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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Yunnan Adventure

Yunnan Adventure

Discover the spectacular southern reaches of China on this adventure through its most stunning and diversified natural scenery and ethnic cultures in the unique Yunnan province. Start in Vietnam's ... more

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Days:
20
Start:
Hanoi
Finish:
Kunming
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

China + 1 more

Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands & South Georgia

Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands & South Georgia

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:
Ushuaia
Finish:
Ushuaia
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

Antarctica + 3 more

Real Day of the Dead Oaxaca

Real Day of the Dead Oaxaca

Mexico’s throwing a party and everyone’s invited – even the dead! Travel from Oaxaca to San Cristobal del las Casas and pumping Playa del Carmen, taking in the after-dark antics of the famous Day of ... more

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Days:
9
Start:
Oaxaca
Finish:
Playa del Carmen
Ages:
18 - 29
Country:

Mexico

US & Canada Discovery

US & Canada Discovery

Allow us to introduce Canada and America, you might have heard of them. Enjoy the sights of the Midwest and the North as you drive through scenic countryside and quaint towns. Feel the spray on your ... more

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Days:
11
Start:
Chicago
Ages:
Over 15
Country:

Canada + 1 more

Trek Armenia: The Transcaucasian Trail

Trek Armenia: The Transcaucasian Trail

Follow the spectacular Transcaucasian trail through the stunning mountain ranges of Armenia on this world-class, long-distance hike that traverses one of the most biologically and culturally diverse ... more

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

Armenia

New Zealand South Island Discovery

New Zealand South Island Discovery

While New Zealand’s North Island is known for its spectacular coastline, the South Island is gifted with gorgeous coast, rugged mountains, pristine glacier-carved landscapes and renowned wine. We’re ... more

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Days:
10
Start:
Queenstown
Finish:
Queenstown
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

New Zealand

New Zealand Adventure Northbound

New Zealand Adventure Northbound

Visually striking, culturally daring and ever-surprising, New Zealand will charm the socks off even the most reserved traveller. Nature enthusiasts will be awe-struck by the Franz Josef Glacier ... more

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Days:
22
Start:
Christchurch
Finish:
Auckland
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

New Zealand

New Zealand North Island Explorer Northbound

New Zealand North Island Explorer Northbound

Explore New Zealand's North Island, from secluded beaches to volcanic craters, on this 12-day tour. Travel from Christchurch to Kaikoura, where you can spot seals on the rugged shoreline. Continue ... more

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Days:
12
Start:
Christchurch
Finish:
Auckland
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

New Zealand

New Zealand North Island Explorer Southbound

New Zealand North Island Explorer Southbound

Discover New Zealand’s North Island – with a taste of the South – on this 12-day adventure from Auckland to Christchurch. Ease into it with a few days soaking up the beauty of the Bay of Islands, then ... more

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Days:
12
Start:
Auckland
Finish:
Christchurch
Ages:
12 - 99
Country:

New Zealand

New Zealand Adventure Southbound

New Zealand Adventure Southbound

Explore and experience New Zealand to the fullest, from the secluded beaches and volcanic craters of the north to the glaciers, mountains and fjords in the south. Adventure activities abound ... more

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Days:
22
Start:
Auckland
Finish:
Christchurch
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

New Zealand

Brisbane to Cairns Northbound

Brisbane to Cairns Northbound

Explore Australia’s sun-kissed east coast from the Queensland capital of Brisbane to the tropical hub of Cairns on an epic trip that offers one coastal paradise after another. Take an off-road ... more

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Days:
8
Start:
Brisbane
Finish:
Cairns
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

Australia

Sydney to Brisbane Northbound

Sydney to Brisbane Northbound

Explore wilderness, discover wildlife and indulge in wine on this laid-back adventure from the iconic cityscapes of Sydney to Queensland’s capital of Brisbane. Sample cheese and chocolate as you ... more

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Days:
7
Start:
Sydney
Finish:
Brisbane
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

Australia

Northern Lights Escape

Northern Lights Escape

Gurgling hot springs, majestic waterfalls, volcanoes alive and extinct, Europe’s biggest glacier – Iceland, where adventures a la naturale await. Discover the raw natural beauty of this spectacular ... more

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Days:
6
Start:
Reykjavik
Finish:
Reykjavik
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Iceland

Finnish Lapland in Winter

Finnish Lapland in Winter

Lapland is a magical place of pristine Arctic landscapes and snow-dusted woodlands. In this winter wonderland, the cold air is cut only by the sound of rushing rivers and panting huskies as they ... more

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Days:
8
Start:
Helsinki
Finish:
Rovaniemi
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Finland

Hanoi to Kunming

Hanoi to Kunming

Discover the spectacular southern reaches of China on this adventure through the past. Start in Vietnam's jewel of the north, and delve further into the region's French heritage over the border, with ... more

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Days:
9
Start:
Hanoi
Finish:
Kunming
Ages:
12 - 99
Country:

China + 1 more

Explore Taiwan

Explore Taiwan

Breathtaking coastline, lush green landscapes and tranquil temples are only the beginning on this 11-day adventure through tantalising Taiwan. Squeeze between food stalls and medicine pedlars in ... more

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

Taiwan, Republic Of China

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

Christmas in Antarctica

Christmas in Antarctica

Take the Christmas holiday of a lifetime – an 11-day expedition exploring the wonders of Antarctica. Set foot on the Antarctic Peninsula, spot seals resting on the icefloe and witness seabirds nesting ... more

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Days:
11
Start:
Ushuaia
Finish:
Ushuaia
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

Antarctica + 1 more

Discover Antarctica 10 days

Discover Antarctica 10 days

Antarctica – it’s a place of extremes, where the wildlife and landscape paint a picture like nowhere else in the world. Take to the extraordinary islands around the Antarctic Peninsula, spending 10 ... more

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Days:
10
Start:
Ushuaia
Finish:
Ushuaia
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

Antarctica + 1 more

Journey to the Antarctic Circle

Journey to the Antarctic Circle

Enter the southernmost region on earth then take things a step further as you cross the Antarctic Circle. This is nature at its harshest yet Antarctica’s wildlife thrives, having adapted to the ... more

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Days:
14
Start:
Ushuaia
Finish:
Ushuaia
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

Antarctica + 1 more

Antarctic Whale Journey

Antarctic Whale Journey

It’s peak whale season at the Antarctic Peninsula and this 10-day adventure takes you to the heart of the action. Fill your days with wildlife encounters as you visit penguin rookeries, spot seals ... more

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Days:
10
Start:
Ushuaia
Finish:
Ushuaia
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

Antarctica + 1 more

Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands Explorer

Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands Explorer

An epic, 21-day adventure across the depths of the Drake Passage awaits. The destination? The awe-inspiring Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. Discover just how impressive ... more

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

Antarctica + 2 more

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

Cruising the Seychelles Islands

Cruising the Seychelles Islands

Pristine white sands lapped with dazzling turquoise waters. Swaying palms and jungle-clad hills. This remote archipelago scattered off the coast of Africa truly is a tropical paradise. Better yet ... more

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

Seychelles

Incredible Ethiopia: Timket Festival

Incredible Ethiopia: Timket Festival

Travel to Ethiopia and discover a beautiful country, barely touched by modern society. It’s an incredible combination of history, tradition, culture and nature. From the fascinating and colourful ... more

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Days:
14
Start:
Addis Ababa
Finish:
Lalibela
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Ethiopia

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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