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

Patagonia: Trekking in the Andes

Patagonia: Trekking in the Andes

Join Intrepid on a new off-the-beaten-track expedition the through the great landscapes of Patagonia. This challenging but rewarding journey explores the real Patagonian wilderness, revealing the ... more

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Days:
9
Start:
Bariloche
Finish:
Puerto Varas
Ages:
16 - 99
Country:

Argentina + 1 more

Patagonia Explored

Patagonia Explored

Explore Patagonia, land of sharp granite peaks, glaciers and perfect blue lakes, on a tour bought to you by Lonely Planet and Intrepid. Spend 14-day exploring this outdoor playground, beginning in the ... more

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Days:
14
Start:
Santiago
Finish:
Buenos Aires
Ages:
1 - 99
Country:

Argentina + 1 more

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

Highlights of Germany

Highlights of Germany

Oh Germany, what can't you do? A land of history, fairytales, cobblestones, perfume, bratwurst, wine and beer, this is a country to fall in love with. Take a whiff of Cologne and its incredible ... more

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Days:
9
Start:
Cologne
Finish:
Munich
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Germany

South China: Hike, Bike & Kayak

South China: Hike, Bike & Kayak

Enter a world of both natural wonder and big city glamour. Admire the majestic beauty of Longji rice terraces, appreciate limestone karsts dotted around rice paddies in Yangshuo, discover the ... more

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Days:
9
Start:
Guangzhou
Finish:
Hong Kong
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

China + 1 more

China: Hike, Bike, Kayak & Kung Fu

China: Hike, Bike, Kayak & Kung Fu

Enter a world of both natural delights and big city lights on this 16-day active adventure through the heart of China. Spend three days hiking sections of the Great Wall of China, including time spent ... more

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Days:
16
Start:
Beijing
Finish:
Hong Kong
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

China + 1 more

Discover Georgia & Turkey

Discover Georgia & Turkey

See the highlights of Georgia and Turkey on an 18-day adventure through the cultural heart of this region. These two Black Sea bordering nations may be close, but the distinct differences in food ... more

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Days:
18
Start:
Tbilisi
Finish:
Istanbul
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Georgia + 1 more

Northern Cyprus

Northern Cyprus

The beauty of the land and hospitality of people in Northern Cyprus is undeniable and is a largely untouched gem of the Mediterranean. On your eight-day adventure, hunt for castles and monasteries ... more

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Days:
8
Start:
Girne
Finish:
Famagusta
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Cyprus

Discover Classic Turkey & Northern Cyprus

Discover Classic Turkey & Northern Cyprus

Discover Turkey in all its ancient glory during this eight-day journey beginning in Istanbul. Travel to the Aegean resort town of Kusadasi before exploring the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia, then hop ... more

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Days:
15
Start:
Istanbul
Finish:
Famagusta
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Cyprus + 1 more

Bolivian Salt Flats Adventure

Bolivian Salt Flats Adventure

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:
15 - 99
Country:

Bolivia

Best of Chile

Best of Chile

Awash with phenomenal landscapes, Chile stands every bit as tall as its photogenic neighbours Peru, Argentina and Bolivia. Set off from the cobbled streets of Santiago and venture up into the Andes ... more

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

Chile

Cycle Peru: Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley

Cycle Peru: Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley

Travel to Peru and embark on a cycling adventure from the coast to the magical Sacred Valley. Kick things off on the streets of Lima, pedalling through fishermen’s and artists’ hangouts, clocking ... more

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Days:
8
Start:
Lima
Finish:
Cusco
Ages:
14 - 99
Country:

Peru

Ecuador: Hike, Bike & Raft

Ecuador: Hike, Bike & Raft

Work up a sweat getting an insight into the wonderful South American country of Ecuador on this active, ten-day journey. Hike from the glistening crater lake of Quilotoa to the tiny Andean village of ... more

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Days:
10
Start:
Quito
Finish:
Quito
Ages:
16 - 99
Country:

Ecuador

Cycle Peru with Inca Trail (Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley)

Cycle Peru with Inca Trail (Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley)

Travel to Peru and embark on a cycling adventure from the coast to the magical Sacred Valley. Kick things off on the streets of Lima, pedalling through fishermen’s and artists’ hangouts, clocking ... more

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Days:
11
Start:
Lima
Finish:
Cusco
Ages:
14 - 99
Country:

Peru

Chile & Argentina Real Food Adventure

Chile & Argentina Real Food Adventure

From the spicy centre of Santiago to the colourful Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires via breathtaking Patagonia, let your tastebuds be taken on a whirlwind adventure of a variety of South American ... more

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Days:
11
Start:
Santiago
Finish:
Buenos Aires
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Argentina + 1 more

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

India Expedition: Markets & Jungles of Odisha

India Expedition: Markets & Jungles of Odisha

This 13-day expedition takes you into the heart of Odisha, into the melting-pot marketplaces that the bloggers haven’t reached yet. Shop alongside Kondh people, explore the lush and fertile hillside ... more

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Days:
13
Start:
Kolkata
Finish:
Kolkata
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

India

Kathmandu to Delhi

Kathmandu to Delhi

Take the road less travelled from Nepal to India on this 10-day tour. Despite beginning and finishing in two well-known cities – Kathmandu and Delhi – this adventure avoids the tourist crowds in ... more

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Days:
10
Start:
Kathmandu
Finish:
Delhi
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

India + 1 more

North & South India Real Food Adventure

North & South India Real Food Adventure

Spend over three weeks discovering the sights, sounds and flavours of India. From Delhi to Hyderabad and via the ethereal beauty of Rajasthan, experience the best street food in Delhi, the beautiful ... more

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Days:
24
Start:
Delhi
Finish:
Hyderabad
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

India

Iran Real Food Adventure

Iran Real Food Adventure

Iran’s charm begins with its stunning environment – snow-capped mountains, rolling deserts, ancient cities and crowded bazaars all add to an unforgettable tapestry of a culture less experienced. ... more

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

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Best of El Salvador

Best of El Salvador

Good things come in small packages, and nowhere more than El Salvador. Sitting quietly nestled in between Guatemala and Honduras, El Salvador’s epic volcanoes, misty cloud forests, ancient relics and ... more

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Days:
8
Start:
San Salvador
Finish:
El Tunco
Ages:
Over 15
Country:

El Salvador

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

Classic Bali

Classic Bali

Bali has something for everyone, and on this nine-day eastern exploration, discover a Bali you may never had known existed. Visit the renowned highlands of Ubud and the popular beachside city of ... more

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

Indonesia

Komodo & Flores Adventure

Komodo & Flores Adventure

The many islands of Indonesia are scattered like gems across the Indian Ocean, hidden oases of tropical rainforests, wildlife and warm people ready to open their hearts and their homes to visitors. ... more

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Days:
10
Start:
Labuan Bajo
Finish:
Maumere
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Indonesia

Indonesia Expedition: Orangutans of Kalimantan

Indonesia Expedition: Orangutans of Kalimantan

Go in search of the gentle giants of the Borneo jungles – the elusive orangutan – on an 11-day small-group expedition. Kalimantan, the Indonesian portion of Borneo, is teeming with jungles to explore ... more

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

Indonesia

Africa Experience

Africa Experience

This trip delivers adventure and comfort in equal measures. Travel through these welcoming nations, past stunning scenery, tiny farming villages and modern cities abuzz with activity. Get a dose of ... more

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Days:
37
Start:
Cape Town
Finish:
Arusha
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Botswana + 5 more

Russia Adventure

Russia Adventure

Go deeper than Stalin’s bunker in the political, religious and military history on an adventure through Russia. Embark on an 11-day small group trip from the majesty of Moscow following the Volga ... more

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

Russian Federation

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

Morocco: Hike, Bike & Horse Ride

Morocco: Hike, Bike & Horse Ride

This seven-day heart-racing journey will have you cycling through manic Marrakech, mountain biking down the slopes of the High Atlas Mountains, hiking the rugged countryside and horse riding on the ... more

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

Morocco

Highlights of Spain

Highlights of Spain

Feel the pulse of spirited Spain on this eight-day Lonely Planet Experience from the country’s capital to the bustling coastal city of Barcelona. Be captivated by Cuenca’s Old City, mosey around the ... more

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Days:
8
Start:
Madrid
Finish:
Barcelona
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Spain

Umbrian Discovery

Umbrian Discovery

Travel to Italy and explore the green heart of charming Umbria - mingling with pilgrims, eating delicious foods and seeing ancient sites along the way. Visit the most sacred places in Italy as you ... more

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Days:
8
Start:
Venice
Finish:
Rome
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Italy

Italy Uncovered

Italy Uncovered

From the romance of Venice to the laidback charm of the Amalfi Coast, take time to experience the true delights of Italy. Travel through the rolling hills of Umbria, visit medieval towns, soak up ... more

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Days:
15
Start:
Venice
Finish:
Amalfi
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Italy

Italy Vegan Food Adventure

Italy Vegan Food Adventure

It’s remarkable that Italy, where tradition runs so strong and deep, is where some of the world’s most progressive, innovative and exquisite vegan food experiences can be had. Join Intrepid’s very ... more

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Days:
8
Start:
Venice
Finish:
Rome
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Italy

Russia Experience

Russia Experience

Get an in-depth insight into the political, religious and military history on an 18-day adventure through western Russia. From the streets of classic Moscow, discover ethnic Tartar culture in Kazan ... more

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Days:
18
Start:
Moscow
Finish:
St Petersburg
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Russian Federation

New Year in Antarctica

New Year in Antarctica

Experience a New Year’s celebration like no other on this 11-day adventure along the Antarctic Peninsula. Spend the days in search of humpback whales, seals and orcas from the bow of a Zodiac, and ... more

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

Antarctica + 1 more

Christmas & New Year in Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands

Christmas & New Year in Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands

This epic 21-day adventure takes you across the depths of the Drake Passage to the awe-inspiring Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. Celebrate Christmas and the new year on ... more

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

Antarctica + 3 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

Highlights of South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula

Highlights of South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula

Explore Antarctica’s most wildlife-heavy landing sites on this 18-day expedition cruise on board the state-of-the-art Ocean Endeavour. See penguin colonies and seals aplenty in the bays of South ... more

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Days:
18
Start:
Ushuaia
Finish:
Ushuaia
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

Antarctica + 2 more

Hawaii Discovery

Hawaii Discovery

The Hawaiian archipelago is a tropical paradise waiting to be explored, and this 10-day island-hopping adventure takes in the best that the area has to offer. Kick back on the beach at Waikiki and ... more

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Days:
10
Start:
Honolulu
Finish:
Lahaina
Ages:
Over 15
Country:

United States Of America

US & Canada Discovery Winter

US & Canada Discovery Winter

Escape the crowds, embrace the snow and enjoy the magical festivities of Christmas on this 10-day winter adventure through the USA and Canada. Check out the Windy City, dine with an Amish family in ... more

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Days:
11
Start:
Chicago
Finish:
New York
Ages:
Over 15
Country:

Canada + 1 more

Essential Hawaii

Essential Hawaii

When you think of Hawaii, you might imagine a sun-drenched paradise full of sandy beaches, picturesque coastlines and laidback surfer types. You’d be right. The Essential Hawaii tour will let you ... more

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Days:
9
Start:
Honolulu
Finish:
Kahului
Ages:
18 - 29
Country:

United States Of America

Essential Silk Road

Essential Silk Road

Imagine snow-capped mountains, cities that rise gleaming from the desert, epic canyons and massive blue-tiled mosques that match the colour of deep alpine lakes. Then imagine the once legendary ... more

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Days:
14
Start:
Almaty
Finish:
Almaty
Ages:
18 - 29
Country:

Kazakhstan + 2 more

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.

Kenya Safari!

Win a Classic African Adventure Tour to Kenya Overland Safari. Every NOVICA product purchased through the end of the year qualifies as an entry. Let the journey begin!
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