Here are some of the best adventure vacations, travel and exploration in the Unites States and Canada. Whether you are single, a couple or a family, these affordable guided group tours will make it worth your while. Discover and explore through trekking adventure vacations mixed with other activities. We will showcase here some of the best adventure vacations and tours offered by Gadventures and REI travel.
Bryce Canyon Hiking
Explore Bryce Canyon National Park while staying at a deluxe, private basecamp, REI style. Hike through slot canyons, the Fairyland trail, and the Wall Street/Navajo Loop, then enjoy REI’s Signature Campsites with great amenities and a camp host. Take in radiant spires and hoodoos, weaving canyons, and awesome panoramic views. REI Bryce Hiking Weekend has been carefully designed to offer the perfect weekend hiking pick in adventure vacations.
Camping across West America
Spread across 22 glorious days, this trip takes you on an incredible loop from beautiful San Francisco and back again. Savor the scenery along stops in LA, San Diego, Phoenix and Vegas along the way. Take a dip in the Pacific, picnic in Arizona’s Red Rock State Park, raft the Colorado River, hike the Grand Canyon and stretch out under star-filled skies in the region’s top national parks. Three weeks of your life will record a memory for all time, and the best to be seen in the west, including playing the odds in Las Vegas.
Yosemite Park & Napa Valley Tour
In this week-long journey you will experience the perfect blend of wildlife, active excursions and the charm of wine country. From Las Vegas to San Francisco, explore Yosemite’s famous waterfalls and fantastic landscapes and paddle the Russian River in Sonoma wine country. These diverse areas offer plenty of options and camping keeps you close to the land while offering great value to slip you way through Napa Valley.
Journey through the dramatic high peaks of New Hampshire’s White Mountains on this guided hut-to-hut hike. Follow along the iconic Appalachian Trail, while exploring some of the other most picturesque routes the region has to offer. Stay in remote yet charming mountain huts as you progress along the trail. Each day, you’ll experience the challenging and rewarding terrain this rugged area has to offer with the aim to summit Mount Washington! You are sure to record the peaks on this trip as one of your memorable adventure vacations.
Highlights of Alaska
In North America, it doesn’t get more beautiful than that, than Alaska. Perched at the top of the continent, it is practically its own planet; an otherworldly land of massive glaciers, towering peaks and rare wildlife. Our adventure up here is suitably out-of-this-world, dropping you deep into the heart of northern nature with options for glacier cruises, kayak fjord excursions and the raw natural beauty of Denali National Park. It’s a huge place, but your savvy CEO will help you tame this vast, sprawling, flat-out gorgeous land.
USA Hike, Bike & Raft
Explore four of the United States’ national parks and monuments, mixed in some high-energy outdoor thrills. Here, you’ll hike among the hoodoos in Bryce Canyon, refresh yourself with a river swim in Zion, marvel at the sandstone formations of Arches NP, raft the Colorado River and gape at the awesome majesty of the Grand Canyon and mountain bike in Moab. Add in a little R&R (yeah, right) in Las Vegas to top it all off and you’ve got yourself the perfect mix of outdoor adrenaline and downtown glitz.
Adventure vacations in Canada
Canadian Rockies Active Escape
Hike and bike your way through the beautiful canyons, glaciers and mountain passes that make the Canadian Rockies so enticing. This trip is perfect for the traveler who’s looking to actively explore this pristine wilderness but prefers a comfortable landing at night. You’ll hike the lush forests of the Kananaskis and Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, cycle to Maligne Canyon and experience the magnificent Icefield Parkway, Moraine Lake and Yoho and Banff national parks. Best of all, the trip begins and ends in Calgary with its convenient international airport. The only limits on this trip is group size, so dream big and get active!
Board the gondola in the Village and soar to the top of Whistler Mountain to hike beautiful alpine trails overlooking the valley below. Delight in flower-filled meadows and spectacular views in every direction as our trail crosses the rolling Musical Bumps and alpine ridgelines en route to Russet Lake. Camp at Russet Lake, complete with shelter and picturesque campsites, and follow expert guides who impart regional knowledge and lead off-trail excursions in this REI 4 day adventure vacations tour.
Quebec and Ontario Explorer
From sugar shack maple syrup to Niagara vineyard wines of note, French food to fries, this 1-week trip serves up the best of central Canada. Get a hit of urban decadence in Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa and a soothing wilderness stay in lakeside cottages in Algonquin Provincial Park. You’ll travel in comfortable vehicles with a local CEO there to lead the way so you’re spending your time appreciating the magnificent sites instead of figuring out how to get to them.
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