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.
The call of the loon at dusk, a glimpse of a moose through the trees—Ontario is a paradise of lakes, forests and endless opportunities for adventure. Free your wild spirit with 8 days of active exploration. You'll kayak amongst the 30,000 islands of Georgian Bay, explore Algonquin National Park by canoe and foot and revel in Canadian Shield views along the trails of Killarney Provincial Park. Nights include forest campsites, log cabins and a lakeside inn. Get your heart racing with active adventure and incomparable scenery.
Highlights: Canoeing the lakes of Algonquin Provincial Park, keeping a lookout for moose, hiking over the white mountains in Killarney, kayaking among the 30,000 islands in Georgian Bay.
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
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
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.
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
LA, San Francisco, Vegas, the Grand Canyon—they might as well rename this whole region ‘The American Best.’ Steel yourself for eight days of 24-hour thrills as you dive headfirst into the best the West has to offer. Scour the streets of classic American cities in search of the classic American meal—the venerable hamburger—then escape the grid to camp and explore in Yosemite and the Grand Canyon. Add in a streetwise local CEO to keep you headed in the right direction and you’re all set for a whirlwind adventure you won’t soon forget, if ever.
Highlights: Taking a dip in the Colorado River, stargazing in Los Angeles, experiencing a Grand Canyon sunset, breaking a sweat in Death Valley, rolling the dice in Las Vegas, camping under the stars, strolling the hills of San Francisco, hiking in Yosemite.
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.
Kicks abound on Route 66—come get yours. Nicknamed 'Main Street of America', there’s nothing Norman Rockwell-esque on the stretch of highway you’ll travel on this trip. Burgers, longboards and big-city shenanigans are the order of the day every day as you take in the sights and sounds of LA, Vegas, San Diego and the Grand Canyon with an expert CEO leading the way. If you’ve always longed to see the real American Southwest but never had the time or the money, well, you’re fresh out of excuses.
Highlights: Experiencing a Grand Canyon sunset, stargazing in Los Angeles, having a picnic in Red Rock State Park, rolling the dice in Las Vegas, breaking a sweat in Death Valley, indulging in the attractions of San Diego, getting your kicks on Route 66.
Tour East Coast USA (NUEC)
From big city bustle in New York to anachronistic Amish communities in rural Pennsylvania, this 9-day trip captures the rollicking history and modern energy of the East Coast. Relive the revolution in Boston, explore the great museums of Washington DC and get soaked on the boat at Niagara Falls. You’ll travel by private van and stay in central hotels so that you’re always in the heart of the action. This trip is compact enough for those short on time but long enough to make some new friends while discovering America’s past.
Highlights: Sightseeing in the Big Apple, meeting an Amish community, Experiencing the Great Lakes and the powerful Niagara Falls
Vegas, Frisco, LA and the quest for the perfect burger—all that’s missing from this quintessentially American experience is a ballgame and mom’s apple pie. Promising unfiltered fun from dawn to dusk in some of the West’s best locales, this trip mixes downtown excitement with all-natural, full-contact thrills exploring the Grand Canyon and camping under the stars in Yosemite National Park. All this in just one reasonably-priced week? This is America, the land of opportunity! Believe in the impossible.
Highlights: Experiencing the lights of San Francisco and Las Vegas, hiking Yosemite and the Grand Canyon, stargazing in Los Angeles, driving Route 66, camping in nature.
The echoes of psychedelia and grunge—the counter-cultural soundtracks to two successive generations—still reverberate across the Pacific Northwest. But if you think this part of America is all cramped clubs and coffee shops, think again. Designed for those as equally comfortable in an urban setting as they are with the outdoors, this trip provides ample opportunity to explore the natural wonders—redwoods, volcanoes and boundless wilderness—for those on a tight schedule. Bookended by hotel stays in San Fran and Seattle, you’ll get a taste of the nightlife, too.
Highlights: Driving along the Pacific coastline, gazing up at giant sequoias, playing in sand dunes, hiking in national parks, strolling in San Francisco, discovering the wonder of Mt St Helens, sipping coffee in Seattle.
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
Culture vultures, get ready to take flight on an incredible tour of American capitals—business, political and musical. From Manhattan, follow the trail of independence through Philadelphia to Washington, DC. Then drive the stunning Blue Ridge Parkway into the South. Just try to prevent your boots from shufflin' in the music meccas of Memphis, Nashville and New Orleans.
Highlights: Feeling the beat in Memphis, Nashville and New Orleans, driving through the Appalachian Mountains, exploring monuments in Washington, DC, seeing the sites in New York City
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
From the Big Apple to the Big Easy, this roadtrip swings south along the East Coast and captures the best cities, historical monuments and beautiful scenery from New York to New Orleans and everything in between. Embrace big city beats, Nashville grooves and the traditional twang of the Appalachian Mountains. As always, centrally located hotels in the cities and campsites in the wilderness keep you in the heart of the action. Skip flying and discover country roots and the earthly delights that come with staying grounded.
Highlights: Feeling the beat in Memphis and New Orleans, driving through the Appalachian Mountains, walking through American history in Washington DC, going all night in New York City.
Western Express Northbound (NUPN)
From ghost towns and the Grand Canyon to roadside burger joints and the cosmopolitan streets of San Francisco, this region is loaded with the intriguing and the incredible. Best of all, the Los Angeles to San Francisco itinerary is structured so that those short on time can experience the region's best. At the sites—like the atmospheric mining town of Laughlin—you’ll get great pictures and a greater appreciation of what you’re seeing. Best of all, national park entrances are included—so you can explore Yosemite and still try your luck in Las Vegas.
Highlights: Basking in big city lights of Los Angeles and Las Vegas, winding through the streets of San Francisco, hiking through Yosemite, feeling the heat in Death Valley, getting your kicks on Route 66
Western Express Southbound (NUPS)
From ghost towns and the Grand Canyon to roadside burger joints and the cosmopolitan streets of San Francisco, this region is loaded with the intriguing and the incredible. Best of all, the San Francisco to Los Angeles itinerary is structured so that those short on time can experience the region's best. At the sites—like the atmospheric mining town of Laughlin—you’ll get great pictures and a greater appreciation of what you’re seeing. Best of all, national park entrances fees are included—so you can explore Yosemite and still try your luck in Las Vegas.
Highlights: Basking in big city lights in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Francisco, hiking through Yosemite, sweating buckets in Death Valley, driving Route 66, reliving the Wild West at the ghost town of Calico.
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