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For almost 40 years, TrekAmerica has been tempting travellers away from the package holiday approach and into the world of active and exciting small group adventure holidays. This is the world of TrekAmerica - the specialists in off the beaten path adventure travel across the Americas.
For every TrekAmerica trip, there is no fixed itinerary. Instead they have 'Flexible Nightstops'. With TrekAmerica, itinerary changes are possible so the options are limitless to get you off the beaten track and make the most of each and every day.
TrekAmerica offers active holidays! Wilderness hiking, white-water rafting, horse riding, sea kayaking, canoe trips, photography, mountain biking, swamp tours and so much more. All levels of adventure are available.
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Fun: What else would you expect when you bring together a group of adventurous, independent travellers from around the world? Whether you are cruising Las Vegas in your super-stretch limousine, mixing margaritas on the beach in Mexico, or sitting around a crackling campfire in the Canadian Rockies, a good time is guaranteed for all! The fun-loving Trek leaders are selected and trained to show you the best of each destination and with a plethora of adventurous activities, they will ensure that there is no shortage of things to see and do. We'll show you where it's at and what do... the rest is up to you!
Freedom: TrekAmerica believes that freedom and adventure go hand in hand and our tours are designed for independent travellers like you. With lots of freedom already built into the programme, our own best description is "tours for non-tourists". Hang out with the group when you want, or explore your own interests whenever the opportunity and mood arises. Options and choice are an integral part of TrekAmerica's style of travel. All of our activities are suitable for every level of experience and skill, but interests and budgets are as individual as our travellers themselves.
Flexibility: No two TrekAmerica tours are ever alike. Our "Flexible Night Stops" allow us to custom design each and every tour to the special interests of the individual and the group as a whole. Because our groups are flexible, diversions off the beaten path are not just a dream but reality. Your Trek leader has both the knowledge and TrekAmerica's 35 years of experience to help your group choose which way to go at that fork in the road. If you are the kind of person that always wants to know what's around the bend, all you have to do is hop on board and find out!
Camping adventures throughout North America and Mexico for the 18 - 38 year olds. Over 60 unique itineraries from 3 days to nine weeks in length. Travel in private transportation with a local guide. Focusing on off the beaten path journeys TrekAmerica tours visit major cities but also include quirky small towns, hidden view points, remote tribal lands and beautiful National Parks.
Customised vehicles with air-conditioning, excellent stereo systems, and a trailer or storage area to maximise space and comfort. Every group is virtually self-sufficient and able to explore the backroads "where the crowds can't go". Maximum 13 passengers.
Central and South America use a variety of local vehicles that are best suited to the group size and local terrain. Typically they travel in 15-20 passenger vehicles, with all luggage carried on board. Other forms of local transport, including flights, local trains, horses and even canoes, may be employed to get into the heart of a particular region.
Each tour has a professional driver/guide. TrekAmerica is unique in that we guarantee 100% American tour leaders. Knowing the places we visit so well, from the best beaches in California to our favourite music haunts in New Orleans, is a huge reason behind our success. Our fun loving leaders will take care of all the planning and logistics, saving you time and money and putting you right in the heart of the action. With North America being such a vast continent lets not forget who'll be doing all the driving, ensuring you make the most of each incredible destination. Group participation is required on most itineraries.
Campgrounds situated in stunning natural settings and near major city destinations. Nearly all the camps have full facilities such as showers, pools, shops, and laundromats. National Park's have pay showers, flush toilets and basic facilities. Comfortable, clean and centrally located hotels and lodges for all non-camping nights.
Food Kitty - clients each contribute US$10 per day to a food kitty which covers three meals a day when camping. The kitty does not cover alcohol or soft drinks, meals when staying in hotels, or the occasional meal out at a restaurant. The group shares in the preparation and cooking of the food. On lodging tours, all meals, except those included where specified, are taken in local restaurants and paid for individually.
Transportation, campsite fees, accommodation, National Park Fees, services of a experienced driver/guide, camping equipment (except sleeping bag), various attractions and activities. Local Payment - payable on some South American itineraries, which off-set the cost of internal flights and park permits. No forced single supplements
Most travellers on TrekAmerica's trips are aged 18 to 38, as the style of activities and nightlife appeals to this age range. Family Adventures are designed for children 8 yrs and older. With travellers joining our groups from over 45 countries and a maximum group size of just 13 people, it's no wonder that we have the most diverse, interesting and undoubtedly fun groups in the business. Time isn't wasted waiting for a big coach full of people trying to organize themselves and each trip has a unique personality that is only possible when travelling in a small group of like minded individuals.
Sleep under the stars, roast marshmallows around a campfire, or just soak up the awe inspiring nature that surrounds you. Or camping tours take you to the heart of North Americas National Parks giving you the opportunity to experience some of the world’s best natural areas up-close. We stay in hotels in the big cities insuring you don’t miss out on anything.
Budget Lodging Tours
No matter how much we like sitting around the fire and a night under the stars, there are still a few of you who just don't like to camp. That's why we've introduced our BLT's (or Budget Lodging Tours) - just like all of our camping tours, but with the comfort of a proper bed and a roof overhead! Our BLT's follow the same route as our most popular itineraries; hitting all the highlights but taking advantage of centrally located and affordable multi-share accommodation. Whether it's a hotel, motel, camping cabin or hostel, you can rest assured there will be all the modern conveniences waiting for you at the end of a long day.
Whether you're exploring North America for months or just stopping by; if you've got a taste for the States and time or money are in short supply, our new range of Mini Adventures are just the ticket for experiencing North America's most incredible 'must see' highlights. These 3 and 4 day tours get you out of the city and off the beaten path in a flash, making the most of your time and money. From the thundering Niagara Falls and the magnificent Grand Canyon to the most iconic landscape in America, Monument Valley, our Mini Adventures serve up a huge helping of American pie!
TrekAmerica's thirst for adventure is unquenchable and we're definitely not alone. Even though all our tours offer a good dose of adventure, it's clear that some of you just can't get enough. To make sure we satisfy the most ardent of adventure seekers we've laid it on thick with our Xtra Adventures, for anyone who just can't say no to a challenge. These are action packed and definitely not for the faint hearted.
Take an overnight canoe trip, get closer to nature with some whale watching or don a hard hat, venturing underground for some incredible caving in British Columbia. And if you really want to feel the true spirit of adventure, western style, go horse riding before you spend a night out under the stars at our cowboy camp in Arizona, complete with an authentic barbecue.
We are delighted to announce that TrekAmerica won two awards at the prestigious 2010 British Travel Awards. The British Travel Awards is acknowledged as the largest independent arbiter of public opinion on travel industry performance in the United Kingdom. As companies are voted for by the all important travelling consumer, The British Travel Awards accolade is one of the most coveted prizes in the travel industry.
GOLD AWARD - Best Tour Operator to the USA
SILVER AWARD - Best Special Interest / Adventure Tour Operator
We are extremely proud of this achievement and would like to thank all of you who voted for us. It's a great accolade and highlights a successful year with the roll out of our new look and feel and the launch of our own social media platform, TrekAmerica Live.
For over 30 years, 18 to 38 year olds have enjoyed the unique TrekAmerica experience on a wide variety of 3 day to 9 week journeys covering USA, Canada, Alaska & Mexico. Also included is the Grand American Adventures range of walking, camping and lodging holidays for open ages and family adventures.