How the dream of NOVICA Journeys came true

For years our customers asked, our staff pleaded, and we have generally said, "next year we'll add travel."

Well next year eventually became this year, so we set out to make NOVICA Journeys a reality - because nothing spreads happiness and connects us to other cultures like travel. It's in our DNA, it's at our core - We Love Travel... more

As we laid the groundwork, we made a checklist of the qualities that define our favorite travel experiences:

  • Small group adventures
  • Authentic grassroots real-life experiences
  • Local staff - country guides
  • Responsible travel, carbon neutral - climate positive
  • Balance of inclusions & free time
  • Mix of classic highlights and local secrets
  • Destinations on every continent

Then, in perfect serendipity, we found our ideal tour partner - Intrepid. They checked all the boxes and bring to our partnership three decades of dedicated B-Corp responsible travel credentials in the world of small-group adventure travel. We couldn't be happier!

Together with Intrepid, our tours will inspire, immerse and provide experience-rich travel to our beloved customers for many years to come. We can't wait to hear your story. Let the adventure begin!

All NOVICA tours are brought to you
in partnership with Intrepid Travel
.

Featured Tours

Christmas in Israel and the Palestinian Territories

Christmas in Israel and the Palestinian Territories

Enjoy a Christmas like no other on this festive adventure in Israel and the Palestinian Territories. The Holy Land is a thing of legend no matter where you’re from, how old you are or when you visit ... more

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Days:
9
Start:
Tel Aviv
Finish:
Jerusalem
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Israel

Mexican Heartlands

Mexican Heartlands

The history of Mexico is one that spans over three millennia, with a complex system of indigenous civilisations dominating the land for more than 13,000 years prior to Spanish colonisation in the 16th ... more

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Days:
15
Start:
Mexico
Finish:
Mexico
Ages:
Over 15
Country:

Mexico

Hola Cuba - for US citizens

Hola Cuba - for US citizens

Experience the splendour of Cuba – a cobblestoned Caribbean gem where the rum is plentiful, the smiles infectious and dancing is essential. Join our Hola Cuba adventure and wind your way from sultry ... more

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Days:
9
Start:
Havana
Finish:
Havana
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Cuba

Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands Odyssey

Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands Odyssey

Immerse yourself in another world on this in-depth exploration of Antarctica. Travel aboard the superbly equipped Ocean Endeavour and follow in the footsteps of the legendary explorer Sir Ernest ... more

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Days:
21
Start:
Ushuaia
Finish:
Puerto Madryn
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

Antarctica + 3 more

Ultimate Peru

Ultimate Peru

Uncover the many personalities of Peru on this immersive 15-day adventure combining the newfound icons of the north with the classic must-sees down south. From the captivating streets of Lima, venture ... more

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Days:
15
Start:
Lima
Finish:
Lima
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Peru

Pristine Antarctica 11 days from Ushuaia

Pristine Antarctica 11 days from Ushuaia

Experience one of the most Intrepid experiences out there — an expedition to Antarctica via the famous Drake Passage. Departing from Ushuaia late January, ready the camera for the arrival of ... more

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Days:
11
Start:
Ushuaia
Finish:
Ushuaia
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Antarctica + 1 more

Guatemala Experience

Guatemala Experience

Explore Guatemala by boat, by van, by any way you can. From the cultural capital in the highlands to an isolated town on the Caribbean coast, this nine-day adventure takes you through palatial jungle ... more

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Days:
9
Start:
Antigua
Finish:
Antigua
Ages:
Over 15
Country:

Guatemala

Exmouth Explorer

Exmouth Explorer

Criss-crossing up 'n' back the Western Australian coast, get unplugged and away from the city for a journey full of highlights. Featuring dramatic scenery from the desert to the sea, wind along ... more

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Days:
7
Start:
Perth
Finish:
Perth
Ages:
18 - 99
Country:

Australia

Costa Rica to Panama

Costa Rica to Panama

Nature puts on a spectacular show on this adventure through Central America. Spend time exploring the cloud forests, jungles and marine environments of Costa Rica’s national parks and you’ll be ... more

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Days:
8
Start:
San Jose
Finish:
Panama City
Ages:
Over 15
Country:

Costa Rica + 1 more

Cycle Cuba: West

Cycle Cuba: West

Want to know how it feels to ride alongside tractors and vintage cars, past tobacco farms and the smell of cigars, to have the Caribbean wind whip through your (helmet-covered) hair on a two-wheeled ... more

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Days:
7
Start:
Havana
Finish:
Havana
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Cuba

Alice Springs to Melbourne Overland

Alice Springs to Melbourne Overland

Embark on a Northern Territory and Southern Ocean adventure, from Alice Spings to Melbourne, taking in the region's biggest and best-known drawcards along the way. Witness Uluru during a stunning ... more

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Days:
11
Start:
Alice Springs
Finish:
Melbourne
Ages:
18 - 99
Country:

Australia

Alice Springs to Melbourne Overland ex Yulara

Alice Springs to Melbourne Overland ex Yulara

Embark on a Northern Territory and Southern Ocean adventure, from Alice Spings to Melbourne, taking in the region's biggest and best-known drawcards along the way. Witness Uluru during a stunning ... more

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Days:
11
Start:
Yulara
Finish:
Melbourne
Ages:
18 - 99
Country:

Australia

Kathmandu to Delhi

Kathmandu to Delhi

Embark on an adventure through Nepal and India, from the rich wildlife of the Himalayan foothills, across to the sacred River Ganges via the birthplace of Buddha. At key destinations between Kathmandu ... more

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Days:
15
Start:
Kathmandu
Finish:
Delhi
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

India + 1 more

Cycle India

Cycle India

The enchanting northern province of Rajasthan is awash with all the colours of India. On our cycling adventure we see all sides of this fascinating state. Cycling means that everything is slower and ... more

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Days:
22
Start:
Delhi
Finish:
Kochi
Ages:
16 - 99
Country:

India

South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula from Ushuaia

South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula from Ushuaia

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the remote shores of the Antarctic. Begin in Ushuaia where you will board your ship. Experience this rugged location in comfort and style as you learn about the ... more

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Days:
16
Start:
Ushuaia
Finish:
Ushuaia
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

Antarctica + 2 more

Cuba & Costa Rica

Cuba & Costa Rica

Delight in the history, charm and culture of old-world Cuba before exploring the incredible natural environments of Costa Rica. Drink and dance with the fascinating Cuban locals in Havana and ... more

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Days:
16
Start:
Havana
Finish:
San Jose
Ages:
Over 15
Country:

Costa Rica + 1 more

Playa del Carmen to Mexico City

Playa del Carmen to Mexico City

The modern rubs up against the ancient in Mexico, and you’ll get to experience both contemporary and historic attractions in this tour. Begin with the sun-drenched beaches of Playa del Carmen and ... more

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Days:
9
Start:
Playa del Carmen
Finish:
Mexico
Ages:
Over 15
Country:

Mexico

Costa Rica Family Holiday

Costa Rica Family Holiday

Experience the drama of Costa Rica’s landscapes, the real flavours of its culture and cuisine and uncover the country’s adventurous heart. This Family Adventure has been specially crafted to balance ... more

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Days:
15
Start:
San Jose
Finish:
San Jose
Ages:
5 - 99
Country:

Costa Rica

Cuba Sailing Adventure

Cuba Sailing Adventure

Spend eight unforgettable days sailing through the island paradise of Cuba. After being captivated by the time capsule that is Havana, venture offshore on a yacht for a Cuban encounter few people get ... more

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Days:
9
Start:
Havana
Finish:
Havana
Ages:
Over 15
Country:

Cuba

Inca Encounter

Inca Encounter

Travel to South America and tour Peru on an eye-opening sojourn from the depths of the Amazon to the heights of the Andes. Visit Lima, explore ancient Cusco, see the lush Sacred Valley and ... more

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Days:
10
Start:
Lima
Finish:
Cusco
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Peru

Northern Peru

Northern Peru

Unlock the secrets of the Andes on this adventure, discovering lost cultures and landscapes in the process. Embark to the towering Gocta Falls, a place undiscovered by the first world right up until ... more

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Days:
7
Start:
Lima
Finish:
Lima
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Peru

Cambodia & Laos Encounter

Cambodia & Laos Encounter

Immerse yourself in the cultures of Cambodia and Laos on a 12-day tour through these beautiful countries. Explore the incredible Angkor complex, experience rural life with a local family, admire the ... more

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Days:
12
Start:
Siem Reap
Finish:
Luang Prabang
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Cambodia + 1 more

Cambodia - Temples & Beaches

Cambodia - Temples & Beaches

Discover the magic of Cambodia, from the palm-lined coastal fringes to the heart of the country's Khmer heritage. Journey from bustling Bangkok to remote Banteay Chhmar and on to Angkor, where ... more

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Days:
14
Start:
Bangkok
Finish:
Bangkok
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Cambodia + 1 more

Asia Family Holiday

Asia Family Holiday

Visit Thailand, Laos and Vietnam on this epic family adventure. Travel by overnight train to Chiang Mai and by boat from Thailand to Laos. Witness the sights and smells of Laos' hawker markets and ... more

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Days:
15
Start:
Bangkok
Finish:
Hanoi
Ages:
5 - 99
Country:

Lao Pdr + 2 more

Classic South East Asia

Classic South East Asia

From Vietnam to Cambodia, discover incredible diversity, delectable cuisines, dramatic histories and natural beauty. Travel to Cambodia and delve into the dramatic Khmer legacy in Phnom Penh and ... more

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Days:
23
Start:
Bangkok
Finish:
Hanoi
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Cambodia + 2 more

Highlights of Thailand & Cambodia

Highlights of Thailand & Cambodia

This Thailand and Cambodia trip is jam-packed with experiences and destinations that venture beyond where others go. Thailand's stunning beauty and charismatic culture are ever-present, and its iconic ... more

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Days:
16
Start:
Bangkok
Finish:
Siem Reap
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Cambodia + 1 more

Explore Southern Thailand

Explore Southern Thailand

From the pearly white shorelines of Phuket’s Patong and Nai Harn beaches to the lost islands of Koh Gum, Koh Kangkaw and Koh Yeepoon, Southern Thailand offers a splendid balance between resort-like ... more

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Days:
8
Start:
Phuket
Finish:
Phuket
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Thailand

Bolivian Salt Flats

Bolivian Salt Flats

Experience the surreal beauty and overwhelmingly vast expanse of Salar de Uyuni on this journey to one of South America’s most striking natural landscapes. This is a place where things are put in ... more

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Days:
3
Start:
La Paz
Finish:
La Paz
Ages:
5 - 99
Country:

Bolivia

Galapagos Discovery

Galapagos Discovery

Take a thrilling sojourn around the highlights of the unique flora- and fauna-rich islands of the Galapagos. From rubbing shoulders with prehistoric-looking giant tortoises and marine iguanas, to ... more

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Days:
9
Start:
Quito
Finish:
Quito
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Ecuador

Peru Real Food Adventure, with Amazon Extension

Peru Real Food Adventure, with Amazon Extension

Peruvian food and topography go hand in hand. Using what pachamama (mother earth) gave them, the Peruvians have developed a cuisine that combines local and international flavours. And undoubtedly it ... more

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Days:
14
Start:
Lima
Finish:
Lima
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Peru

Highlights of Scotland

Highlights of Scotland

You only have to look around to see why Scotland is praised for its natural landscapes and historic buildings. Rolling hills, rocky cliffs and undulating valleys speckled in myriad colours, pristine ... more

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Days:
10
Start:
Glasgow
Finish:
Edinburgh
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

United Kingdom + 1 more

Okavango Delta Fly-In Safari

Okavango Delta Fly-In Safari

Experience the breathtaking scenery and wildlife of the Okavango Delta on an exclusive retreat. Camp out in style and comfort on the edge of the Moremi Game Reserve, and spend days tracking game ... more

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Days:
5
Start:
Maun
Finish:
Maun
Ages:
12 - 99
Country:

Botswana

Essaouira Short Break

Essaouira Short Break

Need an excuse to head coastal in Morocco? Look no further than a short break to the seaside town of Essouira – a place that is known for its white-washed buildings, laidback vibe and delicious ... more

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Days:
3
Start:
Marrakech
Finish:
Marrakech
Ages:
5 - 99
Country:

Morocco

Taj Mahal Extension

Taj Mahal Extension

Journey to India’s famous Taj Mahal, a majestic monument to love. Built by a Mughal emperor as tribute to his late wife, this incredible structure continually astounds visitors with its inspiring ... more

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Days:
3
Start:
Delhi
Finish:
Delhi
Ages:
5 - 99
Country:

India

Chitwan National Park Extension

Chitwan National Park Extension

Travel to Nepal and visit the Chitwan National Park. Once home to a royal hunting reserve, Chitwan National Park is now widely recognised as one of the best national parks in Asia. Discover an ... more

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Days:
4
Start:
Kathmandu
Finish:
Kathmandu
Ages:
5 - 99
Country:

Nepal

Exclusive Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falklands

Exclusive Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falklands

Set sail from Ushuaia on the Ocean Atlantic on this extensive 20 day trip that takes in a crossing of the Drake Passage, the Antarctic Peninsula, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. Savour ... more

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Days:
21
Start:
Ushuaia
Finish:
Puerto Madryn
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

Antarctica + 3 more

Cape Town to Zanzibar

Cape Town to Zanzibar

Travel from the southern tip of South Africa to Tanzania’s famous Spice Island on this epic Overland journey through Africa. Starting in Cape Town, head through remote deserts, rolling savannas and ... more

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Days:
41
Start:
Cape Town
Finish:
Stone Town
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Botswana + 6 more

Classic Bali

Classic Bali

Bali and paradise are synonymous with each other. Everyone who visits always has a reason to come back, be it to explore the rich history, stunning beaches or the flourishing landscapes they might ... more

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Days:
9
Start:
Seminyak
Finish:
Seminyak
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Indonesia

Kathmandu Discovery

Kathmandu Discovery

Get to know Kathmandu, Nepal's mountainous capital, on a deeper level during this four-day adventure. Learn about the multiple faiths of the mountain kingdom while visiting Hindu and Buddhist temples ... more

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Days:
4
Start:
Kathmandu
Finish:
Kathmandu
Ages:
12 - 99
Country:

Nepal

Costa Rica Beginner Surfing

Costa Rica Beginner Surfing

With some of the most consistent surf in Costa Rica, Santa Teresa is the ideal place for a surf trip whether you’re a newbie or an experienced barrel-bandit. With included lessons and board hire, you ... more

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Days:
4
Start:
San Jose
Finish:
San Jose
Ages:
Over 18
Country:

Costa Rica

Uluru Adventure ex Yulara

Uluru Adventure ex Yulara

This 3 Day Uluru Adventure is the perfect short trip for those wanting to experience icons of the Australian Outback in a narrow time frame, offering the flexibility of flying into Yulara on the day ... more

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Days:
3
Start:
Yulara
Finish:
Alice Springs
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

Australia

Uluru Adventure ex Yulara

Uluru Adventure ex Yulara

Want to see the Red Centre's greatest natural attractions in under three days? Easy. Jump on this trip and you'll get to admire Uluru by sunrise and sunset, explore the natural wonders of Kings Canyon ... more

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Days:
3
Start:
Yulara
Finish:
Alice Springs
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

Australia

Why Travel With NOVICA & Intrepid?

Make a Difference

Responsible travel matters. Be the solution not the problem. Sustainable, carbon-neutral, climate-positive adventures.

Itineraries, not Timetables

Experience the world in your own special way - classic tour highlights plus plenty of free time to write your own story.

Travel in Style

Your style. We have thousands of destinations and travel styles that span budgets and comfort zones all offer authentic local experiences.

Big Adventures, Small Groups

Independent in feel but social enough to ensure you enjoy the journey, not just the destination.

Guides Without Books

Our local tour leaders bring grassroots real-life experiences and local knowledge as they welcome you to their world.

Travel to Connect

Embrace your curiosity, meet fellow travelers who share your respect for local cultures and the planet we all call home.

Machu Picchu!

Win a Classic Peru Adventure Tour to Machu Picchu & Ancient Inca Sites. Every NOVICA product purchased through the end of the year qualifies as an entry. Let the journey begin!
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