It’s time for a great American adventure. From the West Coast to the East Coast. Miles of adventures. Right here, right now!

Who says travel has to mean a long-haul flight to a faraway place? Not us! And we have a bunch of brand-new USA tours so you can explore it all — the deserts, the beaches, the mountains, the forests, the parks, the wildlife, the cities, the people, and the total sea-to-shining-sea awesomeness that is your own backyard — the Intrepid way.

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Every Intrepid small group tour has been carefully designed to make sure you have an unforgettable grassroots travel experience, with ultimate itineraries, perfectly sized groups, legendary local leaders and plenty of authentic real life experiences.

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Set off on a five-day adventure through some of the USA’s most epic scenery, including...

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Walk in famous footsteps on a 7-day musical journey from Nashville to Memphis and New...

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Explore the rugged landscape of icy Alaska. From Anchorage, circle the Kenai Peninsula...


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Explore epic national parks of the US

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Set off on a five-day adventure through some of the USA’s most epic scenery, including...

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Take a discovery tour of Wyoming’s highlights, with plenty of wildlife-spotting and...

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Follow your feet on this 5-day walking tour that shows off the very best of Yosemite...

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Hike Denali National Park in Alaska and see North America’s second-tallest peak, Denali...

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Take an adventure through California, Arizona, Utah and Nevada past Joshua Tree, Grand...

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Take the family on a 6-day adventure in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks....

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From the famed LA streets to the glitz of the Vegas strip, travel through the hush of...

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Explore the Sierra Nevada Range on a 5-day small group hiking tour which includes...

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Explore rugged Utah on this eight-day adventure. Hit Zion National Park, Monument...

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Beginning in Las Vegas, see Zion, Moab and Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley, Yosemite, the...

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Follow your feet on this 5-day walking tour that shows off the very best of Yosemite...

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Discover the very best of Northern Arizona on this 4-day hiking adventure through...

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Hike Denali National Park in Alaska and see North America’s second-tallest peak, Denali...

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Explore Las Vegas, Canyonlands National Park, Capitol Reef, Arches National Park, Zion...

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Explore the Sierra Nevada Range on a 5-day small group hiking tour which includes...

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Discover the magnificence of the Grand Canyon on a 5-day walking adventure, exploring...

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Experience the very best of the Olympic Peninsula with a perfect balance of challenge...

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Escape the crowds, see incredible views, sleep under the stars, check out waterfalls...

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Hike through the vibrant colours of Vermont’s changing seasons on this trip exploring...

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Spend an incredible 4 days hiking the highest mountains in New Hampshire, the...

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Experience Utah’s most famous national park as a standalone canyon country experience...

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Experience Joshua Tree’s surreal landscapes, cool oases, and famous Joshua Trees on a 4...

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See the best of this iconic national park on five spectacularly diverse, hand-picked...

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Avoid the crowds and see the best of Southern Yellowstone National Park’s backcountry...

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Experience Utah’s most famous national park destinations and see the best of Zion,...

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Discover great trails, incredible views, spectacular summits and more on a small group...

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Set up camp on the edges of Rocky Mountain National Park and hike past highlights like...

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Take a hiking trip through Utah’s Coyote Gulch in the United States and trek past...

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Enjoy the luxuries of a lodge and rustic dining each evening in different locations...

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Hike through the highlights of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including a walk...

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Discover the best of Sedona’s red rock country on this 4-day hiking adventure that...

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Hike through the Arches and Canyonlands National Parks in Moab, Utah, exploring valleys...

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Discover the very best of the Grand Canyon on this 3-day hiking adventure through Grand...

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Local family adventures

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Popular tour routes

We have a range of tours that incorporate different routes such as Los Angeles to San Francisco or New York to New Orleans. Regardless of which way you prefer to travel, we’ll immerse you in the region’s rich cultural history and give you an unforgettable Aussie experience.

United States highlights

A crowded Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

Explore your favorite cities

If there’s one thing the USA does really well, it's bustling cities full of more culture and excitement than you’ll know what to do with. From the southern charm and jazz-infused personality of New Orleans to the neon-lit streets of Las Vegas, the cities of the United States know how to turn your epic adventure up a notch. All you have to do is walk through the streets of Salt Lake City or take in the beauty of Anchorage to make memories that’ll last you a lifetime.

A lighthouse in Acadia National Park, Maine

Take a trip to the coast

There’s nothing like relaxing on a sun-drenched beach or admiring the rolling waves from your porch, and the USA is home to some of the best cities for doing exactly that. Whether you want to absorb the laidback lifestyle in Los Angeles or rug up on Portland's breathtaking coastline, a beach escape might just be the thing you need to refresh and recharge. From Maine on the east to California on the west, there are heaps of places to excite your inner adventurer.

Elk milling around in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Hike through a national park

Lace up your boots and get ready for the USA’s national parks to take your breath away. Whether you fancy hiking in Yellowstone National Park or prefer the uniquely shaped rock formations in Yosemite, there’s a national park for everyone. From staggeringly tall sandstone cliffs in Zion National Park to the lush and expansive scenery of Denali National Park, one trip is never enough to experience the natural beauty these parks have to offer.

Three hikers walking across Matanuska Glacier in Alaska

Get active in Alaska

If you love getting the blood pumping and being surrounded by Mother Nature, Alaska ticks all the boxes for your next active adventure. From spotting otters and leaping salmon as you kayak through the pristine waters of Resurrection Bay to walking across ancient ice sheets on the huge Matanuska Glacier with a glacier expert, get ready to experience the untamed beauty of the Alaskan wilderness.

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United States FAQs

Everyone traveling on an Intrepid trip must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of carriage. 

All travelers are required to produce: 

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
  • All children aged 5 to 17 years old must provide proof of vaccination (if eligible), proof of recovery or a negative COVID-19 test.
  • If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons, you may apply for an exemption. Exemptions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. To apply, you must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional. 

In all cases, you must be fully inoculated. This means you must receive the full dosage of the COVID-19 vaccine and allow enough time for immunity to take effect. Each COVID-19 vaccine has different dosages and timeframes for inoculation, so please check the relevant medical advice associated with your vaccine.

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Getting to California is relatively easy as there are a variety of options available including flying, driving, and taking public transport. You can fly into both big airports, such as LAX (Los Angeles), or small airports like Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) depending on which part of California you're traveling in. You can also drive to California if you're from a neighboring state (or want to go on an epic road trip) or you can take a bus or a train with several routes to all the popular destinations. 

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Driving is the most time-efficient and popular way of getting around Los Angeles due to the city's size. While there is public transportation in the form of a bus network and the local metro, it's sometimes unreliable and can be quite time-consuming. Los Angeles is known for its crazy traffic situations, especially during peak periods of the day, so make sure you give yourself enough time to get around. 

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The time it takes to travel from California to Utah depends on how you're traveling and where in California you're traveling from. Flying is by far the quickest way to travel to Utah with a flight between LAX and SLC (Salt Lake City Airport) taking just under 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive between the two states for an epic road trip that's 12 hours long. If you were to take public transport between the two states it would be longer still but is a relatively cheap option. 

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Yes, it does snow during winter in Salt Lake City. Snow is expected to fall between November and March but it's not unheard of to experience snowfall as early as October or as late as April. Salt Lake City is a great place to participate in winter activities such as skiing, snowboarding, and bobsledding, with neighboring mountains close to the city itself. 

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Due to New Orleans' geographical location, the weather can vary significantly during the year. Being near large bodies of water, such as the Mississippi River, the weather in New Orleans is often wet in the colder months and humid in spring and summer. There are lots of sunny days during June, July, and August with the average temperature being a warm 78°F. However, the weather can be quite unpredictable at times so make sure you're checking weather forecasts before you travel so you're prepared for what to expect. 

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You'll want to make sure you're as comfortable as possible while walking the many amazing hikes and trails in Yellowstone National Park so packing clothes, including hiking boots and socks, that you're familiar with is a must. Regardless of the season you're traveling in, the weather can be quite cold at nighttime so ensure you're packing a heavier jacket or coat to keep you warm. You should also pack sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and other items that will protect you from the sun during the day. 

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It's hard to pinpoint the best time to visit Denali National Park as the landscapes are beautiful all year round. When to visit Denali largely depends on what kind of vacation you're looking for. If you really want to see snow on the surrounding mountains and explore the ultimate winter wonderland then winter would be the best time to go, however, spring and summer see the flowers and vegetation bloom in an array of colors.

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There are heaps of fun and exciting things to do in Zion National Park, so much so, that you could spend days there and still not see it all. Promising a uniquely unforgettable experience, Zion National Park is full of expansive landscapes just waiting to be explored. Some of the activities you can participate in include cycling, hiking, river tubing, and rock climbing. You can also camp at the park and do a little stargazing to make the most of your time in the great outdoors. 

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