Hit the road and travel to Texas on an overland tour of the US

Saddle up and prepare for a rip-roaring ride through one of the biggest, boldest and most surprising states in the USA. Get a taste of Southern hospitality on a ranch stay, sample fiery Tex-Mex cuisine or rock out to live music in Austin – Texas really does have it all. Become a Texas ranger and learn about cowboy culture as you take in the dynamic landscapes of America’s southwest on an overland adventure. See the iconic walls of the Alamo, take a stroll through dynamic Dallas, experience the remoteness of Big Bend National Park and discover why everything bigger, and better, in the unrivalled state of Texas.

Dallas, United States
Dallas, United States
United States
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 18
Group size
Min 5, Max 13
Carbon offset
362kg pp per trip


  • Stroll San Antonio’s wooded downtown area
  • Ponder the storied history of the Alamo
  • See why Austin is ‘the live music capital of the world’
  • Visit the infamous ‘grassy knoll’ in Dallas
  • Enjoy home cooked Tex-Mex cowboy cuisine
  • Experience rural Texas on a relaxing ranch stay
  • Learn about past presidents in Odessa


Farewell the city of Dallas and drive to San Angelo, a tough town with a charming heart. If there’s time, stop by the historic Fort Concho, which gives an insight into what it was like trying to protect frontier settlements of the old west, or Miss Hatties Bordello Museum, Texas’ most notorious brothel.
Spend two days in the incredible Big Bend National Park, a stunning desert and mountain landscape that follows the Rio Grande. Explore the Chihuahuan Desert environs on one of the many hiking trails, take a float trip down the Rio Grande and head deep into the park to uncover the Lost Mine Trail – offering an unparalleled view of the desert and across the Mexican Sky Islands.
Escape modern Texas and experience the simple life on a traditional Western ranch. Learn about the cowboys of the West, enjoy home-cooked meals and explore the ruggedly beautiful landscapes of rural Texas.
Soak up San Antonio’s rich cultural history and storied past. Brave the tourist throngs and ‘Remember the Alamo’, take a stroll along the Riverwalk or hunt for some tasty Mexican cuisine in this Latin-infused town.
Get ready for a toe-tapping, ear-pleasing extravaganza in the ‘weird’ city of Austin. A mecca for all things musical, Texas’s riverside capital is renowned for its relaxed lifestyle, laidback locals and diverse nightspots.
Return to the hustle and bustle of Dallas, where the curtain is drawn on the Texas ranger adventure. Enjoy an afternoon tour of the infamous Grassy Knoll and Book Depository, two places etched in history on the day of the JFK assassination.
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2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
Hotel (6 nights), Ranchstay (2 nights)
Included activities
  • The Alamo Mission


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Important notes

1. This trip is run by our experienced sister company, Grand American Adventures.
2. A single supplement is available on this trip.
3. This trip starts at 7:30am on day 1 and finishes at 5pm on day 9.
4. Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights.

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Texas Ranger , May 2014