United States Tours
Big and flashy, subtle and sophisticated, or trashy and disarmingly familiar, America has it all ... and that's just the geography. Few places on earth can claim the variety, scope and scale of the United States, and its melting pot of influences from around the world has made for a culture rife with - and proud of - its contradictions. As soon as you try to pigeonhole it, you are blindsided with the sublime, the ridiculous, or both simultaneously. The export of American pop culture has made its icons and landmarks familiar the world over, but behind the sights lays the real America, and there's no other place like it.
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: Paddle among towering peaks and icebergs in the Alaskan wilderness, hike among a glacial icefield, learn about the local wildlife, experience the views and isolation of the Kenai peninsula, ride the rapids on a rafting adventure, lodge with tremendous mountain views
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 having an all-out blast. Indulge in wine tastings, take in options like horseback riding or hot-air ballooning, and spend your nights in comfortable hotels. Like a full-bodied Napa vintage, this trip is sure to please.
Highlights: Get off the beaten path in Napa Valley, kayak against a backdrop of redwoods in Sonoma, sip stellar vino at charming wineries, savour picnics with local produce – and a view
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: Explore amazing geysers and hot springs of Yellowstone by foot, understand the volcanic forces that helped forge the Rockies, spot wildlife in Grand Teton National Park, saddle up to a real cowboy bar, take in some of the world's greatest vistas