March yourself into the new season, it's springtime 

Wintry weather is ebbing, soon to be replaced with the fragrant notes of blooming flowers and sunshine aplenty. March is the beginning of the warmer weather seasons so people get to finally pop their heads out of their homes to enjoy the hotter temperatures. Travelling through the US during this month can mean marvelling at the sandstone landscapes of Monument Valley, learning cultural history on a tour through the South, or rugging up to view the icy wonderland of the Alaskan glaciers. Although some of the areas in the US are warm year-round, the arrival of the new season means you can travel the majority of the country with sunshine on your shoulders and brisk spring breezes at your back. 

Top United States tours in March 2024

Departing Days From NZD
4 Mar 2024
Winter Hiking and Snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park
4 4280
4 Mar 2024
Hiking in Sedona and the Grand Canyon
4 3975
5 Mar 2024
Hiking and Camping in Joshua Tree
4 2940
9 Mar 2024
Western USA National Parks Loop
5 3445
10 Mar 2024
Hiking the best of Death Valley & Joshua Tree
6 6360
11 Mar 2024
Hiking the Best of the Grand Canyon
3 3055
11 Mar 2024
Hiking Sedona's Red Rock Country
4 3915
11 Mar 2024
Hiking the Best of Moab: Arches and Canyonlands
5 5040
11 Mar 2024
Winter Hiking and Snowshoeing in Yosemite
4 4220
17 Mar 2024
Hiking the Best of Great Smoky Mountains National Park
5 5685
20 Mar 2024
Hiking and Camping in Death Valley
4 2990
24 Mar 2024
Hiking and Camping in Utah
6 3905
27 Mar 2024
Hiking and Backpacking Utah's Coyote Gulch
4 2880
29 Mar 2024
Hiking and Camping in Zion
3 2585
30 Mar 2024
Western USA Family Holiday
8 5650

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Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards

From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (excluding all Polar trips and select adventure cruises).

However, we continue to strongly recommend that all Intrepid travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.

Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.

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It depends on where you’re from. Many countries now operate under the United States Visa Waiver Program, meaning a visa isn't required for stays of up to 90 days for travel purposes. There are 40 participating countries including the United KingdomAustralia, New Zealand, Germany and Spain.

If you are eligible for the Visa Waiver Program, you must obtain an authorisation letter confirming you have been approved to travel. Authorisation letters can be obtained by submitting an application through the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation, also known as ESTA. It takes roughly 20 minutes to apply and you'll need to complete the application before you travel to the States.

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Tipping is very much a part of the culture in the US. Tips are expected at restaurants, cafes, and diners, as well as by taxi drivers, valet attendants, porters, and hotel maids. People working in the service industry generally are generally paid a wage that is lower than the country's minimum wage and therefore rely upon tips as a major source of their income. In general, leave 15-20% of the bill at places serving food and a few dollars for hotel staff who provide a personal service like carrying bags or cleaning your room.

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Internet access is excellent in the US, and internet cafes and Wi-Fi hot spots are easily found in most cities and major towns.

Major credit cards are widely accepted by stores in the US. Smaller cafes and shops may not accept credit cards, so ensure you carry enough cash to cover small purchases. If you need to withdraw cash, ATMs in major cities are abundant.

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