Small group camping vacation in America

“This ever-popular camping and hiking tour spans West Coast America’s most diverse and beguiling landscapes.”


Las Vegas | Route 66 | Seligman | Grand Canyon National Park | Monument Valley | Navajo Tribal Lands | Horseshoe Bend | Antelope Canyon | Kodachrome Basin State Park | Bryce Canyon National Park | Zion National Park | Emerald Pools | Angels Landing | Death Valley National Park | Yosemite National Park | El Capitan | Half Dome | Mist Trail | Giant Sequoias | San Francisco

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12 May 2019
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Vacation type

Small group adventure vacation

You will be sharing your experiences with a maximum of 13 like minded travelers and you'll have a group leader with you. Whether you are traveling alone or with friends its good value, and a great way to meet new people! While itineraries are pre-planned there is some flexibility and you'll have plenty of privacy. This trip will appeal to travelers of all ages who enjoy meeting new people as well as seeing new places.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Small group camping vacation in America

We are committed to offering low impact tours that benefit both the places and communities we visit as well as our travelers. It is important for us all to be aware of the delicate balance that exists in the variety of natural wonders you will visit. National Parks and monuments, archaeological sites and other sensitive areas should and must be treated with respect.

We have created a 'Travelers' Code of Conduct' to help prepare and inform our groups of the various positive or negative effects they could have on a destination. The code includes tips on everything from handling wildlife encounters to how you can help to conserve precious natural resources. Our tour leaders will explain this code of conduct during the first night’s orientation talk and encourage you to follow it throughout the tour.

This code includes following the ‘Leave No Trace’ ethic, this is an international campaign that is designed to help us minimise the impact on the National Parks and other wilderness areas that we visit. Some key guidelines we follow include keeping to existing trails, staying in official campgrounds and disposing of all waste responsibly and recycling whatever we can.

We are proud supporters of Bay Area Wilderness Training ( a charity based in Oakland California which works to connect disadvantaged children in the local urban area with the great outdoors. Their work helps to provide these young people with life changing experiences which they can
apply to everyday life. Everyone booking with Grand American Adventures has the option to donate £1/$1/€1 to support this well-deserved charity and we will match this donation.

Whenever possible, we use local accommodation and activity providers. We also shop locally for groceries, eat in small family-run restaurants and visit local shops whenever possible. This all brings economic benefit to the local communities that we visit.

When visiting desert areas it is important that we help to protect this fragile environment. The desert’s natural way to avoid sand erosion is by creating cryptobiotic soil which creates a living crust on the desert floor. This special soil helps the desert to protect itself from wind and rain erosion and promotes plant growth. All our tour leaders encourage our travelers to stick to the path to avoid damaging this special soil which can be hard to see.

In Monument Valley, we use a Navajo guide to show you their native lands. This gives you an opportunity to interact with and understand the community on an individual level; it also puts money back into the local economy to help sustain the future of their community.

1 Reviews of Small group camping vacation in America

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 11 Nov 2010 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Each new place visited on the itinerary. The variety was brilliant.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

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!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

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.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


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