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

American Jazz Festival Tour

American Jazz Festival Tour

Pack your dancing shoes and prepare your jazz hands because we’re getting bluesy. This adventure from Atlanta to New Orleans takes you through the musical meccas of Nashville and Memphis with all the ... more

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Days:
9
Start:
Atlanta
Finish:
New Orleans
Ages:
Over 15
Country:

United States Of America

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

Crossing the Antarctic Circle from Ushuaia

Crossing the Antarctic Circle from Ushuaia

Cast off from Ushuaia, Argentina, to embark on an adventure to one of the most beautiful and remote locations on the planet. Sail across the notorious Drake Passage bound for the South Shetland ... more

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

Antarctica + 1 more

Classic Tibet

Classic Tibet

Beginning in the compact capital of Kathmandu, embark on a fulfilling expedition to the mystical lands of Tibet. This 11-day journey will take you through the mountainous passes, past stunning lakes ... more

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

China + 1 more

Yunnan Explorer

Yunnan Explorer

Experience the breathtaking natural scenery, historical attractions, and diverse lifestyles for which the province of Yunnan is known in this 12-day tour. Hike one of Asia's finest geological wonders ... more

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Days:
12
Start:
Kunming
Finish:
Kunming
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

China

Turkey: Black Sea & Beyond

Turkey: Black Sea & Beyond

Switzerland-esque valleys and mountainscapes, Sri Lankan-style tea-covered hills, crumbling churches on the desolate grassy landscape of high steppe – these are the unexpected sides of Turkey. ... more

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

Turkey

Essential Russia

Essential Russia

Hop on this whirlwind tour through Russia from the majestic Kremlin Palace to the artsy Nikola-Lenivets Park, and finish in stunning St. Petersburg. With the hot banyas and warmth of its people ... more

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Days:
9
Start:
Moscow
Finish:
St Petersburg
Ages:
18 - 29
Country:

Russian Federation

Classic Thailand East Coast (May - Oct)

Classic Thailand East Coast (May - Oct)

Combining the best of the north and south, this is the definitive Thailand tour. Travel from the clamour of the capital to the serenity of steamy rainforests, from atmospheric ruins to relaxed ... more

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Days:
17
Start:
Bangkok
Finish:
Ko Samui
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Thailand

Cycle Jordan for Good: A ride with Intrepid's founder

Cycle Jordan for Good: A ride with Intrepid's founder

Since Intrepid Travel’s humble beginnings in 1989, Geoff Manchester has helped lead the company’s purpose initiatives for decades. Now he wants to lead you on the cycling trip of a lifetime through ... more

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Days:
9
Start:
Madaba
Finish:
Madaba
Ages:
16 - 99
Country:

Jordan

Croatia Coastal Cruising: Dubrovnik to Split (Lupus Mare)

Croatia Coastal Cruising: Dubrovnik to Split (Lupus Mare)

Navigate the gorgeous coastline of Croatia in both style and comfort on this small-ship adventure cruise from Split to Dubrovnik. Soak up the sun, sea and salty sea breeze as you sail through the ... more

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Days:
8
Start:
Dubrovnik
Finish:
Split
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Bosnia And Herzegovina + 1 more

Eastern Europe Discovery

Eastern Europe Discovery

From the beautiful Baroque churches of Budapest and the haunted castles of Transylvania to the breakaway republic of Transnistria and the nuclear exclusion zone at Chernobyl, this 29-day Europe trip ... more

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Days:
29
Start:
Budapest
Finish:
Lviv
Ages:
Over 18
Country:

Hungary + 3 more

Highlights of Ukraine

Highlights of Ukraine

Ukraine may be off the tourist trail, but it certainly piques your interest – a confronting nuclear history, beautiful natural scenery and a charm that permeates through each place you explore. Spend ... more

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Days:
8
Start:
Kiev
Finish:
Lviv
Ages:
18 - 99
Country:

Ukraine

Classic Italy

Classic Italy

Experience the very best of northern Italy on this superb adventure. Wander through medieval villages like Assisi and Florence and along the rugged coastline of the Cinque Terre. Explore ancient ... more

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Days:
21
Start:
Rome
Finish:
Rome
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Italy

Budapest to Bled

Budapest to Bled

Stunning coastlines, historic cities, pristine national parks and some of the most delicious local cuisine your stomach will ever encounter – the Western Balkans have it all. And, this epic 29-day ... more

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Days:
29
Start:
Budapest
Finish:
Bled
Ages:
12 - 99
Country:

Bosnia And Herzegovina + 5 more

Essential Peru

Essential Peru

If you've only got time for the Inca Trail, or if Machu Picchu is on your bucket list, then this is your trip. With a local tour guide and enough porters to poke a (walking) stick at, you'll love ... more

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Days:
11
Start:
Lima
Finish:
Lima
Ages:
18 - 29
Country:

Peru

Cycle Sri Lanka: North

Cycle Sri Lanka: North

Avoid Sri Lanka's south-west monsoon rains and ride north to beautiful beaches, past quaint fishing villages, and swathes of lush green jungle on this cycling adventure from Negombo to Colombo. Sri ... more

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Days:
14
Start:
Negombo
Finish:
Colombo
Ages:
14 - 99
Country:

Sri Lanka

Cycle the Camino de Santiago

Cycle the Camino de Santiago

Cycle over 300 kilometres/185 miles on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. Starting in the Spanish city of Leon, you’ll ride through small villages and cities in the footsteps (kind of) of Saint ... more

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Days:
8
Start:
Leon
Finish:
Santiago de Compostela
Ages:
16 - 99
Country:

Spain

Northern Norway Explorer

Northern Norway Explorer

Enter a world of extremes where night looks like day, day looks like night and regardless of the season, the scenery's much more than alright. Leave the Arctic Circle behind and discover northern ... more

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Days:
9
Start:
Oslo
Finish:
Tromso
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Norway

Peru, Chile & Argentina Explorer

Peru, Chile & Argentina Explorer

Travel through South America by way of jungle, waterfalls and ancient ruins. This three week trip takes you to the Peruvian Amazon, to the floating islands of Lake Titicaca and into the footsteps of ... more

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Days:
21
Start:
Lima
Finish:
Buenos Aires
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Argentina + 2 more

Copenhagen to Northern Norway

Copenhagen to Northern Norway

From beautiful cities that seamlessly blend historic architecture and modern design to sprawling landscapes of pristine natural beauty, Scandinavia has a lot going for it. This 15-day journey through ... more

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Days:
15
Start:
Copenhagen
Finish:
Tromso
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Denmark + 2 more

Venice to Vienna

Venice to Vienna

From the melancholy beauty of Venice to the city of Vienna, this 10-day tour takes you on a historical journey through Italy and Austria. Take in breathtaking alpine meadows in Alpe di Siusi and ... more

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Days:
10
Start:
Venice
Finish:
Vienna
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Austria + 1 more

Rome to Vienna

Rome to Vienna

See northern Italy’s iconic sights, quintessential landscapes and mouth-watering cuisine on this 24-day adventure. Beginning in Rome, enjoy a Renaissance revival in Florence, marvel at the Leaning ... more

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Days:
23
Start:
Rome
Finish:
Vienna
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Austria + 1 more

Highlights of Andalucia & Morocco

Highlights of Andalucia & Morocco

Marvel at the sights, sounds and smells of Andalucia and Morocco on this 20-day cultural adventure. Feast on a variety of region-specific tapas, explore historic hilltop cities and bask in the ... more

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Days:
20
Start:
Seville
Finish:
Marrakech
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Morocco + 1 more

Highlights of Andalucia

Highlights of Andalucia

Marvel at the sights, sounds and smells of Andalucian country on this eight-day exploration of Spain’s south. Feast on a variety of region-specific tapas, explore historic hilltop cities and bask in ... more

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Days:
8
Start:
Seville
Finish:
Granada
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Spain

Madrid to Berlin

Madrid to Berlin

Discover European class and grandeur on this Lonely Planet Experience from Madrid to Berlin. Enjoy all things arty – from Madrid’s inspiring Art Walk to Barcelona’s internationally renowned galleries ... more

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Days:
22
Start:
Madrid
Finish:
Berlin
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Belgium + 5 more

Madrid to Rome

Madrid to Rome

Elaborate architecture, diverse cuisine and history on every street – the charm of Europe deserves all the praise it gets. From the brash elegance of Madrid to the soft-hued landscapes of Avignon, the ... more

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Days:
43
Start:
Madrid
Finish:
Rome
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Austria + 11 more

Madrid to Venice

Madrid to Venice

Elaborate architecture and exceptional cuisine, legendary landscapes and local histories – Europe is so well worth its accolades. From the elegance of Madrid and the soft-hued sceneries of Avignon to ... more

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Days:
36
Start:
Madrid
Finish:
Venice
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Austria + 11 more

Venice to Sicily

Venice to Sicily

Visit the most sacred places in Italy as you travel from Venice to Sicily, via the Umbrian hilltop towns of Gubbio and Assisi. Continue to Italy's 'Eternal City' of Rome and learn about the ... more

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Days:
29
Start:
Venice
Finish:
Palermo
Ages:
Over 15
Country:

Italy

Venice to Southern Italy

Venice to Southern Italy

Wander enchanting streets and alleys in Venice, hike through rolling green fields in Gubbio and discover the haunting side of Pompeii on this captivating adventure through la bella Italia. Sample ... more

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Days:
24
Start:
Venice
Finish:
Bari
Ages:
15 - 99
Country:

Italy

Southern Comfort USA - New Orleans Jazz Festival

Southern Comfort USA - New Orleans Jazz Festival

Enjoy classic architecture, history, music and food on this adventure through the Southern states of the USA. Kick things off in Atlanta before heading to the historic cities of Savannah, Charleston ... more

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Days:
12
Start:
Atlanta
Finish:
New Orleans
Ages:
Over 15
Country:

United States Of America

Seattle to Los Angeles

Seattle to Los Angeles

The west coast of the United States is home to rugged forests, panoramic coastlines and progressive cities, and this 28-day small group adventure will take you to the best of the best. From Seattle ... more

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Days:
28
Start:
Seattle
Finish:
Los Angeles
Ages:
Over 15
Country:

United States Of America

Balkan & Dalmatia Discovery

Balkan & Dalmatia Discovery

Europe is one of those wonderful places where, as a traveller, you can experience a bit of everything. Interested in learning about 20th century history? A visit to some of Serbia’s oldest cities like ... more

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Days:
22
Start:
Budapest
Finish:
Split
Ages:
12 - 99
Country:

Bosnia And Herzegovina + 4 more

Highlights of Romania, Moldova & Ukraine

Highlights of Romania, Moldova & Ukraine

Discover the hidden and the unexpected on this 20-day tour of Romania, Moldova and Ukraine. From the breakaway republic of Transnistria – where Soviet values persist – to the eerie wastelands of the ... more

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Days:
20
Start:
Bucharest
Finish:
Lviv
Ages:
Over 18
Country:

Romania + 2 more

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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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