Trekking and Hiking Trips

As long as there have been mountains, people have felt compelled to climb them. Even if you aren't interested in crampons and first ascents, there's something particularly satisfying about hiking through the wild outdoors completely under your own leg power. So strap on some boots, get sweaty, and earn that view!

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Western Express Northbound (NUPN)

North America United States

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, this Los Angeles to San Francisco itinerary is structured so that those short on time can experience the region's best. At the sights—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: Bask in big city lights of Los Angeles and Las Vegas, wind through the streets of San Francisco, hike through Yosemite, feel the heat in Death Valley, get your kicks on Route 66

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $1279
$1599
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Western Express Southbound (NUPS)

North America United States

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

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $1279
$1599
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

USA Hike, Bike & Raft (NUSA)

North America United States

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: Explore four of the United States' national parks and monuments, mountain-bike in Moab, raft the mighty Colorado River, go canyoneering in impressive Zion National Park

12 days
From $2999
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Camping
Physical Grading:
4

Camping Yosemite & Yellowstone (NUSF)

North America United States

Imagine a land of lava and geysers, bears and bison, mountains and glaciers—now open your eyes to the possibilities of Yosemite, Yellowstone and Glacier National Park. 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 sense the immense beauty surrounding you.

Highlights: Be inspired by wilderness in the Rockies, dance at an authentic cowboy bar, watch geysers erupt in Yellowstone, stroll the hilly streets of San Francisco.

15 days
From $2199
Travel Style:
Yolo
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Camping
Physical Grading:
2

Sin, Surf & Sierras (NUVA)

North America United States

For the traveller who wants it all, this desert-to-coast journey delivers in spades. Throw caution to the wind in Sin City, Las Vegas, then cleanse those chakras with pristine national park hiking. You’ll drive the legendary Pacific Coast Highway for views that are postcard-perfect and finish in Los Angeles for a final burst of movie star glamour. A private touring van and participation camping offer affordability and flexibility while letting you get to know your fellow travellers and making this a road trip to remember.

Highlights: Hike in Yosemite National Park, revel in the glitz of Las Vegas, break a sweat in Death Valley, stargaze in Los Angeles, drive California's scenic Highway 1.

Promotions Available! 9 days
From $1119
$1399
Travel Style:
Yolo
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Camping
Physical Grading:
2

Yosemite Park & Napa Valley (NUVF)

North America United States

The perfect blend of wildlife, active excursions and the charm of wine country, this week-long journey from Las Vegas to San Francisco packs a punch. Explore Yosemite—famous for its waterfalls and fantastic landscapes—and paddle the Russian River in Sonoma wine country. These diverse areas offer plenty of options and our nimble touring van makes the most of sites. Camping keeps you close to the land while offering great value, so you’ll have money left to sip or slurp you way through Napa Valley.

Highlights: Check out the beautiful scenery in Napa Valley, hike the trails of Yosemite, revel in the bright lights of Las Vegas, break a sweat in Death Valley, stroll the hills of San Francisco.

7 days
From $999
Travel Style:
Yolo
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Camping
Physical Grading:
2

Western USA Family Experience (NUWF)

North America United States

Never mind the minivans and cheesy tourist attractions – our 12-day trip across the western United States puts a whole new spin on ol’ America the Beautiful. Your family will breathe free in famous national parks (Zion & Bryce among them), stand in wonder at the Grand Canyon, and bunk at a cowboy camp. With a great mix of culture and activities, this is an ideal trip for families looking to see the USA in a new light.

Highlights: Hike in the natural splendour of Zion and Bryce national parks, learn horseback-riding at a cowboy ranch, visit Canyonlands National Park for sunset, marvel at the sight of the Grand Canyon.

12 days
From $2499
Travel Style:
Family
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Camping
Physical Grading:
4

Western Express Loop (NUWL)

North America United States

You’ve got two weeks and the entire West Coast of the United States at your disposal. Where do you go? Start in Los Angeles and cruise the fabled Pacific Coast Highway, cross the Golden Gate into San Francisco and then work your way swiftly through a handful of national parks (Bryce, Death Valley and the Grand Canyon), sow some wild oats in Vegas, and finally work your way back to Hollywood before heading home. (Hey, we don’t call it the ‘Express’ for nothing.)

Highlights: Drive the Pacific Coast Highway, ride a bike around Monterey, bask in big city lights in Los Angeles and San Francisco, hike through Yosemite, try your luck on the Las Vegas strip

15 days
From $3249
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Yosemite Active Adventure (NUYA)

North America United States

California is no stranger to flashbulbs, but some of her incredible sights just can’t be framed by a photograph. On this active trip, you’ll meet some of the best of them face to face. Heading out of San Francisco, the wide open spaces of Yosemite National Park beckon you for a trip that has it all – rafting, hiking, mountain biking and backpacking. The backdrop of the spectacular granite cliffs and towering sequoias of Yosemite surrounds you as you roll out your tent to camp in the middle of the park itself. Nature: Ready when you are.

Highlights: Sleep out under the stars in Yosemite National Park, raft the rapids and churning waters of the American River, trek overnight into the high sierra of Yosemite

10 days
From $2399
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Camping
Physical Grading:
4

Coast to Coast Camping Westbound (NUYF)

North America United States

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: Explore the Big Apple, feel the spray of Niagara Falls, brush shoulders with cowboys in America's West, camp under the star-filled skies of the plains, hike in beautiful national parks.

Promotions Available! 23 days
From $2549
$2999
Travel Style:
Yolo
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Camping
Physical Grading:
2

Best of the USA Tour - New York to New York (NUYY)

North America United States

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 hostels in the cities and campsites in the wilderness keep you in the heart of the action no matter where you are.

Highlights: Break a sweat in Death Valley and cool off in the spray of Niagara Falls, dance like a cowboy in Jackson, meet the Navajo in Monument Valley, hike in stunning national parks.

44 days
From $5299
Travel Style:
Yolo
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Camping
Physical Grading:
3

Active New Zealand (ONAP)

Australia / Pacific New Zealand

If you're travelling to New Zealand, you wouldn't want to have to choose between the two islands. With all the activities you can choose from in each country, then you want to make the most of the chance to lose your breath. Across three weeks on two islands you can hike, kayak, cycle across this diverse land. There's also time for boat cruises and local culture, just to be sure you don't miss out on anything.

Highlights: Cycling through Karangahake gorge. Traditional Hangi dinner. Tongariro Alpine Crossing walk. Jet boat and canoeing along Whanganui River. Wild food dinner. Te Papa Museum. Ferry crossing to South Island. Water taxi to Abel Tasman. Sea kayak in Abel Tasman. Trek in Paparoa National Park. Cruise on Milford Sound. Cycling the Otago Rail Trail.

Promotions Available! 21 days
From $3999
$4999
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Basic
Physical Grading:
4

New Zealand - Active North Island (ONNA)

Australia / Pacific New Zealand

The North Island of New Zealand is blessed with spectacular scenery, ranging from bubbling thermal pools to fast flowing rivers. The best way to see all of this? Get up close and personal. This itinerary includes biking out to the mud pools and thermal waters of Hotwater Beach, hiking the Tongariro Crossing - one of the world's most famous one day hikes - before jet boat and canoes provide the transport along the Whanganui River. Mix in some wild food, a traditional Hangi dinner and some hot spa action and this is the perfect active introduction to New Zealand.

Highlights: Cycle through Karangahake to Hotwater Beach, visit bubbling mud pools in a geothermal area, learn a traditional Maori greeting on the Marae, hike the Tongariro Crossing – one of the world's greatest one day hikes, canoe along the Whanganui River, rustle up a dinner from the wilds of New Zealand.

8 days
From $1599
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Basic
Physical Grading:
4

New Zealand - Active South Island (ONSA)

Australia / Pacific New Zealand

New Zealand is the perfect place for adrenaline and activity, and there's nowhere in the country more suited to that than the South Island. On this two-week trip, cover the ground (or water) by sea kayak, boat, bike, and on foot. Explore Abel Tasman National Park, hike the Routeburn Track, glide along the waters of Milford Sound and take two wheels through the Rail Trail in Central Otago. If you're not out of breath just from reading all that, then it's time to start packing.

Highlights: Kayak in the waters of Abel Tasman National Park, trek through the wilds of the South Island's national parks, try exhilarating adventures in Queenstown, hike along the Routeburn Track, cross the spectacular Southern Alps, cycle along the remote rail trail in Central Otago.

15 days
From $3499
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Basic
Physical Grading:
4

Amazon to the Andes & Galapagos, Western Islands (PA10HA)

South America Galapagos, Amazon, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Peru, Ecuador

Experience the iconic highlights of South America in one incredible adventure. Hike the Inca Trail to the Lost City of Machu Picchu, explore the steamy Amazon from the comfort of our intimate G Lodge Amazon, spend seven nights exploring the Galápagos aboard the Daphne and snorkel the waters of the Galápagos. Our exclusively operated fleet of yachts offers great value and in Peru, we run our own treks, ensuring the fair treatment of our porters and the quality of food and equipment as you follow the Inca Trail to majestic Machu Picchu.

Highlights: Explore the Sacred Valley, trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, spot wildlife in the Amazon, seven nights cruising the Galápagos National Park aboard the Daphne, snorkel with sea lions and search for sea turtles in secluded bays, land on seldom-visited Fernandina Island.

21 days
From $6199
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
4

Absolute Peru & Galapagos North & Central Islands (PH07HB)

South America Galapagos, Amazon, Inca Trail, Ecuador, Peru, Machu Picchu

Explore Peru's southern coast and its Incan Highlands. From the soaring heights of the Inca Trail to the steamy jungle stay at the exclusive G Lodge Amazon, this epic journey includes an all-encompassing tour of Peru and four nights exploring the Galápagos. As one of the biggest tour operators in the region, our exclusively operated fleet of yachts offers great value, and in Peru, we run our own treks, ensuring the fair treatment of our porters and the quality of food and equipment as you follow the Inca Trail to majestic Machu Picchu.

Highlights: Four nights cruising the Galápagos National Park aboard the Daphne , trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, explore extraordinary frigatebird and booby cliff colonies on Genovesa, discover biological history from your naturalist guide, witness Lake Titicaca and the Nazca Lines, encounter wildlife in the Amazon Jungle

27 days
From $6099
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
4

Inca Discovery—Lares (PIL)

South America Machu Picchu, Peru

Perfect for those looking to experience the region’s archaeological and cultural treasures in a short amount of time. Along with a visit to the cloud forest citadel of Machu Picchu, this trip will reward you with an intriguing combination of mountainscapes and a 3-day Lares trek—a less-travelled but equally rewarding and challenging alternative to the classic Inca Trail. Because we run our own treks, we can ensure the fair treatment of our support staff and the quality of food and equipment so that you’re free to enjoy a glimpse into the rural communities of the highlands around Cusco.

Highlights: Conquer the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu, Marvel at Sacred Valley scenery, interact with local communities, sample seafood in Lima.

8 days
From $1399
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
4

Inca Discovery Plus (PIM)

South America Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Peru

Like our ‘Inca Discovery’ tour but with a flight back to Lima, this trip offers a fascinating combination of the region’s archaeological and cultural treasures. Retrace the steps of the Inca on a four-day trek along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. One of the world’s best-known hikes, it will reward those willing to break a sweat with stunning views of ruins and cloud forests. We run our own treks, which ensures fair treatment of our porters and quality equipment. Our expert CEOs will make certain the first glimpse of Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate will burn itself into your memory.

Highlights: Sample seafood in Lima, marvel at the Sacred Valley, conquer the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

9 days
From $1599
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
4

Inca Empire (PIML)

South America Inca Trail, Bolivia, Machu Picchu, Peru

From the cosmopolitan flair of Lima to Incan culture high in the Andes, this two-week adventure provides a panoramic view of Peru and a glimpse of Bolivia. Embrace cultures past and present in Cusco and La Paz and interact with locals from the region’s communities for an immersive experience that few rarely get to know. Conquer the Inca Trail, one of the world’s best-known and challenging hikes and experience the stunning views of majestic Machu Picchu. As the region’s largest operator, we run our own treks, which ensures the fair treatment of our porters, quality food, service and equipment.

Highlights: Explore ruins and haggle at local markets in the Sacred Valley, conquer the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, see traditional life on Lake Titicaca, visit one of the oldest pre-Inca ruins of Tihuanaco.

15 days
From $2499
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
4

Classic Peru (PPC)

South America Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Peru

This compact tour of the archaeological highlights and cultural treasures of the Andean highlands has it all. Cruise Lake Titicaca and immerse yourself in rural life with a homestay in a small village. Wander the cobblestoned streets of Cusco before breaking a sweat hiking mountain passes along the Inca Trail on your way to Machu Picchu. Because we run our own treks, we can ensure the fair treatment of our porters and the quality of food and equipment so that you’re free to enjoy the beauty of the region.

Highlights: Feel like a local at a Lake Titicaca homestay, climb the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, sample the seafood in Lima, explore ancient ruins and villages

Promotions Available! 12 days
From $1879
$2349
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
4
Promotions Available! 8 days
From $1279
$1599

Western Express Northbound (NUPN)

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $1279
$1599

Western Express Southbound (NUPS)

12 days
From $2999

USA Hike, Bike & Raft (NUSA)

15 days
From $2199

Camping Yosemite & Yellowstone (NUSF)

Promotions Available! 9 days
From $1119
$1399

Sin, Surf & Sierras (NUVA)

7 days
From $999

Yosemite Park & Napa Valley (NUVF)

12 days
From $2499

Western USA Family Experience (NUWF)

15 days
From $3249

Western Express Loop (NUWL)

10 days
From $2399

Yosemite Active Adventure (NUYA)

Promotions Available! 21 days
From $3999
$4999

Active New Zealand (ONAP)

8 days
From $1599

New Zealand - Active North Island (ONNA)

15 days
From $3499

New Zealand - Active South Island (ONSA)

8 days
From $1399

Inca Discovery—Lares (PIL)

9 days
From $1599

Inca Discovery Plus (PIM)

15 days
From $2499

Inca Empire (PIML)

Promotions Available! 12 days
From $1879
$2349

Classic Peru (PPC)

Trip Length Style Service Level Starting Price
Western Express Northbound (NUPN) 8 days Classic Standard
From $1279
$1599
Western Express Southbound (NUPS) 8 days Classic Standard
From $1279
$1599
USA Hike, Bike & Raft (NUSA) 12 days Active Camping
From $2999
Camping Yosemite & Yellowstone (NUSF) 15 days Yolo Camping
From $2199
Sin, Surf & Sierras (NUVA) 9 days Yolo Camping
From $1119
$1399
Yosemite Park & Napa Valley (NUVF) 7 days Yolo Camping
From $999
Western USA Family Experience (NUWF) 12 days Family Camping
From $2499
Western Express Loop (NUWL) 15 days Classic Standard
From $3249
Yosemite Active Adventure (NUYA) 10 days Active Camping
From $2399
Coast to Coast Camping Westbound (NUYF) 23 days Yolo Camping
From $2549
$2999
Best of the USA Tour - New York to New York (NUYY) 44 days Yolo Camping
From $5299
Active New Zealand (ONAP) 21 days Active Basic
From $3999
$4999
New Zealand - Active North Island (ONNA) 8 days Active Basic
From $1599
New Zealand - Active South Island (ONSA) 15 days Active Basic
From $3499
Amazon to the Andes & Galapagos, Western Islands (PA10HA) 21 days Classic Standard
From $6199
Absolute Peru & Galapagos North & Central Islands (PH07HB) 27 days Classic Standard
From $6099
Inca Discovery—Lares (PIL) 8 days Active Standard
From $1399
Inca Discovery Plus (PIM) 9 days Active Standard
From $1599
Inca Empire (PIML) 15 days Classic Standard
From $2499
Classic Peru (PPC) 12 days Classic Standard
From $1879
$2349