Whether you’re craving urban adventures or wilderness discoveries in 2020 (or perhaps a blend of both), the USA and Canada boast a rich variety that is bound to tick off your bucket list. Venture south for unparalleled hospitality and delicious flavours, or head north to see an abundance of interesting wildlife. To the east, the liveliest musical cities await. And in the west, cityscapes meet vast deserts. Which direction will you take this year?
1. South Western Desert Explorer
Witness the dramatic landscapes of the USA’s south-west as you make your way around four States over 12-days on our South Western Desert Explorer, visiting California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah. This trip is bookended with city visits to Los Angeles and the dazzling Las Vegas strip, but you’ll spend days in-between tackling the hiking trails of Joshua Tree National Park, Sedona, and the spectacular hanging gardens in Zion National Park. To top it all off we also take some well-deserved time exploring the epic Grand Canyon, one of the world’s seven natural wonders.
2. Canada Wildlife and Vancouver Island
A two-week extravaganza of a trip takes you to the highlights of western Canada, where some of the country’s legendary wildlife can be spotted, including bears, deer, moose, and orcas – but that’s not all. On our Canada Wildlife and Vancouver Island trip, you’ll also experience the breadth of Canada’s dramatic landscapes in Banff and Jasper National Parks, relax in the Miette Hot Springs and drive through the incredible Icefields Parkway.
3. Deep South and Delta Blues
Explore the Deep South to a soundtrack of blues, jazz, country and rock ‘n’ roll on our Deep South and Delta Blues trip. Get swept up in the rhythms of New Orleans’s Bourbon Street, visit Elvis’ Graceland Mansion and pull on your cowboy boots in Nashville, home of country music. Get ready for some Southern hospitality, where the people are eager to share their cultural identity, intriguing history, and serve you a mint julep with a smile.
4. Alaska, Wildlife and Wilderness
If you’re going to explore Alaska, the exhilarating action-packed two-week itinerary of Alaska, Wildlife and Wilderness takes you through some of the most unmissable highlights, and some you didn’t even know you wanted to do until you got there. Take a memorable floatplane trip to spot bears, journey through the pristine Prince William Sound and cruise the Kenai Fjords National Park to watch for enigmatic wildlife to emerge. There’s plenty of hiking, undoubtedly the best way to get to know the formidable landscapes, following the Harding Icefield Trail and around the mountains of Wrangell-St Elias National Park.
Eastern Cities and Signature Sounds
If you’re an avid music lover, this trip is bound to see you through 2020 in style. Why not take the opportunity to explore the USA’s eastern States, travelling northwards from New Orleans to New York, on a ten-day discovery of its best musical cities and famous flavours. On our Eastern Cities and Signature Sounds trip, you’ll sway to jazz in New Orleans, taste bourbon as you listen to bluegrass in Louisville, dance to Motown in Detroit, and take your pick from the symphony of sounds in the incomparable New York City.