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So how about more than two months dedicated to all things Stateside? We've combined our Coast to Coast North and South Treks to create one vast circuit that takes in the best of the US. Seriously, if you want full throttle adventure, this is the big one!
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|4 July 2015||Trailblazer (NY-NY) - 63 days||$8,179||Available||Book now|
|19 July 2015||Trailblazer (LA-LA) - 63 days||$8,179||Available||Book now|
|25 July 2015||Trailblazer (NY-NY) - 63 days||$8,069||Available||Book now|
|8 August 2015||Trailblazer (NY-NY) - 63 days||$8,189||Available||Book now|
|16 August 2015||Trailblazer (LA-LA) - 63 days||$7,869||Available||Book now|
|22 August 2015||Trailblazer (NY-NY) - 63 days||$8,189||Available||Book now|
|2 April 2016||Trailblazer (NY-NY) - 63 days||$8,139||Available||Book now|
|4 April 2016||Trailblazer (LA-LA) - 63 days||$7,889||Available||Book now|
|9 April 2016||Trailblazer (NY-NY) - 63 days||$8,139||Available||Book now|
|18 April 2016||Trailblazer (LA-LA) - 63 days||$8,039||Available||Book now|
|23 April 2016||Trailblazer (NY-NY) - 63 days||$8,259||Available||Book now|
|7 May 2016||Trailblazer (NY-NY) - 63 days||$8,259||Available||Book now|
|16 May 2016||Trailblazer (LA-LA) - 63 days||$8,189||Available||Book now|
|21 May 2016||Trailblazer (NY-NY) - 63 days||$8,399||Available||Book now|
|4 June 2016||Trailblazer (NY-NY) - 63 days||$8,399||Available||Book now|
|13 June 2016||Trailblazer (LA-LA) - 63 days||$8,289||Available||Book now|
|18 June 2016||Trailblazer (NY-NY) - 63 days||$8,669||Available||Book now|
|2 July 2016||Trailblazer (NY-NY) - 63 days||$8,579||Available||Book now|
|17 July 2016||Trailblazer (LA-LA) - 63 days||$8,579||Available||Book now|
|23 July 2016||Trailblazer (NY-NY) - 63 days||$8,479||Available||Book now|
|6 August 2016||Trailblazer (NY-NY) - 63 days||$8,599||Available||Book now|
|14 August 2016||Trailblazer (LA-LA) - 63 days||$8,259||Available||Book now|
|20 August 2016||Trailblazer (NY-NY) - 63 days||$8,599||Available||Book now|
There isn’t a person out there that hasn’t dreamed of taking off on the ultimate north 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.
Days 1-2 - New York Area, Philadelphia & Washington D.C
Washington D.C. is the perfect introduction to the social, cultural and political history of the United States. Explore D.C.'s parks by day and monuments by night. From the impressive Smithsonian Museum to the White House, the capital has something for everyone. Accommodation: Camping included
Days 3-5 - Carolinas, Charleston, St Augustine & Daytona Beach
Bond with new buddies as mountain views morph into swamps, plantations and palmetto palms in the Carolinas, then enjoy a cozy campfire. Historic Charleston is next. This place oozes old world charm, especially the gaudy mid-1700 houses of Rainbow Row. Head on to St Augustine, the oldest settlement on US soil which owes much to it's spanish plaza and sizzling sand. Accommodation: Camping included
Day 6 - Miami
SoBe (aka South Beach) has it all! Stroll the art deco seafront or pose with the beautiful people on sugary sand and in ultra-cool nightspots. Magnificent Miami beckons with miles of white beaches and palm trees swaying in the breeze... Accommodation: Hostel included
Days 7-8 - Key West
Over conch fritters and Key lime pie, admire a crimson sunset and swap tales from teeming reefs, before celebrating with a sunset party! Accommodation: Camping included
Days 9-10 - Orlando
It's not far from strip malls and souvenir shops to the Magic Kingdom. Escape from it all with an optional day at Disneyworld. Forget your age, it makes a big kid of one and all. With two nights here, fitting in extra thrills and spills is a piece of cake. Maybe slip-slide around Wet 'n' Wild, be drenched by killer whales at SeaWorld or cross the final frontier at Kennedy Space Center. Who wants to grow up anyhow? Accommodation: Camping included
Days 11-12 - Panama City Beach
Dream of lazy beach days or windsurf and jet ski the afternoon away. The heat of the beach simmers beyond sundown in this undisputed good-time town. Pack dancing shoes with your flip-flops as the party spirit simmers far into the small hours at the hippest, hottest haunts of the Gulf Coast. Accommodation: Camping included
Days 13-14 - New Orleans
Now we're talking all that jazz! We head into the enchanting French Quarter of New Orleans! Hear the real deal at Preservation Hall, echoing with chirpy trumpet and smooth sax or sample a Hurricane at Pat O'Brien's! New Orleans has more than just food, drink and music to offer. Do the Huckleberry Finn thing as you chug along the Mississippi River. Accommodation: Hotel included
Days 15-18 - Louisiana & Texas
Look for gators on our optional Louisiana swamp tour through the mysterious bayous of Cajun country. Then don your Stetson and toast marshmallows as the Lone Star bids you a big-hearted welcome for four nights in the mighty Texas. The second biggest of the states has plenty of oil, cowboys and southern hospitality. Feel that tumbleweed vibe at the Alamo in San Antonio and don't forget to checkout the Buckhorn Saloon and Museum, crammed with cowboy curiosities. Accommodation: Camping included
Day 19 - Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Do you know your stalactite from your stalagmite? Carlsbad Caverns is one of the largest cave systems in the world and boasts over 100 limestone caves sporting bizarre rock formations. Pack the amphitheatre at dusk as thousands of resident bats swarm out. Accommodation: Camping included
Days 20 - Sante Fe & Roswell
Soak up the artsy vibe of Santa Fe, the oldest US capital city, high in the desert foothills, and check out the International UFO Museum and Research Centre (and gift shop!) in Roswell! They say Aliens crashed to Earth and they have proof! Mesa Verde National Park is next. Explore the ancient dwellings of Ancestral Pueblans cut into the cliff face on an optional ranger led hike; viewings are highly recommended! Accommodation: Camping included
Days 21-24 - Colorado Rocky Mountains & Arches National Park
Distant peaks sport snowy caps and pines huddle together as you pit yourself against amazing hiking and biking trails in the Rockies before heading to Arches National Park. The park's name says it all. Some 2,000 orange sandstone arches strike their poses. The scenery here is breathtaking and a sunset stroll to Delicate Arch tops most 'to do' lists. Take on the famous "Slick Rock" mountain bike trail, float down the Colorado on a scenic rafting trip or tackle the terrain high above on a guided jeep tour. Accommodation: Camping included
Day 25 - Monument Valley
Navajo legends rise from crimson flats at Monument Valley. The only things to pre-date the origins of Native American culture are the massive towering rock formations which dominate the awe-inspiring landscape. Take the opportunity to experience it close-up with an optional Navajo guided 4x4 ride before setting up camp on the edge of Monument Valley. What a place to swap campfire stories and songs. Accommodation: Camping included
Days 26-27 - Grand Canyon National Park
Next we come face to face with the most awe-inspiring national park of them all, the Grand Canyon. Nothing you have ever seen before will prepare you for this spectacular site! Hike from the forest above to the desert below, or take a helicopter flight above it all and marvel at the brilliant colours. One thing's for sure though, this place looks incredible from any angle, especially walking along the rim at sunset or sunrise. Accommodation: Camping included
Days 28-29 - Lake Powell & Bryce Canyon National Park
It's time for some stunning R&R, basking in the clear blue waters of Lake Powell ringed by deep red rock. Swim, horse-ride in the desert or just sit back on the shore and soak up the powerful rays of this beautiful and surreal man-made desert oasis. Bryce is next with it's knobbly hoodoos striking their crazy poses as your camera clicks away at a perfect sunset. What's a hoodoo when it's at home? Actually, Hoodoos are weird and wonderful rock spires arranged in rows as far as the eye can see. They will leave you searching for your own way to describe this 'indescribable' place. Accommodation: Camping included
Day 30 - Zion National Park
Another batch of top notch trails provides one final hiking fix at Zion National Park. Swim and explore the hidden canyons or maybe hike to the top at Angels Landing. Okay, so getting up there can be devilish at times, but the famous trail puts on a 360-degree display of this magnificent national park. Accommodation: Camping included
Days 31-32 - Las Vegas
Next, Las Vegas - the greatest show on earth! The Strip, the shows, the casinos, the clubs; Sin City's glitziest and brashest spots are sure to impress as you cruise the Las Vegas Boulevard on an included limo ride! Hop onto one of the world's highest thrill rides at Vegas' Stratosphere and it won't just be your head that's spinning. And if that's not enough, take a helicopter flight down The Strip or just gamble the night away in one of the world class casinos. Accommodation: Hotel included
Days 33-34 - Los Angeles
Journey across the desert and catch some California sun as you roll into the larger than life LA scene and our turn around point before heading back east. Why not hang out at and people watch at Venice Beach tonight? Accommodation: Hotel included
Day 35 - Los Angeles, Santa Barbara & California Coast
With LA in the rearview mirror, head up the rugged California coast on the Pacific Coast Highway and take in the sights as the surf spirit takes hold of you! Fasten your seatbelt for blockbusting scenery. Accommodation: Camping included
Days 36-37 - Yosemite National Park
Heading east through California's gold country we following the scenic drive into the Yosemite National Park region and a chance to hike or bike, through the extraordinary landscape of glacier-carved granite monoliths and spectacular waterfalls. Either way, this park rocks! Once deep inside Yosemite, keep your eyes peeled for black bears. Coyote roam freely as well and when the sun goes down, their howling often echoes amidst pines and sequoias. Admit it, this is what clicks the spirit of the great outdoors up a notch or two. Accommodation: Camping included
Days 38-39 - San Francisco
Next, "Everybody's Favourite City", San Francisco. This town will blow you away. Sunlight on the bay, wispy fog around Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars climbing steep streets: it's a 24-carat stunner. Maybe view the Bay and Alcatraz on an optional sunset sailboat cruise, then the party people can flock to trendy bars and clubs in North Beach or Haight-Ashbury and that friendly vibe gets even better. Accommodation: Hotel included
Days 40-41 - Redwood National Park
You will amazed to walk amongst the towering forest giants of Redwood National Park - home to the tallest trees in the world and some of the most spectacular coastal scenery on the Pacific Coast. Leave footprints on what is virtually your private Pacific beach or traipse between gigantic Redwoods, feeling like ants in their mighty shadow. Accommodation: Camping included
Day 42 - Florence, Oregon Coast
The Florence Oregon Coast is the perfect place for relaxation and fun. You'll find beautiful evergreen forests, the sparkling Pacific Ocean and towering dunes for you to spend time climbing and rolling down. Take time out swimming and having fun in the Oregon sunshine. Accommodation: Camping Included
Day 43-44 - Seattle
Beam yourself up! Well, take the glass-fronted elevator up the iconic Space Needle (optional) and gaze over the Emerald City with a hot cup of coffee from the the very first Starbucks! Then tonight blare out guitar-loaded classics in the city that gave the world Hendrix and Nirvana. Accommodation: Hostel included
Day 45 - Vancouver
Straight into Canada and the awesome city of Vancouver. With its stunning combination of mountains and coastline, the city boasts outstanding views. Take to Stanley Park on two wheels, then regain your inner city slicker around A-grade museums and galleries or bustling Granville Market. Why not check out the city nightlife in Gas Town or the eclectic "Robsonstrasse" tonight. Accommodation: Camping included
Days 46-47 - British Columbia & Lake Louise
Heading through BC, appreciate the mirrored lakes, grizzled peaks and spectacular scenery as dark conifers and shadowy summits drift by. A nickname like the "gem of the Rockies" is a lot to live up to, but it's no sweat for Lake Louise. The imposing chateau looks on as mountains cluster round the turquoise surface. As for you, well, you could always hike out to the Plain-of-Six-Glaciers or inspect the scene by paddle power on an optional canoe trip. Accommodation: Camping included
Days 48-49 - Banff National Park
Blaze show-stopping trails in the footfalls or horse tracks of pioneers of old. Perhaps bounce across the bumpy terrain by mountain bike or hover above it all by helicopter. One dunk in the hot springs and a drink or two later, you'll sleep like a log. Accommodation: Camping included
Days 50-52 - Glacier National Park & Montana
With two days in Glacier, you'll have plenty of time to explore the alpine meadows, snow-streaked cliffs and shimmering lakes. Montana is often referred to as 'Big Sky Country' because of its numerous stars, but it is also a trekkers' paradise. This area sure adds a healthy dose of the wow factor. Accommodation: Camping included
Days 53-54 - 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 the 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 55-56 - Cody & Mount Rushmore
We're into Wild Wyoming, the heart of cowboy country, This is what Cody is all about. Named after William Cody (aka Buffalo Bill), the old west is alive and literally kicking here. After all, "Cody is rodeo", with nightly summer shows. You'll agree with the Lakota people, from afar the pine-coated hills do appear black. Mount Rushmore's next and the uniquely sculptured faces of our four greatest Presidents. 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
Days 57-58 - Badlands & Minnesota
Never mind the "bad lands", touching down here feels like a moon landing. Low-slung buttes, chiselled spires and saw-tooth ridges have a bizarre lunar quality. Spend the afternoon exploring the park's surreal landscape and don't forget your camera for sunset! From the North Star State, cross native American Sioux terrain and America's original western frontier. Resident coyotes may utter the occasional howl as you settle back for some shut-eye under canvas. Accommodation: Camping included
Days 59-60 - Chicago
Chicago is next on the menu for two nights, famous for music, museums and Lake Shore Drive. 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 peddling on the optional "Bobby's Bike Hike" tour. Then hit the blues groove, drop into a corner bar or seek out heaving dance and hip-hop beats in the hangouts of Wicker Park and Bucktown. Accommodation: Hostel included
Day 61 - Cedar Point, Ohio & Lake Erie
We make a brief stop to Gary, Indianna for a photo of the house where Michael Jackson grew up, followed by a visit to the Amish community in Shipshewana who maintain a more traditional way of life, and in some cases without electricity, cars and travelling by horse and cart. Then it's Ohio, where you can ask a 'buckeye' to tell you all about their state nut or how cool Cedar Point Amusement Park's rollercoasters are! Ride the Millenium Force- the greatest rollercoaster in the world! Accommodation: Camping Included
Day 62 - Niagara Falls
On the edge of Lake Ontario, the sensation of crashing water is stupendous, the noise immense, at America's greatest national attraction, Niagara Falls. Wait 'til you're down on the water aboard 'Maid of the Mist', where the cascades pound, churn and foam right before your eyes. That's what you call a front row seat! Accommodation: Camping included
Day 63 - New York Area
Today we travel through New York's Finger Lakes region and the Pocono Mountains en-route to the New York Area. 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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Minimum age is 18 years. Maximum age is 38 years.
51 nights camping & equipment (except sleeping bag) + 2 hotel night in LA
All transportation by private adventure vehicle
Food Kitty: US$10 per day.
This tour is operated by Trek America.
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.
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.
Between 6 and 13 people with one tour leader.
The age range is 18-38 and early to mid twenties are the most common ages.
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.
No, the majority of our travellers are solo travellers and you will meet lots of people on your tour!
Don't worry, your fantastic tour leader will show you how to put your tent up and use your camping equipment.
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.
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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Amazing experience , you have to do it , save up money and do it You will not regret it
visiting the whole sites of america was awesome travelling on the open road was really brilliant the national parks were amazing especially Yellowstone and Yosemite San Francisco and Vancouver were amazing and the city tours were very interesting
Have plenty of spending money Take comfortable but walking shoes Take as many pictures as you can
An interesting experience where I learned about people and myself.
Hiking at Glacier Mountain, Banff, Las Vegas, meeting locals, wildlife watch
Don't have any dietary restrictions. Don't expect environmental friendly travel. Write a journal
Had an amazing experience mane lots of friends you gotta do it
VISITING THE GREAT CITIES OF AMERICA INCLUDING SAN FRANSISCO , SEATTLE , CHICAGO AND SAN ANTIONIO AS WELL AS VISITING THE AMAZING NATIONAL PARKS
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ENOUGH MUSIC TO LISTEN TO ON THE BUS MAKE SURE YOU BUDGET WELL FOR THE TRIP AND INCLUDE TIPS ASK YOUR TOUR LEADER AS MANY QUESTIONS AS YOU CAN THEY ARE VERY HELPFUL
Incredible experience, once in a lifetime trip, completely unforgettable.
All the national parks, the Navajo stop over night, the big cities and the amazing people.
Make sure you have enough spending money so you can do everything you want to during the trip, there is a lot of extra optional activities and they are all good fun and worth doing! Only take what you need, any extras can be bought much cheaper in the states! Relax and have Fun!