ABOUT OUR TOURS
Our travel style is all about discovering new places and experiences, but we know that how you travel and where you sleep is also important when choosing a holiday. Here's an overview of what our tours are all about and what you can expect when you travel with us.
We have designed our tours to maximise the time spent in each destination so that you can take in all the highlights, with plenty of free time to relax or venture even further off the beaten path. Designed for active people of all ages, Grand American Adventures guarantees to take you beyond the guidebooks and off the busy tourist trails, as you explore the best of the USA, Canada & Alaska, Central and South America.
Small groups of like-minded travellers
We offer small group tours, made up of singles, couples and friends from all around the world. With a maximum group size of just 13 on most tours it feels more like travelling with friends than being on an organised tour. You'll meet like-minded people where everyone is guaranteed to share a passion for travel and discovery, and a small group will allow you to get further off the tourist trails for a more intimate experience.
Our tours are aimed at people of all ages, although most of our travellers are aged between 25 and 55, but with previous travellers aged from eight to eighty, we believe that age is most definitely just a number. We also offer dedicated tours for families with children aged 8+.
Experienced Tour Leaders
Our tours are led by experienced and highly trained Tour Leaders, who are there to ensure you get the most out of your adventure. You're your tour leader will organise get you from A to B, organise all the activities, transportation and accommodation, so that you can relax and enjoy the experience. Our Tour Leaders are chosen for their professionalism, unbridled passion to explore and a desire to share in the experience. They have hiked hundreds of miles of national park trails, slept under the stars and done almost every activity there is, and are keen to introduce you to the places that they call home and no doubt show you some of their secret spots and favourite haunts along the way. Find out more about our Tour Leaders or read their tales from the road on our official blog site.
All of our tours are designed to be flexible with a variety of included and optional activities, helping you tailor your tour to your own interests, budget and level of adventure. Plus we've built in free time to give you the opportunity to explore at your own pace. Most of our tours include a mix of adventure, culture, nature and sightseeing, so from hiking the scenic trails to horse-back riding each day will be packed full of different highlights and experiences. You can choose from a huge range of optional activities, from rafting and glacier trekking, to scenic flights and sea kayaking there's something for everyone.
Some trips will be more active with lots of opportunities for hiking, others may be more focussed on getting under the skin of the culture of a region. We also offer a range of dedicated Walking tours, Family Discovery tours, Wildlife tours, Small ship cruises and offer Campervan hire giving you a wide choice of trip styles to choose from. Read more about our different trip styles.
A choice of accommodation
You can choose from comfortable hotel based tours where you'll stay in a range of hotels, lodges or cabins, or go for the real outdoors experience and choose from our range of classic camping tours.
Whatever trip type you choose all your accommodation and transport is included in the price of your tour. On camping trips we also include all meals whilst camping in the price of your tour, so you can eat healthily as a group at no extra cost, making it easy to budget for your trip. For nights spent in hotels, and on hotel based tours, you'll pay for meals as you go along and get the chance to sample local cuisine from Creole and Cajun to local fresh fish and seafood. We've listed any included meals on the individual tour pages.
No Single Supplements
You won't pay a single supplement when you travel with us as a solo traveller; you'll share a room or tent with a fellow group member of the same gender. If you'd prefer your own space you can choose our Optional Solo Sleeper and pay a little extra to have a room or tent to yourself. Look out for the Solo Sleeper information on the tour pages.
You'll travel in air-conditioned private vehicles, which offers great flexibility and convenience and guarantees to get you further off the beaten path. All luggage and equipment is stored in a specially designed trailer, which on camping trips means you're virtually self-sufficient when on the road! Our vehicles are also equipped with Wi-Fi in the USA and Alaska so you can keep in touch with friends and family back home.