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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
California hiking vacation, America
Sparkling Lake Tahoe, Yosemite's majestic waterfalls and more!, from US $1869 - US $1969 (7 days) ex flights
Rocky Mountains wildlife vacation, USA
Active exploration of three national parks, from US $2605 - US $2885 (12 days) ex flights
Alaska wildlife cruise
Explore the natural history and heritage of Alaska, from CA $5265 - CA $6095 (9 days) ex flights
Alaska adventure cruise
The ultimate wildlife and whale watching adventure cruise, from US $4195 - US $7995 (15 days) ex flights
USA vacation, Western America tour
Explore the National Parks & cities of Western America, from US $1509 - US $1880 (9 days) ex flights
Alaska vacation, classic camping tour
Camp and discover the delights of Alaska, from US $2559 - US $2959 (12 days) ex flights
Vancouver Island kayak vacation in Canada
7 day remote wilderness stay off northeast Vancouver Island, from CA $1295 (7 days) ex flights
Family vacation to National Parks in America
An authentic western adventure, from US $2399 - US $2639 (10 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 $709 - US $1065 (7 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
Yukon dog sledding vacation, Canada
Husky adventure vacations in Yukon, from CA $1328 (5 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
Horse riding vacation Saskatchewan, Canada
Ride in Canada, from CA $165 (1 day) 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
National Parks hiking vacation in America
A superb hiking adventure through the USA's most famous national parks, from US $3060 (15 days) ex flights
Small group camping vacation in America
Explore the delights of the National Park system, from US $2169 - US $2449 (12 days) ex flights
Bear watching vacation in British Columbia
Bear-viewing in British Columbia, Canada, from CA $1200 (4 days) ex flights
Cycling holiday in California, vineyards & coastal roads
The ultimate US road trip, by bike, from US $3675 - US $3935 (13 days) ex flights
Sailing vacation in British Columbia, Canada
Unique coastal adventures to discover the Inside Passage, from CA $3950 (7 days) ex flights
Canadian Rockies adventure vacation
Walk, bike and canoe in the Canadian Rockies, from US $2649 - US $3359 (9 days) ex flights
First Nation hiking tours in Canada
See the wilderness through native eyes, from CA $935 (4 days) ex flights
Hiking vacation in America, National parks of the West
San Francisco, Las Vegas, Yosemite & Grand Canyon, from US $3200 - US $3675 (13 days) ex flights

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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
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
We loved the overnight canoe trip at clear water. The scenery, lakes and canyons are breath taking but....... Seeing a black bear with her cubs eating dandelions and playing up a tree at the side of the highway was unforgettable!! (more)Jennie Brown
From CA $1895 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 $3060 excluding flights
Rocky Mountain vacation accommodation
Memorable parts? It is so hard to pinpoint the best part; it was all a fabulous experience. This is a place where you can completely relax and refresh your mind, body and soul. You can mix with other guests, the family/staff that run it or just 'do your own thing'. The welcome is perfect and they seem to expertly gauge the level of contact each guest wants. It is set in a beautiful, natural environment and they have a deep knowledge of the area and everything that lives there, whether... (more)Sarah Smith
From CA $34 - CA $188 per accommodation
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
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 $2399 - US $2639 excluding flights
Hiking vacation in America
All the hikes were fabulous! Our guide, Ryan was excellent...Excellent! (more)Anne Marie Benouville
Most memorable? Grand Canyon... Excellent itinerary. Excellent and enthusiastic tour leader. (more)Rod Buttle
Fantastic, really enjoyable - largely due to an excellent group leader who was very knowledgeable and really cared that we all had a good time. (more)Helen Clarkson
From US $1849 - US $2009 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 $1538 - US $2180 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
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 $2009 - US $2289 excluding flights
Polar bear watching tour in Canada
Memorable parts? Seeing polar bears so close Tips? When packing layers for this trip keep them as lightweight as possible Local benefits? Yes - we had talks from indigenous people talking about how life had been for them. We had talks from the parks people on archaeology - visited the museum and supported several eating places and shops Overall rating? Fantastic (more)SUSIE BARRETT
From 3775 including domestic flights only
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 $2809 - US $3179 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 $525 - CA $1200 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 $1300 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 $165 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
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
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
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 $4409 - US $5039 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 $3050 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 $1969 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 $2559 - US $2959 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 $4799 - US $5629 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
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 $1849 - US $2109 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
Small group camping vacation in America
Memorable parts? Each new place visited on the itinerary. The variety was brilliant. Tips? Check the age range of your fellow travelers, if you are not among the first to book. I was with an excellent group ranging from 23 to 63! Local benefits? Yes, certainly. Recycling was handled extremely well and local people were used in the one place where it was possible and mattered, i.e. Monument Valley and the Navajo Indians. Overall rating? Excellent. (more)Audrey Nice
From US $2169 - US $2449 excluding flights
First Nation hiking tours in Canada
Memorable parts? The location, hosts and the routes they planned. Tips? The routes / hikes are challenging, the lodge is very comfortable but remote. Very eco-conscious....so be mindful of that. Be ready for all types of weather..from hot sun to snow. Local benefits? Yes - very much so. (more)Jane Cayley
From CA $935 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
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A bit disappointing really
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