Intrepid Expands Premium Tours

People walking on an Intrepid Travel premium tour in Costa Rica
Photo: Intrepid Travel - Matt Turk and Phoebe Lee (Little Grey Box)

Intrepid Travel has a longstanding reputation as an adventure-oriented tour company with a dedication to more sustainable travel. But it was only a year and a half ago that it expanded into the premium space with its Intrepid Premium collection; higher-end, locally led tours featuring signature stays, exclusive experiences, and private transportation. And now, the company has announced 10 new premium tours, bringing the Premium range to 97 trips.

Matt Berna, Intrepid’s North America president, notes that these premium trips still offer excellent value and “are designed to minimize travelers’ environmental footprint and maximize their positive impact for local communities.”

Intrepid now has Premium itineraries in 42 countries on five continents. New destinations include Sicily, Patagonia, Alaska, and Costa Rica. Special offerings on these trips include stays in countryside estates and jungle eco-lodges, and activities like scenic dome-car rail journeys and cooking classes with locals. 

Starting prices for the new tours range from $3,060 (for the 8-day Premium Turkey tour) to $8,020 (for the 10-day Premium Alaska tour). 

TourScoop Takeaway

Intrepid expanding into the premium tour space brings travelers who want high-end travel with a focus on adventure and sustainability a great new option. 

Christine Sarkis is the co-founder of Vacationist Media and editor-in-chief of TourScoop and She is the former executive editor of, a travel publication owned by Tripadvisor. Her work has been published in dozens of publications including Conde Nast Traveler and USAToday, and she has been quoted in print and online publications including The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, and People magazine. She has also offered tips for travelers on television and radio shows including Good Morning America, Marketplace, and Here & Now.