Book a Dream Trip, Pay Later With This $1 Deposit Deal

Intrepid Travel is offering $1 deposits on more than 1,000 itineraries, giving travelers the chance to reserve a vacation for pennies and pay the rest 56 days before their departure.

A family in Aswan, Egypt on a camel ride with Intrepid Travel
Photo: Courtesy of Intrepid Travel

Intrepid Travel is bringing back its $1 deposit deal, allowing people to reserve a spot on a dream trip and pay later — for less than the cost of a slice of pizza.

Intrepid is offering $1 deposits on more than 1,000 itineraries, giving travelers the chance to reserve a vacation for pennies and pay the rest 56 days before their departure, the company shared with Travel + Leisure. To take advantage, travelers must put down their dollar bill before the end of March and travel by Dec. 31.

A woman with Intrepid Travel in Arizona at Horseshoe Bend
Courtesy of Intrepid Travel

"The world is reopening, and people are excited to get traveling again," Matt Berna, Intrepid Travel's general manager for North America, told T+L. "Our $1 deposit is a great way to make plans to get traveling again - you can book a vacation for less money than a cup of coffee!"

Travel around Iceland hunting for the Northern Lights or head from Hanoi down to Ho Chi Minh City on a 10-day tour of Vietnam. Explore classic cities in Italy from Venice to Rome over the course of two weeks, or go on a short 5-day jaunt through southern Florida, including stops in Miami, the Everglades, and the Florida Keys.

The company said the deal is not valid on certain trips, including polar trips in the Arctic or Antarctic, tailor-made experiences, gorilla trek permit trips, or Inca Trail permit trips.

This year, Intrepid will launch dozens of adventures around the United States covering 28 different states, including trips in Montana and San Francisco.

Currently, Intrepid requires all travelers 18 and older to be fully vaccinated to join a trip, according to the company's policy. Children 5 to 17 must show either proof of vaccination, proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of their trip, or proof they contracted COVID-19 and recovered.

Alison Fox is a contributing writer for Travel + Leisure. When she's not in New York City, she likes to spend her time at the beach or exploring new destinations and hopes to visit every country in the world. Follow her adventures on Instagram.

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