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Panama City to Anchorage Overview
- 2013-01-01 - 2013-12-31
Cross the Americas on an epic overland adventure from Panama City, Panama, to Anchorage, Alaska
As far as ultimate American adventures go, this trip from Panama to Anchorage ticks all the boxes. Spanning Central and North Americas, all the way from the Panama Canal up to the wilds of Alaska, this 106-day adventure is nothing short of epic. Starting in Panama City, the tour ventures up through Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, the USA, Canada and finally ends in Anchorage, Alaska. Loaded with culture, history, architecture and bountiful nature, this incredible American adventure will leave you breathless. This exciting itinerary may be full of trekking up volcanoes, exploring vibrant cities, kayaking down emerald rivers, snorkelling over reefs and taking part in all manor of outdoor and cultural activities, but there is also a great balance of down time too, with beaches, forests and unspoilt nature to be enjoyed and relaxed in. So if you’re after a life-affirming, awe-inspiring and never-to-be-forgotten adventure, then this epic trip is it.
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Be amazed by the Sumidero Canyon on a boat tour, and soak up the alternative vibe of San Cristobal de las Casas.
There’s plenty of time to sample the divine food of Oaxaca, one of Mexico’s prettiest colonial cities, before taking a fascinating guided tour of the Zapotec ruins of Monte Alban.
Explore the towering pyramids of Teotihuacan and perhaps hit Mexico City’s vibrant night-life.
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.
What's included in this trip
About Belize , Canada , Costa Rica , El Salvador , Guatemala , Honduras , Mexico , Nicaragua , Panama , United States