Welcome to the Outback! Central Australia is a place of Dreamtime spirits, endless vistas and intense beauty. Our tour of the mythical Red Centre reveals the true spirit of Aboriginal history and culture. Discover the mystical history of majestic Uluru and marvel at the rugged expanse of Kings Canyon. Experience camping in the Australian Outback in spacious, permanent safari tents. The Dreamtime heritage and splendour of this ancient land will live on in your memories long after this tour has come to and end.
Experience Uluru's mythic beauty, Discover the diversity of the Alice Springs region, Hike through the dramatic Valley of the Winds, Take a 4x4 tour through the Red Centre's rolling plains, Watch daybreak over Kata Tjuta, Discover a Garden of Eden in the Outback, Explore the mighty Kings Canyon, Trek the canyon rim at Watarrka
Original trips are classic Intrepid adventures. With a mix of included activities and free time, they offer plenty of opportunities to explore at your own pace and take part in activities that really get beneath the skin of a destination. While the occasional meal may be included, you'll have the freedom to seek out your own culinary adventures. Accommodation is generally budget or tourist class (2-3 star), but you're as likely to find yourself as a guest of a local family as staying in a hotel or camping. Transport will vary as well. Depending on the destination and the itinerary you could find yourself travelling on anything from a camel to a train or a private safari vehicle. It's all a part of the adventure! Original travellers have a desire to make the most of their travel time and really get to know a place, its people and cultures.
Trip Style: Original
Our clients are sometimes concerned that Intrepid trips might be beyond their capabilities. Relax! Intrepid has a huge range of trips, with something for everybody. The physical rating gives you an idea of how much huffing and puffing you can expect on the trip. While generalisations are always tricky, a summary of our ratings follows...
These trips are a relaxing break. You don't have to worry about doing anything physically demanding unless you want to.
Some easy physical activities included in your trip. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the journey.
This trip will raise your heartbeat. Moderate physical activities are included and a good level of fitness is required.
Be prepared for some serious physical activity. The majority of activities included on this trip will be challenging. The fitter you are, the more you will enjoy your holiday.
The highest physical rating. Get ready for a heart-pumping adventure with plenty of challenges and some extreme conditions. You will be required to be seriously fit for this trip as difficult activities are included.
Physical Rating: 3
Our clients are sometimes concerned that Intrepid trips might be beyond their capabilities. Relax! Intrepid has a huge range of trips, with something for everybody. The culture shock rating considers the level of development in the location, the area's infrastructure and how easy it is to access services. It also takes into consideration how different the food and customs are and whether English is widely spoken. While generalisations are always tricky, a summary of our ratings follows:
This is the least confronting of Intrepid's product range. English is the native language and the food, customs and access to services will be familiar to you.
You will probably have experienced food like this in restaurants back home and English is commonly spoken. Services are available most of the time but there may be some cultural differences.
Expect some culture shock. You will be exposed to signs of poverty and access to services may be sporadic. The food will be quite different to home and English speakers harder to find. Respecting the local culture will make it easier to fit in and really experience the location.
The comforts of home are more of a rarity. English is not common and the food will be quite different to what you are used to. It is important to observe some of the local customs to not cause offence. Many of the locals' standard of living may be confronting.
You're really out there! You'll need to pay specific attention to health and hygiene. A large proportion of locals' living conditions are a world away from standards you are used to. You may have difficulty finding an English speaker and there is little or no access to services. Paying heed to local customs is essential.
Culture Shock Rating: 2