel has been taking travellers around the world for over 30 years

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Since 2002, The Intrepid Foundation has supported over 130 organisations across the world. We’re creating positive impact through the joy of travel, community and connection.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Over 50% of traveller travel solo with Intrepid. You can choose to share a room with another solo travelle of the same sex for no additional charge, or choose to pay a single supplement if you’d like your own room. Please request this when booking, and we will secure you a single supplement wherever possible. Please note, if you are booking a last-minute trip, it may be harder for us to secure a single room

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Saturday - Tuesday

Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 08, 2024
$7360 $6084 (USD)

Operator discount: $1104 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: $172 (USD)

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Wednesday - Saturday

Oct 09, 2024 - Oct 19, 2024
$7385 $6104 (USD)

Operator discount: $1108 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: $173 (USD)

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Saturday - Tuesday

Oct 19, 2024 - Oct 29, 2024
$7360 $6084 (USD)

Operator discount: $1104 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: $172 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Saturday - Tuesday

Nov 16, 2024 - Nov 26, 2024
$7360 $6084 (USD)

Operator discount: $1104 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: $172 (USD)

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Saturday - Tuesday

Apr 12, 2025 - Apr 22, 2025
$7680 $7469 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: $211 (USD)

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Saturday - Tuesday

May 10, 2025 - May 20, 2025
$7385 $7182 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: $203 (USD)

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Saturday - Tuesday

May 31, 2025 - Jun 10, 2025
$7385 $7182 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: $203 (USD)

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Saturday - Tuesday

Jun 21, 2025 - Jul 01, 2025
$7245 $7046 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: $199 (USD)

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Saturday - Tuesday

Jul 26, 2025 - Aug 05, 2025
$7245 $7046 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: $199 (USD)

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Saturday - Tuesday

Aug 16, 2025 - Aug 26, 2025
$7385 $7182 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: $203 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Saturday - Tuesday

Sep 06, 2025 - Sep 16, 2025
$7680 $7469 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: $211 (USD)

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Saturday - Tuesday

Sep 20, 2025 - Sep 30, 2025
$7680 $7469 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: $211 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Saturday - Tuesday

Oct 11, 2025 - Oct 21, 2025
$7680 $7469 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: $211 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Saturday - Tuesday

Oct 25, 2025 - Nov 04, 2025
$7680 $7469 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: $211 (USD)

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Saturday - Tuesday

Nov 15, 2025 - Nov 25, 2025
$7385 $7182 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: $203 (USD)

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  • Free Date Changes

    Intrepid Travel allows you to make 10 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 56 days before the start of the tour.

  • Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Intrepid Travel allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform intrepid travel, 56 days before departure.

  • Low Deposit

    Intrepid Travel requires a minimum deposit of 400 USD per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 56 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of intrepid travel charges.

    Up to 56 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 55 days before tour starts: Forfeit 30% of booking price.

    At 30 days before tour starts: Forfeit 60% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

  • COVID Protection

    Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards
    From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

    However, we continue to strongly recommend that all travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and other Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.

    This policy excludes all Polar trips and select adventure cruises, where testing and vaccination remains a requirement. Please refer to the Essential Trip Information of your chosen tour for more details.

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