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CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA

SMALL GROUPS

LOCAL LEADERS

SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL


l l a e r a We

Intrepid

Every Intrepid adventure starts with curiosity. A desire to understand, to learn something new, to challenge beliefs and push boundaries. To switch on our out-of-office alerts, to say farewell to daily routines, to have fun. For some, being Intrepid means trying a dish they can’t pronounce, or learning the salsa in a Cuban bar. It’s climbing a mountain, or coming eye-to-eye with a silverback gorilla. For others, it’s packing for a solo adventure, getting out of that bubble of familiarity, and making new friends in all corners of the globe. Whether you’ve been travelling for years or you’ve never left home, we want to lead you to those moments of discovery, to satisfy that curiosity, to be Intrepid. Because now, more than ever, the world needs more Intrepid people.


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Why

We run thousands of trips in a range of styles and visit every continent on earth. And we do it all with our signature attention to detail and passion for real life experiences. Our destination experts are constantly scouring the globe for sights and experiences to share – so you can discover your new favourite place, or explore a guidebook staple from a new perspective.

Luxor, Egypt

choose Intrepid

more destinations, more ways to travel

Legendary local leaders

The ultimate itineraries

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Get ready to go beyond the main streets and into the heart of a destination. Travelling with our expert local leaders means you can focus on being in the moment instead of worrying about missing the last train out of town or where you can safely stroll. It’s adventure travel with all the boring details taken care of, guided by a local who wants to bring you into their world.

We know this is your trip of a lifetime, and we’re committed to making it unforgettable. Our itineraries strike the perfect balance between the structured and the spontaneous, with a focus on experiences only made possible when you’re travelling with a local leader. You want freedom and flexibility as well as the highlights – that’s why we craft tours that give you both. Agra, India

Everest Base Camp, Nepal

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Travel for good

Smaller groups

Oaxaca, Mexico

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Our groups are perfectly sized – on average, just ten travellers – to let you feel like you’re exploring a destination independently, but big enough to create a good social vibe. Whether it’s swapping stories at a local homestay, sharing a table at a hole-in-thewall restaurant, or enjoying a drink at the end of a jam-packed day, our small group size opens up big opportunities the larger groups can only dream of.

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We know our travellers care about the world as much as we do. From a meal made with produce grown on a family-run farm to learning how to craft carpets at a women’s co-op in Turkey, when you travel with us you know that your journey is giving back. Don’t just take our word for it – as the world’s first travel B Corp, we follow strict ethical standards on sustainability, supply chains and social responsibility. Myaing, Myanmar

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HOW WEel

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We’re all about real life experiences. The surprising moments that turn into

GET AROUND, GO DEEPER

the stories you tell for years to come. You’ll find them off the beaten track, in

Wherever possible, we do things the local way – including transport. It’s better for the environment and a great way to immerse yourself in another culture. From gliding through the backwaters of Kerala in a pole boat, to zipping through Tochigi on a bullet train, we choose ways to get you there that take you deeper.

the bustle of a Marrakech souk or a quiet village along the Mekong Delta. These experiences are raw, authentic and totally unforgettable.

Authentic food We know that food while you travel is more than fuel, and our trips include meals that enhance your adventure and give you a taste of the local flavours. Think a traditional Khmer dinner in the grounds of a Cambodian temple, or a hearty dinner with an Amish family in Berlin, Ohio.

Halong Bay junk boat, Vietnam

STAY REAL We think where you lay your head can be just as immersive as what you see in the day. Like spending the night at a 17th-century Rajasthani castle or a gite in the High Atlas Mountains. No matter where we stay, we always choose locally run accommodation.

The Nile, Egypt

Local connections

Rabat, Morocco

By sharing laughter, stories and adventures with local people, you’ll learn about different ways of life. More importantly, you’ll find common ground. We believe you’ll learn more at a communitybased tourism project in Vietnam’s Da Bac or staying in a Nepalese village recovering from the 2015 earthquake, than wearing a headset and following a flag.

The iconic and the unexpected Sure, the first time you look at a famous monument is incredible, but so is finding yourself in the middle of a village football game or sharing a laugh with a market vendor. Our trips combine the iconic with the unexpected to give you genuine insight into local life.

Bijaipur, India

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Sacred Valley, Peru

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See the world y a w r u

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cycling It’s just you, the wind and the open road. Ride from colonial Havana to the quiet beauty of the pristine Yumuri Valley on our Cycle Cuba trip, see page 84.

find it. Whether you want to pump the pedals, discover a destination through its culinary treats, or travel with kids, our diverse range of themed itineraries have got you covered.

Every one of our trips has a particular style. It’s a way to help pick the adventure that best suits you, whether you’re after just the essentials, a whole bunch of inclusions or a little bit of both. The choice is yours. BASIX Authentic experiences and the icons at a great price, our Basix trips feature simple accommodation, local transport and are perfect for the independent traveller. ORIGINAL These are the trips we’ve built our reputation on! A mix of included activities and free time, tourist-class hotels and unique accommodation, some meals on us and the chance to follow your nose.

No matter what kind of adventure you’re

looking for, our themed trips will help you to

choose your style

wildlife Get closer to nature with trips that focus on animal encounters. Our Costa Rica Experience takes you into national parks humming with wildlife, see page 103.

COMFORT More inclusions, cushier accommodation and a more relaxed pace – comfort trips are adventure travel with some of the rough edges smoothed away.

adventure Cruising Small groups and small ships mean you can dock in remote ports and get to know the locals, not outnumber them. Explore some of the world’s most beautiful, isolated islands on our Absolute Galapagos tour, see page 41.

PHYSICAL RATING Each of our trips has a physical rating, so you can tell how exerting a trip is and how fit you’ll need to be to enjoy it. As a guide: Easy and relaxing Bring your walking shoes An average level of fitness required

festivals food These tours get you munching, crunching and slurping just like the locals. Navigate a vibrant fish market, select a catch and then craft ceviche with a local chef on a Peru Real Food Adventure, see page 31.

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These trips are lantern-lit, confetti-filled, mud-slinging fun. Join us at the world’s biggest celebrations, like on our Rio Carnival Experience, see page 63.

Action-packed, physically demanding Full-on active adventure for the more agile traveller

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s r e d Meet your Lea Our award-winning leaders are a diverse bunch with one thing in common: a passion for their part of the world. Here are just some you might meet on your travels.

nadia IRAN

RamHari NEPAL

sasha THAILAND

Whether she’s taking travellers to the best pad ka prow stall in Bangkok or the floating markets of Amphawa, Sasha helps people really connect with Thailand with her signature warmth and local knowledge. What matters most to Sasha is being kind and open, having fun, and providing her groups with an awesome experience of Thailand.

Ankita INDIA

She’s a friend and a translator, a problem-solver and that allimportant link between being a traveller and a local. And while she loves being able to travel all over India, Ankita’s favourite thing about leading for Intrepid is meeting new people and having different conversations every day. Her other fave thing? Introducing travellers to her most-loved Indian food: vegetarian thalis, a platter made up of curries, pickles, rice and bread (and watching them try to finish it!).

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INDONESIA

Hend EGYPT

Viktor PERU

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valentina MEXICO

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We’re the

world’s biggest travel B Corp

In 2018, we made our commitment to doing good official when we became the world’s largest certified travel B Corp. Being a B Corp means we no longer merely strive to make a positive difference in the world, we are legally bound to it. Companies attain B Corp certification and a score based on how they look after their staff, maintain a clean supply chain and take corporate social responsibility seriously. That means when you choose Intrepid Travel, you can rest assured you’re travelling to improve the planet.

OUR SCORE

Animal welfare

Gender equality

In 2014, we became the first global tour operator to ban elephant rides on our trips after we funded eye-opening research by World Animal Protection.

In 2017, we committed to doubling our number of female leaders by 2020; since then, we’ve grown from 150 to over 300 female leaders globally.

Ending modern slavery

Community-based tourism

Last year, we campaigned for laws that recognised orphanage tourism as a form of modern slavery. In 2016 we removed orphanage visits from all of our itineraries.

Responsible, community-based tourism is good for travellers and locals alike. That’s why we work with organisations like ActionAid to develop projects that empower communities.

82.7 OUR MISSION

Be the best travel company for the world

Find out more at intrepidtravel.com/b-corp

travel with impact

Wind farm, Turkey

BE THE CHANGE

We don’t think travel should cost the earth, and we see it as our responsibility to help protect the planet we love to explore. We’ve been carbon neutral since 2010, and we offset the carbon emissions from our global business offices and our trips by supporting various projects all over the world. national Friends-Inter

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Since 2002, The Intrepid Foundation has been offering travellers a tangible, transparent way to give back to the communities we visit. It’s simple: you donate, we double your contribution, and then we give 100% of that money to a community-based project. Thanks to you, we’ve donated over AU $7 million to more than 130 local organisations around the world, helping to improve the livelihoods of vulnerable individuals and communities through sustainable travel experiences. Find out more at theintrepidfoundation.org

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WANT TO

We all need a little destination inspiration, which is why your next stop should be

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The Journal, Intrepid Travel’s award-winning blog. Written by travellers, for travellers,

from the ROAD TRAVEL TALES FROM THE JOURNAL

The Journal is filled with travel advice, inspiration, stories, city guides and more. Want to know what it’s like trekking the Inca

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Trail, what sort of food you’ll eat in Patagonia,

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or what it’s like being a solo traveller on a

their travel tales, insider info and city

group trip? You’ll find it on The Journal.

tips. Whether it’s an inspiring long-form

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essay, a beautiful photo journal, or a top ten list, we want to hear from you! Get in touch at intrepidtravel.com/

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10 THINGS YOU’LL ONLY KNOW IF YOU’VE TRAVELLED IN PERU You plan a trip to Peru knowing it’s going to be something special. After all, Machu Picchu is what bucket lists are made for. And whether you’re venturing to the Inca citadel for a special birthday, for a meaningful trek, or just for an adventurous sort of vacation, the site is iconic for good reason. But, as I found on my 8-day Inca Trail trip with Intrepid Travel, you’ll visit for the ruins but leave having taken in and fallen for so much more. With that in mind, here’s 10 things you’ll only know if you’ve travelled in Peru. Search ’you’ll only know’ at intrepidtravel.com/adventures to read more

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5 benefits of a group tour in central america For years I’ve wanted to visit the magnificent ruins of Central America and see what remains of the ancient civilizations that inhabited this land. But there’s just so much to see, so much ground to cover. That’s why joining a group tour didn’t just make sense to me but also brought ease, convenience and a lot of fun to the whole experience. Here are five more reasons why a group trip worked for me on this unforgettable adventure. Search ’central america reasons’ at intrepidtravel.com/adventures to read more

WHY CONSIDER SOLO TRAVEL IN COSTA RICA I first fell in love with Costa Rica after watching an episode of The Jeff Corwin Experience. I had seen it so many times that I could recite the line, ‘It’s time to go from a quadruped to a biped in search of a no-ped!’ The country is famous for its gorgeous reptiles, and he was referring to snakes. In the episode, he travels from the cloud forests of Monteverde to the secluded shores of the Caribbean, encountering nesting sea turtles, a troop of capuchin monkeys, a silky anteater, and a bushmaster serpent along the way. Search ‘costa rica solo travel’ at intrepidtravel.com/adventures to read more

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from old cars to fragrant cigars with plenty of salsa in between

Trips you’ll Love

Beautiful Cuba | Page 81

When it comes to our trips, we don’t play favourites. But with so much to see in this brochure, we thought we’d help out. These are a few of the tours through Central and South America that our travellers rave about, just to get you started. Follow the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, sip rum in a Cuban eco-ranch, wander a

Tzotzil Maya village in Mexico and travel to the ends of the earth (otherwise known as the Galapagos Islands).

Sacred Land of the Incas | Page 23

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the best of peru, crowned by machu picchu

unravel magnificent mexican mysteries of ancient civilisations Mexico Unplugged | Page 90

nowhere else does wildlife quite like this Best of Galapagos | Page 48

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INCA TRAIL & PERU TREKKING

SOUTH AMERICA

THE BAHAMAS

MEXICO

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

CUBA

Follow in the footsteps of the Inca on an unforgettable hiking adventure along the Inca Trail, or on one of the newer routes on offer. Climb through lush cloud forests, subtropical jungle and crumbling Inca monuments, and navigate narrow, winding staircases and sheer mountain passes in pursuit of an unrivalled final destination: the epic ruins of mighty Machu Picchu. BELIZE

PUERTO RICO

HONDURAS

GUATEMALA EL SALVADOR

MARTINIQUE ST LUCIA

NICARAGUA

COSTA RICA

PANAMA

Colourful, candid and everything in between, South America beats to the rhythm of an infectious, eternal drum. It’s the sequinned heat of Carnival and a cool breeze blowing across the Andes, a fiery Argentine tango and the soft silence of an Ecuadorian cloud forest.

COLOMBIA

Machu Picchu

Santa Teresa

ECUADOR GALAPAGOS ISLANDS (ECUADOR)

Aguas Calientes

Llactapata

PERU

Lucabamba

Kilometre 82

Inti Punku (Sun Gate) Winayhuayna

Yanama Maizal

2nd Pass Inti Punku

Pacaymayo

Totora

Inca Bridge

Pinchinoyoc

Urubamba River

Kuychicassa Chancachuco

Yunkachimpa

Choquequirao

Chiquisaca

Wayllabamba

Perolniyoc

ARGENTINA

Rafq’a

P ERU Capuliyoc Pass

Quarry Trail Classic Inca Trail Choquequirao Trail Bus route Railway line Archaeological site

Tarawasi Saywite

Cusco

CLASSIC INCA TRAIL

RESPONSIBLE TREKKING

With its spectacular natural scenery and pre-Columbian ruins, the Inca Trail is undoubtedly a beacon of Peru’s trekking scene. While it may attract thousands of avid hikers each year, this is no idle Sunday afternoon stroll. While any reasonably fit person should be able to complete it, the relentless uphill (and downhill) hiking can be tough going. The fitter you are, the more you’ll enjoy it.

Intrepid Travel is committed to ensuring the economic and environmental sustainability of the amazing destinations we visit. In Peru, we pay our porters and guides a fair wage and supply them with the necessary resources to carry out their work safely. We also support several community initiatives that promote the longterm sustainability of the region’s environment and preserving traditional cultures.

QUARRY TRAIL

THE NITTY GRITTY

Less established than the Inca Trail, this trek offers the same magical scenery, visits three smaller archaeological sites the other trails don’t, is less crowded and offers more chances for interaction with local communities. Another bonus is that it doesn’t require permits – so once you book, you’re set.

In order to preserve the Inca Trail, the Peruvian authorities restrict available permits to only 500 per day. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis after they are released each October, so booking well in advance is imperative. For this reason, if you want to hike the Inca Trail, it’s best to supply the full details of the passport you will be travelling on at the time of booking. We endeavour to purchase your permit within four days of receiving all necessary information and relevant payment. The Inca Trail is closed during February.

CHOQUEQUIRAO TRAIL

Rio de Janeiro Bogota Cusco Patagonia Quito Santiago Buenos Aires

URUGUAY CHILE

Pacchanta

Take your boots further with a challenging eight-day hike moving through highaltitude cloud forest, over mega mountain passes and along an ancient trail leading to the well-preserved Inca city ruins of Choquequirao. Think secluded and not for the faint hearted. Monsoon 25-35ºC Hot & dry 25-35ºC Hot & wet 25-35ºC Pleasantly warm 20-30ºC Warm & wet 20-25ºC Cool 15-20ºC Cold & dry 0-15ºC Cold & wet 0-15ºC Below freezing -0ºC

BOLIVIA

Ollantaytambo

Phuyupatamarca

1st Pass Dead Woman’s Pass

WEATHER

Machu Picchu

Choquetacarpo

Very important: Since permits are non-changeable and non-refundable, please consult with Intrepid before changing any passport details after booking as this may result in your permit being invalidated. If we can’t secure Inca Trail permits, you can:

NOT THE HIKING TYPE? That’s fine, we’re not going to drive you up the mountains with a cattle prod. On every Intrepid trip that includes the Inca Trail, you can always opt out of the hike and take the train. There is no extra cost for this, although please note that fees may apply if you decide to change to the train option after your Inca Trail permit has already been purchased. While your travel mates are hiking, you’ll relax in Cusco.

}} Change to another one of our fantastic trips or choose a different departure date without incurring any penalties. }} Hike the equally incredible Quarry Trail, which includes a day trip to Machu Picchu. }} Stay two nights in Cusco, then travel to Aguas Calientes by train and spend the day exploring Machu Picchu before returning to Cusco.

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ORIGINAL Combo Trips

Guachaca

Cartagena

Tayrona National Park

GGSS

GGSC

Barichara

Medellin

The possibilities are endless in South America, so why not combine adventures and get the most out of this incredible continent. Our combination trips offer something for everyone.

COLOMBIA

Coffee Estancia

Bogota

Salento

TURN THESE TRIPS…

G G SQ

GGS A

G G SD

GGTBC

GGS H

Sacred Land of the Incas 15 days, see page 23

GGSW

Peru Encompassed 20 days, see page 26

GGSV

Classic Peru 9 days, see page 31

GGTF

Inca Trail Express from Lima 8 days, see page 27

GG S S

Southern Ecuador Highlights 9 days, see page 35

GGSC

Argentina & Brazil Adventure 10 days, see page 59

Bolivia Highlights 11 days, see page 52

Best of Galapagos 10 days, see page 48

Cafe Colombia 9 days, see page 68

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

ECUADOR

GGTF

Cuenca

Otavalo Quito Guayaquil Vilcabamba GGSH

PERU

Explore Colombia 10 days, see page 69 GGSD

…INTO A COMBO TRIP G G T F + G G SQ = GGSYC

Galapagos & Peru Adventure 24 days, Quito to La Paz. See page 50

GGS Q + G G SV = GGSUC

Explore Peru & Bolivia 24 days, Lima to La Paz. See page 53

G G T F + GGTBC = GGT WC

Galapagos & Inca Trail Adventure 17 days, Quito to Cusco. See page 51

GGS D + G G SW = GGSGC

Explore Peru, Argentina & Brazil 18 days, Lima to Rio de Janeiro. Enter GGSGC on our website

GGS A + G G SW = GGSAC

Ultimate Peru, Argentina & Brazil 30 days, Lima to Rio de Janeiro. See page 54

GGS A + G G T F = GGSFC

Peru & Galapagos Explorer 30 days, Lima to Quito. Enter GGSFC on our website

GGS D + G G T F = GGSDC

Best of Peru & Galapagos 18 days, Lima to Quito. Enter GGSDC on our website

GGS S + G G SC = GGSSC

Best of Colombia 17 days, Bogota to Bogota. Enter GGSSC on our website

GGTF + G G S H

= GGSHC

Highlights of Ecuador 17 days, Quito to Quito. Enter GGSHC on our website

G G TF

Isla Isla Baltra Santa Cruz

Lima Paracas GGSA Nazca Colca Canyon

Isla Isabela Isla Floreana GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

Amazon Jungle Machu Picchu/Aguas Calientes Ollantaytambo Cusco

GGTBC

Isla San Cristobal

Chivay

BOLIVIA

GGSQ

Puno La Paz

GGSV

Arequipa

BRAZIL

Sucre

Potosi Uyuni

G G SW

Salar de Uyuni

Rio de Janeiro Iguazu Falls Ibera Wetlands

ARGENTINA

Buenos Aires 18 | ORIGINAL Combo Trips

Ituzaingo


Quito ECUADOR

Aguas Calientes

PERU

Amazon Lodge

Banos Cuenca

Machu Picchu

GGB E

Tumbes

GGB L

Lima Paracas Nazca Colca Canyon Arequipa

Potosi

Puno

Lake Titicaca

Amazon Jungle

Lima

Inca Trail Machu Picchu Ollantaytambo Sacred Valley Cusco La Paz Sucre

PERU

Inca Trail

Ollantaytambo Sacred Valley

Paracas

BRAZIL

Nazca Arequipa

BOLIVIA

GGKIC GGKP

BRAZIL

Cusco Lake Titicaca Puno

GGBJ

Uyuni

San Pedro de Atacama

Rio de Janeiro

CHILE

Salar de Uyuni

Paraty

Salta

Rio de Janeiro

GGBR

Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls

Ilha Grande

CHILE

GPKB

ARGENTINA

GGBS

Santiago Estancia Stay ARGENTINA

BASIX Combo Trips

Mendoza

URUGUAY

COMFORT Combo Trips

Colonia Buenos Aires

TURN THESE TRIPS…

GGB E

GGBL

Ecuador to Peru Adventure 9 days. Enter GGBE on our website

G G BJ

Peru Essentials 21 days, see page 30

GG BS

Best of Bolivia & Argentina 15 days, see page 56

GGBR

Best of Brazil 8 days, see page 64

Best of Argentina, Uruguay & Brazil 10 days, see page 60

G G BE + G G BL = GGBQC

Highlights of Ecuador & Peru  28 days, Quito to La Paz.

G G BS + G G BR = GGBDC

Buenos Aires to Rio Explorer  17 days, Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro.

GG BE + G G BL + GG BJ = GGBPC GG BL + GG BJ = GGBNC

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Grand South America  58 days, Quito to Rio de Janeiro. South America Explorer  43 days, Quito to Buenos Aires. Peru, Bolivia & Argentina Adventure  35 days, Lima to Buenos Aires.

G G BL + GG BJ + G G BS = GGBZC

South American Highlights  44 days, Lima to Rio de Janeiro.

G G BJ + G G BS + G G BR = GGBLC

Explore Bolivia to Brazil  31 days, La Paz to Rio de Janeiro.

GGBL + G G BJ + GG BS + G G BR = GGBTC

GPKG

Estancia Stay

TURN THESE TRIPS…

…INTO A COMBO TRIP

GGBE + GGBL + GG BJ + G G BS + G G BR = GGBWC

Buenos Aires

G G KI C

G G KP

Peruvian Pathways 14 days, see page 29

G P KG

Majestic Peru 15 days, see page 28

G P KB

Best of Chile & Argentina 8 days, see page 57

Best of Argentina & Brazil 7 days, see page 58

…INTO A COMBO TRIP GGKIC + G P KG = GGCLC

Peru, Chile & Argentina Explorer 21 days, Lima to Buenos Aires.

G P KG + G P K B = GPKRC

Chile, Argentina & Brazil Explorer 14 days, Santiago to Rio de Janeiro.

G G K P + G P K B = GGKPC

Best of Peru, Argentina & Brazil 21 days, Lima to Rio de Janeiro.

Enter the trip code on our website for more information.

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15 DAYS

Sacred Land of the Incas DESTINATIONS

Amazon Jungle Ollantaytambo

Lima

Inca Trail

Sacred Valley

Machu Picchu

PERU

Bolivia, Peru

TRIP CODE GGSQ TRIP STYLE Original

Puno

(non-hike) 

Lake Titicaca

MAX GROUP SIZE 16

BOLIVIA, PERU

PHYSICAL (hike) 

BOLIVIA

Cusco

La Paz

*Inca Trail subject to permit availability. Quarry Trail & train options also available

Walk beneath the Amazon Jungle’s lush canopy, interact with an indigenous community in Sacred Valley and stroll the

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

START Lima, Peru

in the Amazon, tackle the ancient road to Machu Picchu on the Inca Trail, and experience a homestay in a traditional

1

Lima, Peru (hotel)

community on the shores of Lake Titicaca. The Sacred Land

2

Amazon Jungle, Peru (jungle lodge)

of the Incas will leave you breathless in more ways than one.

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Cusco, Peru (hotel)

1

Ollantaytambo, Peru (hotel) – Sacred Valley

4

Inca Trail, Peru (camping, hotel) – Machu Picchu

1

Cusco, Peru (hotel)

3

Puno, Peru (hotel, homestay) – Lake Titicaca

1

La Paz, Bolivia (hotel)

WHY you’ll love it Marvel at the mother of all Inca cities, magical Machu Picchu Experience the evergreen splendour of the Amazon Jungle Join your leader for a guided stroll through classic Cusco Visit the fascinating floating reed islands of Uros Finish up in eclectic, hectic La Paz, a city full of colonial architecture

FINISH La Paz, Bolivia 1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

INCLUSIONS 

MEALS 14 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners

2

Overnight stop

ITINERARY

Peru to Bolivia. Search for monkeys and medicinal plants

1

Start/Finish

KEY:

cobblestone streets of Cusco on this 15-day journey from

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE 

Looking to spend more time in Bolivia? This 3-day tour is easy to squeeze on to the end of your Peruvian journey.

TRANSPORT Plane, train, boat, canoe, local bus, taxi

Bolivian Salt Flats Adventure – 3 days (GGSB)

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (8 nts), camping with basic facilities (3 nts), jungle lodge (2 nts), homestay (1 nt)

Travel from La Paz to the spectacular Salar de Uyuni. Visit intrepidtravel.com/bolivia for more options.

3 1. Tackle the Inca Trail (or take the train, no judgement) and be rewarded with views of ancient Machu Picchu 2. Enjoy lunch and share stories with locals in the Sacred Valley 3. Discover Puno, a melting pot of indigenous Aymara and Quechua culture 4. Trek through the flora and fauna of the Amazon Jungle with local experts, keeping an eye out for macaws, monkeys and more.

DEPARTURE DATES 4

Selected Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays Enter GGSQ on intrepidtravel.com for exact dates.

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

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Amazon Jungle, Peru

7 DAYS

12 DAYS

Inca Trail Express

Ollantaytambo Inca Trail

TRIP CODE GGTA TRIP STYLE Original PHYSICAL (hike) 

Inca Trail & Amazon Adventure

PERU

DESTINATION Peru

WHY you’ll love it

Cusco

TRIP CODE GGSEC TRIP STYLE Original

Cusco

Machu Picchu

PHYSICAL (hike) 

(non-hike) 

PERU

MAX GROUP SIZE 16 *Inca Trail subject to permit availability. Quarry Trail & train options also available

Hike the Inca Trail, the Quarry Trail, or relax and take the train

Start/Finish

KEY:

See the steep and soaring scenery of the Sacred Valley

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

MEALS 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners TRANSPORT Private vehicle, train

Cusco (hotel)

1

Ollantaytambo (hotel) – Sacred Valley

3

Inca Trail (camping) – Machu Picchu

1

Cusco (hotel)

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners

1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

TRANSPORT Plane, private minibus, train, canoe ACCOMMODATION Hotel (6 nts), camping with basic facilities (3 nts), jungle lodge (2 nts)

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

START Lima, Peru

Explore Lima, home to a booming food scene full of delicious specialities like the mouth-watering seafood dish – ceviche

FINISH Cusco, Peru

Overnight stop

ITINERARY

Admire the untouched splendour of the Amazon Jungle

1

Start/Finish

KEY:

Have a go at the Quechua language over lunch with the locals

START Cusco, Peru

INCLUSIONS 

Marvel at the mother of all Inca cities, magical Machu Picchu See Inca temples and Spanish cathedrals alike in charming Cusco

ITINERARY

Gain a deeper understanding of Inca and indigenous culture

Lake Titicaca

*Inca Trail subject to permit availability. Quarry Trail & train options also available

WHY you’ll love it

Take a guided tour and then marvel at the incredible Machu Picchu Explore Cusco, South America's oldest continuously inhabited city

Sacred Valley

Inca Trail Machu Picchu

Lima

DESTINATION Peru

MAX GROUP SIZE 16

Amazon Jungle

Ollantaytambo

Sacred Valley

(non-hike) 

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (3 nts), camping with basic facilities (3 nts)

PERU

PERU

Inca Trail, Peru

1

Lima (hotel)

1

Cusco (hotel)

1

Ollantaytambo (hotel) – Sacred Valley

3

Inca Trail (camping) – Machu Picchu

2

Cusco (hotel)

2

Amazon Jungle (jungle lodge)

1

Lima (hotel) FINISH Lima, Peru

1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

* This is a combo trip, see pages 18–21 for more information

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GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

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8 DAYS

Inca Trail Express from Lima

Inca Trail Ollantaytambo Sacred Valley

Aguas Calientes Machu Picchu

DESTINATION

Peru

TRIP CODE

GGTBC

PHYSICAL (hike) 

PERU

Lima

Cusco

TRIP STYLE Original (non-hike) 

MAX GROUP SIZE 16 *Inca Trail subject to permit availability. Quarry Trail & train options also available

Inca Trail

PERU Pisco

Paracas

See multiple Inca sites and beautiful landscapes on the Inca Trail

Ollantaytambo

Adjust to the Peruvian altitude with a Pisco sour and some ceviche

Machu Picchu

Explore Cusco, with its fascinating mix of Inca and colonial influences

Cusco

Peru Encompassed

INCLUSIONS 

Colca Canyon

Nazca

Arequipa

Lake Titicaca

TRIP CODE GGSA TRIP STYLE Original PHYSICAL (hike) 

(non-hike) 

MAX GROUP SIZE 16

Start/Finish

KEY:

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

FINISH Cusco, Peru

* This is a combo trip, see pages 18–21 for more information

DEPARTURE DATES

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (4 nts), camping with basic facilities (3 nts)

jan

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GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

jul

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ITINERARY

WHY you’ll love it

13 DAYS

START Lima, Peru

Begin in Lima, one of the prettiest cities in Latin America

1

Lima (hotel)

Witness the enigmatic pre-Columbian geoglyphs of the Nazca Lines

1

Paracas (hotel) – Pisco

Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu

Trek, or take the scenic train, to the majestic Machu Picchu

1

Nazca (hotel)

Witness the grand scenery and soaring condors of the Colca Canyon

2

Arequipa (hotel)

Get a glimpse into the mighty Amazon Jungle

1

Colca Canyon (hotel)

1

Puno (hotel)

DESTINATION

Peru

1

Lake Titicaca (homestay)

TRIP CODE

GGXQ

1

Puno (hotel)

2

Cusco (hotel)

3

Inca Trail (camping) – Machu Picchu

2

Cusco (hotel)

2

Amazon Jungle (jungle lodge)

1

Lima (hotel)

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 19 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners TRANSPORT Plane, private vehicle, train, boat, canoe, local bus, taxi ACCOMMODATION Hotel (13 nts), camping with basic facilities (3 nts), jungle lodge (2 nts), homestay (1 nt)

MAX GROUP SIZE 16

1  

PERU

Ollantaytambo Santa Teresa Lucabamba Sacred Valley Yanama Totora Maizal Cusco Choquequirao Chiquisaca Capuliyoc Pass

TRIP STYLE Basix PHYSICAL

Challenge yourself to trek the Apurimac Valley to Choquequirao Enjoy the Inca cities of Machu Picchu and Ollantaytambo

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 12 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

DEPARTURE DATES

Aguas Calientes/ Machu Picchu

WHY you’ll love it

FINISH Lima, Peru

Selected Sundays & Wednesdays Enter GGSA on intrepidtravel.com for exact dates.

Overnight stop

START Lima, Peru

TRANSPORT Plane, private vehicle, train

*Inca Trail subject to permit availability. Quarry Trail & train options also available

DESTINATION Peru

Start/Finish

ITINERARY

MEALS 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners

Puno

KEY:

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

KEY:

Start/Finish

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

ITINERARY START Cusco, Peru  

TRANSPORT Private vehicle, train

FINISH Cusco, Peru

DEPARTURE DATES

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

ACCOMMODATION Camping with basic facilities (7 nts), hotel (5 nts) jan

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PERU

PERU

Lima Toco toucan, Amazon Jungle, Peru

20 DAYS

WHY you’ll love it

Amazon Jungle


PERU

PERU

Ollantaytambo, Peru

Lake Titicaca, Peru

15 DAYS

Majestic Peru DESTINATION

Peru

TRIP CODE

GGKP

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

14 DAYS

PERU

Machu Lima Picchu

Ollantaytambo Sacred Valley Cusco Nazca

TRIP STYLE Comfort

Peruvian Pathways

Aguas Calientes

Paracas

PHYSICAL

TRIP CODE GGKIC TRIP STYLE Comfort PHYSICAL (hike) 

Amazon Jungle Sacred Valley

Lake Titicaca Puno

(non-hike) 

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

Opt to hike the 1-day Inca Trail, contact us for more information

*Inca Trail subject to permit availability. Quarry Trail & train options also available

WHY you’ll love it

Learn about the mysterious desert inscriptions of the Nazca Lines Start/Finish

Opt to trek the 1-day Inca Trail and see the beauty of Machu Picchu

KEY:

Enter a bygone era as you explore the ancient Inca ruins of Cusco

ITINERARY

Spend a full day exploring the floating islands on Lake Titicaca

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

1

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch TRANSPORT Plane, private vehicle, train ACCOMMODATION Hotel (14 nts)

Tour Peru's enthralling capital, Lima, with a guided tour

Paracas (hotel)

1

Nazca (hotel)

2

Arequipa (hotel)

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 13 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners

2

Puno (hotel) – Lake Titicaca

2

Cusco (hotel)

1

Ollantaytambo (hotel) – Sacred Valley

1

Aguas Calientes (hotel) – Machu Picchu

2

Cusco (hotel)

1

Lima (hotel)

TRANSPORT Plane, private vehicle, canoe ACCOMMODATION Hotel (8 nts), camping with basic facilities (3 nts), jungle lodge (2 nts)

1  

Route/Transport type

Lima (hotel)

2

Amazon Jungle (jungle lodge)

1

Cusco (hotel)

1

Ollantaytambo (hotel) – Sacred Valley

3

Inca Trail (camping) – Machu Picchu

2

Cusco (hotel)

2

Puno (hotel) – Lake Titicaca

1

Lima (hotel) FINISH Lima, Peru Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

* This is a combo trip, see pages 18–21 for more information

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

DEPARTURE DATES

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

jan

1

1  

FINISH Lima, Peru

Place of interest

START Lima, Peru

Take a guided tour of Machu Picchu’s phenomenal ruins Enjoy free time in Cusco to see colonial and Inca architecture

1

Overnight stop

ITINERARY

Enjoy a day out on tranquil Lake Titicaca and explore floating islands

Lima (hotel)

Start/Finish

KEY:

Venture deep into the magnificence of the Amazon Jungle

START Lima, Peru

Take the opportunity to meet the local Uru people

Selected Saturdays Enter GGKP on intrepidtravel.com for exact dates.

Ollantaytambo Inca Trail Aguas Calientes Machu Picchu Cusco

Lima

DESTINATION Peru

Lake Titicaca Puno

Arequipa

WHY you’ll love it

PERU

feb

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9 DAYS

Classic Peru DESTINATION

Peru

TRIP CODE

GGSD

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

PERU Lima

TRIP STYLE Original

Aguas Calientes

PHYSICAL

Ollantaytambo Sacred Valley Cusco

Machu Picchu

Lake Titicaca

WHY you’ll love it

Puno

Enjoy a guided tour of the ruins at magical Machu Picchu Take a boat tour on the world's highest navigable lake, Lake Titicaca Practice your Quecha on a visit to a community in the Sacred Valley

Arequipa Festival, Peru

PERU

Lima

21 DAYS

Inca Trail

Paracas

Peru Essentials DESTINATIONS

Machu Picchu

Nazca

B O L IV I A

Cusco

PHYSICAL (hike) 

TRANSPORT Plane, private vehicle, train, boat, public bus, taxi

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

FINISH Lima, Peru

DEPARTURE DATES

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (7 nts), homestay (1 nt)

Bolivia, Peru

TRIP CODE GGBL TRIP STYLE Basix

Overnight stop

START Lima, Peru

MEALS 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Lake Titicaca La Paz Puno Arequipa Colca Canyon

Start/Finish

ITINERARY

INCLUSIONS 

Ollantaytambo/Sacred Valley

KEY:

*Inca Trail subject to permit availability. Quarry Trail & train options also available

jan

(non-hike) 

feb

mar

apr

may

jun

jul

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sep

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nov

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MAX GROUP SIZE 16 Start/Finish

KEY:

WHY you’ll love it

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

ITINERARY

Scrutinise the Nazca Lines up close or get a bird's-eye view

Peru Real Food Adventure

START Lima, Peru

Wake early to see Andean condors taking flight over Colca Canyon

2

Lima, Peru (hotel)

Explore the ancient Inca ruins dotted all over Cusco

1

Paracas, Peru (hotel)

Choose from various trail options that will enable you to witness the marvel of Machu Picchu

1

Nazca, Peru (hotel)

2

Arequipa, Peru (hotel)

1

Colca Canyon, Peru (hotel)

2

Arequipa, Peru (hotel, overnight bus)

1

Cusco, Peru (hotel)

3

Inca Trail Peru (camping) – Machu Picchu

1

Ollantaytambo, Peru (hotel) – Sacred Valley

2

Cusco, Peru (hotel)

3

Puno, Peru (hotel) – Lake Titicaca

1

La Paz, Bolivia (hotel)

Experience the peculiar world of the Witches Market in La Paz

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 20 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners TRANSPORT Private vehicle, train, public bus ACCOMMODATION Hotel (15 nts), camping with basic facilities (3 nts), homestay (1 nt), overnight bus (1 nt)

Peru

TRIP CODE

GGZP

apr

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jun

jul

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Sacred Valley

Machu Picchu Cusco

PHYSICAL

Visit a cacao farm for a local dinner and homestay experience

MEALS 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 1 dinner

sep

oct

nov

dec

KEY:

Start/Finish

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

ITINERARY START Lima, Peru  

FINISH Lima, Peru

DEPARTURE DATES

TRANSPORT Plane, private vehicle, train, local bus, taxi ACCOMMODATION Hotel (8 nts), farmstay (1 nt)

mar

Ollantaytambo

Aguas Calientes

Learn the secrets of ceviche, make your own Pisco sour, and eat empanadas straight from a wood-fired oven

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

feb

Farmstay

WHY you’ll love it

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

jan

PERU

Lima

TRIP STYLE Original

INCLUSIONS 

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DESTINATION

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

FINISH La Paz, Bolivia 1  

10 DAYS

jan

feb

mar

apr

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jun

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

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PERU

BOLIVIA, PERU

Discover the breadth of Peru's diverse indigenous heritage


10 DAYS

Peru: Hike, Bike & Climb DESTINATION

Peru

TRIP CODE

GGXA

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

Ollantaytambo Lima

PERU

TRIP STYLE Original PHYSICAL

DESTINATION Peru

Lima

PHYSICAL (hike) 

(non-hike) 

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (6 nts), camping with basic facilities (3 nts)

Route/Transport type

FINISH Cusco, Peru

jan

feb

mar

apr

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jun

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

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8 DAYS

WHY you’ll love it *Inca Trail subject to permit availability. Quarry Trail & train options also available

Descend into the catacombs beneath Lima on an underground tour Marvel at ancient Inca ruins throughout the fertile Sacred Valley Discover the mother of all Inca cities, Machu Picchu, with a guide

Start/Finish

KEY:

Experience the untouched world of the Amazon Jungle

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

ITINERARY

Explore Cusco city's colonial and Inca architecture

START Lima, Peru

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners TRANSPORT Plane, private vehicle, canoe ACCOMMODATION Hotel (4 nts), camping with basic facilities (3 nts), jungle lodge (2 nts)

Cycle Peru: Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley

1

Lima (hotel)

2

Amazon Jungle (jungle lodge)

DESTINATION

Peru

1

Cusco (hotel)

TRIP CODE

GGXC

1

Ollantaytambo (hotel) – Sacred Valley

3

Inca Trail (camping) – Machu Picchu

1

Cusco (hotel)

MAX GROUP SIZE 16

DEPARTURE DATES

TRIP STYLE Original

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jun

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Start/Finish

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

ITINERARY START Lima, Peru  

FINISH Cusco, Peru

DEPARTURE DATES

TRANSPORT Bicycle, plane, train, public bus, support vehicle ACCOMMODATION Hotel (7 nts)

Machu Picchu Cusco

INCLUSIONS 

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

mar

PERU

Explore Peru's spectacular mountains and valleys on two wheels

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

feb

Sacred Valley

PHYSICAL

MEALS 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch

jan

Lima

WHY you’ll love it

FINISH Lima, Peru 1  

Selected Sundays Enter GGKY on intrepidtravel.com for exact dates.

Place of interest

DEPARTURE DATES

TRANSPORT Plane, private vehicle, train, boat, public bus, taxi, bicycle

Inca Trail Aguas Calientes Amazon Sacred Valley Jungle Machu Picchu Cusco

TRIP CODE GGKY TRIP STYLE Comfort

Overnight stop

START Lima, Peru

MEALS 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners

Ollantaytambo

Start/Finish

ITINERARY

INCLUSIONS  PERU

KEY:

jan

feb

mar

apr

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GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

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PERU

PERU

Camp under the Andean stars on the Inca Trail

Inca Encounter

Lake Titicaca

*Inca Trail subject to permit availability. Quarry Trail & train options also available

Cycle through farms and rolling hills normally reserved for llamas and farmers in the stunning Sacred Valley

10 DAYS

Sacred Valley Cusco

WHY you’ll love it Machu Picchu, Peru

Inca Trail Machu Picchu


Podocarpus National Park, Ecuador

10 DAYS

9 DAYS

Ecuador: Hike, Bike & Raft DESTINATION

Ecuador

TRIP CODE

GGXE

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

Southern Ecuador Highlights

Quito

Cotopaxi NP

Quilotoa

Amazon Jungle

DESTINATION

Ecuador

TRIP STYLE Original

TRIP CODE

GGSH

PHYSICAL

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

ECUADOR

Banos

WHY you’ll love it

Quito

ECUADOR

Guayaquil

TRIP STYLE Original

Cuenca

PHYSICAL Vilcabamba

See beautiful buildings built into the jagged cliffs of Cuenca

Take a guided walk through the lush Amazon jungle

Start/Finish

KEY:

Experience the thrill of whitewater rafting on the Jatunyacu River

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners TRANSPORT Private vehicle, local bus, taxi, canoe, mountain bike

Quito (hotel)

2

Amazon Jungle (jungle lodge)

3

Banos (hotel) – Tena

2

Quilotoa (hotel) – Cotopaxi NP

1

Quito (hotel)

1  

MEALS 7 breakfasts,1 lunch TRANSPORT Plane, private vehicle, local bus

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

DEPARTURE DATES

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (8 nts)

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

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jun

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dec

Place of interest

1

Guayaquil (hotel)

2

Cuenca (hotel)

2

Vilcabamba (hotel) – Podocarpus NP

1

Otavalo (hotel)

2

Quito (hotel) FINISH Quito, Ecuador

1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

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Route/Transport type

START Guayaquil, Ecuador

INCLUSIONS 

FINISH Quito, Ecuador

Overnight stop

ITINERARY

Take a stroll and see the cascading Peguche Waterfalls near Otavalo

1

Start/Finish

KEY:

Explore the high altitude hub of Quito, with its colonial architecture

START Quito, Ecuador

Enjoy plenty of free time to satisfy your spirit in laid-back Banos

Walk through the dense forest of the Podocarpus National Park Barter over colourful handwoven textiles at the Otavalo market

ITINERARY

Go mountain biking on an active volcano in Cotopaxi National Park

Selected Tuesdays Enter GGXE on intrepidtravel.com for exact dates.

Otavalo

WHY you’ll love it

Wander through Quito, past street vendors and gilded churches

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (7 nts), jungle lodge (2 nts)

ECUADOR

ECUADOR

Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

jan

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THE GALAPAGOS GOSPEL

The GalaPagos Islands The Galapagos Islands have become a must-see destination for travellers all over the world thanks to their incredible biodiversity, natural beauty and place in history. This truly is a unique part of the planet, as you’ll soon discover.

The Galapagos is a destination unto itself, where unique landscapes are home to crazy creatures and its surrounding waters host some of the most idyllic seascapes found anywhere on earth. Below is some info about what to expect on your trip to the Galapagos – it’s anything but a typical South American adventure.

CHOOSE LAND OR BOAT-BASED TRIPS

LUGGAGE

Some of our Galapagos adventures are cruising trips with our motorised yachts as your accommodation (pages 41–47), while others are land-based with nights spent in hotels, homestays and various other accommodation (pages 48–51). This variety allows you to choose a trip that suits any time or budget restrictions you may have, as well as the islands you’d like to visit.

As some airline baggage restrictions exist on the flights between Quito and the islands, we advise leaving any luggage you can’t see yourself needing in the storage facilities of the starting-point hotel in Quito. All of our trips start and finish at the same hotel, so picking up any extra luggage won’t be a problem – and it also eliminates any surprise excess baggage fees!

In order to preserve this important and fragile ecosystem, the Galapagos National Park authorities restrict the number of visitors to each site by issuing permits to every visiting vessel. This permit (or patente) determines which sites can be visited each day and when. Far from restricting a visitor’s experience, this system actually enhances it because the itineraries are designed in such a way as to eliminate the amount of vessel crossover. This results in witnessing more of the wildlife you’ve come to see without vying with boatloads of other tourists. If you don’t find the trip you’re looking for in these pages, visit our website at intrepidtravel.com/galapagos for more options.

A TYPICAL DAY ON THE BOAT We do most of our long-distance cruising at night in order to maximise your time on the islands. And because the best time to observe much of the wildlife is first thing in the morning, early starts are pretty common. Each day consists of planned morning and afternoon activities, which tend to last between two and four hours. These can be anything from hiking to snorkelling to visiting research stations, and include either wet or dry landings. While you don’t need to be able to swim to enjoy the Galapagos Islands, some of the more unique experiences are had with a snorkel. Finally, although days are pretty packed with activities, there is ample free time to simply enjoy the environment.

Quito Isla San Cristobal Isla Santa Cruz

Hot & dry 25-35ºC Hot & wet 25-35ºC Pleasantly warm 20-30ºC Cool 15-20ºC Cold & wet 0-15ºC

A transit card fee of USD 20 is payable at check-in at Quito Airport prior to flying to the islands. The Galapagos National Park charges each passenger USD 100 upon arrival at the airport in Galapagos. If your itinerary visits Puerto Villamil, Isla Isabela, and you wish to disembark, there is a USD 10 port fee on arrival. All fees are payable in cash and must be in US dollars.

MOBILE RECEPTION AND INTERNET There is very limited or no mobile reception in the Galapagos and no wi-fi onboard our boats. Some itineraries do pass through towns where internet is available, but we suggest you anticipate (and enjoy!) limited contact with the outside world.

IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT YOUR TRIP }} If you are travelling on Le Grande Daphne, arrival transfers can be organised at an additional cost. }} All of our Galapagos trips include a night in Quito pre- and post-voyage. }} Your trip price includes the Quito to Galapagos return flights. }} The Grand Queen Beatriz includes the services of an onboard Cruise Director.

MEALS ONBOARD

WEATHER

NATIONAL PARK FEES & TAXES

All onboard meals are included in the cost of the trip. The food is delicious, nutritious and plentiful, and complimentary coffee, tea and purified water are provided around the clock. Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are available for purchase from the bar, and the cost is put on a tab that you will then be presented with at the end of the trip. Any special dietary requirements should be mentioned at the time of booking and we’ll do our best to accommodate them.

}} Prices for these trips vary depending on cabin type. Please select your preferred cabin type for the exact trip price. }} A high level of agility and mobility is needed to access all parts of the boat, negotiate embarkation/disembarkation and accessing the Zodiac from both the boat and water.

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A guide to

the Galapagos

Isla Santiago Pay a visit to the Santiago fur seal grotto – you may be lucky enough to catch a sneak peek of these furry locals.

WARM (WET) SEASON These are the hottest months with more frequent rainfall. The wettest month is March with 85 millimetres (3.3 inches) of rainfall on average, but showers are usually confined to the afternoon. January through to April are the sunniest months, when the sea is at its warmest.

Isla Santiago

June–November The Humboldt Current brings cooler water temperatures, perfect for attracting plankton and other sources of food – meaning that local wildlife is very active during this season. There is very little rainfall, and colder currents can mean the seas may be slightly rougher than normal when travelling between islands.

&

&

HUMID

MAy

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Marine iguanas nesting on Santa Cruz Giant tortoise eggs hatching

Mating season for frigate birds on San Cristobal & Genovesa

February 30

25

&

HUMID

april

31

25

Kicker Rock

Isla San Cristobal

Isla San Cristobal

&

Waved albatross lay eggs on Espanola

START OF THE DRY SEASON, WATER TEMPS AT THEIR HIGHEST

june

26

&

Humpback whales can be seen

23

Isla Espanola

Isla Floreana

Head up high for sweeping views of frigate bird breeding areas, or stay low to swim with San Cristobal’s diverse marine animals.

Home to the Espanola mockingbird and waved albatross, this remote island is a bird-watching haven.

september

22

26

Nesting season for blue-footed boobies & flightless cormorants

Sea lions give birth

Sea lion breeding season

august 26

20

&

Snorkel warm waters with sea turtles and play tag with the islands’ zippiest swimmers.

november

21

26

&

22

&

Green sea turtle mating season

Fur seal mating season begins

Giant tortoises return to the highlands after laying their eggs

In the very north you may spot whale sharks

Waved albatross complete migration to Espanola to begin nesting Marine iguanas start to nest on North Seymour & Fernandina

Post Office Bay

26 Blue-footed booby mating season (includes courtship dance)

Sea turtles, marine iguanas & land iguanas are nesting

Penguins migrate to Isabela & Fernandina from Bartolome

Green sea turtles start to lay their eggs

Stand beside the flowers of huge opuntia cacti.

Isla Espanola

july

23

&

HUMID

Head out to Kicker Rock (the site of an ancient volcanic eruption) and dare to swim with the local hammerhead sharks.

Isla Sante Fe

Isla Santa FE

Leave a letter (sans postage) at Post Office Bay’s 19th-century whaling post barrel, and a friendly traveller heading home just might hand-deliver it for you.

With five out of its six volcanoes still active, Isabela is one of the most volcanic places on earth!

25

Kicker Rock

Isla Floreana

Isla Isabela

31

If you’re lucky, you’ll spot your first giant tortoise in the highlands of Santa Cruz.

Isla Santa Cruz Isla Isabela

WATER TEMP PERFECT FOR SNORKELLING

Isla Santa Cruz

Baltra Airport

Humpback, killer, sperm and pilot whale sightings are all in a day's work here.

23

Touch down in Baltra to begin your seafaring Galapagos journey.

Isla Fernandina

The only penguins to live north of the equator, Galapagos penguins can be spotted feeding just off shore and are some of the speediest swimmers on the island.

30

Keep an eye out for bottle-nosed dolphins; they can often be seen racing alongside boats.

Isla Baltra

Isla Fernandina

MARCH

The walk to Pinnacle Rock rewards you with views of stunning lava formations and, if you’re lucky, a few lava lizards.

Isla Baltra

DRY (COOL) SEASON

January

Bartolome

Home to all three kinds of boobies, including the rare red-footed booby, this island is a twitcher’s paradise.

Bartolome

December–May

There may be as many as 300,000 marine iguanas calling the archipelago home, so the world’s only seafaring lizard is impossible to miss.

Isla Genovesa

Isla GEnovesa

Penguin courtships on Bartolome

Sea lion pups can be spotted

october

22

26

&

Waved albatross chicks fledge; adults leave archipelago until March Opportunity to see whale sharks in the north-west

Blue-footed booby chicks can be seen on Isabela & Espanola

Giant tortoise eggs hatching

december 24

27

&


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Isla Fernandina

17 DAYS

Elizabeth Bay

Isla Isabela

Absolute Galapagos DESTINATION

Ecuador (Galapagos)

TRIP CODE

GMDE

MAX GROUP SIZE 16

Sun deck

Main deck suite cabin

PHYSICAL

UPPER UPPER DECK DECK

CABIN CABIN

COCKPIT WC

DINING

MAIN DECK MAIN DECK

WC

BAR

Isla Baltra (overnight boat) – Santa Cruz highlands

Snorkel in the Devil's Crown – full of sea lions, turtles and rays

1

Isla Floreana (overnight boat)

Spot albatross colonies and seek out the rare red-footed booby

1

Isla Espanola (overnight boat)

Gaze in awe at the largest trees in the Galapagos in an opuntia forest

1

Isla San Cristobal (overnight boat)

Plant your feet on 100-year-old pahoehoe lava at Bahia Sullivan

1

Isla Santa Fe (overnight boat) – Isla Plaza Sur

Walk with giant tortoises in the Santa Cruz highlands

1

Isla Genovesa (overnight boat)

1

Isla Santiago (overnight boat) – Isla Rabida

1

Isla Santa Cruz (overnight boat)

1

Bartolome (overnight boat) – North Seymour

1

Isla Santiago (overnight boat)

3

Isla Isabela (overnight boat) – Isla Fernandina

1

Isla Santa Cruz (overnight boat)

1

Quito (hotel) – Isla Baltra

DINING

FINISH Quito, Ecuador 1  

STEPS

WC

LOWER LOWER DECK DECK

CABIN

KITCHEN

TV LOUNGE AREA

WC

CABIN CABIN

CABIN

WC

CABIN WC

CABIN CABIN

Route/Transport type

1

ACCOMMODATION Overnight boat (14 nts), hotel (2 nts)

STEPS

Place of interest

Quito (hotel)

TRANSPORT Motorised yacht (Le Grande Daphne), plane, Zodiac (panga), bus, minibus

WC

Overnight stop

1

MEALS 16 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 14 dinners

BAR SUN DECK

Isla Plaza Sur Isla Santa Fe Isla Isla San Santa Puerto Ayora Cristobal Las Cruz Tintoreras Isla Espanola Isla Floreana

START Quito, Ecuador

INCLUSIONS 

Deck plan

Intrepid Le Grande Daphne

Cerro Dragon

ITINERARY

TRIP STYLE Original

WHY you’ll love it

Dining room

Start/Finish

KEY:

GALAPAGOS

Sea turtle, Galapagos

ECUADOR

Isla Quito Bartolome Genovesa Isla Isla Santiago North Baltra Seymour Isla Rabida Las Bachas

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

DEPARTURE DATES

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

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WC

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G A LA PA G O S I S LA N D S

Isla Genovesa

Isla Santiago Isla Rabida Black Turtle Cove

Isla Baltra Isla Plaza Sur Isla Santa Fe Isla San Puerto Ayora Cristobal

Isla Floreana Bartolome, Galapagos

Sea lion, Galapagos

10 DAYS

10 DAYS

Ultimate Galapagos: Central Islands DESTINATION

Ecuador (Galapagos)

TRIP CODE

GMDD

MAX GROUP SIZE 16

G A L A PA G O S IS L A N D S

Quito

Bartolome Isla Santiago North Seymour

Isla Fernandina

Complete Galapagos

ECUADOR

Las Bachas

Isla Baltra Isla Santa Cruz

Elizabeth Bay

Puerto Ayora Cerro Dragon

Isla Isabela

TRIP STYLE Original

Explore the remote west coast of Isabela on a small panga boat

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Quito (hotel) – Isla Baltra (overnight boat)

1

Isla Santa Cruz (overnight boat)

1

Isla Floreana (overnight boat)

1

Isla Espanola (overnight boat)

1

Isla San Cristobal (overnight boat)

1

Isla Santa Fe (overnight boat) – Isla Plaza Sur

1

Isla Genovesa – Isla Santiago (overnight boat)

Explore the misty mountain scenery and Old Town of Quito

1

Isla Rabida – Isla Santa Cruz, Isla Baltra

Hike through Santa Fe’s Opuntia forest and for panoramic views

1

Quito (hotel)

DESTINATION

Ecuador (Galapagos)

TRIP CODE

GMDA

TRIP STYLE Original PHYSICAL

Experience the benefits of small group travel aboard your vessel Venture to Fernandina, home to a high density of marine iguanas

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners TRANSPORT Motorised yacht (Le Grande Daphne), plane, bus, Zodiac (panga)

Seek out the rare red-footed booby on Isla Genovesa

Quito, Ecuador (hotel)

1

Isla Santa Cruz (overnight boat) – North Seymour

1

Bartolome (overnight boat)

1

Isla Santiago (overnight boat)

3

Isla Isabela (overnight boat) – Isla Fernandina

1

Isla Santa Cruz (overnight boat) – Isla Baltra

1

Quito (hotel)

MEALS 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners

feb

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apr

may

jun

jul

aug

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oct

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE 

Limited time? You can do shorter alternatives to this trip.

TRANSPORT Motorised yacht (Le Grande Daphne), plane, bus, Zodiac (panga)

Galapagos Adventure: Northern Islands – 7 days (GMDC)

ACCOMMODATION Overnight boat (7 nts), hotel (2 nts)

Galapagos at a Glance: Southern Islands – 6 days (GMDB) Visit intrepidtravel.com/galapagos for more options.

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

jan

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

DEPARTURE DATES

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

INCLUSIONS 

FINISH Quito, Ecuador 1  

1  

Witness the albatross colonies of Isla Espanola

1

Route/Transport type

FINISH Quito, Ecuador

Snorkel in the Devil’s Crown – a submerged crater full of sealife

START Quito, Ecuador

Snorkel among the iguanas and turtles and spot sea lions

Selected Tuesdays Enter GMDD on intrepidtravel.com for exact dates.

Route/Transport type

Place of interest

1

MAX GROUP SIZE 16

ITINERARY

Encounter the unique Galapagos wildlife in natural habitats

ACCOMMODATION Overnight boat (7 nts), hotel (2 nts)

Start/Finish

KEY:

Overnight stop

START Quito, Ecuador

WHY you’ll love it

WHY you’ll love it

Isla Espanola

ITINERARY

Las Tintoreras

PHYSICAL

Start/Finish

KEY:

Quito

GALAPAGOS

GALAPAGOS

Isla Santa Cruz

ECUADOR

nov

dec

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Grand Queen Beatriz Grand Queen Beatriz is our newest expedition boat. With outward-facing windows in all rooms and a jacuzzi on the sun deck, you can soak up these islands in more ways than one.

North Seymour

G A LA PA G O S I S LA N D S

ECUADOR Quito Las Bachas

Isla Rabida

Isla Plaza Sur Isla Lobos

Cerro Dragon

Isla Santa Cruz

Frigate bird, Galapagos

Punta Pitt

Puerto Ayora

Isla Floreana

Grand Galapagos DESTINATION

Ecuador (Galapagos)

TRIP CODE

GMQG

MAX GROUP SIZE 16

SUN SUN DECK DECK

SPA

BAR

Route/Transport type

1

Isla Isabela (overnight boat) – Las Tintoreras, Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre Isla Floreana (overnight boat) – Post Office Bay, Devil's Crown, Punta Cormorant Isla Santa Cruz (overnight boat) – Charles Darwin Station, Santa Cruz highlands,

1

Isla Santa Fe (overnight boat) – Isla Plaza Sur

1

Isla Espanola (overnight boat) – Bahia Gardner, Punta Suarez

2

Isla San Cristobal (overnight boat) – Leon Dormido, Isla Lobos, Punta Pitt

1

Bartolome (overnight boat) – Bahia Sullivan

1

TRANSPORT Motorised yacht (Grand Queen Beatriz), minibus, plane, Zodiac (panga)

Isla Santiago (overnight boat) – Espumilla Beach, Buccaneer Cove, Puerto Egas

1

Isla Santa Cruz (overnight boat) – Puerto Ayora

ACCOMMODATION Overnight boat (14 nts), hotel (2 nts)

1

Isla Mosquera (overnight boat) – Isla North Seymour

1

Cerro Dragon (overnight boat) – Black Turtle Cove

1

Isla Rabida (overnight boat) – Sombrero Chino

1

Quito (hotel) (overnight boat) – Las Bachas, Isla Baltra

MEALS 16 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 14 dinners

FINISH Quito, Ecuador WC

WC

CABIN

STEPS

CABIN

STEPS

DINING

SUN DECK

DINGHY

CABIN

STEPS

1  

BAR STEPS

CABIN

WC

WC

BALCONY

BALCONY

DEPARTURE DATES

CABIN

CABIN

TV LOUNGE AREA

WC WC WC

STEPS

WC CAPTAIN’S CABIN

STEPS

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

CAPTAIN’S BATHROOM

BRIDGE

SUN DECK

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

WC

LADDER

STEPS

DINGHY

CABIN STEPS

UPPER UPPER DECK DECK

Isla Baltra (overnight boat) – Punta Carrion

Encounter giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, pelicans and frigates

DINING UNDER COVER

STEPS

MAIN MAIN DECK DECK

1

1

INCLUSIONS 

SUN DECK

Quito (hotel)

Explore the islands from on deck, on foot and in the water

Live in extreme isolation among unique flora and fauna

Intrepid Grand QueenDeck Beatriz plan

Place of interest

1

1

Witness the volcanic wonder of Isla Isabela

Dining room

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

START Quito, Ecuador

PHYSICAL

Find yourself in a very different world on the Galapagos Islands

Sun deck

Overnight stop

Isla Espanola

ITINERARY

TRIP STYLE Comfort

WHY you’ll love it

Main deck twin cabin

Start/Finish

KEY:

Isla San Cristobal

Isla Santa Fe

Isla Isabela

17 DAYS

GALAPAGOS

Bartolome Isla Isla Santiago Baltra Isla Mosquera

TEA & COFFEE STATION

CABIN

BALCONY

BALCONY

CABIN

STEPS

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G A LA PA G O S I S LA N D S Bartolome G A L A PA G O S IS L A N D S

ECUADOR

GALAPAGOS

Isla Isabela

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Giant tortoise, Galapagos

Isla Espanola

Classic Galapagos: Southern Islands DESTINATION

Ecuador (Galapagos)

TRIP CODE

GMQA

MAX GROUP SIZE 16

Route/Transport type

START Quito, Ecuador

TRIP STYLE Comfort

WHY you’ll love it Swim through a colourful underwater ecosystem at Las Tintoreras Explore on foot, with trips through mangroves and misty forests Follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin and discover secluded natural beauty at its finest

Admire unique flora including opuntia cacti and miconia bushes

Place of interest

1

Quito (hotel)

1

Isla Santa Cruz (overnight boat)

1

Isla Isabela (overnight boat)

1

Isla Floreana (overnight boat)

1

Isla Santa Cruz (overnight boat)

1

Isla Plaza Sur (overnight boat)

1

Isla Espanola (overnight boat)

1

Isla San Cristobal (overnight boat)

1

Quito (hotel)

INCLUSIONS 

MEALS 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners

Quito (hotel)

1

Isla Santa Cruz (overnight boat) – Las Tintoreras

1

Isla Isabela (overnight boat)

1

Isla Floreana (overnight boat) – Post Office Bay, Devil’s Crown

1

Isla Santa Cruz (overnight boat) – Santa Cruz Highlands

TRIP STYLE Comfort

1

Isla Plaza Sur (overnight boat) – Isla Santa Fe

PHYSICAL

1

Isla Espanola (overnight boat) – Isla Espanola, Bahia Gardner

2

Isla San Cristobal (overnight boat) – Leon Dormido, Isla Lobos, Punta Pitt

1

Isla Bartolome (overnight boat) – Bahia Sullivan

DESTINATION

Ecuador (Galapagos)

TRIP CODE

GMQJ

1 1

Enjoy plenty of free time to unwind on the deck Spot some of the strangest and most beautiful creatures on earth Search for ancient creatures in the wild highlands of Santa Cruz

FINISH Quito, Ecuador 1  

Central Islands – 7 days (GMQF)

feb

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jun

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sep

oct

nov

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE 

TRANSPORT Motorised yacht (Grand Queen Beatriz), minibus, plane, Zodiac (panga)

Still want to experience the beauty of the Galapagos but short on time? Try a 6-day journey.

ACCOMMODATION Overnight boat (10 nts), hotel (2 nts)

Galapagos Encounter: Central Islands – 6 days (GMQI) Visit intrepidtravel.com/galapagos for more options.

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

jan

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

MEALS 12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 10 dinners

Visit intrepidtravel.com/galapagos for more options.

Selected Saturdays Enter GMQA on intrepidtravel.com for exact dates.

Isla Santiago (overnight boat) – Espumilla Beach, Buccaneer Cove, Puerto Egas Quito (hotel) (overnight boat) – Santa Cruz highlands, Puerto Ayora

INCLUSIONS 

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE 

DEPARTURE DATES

Route/Transport type

1

Watch giant Galapagos tortoises at all stages of life on Santa Cruz

Southern Islands – 7 days (GMQE)

ACCOMMODATION Overnight boat (7 nts), hotel (2 nts)

Treasures of Galapagos

Encounter nature at its finest on the western and central islands

Short on time? Why not look at our 7-day Galapagos Explorer tours.

TRANSPORT Motorised yacht (Grand Queen Beatriz), minibus, plane, Zodiac (panga)

Place of interest

START Quito, Ecuador

WHY you’ll love it

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

Overnight stop

ITINERARY

MAX GROUP SIZE 16

FINISH Quito, Ecuador 1  

Start/Finish

KEY:

ITINERARY

PHYSICAL

Encounter blue-footed boobies, sea lions, turtles, iguanas and more

Overnight stop

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Isla Espanola

Isla San Cristobal

Isla Santa Fe

13 DAYS Start/Finish

Isla San Cristobal

Isla Santa Fe

Isla Floreana

10 DAYS KEY:

Punta Pitt

Isla Isabela

Punta Pitt

Isla Floreana

Isla Lobos

Isla Santa Cruz

Isla Lobos

Isla Santa Cruz

Isla Plaza Sur

GALAPAGOS

Isla Plaza Sur

Quito

Isla Baltra

Buccaneer’s Cove

Quito

Isla Baltra

Galapagos penguins, Galapagos

Isla Santiago

ECUADOR

dec

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GALAPAGOS

GALAPAGOS

Isla Floreana, Galapagos

Marine iguanas, Galapagos

10 DAYS

9 DAYS

Best of Galapagos DESTINATION

Ecuador (Galapagos)

TRIP CODE

GGTF

MAX GROUP SIZE 16

G A L A PA G O S IS L A N D S

Quito

TRIP STYLE Original Isla Santa Cruz

PHYSICAL

WHY you’ll love it

Galapagos Discovery

ECUADOR

Isla Isabela

GGRR

Isla Isabela

TRIP STYLE Basix PHYSICAL

Isla San Cristobal

WHY you’ll love it

Come face-to-face with some of Earth's most extraordinary wildlife

See Quito's colonial-era buildings, boulevards and cathedrals

Get your blood pumping as you scale a volcano on Isla Isabela Snorkel in the clear blue waters of Isla Floreana

Start/Finish

KEY:

Get up close and personal with giant tortoises on Isla Santa Cruz

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

Quito (hotel)

MEALS 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner

2

Isla San Cristobal (hotel)

TRANSPORT Plane, private vehicle, speedboat, taxi, public bus

3

Isla Isabela (hotel) – Isla Floreana

2

Isla Santa Cruz (hotel)

1

Quito (hotel)

1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

DEPARTURE DATES

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

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may

jun

jul

1

Quito (hotel)

2

Isla San Cristobal (hotel)

1

Isla Santa Cruz (hotel)

MEALS 5 breakfasts

2

Isla Isabela (hotel)

TRANSPORT Plane, private vehicle, speedboat, public bus

1

Isla Santa Cruz (hotel)

1

Quito (hotel)

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (8 nts)

aug

sep

oct

nov

dec

Place of interest

FINISH Quito, Ecuador 1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

DEPARTURE DATES Selected Thursdays Enter GGRR on intrepidtravel.com for exact dates.

Route/Transport type

START Quito, Ecuador

INCLUSIONS 

FINISH Quito, Ecuador

Overnight stop

ITINERARY

Discover the immaculate natural paradise of Tortuga Bay

1

Start/Finish

KEY:

Learn about conservation at the Charles Darwin Research Station

START Quito, Ecuador

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (9 nts)

Learn about the unique habitat of the marine iguana Watch aerobatic routines of blue-footed boobies and frigate birds

ITINERARY

INCLUSIONS 

Selected Saturdays & Thursdays Enter GGTF on intrepidtravel.com for exact dates.

Ecuador (Galapagos)

TRIP CODE

MAX GROUP SIZE 15

Isla Floreana

Experience the beautiful churches and graceful boulevards of Quito

DESTINATION

Quito

Isla Santa Cruz

Isla Baltra Isla San Cristobal

ECUADOR

G A LA PA G O S I S LA N D S

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

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Lake Titicaca, Peru

PERU

G A L A PA G O S IS L A N D S

Inca Trail

Isla Santa Cruz

Galapagos & Peru Adventure

Isla Isabela

DESTINATIONS

(non-hike) 

Amazon Jungle

Machu Picchu

Overnight stop

17 DAYS

Lake Titicaca

La Paz Puno B O L IV I A Cusco

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

WHY you’ll love it Get acquainted with Quito's dizzying altitude and colonial buildings

Isla San Cristobal, Ecuador (hotel)

3

Isla Isabela, Ecuador (hotel) – Isla Floreana

2

Experience the best of South American cuisine – ceviche, anyone?

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 21 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 6 dinners TRANSPORT Plane, private vehicle, train, speedboat, canoe, public bus

See Lima's historic centre and visit quirky suburbs like Miraflores

Lima, Peru (hotel)

Follow the forested path of the Inca to Machu Picchu's Sun Gate

Amazon Jungle, Peru (jungle lodge)

Admire the might of the Inca empire in the Sacred Valley

Cusco, Peru (hotel)

1

Ollantaytambo, Peru (hotel) – Sacred Valley

3

Inca Trail, Peru (camping) – Machu Picchu

2

Cusco, Peru (hotel)

3

Puno, Peru (hotel, homestay) – Lake Titicaca

1

La Paz, Bolivia (hotel)

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 14 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 4 dinners TRANSPORT Plane, private vehicle, speedboat, local bus

Machu Picchu

DEPARTURE DATES

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jun

jul

aug

sep

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

1

Quito, Ecuador (hotel)

2

Isla San Cristobal, Ecuador (hotel)

3

Isla Isabela, Ecuador (hotel) – Isla Floreana

2

Isla Santa Cruz, Ecuador (hotel)

1

Quito, Ecuador (hotel)

1

Lima, Peru (hotel)

1

Cusco, Peru (hotel)

1

Ollantaytambo, Peru (hotel) – Sacred Valley

3

Inca Trail, Peru (camping) – Machu Picchu

1

Cusco, Peru (hotel)

1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

* This is a combo trip, see pages 18–21 for more information

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

apr

Overnight stop

FINISH Cusco, Peru

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (13 nts), camping with basic facilities (3 nts)

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

mar

Sacred Valley Cusco

START Quito, Ecuador

Snorkel the incredible marine-life filled waters of Leon Dormido

Quito, Ecuador (hotel)

feb

Lima

Ollantaytambo

ITINERARY

Explore charming Quito, Ecuador's spirited capital

FINISH La Paz, Bolivia

jan

Isla Floreana

Start/Finish

KEY:

* This is a combo trip, see pages 18–21 for more information

Selected Saturdays Enter GGSYC on intrepidtravel.com for exact dates.

Isla San Cristobal

Inca Trail

(non-hike) 

WHY you’ll love it

Isla Santa Cruz, Ecuador (hotel)

1

1  

Isla Isabela

MAX GROUP SIZE 16

2

1

Head deep into the lush Amazon jungle

Isla Santa Cruz

Ecuador (Galapagos), Peru

PHYSICAL (hike) 

Quito, Ecuador (hotel)

1

Hike Peru's iconic Inca Trail and see the majestic Machu Picchu

PERU

G A LA PA G O S I S LA N D S

TRIP CODE GGTWC TRIP STYLE Original

1

2

Meet near-extinct tortoises and exotic birdlife in the Galapagos

DESTINATIONS

Quito

Galapagos Islands

Galapagos & Inca Trail Adventure

Sacred Valley

START Quito, Ecuador

MAX GROUP SIZE 16

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (17 nts), camping with basic facilities (3 nts), jungle lodge (2 nts), homestay (1 nt)

Isla San Cristobal

ECUADOR

ITINERARY

TRIP CODE GGSYC TRIP STYLE Original PHYSICAL (hike) 

Inca Trail, Peru

Ollantaytambo

Lima

Isla Floreana

Start/Finish

KEY:

Bolivia, Ecuador (Galapagos), Peru

ECUADOR

Galapagos Islands

24 DAYS

GALAPAGOS, PERU

BOLIVIA, GALAPAGOS, PERU

Quito

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Lake Titicaca, Peru

Lima

Ollantaytambo

Sacred Valley

Inca Trail

Amazon Jungle Lake Titicaca La Paz

Machu Picchu

Cusco P E R U Puno

24 DAYS

11 DAYS

Bolivia Highlights DESTINATION

Bolivia

TRIP CODE

GGSV

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

Sucre

TRIP STYLE Original PHYSICAL

Potosi

DESTINATIONS

B O L IV IA

WHY you’ll love it

Uyuni Salar de Uyuni

Let La Paz's weird and wacky Witches Market cast a spell over you

Salar de Uyuni *Inca Trail subject to permit availability. Quarry Trail & train options also available

Bolivia, Peru

KEY:

PHYSICAL (hike) 

ITINERARY

(non-hike) 

MAX GROUP SIZE 16

Choose to explore the extra-terrestrial landscape of Valle de la Luna

Delve into the steep streets and Spanish influences of Potosi

Start/Finish

KEY:

See the Salar de Uyuni saltpan on a three-day 4WD Atacama trip

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

Admire the floating reed islands of Uros on Lake Titicaca

START La Paz, Bolivia

INCLUSIONS 

See the many different sides to Bolivia in La Paz

2

La Paz (hotel, overnight bus)

MEALS 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners

3

Uyuni (dormitory) – Salar de Uyuni

TRANSPORT Plane, private vehicle, 4WD vehicle, local bus

1

Potosi (hotel)

3

Sucre (hotel)

1

La Paz (hotel)

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (6 nts), dormitory (3 nts), overnight bus (1 nt)

Discover the elegant colonial architecture of historic Sucre

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 22 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners

FINISH La Paz, Bolivia 1  

Experience the untouched world of the Amazon rainforest Marvel at the mother of all Inca cities, magical Machu Picchu

ITINERARY

TRANSPORT Plane, private vehicle, boat, boat, 4WD vehicle, taxi, public bus

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

START Lima, Peru

WHY you’ll love it

Discover the colonial architecture and landscaped gardens of Sucre

Start/Finish

TRIP CODE GGSUC TRIP STYLE Original

BOLIVIA

Sucre Potosi Uyuni

Explore Peru & Bolivia

La Paz

BOLIVIA, PERU

BOLIVIA

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (13 nts), camping with basic facilities (3 nts), jungle lodge (2 nts), dormitory (3 nts), homestay (1 nt), overnight bus (1 nt)

1

Lima, Peru (hotel)

2

Amazon Jungle, Peru (jungle lodge)

1

Cusco, Peru (hotel)

1

Ollantaytambo, Peru (hotel) – Sacred Valley

3

Inca Trail, Peru (camping) – Machu Picchu

2

Cusco, Peru (hotel)

3

Puno, Peru (hotel, homestay) – Lake Titicaca

2

La Paz, Bolivia (hotel, overnight bus)

3

Uyuni, Bolivia (dormitory) – Salar de Uyuni

1

Potosi, Bolivia (hotel)

3

Sucre, Bolivia (hotel)

1

La Paz, Bolivia (hotel) FINISH La Paz, Bolivia

1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

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Lima

Machu Picchu

Pisco

Chivay

Amazon Jungle Ollantaytambo Sacred Valley

Cusco

Lake Titicaca Puno

Nazca Colca Canyon Arequipa

Machu Picchu, Peru

Ituzaingo

30 DAYS

DESTINATIONS

Start/Finish

KEY:

Overnight stop

Foz do Iguacu Iguazu Falls

Rio de Janeiro

Moon Valley, Chile

Ibera Wetlands

8 DAYS

A R G E N TIN A

Ultimate Peru, Argentina & Brazil

BRAZIL

Buenos Aires

Place of interest

Best of Chile Route/Transport type

ITINERARY

DESTINATION

Chile

TRIP CODE

GGSI

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

START Lima, Peru

Argentina, Brazil, Peru

CHILE

ARGENTINA, BRAZIL, PERU

Inca Trail

PERU

San Pedro de Atacama

C H I LE

TRIP STYLE Original PHYSICAL

TRIP CODE GGSAC TRIP STYLE Original

1

Lima, Peru (hotel)

PHYSICAL (hike) 

1

Pisco, Peru (hotel)

1

Nazca, Peru (hotel)

Contrast Santiago’s city streets with the Casablanca Valley vineyards

2

Arequipa, Peru (hotel)

Explore the delightful colourful port town of Valparaiso

2

Colca Canyon, Peru (hotel, homestay)

Watch a sunset on top of a sand dune in the Atacama desert

3

Puno, Peru (hotel, homestay) – Lake Titicaca

Visit the otherworldly El Tatio geyser

2

Cusco, Peru (hotel)

Spend free time in San Pedro on a hike, or maybe in the hot springs

3

Inca Trail, Peru (camping) – Machu Picchu

2

Cusco, Peru (hotel)

2

Amazon Jungle, Peru (jungle lodge)

1

Lima, Peru (hotel)

(non-hike) 

MAX GROUP SIZE 16

WHY you’ll love it Discover the delights of South America in Peru, Argentina and Brazil Marvel at the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu by trekking or by train Get a glimpse into the lush Amazon jungle Explore the colourful landscapes of the Ibera Wetlands See the Iguazu Falls from both Brazilian and Argentinian sides

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 28 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners TRANSPORT Plane, private vehicle, boat, bus, canoe, taxi ACCOMMODATION Hotel (22 nts), camping with basic facilities (3 nts), jungle lodge (2 nts), homestay (2 nights)

WHY you’ll love it

2

Buenos Aires, Argentina (hotel)

2

Ituzaingo, Argentina (hotel) – Ibera Wetlands

3

Foz do Iguacu (hotel) – Iguazu Falls

2

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (hotel)

Valparaiso

Start/Finish

KEY:

Overnight stop

Santiago

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

ITINERARY START Santiago, Chile

INCLUSIONS 

1

Santiago (hotel)

MEALS 7 breakfasts

3

San Pedro de Atacama (hotel) – Moon Valley, Tatio Geysers

TRANSPORT Plane, private vehicle, taxi, public bus

2

Valparaiso (hotel) – Emiliana Winery

1

Santiago (hotel)

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (7 nts)

FINISH Santiago, Chile 1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

FINISH Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

* This is a combo trip, see pages 18–21 for more information

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Mendoza, Argentina

15 DAYS

8 DAYS

Best of Bolivia & Argentina DESTINATIONS

Argentina, Bolivia, Chile

TRIP CODE

GGBJ

MAX GROUP SIZE 16

La Paz

Best of Chile & Argentina

B O L IV IA Sucre

Potosi Uyuni Salar de Uyuni Salta

San Pedro de Atacama

C H IL E

TRIP STYLE Basix

A R G E N TIN A

DESTINATIONS

Argentina, Chile

TRIP CODE

GPKG

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

PHYSICAL Buenos Aires

WHY you’ll love it

C H I LE Santiago Mendoza Buenos Aires Estancia Stay

TRIP STYLE Comfort PHYSICAL

ARGENTINA

WHY you’ll love it

Buy ancient potions at the Witches Market in La Paz

Discover the colonial charm and stylish neighbourhoods of Santiago

Experience the immaculately landscaped gardens of historical Sucre

Start/Finish

KEY:

Embark on a three-day 4WD adventure to Salar de Uyuni

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

Visit the eclectic neighbourhoods and theatre scene of Buenos Aires

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 12 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners TRANSPORT Plane, overnight bus, 4WD vehicle, local bus ACCOMMODATION Hotel (11 nts), dormitory (2 nts), overnight bus (1 nt)

START La Paz, Bolivia

Refine your palate by tasting varietals of one of South America’s favourite tipples, Malbec

2

La Paz, Bolivia (hotel, overnight bus)

Indulge in the cuisine, culture and nightlife of lively Buenos Aires

2

Sucre, Bolivia (hotel)

1

Potosi, Bolivia (hotel)

3

Uyuni, Bolivia (hotel, dormitory) – Altiplano, Salar

1

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile (hotel)

2

Salta, Argentina (hotel)

3

Buenos Aires, Argentina (hotel)

1  

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

ITINERARY START Santiago, Chile

MEALS 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners TRANSPORT Plane, private vehicle, local bus

Start/Finish

KEY:

INCLUSIONS 

2

Santiago, Chile (hotel)

2

Mendoza, Argentina (hotel)

2

Estancia Stay, Argentina (estancia)

1

Buenos Aires, Argentina (hotel) FINISH Buenos Aires, Argentina

1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (5 nts), estancia stay (2 nts)

FINISH Buenos Aires, Argentina Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

DEPARTURE DATES

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

jan

Wind through the country lanes of the Mendoza wine region Relax on a traditional Argentinan estancia – a unique retreat

ITINERARY

Pass by cacti, train cemeteries and lakes teeming with flamingos

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ARGENTINA, CHILE

ARGENTINA, BOLIVIA, CHILE

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

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Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

7 DAYS

10 DAYS

Best of Argentina & Brazil DESTINATIONS

Argentina, Brazil

TRIP CODE

GPKB

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

B R A ZIL

Argentina & Brazil Adventure

Rio de Janeiro

Foz do Iguacu Iguazu Falls

A R G E N TIN A

TRIP STYLE Comfort

Buenos Aires

PHYSICAL

TRIP CODE

GGSW

Ituzaingo

ARGENTINA

Iguazu Falls Ibera Wetlands

BRAZIL

TRIP STYLE Original PHYSICAL Buenos Aires

Get a crash course in two vibrant Latin American countries

Explore the neighbourhoods of Argentina's capital on a guided tour

Start/Finish

KEY:

Look for rainbows in the mist of Iguazu Falls from both sides

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

INCLUSIONS 

Buenos Aires, Argentina (hotel)

2

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil (hotel) – Iguazu Falls

2

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (hotel)

1  

MEALS 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

TRANSPORT Plane, private vehicle, boat, local bus

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (6 nts)

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (9 nts)

DEPARTURE DATES

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

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Place of interest

2

Buenos Aires, Argentina (hotel)

2

Ituzaingo, Argentina (hotel) – Ibera Wetlands

3

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil (hotel) – Iguazu Falls

2

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (hotel) FINISH Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

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START Buenos Aires, Argentina

INCLUSIONS 

FINISH Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Overnight stop

ITINERARY

Stroll the sands of Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro

2

Start/Finish

KEY:

View the jaw-dropping Iguazu falls from Brazil and Argentina

START Buenos Aires, Argentina

Party Rio style, surrounded by Brazilian culture, music and dance

Discover Buenos Aires, Argentina's sultry and sensual capital Spot anacondas, otters and colourful birds in the Ibera Wetlands

ITINERARY

Gaze over dazzling Rio from the statue of Christ the Redeemer

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Argentina, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro

Foz do Iguacu

WHY you’ll love it

Experience the mix of European and Latin flavours in Buenos Aires

TRANSPORT Plane, private vehicle

DESTINATIONS

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

WHY you’ll love it

MEALS 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch

ARGENTINA, BRAZIL

ARGENTINA, BRAZIL

Iguazu Falls, Argentina

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Lencois Maranhenses, Brazil

10 DAYS

8 DAYS

Best of Argentina, Uruguay & Brazil DESTINATIONS

Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay

TRIP CODE

GGBS

MAX GROUP SIZE 16

Discover Northern Brazil

Rio de Janeiro

Foz do Iguacu Iguazu Falls

A R G E N TIN A

B R A ZIL

Estancia Stay

TRIP STYLE Basix PHYSICAL

Colonia

Party down with the locals and experience the beating heart of Rio

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Sip yerba mate and rub shoulders with the locals in Colonia

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners TRANSPORT Plane, overnight bus, ferry, local bus

PHYSICAL

Take a drive on the wild side and ride buggies through the sand dunes of Jericoacoara

Relax in hammocks that hang over crystal clear lagoons

1

Colonia, Uruguay (hotel)

4

Estancia Stay, Uruguay (estancia, overnight bus)

2

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil (hotel) – Iguazu Falls

1

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (hotel)

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jun

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nov

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Place of interest

Fortaleza (hotel)

2

Jericoacoara (hotel)

1

Parnaiba Delta (hotel)

MEALS 6 breakfasts

1

Atins (hotel)

1

Barreirinhas (hotel) – Lencois Maranhenses NP

TRANSPORT Private vehicle, buggy, boat

1

Sao Luis (hotel) FINISH Sao Luis, Brazil

1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

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START Fortaleza, Brazil 1

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (7 nts)

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

Overnight stop

ITINERARY

INCLUSIONS 

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

Start/Finish

KEY:

Cruise through the estuaries of the Parnaiba Delta

Buenos Aires, Argentina (hotel)

mar

Fortaleza

BRAZIL

1

feb

Jericoacoara Parnaiba Delta

TRIP STYLE Original

Visit the only desert on the planet with its own freshwater lakes

1  

Mangue Seco

Atins Barreirinhas

START Buenos Aires, Argentina

FINISH Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

jan

GGSO

Sao Luis

Feel the rhythm of the reggae scene that captivates Sao Luis

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ITINERARY

Marvel at both sides of the cascading Iguazu Falls

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (5 nts), estancia stay (3 nts), overnight bus (1 nt)

Start/Finish

KEY:

Brazil

TRIP CODE

Lencois Maranhenses NP

WHY you’ll love it

Soak up the European and Latin charms of Buenos Aires Harness your inner gaucho on a three-day estancia stay in Uruguay

DESTINATION

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

U R U G U AY

Buenos Aires

WHY you’ll love it

BRAZIL

ARGENTINA, BRAZIL, URUGUAY

Rio Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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BRAZIL

BRAZIL

Capoeira dancers, Salvador, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

8 DAYS

6 DAYS

Northern Brazil: National Parks & Beaches

Rio Carnival Experience

DESTINATION

Brazil

TRIP CODE

GGSN

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

Chapada Diamantina NP

B RA Z IL

Lencois

Salvador Morro de Sao Paulo

TRIP STYLE Original

GGSR

TRIP STYLE Original

Rio de Janeiro

PHYSICAL

WHY you’ll love it Experience the pulsating energy of Rio de Janeiro's Carnival

WHY you’ll love it

Start/Finish

KEY:

Traverse the trails of Chapada Diamantina National Park with your expert guide

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

1

Salvador (hotel)

Experience the contrasts of Salvador on a panoramic city tour

2

Morro de Sao Paulo (hotel)

3

Lencois (hotel) – Chapada Diamantina NP

1

Salvador (hotel)

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 5 breakfasts, 1 dinner

FINISH Salvador, Brazil 1  

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

ITINERARY START Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

See famous Rio sites, including the mighty Christ the Redeemer

Master the martial art of capoeira – a Brazilian tradition

Start/Finish

KEY:

Practise your steps at a local samba club

START Salvador, Brazil

INCLUSIONS 

Watch the salsa floats in the Sambadrome parade Dress up and attend a traditional bloco – a street party like no other

ITINERARY

Unwind on the palm-fringed beaches of Morro de Sao Paulo

TRANSPORT Private vehicle, high speed catamaran, public bus

Brazil

TRIP CODE

MAX GROUP SIZE 16

PHYSICAL

MEALS 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches

DESTINATION

BRAZIL

5

Rio de Janeiro FINISH Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

TRANSPORT Private bus, metro

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (5 nts )

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (7 nts)

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ARGENTINA, CHILE

BRAZIL

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Mount Fitz Roy, Argentina

8 DAYS

15 DAYS

Best of Brazil

Patagonia Wilderness

DESTINATION

Brazil

TRIP CODE

GGBR

MAX GROUP SIZE 16

B R A ZIL TRIP STYLE Basix PHYSICAL Rio de Janeiro

WHY you’ll love it

Ilha Grande

Paraty

Argentina, Chile

TRIP CODE

GPTU

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

Practice your samba on the streets of Rio's Lapa neighbourhood

Buenos Aires

CHILE El Chalten/ Glacier NP

TRIP STYLE Original

Torres del Paine NP

Perito Moreno Glacier

PHYSICAL

Ushuaia

Puerto Natales

Trek the stark Patagonian wilderness through Argentina and Chile

Party down with the locals in the streets of colonial Paraty Learn about the treacherous pirate history of Ilha Grande

Start/Finish

KEY:

Explore Brazil's rainforests, blue lagoons and splendid beaches

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

TRANSPORT Private vehicle, boat, ferry, van, public bus, taxi

1

Rio de Janeiro (hotel)

2

Paraty (hotel)

3

Ilha Grande (hotel)

1

Rio de Janeiro (hotel)

1  

Buenos Aires, Argentina (hotel)

4

El Chalten, Argentina (hotel)

1

El Calafate, Argentina (hotel) – Perito Moreno Glacier

MEALS 14 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

3

Torres del Paine NP, Chile (camping)

TRANSPORT Plane, private vehicle, boat, local bus

1

Puerto Natales, Argentina (hotel)

3

Ushuaia, Argentina (hotel)

1

Buenos Aires, Argentina (hotel) FINISH Buenos Aires, Argentina

1  

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

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Route/Transport type

1

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (11 nts), camping with basic facilities (3 nts)

DEPARTURE DATES

Place of interest

START Buenos Aires, Argentina

INCLUSIONS 

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

Overnight stop

ITINERARY

Wander the cosmopolitan streets of vibrant Buenos Aires

FINISH Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Start/Finish

KEY:

Visit Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city

START Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

MEALS 4 breakfasts

Explore the lakes and waterfalls of Torres del Paine National Park Spot wildlife playing in the Beagle Channel

ITINERARY

INCLUSIONS 

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El Calafate Santiago

WHY you’ll love it

See Rio icons, such as Ipanema Beach and Sugarloaf Mountain

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (7 nts)

DESTINATIONS

ARGENTINA

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

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14 DAYS

Patagonia Discovery DESTINATIONS

Argentina, Chile

TRIP CODE

GGSJ

A R GE NT I NA Buenos Aires

Pucon San Carlos de Bariloche

CHILE

El Calafate Perito Moreno Glacier

TRIP STYLE Basix PHYSICAL

El Chalten

WHY you’ll love it Enjoy an action-packed active adventure in Patagonia See the blue-hued natural wonder of the Perito Moreno Glacier

Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina

DESTINATIONS

Argentina, Chile

TRIP CODE

GPTV

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

Santiago

13 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

ARGENTINA

TRANSPORT

Buenos Aires

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

FINISH Buenos Aires, Argentina

DEPARTURE DATES

Plane, local bus

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

ACCOMMODATION

Hotel (10 nts), mountain refuge (2 nts), overnight bus (1 nt)

TRIP STYLE Original PHYSICAL

Go wild in the adventure-fuelled lakeside town of Puerto Natales Trek past granite pillars, sparkling lakes and gushing waterfalls Start/Finish

KEY:

Finish in Buenos Aires, Argentina's colourful and sultry capital

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

ITINERARY

INCLUSIONS 

1

START Santiago, Chile

DESTINATION

Argentina

Santiago, Chile (hotel)

TRIP CODE

GGCB

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

TRIP STYLE Original

TRANSPORT Plane, private vehicle, boat, local bus

4

Torres del Paine NP, Chile (camping)

2

El Calafate, Argentina (hotel) – Perito Moreno Glacier

1

Buenos Aires, Argentina (hotel)

Hike through the incredible untouched wilderness of Patagonia

FINISH Buenos Aires, Argentina

Cap off the adventure by practising your tango in Buenos Aires

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 7 breakfasts

DEPARTURE DATES

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

mar

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WHY you’ll love it

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

feb

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nov

dec

Buenos Aires

Fitz Roy

PHYSICAL

Puerto Natales, Chile (hotel) – Punta Arenas

jan

apr

ARGENTINA

1

1  

mar

Highlights of Patagonia

MEALS 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (5 nts), camping with basic facilities (4 nts)

feb

8 DAYS

Torres del Paine NP Puerto Natales

Experience the big-city pulse of soulful Santiago

Explore the end of the continent in Torres del Paine National Park

jan

El Calafate Perito Moreno Glacier

CHILE

WHY you’ll love it

Selected dates Enter GPTV on intrepidtravel.com for exact dates.

Overnight stop

START Santiago, Chile

MEALS

Trek Patagonia

Start/Finish

ITINERARY

INCLUSIONS 

10 DAYS

KEY:

KEY:

Start/Finish

El Calafate

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

ITINERARY START Buenos Aires, Argentina  

TRANSPORT Plane, private vehicle

FINISH Buenos Aires, Argentina

DEPARTURE DATES

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

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ARGENTINA, CHILE

ARGENTINA, CHILE

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

Santiago


Tayrona National Park, Colombia

9 DAYS

10 DAYS

Cafe Colombia DESTINATION

Colombia

TRIP CODE

GGSS

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

Explore Colombia

Cartagena

DESTINATION

Colombia

TRIP STYLE Original

TRIP CODE

GGSC

PHYSICAL

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

C O L O M B IA

Medellin Coffee Estancia

WHY you’ll love it

TRIP STYLE Original Barichara

Wander past the floral balconies of World Heritage-listed Cartagena Explore the perfect beaches and lush jungle of Tayrona National Park

Stay on a traditional estancia deep in Colombia's coffee country

Admire the colonial-era architecture of Barichara Start/Finish

KEY:

See Cartagena's Caribbean splendour and old-world charm

Overnight stop

Place of interest

ITINERARY

1

Bogota (hotel)

MEALS 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

1

Salento (hotel)

TRANSPORT Plane, private vehicle, local bus

2

Coffee Estancia (estancia)

3

Medellin (hotel)

1

Cartagena (hotel)

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (6 nts), coffee estancia (2 nts)

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

jan

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mar

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apr

may

jun

jul

aug

sep

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Place of interest

2

Cartagena (hotel)

2

Guachaca (posada) – Tayrona NP

2

Barichara (hotel)

3

Bogota (hotel) FINISH Bogota, Colombia

1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

DEPARTURE DATES Selected dates Enter GGSC on intrepidtravel.com for exact dates.

Route/Transport type

START Cartagena, Colombia

TRANSPORT Plane, private vehicle, local bus

DEPARTURE DATES

Overnight stop

ITINERARY

MEALS 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

Start/Finish

KEY:

INCLUSIONS 

FINISH Cartagena, Colombia 1  

Experience Colombia’s constrasting landscapes under the guidance of your expert leader

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (7 nts), posada (2 nts)

COLOMBIA

Bogota

See the sprawling Bogota from the top of Cerro de Monserrate

START Bogota, Colombia

INCLUSIONS 

Selected dates Enter GGSS on intrepidtravel.com for exact dates.

Route/Transport type

Tayrona NP

PHYSICAL

Embark on a spectacular guided hike through the Cocora Valley

Explore the vibrant Medellin, with nightlife and world-class cuisine

Guachaca

Cartagena

WHY you’ll love it

Bogota

Salento

Discover galleries and tour the Paloquemao market in Bogota

COLOMBIA

COLOMBIA

Cocora Valley, Colombia

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Short Break Adventures

Ecuador Amazon Jungle ECUADOR

Haven’t quite got your fill of South America? We hear you. Delve a little deeper into the places that make

PERU

this great continent so incredible with one of these short trips that complement your adventure. See intrepidtravel.com/short-breaks for more information.

BRAZIL

Lima Machu Picchu

Peru Amazon Jungle Bolivia Amazon Jungle Lake Titicaca BOLIVIA

Salt Flats

Rio de Janeiro Iguazu Falls

PERU

ECUADOR

ARGENTINA

Machu Picchu by Train Short Break

Ecuador: Amazon Jungle Sacha Lodge Short Break

Iguazu Falls Short Break

Peru: Amazon Jungle Short Break

4 DAYS | GGHL4

Perito Moreno Glacier Short Break

4 days | GGHA-C

Ecuador: Amazon Jungle Short Break

3 DAYS | GPHC-O

3 DAYS | GGHT-O

Inca Trail Extension 6 DAYS | GGHC-O

4 DAYS | GGHO-O

2 DAYS | GGHF-O

Buenos Aires Stopover

BOLIVIA

CHILE

6 DAYS | GGHK-O

Bolivia: Amazon Jungle Short Break

Santiago Stopover

Lake Titicaca Homestay

5 DAYS | GGAB-O

2 DAYS | GGHW-B

Bolivian Salt Flats & Andean Desert Short Break 6 DAYS | GGAD-O

Buenos Aires

ARGENTINA

3 DAYS | GGHB-O

Inca Quarry Trail to Machu Picchu Extension

BRAZIL

Santiago

4 h 30 min flight from Santiago

CHILE

Hanga Roa EASTER ISLAND (RAPA NUI)

3 DAYS | GGHU-O

Easter Island (Rapa Nui) Short Break 4 DAYS | GGHE-O

Rio de Janeiro Stopover

Perito Moreno Glacier

3 DAYS | GGHM-O

Our Top Picks MACHU PICCHU

SALT FLATS & DESERT

THE AMAZON JUNGLE

RIO DE JANEIRO

IGUAZU FALLS

EASTER ISLAND (RAPA NUI)

Travel along the historic Inca Trail and be

Action-packed and otherworldly, the Bolivian

Discover the secrets of the exotic Amazon. Take

Get under the skin of this bustling metropolis.

Visit both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides

Journey to enigmatic Easter Island and be forever

rewarded with spectacular vistas. From Cusco,

Salt Flats & Andean Desert Short Break offers

guided walks to learn about the abundant plant

Laze on Copacabana Beach, stand in the shadow

of Iguazu on this short tour that provides

changed by the remote beauty and fascinating

walk along lush pathways, through cloud forest,

a double dose of surreal. Snap photos at the

and animal life that call this lush environment

of the statue of Christ the Redeemer and enjoy

opportunities to see both panoramic views and

folklore. View remnants of the past at ancient

over mountain passes and past ruins, ending in

world’s largest salt flats, then hit the volcanoes

the enigmatic Machu Picchu.

and lagoons of the Atacama Desert.

home and experience the thrill of sleeping in

a local barbecue before checking out Rio’s other

an adrenaline-filled, close-up glimpse of these

ceremonial sites and villages, as well as rock art

secluded spots deep in the jungle.

iconic attraction – the nightlife.

spectacular falls.

depicting strange deities.

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antarctica ANTARCTICA

When you’re travelling to the furthest reaches of the earth, you want a vessel and crew that are fully equipped to make sure it’s the journey of a lifetime. When you travel on our custom expedition vessel the Ocean Endeavour, you get all the amenities of a comfortable hotel – like a spa, pool and library – plus a crew of onboard experts. You can find one of our favourite Ocean Endeavour-based expeditions opposite. Find our full range of polar voyages and detailed ship information at intrepidtravel.com/polar.

Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica

11 DAYS

Best of Antarctica TRIP CODE

GQMDE

MAX GROUP SIZE 200

A R GE N TI N A

TRIP STYLE Comfort

Deception Island

C

Antarctica, Argentina

South Shetland Islands

Ant arc tic

DESTINATIONS

Atlantic Ocean

Ushuaia

PHYSICAL

39” 33’ ° 66 le irc

Weddell Sea

Drake Passage

WHY you’ll love it Be guided by experienced leaders – experts in marine biology, glaciology and Antarctic history

Anvers Island

Antarctic Peninsula

Adelaide Island

ANTARCT I CA

Customise your trip with a wide range of optional activities Feel special on the Ocean Endeavour, with an expedition crew member for every 8 passengers Rest assured that your Antarctica expedition is carbon offset

MEALS 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners TRANSPORT Ocean Endeavour, Zodiac

Cold & dry 0-15ºC Cold & wet 0-15ºC Below freezing -0ºC

Selected dates Enter GQMDE on intrepidtravel.com for exact dates.

Route/Transport type

1

Ushuaia, Argentina (hotel)

1

Ushuaia, Argentina – Embarkation Day (expedition cruise ship)

2

Drake Passage (expedition cruise ship)

4

Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (expedition cruise ship)

2

At Sea (expedition cruise ship) FINISH Ushuaia, Argentina

1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

DEPARTURE DATES

WEATHER Ushuaia Antarctic Peninsula

Place of interest

START Ushuaia, Argentina

INCLUSIONS 

Expedition cruise ship (10 nts), hotel (1 nt)

Overnight stop

ITINERARY

Choose to explore the water by kayak, take a refreshing polar plunge or camp overnight like a true explorer

ACCOMMODATION

Start/Finish

KEY:

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

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Central america

Havana

Santa Clara Trinidad

Vinales Chichen Itza

It may be smaller than its neighbours, but Central America packs a serious punch, that spans from the Caribbean to the Pacific. Whether it’s the tastes of Mexico, the contrasts of Cuba, Guatemala’s ancient cities and volcanoes or Costa Rica’s incredible biodiversity – the history, culture and beauty of the region is all-encompassing.

Merida

MEXICO

Mexico City

Oaxaca

Tulum QV R A

Tikal NP

San Cristobal de las Casas

San Ignacio Rio Dulce HONDURAS Copan Suchitoto San Miguel

BELIZE

GUATEMALA

Chichicastenango San Jorge La Laguna Homestay Panajachel Lake Atitlan

CUBA

Bay of Pigs

Caye Caulker

San Juan Chamula

QVRM

Playa del Carmen

Palenque

Puebla

Q UR A

Antigua EL SALVADOR

NICARAGUA

El Cuco Leon

Granada Ometepe Island

QV R J

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

La Fortuna

Bocas del Toro

Monteverde San Jose COSTA RICA

BASIX Combo Trips

PANAMA

Boquete

Panama City QVRC

Santa Catalina

TURN THESE TRIPS… QV R M

QV R A

Mexico Unplugged 15 days, see page 90

QV R J

Maya Encounter 17 days, see page 91

QV RC

Central American Journey 17 days, see page 98

Costa Rica & Panama Discovery 13 days, see page 107

QU R A

Cuba on a Shoestring 8 days, see page 83

…INTO A COMBO TRIP QVRM + QV R A = QVRYC QVRM + QV R A + QV R J = QVR ZC QVRM + QV R A + QV R J + QV RC = QVRRC

WEATHER Mexico City Belize City San Jose Panama City Havana Playa del Carmen Antigua Kingston

Monsoon 25-35ºC Hot & dry 25-35ºC Hot & wet 25-35ºC Pleasantly warm 20-30ºC Warm & wet 20-25ºC Cool 15-20ºC

Central America Encompassed  31 days, Mexico City to Antigua. Central America Explorer  47 days, Mexico City to San Jose. Ultimate Central America  59 days, Mexico City to Panama City.

QVRM + Q U R A = QVBAC

Discover Mexico & Cuba  22 days, Mexico City to Havana.

QV R A + QV R J = QVR XC

Central American Adventure  33 days, Playa del Carmen to San Jose.

QV R A + QV R J + QV RC = QVRQC QV R J + QV RC = QVRPC

Best of Central America  45 days, Playa del Carmen to Panama City. Amazing Central America  29 days, Antigua to Panama City.

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QUSH

Havana QUSL

Playa del Carmen

Vinales Las Terrazas

QVSJ

MEXICO

Palenque San Cristobal de las Casas San Juan Chamula

San Ignacio

COSTA RICA

Santa Rosa de Pocosol Homestay

QVXA

COSTA RICA

Monteverde San Jose

QVSS

Savegre River Trek Manuel Antonio Quepos Drake Bay

Boquete

Drake Bay

Tortuguero NP

QVK D

Panama City

San Gerardo de Dota

ORIGINAL Combo Trips

QVSB

QVSJ

QVXA

Izamal

Playa del Carmen

QVX B

Mexico & Guatemala Highlights 11 days, see page 93

QVS S

Costa Rica: Raft, Surf & Kayak 8 days, see page 104

QBSP

CUBA

Oaxaca

San Cristobal de las Casas

Mitla

PANAMA

ECUADOR

San Juan Chamula

Corcovado

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

MEXICO

Manzanillo

PE

Pacuare River San Gerardo de Dota Uvita QVXB Corcovado

COSTA RICA

San Jose

Guatemala to Mexico 12 days, see page 92

Cienfuegos

Palenque

Manuel Antonio

TURN THESE TRIPS…

Merida

Trinidad

Bay of Pigs

Chichen Itza

QBSP

Antigua

La Fortuna

Santa Clara

Teotihuacan San Jose

Lake Atitlan

Q UK A

Vinales

Mexico City

Rio Dulce Livingston

GUATEMALA

Havana

Santiago de Cuba

Bacalar

BELIZE

Soroa

CUBA

Trinidad Camaguey

Tikal

Panajachel

Cienfuegos

Tulum

QVSB

Flores

Baracoa

Bay of Pigs

Merida Chichen Itza

QUSHR

Santa Clara

Soroa

Costa Rica: Hike, Raft & Zipline 11 days, see page 105

Costa Rica Experience 9 days, see page 103

QUSHR

Costa Rica to Panama 8 days, see page 108

QUSH

QUSL

COMFORT Combo Trips

Best of Cuba 15 days, see page 79

Best of Cuba Westbound

Drake Bay

San Gerado de Dota QBKR

Corcovado

15 days, see page 79

TURN THESE TRIPS…

Western Cuba 6 days, see page 82

QV KD

Best of Mexico 15 days, see page 86

QBKR

Best of Costa Rica 8 days, see page 106

QU K A

Beautiful Cuba 8 days, see page 81

…INTO A COMBO TRIP QVSB + QVSJ

= QVSKC

Maya Adventure  22 days, Antigua to Antigua.

…INTO A COMBO TRIP

QV XA + QVXB = QV X AC

Costa Rica: Raft, Surf, Kayak & Hike  18 days, San Jose to San Jose.

QUSH + QUSL = QUSZC

Grand Cuba  20 days, Havana to Havana.

QVK D + Q U K A = QVKGC

Best of Mexico & Cuba  22 days, Mexico City to Havana.

QVSS + QBSP = QBSPC

Costa Rica & Panama Experience  16 days, San Jose to Panama City.

QVK D + Q B K R = QBKPC

Best of Mexico & Costa Rica  22 days, Mexico City to San Jose.

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15 DAYS

Best of Cuba DESTINATION

Havana

Cuba

MAX GROUP SIZE 16

Baracoa

Santa Clara

TRIP CODE QUSH TRIP STYLE Original

Bay of Pigs Cienfuegos

PHYSICAL

Trinidad

CUBA Camaguey

From the streets of Havana to the shores of the Caribbean,

Santiago de Cuba

relive the fascinating colonial history and experience the rich

CUBA

heritage of music and dance that Cuba is renowned for. Dive into the marine world and history of the Bay of Pigs, prepare to discover Baracoa’s mountainous surrounds

Overnight stop

Place of interest

START Havana, Cuba

plenty of rum and rumba in between, this adventure will take you into the heart of all things Cuban.

WHY you’ll love it

2

Havana (standard guesthouse)

1

Cienfuegos (standard guesthouse) – Bay of Pigs

3

Trinidad (standard guesthouse) – Santa Clara

2

Camaguey (standard guesthouse)

Experience the old-world charm of Cuba’s vivacious capital, Havana

2

Santiago de Cuba (standard guesthouse)

Take a bicycle-taxi tour of the colonial city, Camaguey, and enjoy a rum tasting

3

Baracoa (standard guesthouse)

1

Havana (standard guesthouse)

Spend two free days exploring and salsa dancing in Trinidad See the historic sights of Santiago de Cuba on an included tour, visiting El Morro Castle, Mocanda Barracks and more Pay your respects to the famous revolutionary, Che Guevara

Route/Transport type

ITINERARY

adventure. From historic cars to fragrant cigars, and with

1

Start/Finish

KEY:

and admire Trinidad’s unrivalled ambience on this 2-week

FINISH Havana, Cuba 1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

* This trip is available in reverse – enter QUSHR on our website

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch

Loving the look of Cuba, but this trip doesn’t fit your schedule? Lose yourself in this Caribbean hotspot where there’s a trip for everyone.

TRANSPORT Plane, private vehicle, taxi 2

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE 

ACCOMMODATION Standard guesthouse (14 nts)

Grand Cuba – 20 days (QUSZC) Cuba Explorer – 10 days (QUSN)

3

Visit intrepidtravel.com/cuba for more options. 1. Explore the faded glory of Havana’s classic architecture on a walking tour through the vieja – the historic centre of town. 2. Take some time to explore Havana at your own pace, perhaps stopping to listen and talk to one of the city’s many buskers. 3. Drive from coast to city through Cuba’s colourful countryside. 4. Visit the final resting place of Che Guevara at the revolutionary’s mausoleum in Santa Clara.

DEPARTURE DATES 4

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CUBA

CUBA

Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

Vinales, Cuba

Santa Clara

Havana

8 DAYS

Cuba Explorer

Beautiful Cuba Havana

DESTINATION

Cuba

TRIP CODE

QUSN

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

Santa Clara

CUBA

TRIP STYLE Original PHYSICAL

Trinidad

WHY you’ll love it

DESTINATION

Cuba

TRIP CODE

QUKA

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

Camaguey

Vinales Bay of Pigs Cienfuegos

Trinidad

TRIP STYLE Comfort PHYSICAL Start/Finish

KEY:

WHY you’ll love it

Santiago de Cuba

CUBA

Soroa

10 DAYS

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

ITINERARY

Take a leader-led walking tour of the charming Old Havana

Learn about the Cuban way of life with a walking tour of Old Havana

Loll about on an unspoilt beach with two free days in Trinidad

Stroll through a tobacco farm and enjoy a farm-to-table dinner at an eco-farm in rural Vinales

1

Havana (premium guesthouse)

Swim in crystal waters and learn the history behind the Bay of Pigs

2

Vinales (premium guesthouse) – Soroa

Pay respects to Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara at his Mausoleum

1

Cienfuegos (premium guesthouse) – Bay of Pigs

Practise some traditional dance moves with a salsa lesson

2

Trinidad (premium guesthouse)

1

Havana (premium guesthouse) – Santa Clara

Mix things up with a bicycle-taxi tour of colourful Camaguey Sultry Santiago de Cuba is a great place to practise your salsa

Start/Finish

KEY:

Visit Santa Clara, the final resting place of revolutionary Che Guevara

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

ITINERARY

START Havana, Cuba

START Havana, Cuba

INCLUSIONS 

INCLUSIONS 

2

Havana (standard guesthouse)

MEALS 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

1

Camaguey (standard guesthouse) – Santa Clara

TRANSPORT Private vehicle

2

Santiago de Cuba (standard guesthouse)

1

Camaguey (standard guesthouse)

2

Trinidad (standard guesthouse)

1

Havana (standard guesthouse)

ACCOMMODATION Standard guesthouse (9 nts)

MEALS 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners

FINISH Havana, Cuba 1  

TRANSPORT Private vehicle

ACCOMMODATION Premium guesthouse (7 nts)

Best of Mexico & Cuba – 22 days (QVKGC)

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

Visit intrepidtravel.com/central-america for more options.

DEPARTURE DATES Selected Thursdays Enter QUSN on intrepidtravel.com for exact dates.

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

jan

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE 

Want to experience more of Central America? Add Mexico!

FINISH Havana, Cuba 1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

feb

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DEPARTURE DATES Selected Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays Enter QUKA on intrepidtravel.com for exact dates.

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CUBA

CUBA

Vinales, Cuba

Havana, Cuba

Havana

6 DAYS

8 DAYS

Western Cuba

Cuba on a Shoestring

Havana

DESTINATION

Cuba

TRIP CODE

QUSL

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

Las Terrazas

TRIP STYLE Original

CUBA

WHY you’ll love it

DESTINATION

Cuba

TRIP CODE

QURA

MAX GROUP SIZE 16

Experience Havana's colonial charm, history and vibrant nightlife

TRIP STYLE Basix

KEY:

Make like Castro and roll a cigar with a tobacco farmer during a walking tour through a traditional farm

ITINERARY

Start/Finish

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 3 breakfasts TRANSPORT Private vehicle

1

Soroa (standard guesthouse)

2

Vinales (standard guesthouse) – Las Terrazas

1

Havana (standard guesthouse)

INCLUSIONS 

1

Havana (standard guesthouse)

2

Vinales (standard guesthouse)

2

Trinidad (standard guesthouse) – Bay of Pigs

1

Havana (standard guesthouse)

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

Route/Transport type

FINISH Havana, Cuba 1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

MEALS 3 breakfasts

FINISH Havana, Cuba 1  

Venture to Vinales for a taste of small-town charm

Wander past cowboys and farmers on the cobblestones of Trinidad

Havana (standard guesthouse)

Place of interest

START Havana, Cuba

Learn the lingo with an informal Spanish lesson

1

Overnight stop

ITINERARY

Pay your respects at the mausoleum of Che Guevara

START Havana, Cuba

Start/Finish

KEY:

PHYSICAL

Be swept away by the eclectic history of Cuba’s capital, Havana

Dance your heart out with a relaxed group salsa lesson Learn the secrets of Cuban herbs at a government-run natural medicine facility

Trinidad Bay of Pigs

WHY you’ll love it

Wander the streets of the unusual Jaimanitas neighbourhood

ACCOMMODATION Standard guesthouse (5 nts)

Vinales

Soroa

Vinales

PHYSICAL

Santa Clara

CUBA

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE 

TRANSPORT Private vehicle

Combine your Cuban getaway with a trip to Mexico for a Latin American odyssey from Mexico City to Havana.

ACCOMMODATION Standard guesthouse (7 nts)

Discover Mexico & Cuba - 22 days (QVBAC) Visit intrepidtravel.com/central-america for more options.

DEPARTURE DATES Selected Sundays & Thursdays Enter QUSL on intrepidtravel.com for exact dates.

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

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DEPARTURE DATES Selected Saturdays & Tuesdays Enter QURA on intrepidtravel.com for exact dates.

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

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Yumuri Valley Havana

Matanzas Varadero

Cayo Jutias

CUBA

Vinales

Trinidad

Bay of Pigs Consolacion del Sur

Cienfuegos

Cycling in Cuba

JAMAICA

Soroa Las Terrazas

Santa Clara

CUBA

Negril, Jamaica

14 DAYS

7 DAYS

Cycle Cuba DESTINATION

Cuba

TRIP CODE

QBXCC

MAX GROUP SIZE 16

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

ITINERARY

TRIP STYLE Original

WHY you’ll love it Ride past faded colonial buildings, sleek vintage cars and dramatic limestone karsts – you’ll see Cuba has it all! Cycle through the lush valley of Soroa, known as Cuba's Rainbow Take a walking tour of historical Old Havana Indulge in some sun, sand and sea on the beaches of Varadero Learn how to roll a cigar with a local tobacco farmer in Vinales

Dunn’s River Falls

DESTINATION

Jamaica

Havana (standard guesthouse)

TRIP CODE

QJSA

2

Soroa (standard guesthouse) – Las Terrazas

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

2

Vinales (standard guesthouse) – Cayo Jutias Beach

2

Havana (standard guesthouse)

1

Cienfuegos (standard guesthouse) – Bay of Pigs

1

Trinidad (standard guesthouse)

1

Santa Clara (standard guesthouse)

2

Varadero (standard guesthouse)

See the cascading Dunn’s River Falls in Ochos Rios on your way to Kingston

1

Havana (standard guesthouse)

Enjoy a home-cooked meal and interact with the locals

FINISH Havana, Cuba

Witness a natural phenomenon on an optional visit to the Glistening Waters Luminous Lagoon

1  

Montego Bay

TRIP STYLE Original Negril

PHYSICAL

Appreciate Jamaica's musical history on a Bob Marley museum visit

TRANSPORT Private vehicle, public bus, taxi

Limited time? Try this trip in just one direction.

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (6 nts)

Cycle Cuba: West – 7 days (QBXC) Cycle Cuba: East – 8 days (QBXE)

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

ITINERARY START Montego Bay, Jamaica

MEALS 4 breakfasts, 1 dinner

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE 

Start/Finish

KEY:

INCLUSIONS   

Blue Mountains Kingston

Put your newly learned patois to use on an included tour of an indigenous Rastafarian village

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

TRANSPORT Bicycle, support vehicle (bus)

J A MAICA

WHY you’ll love it

MEALS 12 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 3 dinners

ACCOMMODATION Standard guesthouse (13 nts)

Best of Jamaica

START Havana, Cuba 1

PHYSICAL

INCLUSIONS 

Start/Finish

KEY:

1

Montego Bay (hotel)

2

Blue Mountains (hotel) – Dunn’s River Falls, Kingston

2

Negril (hotel)

1

Montego Bay (hotel) FINISH Montego Bay, Jamaica

1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

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Bacalar, Mexico

15 DAYS

8 DAYS

Best of Mexico DESTINATION

Mexico

TRIP CODE

QVKD

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

TRIP STYLE Comfort

Yucatan Peninsula Adventure

Chichen Izamal Itza Merida Playa del Carmen

Mexico City Teotihuacan

PHYSICAL

M E X IC O

WHY you’ll love it

Oaxaca

Experience the magnificent archaeological complex of Teotihuacan

Palenque

San Cristobal San Juan de las Casas Chamula

Mitla

DESTINATION

Mexico

TRIP CODE

QBSY

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

Playa del Carmen

Merida

Chichen Itza

Tulum

Bacalar

TRIP STYLE Original PHYSICAL

Calakmul Homestay

ME X I C O

WHY you’ll love it

Compare the street-food scene in Mexico City to regional Oaxaca

Discover the lost Maya city of Chichen Itza

Hike through lush jungle in Palenque, passing hidden Maya ruins Wander the cobblestone streets and admire the Spanish colonial architecture of San Cristobal de las Casas

Start/Finish

KEY:

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

ITINERARY

Witness the thundering beauty of Agua Azul Waterfalls

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner TRANSPORT Plane, private vehicle ACCOMMODATION Hotel (14 nts)

KEY:

Sip margaritas and try local specialities in vibrant Merida

ITINERARY

Relax by the myriad hues of Bacalar’s lake of seven colours

2

Mexico City (hotel) – Teotihuacan

Choose to dip your toe in the deep blue cenotes near Tulum

3

Oaxaca (hotel) – Mitla

3

San Cristobal de las Casas (hotel) – San Juan Chamula

1

Palenque (hotel) – Agua Azul Waterfalls

2

Merida (hotel) – Palenque Ruins

1

Izamal (hotel)

2

Playa del Carmen (hotel) – Chichen Itza

1  

MEALS 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (6 nts), homestay (1 nt)

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

START Playa del Carmen, Mexico

INCLUSIONS  TRANSPORT Private vehicle, public bus, taxi

Start/Finish

1

Playa del Carmen (hotel)

2

Merida (hotel) – Chichen Itza

1

Calakmul (homestay) – Calakmul Ruins

2

Bacalar (hotel)

1

Tulum (hotel) FINISH Tulum, Mexico

1  

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Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

DEPARTURE DATES

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jan

Explore the Maya ruins at Calakmul and laugh with the locals during your homestay

START Mexico City, Mexico

FINISH Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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MEXICO

MEXICO

Izamal, Mexico

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5 DAYS

Mexico City: Day of the Dead

Mexico City

DESTINATION

Mexico

TRIP CODE

QVSO/QVKC

TRIP STYLE

Original/Comfort

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

MEXICO

PHYSICAL

Help to create a traditional Day of the Dead altar in Mexico City

Oaxaca, Mexico

Go behind the scenes on a tour of Mexico City’s historic centre

KEY:

Mexico City to Oaxaca DESTINATION

Mexico

TRIP CODE

QBSI

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

Cacalomacan

TRIP STYLE Original PHYSICAL

Oaxaca

Mitla

M E X IC O

Watch the rolling hills during a Spanish lesson en route to Puebla

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

ITINERARY

Tour the ruins of Mitla, once thought of as a gateway to the afterlife Sip on smoky mezcal during a factory tour

INCLUSIONS  TRANSPORT Private vehicle, metro, taxi

Start/Finish

KEY:

jan

Mexico Real Food Adventure

START Mexico City, Mexico

DESTINATION

Mexico

2

Mexico City (hotel)

TRIP CODE

QVZA

2

Puebla (hotel) – Cacalomacan

3

Oaxaca (hotel) – Mitla

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

DEPARTURE DATES

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Mexico City Puebla

MEXICO

PHYSICAL

MEALS 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners

mar

jun

Oaxaca Huatulco

Take a guided ‘taco crawl’ through Mexico City’s bustling markets

feb

may

TRIP STYLE Original

INCLUSIONS 

jan

apr

Discover the flavours of Oaxaca: mole, mezcal and more

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (7 nights)

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mar

WHY you’ll love it

FINISH Oaxaca, Mexico 1  

feb

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

9 DAYS

Get crafty with a Mexican metal embossing workshop Enjoy a full day tour of Oaxaca, including a visit to a mezcal distillery

Route/Transport type

FINISH Mexico City, Mexico

DEPARTURE DATES

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (4 nts)

WHY you’ll love it

MEALS 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch

TRANSPORT Private vehicle, metro

Puebla

Place of interest

START Mexico City, Mexico

MEALS 4 breakfasts

Mexico City

Overnight stop

ITINERARY

INCLUSIONS 

8 DAYS

Start/Finish

jul

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KEY:

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Place of interest

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ITINERARY START Mexico City, Mexico  

TRANSPORT Private vehicle, local bus, boat, metro, taxi

FINISH Huatulco, Mexico

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MEXICO

MEXICO

WHY you’ll love it


Merida

MEXICO

Mexico City

Chichen Itza

Puebla

Oaxaca, Mexico

Tulum, Mexico

Agua Azul Waterfalls

Palenque

Oaxaca

15 DAYS

Mexico Unplugged Mexico

TRIP CODE

QVRM

MAX GROUP SIZE 16

Start/Finish

KEY:

Overnight stop

Place of interest

PHYSICAL

Tulum

Maya Encounter Route/Transport type

ITINERARY

TRIP STYLE Basix

Playa del Carmen

17 DAYS

San Cristobal de las Casas

San Juan Chamula

DESTINATION

BELIZE, GUATEMALA, MEXICO

Playa del Carmen

MEXICO

DESTINATIONS

Belize, Guatemala, Mexico

TRIP CODE

QVRA

MAX GROUP SIZE 16

START Mexico City, Mexico

M E X ICO

PHYSICAL

Mexico City (hotel)

2

Puebla (hotel)

Eat your way through Mexico City with an included ‘taco crawl’

3

Oaxaca (hotel, overnight bus)

Take the opportunity to see the Actun Tunichil Muknal caves

Visit the indigenous Maya village and church of San Juan Chamula

2

San Cristobal de las Casas (hotel) – San Juan Chamula

Enjoy time to relax or explore the shallow reefs in Caye Caulker

KEY:

Stop en route to Palenque and admire the Agua Azul Waterfalls

1

Palenque (hotel) – Palenque Ruins

Explore streets lined with colourful colonial buildings in Antigua

ITINERARY

Discover the Maya and Toltec ruins of Chichen Itza

3

Merida (hotel)

Share local meals and conversation with a homestay experience

Splash, relax and play on Playa del Carmen's white sandy beaches

1

Playa del Carmen (hotel) – Chichen Itza

Gaze up at the Tikal pyramids, and if that’s not enough, consider a visit to Tulum’s achaeological site

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 1 lunch

WHY you’ll love it

FINISH Playa del Carmen, Mexico 1  

TRANSPORT Private vehicle, public bus, local bus, overnight public bus, taxi

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (13 nts), overnight bus (1 nt)

Going crazy trying to decide which trip to take? This 47-day epic is perfect for travellers who want it all.

Central America Explorer – 47 days (QVRZC)

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Route/Transport type

2

Tulum, Mexico (hotel)

3

Caye Caulker, Belize (hotel)

2

San Ignacio, Belize (hotel)

1

Tikal NP, Guatemala (camping)

TRANSPORT Private vehicle, public bus, taxi, shared boat, ferry

2

Rio Dulce, Guatemala (multishare lodge)

1

Antigua, Guatemala (hotel)

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (12 nts), multishare lodge (2 nts), homestay (1 nt), camping with facilities (1 nt)

1

San Jorge La Laguna, Guatemala (homestay) –Chichicastenango

1

Panajachel, Guatemala (hotel) – Lake Atitlan

2

Antigua, Guatemala (hotel) FINISH Antigua, Guatemala

1  

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

jan

Place of interest

Playa del Carmen, Mexico (hotel)

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DEPARTURE DATES

Overnight stop

1

MEALS 1 breakfast, 1 dinner

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE 

Start/Finish

START Playa del Carmen, Mexico

INCLUSIONS 

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

BELIZE

Chichicastenango San Jorge La Rio Dulce Laguna Homestay GUATEMALA Lake Atitlan Antigua Panajachel

TRIP STYLE Basix

2

WHY you’ll love it

Caye Caulker

San Ignacio Tikal NP

nov

dec

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

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GUATEMALA, MEXICO

BELIZE, GUATEMALA, MEXICO

Playa del Carmen Merida

Chichen Itza

MEXICO Chichen Itza, Mexico

Cenote, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Palenque San Cristobal de las Casas

11 DAYS

12 DAYS

Guatemala to Mexico DESTINATIONS

Belize, Guatemala, Mexico

TRIP CODE

QVSB

MAX GROUP SIZE 16

MEXICO

Bacalar

San Ignacio Tikal BELIZE Flores Livingston

TRIP STYLE Original PHYSICAL

Rio Dulce

Antigua

GUATEMALA

WHY you’ll love it KEY:

Gaze at the towering granite temples and ancient ruins of Tikal

ITINERARY

Start/Finish

Overnight stop

Place of interest

2

Witness the crystal-clear lake of seven colours in Bacalar

Antigua, Guatemala (hotel)

Flores, Guatemala (hotel)

MEALS 9 breakfasts

2

San Ignacio, Guatemala (hotel) – Tikal

1

Bacalar, Mexico (hotel)

TRANSPORT Private vehicle, public bus, taxi, shared boat

2

Tulum, Mexico (hotel)

1

Playa del Carmen, Mexico (hotel)

mar

PHYSICAL

WHY you’ll love it

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jun

jul

1

Playa del Carmen, Mexico (hotel)

2

Merida, Mexico (hotel) – Chichen Itza

2

Palenque, Mexico (hotel) – Palenque Ruins

2

San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico (hotel) – San Juan Chamula

2

Panajachel, Guatemala (hotel) – Lake Atitlan

1

Antigua, Guatemala (hotel)

1  

oct

Maya Adventure - 22 days (QVSKC) Visit intrepidtravel.com/central-america for more options.

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (10 nts)

nov

dec

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE 

Looking to extend your time in Central America? Combine this with Guatemala to Mexico for the ultimate adventure

TRANSPORT Private vehicle, taxi, public bus

sep

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

MEALS 5 breakfasts

aug

Route/Transport type

FINISH Antigua, Guatemala

INCLUSIONS 

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

feb

Place of interest

Stroll through streets teeming with colonial architecture in Antigua

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

DEPARTURE DATES jan

TRIP STYLE Original

Discover the pristine Lake Atitlan, surrounded by towering volcanoes

FINISH Playa del Carmen, Mexico 1  

QVSJ

Panajachel

START Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Trace the lines of ancient history at the Palenque ruins

1

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (9 nts), lodge (2 nts)

TRIP CODE

Overnight stop

Antigua

ITINERARY

Explore incredible Maya ruins and pyramids at Chichen Itza

Rio Dulce, Guatemala (lodge) – Livingston

INCLUSIONS 

Guatemala, Mexico

Start/Finish

KEY:

Explore the highlands and visit an indigenous village in San Cristobal

2

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Route/Transport type

START Antigua, Guatemala

See San Ignacio's historical sites, and consider a caving adventure

DESTINATIONS

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

Tour by boat to the laidback, Afro-Caribbean town of Livingston Explore Flores: the tiny island town in the middle of Lago Peten Itza, and watch an authentic tortilla-making demonstration

San Juan Chamula Lake Atitlan

Mexico & Guatemala Highlights

Playa del Carmen Tulum

GUATEMALA

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MEXICO

Mexico City, Mexico

Janitzio Island Patzcuaro

12 DAYS

Morelia Tzintzuntzan

BELIZE

MEXICO

Guanajuato San Miguel de Allende Queretaro

San Ignacio, Belize

Teotihuacan Mexico City

8 DAYS

Central Mexico

Land of Belize

DESTINATION

Mexico

DESTINATION

Belize

TRIP CODE

QBSH

TRIP CODE

QVSE

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

START Mexico City, Mexico

WHY you’ll love it Explore the historic sights and delicious street food of Mexico City on a guided walking tour Stand at the foot of the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan Spend a day exploring the historic city of San Miguel de Allende Take a short boat ride to Janitzio Island: Mexico's butterfly island Head out on an optional day tour along the wine and cheese route or visit the Pena de Bernal monolith near Queretaro

MEALS 11 breakfasts

Overnight stop

ITINERARY

PHYSICAL

INCLUSIONS 

Start/Finish

KEY:

TRIP STYLE Original

Belize City Cahal Pech

WHY you’ll love it

Mexico City (hotel) – Teotihuacan

2

Queretaro (hotel)

Discover Cahal Pech – once a royal palace of a ruling Maya family

1

San Miguel de Allende (hotel)

Go bird watching in the lush Crooked Tree sanctuary

2

Guanajuato (hotel) – Janitzio Island

1

Patzcuaro (hotel) – Tzintzuntzan

Uncover the secrets of crystallised skeletons and crumbling palaces on an optional trip to the caves of Actun Tunichil Muknal

2

Morelia (hotel)

1

Mexico City (hotel)

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

ITINERARY START Belize City, Belize

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner

Start/Finish

KEY:

Choose your own activities to explore the Caribbean’s shallow reefs

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

TRANSPORT Private vehicle, taxi, public bus

BELIZE

San Ignacio

Laze on the sandy shores of picturesque Caye Caulker

FINISH Mexico City, Mexico

TRANSPORT Private vehicle, local bus, taxi, ferry

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE 

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (6 nts), lodge (1 nt)

Instead of finishing in Mexico City, why not let the good times roll and continue exploring Puebla and Oaxaca..

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (11 nts)

TRIP STYLE Original PHYSICAL

2

1  

Caye Caulker

Crooked Tree

1

Belize City (hotel)

1

Crooked Tree (lodge)

2

San Ignacio (hotel) – Cahal Pech

3

Caye Caulker (hotel) FINISH Belize City, Belize

1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

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NICARAGUA

EL SALVADOR

Suchitoto, El Salvador

Granada, Nicaragua

8 DAYS

9 DAYS

Best of El Salvador

Best of Nicaragua

DESTINATION

El Salvador

TRIP CODE

QBSE

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

Suchitoto

Ahuachapan

TRIP STYLE Original

Juayua El Tunco

PHYSICAL

San Salvador

QBSN

TRIP STYLE Original

Leon

PHYSICAL

Granada Ometepe Island

San Juan del Sur

Explore two of the oldest colonial towns in Central America – Granada and Leon

Enjoy the relaxed beachside vibe of El Tunco

Have plenty of free time to explore stunning Ometepe island

Drive along the memorable Ruta de las Flores (the Flower Route) and explore the bustling Juayua food market

Start/Finish

KEY:

Stroll the cultural capital Suchitoto's charming cobbled streets and take part in a traditional pupusa-making activity

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

ITINERARY

Discover surrounding natural beauty of Ahuachapan on a free day

Spend time at Los Ramos – an indigenous community

MEALS 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner TRANSPORT Private vehicle

2

Ahuachapan (hotel) – Juayua

2

Suchitoto (hotel)

2

El Tunco (hotel)

MEALS 4 breakfasts, 1 dinner TRANSPORT Private vehicle, public bus, taxi, ferry

FINISH El Tunco, El Salvador 1  

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (8 nts)

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

DEPARTURE DATES

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

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Place of interest

2

Granada (hotel)

2

Leon (hotel)

2

Ometepe Island (hotel)

2

San Juan del Sur (hotel) FINISH San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

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Route/Transport type

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INCLUSIONS 

San Salvador (hotel)

Overnight stop

ITINERARY

Opt for a thrill-seeking sandboarding adventure in Cerro Negro

1

Start/Finish

KEY:

Chill out in the colourful coastal town of San Juan del Sur

START San Salvador, El Salvador

INCLUSIONS 

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TRIP CODE

NICARAGUA

WHY you’ll love it

Visit San Salvador's tree-lined city streets and mazelike marketplace

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (7 nts)

Nicaragua

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

E L S A LVA D O R

WHY you’ll love it

DESTINATION

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8 DAYS

Cycle Nicaragua & Costa Rica DESTINATIONS

Costa Rica, Nicaragua

TRIP CODE

QZXN

Granada Masaya

Ometepe Island Santa Rosa de Pocosol

San Juan del Sur

TRIP STYLE Original

Arenal

El Castillo

PHYSICAL

San Jose

COSTA RICA

WHY you’ll love it Cycle past active volcanoes, emerald jungles and Maya ruins Admire Costa Rica's Arenal Volcano, and laze in its thermal pools

La Fortuna, Costa Rica

17 DAYS

GUATEMALA

Central American Journey

Antigua Suchitoto

TRIP CODE

QVR J

El Cuco

E L S A LVA D O R

TRANSPORT Bicycle, support vehicle, boat

Granada

Ometepe Island

jan

FINISH San Jose, Costa Rica

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

feb

mar

apr

may

jun

jul

aug

sep

oct

nov

dec

San Jose

TRIP STYLE Basix

8 DAYS

PHYSICAL Start/Finish

KEY:

WHY you’ll love it

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

ITINERARY

Begin in beautiful Antigua, with its colourful colonial buildings and magnificent volcanoes

START Antigua, Guatemala

Cycle Costa Rica & Panama

Stray off the beaten track in El Cuco to find dark-sand beaches

1

Antigua, Guatemala (hotel)

Take part in a pupusa-making demonstration in San Miguel

1

Copan, Honduras (hotel)

Hike, cycle or zipline through the steamy forests of Monteverde

2

Suchitoto, El Salvador (hotel)

See the Maya ruins at Copan, with the option of visiting hot springs

2

El Cuco, El Salvador (hotel) – San Miguel

1

Leon, Nicaragua (hotel)

2

Granada, Nicaragua (hotel)

MEALS

2

Ometepe Island, Nicaragua (hotel)

Cycle the Panama Canal and marvel at the modern-day leviathans

1 lunch

2

Monteverde, Costa Rica (lodge)

Chill out with Caribbean vibes in lively Puerto Viejo

TRANSPORT

2

La Fortuna, Costa Rica (hotel)

1

San Jose, Costa Rica (hotel)

INCLUSIONS 

Private vehicle, public bus, local bus, taxi, shared boat, ferry ACCOMMODATION

1  

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TRIP CODE

QZXC

San Jose

Puerto Viejo

Panama City

Manzanillo

Panama Canal

Sixaola River

COSTA RICA

Caldera

Baru Volcano

TRIP STYLE Original

Boquete

PHYSICAL

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 7 breakfasts, 1 dinner

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

feb

Costa Rica, Panama

Cartago

PANAMA

WHY you’ll love it

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

jan

DESTINATIONS

MAX GROUP SIZE 16

FINISH San Jose, Costa Rica

Hotel (14 nts), lodge (2 nts)

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Route/Transport type

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (6 nts), homestay (1 nt)

La Fortuna

COSTA RICA

Place of interest

DEPARTURE DATES

Monteverde

DESTINATIONS  Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua MAX GROUP SIZE 16

Leon

Overnight stop

START Granada, Nicaragua

MEALS 7 breakfasts

N I C A R A GU A

Start/Finish

ITINERARY

INCLUSIONS 

HONDURAS

Copan San Miguel

KEY:

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KEY:

Start/Finish

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

ITINERARY START San Jose, Costa Rica  

TRANSPORT Bicycle, support vehicle

FINISH Panama City, Panama

DEPARTURE DATES

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CENTRAL AMERICA

CENTRAL AMERICA

MAX GROUP SIZE 16

N I C ARAGUA


Antigua

Antigua, Guatemala

9 DAYS

El Cuco

MAX GROUP SIZE 16

TRIP STYLE Basix PHYSICAL

WHY you’ll love it Stroll the colonial city of Antigua and discover Guatemalan cuisine Visit Copan ruins and consider a stop at the natural hot springs Experience colonial history and culture in the town of Suchitoto Get cooking in San Miguel with a pupusa-making workshop Take an optional visit to the active Masaya volcano near Granada

Overnight stop

Leon

10 DAYS

Granada

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

QVRL

1

Antigua, Guatemala (hotel)

MAX GROUP SIZE 16

1

Copan, Honduras (hotel)

2

Suchitoto, El Salvador (hotel)

2

El Cuco, El Salvador (hotel) – San Miguel

Embark on an optional boat tour visiting fishermen at Monkey Island

1

Leon, Nicaragua (hotel)

KEY:

1

Granada, Nicaragua (hotel)

Volcanoes, wildlife-rich rainforest, stunning beaches and ancient rock carvings – Ometepe Island has it all Hike, cycle or zipline through the cloud forests of Monteverde

ITINERARY

TRANSPORT Private vehicle, public bus, taxi, shared boat, ferry

DEPARTURE DATES

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Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

2

Granada, Nicaragua (hotel)

2

Ometepe Island, Nicaragua (hotel)

2

Monteverde, Costa Rica (lodge)

2

La Fortuna, Costa Rica (hotel)

1

San Jose, Costa Rica (hotel) FINISH San Jose, Costa Rica

1  

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (7 nts), lodge (2 nts)

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

Start/Finish

START Granada, Nicaragua

MEALS No meals are included on this tour

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COSTA RICA

INCLUSIONS 

Amazing Central America – 29 days (QVRPC)

apr

San Jose

Experience the lively markets and museums of Costa Rica's capital

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mar

Monteverde

PHYSICAL

Soak in hot springs or take an Arenal Volcano walk in La Fortuna

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

feb

La Fortuna

TRIP STYLE Basix

WHY you’ll love it

Sometimes a taste just isn’t enough. Make a meal out of Amazing Central America from Antigua to Panama City.

jan

Ometepe Island

Costa Rica, Nicaragua

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (8 nts)

Granada

TRIP CODE

FINISH Granada, Nicaragua

TRANSPORT Private vehicle, public bus, local bus, taxi

N I C A R AGUA

DESTINATIONS

1  

MEALS 1 lunch

Nicaragua & Costa Rica

START Antigua, Guatemala

INCLUSIONS 

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Ometepe Island, Nicaragua

N I C A R A G UA

ITINERARY

DESTINATIONS  El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua QVRK

Start/Finish

KEY:

HONDURAS

San Miguel

Suchitoto

E L S A LVA D O R

Guatemala & Beyond TRIP CODE

Copan

COSTA RICA, NICARAGUA

CENTRAL AMERICA

GUATEMALA

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

DEPARTURE DATES

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

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Monteverde, Costa Rica

15 DAYS

Rio Celeste

Classic Costa Rica DESTINATION

Costa Rica

TRIP CODE

QVSR

MAX GROUP SIZE 16

9 DAYS

Santa Rosa de Pocosol Homestay

Costa Rica Experience

La Fortuna Tortuguero NP

Monteverde

San Jose

TRIP STYLE Original

C O S TA R I C A

PHYSICAL

DESTINATION

Costa Rica

TRIP CODE

QVSS

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

Relax and explore the sandy beaches, shimmering waters and surrounding rainforest in Manuel Antonio

Start/Finish

KEY:

Enjoy a homestay experience in a quiet agricultural community

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

START San Jose, Costa Rica

Choose to soak in the rejuvenating volcanic springs in La Fortuna Take up the option to go turtle spotting in Tortuguero National Park

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 5 breakfasts, 2 dinners TRANSPORT Private vehicle, shared vehicle, public bus, shared boat ACCOMMODATION Hotel (11 nts), lodge (2 nts), homestay (1 nt)

San Jose

PHYSICAL

Quepos Manuel Antonio

WHY you’ll love it Learn some delicious recipes during a homestay activity

KEY:

ITINERARY

San Jose (hotel)

2

Tortuguero NP (lodge)

Discover Monteverde's steamy cloud forests

1

Santa Rosa de Pocosol (homestay)

Soak up the blissful surf town vibes of Quepos

2

Rio Celeste (hotel)

2

La Fortuna (hotel)

2

Monteverde (hotel)

3

Manuel Antonio (hotel)

1

San Jose (hotel)

DEPARTURE DATES mar

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Overnight stop

Place of interest

1

San Jose (hotel)

1

Santa Rosa de Pocosol (homestay)

1

La Fortuna (hotel)

MEALS 1 breakfast, 1 dinner

2

Monteverde (hotel)

2

Quepos (hotel)– Manuel Antonio

TRANSPORT Private vehicle, shared vehicle, public bus, shared boat

1

San Jose (hotel)

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (7 nts), homestay (1 nt)

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

Start/Finish

FINISH San Jose, Costa Rica 1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

DEPARTURE DATES Selected Saturdays Enter QVSS on intrepidtravel.com for exact dates.

Route/Transport type

START San Jose, Costa Rica

INCLUSIONS 

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

feb

C O S TA R I C A

TRIP STYLE Original

1

FINISH San Jose, Costa Rica

jan

Monteverde

Hike the lush jungle trails of Manuel Antonio National Park, spotting exotic birdlife, monkeys and sloths

1  

Santa Rosa de Pocosol Homestay

Wander through the artisan stalls of San Jose’s Plaza de la Cultura

ITINERARY

Spot one of the world's most elusive birds, the resplendent quetzal, alongside sloths and other wildlife in Monteverde

La Fortuna

Manuel Antonio

WHY you’ll love it

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COSTA RICA

COSTA RICA

White-faced capuchin, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

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COSTA RICA

COSTA RICA

San Jose

COSTA RICA Savegre River Trek

Rafting, Costa Rica

San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica

San Gerardo de Dota Quepos

8 DAYS

11 DAYS

Costa Rica: Raft, Surf & Kayak DESTINATION

Costa Rica

TRIP CODE

QVXA

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

Costa Rica: Hike, Raft & Zipline

Tortuguero NP

Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge

TRIP STYLE Original

COSTA RICA

WHY you’ll love it KEY:

Get up close to wildlife at Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge and hang ten in the nearby surf

ITINERARY

INCLUSIONS  MEALS 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner TRANSPORT Private vehicle, shared vehicle, shared boat, raft ACCOMMODATION Hotel (4 nts), lodge (3 nts)

Overnight stop

Costa Rica

TRIP CODE

QVXB

Route/Transport type

Get into the hidden heart of rural Costa Rica with a four-day hike through misty rainforests along the Savegre River Look out for sloths, monkeys, and other exotic wildlife in Corcovado Take the opportunity to swim in Corcovado’s hidden waterfalls Get your taste of rafting when you tackle the Rio Naranjo rapids

1

San Jose (hotel)

Zoom through the lush Corcovado canopy on a ziplining adventure

1

Pacuare River (lodge)

2

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca (hotel) – Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge

2

Tortuguero NP (lodge)

1

San Jose (hotel)

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

Place of interest

1

San Jose (hotel)

1

San Gerardo de Dota (lodge)

4

Savegre River (multishare cabin)

1

Uvita (hotel)

2

Drake Bay (lodge) – Corcovado

1

San Jose (hotel)

Route/Transport type

FINISH San Jose, Costa Rica 1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

MEALS 10 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

FINISH San Jose, Costa Rica 1  

INCLUSIONS 

Overnight stop

START San Jose, Costa Rica

PHYSICAL

WHY you’ll love it

Place of interest

Start/Finish

Corcovado

ITINERARY

TRIP STYLE Original

START San Jose, Costa Rica

Kayak and spot turtles in the waters of Tortuguero National Park Spend time in San Jose's vibrant arts and culture scene

Start/Finish

DESTINATION

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Get active and adventurous by the water in beautiful Costa Rica Raft the rapids of the Pacuare River and admire the nearby jungle

Drake Bay

KEY:

Pacuare River

San Jose

PHYSICAL

Uvita

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TRANSPORT Private vehicle, shared boat

Want to catch waves as well as mountains? Take an active trip through Costa Rica that includes surfing.

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (3 nts), multishare cabin (4 nts), lodge (3 nts)

Raft, Surf, Kayak & Hike – 18 days (QVXAC) Visit intrepidtravel.com/costa-rica for more options.

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COSTA RICA, PANAMA

COSTA RICA

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca San Jose Corcovado, Costa Rica

Bocas del Toro, Panama

Bocas del Toro

COSTA RICA Boquete

8 DAYS

PANAMA

13 DAYS

Best of Costa Rica DESTINATION

Costa Rica

TRIP CODE

QBKR

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

Costa Rica & Panama Discovery

C O S TA R I C A San Jose San Gerardo de Dota

TRIP STYLE Comfort

Drake Bay

WHY you’ll love it Take in the vibrant atmosphere and culture of San Jose

Corcovado

Visit Manuel Antonio and go searching for tropical birds, iguanas and sloths in the tropical rainforest

Start/Finish

KEY:

Swim off white-sand beaches on Costa Rica's Pacific coastline

Overnight stop

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

MEALS 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners TRANSPORT Private vehicle, shared boat

1

San Jose (hotel)

1

San Gerado de Dota (lodge)

2

Drake Bay (lodge) – Corcovado

2

Manuel Antonio (hotel)

1

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (4 nts), lodge (3 nts)

TRIP STYLE Basix 1

San Jose, Costa Rica (hotel)

2

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca (hotel)

3

Bocas del Toro, Panama (hotel) – Isla Colon

Wander the buzzing streets of Costa Rica's capital, San Jose

2

Boquete, Panama (hostel)

Possibly go to Cahulta National Park for a surf and wildlife spotting

2

Santa Catalina, Panama (hotel)

Dial the relaxation up a notch on the pristine Isla Colon

2

Panama City, Panama (multishare hostel)

1  

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

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Take the Ultimate trip through Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. Phew.

Ultimate Central America – 59 days (QVRRC)

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (8 nts), multishare hostel (2 nts), hostel (2 nts)

feb

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

TRANSPORT Private vehicle, public bus, taxi, shared boat

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

Route/Transport type

FINISH Panama City, Panama

INCLUSIONS 

San Jose (hotel)

Place of interest

START San Jose, Costa Rica

PHYSICAL

MEALS No meals are included on this tour

DEPARTURE DATES jan

QVRC

Explore the eclectic streets of Casco Viejo and consider a visit to admire the engineering masterpiece of the Panama Canal

FINISH San Jose, Costa Rica 1  

TRIP CODE

Overnight stop

ITINERARY

Admire the waterfalls, wildflowers, and mountains in Boquete with the opportunity to zipline or hike

START San Jose, Costa Rica

INCLUSIONS 

Costa Rica, Panama

Start/Finish

KEY:

WHY you’ll love it

ITINERARY

Explore the depths of Corcovado on an included San Pedrillo hike

DESTINATIONS

MAX GROUP SIZE 16

Get caffeinated with a coffee experience in the Los Santos zone

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Santa Catalina

Manuel Antonio

PHYSICAL

Panama City

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DEPARTURE DATES

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

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Short Break Adventures With a duration of 2–8 days, Short Breaks give you a deep dive into a single destination. These tours are perfect as a holiday add-on or a mini adventure for time-poor travellers. See intrepidtravel.com/short-breaks for more information. COSTA RICA, PANAMA

C O S T A R IC A San Jose

Corcovado, Costa Rica

Panama City

San Gerardo de Dota

8 DAYS

Boquete Drake Bay

Costa Rica to Panama DESTINATIONS

Costa Rica, Panama

TRIP CODE

QBSP

MAX GROUP SIZE 12

PA N A M A

Corcovado

Start/Finish

KEY:

TRIP STYLE Original

Overnight stop

Place of interest

START San Jose, Costa Rica 1

San Jose, Costa Rica (hotel)

1

San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica (hotel)

Experience the bustling cultural hub of San Jose

2

Corcovado, Costa Rica (lodge)

Look out for the Quetztal bird in San Gerardo de Dota

2

Boquete, Panama (hotel)

Take an included hike through the jungles and lagoons of Corcovado

1

Panama City, Panama (hotel)

WHY you’ll love it

Why not tour a coffee plantation or ride a bike in Boquete?

COSTA RICA

Mexico City Stopover

San Jose Stopover

4 DAYS | QVHM-O

4 DAYS | QVHS-O

Navigate your way through this enormous, vivacious and much-lauded city on an exciting Mexican stopover. Set out on a city tour and become privy to the history surrounding the main cultural sights. Experience the incredible Teotihuacan ruins with a knowledgeable local guide. In your spare time, chill out with some amazing local food and let this city’s vibrant atmosphere overtake you.

You savour San Jose the same way you do a mug of velvety Costa Rican coffee. Take a stopover and discover the city’s historical neighbourhoods and hidden alleyways jammed with foodie treasures. After having your fill of markets and neoclassical architecture, whiz through the mountains by train to laidback Cartago and explore its colonial streets.

FINISH Panama City, Panama 1  

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MEALS 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE 

Go deeper on your adventure through Costa Rica and Panama with a trip that’s twice as long.

TRANSPORT Private vehicle, public bus, shared boat

Costa Rica & Panama Experience – 16 days (QBSPC)

ACCOMMODATION Hotel (5 nts), lodge (2 nts)

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DEPARTURE DATES Selected Sundays Enter QBSP on intrepidtravel.com for exact dates.

MEXICO ITINERARY

PHYSICAL

Walk Casco Viejo’s historic laneways, and consider a trip to the acclaimed Panama Canal

Route/Transport type

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Meet the Fleet

sailing

Catamarans are our vessel of choice when it comes to sailing the Bahamas. The catamarans we use have four cabins with ensuite bathrooms, kitchen and living area, snorkels for ocean exploring and a comfy deck to stretch out on.

It’s hard to picture a more perfect sailing destination. Cut through the warm waters of the Atlantic on your way to palm-fringed islands and glorious white-sand beaches and you’ll soon discover why it really is ‘a pirate’s life for me’.

You can find out more about our fleet, including detailed deck plans and photo galleries, on our website at intrepidtravel.com/sailing

Orana saloon

Orana twin cabin

Orana rear steps

Orana 44

Intrepid Sailing Orana 44

WC

STEPS

WC CABIN

CABIN

CREW

DINGHY SALOON

TRAMPOLINE SUN DECK

COCKPIT GALLEY

WEATHER Marsh Harbour

Hot & dry 25-35ºC Hot & wet 25-35ºC Warm & wet 20-30ºC Pleasantly warm 20-30ºC

CABIN STEPS

CABIN WC

WC

CREW


BAHAMAS

Welcome to Intrepid

Sea turtle, Bahamas

8 DAYS

Bahamas Sailing Adventure DESTINATION

Bahamas

TRIP CODE

ITMC

MAX GROUP SIZE 8

Green Turtle Cay

Our small-group style of travel means you’ll stay under the radar, and travel, eat

Noname Cay Treasure Cay

BAHAMAS TRIP STYLE Original

taking you out of the guidebooks and into a world you’re waiting to discover.

Man-O-War Cay

Marsh Harbour

PHYSICAL

and sleep the local way. You’ll have the unsurpassed knowledge of a local leader,

Great Guana Cay

Whether you’re looking for thrills on one of our hundreds of tours or looking for

Elbow Cay

Great Abaco Island

WHY you’ll love it

a tailor-made journey just for you, we can make it happen. Just get in touch with our friendly travel team.

Sail picturesque cayes in the Sea of Abaco Shape your own sailing adventure and go with the Caribbean flow Snorkel with sea turtles in the protected waters around the islands

Place of interest

Route/Transport type

START Marsh Harbour

Switch off from technology and live on island time

INCLUSIONS  TRANSPORT Yacht (Orana 44), Zodiac

Overnight stop

ITINERARY

Throw a line out and catch each night’s dinner from your vessel

MEALS For the ease of group meals, a contribution to a group kitty is strongly suggested – allow USD 125

Start/Finish

KEY:

1

Marsh Harbour (overnight boat)

5

The Abaco Islands (overnight boat)

1

Marsh Harbour (overnight boat)

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FINISH Marsh Harbour 1  

Nights spent. Location (accommodation style) – Place of interest

ACCOMMODATION Overnight boat (7 nts)

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We offset the main sources of carbon emissions on all of our trips – like transport, accommodation and waste – on your behalf.

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