USA Tour - Grand Trek
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  • Relaxation 3 out of 5
  • Culture 2 out of 5
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Trip Highlights

  • Cover 26 states and 7 National Parks!
  • Niagara Falls Maid of the Mist cruise
  • Limousine ride in Las Vegas
  • Evening illumination visit to Washington DC Monuments
  • Guided Chicago Bike Tour
  • Alien spotting in Roswell
  • Walk the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Walk amongst towering granite peaks in Yosemite
  • City tours of Philadelphia, Washington DC, San Francisco & Hollywood, LA
  • Grand Canyon sunrise or sunset
  • Travel along the original Route 66
  • Wildlife viewing opportunities in Yellowstone & Yosemite
  • See Old Faithful geyser and spot bear in Yellowstone
  • Explore the California coast - Monterey, Santa Barbara, Big Sur, San Luis Obispo
  • National Parks and Monuments - Carlsbad Caverns, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, Zion, Badlands, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Yellowstone, Grand Teton & Yosemite

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Over six non-stop weeks you'll travel from coast to coast and back again. From towering mountains to white sand beaches, from the top of skyscrapers to the bottom of canyons, this fast and furious loop highlights the best of the USA - North and South!


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What will I be doing?

  • Leg 1 (Days 1 - 7)

  • Leg 2 (Days 8 - 18)

  • Leg 3 (Days 19 - 26)

  • Leg 4 (Days 27 - 32)

  • Leg 5 (Days 33 - 43)

Leg 1: Days 1 - 7

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There isn’t a person out there that hasn’t dreamed of taking off on the ultimate American road trip with a bunch of mates! Cruising down the open road, tunes cranked, wind in your hair not a care in the world; getting off the beaten track with a whole continent to discover.

The United States is a country of incredible diversity. The nation is home to dynamic cities and small towns that vary dramatically from region to region, and the awe-inspiring National Parks are unparalleled for their beauty and diversity. Eastern energy, slow-paced deep southern charm and a laid back west coast lifestyle, combine to create an incredible culture of virtually everything.

  • Location: New York Area to Mount Rushmore

This tour operates in both directions, from New York to New York and Los Angeles to Los Angeles.

 

Day 1 New York Area & Niagara Falls

From the New York area to the edge of Lake Ontario, the sensation of crashing water is stupendous, the noise immense, at America's greatest national attractions, Niagara Falls. Wait until you're down on the water aboard the included 'Maid of the Mist' cruise, where the cascades pound, churn and foam right before your eyes. That's what you call a front row seat! Accommodation: Camping included

Day 2 Ohio
Ask a "Buckeye" to tell you all about their state nut or how cool they think Cedar Point Amusement Park's rollercoasters are! Ride the Millenium Force - the greatest roller coaster in the world! Accommodation: Camping included
Days 3-4 Shipshewana & Chicago
Visit the Amish community in Shipshewana, Indiana who maintain a more traditional way of life, and make a brief stop in Gary, Indiana for a photo of the house that Michael Jackson grew up in; then its into Chicago - the "Windy City", home to some of the greatest blues music in America. Soar up Willis Tower for dizzying views over the Windy City. Trawl the upmarket malls of Magnificent Mile and grab a slice of Chicago's deep-dish pizza before taking to peddle power on the included famous "Bobby's Bike Hike" tour. Accommodation: Hostel included
Day 5 Wisconsin, Minnesota & South Dakota
Head out across the great prairies and America's original western frontier. We pass though Wisconsin, the American home of cheese where your leader will introduce a taste of Wisconsin. We also make visits to the famous Jolly Green Giant Statue in Blue Earth before settling in for the night. Resident coyotes may utter the occasional howl as you settle back for some shut-eye under canvas. Accommodation: Camping included
Day 6 Badlands National Park
All signs lead to Wall Drug - the renowned drug store in the little frontier town of Wall, it's so big you need a map to get around and it's also your last stop before heading into the Badlands. Touching down here feels more like a moon landing due to the bizzare lunar landscape of low slung buttes, chiselled spires and saw tooth ridges. Accommodation: Camping included
Day 7 Mount Rushmore
The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore, South Dakota. It was sculpted by Danish-American Gutzon Borglum and his son, Lincoln Borglum and features the heads of four United States presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. Close by, another rock-carved epic is shaping up: the Crazy Horse monument, a nod to the famed Lakota Indian war leader, very impressive! Accommodation: Camping included
 

Leg 2: Days 8 - 18

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Destination info

There isn’t a person out there that hasn’t dreamed of taking off on the ultimate American road trip with a bunch of mates! Cruising down the open road, tunes cranked, wind in your hair not a care in the world; getting off the beaten track with a whole continent to discover.

The United States is a country of incredible diversity. The nation is home to dynamic cities and small towns that vary dramatically from region to region, and the awe-inspiring National Parks are unparalleled for their beauty and diversity. Eastern energy, slow-paced deep southern charm and a laid back west coast lifestyle, combine to create an incredible culture of virtually everything.

  • Location: Cody to San Francisco

Day 8 Cody
Next, it's Wild Wyoming, in the heart of cowboy country; this is what Cody is all about. From its cowboy roots to its summer rodeos, shake a leg and try some two-step as the buckin' bronco rears its massive head! Why not indulge yourself in a nightly rodeo from June to August as nothing says Wyoming more than a good dose of rodeo and a Stetson! Accommodation: Camping included
Days 9-10 Yellowstone National Park
Pitch up in the world's first National Park, Yellowstone. This is a superb wilderness of spouting geysers, waterfalls and simmering mud pools. A-grade American stars grace the trails - keep your eyes peeled for this abundant wildlife. Large herds of bison and elk roam the park and if you're lucky, you may even see bear or wolf. Accommodation: Camping included
Days 11-12 Jackson & Grand Teton National Park
Feel the old frontier spirit alive and kicking in the truly western town of Jackson, Wyoming. Nearby you can raft the Snake River rapids, one of America's last great untamed rivers (suitable to all abilities) on an optional white-water rafting trip, and then corral your posse into the nearest watering hole. Million Dollar Cowboy Bar is a fine tip, with saddles for stools and trophy cow horns above the counter. Grand Teton National Park is an incredible park with giant sharp towers rising from the ground, and surrounded by some of awesome walking trails which offer high chances of seeing bear and moose. It is recommended to take the ferry across Jenny Lake and hike up to Inspiration Point for sensation views of the valley, lake and forest below. Accommodation: Camping included
Days 13-14 Idaho/Nevada & Lake Tahoe
You will pass a load more widescreen scenery as you edge westward across the Northern Great Basin. California is calling though as you bite off a big chunk of Nevada desert and arrive in Tahoe - set sail on an optional sunset cruise or play the house in one of the flash casinos. Accommodation: Camping included
Days 15-16 Yosemite National Park
Heading through Central California we take a scenic drive into the Yosemite National Park region with the chance to hike or bike through the extraordinary landscape of glacier-carved granite monoliths and spectacular waterfalls. Hike to Yosemite Falls, one of North America's highest, and capture El Capitan's great granite profile on camera. Keep your eyes peeled for the chance to view the park's abundant wildlife as well as the Giant Sequoia trees towering magnificently above. A different way to see the park is to rent inner tubes and float down the Merced River. Accommodation: Camping included
Days 17-18 San Francisco
En route to San Francisco, stop in at the Iron Door Saloon in Groveland - the oldest saloon in California. Arriving to the 'City by the Bay', we enjoy a sightseeing tour including the chance to walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. This is followed with a walk around Haight-Ashbury which kick-started a generation of hippies and inspired some of the best music of the 1960's and 70's. With a full free day to explore the city there is plenty of time for shopping, visiting Chinatown, Alcatraz (book in advance), Union Square, Fisherman's Wharf and the famous painted ladies. In the evening why not venture out onto the water for an evening sunset cruise or hit the areas of Mission, Marina or the old speakeasy pubs which gained popularity during prohibition. Accommodation: Hotel included
 

Leg 3: Days 19 - 26

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Destination info

There isn’t a person out there that hasn’t dreamed of taking off on the ultimate American road trip with a bunch of mates! Cruising down the open road, tunes cranked, wind in your hair not a care in the world; getting off the beaten track with a whole continent to discover.

The United States is a country of incredible diversity. The nation is home to dynamic cities and small towns that vary dramatically from region to region, and the awe-inspiring National Parks are unparalleled for their beauty and diversity. Eastern energy, slow-paced deep southern charm and a laid back west coast lifestyle, combine to create an incredible culture of virtually everything.

  • Location: Monterey to Lake Powell

Day 19 Monterey
Head along US Highway 1 to the coastal city of Monterey where we can take a guided walk around the coast with possibilities to see whales and sea lions which frequent the area between April and October. We overnight in Monterey with free time for shopping or the chance to get dressed up and hit the night spots. Accommodation: Camping included
Day 20 Big Sur & California Coast
As the highway snakes further south, get away from it all amongst the pristine wilderness of Big Sur as we stop for that iconic photo viewpoint of McWay Falls. Continue further down California's beautiful coastline until we reach San Luis Obispo named the `happiest place in America' and camp for the final night of the tour under the stars and a chance to reminisce on good memories from the past twenty days. Accommodation: Camping included
Days 21-22 Los Angeles
we head for Santa Barbara for free time to stroll around the pier or relax on the beach. We then roll into LA with a tour including Hollywood Boulevard, stroll the Walk of Fame and photo of the massive Hollywood sign. We visit Venice Beach perfect for people watching with sand between your toes. Why not spend time hanging out here tomorrow? Accommodation: Hotel included
Days 23-24 Los Angeles & Las Vegas
With the California sunshine on your face we visit Hollywood Boulevard for a stroll along the Walk of Fame and photo of that massive Hollywood sign. A quick visit to the sandy shores of Venice Beach makes for awesome people watching before leaving LA and onto the desert neon city of Las Vegas - the greatest show on earth. Watch out though, some dub this place 'Lost Wages'! Included is a cruise down "The Strip" in a super-stretch limo but you may want to indulge in an all-you-can eat buffet, take in a show or just watch the amazing crowds and neon signs as the glitzy hotels try to outdo each other with spectacular attractions. And if that's not enough, take a helicopter flight back down The Strip, or just gamble the night away in one of the world class casinos. Oh and there's a saying here: what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Accommodation: Hotel included

Day 25 Zion National Park
Onwards to Zion National Park and explore the hidden canyons or maybe hike to Angels Landing for incredible views over the valley floor, as well as being an exceptional lunch spot. Okay, so getting up there can be devilish at times, but the famous trail puts on a full 360-degree display of this magnificent national park. Accommodation: Camping included
Day 26 Lake Powell
Time to wash off the desert dust in the refreshing waters of Lake Powell. Swim the deep blue water or just sit back on the shore and soak up the powerful rays of this beautiful and surreal man-made desert oasis. Accommodation: Camping included
 

Leg 4: Days 27 - 32

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There isn’t a person out there that hasn’t dreamed of taking off on the ultimate American road trip with a bunch of mates! Cruising down the open road, tunes cranked, wind in your hair not a care in the world; getting off the beaten track with a whole continent to discover.

The United States is a country of incredible diversity. The nation is home to dynamic cities and small towns that vary dramatically from region to region, and the awe-inspiring National Parks are unparalleled for their beauty and diversity. Eastern energy, slow-paced deep southern charm and a laid back west coast lifestyle, combine to create an incredible culture of virtually everything.

  • Location: Grand Canyon National Park to West Texas

Days 27-28 Grand Canyon National Park
Without doubt one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the Southwest, Horseshoe Bend makes for an impressive stop before the big event. No trip west is complete without a stop at the Grand Canyon and we have a full day tomorrow to experience the grandeur of one of the Earth's natural wonders. Pack your best boots and don't forget your camera for a sunrise/sunset hike along the rim. For the more ambitious take the long hike down Bright Angel Trail to Plateau Point or choose the "bird's eye" view on a scenic flight. As you watch the sinking sun paint it amber, maroon and red, its breathtaking immensity blow you away. Accommodation: Camping included
Day 29 Monument Valley
Venturing into the desert southwest, we hit iconic Monument Valley, used in countless Hollywood scenes from Westerns to 2001: A Space Odyssey and Forest Gump. It is also the most photographed place in America and for good reason. Get 4x4-bound and flit between towering buttes and massive mesas. This is sacred Navajo land; take home their secrets, legends and the odd handcrafted keepsake. Tonight, experience a stunning sunset overlooking the valley. Accommodation: Camping included
Day 30 Arizona/Roswell & Santa Fe
Alien spotting in Roswell could be on the cards, and with the vast desert stretching out before you, you'll need to keep a sharp eye out for these extraterrestrial beings! Tonight, Santa Fe is sure to work its charm on you with its artsy vibe and best Tex-Mex food in the USA. Accommodation: Camping included
Day 31 Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Do you know your stalactite from your stalagmite? Carlsbad Caverns boasts over 100 limestone caves sporting glinting minerals and telling names like the Hall of the White Giant and Green Lake Room. Whilst at Carlsbad Caverns you have the option at dusk to see the 'flight of the bats', did you know bats always turn left when flying out of a cave? Accommodation: Camping included
Day 32 West Texas
The Lone Star then bids you a big-hearted welcome for four nights in the mighty Texas. The biggest state in the continental USA is also home to plenty of Mexican-American cuisine, `Tex-Mex', including spicy fajitas and tacos. Hitch up in Fort Stockton and opt for a historical tour of this frontier army post, active from 1867-1886, if you want to cover more ground, Balmorhea is a great place to stop and has a cool mineral springs to relax in. Accommodation: Camping included
 

Leg 5: Days 33 - 43

Destination info

There isn’t a person out there that hasn’t dreamed of taking off on the ultimate American road trip with a bunch of mates! Cruising down the open road, tunes cranked, wind in your hair not a care in the world; getting off the beaten track with a whole continent to discover.

The United States is a country of incredible diversity. The nation is home to dynamic cities and small towns that vary dramatically from region to region, and the awe-inspiring National Parks are unparalleled for their beauty and diversity. Eastern energy, slow-paced deep southern charm and a laid back west coast lifestyle, combine to create an incredible culture of virtually everything.

  • Location: San Antonio to New York Area

Days 33-34 San Antonio
Don your Davy Crockett hat and check out the Alamo, symbol of Texan pride and independence from Mexico. Included is a stroll on the Paseo del Rio, and if your Spanish is shaky that's the cobbled 'river walk', bursting with greenery, cafes and boutiques. This is one of the unmissable excursions whilst in San Antonio but other excellent options include the Western Shooting Range or a visit to the Majestic Theatre. Accommodation: Camping included
Day 35 East Texas/Louisiana
We say farewell to the biggest state of continental USA, and goodbye to the home of 'Tex-Mex' cuisine and a big hello to Louisiana, the home of gumbo stews and all that jazz. Accommodation: Camping included
Days 36-37 New Orleans
We hit Louisiana and can search for gators on our optional swamp tour through the mysterious bayous of Cajun country (a must do!) Next up is the home of the Big Easy & Bourbon Street - New Orleans. Now we're talking all that jazz! Every music fan must make a pilgrimage here at least once in their lifetime. We head into the enchanting French Quarter of New Orleans and hear the real deal at Preservation Hall, echoing with chirpy trumpets and smooth sax. New Orleans has more than just food, drink and music to offer, so after sampling a Hurricane at Pat O'Brien's do the Huckleberry Finn thing and chug along the Mississippi River. By staying right in the historic French Quarter you are right in the thick of it! Accommodation: Hotel included
Day 38 Birmingham, Alabama
License plates proclaim you're in the `Heart of Dixie', and the radio pumps out a playlist of blues and country tunes. Birmingham's Civil Rights Institute and the Chickamauga Battlefield guarantee an A+ in American history. Accommodation: Camping included
Day 39 Ocoee, Tennessee
Next up is the hard-hitting State of Tennessee where we overnight in Ocoee. In 1996 the world's eyes were on Ocoee as it hosted the world's first Olympic white water event on a natural river and you have the chance to don a life jacket, grip a paddle and bounce along a churning stretch of white water on an optional rafting trip. Pure adrenalin! For those of you not keen on the rapids, there are a number of surrounding trails to explore. Accommodation: Camping included
Day 40 Appalachian Mountains
You'll need no second invitation to appreciate the grand views of the rolling green slopes of the Appalachian Mountains in Virginia. At the half way lunch stop we visit the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest for a short hike in the Appalachian Mountains. This begins at Crabtree Falls and leads to a series of cascades in the forested hills. Accommodation: Camping included
Days 41-42 Washington D.C
Next up is Washington DC, the perfect introduction to the social, cultural and political history of the United States. Explore the best of America's Capitol - from the Smithsonian Museum to the Lincoln Memorial on a guided tour of Washington's illuminated monuments. During the day the city is awash with greenery, so once you're done with sightseeing, go people watching in the parks or take advantage of the great nightlife in Georgetown! A great way to see the city is to explore by bike at your own pace. Accommodation: Camping included
Day 43 Philadelphia & New York Area
Leaving the capital behind we head to Philadelphia where we have the chance to break a sweat climbing up the famous 'Rocky' steps, see the symbol of American independence the Liberty Bell and opt for an early Philly cheese steak lunch. From here we travel to the final destination of the tour to the New York Area and the end of our cross country adventure. This tour is not scheduled to spend any time in New York City so make sure you book extra hotel nights and explore the sights and sounds of the Big Apple on your own. Splurge along Fifth Ave, hit the top of the Empire State Building, or soak up the trendy, laidback vibe of Greenwich Village before heading home.

 

This tour ends at approximately 17:00 hrs. We can book you post-tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00 hrs

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What's included?

  • Services of a tour leader
  • Transportation by adventure vehicle
  • Admission to Carlsbad Caves
  • Crazy Horse Monument
  • Guided Chicago Bike Tour
  • Niagara Falls Maid of the Mist Cruise
  • Admission to Monument Valley
  • Illumination Tour of Washington Monuments
  • Admission to all National Parks and Monuments
  • All Accommodation - 32 camping, 8 hotel and 2 hostel nights
  • All camping equipment (except sleeping bag)

What's not included?

  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Food
  • Optional Activities

Additional Information & FAQs

Minimum age

Minimum age 18 years old. Maximum age is 38 years.

 

Accommodation

All accommodation - 32 camping, 8 hotel & 2 hostel nights

 

Meals

On our camping tours, our groups share in the preparation and cooking of the food. Supplies, excluding soft drinks and alcohol, are purchased from the food kitty, and each member of the group pays US$10 per day en route. This covers three meals on most days while we are camping; eating fresh foods that we purchase as we travel to satisfy the international flavour of the group - a healthy way to travel at an unbeatable price. Naturally this does not cover hotel stops or when Trek groups sometimes sample regional cuisine at local restaurants.

 

Group Size
13

Transportation
Private transportation with free Wi-Fi

Budget
We run a Food Kitty on this trip - you will need to contribute US$10 a day which covers all your meals whilst camping.

 

Tour Operator

This tour is operated by Trek America.

 

Advice & Safety

Throughout your programmes you will have the support and guidance of the programme co-ordinator and team. You will be provided with competent assistance and help with any questions or advice you may need during your stay.

 

You will be assigned a personal travel advisor who will co-ordinate your programme with you. Feel free to contact them at any time before you go, or when you are on your travels.

 

In addition, you will have access to a 24 hour emergency contact number so you can contact one of our UK staff at any time should you need to.

 

FAQ

1. How many people will there be on the tour?

Between 6 and 13 people with one tour leader.

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2. What is the average age of the tour participants?

The age range is 18-38 and early to mid twenties are the most common ages.

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3. How fit do I need to be?

There will be a fair bit of walking and hiking on the tour as well as the opportunity to do lots of activities. So you should be relatively fit but dont forget that activities are optional so you can do the trip at your own pace.

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4. Will I be the only person travelling on my own?

No, the majority of our travellers are solo travellers and you will meet lots of people on your tour!

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5. What if I have never camped before?

Don't worry, your fantastic tour leader will show you how to put your tent up and use your camping equipment.

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6. How much money do I need to bring on the tour?

For TrekAmerica camping tours you will need to budget for the food kitty. This is usually US$10 a day however see individual tour pages for specific details. This will cover all of your meals while camping but does not cover meals during hotel stops or when the group chooses to sample regional cuisine.

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7. Do I need to tip?

Although it may not be customary in your country, it is normal and expected in North America to tip waiters, bar staff, any type of guide and taxi drivers. Service workers are paid a low wage and depend upon their tips for their livelihood. A minimum of 15% is standard in restaurants. Your trek leader works long and hard for you. He or she may well become your close friend during the trek, but they also need to pay their bills. If the leader's performance meets or exceeds your expectations we recommend a tip of US $5 per person, per day.

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