About Camp America Treks
Camp America has joined forces with Intrepid to offer fantastic value for travellers, looking for a fun and adventurous way to head off the beaten track and experience the best of what the US has to offer! Watch the sunrise over the Grand Canyon, take a surfing lesson in LA, venture over the border into Canada or ride the rollercoaster's in Orlando...the possibilities are endless! From a single day tour to a three week cross country trek, we guarantee we have a trip to suit you!
How we travel
On an Intrepid trek you will travel in a group with up to 13 other like minded travellers. Each tour is accompanied by a trained leader who will also act as your driver for the entire trip.
Intrepid's vans are specially modified to meet the demands of this type of travel. By this we mean they are customised to deal with all types of terrain, insuring the upmost comfort. They also boast those all important journey essentials like drinks holders for your Starbucks and an ipod dock for those ultimate road trip classics – we understand there’s just certain tunes you want playing whilst you’re cruising along Route 66!!
All luggage and equipment is carried in custom-built trailers, freeing up more space in the van for you to lounge around! Really all you have to do is turn up, meet your new mates, sit back and enjoy the ride!
Where we stay
The treks we've selected offer a mixture of accommodation options...
For those who want to wake up to a sunrise over the Grand Canyon, or fall asleep to the sound of the waves in the Florida Keys – camping is the only way to truly experience these unique landscapes!
Don’t panic - campsites in America are very different from your miserable British campgrounds! The official campsites used by Intrepid Suntrek boast warm showers, clean toilets and often electricity.
Other times you will pitch your tent in remote locations where you can sleep outside under the stars – after all, what can be better than a relaxing camp fire setting to complete an action packed day!
Intrepid's tents are slightly larger than the average two-person tent and come with insulation mats, ground sheets and rain and sun shelter. All you need to bring is a sleeping bag and a travel pillow!
If you want to see the real North America, but would prefer not to sleep in the great outdoors, then the lodging options are for you! Here you'll stay in lodges, hotels, motels, rustic cabins and hostels. Accommodation will be comfortable but multishare and basic, and you'll still need to bring a sleeping bag with you.
The majority of our treks will combine both camping and hotel stays. We believe the best way to travel is to make the most of your surroundings! We know you’ll want a hotel room so you can dress to impress for a night out in Vegas, but we wouldn’t want you to miss out on a shooting star across the night sky in Monument Valley. This way you can guarantee the best of both worlds!
Intrepid have been sure to include plenty of room for freedom and flexibility within their trips. We’ve ensured that the Camp America Treks include the most important sightseeing points and highlights, but there is always room for a choice of activities and other sites along the way. This means that everybody really does have a say in what they do, which makes this way of travelling so interesting! With just the right amount of planning and organisation, you can avoid the kind of surprises that you might encounter if you travelled on your own. These itineraries have been carefully researched and planned by Intrepid’s team of knowledgeable and experienced travel professionals.
- Welcome meeting and briefing
- All van rides mentioned in the travel programme
- Campsite fees
- Services of a trained leader
- Use of top quality camping and cooking gear (on camping tours)
- Admission to national parks and monuments, including slide and film shows in the visitor centres
- Entrance to archaeological sites, ruins and ghost towns (where applicable)
- Selected activities, boat tours, ferry rides and train rides
- Selected meals as per itineraries
- Use of regional tourism information material
- Special discount rates for optional activities
- Company "back up" - behind the scenes
- Customer service line (toll free in the USA & Canada) 1-800-7868735
On camping tours the food costs are kept low by forming a "kitty" - each passenger contributes around US$70 per week. This goes towards breakfasts and mouth-watering evening meals, prepared, fresh each day at camp. Vegetarian meals are available too.
Why Camp America Treks?
Camp America decided to join forces with Intrepid for a number of reasons...
Great value for money!
The one thing all Intrepid trips have in common is unbeatable value for money. By travelling with Intrepid you are guaranteed an action packed adventure without any of the hassle!
Yes - you could just rent a car and do it yourself, but the costs are sure to mount up and before you know it you’re living off cheesy puffs and sleeping in your car – trust us, we’ve been there!! Just think about it - the petrol, the parking in big cities, the emergency stopovers in random hotels, the meals PLUS the whole headache of sorting it all out! Travel is meant to be fun and this is exactly what we offer. Everything is taken care of, so you can just concentrate on taking in the sites and having an awesome time!
If you’re looking for an action packed adventure, or a lazy beach break, a 22 day extravaganza, or a 4 hour sightseeing tour. However long you have to travel and whatever your budget - there is a trip to suit you!
Experienced trek leaders!
Behind every great trek is a great trek leader and Intrepid offer you the best! These guys are pretty “cool dudes” and they love what they do! The majority of the trek leaders are American so their local knowledge is second to none. From where to get the best Tacos, to where to find the infamous Naked Cowboy – they are guaranteed to give an insight like no other! They will take you off the beaten track and introduce you to hidden gems that you’d most probably otherwise miss! Let’s face it - Arches National Park probably isn’t top of your list for places to see, but once you’ve stared in awe at the incredible rock formations we guarantee this is one you’ll want to tell people about when you get home! Even when you do visit the main tourist attractions – you can be sure that your trek leader will plant a few surprises along the way! Why look out at the Grand Canyon from the railings with a hundred other tourists when you can hike into it and watch the sunrise from a secluded spot with a glass of champagne – these guys know where it’s at and are guaranteed to make your trek one to remember!
No hidden costs!
One of the main reasons we chose Intrepid as our preferred vendor is because they are upfront about their costs and don’t take short cuts on the quality of their trips! All of the trips we have selected start and end at central locations with great access to transport links. This means you won’t end up forking out for extra transportation and accommodation before the trip has begun. Day 1 of your Trek is all about getting to know each other and enjoying the city you’re in. Intrepid make sure that your first night is always in a hotel, so it gives everyone a chance to make their way there and get some shut eye before you hit the road early on Day 2!
The great thing about a Camp America Trek is that not only do you get the security of being supported by a tour leader, but you also get plenty of free time and independence to do whatever you want to do! The itinerary of places you will be visiting and accommodation will already have been planned, however it is completely up to you what you want to do at each stop! There will also be a number of included activities in the trip that are listed in your trip notes, and you can also find a list of optional activities that can be purchased at your own expense!
When we joined forces with Intrepid they agreed to give everyone booking through Camp America Treks an unbeatable discount giving you a MASSIVE 15% off all their overnight treks and 10% off all their day trips! Wowzers! This discount is applied to anyone booking through the Camp America Treks website!
So what are you waiting for?
Intrepid offer a hassle free travel adventure at an affordable cost. Their expert tour leaders will take you off the beaten track and introduce you to hidden gems that you’d most probably otherwise miss! The treks are organised enough to ensure you see the best the US has to offer within the time you have, yet flexible enough to allow you to tailor your trip to suit your preferences! Whether travelling alone or with friends, Intrepid will provide the perfect setting for 13 new travel buddies to set out on this unforgettable travel experience!
So what are you waiting for? - BOOK TODAY!