Adventure Travel Ratings: Intrepid Travel - National Geographic Adventure Magazine

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Overall Score
89.37

Rating Criteria Scores

Overall89.37
Quality of Service91.50
Sustainability80.00
Spirit of Adventure93.50
Education88.50
Client Satisfaction93.33
Price$

Outfitter's Primary Activity

  • Do-It-All

Outfitter's Other Activities

  • Nature and Wildlife
  • Cultural Encounters
  • Multisport

Intrepid Travel

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If Lonely Planet were a tour operator, it would look a lot like Intrepid, which offers backpacker-style camaraderie, budget prices, and action-filled days of rafting, hiking, and biking in more than 90 countries. The company is so open to independent travel, it even devises DIY itineraries, arranging lodging, meals, and transportation if, for example, you sign on for a junk cruise in Vietnam's Halong Bay.

Signature Trip: Northern Thailand; hiking, small-boat cruising; 15 days; Thailand

New in 2009

  • Name:Cafe Caribe
  • Destination:Colombia
  • Duration:13 days
  • Price:$2,480

Website

www.intrepidtravel.com

Countries Visited

  • Africa:Botswana, Algeria, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Libya, Morocco, Madagascar, Mali, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tunisia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
  • Asia:Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Georgia, Indonesia, India, Iran, Jordan, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, Kazakhstan, Laos, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen
  • Europe:Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Russia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Ukraine
  • Latin America:Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Belize, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Uruguay
  • Oceania:Australia, Fiji, New Zealand
  • Antarctica & Arctic:Arctic, Antarctica
  • U.S. & Canada:Canada
Photograph courtesy of Intrepid Travel
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