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
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Featured Tours

Best of Cuba Westbound

Best of Cuba Westbound

From Cuba's historical streets of Havana to the pristine shores of the Caribbean, stroll through World Heritage cities, relive a fascinating colonial history and experience the rich heritage of music ... more

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

Cuba

Costa Rica: Raft, Surf, Kayak & Hike

Costa Rica: Raft, Surf, Kayak & Hike

Raft down the Pacuare River, swim in the company of turtles, barracuda and reef sharks in Manzanillo National Park, take a memorable four-day hike along the Savegre River and explore the thickets of ... more

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Days:
18
Start:
San Jose
Finish:
San Jose
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Costa Rica

Perth to Adelaide Overland

Perth to Adelaide Overland

This is not only one of the world's great road trips across the vast plains of the mighty Nullarbor, but also an opportunity to encounter the best of Australian wildlife up close. This journey ... more

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Days:
9
Start:
Perth
Finish:
Adelaide
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

Australia

Great Ocean Road Adventure ex Adelaide

Great Ocean Road Adventure ex Adelaide

Set off on a short but sweet road trip from Adelaide to Melbourne and experience southern Australia's wild natural beauty. Drive through the Adelaide Hills, learn about local Aboriginal history in the ... more

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Days:
2
Start:
Adelaide
Finish:
Melbourne
Ages:
18 - 99
Country:

Australia

Great Ocean Road Adventure ex Melbourne

Great Ocean Road Adventure ex Melbourne

Drive to Australia’s southern hotspots on a fast-paced three-day jaunt from Melbourne to Adelaide. Stop by the world-class surf break of Bells Beach, spot wild koalas at Kennett River and be ... more

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Days:
3
Start:
Melbourne
Finish:
Adelaide
Ages:
18 - 99
Country:

Australia

Great Ocean Road Adventure ex Melbourne

Great Ocean Road Adventure ex Melbourne

Drive to Australia’s southern hotspots on a fast-paced three-day jaunt from Melbourne to Adelaide. Stop by the world-class surf break of Bells Beach, spot wild koalas at Kennett River and be ... more

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Days:
3
Start:
Melbourne
Finish:
Adelaide
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

Australia

Adelaide to Perth Overland

Adelaide to Perth Overland

Travelling across the vast Nullarbor Plain is not only one of the world's great road trips, but a unique opportunity to encounter native Australian wildlife up close. Spot kangaroos, wombats, emus and ... more

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Days:
10
Start:
Adelaide
Finish:
Perth
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

Australia

Uluru Adventure

Uluru Adventure

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:
Alice Springs
Finish:
Alice Springs
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

Australia

Broome to the Bungle Bungles

Broome to the Bungle Bungles

A region of astounding natural beauty and great spiritual significance, Western Australia's Kimberley region is Australia untamed. And while the roads here can be rough and distances between ... more

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Days:
5
Start:
Broome
Finish:
Broome
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

Australia

Cape Leveque and the Kimberley Coast

Cape Leveque and the Kimberley Coast

A stunning composition of ochre-coloured earth and aquamarine waters, the Dampier Peninsula is one of the most spectacular coastal environments in Australia and a great place to encounter the ... more

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Days:
2
Start:
Broome
Finish:
Broome
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

Australia

The Great Kimberley Overland

The Great Kimberley Overland

Explore Australia’s rugged Kimberley region on this 13-day adventure through the red heart of the west. Explore the underground caves at Tunnel Creek, the tranquil pools at Bell Gorge and the ... more

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Days:
13
Start:
Broome
Finish:
Broome
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

Australia

The Great Kimberley Overland

The Great Kimberley Overland

Explore Australia’s rugged Kimberley region on this 13-day adventure through the red heart of the west. Explore the underground caves at Tunnel Creek, the tranquil pools at Bell Gorge and the ... more

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Days:
13
Start:
Broome
Finish:
Broome
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

Australia

West Coast Encompassed Northbound

West Coast Encompassed Northbound

Western Australia is made for adventure and you’ll get the best of it with this all-encompassing exploration of natural wonders, vast expanses, and otherworldly landscapes. Leave from Perth, then hug ... more

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Days:
12
Start:
Perth
Finish:
Broome
Ages:
8 - 99
Country:

Australia

Wild Kimberley Overland

Wild Kimberley Overland

Get wild and remote in some of Australia's most untouched territory, the Kimberley. Embark on an adventure tour down the rough Gibb River Road, taking in hidden caves and indigenous history at Tunnel ... more

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

Australia

Real Bolivia & Argentina

Real Bolivia & Argentina

Get off the tourist trail on this extraordinary adventure through Bolivia and Argentina's wild interior. Explore La Paz and travel across the sprawling, other-worldly landscapes of the Salar de Uyuni ... more

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Days:
12
Start:
La Paz
Finish:
Buenos Aires
Ages:
18 - 29
Country:

Argentina + 2 more

One Week in Argentina and Brazil

One Week in Argentina and Brazil

This trip is a rollercoaster: short but action packed. Try the world’s best steak in Buenos Aires, marvel at Iguazu falls from two angles and finish off in party-town Rio. ... more

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Days:
7
Start:
Buenos Aires
Finish:
Rio de Janeiro
Ages:
18 - 29
Country:

Argentina + 1 more

One Week in the Galapagos Islands

One Week in the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands have a bit of a reputation – think the wildest wildlife, colourful underwater worlds and some of the most remote beaches and rock forms on earth. Spend nine days discovering this ... more

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Days:
7
Start:
Galapagos Islands
Finish:
Isla Santa Cruz
Ages:
18 - 29
Country:

Ecuador

Kruger & Cape Town Short Break by Train

Kruger & Cape Town Short Break by Train

Enjoy an incredible African adventure on this journey from Kruger National Park to the rugged beauty of sophisticated Cape Town. Feel the thrill of spotting one (or more!) of Africa’s Big Five for the ... more

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Days:
11
Start:
Johannesburg
Finish:
Cape Town
Ages:
6 - 99
Country:

South Africa

Discovery Islands & Orca Camp Expedition

Discovery Islands & Orca Camp Expedition

Escape to orca country with an eight-day kayaking expedition in Canada’s Wildcoast wilderness. Launching from the pristine Quadra Island, take an adventure on the glacial waters of Johnstone Strait to ... more

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Days:
8
Start:
Quadra Island
Finish:
Quadra Island
Ages:
Over 15
Country:

Canada

Sulawesi Expedition: Tana Toraja Trek

Sulawesi Expedition: Tana Toraja Trek

Experience an island that ventures way beyond the imagination. Hike deep into the mountainous core of Sulawesi and witness the compelling combination of art, ritual and death that’s central to the ... more

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Days:
11
Start:
Makassar
Finish:
Makassar
Ages:
12 - 99
Country:

Indonesia

Mergui Archipelago Sailing Experience departing from Khao Lak

Mergui Archipelago Sailing Experience departing from Khao Lak

Head off the tourist trail (and seemingly off the map) as you dive headfirst into a Myanmar sailing adventure through the remote Myeik Archipelago. Setting off from the hustle and bustle of Phuket ... more

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Days:
9
Start:
Khao Lak
Finish:
Khao Lak
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Myanmar + 1 more

Mergui Archipelago Sailing Adventure departing from Khao Lak

Mergui Archipelago Sailing Adventure departing from Khao Lak

Departing from Khao Lak, discover Burma on an Intrepid sailing adventure and dive into an aquatic playground that is truly one of the world’s best-kept secrets. While the backpackers, honeymooners and ... more

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Days:
9
Start:
Khao Lak
Finish:
Khao Lak
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Myanmar + 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Serengeti & Ngorongoro Safari

Serengeti & Ngorongoro Safari

Venture to the depths of the enormous caldera of Ngorongoro, a wildlife hotbed that's unlike anywhere else on Earth, before heading to Serengeti National Park, home to the Masai people and an ... more

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Days:
4
Start:
Arusha
Finish:
Arusha
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Tanzania, United Republic Of

Epic African Adventure

Epic African Adventure

If you’re going all the way to Africa, you want to do it right. This 32-day journey through Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe offers a mixture of safari and wildlife ... more

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Days:
31
Start:
Nairobi
Finish:
Johannesburg
Ages:
18 - 29
Country:

Botswana + 5 more

East Africa Safari & Coast

East Africa Safari & Coast

Discover the best of East Africa on this 10-day journey beginning in Nairobi, Kenya. Travel to some of Africa's most famous areas including the Masai Mara National Reserve, Serengeti National Park and ... more

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Days:
13
Start:
Nairobi
Finish:
Zanzibar
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Kenya + 1 more

Real East Africa & Zanzibar

Real East Africa & Zanzibar

Got 13 days, an adventurous bent, a desire to see as much of East Africa as you can and cap it off by unwinding on white-sand beaches? Welcome to your trip! Multiple 4WD safari drives in the Masai ... more

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Days:
13
Start:
Nairobi
Finish:
Zanzibar North Coast
Ages:
18 - 29
Country:

Kenya + 1 more

Essential East Africa

Essential East Africa

Got 10 days, an adventurous bent, a desire to see as much of East Africa as you can as you can and a tight budget? We’ve designed this trip just for you – it’s a memory-maker, but not a bank-breaker. ... more

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Days:
10
Start:
Nairobi
Finish:
Arusha
Ages:
18 - 29
Country:

Kenya + 1 more

Kenya: Women's Expedition

Kenya: Women's Expedition

Make your way through the heart of East Africa and meet local Kenyan women from all walks of life, who will share their stories and triumphs in the struggle for gender equality. Hear inspiring stories ... more

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

Kenya

Kenya: Wildlife Rangers Expedition

Kenya: Wildlife Rangers Expedition

This unique expedition takes you into the world of Kenya's inspiring rangers – the men and women on the frontline of wildlife conservation. Intrepid has partnered with The Thin Green Line Foundation ... more

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

Kenya

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

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

Safari to Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

Safari to Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

Travel to Africa and experience some of Kenya and Tanzania's most famous natural wonders on this Active trip for those with a passion for the outdoors. The vast Serengeti plains evoke a sense of ... more

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Days:
16
Start:
Nairobi
Finish:
Marangu
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Kenya + 1 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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