It’s time for a great American adventure

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 6-day musical journey from Nashville to Memphis and New...

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Hop from New York to Rhode Island, Cape Cod and Boston on a six-day East Coast...

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Explore the rugged landscape of icy Alaska. From Anchorage, head north into the wild of...

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Enjoy a sun-soaked adventure through southern Florida, exploring Miami, the Everglades...

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Get pedalling on 6-day cycling adventure through South Dakota, taking in Badlands...

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Discover the best of the USA’s Wild West on a six-day family Zion ranch stay in Utah....

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From Pike Place Market to Mt Rainier, this 5-day tour of the Pacific Northwest packs in...

 

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Explore epic national parks of the US

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Take an 8-day winter trip in Alaska, visiting Anchorage, Sheep Mountain, Talkeetna,...

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Fall in love with the untamed beauty of Alaska on a 6-day walking tour that loops you...

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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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Follow your feet on this 6-day walking tour that shows off the very best of Yosemite...

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A 6-day discovery of Wyoming’s highlights, with plenty of wildlife-spotting and vista...

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Explore the beauty of California on a 6-day small group tour which includes San...

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

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

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From the glitz of the Vegas Strip to the hush of Monument Valley; travel through Zion...

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Explore Southern Utah on a 6-day cycling adventure with Intrepid Travel from Saint...

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

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Explore rugged Utah on this eight-day tour created by Lonely Planet and Intrepid. Hit...

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Local walking & trekking trips

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Discover the magic of the Grand Canyon on a 5-day camping adventure, taking in the...

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Fall in love with the untamed beauty of Alaska on a 6-day walking tour that loops you...

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Discover Alaska on a 7-day walking tour looping from Anchorage along the Kenai...

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Follow your feet on this 6-day walking tour that shows off the very best of Yosemite...

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Explore Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park, Zion National Park, and Dead...

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Explore the beauty of California on a 6-day small group tour which includes San...

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Explore Utah’s Zion National Park and the North Rim of Arizona’s Grand Canyon over 5...

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Discover the magnificence of the Grand Canyon on a 6-day walking adventure, exploring...

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Spend six incredible days exploring Northern Arizona on foot with two expert leaders,...

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Discover the best of Alaska on a 7-day hiking adventure taking in Anchorage, the Kenai...

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Explore Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park,...

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Step out to explore Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park on a 7-day walking...

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Explore Smoky Mountains National Park on a 6-day small group walking tour which also...

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

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Explore Joshua Tree and Death Valley on a five-day small group tour which includes...

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Explore northern California on a 6-day adventure from San Francisco. Hike coast and...

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Local cycling trips

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Explore California’s wine regions on a 6-day cycling adventure with Intrepid from San...

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Explore Acadia National Park and Maine on a 6-day cycling adventure with Intrepid from...

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Jump on your bike and get off-road on a six-day mountain biking adventure in Utah’s...

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Explore Death Valley and Nevada by bike on 6-day small group cycling tour which...

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Explore Washington’s best-kept cycling secret on a 6-day tour of the San Juan Islands,...

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Explore Grand Tetons National Park and Yellowstone National Park by bike on 6-day small...

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Explore Southern Utah on a 6-day cycling adventure with Intrepid Travel from Saint...

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Get pedalling on 6-day cycling adventure through South Dakota, taking in Badlands...

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This five-day cycling adventure will introduce you to Vermont’s most delightful sights...

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Spend six days cycling through New Mexico’s most inspiring landscapes, travelling from...

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Local family adventures

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United States highlights

A crowded Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

Explore your favorite cities

If there’s one thing the United States does extremely well its bustling cities full of more culture and excitement then you’ll know what to do with. From the southern charm and jazz-infused personality of New Orleans to the neon-filled, casino-ridden 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 quite like relaxing on a sun-drenched beach or admiring the rolling waves from your perch on the coast, 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 and explore the breathtaking coastline of Portland, an escape to the coast 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 different coasts to excite your inner adventurer. 

Elk milling around in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Hike your way 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 a visit to Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park or prefer to hike past uniquely shaped rock formations in Yosemite National Park in California, 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 explore the natural beauty these parks have to offer. 

A vineyard in Napa Valley, California

Cycle California’s expansive wine country

Exploring California’s wine country can be done in many ways from cycling through the Napa Valley to sampling some of Sonoma’s finest produce. Guaranteed to be a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, these wine regions promise to serve up some of the world’s finest wines with some of the USA’s best views. Not only packed with endless vineyards and breathtaking scenery but also epic redwood forests and rugged coastlines, California’s wine region will undoubtedly leave you wanting more. 

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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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