Some people are born to travel, others take it up later and find a life of meaning beyond their careers, family and social obligations. Travel inspires us to seek out the differences in people and places while creating connections between our lives and others. Be Intrepid is a call to action to help give your life some of these connections.
To be fearless in seeking the person you are at any age is one of travel’s great gifts.
Intrepid Travel is an Australian based company with tours of all the major and minor countries and continents.
They are the world’s largest small group adventure travel company and operate with the principle of “purpose beyond profit”. The company offers more than 1,500 itineraries in over 120 countries. Destinations include Asia, Latin America, North America, Europe, The Middle East, Africa, Australasia, and Antarctica.
The Intrepid Group includes: Intrepid Travel, Adventure Tours Australia, Geckos Adventures (for travelers 29 and younger), Peregrine Adventures (Premium Tours and Small Ship Adventure Cruises for more mature travellers), and Urban Adventures. The group also includes the not-for-profit The Intrepid Foundation, and 20 individual destination management companies.
The company has a focus on responsible travel and is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact. It became a carbon neutral business in 2010. In 2014, it was the first global travel company to ban elephant rides on its tours. By 2016, the company’s philanthropic fund had distributed more than $6 million towards healthcare, human rights, child welfare and environmental and wildlife protection programs in the communities in which it operates.
In June 2018, the company launched vegan tours.
In August 2018, the company became a certified B Corporation.