Travel might mean a short drive, rather than a long plane ride right now.

To most of us, the idea of an adventure has always involved a long-haul flight and a week or two away from home. But now, while many borders are still closed, we have an opportunity to get out there and explore closer to home – the Intrepid way. To support the local communities who are working to rebuild and recover. And, to experience all the little moments that make travel special – connecting with a stranger, that incredible meal you’ll remember forever or the unexpected interaction that causes you to laugh until you cry – no matter whether you’re two hours or two days from home.

Small group sizes

Small group sizes

Our group sizes are small enough to avoid the crowds and reach some out-of-the-way places, but big enough for a good social mix.

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Flexible booking conditions

Flexible bookings

Our new flexible booking policy and safety guidelines will inspire you to book and travel with confidence, now and into the future.

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Responsible travel

Responsible travel

The leader in responsible, ethical small group adventures since 1989. 

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Tailor Made Experiences

Uncover the best real-life experiences locally - but with your own unique twist! Whatever your interests might be, our Tailor-Made specialists can make sure you have an unforgettable grassroots travel experience, with the ultimate itinerary, a legendary local leader and plenty of authentic real life experiences. Let us help you plan your next adventure.

It’s time for a weekend escape, close to home

Imagine a short getaway created by you, but just for you and your 3 closest friends. Where in the US have you always wanted to go? Maybe it’s a weekend trip to Philly, or a hiking trip through the Hudson Valley.

Here’s what it could look like:

NYC Retreat: Hudson Valley History, Hiking, & Wine

Days: 3  |  Meeting point: Hudson Valley

Spend a beautiful long weekend exploring the Huson River and the Catskill Mountains. This close to home retreat features historic sites, breathtaking views of New York State's abounding natural beauty, and a taste of the best local food and drinks. 

Day 1: Learn about the history of the area all while enjoying a beautiful bike ride along the banks of the Hudson River. End your day with a delicious meal at the Culinary Institute of America, prepared by some of the most talented culinary students in the world. 

Day 2: Hike through the Catskill Mountains and take in the epic valley views before heading to New Paltz to explore and find the perfect dinner. 

Day 3: Start your day with a hike, this time with beautiful views of the Hudson River, then spend your afternoon visiting a brewery, cidery, and winery to learn about their respective crafts. 

Interested in this getaway? Drop us a note or give us a call at 1-855-394-3021 and we can help!

 

Santa Barbara and the Queen of the Missions 

Days: 4 |  Meeting point: Santa Barbara

From castles to kayaking - this Southern California adventure has it all! For those who want to get a real taste of the coastal highway, this is the retreat for you!

Day 1: Begin your adventure with a visit to the historic Old Mission Santa Barbara, known as “Queen of the Spanish Missions” and spend the rest of the day exploring the area and visiting some local watering holes.

Day 2: Take a ferry from mainland to Santa Cruz, one of the Channel Island National Park islands, and spend the day kayaking, hiking, and exploring tidal sea caves.

Day 3: Take a drive along scenic Highway 1 to enjoy a history tour of the Hearst Castle. Enjoy lunch in nearby San Luis Obispo and on your way home, stop at the unique Danish village of Solvang to window shop and explore!

Day 4: Today, enjoy a full day hike at the Sespe Condor Sanctuary in the Los Padres National Forest. This is a condor release sanctuary so if you’re lucky, you’ll get to spot one in the wild!

Interested in this getaway? Drop us a note or give us a call at 1-855-394-3021 and we can help!

 

Historic Philadelphia, Valley Forge & Pennsylvania Amish Country

Days: 3 |  Meeting point: Philadelphia

The perfect mix of history and culture, this retreat will give you a sense of what made the Philadelphia area what it is today and the opportunity to explore its more contemporary side.

Day 1: Explore both well known and more off the beaten track historic sites of Philadelphia and get a taste of the local food and drink scene along the way.

Day 2: Spend your morning sipping coffee at an outdoor café and then get to know the different stalls of the 9th Street Market. Visit the Valley Forge National Historic Park and end your day with a visit to a local brewery!

Day 3: Head out of town for a visit to Lancaster County and learn about the life, customs, and philosophies of the Amish people who work the land. Enjoy a delicious local lunch and a stop at the Amish museum before heading back to the city.

Interested in this getaway? Drop us a note or give us a call at 1-855-394-3021 and we can help!

 

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Day Tours: Urban Adventures

If a day tour is more your style, then our network of Urban Adventures is just for you! Imagine a network of local friends in your hometown, or a town near you, people you can call on in any city to show you the local secrets, to take you for cocktails at their favourite watering holes, to cook and share a meal with you in their kitchen. That’s Urban Adventures.

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