Celebrating USA national parks Centennial

In the real world Henry Thoreau, Ansel Adams and Bear Grylls could never meet (what a camping trip that would be). But this is something we think they’d all enjoy: the US National Park Service centennial. Yep, this year the NPS turns 100. To celebrate, we didn't make a cake, but we did make something more our style: four one-off active expeditions through the spectacular American wilderness. 

In 2016, we'll be biking through southern Utah, kayaking in Yellowstone, sailing off the coast of Florida and hiking beneath California’s ancient sequoia trees. As Thoreau said, it’s time to “rise free from care before the dawn, and seek small group travel adventures,” (okay, that last part was us). See you on the trail.

Explore our newly created Centennial tours

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Be part of a unique wilderness expedition through Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Tetons and Jackson Hole
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CAD $1,784
AUD $1,861
EUR €1,258
GBP £965
NZD $2,053
ZAR R17,935
CHF FR1,294
Embark on an Intrepid Sailing expedition through the Florida Keys with stop-offs at Key West, Key Largo, and the...
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AUD $2,401
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ZAR R27,648
CHF FR1,729
Visit Dry Tortugas National Park and the uninhabited Marquesas Islands on this unique sailing expedition through the...

Visit Yellowstone, the granddaddy of national parks

If nature had a granddaddy, this’d be it. The world’s first national park, Yellowstone is synonymous with the American wilderness. Because we respect our elders, this expedition has been carefully designed to take in the best of the park’s waterfalls, canyons and geysers.

We’ll show you the highlights on a guided drive before veering off-road – Intrepid style – for a full day of hiking. Then we’ll head to nearby Grand Teton National Park for two days of kayaking, trekking and camping on a secluded island in Jackson Lake. It doesn’t get wilder than this.  View trip here

 

You can visit Yellowstone on the below tours

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Mt Rushmore to Yellowstone 10
USD $2,808
CAD $3,402
AUD $3,995
EUR €2,595
GBP £2,045
NZD $4,295
ZAR R45,845
CHF FR2,870
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Hike & Kayak Yellowstone 7 Book trip

Go trekking in the wild wild west

We’re going to call it: California’s greedy. Not only does it boast famous cities (and the best avocados) – it’s also home to spectacular deserts, lakes and the world’s tallest trees. This year, we’re growing out our beards and attempting another superlative: summiting Mt Whitney, the highest mountain in the lower 48 states.

But don’t worry: you don’t have to be an expert to join us. We’ll be taking the scenic route through the redwood groves of Sequoia National Park and pine forests of the Pacific Crest Trail, all with the support of experienced guides and pack mules.  Find out more

 

More tours in which you can visit Sequoia

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San Francisco to Las Vegas 9
USD $2,304
CAD $2,515
AUD $3,005
EUR €2,080
GBP £1,540
NZD $3,230
ZAR R27,690
CHF FR2,130
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USA National Parks Explorer 18
USD $4,810
CAD $5,431
AUD $6,335
EUR €4,345
GBP £3,290
NZD $6,945
ZAR R59,555
CHF FR4,450
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America's Western Wonders 20
USD $5,598
CAD $6,300
AUD $7,360
EUR €5,050
GBP £3,805
NZD $8,070
ZAR R69,195
CHF FR5,165
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See southern Utah from the seat of a bike

Utah has a way of getting under your skin. Sure, partly that’s just dust, but it’s more than that. From the fiery reds and pinks of Zion National Park to the rocky hoodoos of Bryce Canyon, Utah is nothing short of spectacular. And what better way to immerse yourself in all its craggy glory than on this epic two-wheeled adventure?

We’ll spend a full day in both Bryce and Zion National Parks, so you’ll get an in-depth experience of both. Let us provide the bikes, the leaders and full vehicular support; you just focus on that scenery.  Keen?  Check the trip out here.

 

Other tours that explore the parks of Utah and Arizona

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Utah Parks Circuit 8
USD $1,224
CAD $1,480
AUD $1,740
EUR €1,130
GBP £890
NZD $1,870
ZAR R19,965
CHF FR1,250
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New York to Las Vegas 17
USD $2,407
CAD $2,920
AUD $3,425
EUR €2,225
GBP £1,750
NZD $3,680
ZAR R39,305
CHF FR2,460
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Western USA Highlights 18
USD $2,808
CAD $3,402
AUD $3,995
EUR €2,595
GBP £2,045
NZD $4,295
ZAR R45,845
CHF FR2,870
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Unlock the secrets of Florida Keys on a sailboat

There’s a lot more to Florida than plastic flamingos and Miami Vice. The Florida Keys offer some of the most pristine coastal scenery in the US of A, and call us self-indulgent, but we reckon the best way to see it is aboard a private yacht.

We’ll be setting sail for the least-visited national park in the country – the Dry Tortugas archipelago, dropping by military forts and (real) bird sanctuaries, before continuing to the uninhabited Marquesas for more reef trolling and beach lolling. And before things get too virtuous, we’ll throw in a night of folly at Key West. No cruise ship vibes here: this is flat-out seafaring adventure. See sailing trip here.

 

Grand Canyon

It may not be included in our new Centennial tours, but don’t think we’ve forgotten Arizona’s mighty Grand Canyon. No siree. Check out our range of US adventures that include an extended visit to America’s most famous natural wonder:

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Las Vegas to Los Angeles 10
USD $2,664
CAD $3,087
AUD $3,590
EUR €2,395
GBP £1,865
NZD $3,950
ZAR R33,835
CHF FR2,455
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Bright Lights & Canyons of the USA 13
USD $2,074
CAD $2,515
AUD $2,950
EUR €1,915
GBP £1,510
NZD $3,170
ZAR R33,855
CHF FR2,120
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USA National Parks Explorer 18
USD $4,810
CAD $5,431
AUD $6,335
EUR €4,345
GBP £3,290
NZD $6,945
ZAR R59,555
CHF FR4,450
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Explore our full range of tours in North America

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CHF FR2,150
Get set for pure adventure on this tour of the Canadian Rockies. Travelling from Vancouver, visit Banff, Jasper,...
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CHF FR3,250
Journey across the heart of the US and experience the best of America. Visit the nation’s capital, relax in ‘The Big...
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AUD $1,425
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CHF FR1,025
Wind across the Appalachians, through the musical hub of Memphis and on to Louisiana on this unforgettable journey...
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EUR €1,535
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CHF FR1,700
Jump from nature to the city and back again. Keep your cool in Joshua Tree National Park and Death Valley; place a...
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CAD $873
AUD $1,025
EUR €665
GBP £525
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CHF FR735
Set out on a road trip from lavish Las Vegas to stylish San Francisco, taking in Yosemite National Park and Death...
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AUD $3,005
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CHF FR2,130
From the steep hills and ‘Painted Ladies’ of San Francisco to the flashing lights and Elvis impersonators of Vegas,...
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CHF FR930
Travel from Los Angeles to Las Vegas on a classic American road trip that stops by Joshua Tree National Park, the...
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CAD $1,480
AUD $1,740
EUR €1,130
GBP £890
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CHF FR1,250
Visit some of North America's most outstanding national parks and experience the all out extravagance of Las Vegas....
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Travel through the best of the US and experience landmark national treasures. Cross the country from New York to Las...
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From the glitz of the Vegas Strip to the hush of Monument Valley; travel through Zion National Park and Boulder...
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CAD $4,086
AUD $4,795
EUR €3,115
GBP £2,455
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CHF FR3,445
Traverse the stunning scenery of the Canadian Rockies on this adventure trip. Snow-peaked mountain ranges, volcanic...
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CAD $3,504
AUD $3,748
EUR €2,596
GBP £1,928
NZD $4,032
ZAR R34,552
CHF FR2,660
From Chicago to New York, with Montreal and Boston in between, this tour of North America and Canada takes in the...
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CAD $845
AUD $895
EUR €580
GBP £460
NZD $960
ZAR R10,270
CHF FR645
Visit one of the most famous attractions in New York State, the thundering Niagara Falls. Travel from New York to...
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CHF FR2,120
Gear up for some incredible travel through the USA's great west. Travel from Los Angeles to Las Vegas via Joshua Tree...
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CAD $2,080
AUD $2,195
EUR €1,425
GBP £1,125
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CHF FR1,575
Experience the vast Alaskan wilderness. Hike through remote landscapes, stand in the shadow of immense Mt McKinley in...
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CHF FR2,870
Travel from Los Angeles up to San Francisco, passing through Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon and Yosemite National Park.
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CAD $1,615
AUD $1,895
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CHF FR1,360
Travel through the south of the USA and visit San Antonio, the Carlsbad Caverns and the Grand Canyon en route from...
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CHF FR2,536
Get to know the south with this trip through Atlanta, Charleston, Asheville, Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans. The...
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Embark on an incredible American road trip that goes to Zion, Bryce Canyon and Yosemite National Parks and Monument...
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Explore the stunning California coast on this three-day tour from Los Angeles. Visit Santa Barbara, spend an evening...
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Explore some of America’s most iconic national parks on a ten-day tour of this mountainous northwest region.
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CAD $3,780
AUD $4,415
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CHF FR3,095
Discover hidden pockets of beauty as you travel across America's southwest - visiting Joshua Tree National Park,...
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Take in the bright lights of the Big Apple and the glitz and glamour of Miami, via the country music capital of the...
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CAD $4,730
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ZAR R57,320
CHF FR3,590
Explore the rugged landscape of icy Alaska. From Anchorage, head north into the wild of Denali National Park....
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CHF FR2,120
Embark on a classic American road trip from New Orleans to San Francisco and visit Santa Fe and Yosemite.
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CAD $6,300
AUD $7,360
EUR €5,050
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CHF FR5,165
Explore cities, deserts, forests and valleys on this adventure through the West. From San Francisco to Vegas, via...
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CAD $5,431
AUD $6,335
EUR €4,345
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CHF FR4,450
This is the best of the West. Trek through the diverse scenery of parks filled with national treasures while also...
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CAD $1,415
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EUR €970
GBP £765
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ZAR R17,155
CHF FR1,075
The sandy beaches of Florida beckon, and who are you to refuse? Explore Panama City Beach and Key West, soak up the...