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

Northern Vietnam & Yunnan Adventure

Northern Vietnam & Yunnan Adventure

Discover the remote mountains of northwest Vietnam and southwest China on a trip from Hanoi to Kunming, taking in all the attractions in between. Leaving the graceful boulevards of Hanoi behind ... more

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Days:
29
Start:
Hanoi
Finish:
Kunming
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

China + 1 more

Sapa & Yunnan Explorer

Sapa & Yunnan Explorer

Discover the remote mountains of northwest Vietnam and southwest China on a trip from Hanoi to Kunming, taking in all the attractions in between. Leaving the graceful boulevards of Hanoi behind ... more

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Days:
18
Start:
Hanoi
Finish:
Kunming
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

China + 1 more

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

Cruising Malaysia & Thailand Northbound - Penang to Phuket

Cruising Malaysia & Thailand Northbound - Penang to Phuket

The spoils of Thailand and Malaysia are no secret, but this Adventure Cruise proves there’s always more to discover. Cruise by Langkawi, Ao Nang, Ko Yao Yai and Ko Rok Noi, to visit hidden waterfalls ... more

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Days:
16
Start:
Pulau Penang
Finish:
Phuket
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Malaysia + 1 more

Epic India

Epic India

Travel across this huge country on this trailblazing adventure tour. In the north witness pilgrims performing ancient ceremonies on the ghats of Varanasi and marvel at the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra. ... more

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Days:
23
Start:
Delhi
Finish:
Goa
Ages:
18 - 29
Country:

India

Six Days in Cambodia

Six Days in Cambodia

Less than a week to see the most important stuff Cambodia has to offer? This trip has you covered. Hang in Phnom Penh where you can hoover up some street food, burl around in a cyclo and see some of ... more

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Days:
6
Start:
Phnom Penh
Finish:
Siem Reap
Ages:
18 - 29
Country:

Cambodia

Essential African Safari

Essential African Safari

Short and sweet, this trip combines three of southern Africa's most exciting places – Hwange and Kruger national parks and the jaw-dropping Victoria Falls. From South Africa's big modern capital to a ... more

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Days:
9
Start:
Victoria Falls
Finish:
Johannesburg
Ages:
18 - 29
Country:

South Africa + 1 more

Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands & South Georgia from Ushuaia

Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands & South Georgia from Ushuaia

Experience an adventure tour of Antarctica and explore the unique conditions at the end of the Earth. Embark from Ushuaia and travel through the Beagle Channel to the Falkland Islands, where a ... more

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Days:
19
Start:
Ushuaia
Finish:
Ushuaia
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

Antarctica + 2 more

Antarctic Explorer from Ushuaia 12 day

Antarctic Explorer from Ushuaia 12 day

Experience an adventure tour of Antarctica and explore the unique conditions at the end of the Earth. Embark from Tierra Del Fuego and travel through the Beagle Channel and Drake Passage to the South ... more

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Days:
12
Start:
Ushuaia
Finish:
Ushuaia
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

Antarctica + 1 more

Essential Quito to Lima

Essential Quito to Lima

Hit the heart of Ecuador on this grand old tour that takes you south from Quito to the Peruvian capital. Starting high up in the Andes, here are a few things you’ll see – rainbow-hued markets, edible ... more

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Days:
9
Start:
Quito
Finish:
Lima
Ages:
18 - 29
Country:

Ecuador + 1 more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winter Tatra Adventure

Winter Tatra Adventure

Wandering through the Tatra Mountains feels like an excursion through a pallid snow-touched dream – the only thing greater in beauty than the endless trees and rolling landscapes are the sharp peaks ... more

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

Poland + 1 more

Epic Laos & Cambodia

Epic Laos & Cambodia

Holidays are hard to come by, so make the most of yours with this 18-day South East Asian extravaganza. See the best of the best in Bangkok, haggle and feast in Chiang Mai, chill on a private slow ... more

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Days:
18
Start:
Bangkok
Finish:
Siem Reap
Ages:
18 - 29
Country:

Cambodia + 2 more

Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands & South Georgia: From Buenos Aires

Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands & South Georgia: From Buenos Aires

Experience an adventure tour of Antarctica and explore the unique conditions at the end of the Earth. Embark from Ushuaia and travel through the Beagle Channel to the Falkland Islands, where a ... more

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Days:
20
Start:
Buenos Aires
Finish:
Buenos Aires
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

Antarctica + 2 more

Real Southern Africa

Real Southern Africa

Four countries, eight national parks, 17 days, hundreds of animals, thousands of birds, and one unforgettable journey from South Africa through Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe and back. ... more

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Days:
17
Start:
Johannesburg
Finish:
Johannesburg
Ages:
18 - 29
Country:

Botswana + 3 more

Halloween in Transylvania

Halloween in Transylvania

Even without its bloodcurdling myths of Dracula, werewolves, haunted castles and gypsy curses, Romania is an atmospheric destination. And no more so on the spooky holiday of Halloween. Let us ... more

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Days:
10
Start:
Bucharest
Finish:
Bucharest
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Romania

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

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.

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