Intrepid Travel is marking the 100th anniversary of the US National Park Service this year with a collection of new trips that will take travellers deep into the American wilderness.
The four active one-off trips include cycling through southern Utah, kayaking in Yellowstone, sailing off the coast of Florida and hiking beneath California’s ancient sequoia trees.
Michael Edwards, UK managing director for the operator, said: “These trips will give travellers the chance to really get under the skin of America’s great National Parks. Rather than skimming the surface, we’re encouraging travellers to celebrate all the parks have to offer – whether that’s on foot, bike, kayak or boat – and have some serious adventure.”
‘Hike and Kayak Yellowstone’ explores the world’s first designated National Park, home to wolves, grizzlies and the densest concentration of geysers on the planet. After checking out the highlights of Yellowstone National Park, including Old Faithful, Fountain Paint Pots and the park’s own Grand Canyon, the expedition heads deep into the wilderness for hiking, including an exploration of nearby Grand Teton National Park. Travellers will camp on secluded Grassy Island, explore Jackson Lake by kayak and take a trip down Snake River. The break is priced from £1,550 per person and departs on September 2.
Alternatively, located in the Florida Keys, Dry Tortugas is the most isolated and least visited National Park in the US and is only accessible by boat or seaplane. Consisting of 100sq.m across seven small islands, the park is home to sea turtles, frigates and schools of fish, and is ideal for snorkelling and beach experiences. The operator’s ‘Key West and Dry Tortugas Sailing Adventure’ charts a course through tropical archipelagos to Dry Tortugas National Park on a small yacht with a maximum of eight travellers and includes a night to unwind at the end of the adventure in Key West. It departs on October 15 and costs from £1,156. Prices include accommodation, transport, selected meals, activities and entry fees.
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