Intrepid debuts U.S. collection

by Jessica Pook

Intrepid Travel will introduce 38 itineraries to the U.S. to create its largest collection of trips to the country.

The collection, available from 2022, has been designed to provide opportunities to forge meaningful connections between travellers, locals and different cultures.

Itineraries will incorporate the must-see attractions while giving travellers more curated, in-depth offerings. From enjoying local delicacies and going on active adventures, to spending time with First Nations tribes, each trip will provide a unique take on the destination.

Highlights include a six-day South Dakota to Montana Parks Explorer, visiting iconic sites like Mount Rushmore, Badlands National Park and Yellowstone, in addition to an intimate visit to Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, joining a Crow Nation Guide for a tour which provides an Apsaalooke perspective on the conflict. The trip is priced from USD $2,130pp.

For music-lovers, a six-day Tennessee Music Trail to New Orleans allows visitors to take part in a recording session at the iconic Studio B in Nashville, walking in the famous footsteps of BB King and Johnny Cash at the Sun Studio in Memphis, visiting Elvis Presley’s home at Graceland, and doing a jazz-inspired walking tour in New Orleans. Groups will also visit the Whitney Plantation to learn what life was like for those enslaved on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation, with a focus on the lives of the enslaved rather than the perspective of the plantation owner. The trip is priced from USD $2,540pp.

Future plans in the United States for Intrepid include continuing to work with First Nations outfitters to run more specialised trips and experiences focused on several perspectives and cultures of the country’s various tribes, and aiming to introduce its recently launched Premium tour range in the States, which will provide a sustainable travel option for the higher-end adventure traveller.

The launch of these new trips brings Intrepid’s total portfolio in the United States to 57 tours, together covering 28 states and Washington D.C. and including a mix of walking, cycling, multi-active, culinary and general sightseeing adventures.

“We created these itineraries to showcase the U.S. through a more authentic and diverse lens,” said James Thornton, CEO of Intrepid Travel. While they will offer travelers the chance to see the country’s most iconic sites and cities, they also celebrate the lesser-known places, communities and highlights that make up the rich fabric of America.”

“While we did include many of the well-loved places that get people excited to travel, we took it a step further by celebrating the small towns and varying perspectives that allow travelers to understand what America is – not just at its surface, but rather at its core,” he added.

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