Top North America Experiences

Standing on the rim of Arizona’s Grand Canyon, gaping at the magnitude of it all. Mounting a mule to ride to the canyon floor, and hiking through.

Exploring the vibrant city of Toronto in Canada

Experiencing the hustle and bustle of New York City, seeing a Broadway show, walking through historic neighborhoods, and visiting Ellis Island

Viewing the Mayan pyramids in Chichen Itza and Tulum on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

Marveling at the thundering Niagara Falls and feeling the intense spray as you take a ferry around the magnificent site.

Taking an epic train journey through the landscapes of Alaska.

Touring Northern California’s coastal redwoods (the tallest trees on earth) and central California’s sequoias (the most massive living things).

Waiting faithfully for Old Faithful, the most famous geyser in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, to erupt (it always does).

Practicing French while sipping wine at a café in Old Quebec, Canada.

Cruising the Mississippi River on an old fashioned riverboat down to New Orleans, then feasting on crawfish and oysters.

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Top North America Attractions

Grand Canyon

CN Tower

New York City

Mayan Ruins

Yellowstone National Park

Mexico City

Niagara Falls

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North America Attractions And Landmarks Guide

Of the 50 most visited man-made and natural tourist attractions in the world, more than half are in the United States. A number of them are theme parks, but others range from urban parks (San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, New York’s Central Park) to natural wonders (Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Niagara Falls) and areas for urban exploration (Seattle’s Pike Place Market, Boston’s Faneuil Hall, New York’s Times Square and South Street Seaport, Chicago’s Navy Pier, Washington D.C.’s Smithsonian Museums, and, of course, the Las Vegas Strip). All are worthy of tour stops, but North America has much more to offer than the usual tourist attractions, and tours that help you get off the beaten path can be the most memorable of all.

In the United States alone, you can visit the deserts of California’s Death Valley – one of the hottest places on earth – or walk on glaciers in Alaska. You can ride airboats through the Florida Everglades or on historic windjammer sailing vessels off the Maine coast. The Rocky Mountains rise high in Colorado and give way to the pancake-flat Great Plains to their east.

The Great Lakes provide recreation for the Upper Midwest while the Gulf of Mexico offers waterborne fun to the Deep South. Utah’s Bryce and Zion national parks, South Dakota’s Badlands, and California’s Yosemite all feature geologic formations that range from the strange to the magnificent -- and are always remarkable to view.

Canada’s Rockies equal those of the U.S. – you can try heli-hiking or heli-skiing in remote areas of British Columbia, where only helicopters can reach the mountain lodges – while the far eastern Canadian Maritime provinces combine brisk sea air with fresh seafood, and French-speaking Quebec serves up Montreal, Quebec City and other delights. And, for good measure, Toronto is considered the world’s most ethnically diverse city.

Mexico shelters unforgettable archaeological sites such as the Mayan ruins at Tulum and Chichen Itza in the Yucatan Peninsula; fascinating indigenous cultures in Oaxaca and Chiapas; and fishing villages and beach towns along both its Pacific and Caribbean coasts. South and east of Mexico, the countries of Central America are fast developing their tourism infrastructures, so now is the time to see Belize, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador. Costa Rica already enjoys a thriving tourist industry, and Panama – divided physically yet united in spirit by its famous canal – is an often overlooked gem.

We can’t even begin to name all that’s out there, so to find the North American guided tour that’s right for you, turn to Stride’s handy comparison tools – and get on or off the beaten’s your choice.

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North America Tour Reviews - Summary
95% Recommend

4.6 out of 5
Excellent 1,412 Great 467 Average 75 Disappointing 19 Terrible 13
4.6 Guide
4.6 Activities
4.6 Lodging
4.6 Transportation
4.6 Meals



Beautiful and Fun July 2018


Napa and the Sonoma Coast

Loved all the different scenery - rolling grassy hills, bayside towns, etc. The bikes were durable and smooth. Got some great speed!

Operator AmeriCan Cycling Adventures



Coastal Ride was Exceptional! July 2018


Napa and the Sonoma Coast

The equipment was amazing. One of the best cycles I have ever rode. The rides were challenging but not over taxing. The Coastal ride was Exceptional!

Operator AmeriCan Cycling Adventures



Great Coastline! July 2018


Napa and the Sonoma Coast

Saw great coastline! Fun ride with challenging terrain. Good stops along the coast added a fun local element exploring small towns and shops!

Operator AmeriCan Cycling Adventures



Great family trip! March 2018


5 - Day Havasupai Adventurer

We were with a family of 6. They were such a cool bunch. It really made our trip even
more spectacular that we all got along great and meshed so well! It was such a great
experience! I thought having guides take us down the canyon, stop and rest, take care
of any blisters, snack, tell us old tales of Supai, cook amazing food!!!, take us to the
amazing falls, I really think I want to request them again for a future trip! – Lisa Harrison,
May 2017
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Operator Arizona Outback Adventures

Response from Arizona Outback Adventures May 2018

Thanks for the review



Incredible trip! October 2017


Blackfish Waters Orca Kayak Tour

This is a trip I had been dreaming about doing for years, and it was somehow even more amazing than I ever could have imagined. If you have the time, I highly recommend the 6-day trip vs. the 4-day trip because once you are out there, you won't want to leave. We saw an incredible amount of wildlife, including seeing whales daily. We saw humpback whales, orcas, porpoises, dolphins, seals, sea lions, eagles, bears, and a sea otter. Even when we weren't out in the kayaks, we saw whales and other wildlife constantly from the campsites. The trip consists of about 4 hours of kayaking a day, broken up by a lunch break half way through. Don't be afraid if you don't have much experience kayaking, the guides are very helpful and most of the kayaking we did was a relaxed pace that non-kayakers could handle, and the water was calm with a few exceptions. If there was a strong current or choppy water, the guides were always there to help. After kayaking, we would spend the afternoons/evenings relaxing at camp with wine and delicious food while watching all the whales and other wildlife pass by.

The guides cooked DELICIOUS food and are very accommodating of any dietary restrictions. I am vegan and there was always plenty of food for me. The guides even made me a vegan lasagna one night! Our guides, Mel and Jon, were super knowledgeable of the area and all the wildlife and were a joy to spend time with.

The camp sites consist of very spacious, full-height tents that you can stand up in. There are also toilets on site.

I highly, highly recommend this trip! It is a once in a lifetime experience.
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Operator ROW Sea Kayak Adventures

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