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.
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.
Can one 23-day trip define the elusive essence of a complex nation with centuries of incredible history? Probably not, but it’d be a blast to try, no? Designed specifically for curious travellers with a passion for real experiences and lots of time, this adventure takes you from the busy streets of NYC to the shores of San Francisco Bay, with just about every shade of Americana thrown in along the way: Philly steaks, Lincoln, Music City USA, the French Quarter, Tex-Mex, Yosemite, the Vegas Strip… forget e pluribus unum; America’s real motto is “go big or go home.”
Highlights: Getting wild in San Francisco and Las Vegas, embracing nature in Monument Valley, Yosemite and Mesa Verde, facing America’s history in Washington, DC, feeling the beat in Memphis and Nashville, watching bats at Carlsbad Caverns and the sunset at the Grand Canyon.
Rockies Family Adventure (NURF)
The Rocky Mountains are as accessible as they are awe-inspiring, so why haven’t you gone to see them yet? Our 8-day journey takes your family deep into the heart of the Rockies with three fuller-than-full days in stunning Rocky Mountain National Park for hiking, horseback riding and fun on Grand Lake. Later, you’ll visit Leadville, the highest incorporated city in the US, raft the Arkansas River and watch the sun set from the top of Pikes Peak; a magic moment you’ll all remember forever.
Highlights: Hiking in spectacular Rocky Mountains scenery, panning for gold in Leadville, horseback riding at Grand Lake, watching the sunset from atop Pikes Peak
You’re always looking to get to the bottom of things—and there’s no better way to see the Grand Canyon than by staring up at it from deep within its heart. Welcome to a place where everything’s larger than life—big sky, big ruins and grand canyons. Whether by 4x4 or on foot, our handpicked tour guides will connect you to the vast expanses of the American Southwest. From cliff-top panoramas to the culture and legacy of Native American traditions, this region is sure to leave a sizeable impression.
Highlights: Exploring breathtaking national parks and monuments, Experiencing the ruins of Mesa Verde and ancient cliff dwellings, Traversing Monument Valley by 4x4 with an expert Navajo guide.
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
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
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.
Hawaii Family Adventure (NUHF)
Hawaii: It’s all just leis, luaus and loud shirts, right? So, so wrong. This 7-day adventure on the Big Island will introduce you to a side of America’s furthest-flung state you won’t find on the beach. Here, you’ll meet Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, bike the amazing coastal roads of Hamakua, kayak in the Pacific Ocean and go horseback riding with some genuine Hawaiian cowboys. What’s the Hawaiian word for ‘boring’? You won’t find out on this trip, that’s for sure.
Highlights: Reaching the crater of Kilauea, Hawaii's most active volcano, Kayaking along the coast of Big Island, Searching for marine life while snorkelling, Cycling along impressive coastal roads
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.
Come and experience the freedom of the West! Big skies and bison await in Montana while Salt Lake City offers panoramic mountain views. This ultimate adventure offers an incredible combination of wildlife, wilderness and natural wonders. Take a boat tour at the 'Gates of the Mountains' or hike pristine trails in legendary Yosemite and spectacular Glacier National Park. You’ll have plenty of time to explore and you’ll never feel rushed. It’s time to uncover the history of Lewis and Clark while exploring landscapes without limits.
Highlights: hiking in spectacular Glacier National Park, following the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, marvelling at geysers in Yellowstone, searching for wildlife in Yosemite and Grand Teton, driving the 'Loneliest Highway in America'.
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.
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.
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.
National Parks & Napa Valley (NULF)
The perfect blend of sophistication and stunning wilderness, this trip reveals why the West is best. Savour Napa Valley one glass at a time and gaze in amazement at the iconic natural wonders in Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon. You can explore Yosemite’s fantastic landscapes and waterfalls, canoe the Russian River in Sonoma and really go wild in Las Vegas. Along the way you’ll camp under the stars and get an introduction to Native American culture on an incredible overnight Navajo experience. So give a sequoia a hug—it’s time to get off the beaten path in the western US.
Highlights: Marvelling at Yellowstone's geysers, peering over the Grand Canyon, meeting the Navajo in Monument Valley, hiking in the Southwest's best National Parks, breaking a sweat in Death Valley, sipping wine in Napa Valley, strolling around San Francisco.