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Intrepid Tours

Mangrove Paradise Resort | Simpang 912, Jalan Kota Batu, Bandar Seri Begawan BD2117, Brunei Darussalam
+673 222 1685
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Adelaide to Alice Springs

I had the best tour with Wayne (tour guide) and met and made so many new friends. Every stop in the... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
Kim W
via mobile
Intrepid Family India Comfort

We did the golden triangle. Best part of the tour was being with other families. This kept my... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
Chicago, Illinois
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At the request of the new Director of Tourism, I established Intrepid in the late 1990's to help develop activity and outdoor based tour products in Brunei. I created the first visitor programmes for Temburong National Park and setup a number of other operators businesses there. This was after arriving in Brunei in 1993 from Australia to establish Brunei's Outward Bound Centre in Temburong. Intrepid Tours began independent operations in 1999, and continued developing new tour products in Temburong, the mangroves near Bandar Seri Begawan and elsewhere. Our success is demonstrated by the fact many of these tours can now be seen replicated by other operators. Nevertheless, because of my Outward Bound background and qualifications as an educator, our tours and packages have a unique quality that aims to inform and educate as well as experience Brunei. Our standard tour options are designed to suit visitor preferences and the time available; including short, day, evening and multi-day programmes. Our tours include most cultural and natural heritage attractions in Brunei. And we still have tours that are unique. Our multi-day packages include accommodation - eg hotel, longhouse, river camp - and transfers in combination with our established tours. Our Bandar Seri Begawan office and marine tourism and training base at Mangrove Paradise Resort - on the Brunei River - allows us to provide a range of tours that cannot be copied. The accommodation at Mangrove Paradise Resort - chalets and villas over the water - can be integrated into our multi-day Brunei packages. Our operations base in Temburong - a "modern" longhouse made from bricks and concrete with some air-cond bedrooms, bunkrooms and even WiFi - is where we store our equipment, including rafts, life-jackets etc for our Temburong tours. Integrating the longhouse community into our tours ensures the economic benefits of tourism reach traditional communities to help them preserve their lifestyles and values. It also means great food and visitor experiences for our guests. Some of our multi-day packages include visits to adjacent areas of the island of Borneo - Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan - in Malaysia. And innovative methods of linking them together. We tailor-make programmes for schools, special interest groups, families, couples, team building, cruise ship visitors, golfers and divers. We conduct International Yacht Training courses and certification for recreational sailing and power boating & dive boat drivers. We train boat drivers for visitor operations in Brunei, and adjacent areas of Borneo. Please join us for a great experience in Brunei. We'll do our best to help you create a wonderful visit and to experience what makes Brunei the gem at the geographic centre of SE Asia. Please email us with your enquiries and requests. Allan Riches B.Ed., M.Ed.Admin., MACE Managing Director
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“water village” (8 reviews)
“allan” (5 reviews)
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Mangrove Paradise Resort | Simpang 912, Jalan Kota Batu, Bandar Seri Begawan BD2117, Brunei Darussalam
+673 222 1685
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

I had the best tour with Wayne (tour guide) and met and made so many new friends. Every stop in the tour, I took every opportunity to take on what was on offer. Well worth it ..

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We did the golden triangle. Best part of the tour was being with other families. This kept my then 9-year-old happy. It was cool to take the train as well so that we could sort of mingle with the locals. The bad is that it...More

Thank CityMomChicago
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Following working in Brunei for 18 months, managed to arrange a day's introduction trip, with my partner to the Jungle, and had a magical experience of both the jungle and the culture. I would highly recommend this tour to all.

Thank R0nald33
Allan R, Owner at Intrepid Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2016

It was great to have you both along for the tour and I'm very please you enjoyed the day. Temburong NP is an amazing area and our HERITAGE NP programme integrates the Longhouse visits to create a unique experience. Allan

Reviewed 9 October 2016

Our family did the Heritage Tour to Ulu Temburong (2 kids along) and the exploration was perfect. The trip was broken up by a 45 minute boat ride, a shorter van ride to a long house for tea, then a longboat ride into the trekking...More

1  Thank Angel P
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

The best from now on!!with combination of chemistry what travelers want...here the amazing ready to explore!!

Thank rahman d
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Allan told us a lot about Brunei and it's people. Very interesting and with humor. The visit at the water village house was very nice. Unfortantely Allan did not join us on the mangrove tour. We would have loved more stories about BSB. The mangrove...More

1  Thank Tes2012
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Our cruise ship stopped in Brunei for the day and we hired Intrepid Tours to take us to Temburong National Park. They met us at the port and drove us by van across the city to a smaller boat dock. We took a small boat...More

Thank Kwajrunner
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Intrepid Tours had several booked tours that day so we were lucky that we happened to get Allan to guide us on our private tour. With everything closed for two hours for Friday prayer, he provided a surprise picnic lunch for us and gave us...More

Thank W T
Reviewed 12 February 2016

A well organised, efficient tour arranged around a port stop in Brunei. Knowledgeable and interesting guides, full of jokes and good humour. Tea and cakes at the water village and looking and listening for monkeys were the highlights. Also great that it was arranged in...More

1  Thank londonkaren2016
Reviewed 12 February 2016

This is a good travel agency which offers a less expensive tour of Brunei as compared to that from cruise ships. The tour price depends on the final head count 2 weeks before the tour date.The communication with the contact is excellent. The guide is...More

Thank Ken-from-Kalifornia
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30 March 2017|
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Response from Allan R | Property representative |
Hi Diananaz and thanks for your message. Please do an internet search for us - Intrepid Tours in Brunei - to find our website and email address. Email will be the best method of communication. We can then get back to you... More
24 February 2015|
Response from Allan R | Property representative |
Hi Karen, Our cruise ship tours here have a maximum of 18 people in the group; to minimize delays and ensure people can hear the guide's information. The per person price for each tour is based on the number of people in... More