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California Tours & Vacations

Explore the Golden State of California and get ready for some fun in the never-ending sun.  

Forget dreaming about California - explore it instead! With its breathtaking national parks, expansive desert landscapes, and vibrant cities, wandering through this sunny state is guaranteed to gift you with some pretty special memories. Whether you fancy wandering along San Francisco’s coastline, navigating your way past giant waterfalls in Yosemite, or spotting stars in Los Angeles, our California tours are not only full of fun, but full of the best cultural activities the United States has to offer. From appreciating Mother Nature’s beauty to marvelling at impressive man-made structures, your local leader will show you these destinations through an Intrepid lens for a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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4.7 out of 5 based on 105 reviews submitted.
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LA to Vegas: Grand National Parks

Michelle · Traveled November 2023
The trip of a lifetime. We were shown some amazing National Parks between Vegas and L.A and got to experience some beautiful sights I’d never imagined. Tour leader was great; knowledgeable, fun but never once compromised our safety. Highly recommend to anyone that appreciate’s nature at its best.
Review submitted 19 Dec 2023

Hiking in Yosemite National Park

Lindsey · Traveled October 2023
I highly recommend this trip if you want to visit Yosemite and hike in a group. This trip includes the meadow, high country, and the Mist Trail (just to name a few highlights). We went in October when the trails weren’t as crowded compared to the summer and saw some fall foliage. Lana was a great guide. She brought tons of knowledge, patience, and enthusiasm to the group. I’m glad I did this trip.
Review submitted 16 Oct 2023

Hiking in Yosemite National Park

Eleanor · Traveled October 2023
I’d definitely recommend this Yosemite hiking trip as it gives you time to properly explore the park and see all that it has to offer. The hikes weren’t too challenging which made for nice days out. We were busy from early in the morning until the evening so we definitely got our moneys worth. Our guide was excellent and made the experience very enjoyable.
Review submitted 16 Oct 2023

Hiking in Yosemite National Park

Helen · Traveled October 2023
Really enjoyed the trip - Lana our guide was fantastic, and we saw a lot of the park with a busy (but manageable) itinerary. Our group (reasonably fit people from their 20s to their 70s) were able to go at our own speeds, so we were all able to enjoy the hikes.
Review submitted 26 Oct 2023

LA to Vegas: Grand National Parks

Connor · Traveled October 2023
Thanks to intrepid and my guide Andrew for a great first overseas adventure. All the locations we explored were amazing, even including most of what we travelled through on the way to them. We had plenty of time at each location to explore and take it all in and the places we stayed along the way were nice.
Review submitted 26 Oct 2023

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