North America

As a travel destination, North America is probably best known for dynamic cities, popular culture and the quintessential road trip – but the national parks found here are among the world’s best for pristine beauty, abundant wildlife and iconic hiking trails. Join us as we explore both the urban highlights and untamed wilderness of Canada, Alaska and the USA!

Venture north to the unspoiled, uncrowded expanse of Alaska to hike, raft and kayak through pristine landscapes of overwhelming beauty and grandeur.

Explore the hidden treasures of Hawaii, experience the surreal beauty of the Grand Canyon, or immerse yourself in the raw and rugged landscapes of Yosemite and Yellowstone.

Challenge yourself to a backpacking adventure along sections of the Pacific Crest Trail, the Trans Canada Trail or the West Coast Trail – among the world’s most challenging and rewarding long-distance treks.

Hike along stunning remote trails, encounter rich indigenous cultures, spot iconic wildlife and camp out among some of Earth’s most spectacular landforms.

Our North American adventures give you the opportunity to hike, trek, walk, safari, kayak and cruise your way around this exciting continent. Whichever itinerary you choose, you won’t regret an active adventure into the epic wilderness of Canada, Alaska and the USA!


 

Leaders in Responsible Travel

Responsible Travel practice is at the heart of every program that we offer in North America. When you book one of our adventures you’re supporting true sustainability in the protection of local communities, natural environments and wildlife. Itineraries that traverse sections of the Trans Canada Trail include a C$100 donation towards the completion and maintenance of the trail system, a feat only made possible with the support of volunteers from hundreds of local organisations.

Innovative Active Itineraries

We do things a little differently. Even when visiting major parks, we venture into areas away from the large tourist sites. Accessing secluded vantage points enables us to gain a unique insight into these spectacular regions. You can hike or cycle along sections of the Trans Canada Trail, explore the natural treasures of the Hawaiian Islands by bike or foot, or immerse yourself in the heart of North America’s vast wilderness with remote treks in the Rocky Mountains, deep within the Grand Canyon, up and down the Fundy Footpath, or along the iconic Chilkoot and West Coast Trails.

Great Value

Quality services at the best prices make our adventures great value for money. Having essential items like internal mountain flights, experienced guides, National Park fees, meals, sightseeing and entry fees included in the trip cost allows you to better budget for your big adventure. Our excellent safety record, outstanding service and commitment to responsible and sustainable travel practices guarantee you unsurpassed value for money.

Expert Guides

Each guided adventure is led by exceptional leaders whose local knowledge, professionalism and passion for the outdoors ensure an enriched experience. On remote hikes, you can feel confident that you’re in safe hands with leaders certified in wilderness first-aid and the backcountry know-how that only comes from experience and a deep understanding of their natural environment.

Self-Guided Options

Prefer independent travel but without the hassle of planning or carrying all of your gear? Our Great Canadian Trails division offers supported, self-guided hiking and cycling packages so that all you need to do is get yourself to the start point and the rest is taken care of! We’ll provide you with bicycles, accommodation, luggage transfers, route notes and maps, and emergency assistance so that you’re free to explore the countryside and communities at your own pace.


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Lying entirely in the Northern Hemisphere; Canada, the United States and Alaska boast some of the world's most famous natural wonders which are as diverse in their geography, flora and fauna as they are in their beauty. From the Canadian and American Rockies, Banff, Jasper and Yosemite National Parks, the Grand Canyon, and Monument and Death Valleys to the Mississippi River, Niagara Falls, the fjords and glaciers of Alaska and the volcanoes and coastlines of Hawaii, preserving the environment is of utmost importance. Aiming to minimise our impact on the natural environment, we practice the '7 Principals of Leave No Trace', in addition to supporting local economies by employing guides and support staff from local communities. Our Animal Welfare Code of Conduct and Child Welfare Code of Conduct ensure the well-being of animals and children encountered on our adventures.


Hotels

In cities and large towns you will be accommodated in good 3 to 4 star properties that are generally centrally located, atmospheric, and reliable and where we have seen a good track record with traveller satisfaction.

Lodges

We use a variety of quality lodges across North America. They are not luxury lodges but what they do offer is very comfortable accommodation which is well maintained and with many facilities. Generally, the trip notes that we have prepared for each trip will give you details of the types of properties we use on any one itinerary.

Bed & breakfasts

Selected for their desirable locations and local charm, B&Bs and guesthouses offer tasty meals, comfortable rooms, and warm, friendly welcomes at the end of each day.

Camping

On many of our trips we will erect campsites in wilderness terrains. These feature two person tents, a dining tent and a portable toilet tent when permanent amenities are not available or their presence is ecologically unsound. The spacious tents, most of which you can stand up in, are well ventilated with insect nets.

Mountain huts

On backcountry trails, mountaineering routes and glacier traverses we stay in remote mountain huts. You can expect these to be basic but comfortable and from time to time the sleeping arrangements are dormitory style – in keeping with the true mountain spirit!



A custom made itinerary is the ultimate way to see the world how YOU want. They are created especially for you, giving you complete freedom to choose what you want to see, where you want to go and when you want to do it. If you love our current itineraries but want to customise it privately as a couple, a group of friends, family, club, business or school, you have the freedom to add or remove as many elements as you like to suit the interests of your group. Alternatively, you can start with a blank canvas and create a new and exciting itinerary from scratch! Our well-travelled consultants can give you firsthand suggestions and eliminate any uncertainty with trip planning to ensure you maximise the quality of your experience and get truly off the beaten track. Simply email, phone or visit us to start planning your dream adventure.



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