North America Tours
Hike the Canadian Rockies, experience the beauty of Quebec City, explore Denali National Park, discover ancient Mayan ruins throughout Mexico, enjoy kayaking along the St. Lawrence River, experience sleeping in a Teepee encampment in the Rockies. North America travel offers many overseas travellers a destination renown for outdoor adventure and wide open spaces. Get away from the cities and head into the bush to enjoy the untamed wildlife and scenic landscapes on a North America adventure.
This region is a riot of natural treasures and this tour offers plenty of time in the best national parks including the Grand Canyon. Yellowstone, with over half the earth’s geothermal features, and the appropriately named Canyonlands offer thrilling views for the appreciative. For even more wild times, Las Vegas awaits. Whether you’re camping under the stars or spending a night with the Navajo, this adventure will show you a side of America you don’t want to miss.
Highlights: Marvelling at Yellowstone's geysers, searching for wildlife in Grand Teton, saddling up to the bar in Jackson, peering into the Grand Canyon, meeting the Navajo in Monument Valley, hiking the Southwest's best National Parks.
The Rockies are a great reason to explore the Canadian West, but why stop there? We asked that question, then answered it with this trip—a sprawling, nature-rich mini-epic that melds some of Canada’s best national parks with time off the mist-shrouded shores of Vancouver Island. Loaded with diverse experiences—whale-watching, glacier hikes, hot springs and much, much more—and bookend nights in Calgary and Vancouver, you’ll stuff a lifetime’s worth of adventure into the space of a mere two weeks.
Highlights: Watching surfers in Tofino, creating a postcard-perfect photo in Jasper, sipping lattes with the pretty people in Vancouver, feeling humble while gazing up at the mighty Rockies, getting a bird's-eye view of Banff from a gondola, sharing lunch with the goats at Coombs market.
Best of the West (NUAA)
Skyscrapers, sequoias and impossibly big skies await you in America’s West. This 15-day tour through the urban and natural wonders of California, Arizona and Nevada is perfect for travellers who want to inject a little downtown energy into their out-of-town escapes. In the cities, you’ll traverse the concrete jungle by day with an expert CEO and overnight in centrally located hotels. Elsewhere, you’ll get the chance to marvel at the grandeur of the Grand Canyon and bike in the Yosemite Valley before tucking into a barbecue dinner and camping under the stars. This is no dream; it’s the West like you’ve never seen it before.
Highlights: Stargazing in Los Angeles, marvelling at a Grand Canyon sunset, getting your kicks on Route 66, breaking a sweat in Death Valley, taking a chance in Las Vegas, camping under the stars, hiking in Yosemite, embracing the laidback spirit of California's coast.
Frontier Country (NUAW)
The last gunfighter hung up his spurs long ago, but the dust, duels and derring-do of the Old West still captivate 21st-century imaginations today. On this trip, you’ll journey back to a time when the only things a man needed to get by were a trusty horse and a steady six-shooter. From the gritty essence of Tombstone and Santa Fe to the wild back countries of New Mexico and Colorado, we reckon you’ll get the most authentic feel for life in the saddle this side of the Rio Grande.
Highlights: Reliving the Wild West in Tombstone, walking amongst the spectacular rock formations of the Garden of the Gods, counting stars at Lake Powell, being humbled by the beauty of Zion, trying your luck in Las Vegas, learning about Navajo culture in Monument Valley.
USA Hike, Bike & Raft (NUSA)
America’s national parks are a gift to the world. We wrapped up four of our favourites, mixed in some high-energy outdoor thrills and put a nice little Sin City bow on them, just for you. Here, you’ll hike among the hoodoos in Bryce Canyon, refresh yourself with a river swim in Zion, marvel at the sandstone formations of Arches NP, raft the Colorado River and gape at the awesome majesty of the Grand Canyon. Add in a little R&R (yeah, right) in Las Vegas to top it all off and you’ve got yourself the perfect mix of outdoor adrenaline and downtown glitz.
Highlights: Exploring four of the United States' national parks and monuments, mountain biking in Moab, rafting the mighty Colorado River, canyoneering in impressive Zion National Park
Yellowstone Active Escape (NUYE)
For the active traveller who loves the outdoors, there is simply no bigger playground than Yellowstone National Park. Imagine biking in Jackson Hole Valley, kayaking Yellowstone Lake and hiking the upper Geyser Basin to Old Faithful. Hike at Jenny Lake, explore Teton National Park and experience wilderness in a whole new way on a Wildlife Float Trip. The days are full, but with nights in comfortable hotels and lodges in or near the parks, you’ll be rested—and inspired—for the next adventure.
Highlights: Exploring amazing geysers and hot springs of Yellowstone by foot, understanding the volcanic forces that helped forge the Rockies, spotting wildlife in Grand Teton National Park, saddling up to a real cowboy bar, taking in some of the world's greatest vistas
Alaska Active Escape (NUAE)
Alaska—so raw, vast and far-out it may as well be its very own planet. This adventure lets hardy travellers explore an exotic foreign world without ever leaving Earth, affording visitors a hands-on appreciation for the land (and sea and air) via kayaking, whitewater rafting, hiking and wildlife spotting. Trek the Kenai Peninsula, get an all-access look at the Alaskan Sealife Center and experience the rugged frontier spirit of Anchorage by day, then tuck yourself away in a cozy hotel by night.
Highlights: Paddling among towering peaks and icebergs in the Alaskan wilderness, hiking among a glacial icefield, learning about the local wildlife, experiencing the views and isolation of the Kenai, riding the whitewater on a rafting adventure, lodging with tremendous mountain views
Quebec and Ontario Explorer (NCQO)
From sugar shack maple syrup to Niagara vineyard wines of note, and French food to French fries, this 1-week trip serves up the best of central Canada. Get a hit of urban decadence in Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa and a soothing wilderness stay in lakeside cottages in Algonquin Provincial Park. You'll travel in comfortable vehicles with a local CEO there to lead the way—so you're spending your time appreciating the magnificent sites instead of figuring out how to get to them.
Highlights: Embracing the ethnic diversity of Toronto and Montreal, Witnessing how Canadian maple syrup gets from trees to your pancakes, Appreciating the evening call of the loon beside a campfire in Algonquin Provincial Park while staying in lakeside cottages, Visiting Ontario's award-winning wine region.
Rockies Roundup (NCRK)
The scenery and wildlife around Banff and Jasper are incomparable and this 9-day adventure assures your experience is up to the same standards. Scamper across the Columbia Icefields and dip your toe in the emerald waters of Lake Louise—yes, it really does look like a postcard. Then put on your cowboy hat and enjoy a 2-night stay at a Kananaskis ranch—horseback riding and sumptuous western cuisine await. With mountain lodges and a good chance of spotting elk and bears, this is one heck of a trip.
Highlights: Enjoying one of the most scenic drives in the world along the Icefields Parkway, Taking a thrilling ice walk on the Athabasca Glacier, Impressing your friends back home with your photographs of alpine scenery and wildlife, Living like a cowboy at a western guest ranch.
Bridging two iconic cities, this is a road trip that features amazing national parks, quirky landmarks and the spirit of America. Learn about Navajo culture, play the odds in Vegas, bask in genuine southern hospitality and get your cowboy on in Texas. Centrally located hotels in the cities and campsites in the wilderness keep you in the heart of the action no matter where you are. With so much heart and soul and so much to see and do on the road to New Orleans, don’t leave your heart in San Francisco because you’re going to need it.
Highlights: Strolling the hills of San Francisco, catching a sunset at the Grand Canyon, marvelling at cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde, feeling the heat in Death Valley, rolling the dice in Las Vegas, searching for wildlife in Yosemite.
Bats in Texas, aliens in Roswell, pretty much everything else in San Francisco—get off the well-worn tourist trail and really discover the south and west of the United States. After leaving fabulous New Orleans, you'll explore some of the most incredible natural wonders anywhere—the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Yosemite—then trade wildlife for the nightlife in Las Vegas. It's the ultimate roadtrip. Now, let's get rolling.
Highlights: Strolling the hills of San Francisco, hiking Yosemite, taking a chance in Las Vegas, savouring the sunset at the Grand Canyon, learning about the Navajo, witnessing bats in flight at Carlsbad Caverns, looking for aliens in Roswell, dancing in New Orleans.
Imagine a land of lava and geysers, bears and bison, mountains and glaciers—now open your eyes to the possibilities of Yosemite and Yellowstone. This ultimate journey through these iconic national parks offers the outdoor enthusiast plenty of time to spot wildlife, soak in the scenery and experience the bubbling, gushing wonder of it all—there is more geothermal activity in Yellowstone than anywhere else in the world. Even when you close your eyes, you can still breathe in the clean park air.
Highlights: Being inspired by wilderness in the Rockies, dancing at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, following the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, watching geysers erupt in Yellowstone, strolling San Francisco.
Here’s an adventure that explores the best the Bay Area and Yosemite National Park have to offer. Kayak along the incredible shoreline of Monterey Bay and bike the famous 17-Mile Drive. Marvel at spectacular views while hiking on the most breathtaking trails in Yosemite. Perfect for the active traveller, this trip will have you breaking a sweat amidst some of the world’s most amazing scenery. With comfortable lodging in the park itself and only minutes away from the shore, you’ll have every minute of the day to discover the world around you.
Highlights: Exploring hip San Francisco by bike, paddling picturesque Monterey Bay, taking in Yosemite's best hikes and views, resting up and chowing down at comfortable accommodation
Best of the Midwest (NUCC)
While the East and West coast hog the attention, the Midwest is bursting with opportunities and this 15-day adventure serves it up right. Get a taste of the American heartland with barbecue in St Louis, a Cajun dinner in New Orleans or a slice of deep dish pizza in Chicago. Then burn off those calories hiking in the Smoky Mountains and hitting the dance floor in Nashville. This is a unique chance to witness a cross-section of the United States of America. Dig in.
Highlights: Encountering the blues in Chicago and Memphis, going country dancing in Nashville, enjoying the best barbecue in St Louis, listening to jazz in sultry New Orleans, relaxing in Panama City Beach, hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains
If fun had a mailing address, it would be on the Pacific Coast. A veritable greatest-hits compilation of West Coast Americana, this trip incorporates four diverse urban hotspots—LA, San Francisco, Vegas and Seattle—with the full-on natural majesty of the region’s famed deserts, canyons and forests. Roam the Strips (Sunset and Vegas) in search of nocturnal thrills, then flee to the rawest nature America can offer: Yosemite, the Grand Canyon and the lush forests of the Pacific Northwest. Come sample the coast with the most.
Highlights: Gazing up at redwoods and peering down into the Grand Canyon, inhaling fresh forest air in the Pacific Northwest, rolling the dice in Las Vegas, breaking a sweat in Death Valley, getting funky in San Francisco, hiking in Yosemite, driving along the spectacular coasts of California and Oregon.
Yellowstone, the Badlands and Niagara Falls—once you’ve escaped the city limits, the US is a country defined by incredible wilderness. This affordable cross-country adventure keeps you on the ground between New York City, Chicago and San Francisco so you can experience what lies in between. Days feature magnificent sites like Yosemite and Old Faithful, while evenings offer experiences like cooking over a fire and camping in the great outdoors—imagine waking up beside the Mississippi. Travel coast to coast and embrace the soul of this great land.
Highlights: Exploring the New York City and San Francisco, getting wet on the Maid of the Mist, feeling like a cowboy in Jackson, camping beside the Mississippi River, meeting the presidents at Mount Rushmore, hiking in beautiful national parks.
Highlights of Alaska (NUGG)
In North America, you can’t get much further off the grid—both mentally and physically—than Alaska. Perched at the top of the continent, it’s practically its own planet; an otherworldly land of massive glaciers, towering peaks and rare wildlife. Our adventure up here is suitably out-of-this-world, dropping you deep into the heart of northern nature with options for glacier cruises, kayak fjord excursions and the raw natural beauty of Denali National Park. It’s a huge place, but don’t worry; your savvy CEO will help you tame this vast, sprawling, flat-out gorgeous land.
Highlights: Devouring seafood in Anchorage, hiking in stellar Denali National Park, being dwarfed by Mt McKinley, hearing glaciers groan at Wrangell-St Elias National Park, marvelling at views of the Kenai Peninsula.
Canadian Rockies Trail (NCRC)
Stunning scenery and wildlife abound in Western Canada. Do the region justice with comfort level accommodation, including a guest ranch stay, and stunning drives—the Sea to Sky Highway and the Icefields Parkway. This 12-day trip offers fresh air in Jasper, Banff and Wells Gray, a whale watching tour off Victoria and a river safari through Grizzly Bear Valley. Whether you're enjoying an ice walk on a glacier or strolling down Victoria's charming downtown core, you're going to want to bring your camera.
Highlights: Cruising scenic roads from the Pacific Coast to Rocky Mountain heights, Heading to sea to spot killer whales, Searching for grizzly and black bears at the blue river, Feeling downhome during a cowboy guest ranch stay, Taking an ice walk on an active glacier.
Napa Valley Active Escape (NUNV)
Yesterday you kayaked through picture-perfect valleys—now your bike’s leaning against a tree while we unpack your picnic lunch and drink in the views. Napa Valley may be synonymous with good grapes but it’s the stunning scenery that sets it apart. So get ready to pedal, paddle and hike your way through the vineyards and wilderness of Wine Country, USA on an adventure that will keep you active, sampling local delicacies and maybe even getting a bit tipsy. Indulge in wine tastings, take in options like horseback riding or hot air balloons, and spend your nights in comfortable hotels. Like a full-bodied Napa vintage, this trip is sure to please.
Highlights: Getting off the beaten path in Napa Valley, kayaking against a backdrop of redwoods in Sonoma, sipping stellar vino at charming wineries, savouring picnics with local produce—and a view
Hike and bike your way through the beautiful canyons, glaciers and mountain passes that make the Canadian Rockies so enticing. This trip is perfect for the traveller who’s looking to actively explore this pristine wilderness but prefers a comfortable landing at night. You’ll hike the lush forests of the Kananaskis and Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, cycle to Maligne Canyon and experience the magnificent Icefield Parkway, Moraine Lake and Yoho and Banff national parks. Best of all, the trip begins and ends in Calgary with its convenient international airport. The only limits on this trip is group size—you don’t want to be slowed down by a large group—so dream big and get active!
Highlights: Hiking in legendary national and provincial park settings, cycling among the towering Rockies, checking out alpine wildlife, taking in the views in some of the world's most impressive landscapes from comfortable lodgings.