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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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Top Activities in North America

Hiking

Skiing

Wildlife viewing

Bird watching

Scuba diving

Cycling

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Classic North America Itineraries

Highlights of Canada in 10 days

Ten days in Canada will not be enough time to see all of Canada’s highlights, but it will be adequate for exploring one region or province. Travelers may choose between staying on-the-go or focusing on one area to explore.

This example itinerary focuses on the western provinces of Alberta and British Columbia.

Day 1-2, Calgary: Calgary is a major metropolitan city filled with museums, restaurants, and exciting attractions. Go shopping, attend a festival, or have a picnic in one of the city’s many parks.

Day 3-4, Banff National Park: Drive to scenic Banff for hiking in the summer or skiing in the winter. See wildlife, visit the hot springs, and take in the beauty of the Canadian Rockies.

Day 5, Lake Louise: Be sure to set aside a full day to explore beautiful Lake Louise. The lake is Instagram-famous for its clear, turquoise waters. Pack a lunch and spend a day out on kayaks in the lake.

Day 6-7, Whistler: Whistler is one of the world’s top ski destinations and a favorite vacation spot for people all around the world. The town of Whistler is filled with bars, shops, and restaurants to cozy up in after a day of skiing or hiking.

Day 8-9, Vancouver: Experience the art and music scene of bustling Vancouver. Visit the famous Capilano Suspension Bridge or go on a whale-watching tour to see humpback whales and orcas.

Day 10, Victoria: A short ferry ride from Vancouver, Victoria is the capital of British Columbia. The Butchart Gardens are among the world’s top gardens and well worth a visit. Other attractions include the Royal BC Museum and Hatley Castle.

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Highlights of the United States in 3 Weeks

Despite the size and multitude of tourist destinations in the United States, seeing the major highlights in three weeks is achievable with an active tour group. Some tour operators offer coast-to-coast tours across the country, allowing travelers to experience many regions of the United States.

Day 1-2, San Francisco: See the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, shop in Union Square, and catch a Giant’s game in the City by the Bay.

Day 3-4, Yosemite National Park: Hike and take in the stunning views of Yosemite National Park. Adventurous travelers may choose to camp overnight or take on the all-day hike up Half Dome (reservations required).

Day 5-7, Los Angeles: Spot celebrities and hang out on the beach in sunny Los Angeles. Visit the Griffith Observatory at night for star-gazing and a view of the city lights below.

Day 8-9, Las Vegas: Experience the world-famous nightlife of Las Vegas, or visit the Hoover Dam or Lake Mead for more scenic views.

Day 10, Grand Canyon: Watch the sun setting over the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Hike in the gorge or simply enjoy the view.

Day 11-12, Albuquerque: Admire the Spanish colonial architecture and taste the flavorful cuisine of New Mexico’s largest city.

Day 13-14, St. Louis: See the trademark arches and sip a craft beer at one of St. Louis’ historic breweries.

Day 15-17, Chicago: See the city from the SkyDeck at Willis Tower, tour Wrigley Field, and stroll along the lakefront in the Windy City.

Day 18-19, Washington, D.C.: Tour the nation’s capitol on foot-- you can visit one of the city’s world-class museums, see the White House, or shop in Georgetown.

Day 20-21, New York City: Times Square, Central Park, and the Statue of Liberty are just a few of the many attractions that NYC has to offer.

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Highlights of Mexico in 10 days

Mexico is a country filled with culture and history. Many tourists never leave their resorts and miss out on all of the cities, beaches, and landmarks that Mexico has to offer. A 10-day tour in Mexico will give you enough time to enjoy the beaches while learning about Mexican culture.

Day 1-2, Mexico City: Mexico City is famous for its stunning architecture and an emphasis on the arts. Visit the Palacio de Bellas Artes or taste delicious street food.

Day 3-4, Oaxaca: Enjoy the delicious food and ancient ruins of Oaxaca. Be sure to visit the abandoned city of Monte Alban.

Day 5-6, Cancún: Relax on the beach, go snorkelling, and swim in underground caves in this famous resort town.

Day 7-8, Chichen Itza: Located on the Yucatan Peninsula, Chichen Itza is a UNESCO Heritage Site where visitors can learn about Mexico’s pre-Columbian history.

Day 9-10, Playa del Carmen: Finish out your trip enjoying the white sandy beaches and turquoise waters of Playa del Carmen.

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Reviews of North America Tours
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4.7 out of 5
Excellent 1,059 Great 197 Average 24 Disappointing 13 Terrible 18
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4.7 Activities
4.7 Lodging
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A wonderful trip! October 2019

5.0

Western Explorer

I travelled with my 23 yr old daughter and we had a great time. Lots of
superlatives which have been covered by reviewers below, so I will not repeat
them, but suffice to say that this trip exceeded both our expectations in
terms of the amazing variation in landscape in the iconic National Parks
visited, and the diversity of activities - ranging from exciting hikes, to
laying on the ground in Death Valley looking at the Night Sky. Never a dull
moment - and our guide inserted little surprises at regular intervals.
Perhaps meeting our inspirational Navajo guide in Monument Valley and
learning about her childhood and culture. But lots to inspire both of us
....


Joseph Spaid was an incredible leader. He was so knowledgable, approachable,
engaging and fun. He was very interesting to chat to, and worked so hard to
make sure everyone’s needs were met. We were quite a disparate crowd of
11, some very experienced hikers, others recovering from recent injury, but
he found ways to embrace that - I wish I had his energy!


Take a brolly as sun shade for Death Valley! And rehydration tabs/powder
when it's really hot. We all used it and had no problem with overheating
even in August. You get dusty walking so plenty of walking gear - it is a
busy trip and there wasn’t much time for washing. I was pleased to have my
poles in Zion and the Grand Canyon for long (albeit beautiful) uphill
stretches.

I would definitely advise a few days in San Francisco before joining the
trip. It is an incredible city. Our flight from Heathrow was delayed by 28
hours, so we missed one of our three planned days, but we still were well
able to meet up with the Group on Sunday.

Las Vegas didn’t appeal to us, so we didn’t stay at the end, and we in
time to fly out on the same night.

The helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon was just extraordinary!


As an introduction to SW America, this trip takes some beating. It was
fantastic.

Thank you Exodus and Grand American Adventures!!


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The National Parks October 2019

5.0

Western Explorer

Very busy , hugely interesting itinerary. Some quite breathtaking scenery,
with opportunities for physical activity in order to experience it more
fully. Very good tour leader, experienced, knowledgeable and well organised.
Tour group (9 of us) , various ages and experiences, combined well. A great
experience.
Hard to pick one particular moment or event. Perhaps the experience of
Yosemite: view of the valley from Glacier Point, variety of hikes, and also
appreciating the national park beyond the valley itself.


Very good. See above.


Some long days in the bus, but that doesn't have to be a problem- it can just
mean that you see more.


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Operator Exodus Travels

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Cultural and Wildlife experiences. August 2019

5.0

Ultimate Central American Overland

Educational. Exhilarating. Demanding. Cultural and Wildlife experiences. Friendships. Amusing.

Operator Dragoman

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Our trip through in Central America was great August 2019

5.0

Ultimate Central American Overland

Our trip through in Central America was great, fun, interesting and allowed a lot of learning about the different countries. Tony and Louise were always kind. Both are excellent drivers! They were very competent in all the support during the trip. Read more

Operator Dragoman

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I enjoyed it all. August 2019

5.0

Ultimate Central American Overland

I enjoyed it all. Central America is amazing!

Operator Dragoman

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Incredibly enjoyable trip August 2019

5.0

North & Central American Overland

Incredibly enjoyable trip saw amazing sites and national parks and crew were absolutely brilliant.

Operator Dragoman

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