Mexico City to Anchorage

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  • 2012-01-01 - 2013-12-31

Discover Mexico, the USA and Canada on this road trip adventure.

Visit the real Central and North America on this epic adventure. Travel from Mexico City to Alaska in an old converted US school bus – it doesn’t get much more American than that! Be blown away by the iconic landscapes of the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Yellowstone and Moab’s Arches and Canyonlands national parks. Experience the thrill of the chill among the glaciers and mountains in Alaska and Canada, and camp amid the vast, wild expanses of Denali, Jasper, Banff and Glacier national parks. Bask in the culture and charisma of Mexico, and revel in the night-life of Vegas. Showcasing the best of vastly diverse North America, this Mexico City to Anchorage tour is sure to leave travellers telling tales of their American adventure for years to come.

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Mexico City to Anchorage Summary

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Day 1 Mexico City

Start the tour with a bang in the world’s largest metropolitan area, Mexico City – home to some 20 million people.

Day 2 Patzcuaro

Relax amid the lovely scenery and colonial charm of Patzcuaro, located in the hills of Michoacan.

Days 3-4 Angahuan

Be dwarfed by towering Paricutin volcano. Perhaps get a great view of the surrounding volcanic landscape on a volcano hike.

Day 5 Tequila

Taste the local tipple at Tequila, with the smell of blue agave – from which tequila is distilled – hanging thick in the air.

Days 6-7 Sayulita

Visit the surfing town of Sayulita, and enjoy the relaxed pace of beach life. Why not try surfing – the Sayulita breaks are perfect for beginners.

Day 8 Los Mochis

Take in views of Mexico’s Pacific Coast while travelling to the Sinaloan town of Los Mochis.

Day 9 Tombstone

Say ‘howdy’ to the USA. Experience a real wild western frontier at Tombstone, where the romantic notions of cowboys has been kept alive by daily re-enactments of gunfights.

Days 10-11 Grand Canyon National Park

Head to the Grand Canyon and be staggered by one of the USA’s natural highlights. There’s free time here for optional treks and flights, as well as a trip to the Colorado River.

Days 12-13 Las Vegas

Get raucous in Vegas, where there are countless opportunities to flirt with Lady Luck, gorge on all-you-can-eat buffets and party all night long.

Day 14 Zion National Park

Head for the river-tubing, canyoning and hiking wonderland of Zion National Park, stopping en route to check out the might of Hoover Dam.

Day 15 Bryce Canyon National Park

Appreciate the hoodoos at Bryce Canyon before camping in a wonderful spot at Kodachrome Basin State Park.

Day 16 Lake Powell

Learn about ancient Navajo traditions at the Navajo National Monument, before heading into Arizona bound for the stunning rock cliffs and blue waters of Lake Powell.

Day 17 Monument Valley

Arrive in iconic Monument Valley, the film set for countless movies, and visit the stunning Gooseneck State Reserve and rock formation of Mexican Hat.

Days 18-20 Moab/Arches National Park/Canyonlands National Park

Gaze in awe at the spectacular spires, craters and canyons of Moab’s Arches and Canyonlands national parks.

Day 21 Salt Lake City

Learn about Mormon origins and enjoy free time to explore the home of Mormon culture and the most populated city in Utah.

Days 22-23 Jackson Hole/Grand Teton National Park

Marvel at the spiny, chiselled mountain range of Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park. Perhaps explore the park’s incredible terrain on an optional hike, before continuing on to Jackson Hole.

Days 24-26 Yellowstone National Park/Gardiner

Explore Yellowstone National Park and its famous geysers while keeping eyes peeled for moose, bison, elk and grizzly and black bears.

Days 27-28 Glacier National Park

Stop off at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump and learn the history of this Blackfoot site en route to Glacier National Park, where there are heaps of awesome treks to choose from.

Days 29-31 Banff National Park

With soaring mountains, wild pine forests, gushing snow-fed rivers and turquoise lakes, Banff is truly a feast for the eyes. Why not survey the landscape from above by taking the Gondola up nearby Sulphur Mountain.

Days 32-33 Jasper National Park

Head into the Canadian Rockies and make camp amid the amazing scenery of Jasper. Behold the might and power of breathtaking Athabasca Falls on an optional day trip.

Day 34 Hazelton

Visit the ‘Ksan Indian Village in Hazelton, British Columbia. View original totem poles and find out about Indian history at the museum.

Days 35-36 Hyder

Cross back into the USA and set up camp at Hyder. Try to spot grizzlies on a tour of Misty Fjords National Park.

Day 37 Cotton Lake

Back in Canada’s British Columbia, perhaps hire canoes and glide out onto the waters of Cotton Lake.

Day 38 Whitehorse

Explore Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon Territory, and let cares slip away with a soak in the nearby hot springs.

Days 39-40 Dawson

Enter Dawson, once a hub of activity for gold prospectors, and visit Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Casino for a real out-west experience!

Day 41 Tok

Travel amid spectacular scenery along the ‘Top of the World Highway’, and arrive in the small town of Tok - a major centre for dog-sledding.

Days 42-43 McCarthy/Wrangell-St Elias National Park

Explore the vast wilderness of Wrangell-St Elias National Park – the largest national park in the USA.

Days 44-45 Maclaren

Camp under the stars in the remote Alaskan wilderness.

Days 46-48 Denali National Park

Go grizzly bear spotting on a guided tour of Denali National Park, and perhaps embark on a scenic flight over Mount McKinley.

Days 49-50 Seward/Kenai Fjords National Park

Explore this breathtaking area and view the remarkable Portage Glacier from up close.