Southern India

Southern India

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Southern India

15 Days Starting and ending in Kochi

Visiting: Kochi, Conoor, Ootacamund – Conoor, Mudumalai National Park – Bandipur, Mysore, Mysore – Overnight train, Mamallapuram, Puducherry , Madurai, Periyar , Kerala Backwaters

Tour operator:

Intrepid Travel

Tour code:

HHSS

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

1 - 12

Physical rating:

Low, Low

Age range:

15-99 years

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Small Group

Activities:

Rail Excursion, Walking

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Tour Overview

Lush and tropical, southern India is inspiring and delightful. Beneath the green shade of a coastal paradise, meet with locals in their fishing villages and tribal homes. Join them in the bazaars, on buses and boats, or even on pilgrimage in Madurai. From cultural sights like the Maharaja's Palace in Mysore to French-influenced Puducherry and the vast landscape of Periyar, southern India's spirituality, friendly people, and wild animal sanctuaries make it a fascinating part of the country to explore.

Highlights

  • Discover the waterfalls, tea plantations and spice markets of South India’s Western Ghats, a jungle-clad mountain range older than the Himalaya and one of the most biodiverse regions in the world.

  • Known as the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’, Kochi is a fascinating blend of Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch and English influences, and is best explored by ferry.

  • Step back in time among the iridescent hills of the very British ‘Snooty Ooty’ – home of snooker and the charming Nilgiri toy train.

  • Search for elusive wildlife, including elephants, sloths, and birds on safari around one of the best places in India to observe nature up close – Periyar National Park.

  • Experience a unique way of life with a family homestay and home-cooked meals in the idyllic backwaters of Kerala.

  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Positive Change for Marine Life. Donations help them to nurture ocean health with community-led conservation initiatives that inspire coastal restoration, sustainable fishing practices and waste-managemen

Itinerary

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Day 1: Kochi
Location: Kochi
Accommodation: Hotel

Your Indian adventure starts today in Kochi with a welcome meeting at 6 pm. If you arrive in Kochi early, there are plenty of things to see and do. Once an important spice-trading centre, Kochi has been under Portuguese, Dutch and British rule at various times throughout history. Explore with one of our Urban Adventures or wander down to the shore and seek out the huge Chinese fishing nets dotted along the coast of Fort Cochin.

Day 2: Kochi
Location: Kochi
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: breaksfast

This morning, take on Kochi with a leader-led orientation tour. Take a local tuk tuk to Mattancherry and drop by the Dutch Palace, built by the Portuguese in the 16th century before it was renovated and presented to the Rajas of Cochin by the Dutch. Pay an optional visit to Paradesi Synagogue – the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth and home to many rare antiques. Then amble around the spice bazaars and antique stores of Fort Cochin. In the evening, experience a Kathakali performance. This Keralan dance is an ornately costumed display of storytelling, requiring complete control of the body.

Included Activities:
-Kochi - Leader-led Fort Kochi walking tour
-Kochi - Dutch Palace
-Kochi - Kathakali performance

Optional Activities:
-Kochi - Jewish Synagogue

Day 3: Conoor
Location: Conoor
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: breaksfast, dinner

Buckle up, because most of today is spent travelling. Catch a 3.5-hour train to Coimbatore, before travelling by private vehicle to Conoor, where dinner is included at your accommodation tonight.

Day 4: Ootacamund – Conoor
Location: Ootacamund – Conoor
Accommodation: Hotel

Spend the morning in Conoor with an orientation walk and a visit to a tea plantation to learn about the history of tea production. Later board Ooty’s renowned toy train for a ride along the Nilgiri Mountain Railway. Be sure to get a window seat for great views over the lush countryside. In nearby Conoor, visit a tea plantation to learn about the history of tea production. Spend the rest of the day exploring Ooty’s Botanical Gardens, which are home to over 650 species of plants and trees. Alternatively, get a little bit romantic with a boat ride on the lake.

Included Activities:
-Ooty - Nilgiri Mountain Railway & Tea Plantation visit

Optional Activities:
-Ooty - Botanical Gardens
-Ooty - Boat ride

Day 5: Mudumalai National Park – Bandipur
Location: Mudumalai National Park – Bandipur
Accommodation: Jungle Lodge
Meals Included: lunch, dinner

Take a private vehicle for the short drive to Bandipur today. Set against the backdrop of the Nilgiri Hills, Mudumalai National Park was once the Mysore Maharaja's private hunting ground. In 1974 it was brought under Project Tiger and is now one of the best sanctuaries in India to observe wildlife in close proximity. Embark on a short safari in search of tigers, leopards, elephants, sloth bears, sambars, spotted deer, and much more. There's also an amazing variety of birdlife in the park. Tonight’s family-run accommodation in Bandipur is a mixed-gender dormitory style with a common bathroom. This dorm room is only open to your group.

Included Activities:
-Bandipur - National Park Safari

Day 6: Mysore
Location: Mysore
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: breaksfast, lunch

Travel by private vehicle across the scenic Karnataka plains to Mysore, stopping to share a biryani lunch with local Loval host and family. Mysore is an easy-going town with a pleasant climate, perfect for wandering around on foot. Your leader will provide an orientation walk for you to get your bearings. A visit to Mysore is incomplete without a look around Mysore Palace. One of the most ornate palaces in India, its interior is full of colour, mosaics, and mirrors.

Included Activities:
-Mysore - Home cooked lunch & family visit
-Mysore - Maharaja's Palace
-Mysore - Leader-led walking tour

Day 7: Mysore – Overnight Train
Location: Mysore – Overnight train
Accommodation: Overnight Sleeper Train

This morning, head out of Mysore and climb Chamundi Hill to the Sri Chamundeswari Temple, dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Durga. Continue on to the Keshava Temple in the small town of Somnathpur – an excellent example of Hoysala architecture. You’ll also have some time to pay an optional visit to Tipu Sultan’s mausoleum in Srirangapatna, or instead, return to Mysore for a palm reading or to catch a film at the local cinema. Tonight, board an 11-hour overnight sleeper train to Chennai.

Included Activities:
-Mysore - Keshava Temple
-Mysore - Chamundi Hill & Temple

Optional Activities:
-Mysore - Cinema
-Mysore - Tipu Sultan's Mausoleum

Day 8: Mamallapuram
Location: Mamallapuram
Accommodation: Hotel

After arriving in Chennai, take a private vehicle along the scenic East Coast Road to Mamallapuram. Explore this ancient seaport town by tuk tuk, paying a visit to the seventh-century Shore Temple and the enormous bas-relief rock carving, known as Arjuna's Penance. There will also be time to inspect the town’s numerous mandapams (pillared temple pavilions), watch local stonemasons at work, or just to kick back and relax at a beachside restaurant.

Included Activities:
-Mamallapuram - Shore Temples guided tour

Day 9: Puducherry
Location: Puducherry
Accommodation: Hotel

Travel by private vehicle for 5 hours through palm trees and rice paddies to Puducherry (Pondicherry). On arrival, head out with your group and leader on a walking tour to see local temples, the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, and the French Quarter. Once a French colony, you’ll see evidence of French influence in Puducherry's architecture, its wide town squares, and even in the uniforms of the police.

Included Activities:
-Puducherry - Leader-led French Quarter walking tour

Day 10: Madurai
Location: Madurai
Accommodation: Hotel

Transfer by taxi to the railway station at Villupuram and board a train to the temple city of Madurai (approximately 6 hours). Madurai’s Tamil roots stretch back 2500 years, making it one of the oldest cities in India. Wander the lamp-lit labyrinth of the Sri Meenakshi Amman Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva and goddess Meenakshi. Visit the Gandhi Memorial Museum, which displays a detailed account of India’s struggle for independence along with the bloodstained dhoti the famous leader wore when he was assassinated.

Included Activities:
-Madurai - Sri Meenakshi Temple

Optional Activities:
-Madurai - Gandhi Museum - Free

Day 11: Periyar
Location: Periyar
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: lunch

This morning, travel by private vehicle along a winding road to the Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve. High in the ranges of the Western Ghats, the park is set among stunning scenery and is the most popular wildlife sanctuary in Southern India. Both today and tomorrow, you’ll get to explore the national park on foot and will understand why Periyar is a popular wilderness sanctuary because of its lush surroundings. Enjoy a tour of a local spice plantation. And then join our hosts at a local family and try some authentic home-cooked flavors in Southern India.

Included Activities:
-Periyar - Spice plantation visit
-Periyar - Home cooked meal

Day 12: Periyar
Location: Periyar
Accommodation: Hotel

Venture back into the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary today for a guided nature walk. Encounters with animals in the wild are never guaranteed, and this is more of a jungle walk than an animal spotting tour, but do look out for tiger tracks, spotted deer, Indian elephants, or gaur – the world's largest species of buffalo. In the afternoon, unwind with an optional ayurvedic massage at your accommodation, or just relax in this scenic setting with a drink in hand.

Included Activities:
-Periyar - National Park
-Periyar - Guided nature walk

Optional Activities:
-Periyar - Boat trip

Day 13: Kerala Backwaters
Location: Kerala Backwaters
Accommodation: Homestay
Meals Included: lunch, dinner

Travelling by private vehicle, pass through the rubber, tea, and coffee plantations on the way to the backwaters of Kerala. Board a motorboat to cross to the island village where you’ll stay with a local family tonight. In the late afternoon, explore the island with a local English-speaking guide, and sometimes your homestay host! This is a great chance to meet locals and learn more about their unique way of life. Take a leisurely punt boat ride around the waterways and enjoy the scenery. In the evening, share stories and a traditional home-cooked Keralan meal with your host family.


Included Activities:
-Kerala Backwaters - Pole boat ride
-Kerala Backwaters - Village walk

Day 14: Kochi
Location: Kochi
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: breaksfast

Wake early, before crossing the backwaters by private boat to Alleppey. From here, take a 2-hour local bus back to Kochi. The rest of the day is free for you to choose your own adventure. Perhaps you’d like to stroll down Princess Street for a spot of shopping, or book yourself into a southern Indian cooking class – your group leader will have some other recommendations, so be sure to ask them. Tonight, why not gather together with your group and have a night out at a local restaurant. Whatever you do, be sure to snack on a pazham pori (fried fritter of banana or plantain) while you explore the city.

Day 15: Kochi
Location: Kochi
Meals Included: breaksfast

With no activities planned for today, you are able to leave the accommodation at any time.

What's Included

  • Kerala Backwaters - Village walk

  • Kochi - Leader-led Fort Kochi walking tour

  • Kochi - Dutch Palace

  • Ooty - Nilgiri Mountain Railway & Tea Plantation visit

  • Kochi - Kathakali performance

  • Mysore - Home cooked lunch & family visit

  • Mysore - Maharaja's Palace

  • Mysore - Leader-led walking tour

  • Mysore - Keshava Temple

  • Mysore - Chamundi Hill & Temple

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What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • International Travel

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

Accommodation

  • The style of accommodation indicated in the day-to-day itinerary is a guideline only and may change. On some occasions, alternative arrangements may need to be made due to the lack of availability of rooms in our preferred accommodation. In these cases, we will use a similar standard of accommodation.
  • Throughout the trip, we request that our properties 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 or on some trips, have use of shared day rooms until all rooms are available.
  • ACCOMMODATION:
  • Some of the accommodation along the way is basic or simple, staying in local guesthouses and homestays. Some may have shared bathroom facilities with cold water only. We use a mixture of air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned rooms. Some areas of India experience daily load shedding. This is where the power may be turned off at certain times of the day and usually occurs for a few hours in the early afternoon. Most hotel properties have a restaurant or cafe serving local meals. Many restaurants and hotels do not serve alcohol for religious reasons or due to local laws.
  • SHOWERS:
  • Showers at some hotels only have hot water at peak times (usually morning and evening). Outside of these times, you may need to speak to reception to obtain hot water.
  • ROOM ISSUES:
  • If you have any issues with your room, please speak to the hotel and your tour leader right away rather than your travel agent so that the problem can be addressed without delay.
  • SLEEPER TRAINS IN INDIA:
  • Sleeper trains are clean and air-conditioned (fan-cooled at times), a great way to travel long distances and still get maximum time in each place. Depending on the route, we travel 2AC or 3AC class as not all classes are available on all routes. Due to the complexity of the ticket purchasing system and high demand for tickets, we are unable to offer upgrades to other classes.
  • Second Class or 2 Tier AC (2AC) carriages have 4 berths in the compartment section and 2 berths in the aisle bay and individual reading lights. Third Class or 3 Tier AC (3AC) has 6 berths in the compartment and 2 in the aisle bay. Both have curtains for privacy. There are no sinks or charging points in these classes. During the day, bunks are folded away and serve as seats. Toilet facilities are located at either end of the carriage. There is usually an Indian style squat toilet at one end and a western-style toilet at the other. You will need your own toilet paper or tissues and cleanliness will depend on the number of people using them.
  • Beds are padded bunks, with sheets, pillow and blanket provided. Some people prefer to bring and use their own sleeping sheet. Your luggage travels with you on the train, so packing light will make your journey more comfortable.
  • Many trains have a dining carriage or a food/snack cart that is brought through the carriages. There are also plenty of vendors selling tea, coffee, water and snacks during the journey, although the hygiene may not be up to standards you are used to at home.
  • Please note you may be sharing with other members of your group or locals on a mixed gender basis. Tickets are booked on a real-name basis using your passport details. We book for all members of the group at the same time, but unfortunately, this is no guarantee that we will be accommodated all together on the train. Your leader will do their best to swap with other travellers to allow people who booked together to travel together, but please be aware that this is not always possible. We may at times ask male travellers to swap with solo female travellers for safety considerations.

Transport

  • TRANSPORT IN INDIA:
  • Main roads in India are usually very busy with an assortment of vehicles from the biggest trucks (who always have right of way) down to bikes (and animals!). Overtaking on blind corners at speed is common as is the total use of the horn as a form of communication. Our leaders have complete authority to remove groups from local transport if the driver is not driving safely. Drivers of our private vehicles are experienced and well trained. if you are uncomfortable with your driver, please always let your tour leader know immediately. Please ensure you wear your seat belt at all times.
  • TRAVEL TIMES:
  • Distances in India do not reflect the driving time and to cover 100km may take much longer than you would expect at home, even if much of the route is on a highway.
  • TRAINS:
  • India has a massive network of trains and millions of people travel by rail every day. Trains often travel the length of the country over several days. Trains are a great way to see the countryside and get you away from the busy road system. Delays and cancellations are common on trains. Your tour leader will check the train status to see if there are delays and will do their best to keep you informed of any changes.
  • From December to February, delays are more common, especially in the north of the country due to fog. It’s not uncommon for trains to be delayed for up to 12 hours. On occasion, your trip will may to be rerouted to allow for these delays. Your tour leader in conjunction with our local office will advise any changes to the itinerary.
  • The Indian Railway system is one of the largest railway networks in the world and quite complex. Seat allocation is completely computerized on a centralized reservation system and we do not have control over seat allocations. Despite booking tickets months in advance of a departure your group's seats, or sleeping berths on overnight trains, maybe spread out within one carriage or multiple carriages of the same class. There’s a chance you’ll be sharing a compartment with local travelers of either gender.
  • For a detailed look into the experience of travelling by overnight trains read more here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/india-trains-guide/
  • AUTO RICKSHAWS:
  • On this trip, we travel on the local style of transport called an auto-rickshaw. These small, motorised three-wheeled vehicles are a common form of transport in India and do not have seatbelts.
  • FLIGHTS:
  • Airlines in India are of excellent quality. Airports are becoming more modern (especially in the major and tourist cities). To enter the airport, you must have a copy of your flight ticket and passport. Schedule changes and delays do occur, especially when weather conditions make visibility poor.

Included Activities

  • Kochi - Leader-led Fort Kochi walking tour
  • Kochi - Dutch Palace
  • Kochi - Kathakali performance
  • Ooty - Nilgiri Mountain Railway & Tea Plantation visit
  • Mysore - Home cooked lunch & family visit
  • Mysore - Maharaja's Palace
  • Mysore - Leader-led walking tour
  • Mysore - Keshava Temple
  • Mysore - Chamundi Hill & Temple
  • Mamallapuram - Cycling tour
  • Mamallapuram - Shore Temples guided tour
  • Puducherry - Leader-led walking tour
  • Madurai - Sri Meenakshi Temple
  • Periyar - Spice plantation visit
  • Periyar - National Park
  • Periyar - Guided nature walk
  • Kerala Backwaters - Pole boat ride
  • Kerala Backwaters - Village walk

Important Information

  • 1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement exclude Day 5 (Jungle Lodge), Day 7 (Sleeper Train) and Day 13 (Homestay) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
  • 2. Please provide your full name exactly as it appears on your passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport. Fees may apply for adding or amending details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases, you will be required to cover the cost of issuing a new ticket.

Check out our Q&As

  • What is the maximum group size?

    16

  • Is this trip right for you

    This trip is packed full of sights and experiences, including many main highlights of southern India along with plenty of insights into local life. There is an extensive amount of travel and a number of single-night stays to ensure you can fit as much as possible.

    This adventure uses a variety of transport options, including train and bus travel for up to 8 hours. There is also an included overnight sleeper train from Mysore to Mamallapuram, so be sure to have a book, some podcasts, and your best travel games ready.

    Sleeper trains a quintessential Indian experience and a great way to travel long distances while still getting maximum time in each place. With the experience can come some unpredictability – there are occasional delays or even cancellations. Beds are padded berths with sheets, pillow, and blanket provided (although some people prefer to bring their own sleeping sheet). Please note that you may be sharing with locals of the same or opposite gender. See the Transport section of the Essential Trip Information for more detail about train travel in India or this guide for more about train travel around the world: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/overnight-train-travel-around-the-world/

    Up in the Western Ghats, it can be surprisingly cool at night, especially in winter. Check weather reports before you go to help with your packing, and remember too to bring modest clothing (ie. pants or skirts that go below the knees and tops that cover your arms) for our visits to religious sites in particular.

    Part of travelling with Intrepid means respecting local cultures and sensibilities. That way you get the most out of your interactions with local people and environments. You’ll be visiting a few temples throughout your adventure, so please ensure that you’re dressed appropriately with legs and shoulders covered.

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    If you wish to have a hotel list, please ask a booking agent. Please note, these are subject to change.

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

  • Is free Wi-Fi available in the accommodation used?

  • Do you require a visa for this holiday?

    Visas are the responsibility of the traveller and vary depending on your nationality, please speak to the relevant consular or embassy regarding your travel plans. While we will not arrange a visa for you, should you need any supporting documents from the operator, we can provide these for you’

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    The trip is requires a reasonable level of fitness as you will be exploring the places you visit on foot. There are no strenuous activities included.

  • Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    Please speak to a medical profession regarding vaccinations before you travel

  • What happens if a group doesn’t make its minimum required number of passengers?

    This trip will run with just one person booked on

  • What currencies are required for this tour?

  • Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    We are a global company, on most of our tours we will have passengers from all over the world joining.

  • Are internal flights included in this tour?

    All transport while you're on the tour, including flights is included. International airfares are not included, but we can arrange these for you at an additional cost

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    Yes. All prices listed are on a twin-share basis. If you are travelling solo, you can pay the twin-share rate to be roomed with another solo traveller of the same sex. Alternatively a single supplement is available for an additional cost. Single supplements are subject to availability.

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes, except optional activities

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No but we can arrange these for you at an additional cost

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    A tour leader will be with you throughout the trip, except for free time

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes if aged 15+ and accompanied by an adult

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    Yes

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    No

  • 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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$1856 $1624 (USD)

Operator discount: -$186 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$46 (USD)

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Oct 18, 2024 - Nov 01, 2024
$1856 $1624 (USD)

Operator discount: -$186 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$46 (USD)

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$1870 $1637 (USD)

Operator discount: -$187 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$46 (USD)

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$2020 $1768 (USD)

Operator discount: -$202 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$50 (USD)

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Nov 01, 2024 - Nov 15, 2024
$2000 $1751 (USD)

Operator discount: -$200 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$50 (USD)

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Nov 08, 2024 - Nov 22, 2024
$2000 $1751 (USD)

Operator discount: -$200 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$50 (USD)

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Nov 12, 2024 - Nov 26, 2024
$2000 $1751 (USD)

Operator discount: -$200 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$50 (USD)

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Nov 15, 2024 - Nov 29, 2024
$2020 $1768 (USD)

Operator discount: -$202 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$50 (USD)

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Nov 22, 2024 - Dec 06, 2024
$2000 $1751 (USD)

Operator discount: -$200 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$50 (USD)

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Nov 29, 2024 - Dec 13, 2024
$2000 $1751 (USD)

Operator discount: -$200 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$50 (USD)

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Dec 06, 2024 - Dec 20, 2024
$2000 $1751 (USD)

Operator discount: -$200 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$50 (USD)

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Dec 13, 2024 - Dec 27, 2024
$2000 $1751 (USD)

Operator discount: -$200 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$50 (USD)

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Dec 15, 2024 - Dec 29, 2024
$2000 $1945 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$55 (USD)

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Dec 20, 2024 - Jan 03, 2025
$2000 $1945 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$55 (USD)

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Sunday - Sunday

Dec 22, 2024 - Jan 05, 2025
$2000 $1945 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$55 (USD)

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Dec 27, 2024 - Jan 10, 2025
$2000 $1945 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$55 (USD)

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Dec 29, 2024 - Jan 12, 2025
$2000 $1945 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$55 (USD)

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Jan 03, 2025 - Jan 17, 2025
$1945 $1892 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$53 (USD)

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Jan 05, 2025 - Jan 19, 2025
$1945 $1892 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$53 (USD)

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Jan 10, 2025 - Jan 24, 2025
$1945 $1892 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$53 (USD)

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Jan 17, 2025 - Jan 31, 2025
$1945 $1892 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$53 (USD)

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Jan 24, 2025 - Feb 07, 2025
$1945 $1892 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$53 (USD)

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Jan 31, 2025 - Feb 14, 2025
$1945 $1892 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$53 (USD)

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$1945 $1892 (USD)

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$1945 $1892 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$53 (USD)

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Feb 09, 2025 - Feb 23, 2025
$1945 $1892 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$53 (USD)

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$1945 $1892 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$53 (USD)

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Sunday - Sunday

Feb 16, 2025 - Mar 02, 2025
$1945 $1892 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$53 (USD)

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Feb 18, 2025 - Mar 04, 2025
$1945 $1892 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$53 (USD)

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Feb 20, 2025 - Mar 06, 2025
$2025 $1969 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$56 (USD)

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Feb 23, 2025 - Mar 09, 2025
$2025 $1969 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$56 (USD)

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Feb 25, 2025 - Mar 11, 2025
$2025 $1969 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$56 (USD)

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Feb 28, 2025 - Mar 14, 2025
$2025 $1969 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$56 (USD)

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Mar 02, 2025 - Mar 16, 2025
$2100 $2042 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$58 (USD)

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Mar 09, 2025 - Mar 23, 2025
$2100 $2042 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$58 (USD)

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Mar 14, 2025 - Mar 28, 2025
$2100 $2042 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$58 (USD)

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$2100 $2042 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$58 (USD)

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Mar 23, 2025 - Apr 06, 2025
$2025 $1969 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$56 (USD)

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Mar 28, 2025 - Apr 11, 2025
$2025 $1969 (USD)

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Apr 04, 2025 - Apr 18, 2025
$2025 $1969 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$56 (USD)

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Apr 11, 2025 - Apr 25, 2025
$1945 $1892 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$53 (USD)

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Apr 18, 2025 - May 02, 2025
$1945 $1892 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$53 (USD)

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Sep 05, 2025 - Sep 19, 2025
$1945 $1892 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$53 (USD)

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Sep 12, 2025 - Sep 26, 2025
$1945 $1892 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$53 (USD)

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$1945 $1892 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$53 (USD)

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Oct 03, 2025 - Oct 17, 2025
$2025 $1969 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$56 (USD)

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Oct 10, 2025 - Oct 24, 2025
$2025 $1969 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$56 (USD)

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Oct 12, 2025 - Oct 26, 2025
$2025 $1969 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$56 (USD)

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Oct 17, 2025 - Oct 31, 2025
$2025 $1969 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$56 (USD)

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Oct 24, 2025 - Nov 07, 2025
$2025 $1969 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$56 (USD)

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Sunday - Sunday

Oct 26, 2025 - Nov 09, 2025
$2100 $2042 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$58 (USD)

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Oct 31, 2025 - Nov 14, 2025
$2100 $2042 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$58 (USD)

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Nov 02, 2025 - Nov 16, 2025
$2100 $2042 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$58 (USD)

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Nov 07, 2025 - Nov 21, 2025
$2100 $2042 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$58 (USD)

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Nov 09, 2025 - Nov 23, 2025
$2100 $2042 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$58 (USD)

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Nov 14, 2025 - Nov 28, 2025
$2100 $2042 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$58 (USD)

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Nov 16, 2025 - Nov 30, 2025
$2100 $2042 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$58 (USD)

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Nov 21, 2025 - Dec 05, 2025
$2100 $2042 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$58 (USD)

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Friday - Friday

Nov 28, 2025 - Dec 12, 2025
$2100 $2042 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$58 (USD)

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Dec 02, 2025 - Dec 16, 2025
$2100 $2042 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$58 (USD)

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Dec 07, 2025 - Dec 21, 2025
$2100 $2042 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$58 (USD)

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Dec 12, 2025 - Dec 26, 2025
$2100 $2042 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$58 (USD)

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Dec 14, 2025 - Dec 28, 2025
$2100 $2042 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$58 (USD)

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Dec 19, 2025 - Jan 02, 2026
$2025 $1969 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$56 (USD)

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Dec 21, 2025 - Jan 04, 2026
$2025 $1969 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$56 (USD)

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Dec 26, 2025 - Jan 09, 2026
$2025 $1969 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$56 (USD)

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Dec 28, 2025 - Jan 11, 2026
$2025 $1969 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$56 (USD)

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Dec 30, 2025 - Jan 13, 2026
$2025 $1969 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$56 (USD)

Book with Confidence

  • 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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