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.
Canyonlands Active Escape (NUCH)
There’s no better feeling that sucking in some fresh air while breaking a sweat in the great outdoors—imagine getting active in some of the most amazing scenery in the world. Stone arches, monoliths, hoodoos—blink all you want, this is real! This is Canyonlands National Park. Raft down the Colorado River, hike Bryce and Zion national parks, get to know Arches National Park, and discover the history of the people who’ve called this land home for millennia. We use private touring vans and limit our group size to keep the tour flexible and fun—so you’re never waiting for a busload of stragglers when there’s all this to discover.
Highlights: Hiking the unique landscapes of Bryce and Zion, enjoying the views in Arches and Canyonlands national parks, paddling world-class rapids, taking in vibrant sunsets, learning about native culture
Canyon Country & Coasts (NUFV)
Speckled with national parks, bustling cities, natural treasures and must-see monuments, the Southwest—America’s great wide open—is a living postcard. On this trip, you’ll venture inland from the Pacific Coast of California to the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley, camping outdoors and reconnecting with a side of this great country most rarely see. Paired up with an attentive and knowledgeable CEO, this trip is perfect for nature-minded travellers eager to see the best of the Southwest in a short period of time.
Highlights: Strolling the streets of San Francisco, stargazing in Los Angeles, marvelling at cliff dwellings at Montezuma Castle, peering over the Grand Canyon, hiking the best of the West's national parks.
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.
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.
Collectively, the national parks of Canada’s great western frontier are a massive all-natural amusement park (minus the bad fair food, of course). This 8-day stint will get your family nice and familiar with this majestic land as you hike, raft and horseback ride across it. Check out the curious hoodoo rock formations in Banff, hike Jasper’s gorgeous canyons, visit the Grizzly Bear Reserve in Kicking Horse and marvel at the splendour of nature in Kananaskis. Experience quintessential Canada; true, strong and free.
Highlights: Visiting some of Canada's most impressive scenery, enjoying the hoodoo rock formations and views around Banff, rafting on clear blue rivers, hiking in beautiful, unspoilt scenery
The polar bear is one of nature's most ferocious stars—see them for yourself in their native land. Travel to the Inuit town of Arviat—in the middle of one of the planet's most extreme environments—and immerse yourself in Inuit culture. Then Inuit guides will lead you further off the grid to remote huts on the tundra where you'll witness the annual polar bear migration and once-in-a-lifetime views. Along the way, you'll visit local artists, try traditional teas and experience a way of life you will truly never forget.
Highlights: Heading out onto the tundra and trying not to be overwhelmed when spotting migrating polar bears, Immersing yourself in the history and culture of the Inuit people of Arviat, Being surrounded by untouched Arctic scenery, Getting the chance to photograph bears in this remote frontier.
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.
Camping America's West (NUFF)
Think every trail in the Great American West has been blazed by now? Think again, partner. Spread across 22 glorious days, this trip takes you on an incredible loop from beautiful San Francisco and back again with stops in LA, San Diego, Phoenix and Vegas along the way. In between, you’ll have the chance to take a dip in the Pacific, picnic in Arizona’s Red Rock State Park, raft the Colorado River, hike the Grand Canyon and stretch out under star-filled skies in the region’s top national parks. Three weeks of your life, a memory for all time.
Highlights: Strolling the hills of San Francisco, savouring views of the scenic coastline, learning about Navajo culture, hiking through the best of the West's parks, sipping Napa Valley wine, standing on the rim of the Grand Canyon, playing the odds in Las Vegas.
British Columbia is one of the most picturesque regions in an already camera-friendly nation. Your shutter-finger (not to mention the rest of your body) will get quite the workout on this 8-day family adventure into the forests and mountains of Canada’s Pacific Northwest. Beginning with a bike ride around Vancouver’s scenic Stanley Park, you’ll ferry over to Victoria and climb into sea kayaks in search of seals. Later, you’ll enjoy a scenic drive up to Tofino, home to rainforests, hot springs and boat tours. It all wraps up with two full days of active exploration in Whistler, where the whole family can bike and raft in natural splendour. West Coast? Think ‘Best Coast.’
Highlights: Spotting whales off the coast of Vancouver Island, Observing seals while sea kayaking, walking among giant Douglas firs, exploring the varied neighbourhoods of Vancouver
Bike The Napa Valley (NUBN)
Italy and France may be wine’s ancestral home, but it maintains a cozy little address stateside, too. Best seen by bike, California’s Napa Valley is America’s wine country, and while our adventures are built around the vineyards, there’s plenty of fun to be found on the outside of the bottle here. A great combination of activity and leisure, this adventure will have you biking your way through the rolling hills to wine tastings at a trio of renowned vineyards, exploring small-town markets in search of delicious locally grown produce and whiling the evenings away around a bottle of your favourite vintage. This is indeed California, but trust us—it ain’t no dream.
Highlights: Discover San Francisco on a city tour, tasty lunches at local wineries, biking in Napa—one of the most beautiful regions in California, visit to Healdsburg.
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.
It is possible to capture the complex, diverse flavour of a country and its 300-million-strong people in a single trip? Short answer: Yup. This epic sojourn across America from sea to shining sea (and back again) is, quite possibly, the most ambitious road trip you’ll ever take. Wide-open spaces, iconic monuments, sprawling national parks, quirky local slang, regional delicacies and the incredible cities you’ve always wanted to visit. It’s all here. Welcome to the US of A, where the ‘A’ stands for ‘Amazing’.
Highlights: Looking for wildlife in Yellowstone and Yosemite and aliens in Roswell, learning about Navajo culture in the Southwest and the history of rock & roll in Memphis, following the trail of independence from Philadelphia to Washington DC, getting a taste of cowboy culture in Jackson.
From hip hop to country fiddles, Yankee accents to a western drawl, businessmen in power suits and ranchers in cowboy hats—the US is one heck of a country. And if you’ve got the time, this—our ultimate American tour—is the best way to explore the iconic cities and the legendary national parks, national monuments and wide-open spaces. Centrally located hotels in the cities and campsites in the wilderness keep you in the heart of the action no matter where you are.
Highlights: Watching bats take flight from the Carlsbad Caverns, breaking a sweat in Death Valley and cooling off on the Maid of the Mist, searching for aliens in Roswell, acting the tourist in the Big Apple, the Windy City and Frisco Bay, being a cowboy in Jackson, meeting the Navajo in Monument Valley, hiking in national parks.
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
You won’t find many tourist stalls along the Appalachian Trail, but so long as you bring your camera, you have all the picture-perfect postcards you’ll need. This active walking and hiking trip connects you with one of North America's most scenic nature trails at the very height of its eye-popping glory. As you walk, delve into the region's unique cultural heritage.
Highlights: Seeing the fall colours among the trees, enjoying the friendly local hospitality, backpacking through the woods, being at one with the great outdoors
Alaska Family Adventure (NUAK)
The Great Outdoors are at their greatest up in Alaska. This short 8-day getaway gets your family out into the thick of it quickly, making the most of your time in the wilds of America’s extreme northwest. Up here, you’ll kayak the shores of Resurrection Bay with an eye peeled for otters, bald eagles and maybe even whales, then head off to hike the Kenai Peninsula’s glacial icefields. Later, we’ll ferry you across beautiful Kachemak Bay for lunch in the shadow of a stunning glacier. Welcome to nature at its purest.
Highlights: Hiking through lush rainforest, Admiring the views from Mt. Alyeska, Spotting wildlife in Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Paddling on Kenai fjords.
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
Canyonlands Active Escape (NUCH)
Canadian Rockies Active Escape (NCCR)
Canadian National Parks Family Adventure (NCFA)
Canadian Arctic Polar Bear Migration (NCPM)
Camping Yosemite & Yellowstone (NUSF)
Camping America's West (NUFF)
British Columbia Family Adventure (NCFB)
Best of the West (NUAA)
Best of the USA Tour—San Fran to San Fran (NUFB)
Best of the USA Tour - New York to New York (NUYY)
Autumn Along the Appalachian Trail (NUAT)
Alaska Family Adventure (NUAK)
|Trip||Length||Style||Service Level||Starting Price|
|Canyonlands Active Escape (NUCH)||6 days||Active||Comfort||
From $2499 USD
|Canyon Country & Coasts (NUFV)||16 days||Yolo||Camping||
From $1700 USDPromotions Available!
|Canadian Rockies Trail (NCRC)||12 days||G-Plus||Comfort||
From $2400 USDPromotions Available!
|Canadian Rockies Active Escape (NCCR)||6 days||Active||Comfort||
From $2499 USD
|Canadian National Parks Family Adventure (NCFA)||8 days||Family||Comfort||
From $2999 USD
|Canadian Arctic Polar Bear Migration (NCPM)||4 days||G-Plus||Comfort||
From $3599 USD
|Camping Yosemite & Yellowstone (NUSF)||15 days||Yolo||Camping||
From $2099 USD
|Camping America's West (NUFF)||22 days||Yolo||Camping||
From $2599 USD
|British Columbia Family Adventure (NCFB)||8 days||Family||Comfort||
From $2999 USD
|Bike The Napa Valley (NUBN)||6 days||Active||Comfort||
From $1500 USDPromotions Available!
|Best of the West (NUAA)||15 days||Yolo||Camping||
From $1999 USD
|Best of the USA Tour—San Fran to San Fran (NUFB)||44 days||Yolo||Camping||
From $4999 USD
|Best of the USA Tour - New York to New York (NUYY)||45 days||Yolo||Camping||
From $5049 USD
|Best of the Midwest (NUCC)||15 days||Classic||Standard||
From $2125 USDPromotions Available!
|Autumn Along the Appalachian Trail (NUAT)||6 days||Active||Camping||
From $1599 USD
|Alaska Family Adventure (NUAK)||8 days||Family||Comfort||
From $3699 USD
|Alaska Active Escape (NUAE)||6 days||Active||Comfort||
From $2000 USDPromotions Available!