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
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
7 days | USA West | Hotels
This walking tour allows you to get off the crowded tourist paths and explore some less visited trails of the mighty Grand Canyon and Sedona, as well as the chance to delve deeper into the culture of the Havasupai.
Highlights: Sedona | Grand Canyon | Havasupai | Las VegasView tour
9 days | Peru | Camping/Lodging
Explore the vibrant city of Cusco and the lush Sacred Valley before heading out on one of the world's finest and most famous treks. The Inca trail boasts an incredible mix of mountain views and diverse ecosystems en route to the lost city of Machu Picchu.
Highlights: 4 day Inca Trail hike | Machu PicchuView 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 West | Camping
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
15 days | USA West | Camping
Diverse natural wonders are found throughout this trek, ranging from the thermal geysers of Yellowstone, the moonlike formations at Craters of the Moon National Park and the massive glacial carved walls of the Yosemite Valley.
Highlights: Mt Rainier | Yellowstone | Idaho | YosemiteView tour