Southwest USA Tours and Holidays

We're not joking when we say the Southwest has it all...

Where else can you find sprawling deserts, (Grand) canyons, coastal towns, wine regions and waterfalls — all within one region? Whether you want to weave through Zion's soaring slot canyons, get a taste of old-fashioned Americana on the iconic Route 66 or explore Joshua Tree's unique cactus gardens, big adventures await. Throw in a passionate local leader, a small group of like-minded travellers and some legendary Southwestern hospitality, and you have yourself an unforgettable experience in the U.S. of A.

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LA to Vegas: Grand National Parks

Pauline · Traveled May 2024
Our intrepid LA to Vegas - Grand National Parks tour exceeded expectations. Because the group was small we were able to gel early and easily. The parks were awesome, Vegas was eye popping and the days full of well curated activities. Our leader Justin was enthusiastic and so very witty he handled the whole thing with ease and created an atmosphere that engendered cooperation and conviviality. It was a fantastic trip. Thank you Justin.
Review submitted 21 May 2024

Epic American West

Jess · Traveled May 2024
This was my first trip with Intrepid and I'll definitely be booking another. The route is incredible, and gives you time to explore a huge range of both parks and cities, but you never feel rushed. Nick, our leader, was amazing - his passion, kindness and enthusiasm are contagious, and you can tell he loves getting to share this beautiful part of the world with others. May was a perfect time to travel - we had stunning weather and hot days, but the nights are still cold so pack layers! All the campsites/hotels/hostels we stayed at were beautiful, with great facilities. Some of the driving times were much longer than listed on the trip info, but the van was excellent and we made stops when requested. I can't recommend this trip enough.
Review submitted 29 May 2024

Western USA National Parks Loop

Big · Traveled May 2024
I thoroughly reveled in this 5-day tour that traversed vast terrain, offering a delectable sampling of each event, peppered with exclusive excursions. Zion's wonders left me yearning to return solo or engage in a more immersive tour." Gary, our phenomenal guide, exuded unwavering empathy and zeal throughout. Skillfully adapting to our group, predominantly senior passengers, he thoughtfully accommodated us with additional restroom breaks. Surprisingly, I embraced this change, relishing the allure of small-town gas stations and savouring elusive Amurican snacks. While I typically prefer adrenaline-fueled adventures, I managed to seize moments in the early morn and twilight to immerse myself in the cherished essence of small-town Amurica. Notably, Page, AZ boasts 'The Bowl,' a bowling alley that effortlessly transports you into 'The Big Lebowski,' where characters casually emerge for fresh air or a leisurely smoke. I'm already plotting my return to Page, AZ, to further revel in 'The Dude's' spirit. During this tour, I encountered a remarkable 99% of delightful individuals, with a negligible exception. As long as he stayed faaar (right)away from me it was all good.I attribute this to factors beyond our guide's control. Despite my reserved demeanour, I relished an exceptional overall experience. While the accommodations were fairly standard, their efficiency fulfilled their purpose. Gary deserves a stellar 10/10 rating.
Review submitted 28 May 2024

Hiking Utah's National Parks

Alan · Traveled April 2024
Excellent trip! Phenomenal, other worldly scenery and an excellent guide in Indy. Can highly recommend.
Review submitted 11 May 2024

Western USA National Parks Loop

Gabrielle · Traveled April 2024
This was a quick and comprehensive trip. We got a great overview of the Western US. The hiking was a solid 2 rating, and was balanced by many other activities. The leader was absolutely fantastic!!! Highly recommend!
Review submitted 05 May 2024

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