North America vacations and tours, 2014 and 2015

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Rocky Mountains wildlife vacation in Canada
Hike in outstanding natural landscapes where wildlife roam, from CA $1895 (11 days) ex flights
Alaska vacation, classic camping tour
Camp and discover the delights of Alaska, from US $2819 - US $3089 (12 days) ex flights
New England and Canadian east coast tours
Rugged, unspoiled and off the tourist trail, from US $3449 - US $3809 (13 days) ex flights
California, Nevada and Arizona vacation
Journey into the remote wilds of Western America, from US $1875 - US $2030 (12 days) ex flights
California hiking vacation, America
Sparkling Lake Tahoe, Yosemite's majestic waterfalls and more, from US $1989 - US $2169 (7 days) ex flights
Alaska adventure holiday, salmon run
Active small group adventures in a retrofitted school bus, from US $2950 (20 days) ex flights
Canadian Rockies adventure vacation
Walk, bike and canoe in the Canadian Rockies, from US $2969 - US $3309 (10 days) ex flights
Trekking vacation in British Columbia
A genuine wild west adventure in pristine wilderness, from CA $2995 - CA $3899 (9 days) ex flights
Humpback whale watching vacation in Hawaii
Humpback whale watching vacation in fabulous Maui, Hawaii, from 2795 (7 days) ex flights
Cape Cod bed and breakfast, Massachusetts
Intimate Wellfleet B&B, chosen as Sawdays "special place", from US $175 - US $250 per accommodation per night
Vancouver Island kayak vacation in Canada
7 day remote wilderness stay off northeast Vancouver Island, from CA $1295 (7 days) ex flights
Cycling holiday in California, vineyards & coastal roads
The ultimate US road trip, by bike, from US $3990 - US $4180 (13 days) ex flights
Small group camping vacation in America
Explore the delights of the National Park system, from US $2379 - US $2669 (12 days) ex flights
USA vacation, Western America tour
Explore the National Parks & cities of Western America, from US $1865 - US $2295 (9 days) ex flights
First Nation hiking tours in Canada
Rediscover your earth-based roots in the mirror of culture, from CA $935 - CA $1065 (4 days) ex flights
Camping tours of Western America
Stunning awe inspiring trip taking in the highlights of South Western USA , from US $2959 - US $3329 (18 days) ex flights
Grizzly Bear watching tour in British Columbia, Canada
Fantastic trip to British Columbia, from CA $1890 - CA $2705 (4 days) ex flights
Family camping vacation in America
Camp under the stars in America, from US $2209 - US $2499 (12 days) ex flights
British Columbia bear watching cruise
Cruise along one of the last unspoiled wildernesses, from CA $4850 (8 days) ex flights
Los Angeles to Las Vegas tour, USA
Discover California, Arizona and Nevada's best attractions, from US $1055 - US $1140 (7 days) ex flights
Sailing vacation in British Columbia, Canada
Unique coastal adventures to discover the Inside Passage, from CA $3950 (7 days) ex flights
Alaska and Yukon classic camping tour
Experience arctic wilderness & the richness of frontier living, from US $5099 - US $5949 (19 days) ex flights
Alaska adventure cruise
The ultimate wildlife and whale watching adventure cruise, from US $4945 - US $7995 (15 days) ex flights
Hiking vacation in America, National parks of the West
San Francisco, Las Vegas, Yosemite & Grand Canyon, from US $3515 - US $4160 (12 days) ex flights
Yukon dog sledding vacation, Canada
Husky adventure vacations in Yukon, from CA $1328 (5 days) ex flights
Bear watching vacation in British Columbia
Bear-viewing in British Columbia, Canada, from CA $1200 (4 days) ex flights
San Francisco to Las Vegas tour, USA
Bask in big city lights and glorious Californian sunshine, from US $2085 - US $2495 (9 days) ex flights
Western National Parks walking & camping holiday, America
See glaciers and volcanoes, geysers and hot-springs, from US $2939 - US $3209 (14 days) ex flights
Yosemite and Tahoe tour in California
3 day adventure from San Francisco Bay to Yosemite & Tahoe, from US $455 (3 days) ex flights
National Parks hiking vacation in America
A superb hiking adventure through the USA's most famous national parks, from US $3090 (15 days) ex flights

57 reviews for North America vacations4.5 star overall rating

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Vancouver Island wildlife tours, Canada
Watching bears, whales and dolphins. Great weather and scenery. (more)Ian Blezard
Simply breathtaking. The scenic beauty, the wonderful accommodations, the fantastic tours all added up to create a lifetime of memories. (more)Robert Roberto
From CA $1795 including domestic flights only
Rocky Mountains wildlife vacation in Canada
Really excellent - Canada is a great country, and just the west coast and the Rockies are vast and amazing. (more)Alan Stratford
The two day one night walk in Mount Aspiring national park. It was a very enjoyable walk and the sun, mountains, river and scenery was just stunning!...Honestly the best vacation I have ever been on. There was a good level of 'comfort' as well, not a hardcore trip in that sense. (more)Asif abbas
Lots of excitement - whitewater rafting, canoeing on Clearwater, glacier walking - too many and individual to pinpoint just one!...A fantastic experience with a lovely, caring company, who 'went the extra mile'. (more)Fran Turner
From CA $1895 excluding flights
Family vacation to National Parks in America
Hiking up to Angel's Landing in Zion National Park, horse-back riding in Utah, seeing my eleven year olds hike 9 miles in 35 degrees without complaining were the most memorable moments. (more)Rebecca Hill
One of the best vacations I have ever had!! It was a worry wondering how we were going to get on with our traveling companions but in fact they enhanced the entire vacation experience. (more)Amanda Taylor
The National Parks are very well managed - and quite spectacular - but the best bit was the horse riding at the 'mountain ranch' - good horses, well looked after and an excellent evening ride catered for all abilities. (more)Christopher Hawker
From US $2769 - US $2989 excluding flights
Hiking in the Canadian Rockies
The most memorable part was walking over a snow wall and then sliding down an avalanche slope all in tea shirts with the sun blazing down on us, followed by a sighting of a grizzly bear. (more)Ian Halliwell
Rob, Marilyn and Troy were wonderful hosts, as were the whole team. The location is stunning, nestled in the mountains with a river running through the centre of it....We all thoroughly enjoyed our vacation and recommend it to families and couples alike. (more)Susan Brooks
I enjoyed every moment, every story the guides told, every view we climbed to. The Patenaudes are wonderful and knowledgeable hosts, and yet they remain relaxed and easy around their guests (more)Jo Homewood
From CA $635 excluding flights
California, Nevada and Arizona vacation
Memorable parts? The time spent in Monument Valley was probably the most memorable for me, despite the (lack of) facilities for our overnight camping. Also quiet times in Arches National Park and an early morning walk by myself along the rim of the Grand Canyon. I loved being with the group, but having personal space sometimes is important for me. Memories of my fellow travelers will last. We had fun. Tips? Be prepared for anything, go with the flow as far as you can and know there... (more)Lesley Hale
From US $1875 - US $2030 excluding flights
Ranch adventure horseback riding, Canada
Memorable parts? The horse sides up to the bluffs were great, with excellent views of the surrounding countryside, and the atmosphere in the ranch was very friendly, making you feel as though you fit in almost straight away. Tips? Book for longer than the 4 day trip, at the end I regretted not going for longer. And bring your camera. Local benefits? Yeah, all of their facilities are close together, so apart from the drive there, you don't use cars or anything. They use horses... (more)John Grogan
From CA $572 excluding flights
Canadian Rockies activity vacation
Memorable parts? The most memorable part was meeting up with 11 other like minded people to enjoy the whole experience, a real once in a lifetime vacation. Tips? Be prepare to open your imagination, experience new challenges everyday, and leave with some incredible memories. Local benefits? Yes absolutely, from the trekking with local guides, and use of individual campsites. To the style of group activities chosen, and group involvement with meals, cooking and cleaning. Overall... (more)Iain Buchanan
From US $2200 - US $2375 excluding flights
Algonquin Park tours in Canada, canoeing & moose
Memorable parts? Gentle paddling during the day enjoying incredibly vast skies, calm blue water and forests of white pines. And lying back on sun-warmed rocks in the evening watching the Milky Way emerge and listening to the loons calling across the lakes. Learning how to track animals, brew pine needle tea, make rope out of bark, start a fire in the rain and read weather patterns. Tips? The camp sites are simply a natural clearing in the forest near the water, with some rocks for... (more)Jane Lucken
From CA $550 excluding flights
Backpacking in the Canadian Rockies
Memorable parts? The most memorable part of our vacation were the views that we experienced. They were breath taking. Sitting on top of Tangle Peak after having just climbed up it was amazing. Robert was a very good guide on this trail and told us a lot about the history of the land with the First Nations. The other trails that we went on were guided by Troy who was the most amazing person. He knew so much and was very encouraging as this was our first hiking vacation. He set a good pace and... (more)Joanne Barnas
From CA $1030 - CA $1130 excluding flights
Alaska wilderness lodge
Our vacation was a dream come true. Owner, Keith has built the whole place by hand with logs he found on the nearby beaches. What he has done is remarkable and his wife Randi adds the special touches that make the place really feel like being home. (more)Lynn Kelly
Our cabin was comfortable, the view from our bed was to die for!!! Snow covered mountains on each side, ocean in between, dolphins and otters playing in the cove, islands and a steaming volcano in the distance. (more)Phyllis Sarayusa
From US $275 - US $425 per person per night
Horse riding vacation Saskatchewan, Canada
Overall my vacation exceeded all of my expectations and I did expect it to be amazing. Travel, accommodation, riding requirements were organised to perfection, no detail was overlooked. (more)Patricia Bowerbank
The horses were great and the riding was just amazing and Larry & Corrina are just very nice down to earth people. I learnt an awful lot about farming, horses, wildlife etc. and came away feeling part of the family. I certainly fell in love with the place and people and really didn't want to come back to England. (more)Gesa Paulfeierborn
From CA $1365 excluding flights
Yukon dog sledding vacation, Canada
Working with the dogs was my favourite part of the trip. I loved meeting all the different dogs and getting to know their different personalities. They are such great workers and I miss them now I am back home. (more)Ali Barned
The dogs are just incredible... athletic, fascinating to watch, and beautiful. Our guide Laird was fantastic as were all the other people at the ranch... I had a fabulous time. Pushed my limits... this has been 'one' of the best vacations I have been on. (more)Helen Weir
Fantastic. I have always wanted to try sledding and finally did. Now I just need to convince my other half to go again next winter! (more)Lee Unsworth
From CA $1328 excluding flights
Camping tours of Western America
Memorable parts? There were lots!! But Yellowstone NP does stands out. Tips? Go for it, don't think twice, you'll love it, if you really love the outdoors. Local benefits? Yes, by using the campsites and local guides. Overall rating? Great: best locations of the West US. (more)Theresa Farrugia
From US $2959 - US $3329 excluding flights
Family camping vacation in America
Memorable parts? Yosemite and Grand Canyon National Parks, walking amoungst the Hoodoos in Bryce Canyon and sleeping under the stars in the Navajo Tribal Lands. The children had the most wonderful time paddling in rivers, playing in the sand, climbing up rocks at the Kodachrome campsite, riding bikes in Yosemite and following the geology time-line in the Grand Canyon. Tips? Mostly don't bother to pitch the tent - just sleep under the stars! Take as little baggage as possible - you... (more)Helen Perry
From US $2209 - US $2499 excluding flights
Texas small group holiday, America
Memorable parts? What an amazing trip! My favourite part of the tour was rafting down the Rio Grande river in the warm sunshine and stopping off en route for some wild swimming. Having said that though, every single day of the trip was exhilarating and there was such a wide range of activities and experiences that the nine days went by really quickly in a blur of excitement. Big Bend National Park was stunning and it was really refreshing to be somewhere so remote and wild. Our guide was... (more)Elfie Burgess
From US $2649 - US $2849 excluding flights
Alaska adventure holiday, salmon run
Memorable parts? It's difficult to pinpoint just one moment, as the whole stay in Alaska was wonderful from start to finish. Seeing all the wildlife, in Denali National Park (bears, caribous, wolves...),when on a boat in the Kenai fjords (orcas, sea lions, humpback whales...), but also just when traveling casually on a road, was fantastic: they're just part of everyday life in Alaska. Having the feeling that you are not in an overcrowded vacation spot was also a big "plus" to me, you are... (more)Bettina Bernhardt
From US $2950 excluding flights
Queen Charlotte Islands sailing vacation, Canada
Learning of the culture of the people of Haida Gwaai was the most exciting part. (more)Jill Brasch
Another highlight was the incredible smell of food each time we returned to our mother boat: of superb quality and variety. And believe me, that kayaking makes you real hungry! (more)Sue Lorraine
From CA $4495 - CA $4885 excluding flights
Zion, Bryce and the Grand Canyon
Excellent, great bunch of fellow travelers (tour was full at 13). Our tour guide, Dan, was great and made the vacation work really. He was always available to us and coped well with our different needs/wants and the unpredictable weather. (more)Wendy Pountain
The most memorable parts were my first view of Bryce Canyon; trekking down to Cedar Ridge in the Grand Canyon. (more)DC Gibson
Hiking through Bryce Canyon with snow capping the rocks. One group member said as we hiked down amongst the structures "We need to invent new superlatives". It was stunning...Fantastic, recommended. Great tour guide from this tour operator. (more)Melanie Atkins
From US $1649 - US $1949 excluding flights
Alaska vacation, classic camping tour
It was an amazing experience. I fell in love with the place and the group I travelled with and our guide were super!! Which made the trip even more memorable. The itinerary was great and it was all very well organised and hassle free. (more)Maria Sarda
The most memorable part was the optional extra activity of kayaking among icebergs off the Columbia glacier out of Valdez, Alaska. (more)Mary Jane Mahony
Go! Beautiful landscape, glaciers, range of outdoor activities, whales, grizzly bears and salmon galore (latter to eat) way more than make up for long drives and changeable weather. Would love to go back. (more)Karen Bennett
From US $2819 - US $3089 excluding flights
Alaska and Yukon classic camping tour
Memorable parts? We travelled a great distance, saw tons of great scenery and was able to do a variety of activities so I can't really say that one thing stands out however Dawson City (both times) was great. Tips? Bring a bug hat/jacket and some good bug spray. Bring a variety of warm clothes (e.g. mitts, wool hat...) even in the summer months - you never know what the temperature will be like. It really is an active tour and to be ready for this. You do no have to be an athlete... (more)Mary Ellen Ruddell
From US $5099 - US $5949 excluding flights
Alaska wildlife cruise
Memorable parts? The whole trip was outstanding from start to finish. The boat was great - large enough to give everyone space but small enough to be personal. The crew were exception and had the vacation, Brian the very experience skipper who had time to talk to everyone and was extremely knowledgeable, Steve nothing was too much trouble, Annie the cook who provided first class food made fresh everyday and Danny the naturalist who was knowledgeable and great fun. And finally the wildlife... (more)Sarah Taylor
From CA $5265 - CA $6095 excluding flights
Canada family adventure vacation
Memorable parts? The camping trip was so wonderful, it is very difficult to name only one thing. Having said that, the walk to the Plain of Six Glaciers was truly spectacular! Tips? Be flexible, respect other travelers and the tour guide and make the most of opportunities available. Local benefits? Possibly. Overall rating? A wonderful experience. The parts of Canada we visited were spectacular and our tour guide Jayko is worth his weight in gold. (more)Lynda Wilson
From US $1989 - US $2189 excluding flights
West Coast tours in America
Memorable parts? There were so many memorable parts of this vacation. I wanted to see San Francisco, the Grand Canyon and Yosemite. This tour provided me with the opportunity and so much more. The other places visited were unknown to me but they all turned out to be fantastic with stunning scenery and landscape. Even Las Vegas was memorable but two nights in the place was quite enough for me. If I had to pick one memory, it would have to be Yosemite which everyone should see. Tips? The... (more)Paul Rimmer
From US $2790 excluding flights
National Parks hiking vacation in America
Memorable parts? There were numerous memorable moments during the whole two week vacation due to the ever changing landscape covered by the trip.We covered nearly 2000 miles in the comfortable people carrier and the views,scenery and walks we superb and not too taxing.The first view of the Grand Canyon was of course stunning but for me the mountain views in Yosemite were breathtakingly beautiful ,the walk along the Panorama trail back to Curry village was awe inspiringly spectacular and the... (more)John Baines
From US $3090 excluding flights
Canadian Rockies hiking vacation
Memorable parts? The glaciers Tips? Always consider that temperature could get lower than expected and same for the rain, it rains frequently but a rain coat is enough to deal with the rain. Local benefits? Yes, we purchased food from locals Overall rating? It was enjoyable (more)Luis Marrero
From US $1969 - US $2239 excluding flights
Grizzly Bear watching tour in British Columbia, Canada
Seeing the bears in their natural habitat is fantastic. The operators are great and the food was wonderful. (more)Susan Shedda
The most exciting part of our vacation was viewing the (many) grizzly bears in a natural environment without any interference with nature. Specifically, it was thrilling to see several mothers with cubs! (more)Suzanne Wafer
From CA $1890 - CA $2705 excluding flights
National Parks vacations in America
Memorable parts? There were so many highlights! Perhaps the most memorable was the sunset in Monument Valley, the light made the rock glow. The tour leader was also excellent - knowledgeable, enthusiastic, but reactive to the views and wishes of the travelers, anticipating our preferences. Tips? Be prepared for extremes of temperature - cool and cloudy in San Francisco, extremely hot and dry in Vegas. Local benefits? Clearly using local accommodation, often not owned by... (more)Ian Roberts
From US $4759 - US $5349 excluding flights
Grizzly bear watching vacation in British Columbia
Memorable parts? Getting to watch grizzly bears in their natural environment. Tips? Make the most of the bear-experts on the vacation - ask them lots and lots of questions! Local benefits? Absolutely. Local guides/experts, eco-friendly cabins (composting toilets, low-energy bulbs, recycling etc). Overall rating? Superb! Julius and Krisin were fabulous hosts, who helped to make a great end to my month in British Columbia. (more)Simon Davies
From CA $1795 - CA $2595 excluding flights
Newfoundland vacation adventure
Memorable parts? Close up views of the icebergs and lots of encounters with humpback whales. It was fascinating to see the Caplin rolling on the beaches. Tips? Make sure you have warm clothing as well as cool clothing , the weather can be unpredictable . Local benefits? We stayed a small hotels run by locals and ate at very interesting local restaurants. The driver and the guide were genuine Newfoundlanders so they knew all the best places to go. Overall rating? It... (more)Stephen Clements
From CA $2950 excluding flights
Whale study week in Newfoundland
Memorable parts? Where to start? Could it be the close encounters with puffins? Or the white beaked dolphins playing with a humpback whale calf? The spotting of an Osprey nest on top of the telegraph pole? Moose spotting? Trying to find the lighthouse on Care Spear (fog!)Or the tour leader singing local balads whilst traveling to our next wildlife encounter? Or being 'screeched in' in St. John's memorial park? ...most memorable? ALL OF IT! Tips? Remember NewfoundLAND is vast! Do... (more)Helena Hodges
From CA $3200 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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