The Americas offer an incredibly varied landscape of mountains, coastlines, lakes and canyons, and it is best enjoyed on foot. For those with a passion for walking or trekking, or simply those with an extra taste for adventure, our walking holidays are the perfect choice. If you ask virtually any of our tour leaders and most of our travellers to name their favourite activity on tour, the walks and hikes in the National Parks, Indian lands and wilderness areas invariably rank first.
There is truly no more inspiring, exhilarating and rewarding way to experience some of the most captivating and wondrous areas of this continent. So much so, we decided to design complete walking tours around them.
Hiking for all abilities Our walking tours are designed for active adults and offer a well-paced mix of walks for all levels of fitness. Most walks are of moderate difficulty and are up to four hours in length. For the more adventurous, there are often optional longer, moderate to strenuous hikes up to eight hours long in some destinations.
Our leaders enjoy spending as much time as possible on the trail with their groups. As interests and capabilities vary, our leaders will typically guide day hikes according to group's needs and the difficulty of particular hikes.
With two tour leaders on each of our walking trips, they will either guide separate hikes or offer additional activities and support. However, it will not always be possible for every hiker to be accompanied by a guide when groups divide up to explore different trails. Our tour leaders also handle all the driving and tour logistics en-route to ensure you maximise your time on holiday.
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Top Guided Walking Holidays
12 days | USA West | Camping
From colourful meadows and waterfalls to geothermal pools and glaciated rocky spires, this is a full-on walking trip through dramatic landscapes. Specialist local guides accompany you to spot and track wildlife including bears, wolves and eagles.
Highlights: Yellowstone | Grand Teton | Glacier National ParksView tour
7 days | USA West | Hotels
From the sparkling Lake Tahoe to Yosemite's majestic waterfalls, and from Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park to the coastal city of Monterey - the numerous hikes and scenic views on this trip will take your breath away!
Highlights: Lake Tahoe | Yosemite | MontereyView tour
21 days | USA West | Camping
The John Muir Trail is one of the finest hikes to be found anywhere in the world. This 21 day tour starts at Yosemite National Park and covers the entire trail past alpine mountains & meadows ending at Mount Whitney.
Highlights: Tuolume Meadows to Mount Whitney (197 Miles)View tour
12 days | Canada | Camping
Hike along an extensive network of trails in some of the best national parks in Canada and spot the bountiful wildlife that call the area home including bear, eagles, deer and moose. Nothing can fully prepare you for a journey deep into the Canadian Rockies.
Highlights: Banff | Yoho | Jasper | WatertonView tour
10 days | USA East | Hotels
Explore the mountain ranges of New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and Massachusetts on this walking adventure through Northeastern USA. With perfect fall foliage and idyllic trails, this lodging itinerary is a nature lover and photographers paradise!
Highlights: Berkshire Mtns | Mt Washington | BaxterView tour
10 days | USA East | Camping
Experience the Appalachian Trail the original way, carrying all you need on your back and staying in huts along the way. Leaving civilisation behind, you'll explore the White Mountains National Forest on one of the most impressive sections of the famed Trail.
Highlights: Back-country hiking | Wildlife | White MountainsView tour
10 days | USA West | Hotels
Hike the best National Park trails of Arizona and Utah on this impressive walking tour. Zion, Bryce, Arches, Canyonlands and the Grand Canyon each offer unique landscapes, while our Monument Valley tour will be an unforgettable journey.
Highlights: Amazing Canyons | Stunning National ParksView tour
9 days | Peru | Camping/Hotels
The Inca Trail to the lost city of Machu Picchu is one of the greatest and most rewarding treks on Earth. Explore vibrant Cusco followed by the four day Inca Trail as it climbs across mountain passes towards the Sun Gate for a spectacular sunrise.
Highlights: Cusco | 4 days hiking the Inca TrailView tour