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.

Start
Mexico City, Mexico
Finish
Anchorage, United States
Countries
Canada,
Mexico,
United States
Themes
Overland
Code
SDOC
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 18
Group size
Min 4, Max 22
Carbon offset
0kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Party among the bright lights of Las Vegas

Itinerary

Start the tour with a bang in the world’s largest metropolitan area, Mexico City – home to some 20 million people.
Relax amid the lovely scenery and colonial charm of Patzcuaro, located in the hills of Michoacan.
Be dwarfed by towering Paricutin volcano. Perhaps get a great view of the surrounding volcanic landscape on a volcano hike.
Taste the local tipple at Tequila, with the smell of blue agave – from which tequila is distilled – hanging thick in the air.
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.
Take in views of Mexico’s Pacific Coast while travelling to the Sinaloan town of Los Mochis.
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.
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.
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.
Head for the river-tubing, canyoning and hiking wonderland of Zion National Park, stopping en route to check out the might of Hoover Dam.
Appreciate the hoodoos at Bryce Canyon before camping in a wonderful spot at Kodachrome Basin State Park.
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.
Arrive in iconic Monument Valley, the film set for countless movies, and visit the stunning Gooseneck State Reserve and rock formation of Mexican Hat.
Gaze in awe at the spectacular spires, craters and canyons of Moab’s Arches and Canyonlands national parks.
Learn about Mormon origins and enjoy free time to explore the home of Mormon culture and the most populated city in Utah.
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.
Explore Yellowstone National Park and its famous geysers while keeping eyes peeled for moose, bison, elk and grizzly and black bears.
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.
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.
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.
Visit the ‘Ksan Indian Village in Hazelton, British Columbia. View original totem poles and find out about Indian history at the museum.
Cross back into the USA and set up camp at Hyder. Try to spot grizzlies on a tour of Misty Fjords National Park.
Back in Canada’s British Columbia, perhaps hire canoes and glide out onto the waters of Cotton Lake.
Explore Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon Territory, and let cares slip away with a soak in the nearby hot springs.
Enter Dawson, once a hub of activity for gold prospectors, and visit Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Casino for a real out-west experience!
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.
Explore the vast wilderness of Wrangell-St Elias National Park – the largest national park in the USA.
Camp under the stars in the remote Alaskan wilderness.
Go grizzly bear spotting on a guided tour of Denali National Park, and perhaps embark on a scenic flight over Mount McKinley.
Explore this breathtaking area and view the remarkable Portage Glacier from up close.
Enjoy free time to explore Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, and reflect on the epic adventure of the last 52 days.
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Inclusions

Meals
n/a
Transport
Overland vehicle
Accommodation
Bush camp (no facilities) (1 night), Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nights), Camping (with facilities) (40 nights), Hogan (1 night), Hostel (1 night), Hotel (1 night), Lodge (1 night)
Included activities
  • Canyonlands National Park
  • Cuerva Tequila Distillery
  • Guided tour around Dawson City
  • Guided tour of Denali National Park
  • Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump
  • Kenai Fjords scenic cruise
  • 'Ksan Historical Village
  • Tour of Misty Fjords National Park
  • Visit to Lake Louise

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