US holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

Our US holidays help you explore from the east coast of Maine to the National Parks in the far west. All of our US holidays are operated by companies committed to conservation & the environment
Alaska holiday, classic camping tour
Camp and discover the delights of Alaska, from £1679 - £1849 (12 days) ex flights
Zion, Bryce and the Grand Canyon holiday
See the Grand Canyon & Monument Valley, from £1029 - £1229 (7 days) ex flights
Rocky Mountains wildlife holiday, USA
Active exploration of three national parks, from £2799 - £2949 (15 days) inc UK flights
Grand Canyon Southwest Parks nature tour
Best of the American Southwest's renowned National Parks!, from US $3290 - US $4015 (10 days) ex flights
Cycling holiday in California, vineyards & coastal roads
The ultimate US road trip, by bike, from £2859 - £3099 (14 days) inc UK flights
Appalachian Trail walking holiday in America, camping
Discover jewels of New England's state and national forests, from £1299 - £1429 (10 days) ex flights
National Parks holiday in USA, Seattle to Los Angeles
An incredible journey escaping into the American outdoors., from £1169 - £1329 (14 days) ex flights
Cape Cod bed and breakfast, Massachusetts
Intimate Wellfleet B&B, chosen as Sawdays "special place", from US $175 - US $250 per accommodation per night
Alaska adventure cruise
The ultimate wildlife and whale watching adventure cruise, from £2999 (15 days) ex flights
National Parks hiking holiday in America
A superb hiking adventure through the USA's most famous national parks, from £1995 (15 days) ex flights
Wolf watching holiday in Yellowstone, USA
Expert guided trips to track & watch wolves in Yellowstone, from £2615 (7 days) ex flights
Alaska holiday, the Inside Passage
Get ready to explore Alaska's mind-blowing Inside Passage, from £2044 - £2172 (16 days) ex flights
Appalachian Trail walking holiday, America
Packed with fascinating history, culture and fun, from £1609 - £1739 (10 days) ex flights
Walking holiday in America, National parks of the West
San Francisco, Las Vegas, Yosemite & Grand Canyon, from £2649 - £3289 (15 days) inc UK flights
California walking holiday, America
Sparkling Lake Tahoe, Yosemite's majestic waterfalls and more!, from £1119 - £1229 (7 days) ex flights
Family holiday to America
Explore high plains deserts lakes & canyons, from £2166 (13 days) inc UK flights
Small group camping holiday in America
Explore the delights of the National Park system, from £1359 - £1529 (12 days) ex flights
New York State holiday, USA
Discover the best of New York State on this tailor made tour, from £1920 (13 days) inc UK flights
West Coast tours in America
Spectacular journey along the USA's West Coast, from £1790 (14 days) ex flights
Small group Western USA tour
Discover the real America from the cites to the desert, from £1199 - £1359 (14 days) ex flights
Tenaya luxury lodge at Yosemite, California, USA
Classic mountain resort 2 miles from Yosemite National Park, from US $119 - US $389 per accommodation per night
Mt St Helens day tour, Washington
Explore & learn about this incredible Volcano!, from US $225 per tour (1 day)
San Francisco to Las Vegas tour, USA
Bask in big city lights and glorious Californian sunshine, from £1250 - £1515 (10 days) ex flights
Durango organic ranch tours, Colorado, USA
Organic ranch in the stunning Animas River Valley, from US $18 admission price
Napa and Sonoma Valley wine tour, California
Tour beautiful California wineries and a biodynamic vineyard, from US $129 per tour
Durango city centre hotel, Colorado, USA
Family owned, historic hotel in the pretty town of Durango, from US $129 per accommodation per night
San Juan Island day tour, Washington State, USA
Paddle, watch for wildlife on the San Juan Islands, from US $295 per tour (1 day)
Hawaii whale watching holiday
Experience the nature of Hawaii through all the elements, from €1399 (8 days) ex flights
Hawaii small group holiday, whales & beaches
experience whales & dolphins and nature & culture of Hawai´i, from €3750 (18 days) ex flights
Stand up paddleboard tours in Seattle, Washington State, USA
Paddle with Harbor Seals on Seattle's Shilshole Bay, from US $75 - US $95 per course (2 - 4 hours)

25 reviews for US holidays4 star overall rating

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Camping tours of Western America
Memorable parts? There were lots!! But Yellowstone NP does stands out. Tips? Go for it, don't think twice, you'll love it, if you really love the outdoors. Local benefits? Yes, by using the campsites and local guides. Overall rating? Great: best locations of the West US. (more)Theresa Farrugia
From £1799 - £1989 excluding flights
Family camping holiday in America
Memorable parts? Yosemite and Grand Canyon National Parks, walking amoungst the Hoodoos in Bryce Canyon and sleeping under the stars in the Navajo Tribal Lands. The children had the most wonderful time paddling in rivers, playing in the sand, climbing up rocks at the Kodachrome campsite, riding bikes in Yosemite and following the geology time-line in the Grand Canyon. Tips? Mostly don't bother to pitch the tent - just sleep under the stars! Take as little baggage as possible - you... (more)Helen Perry
From £1159 - £1429 excluding flights
Alaska holiday, classic camping tour
It was an amazing experience. I fell in love with the place and the group I travelled with and our guide were super!! Which made the trip even more memorable. The itinerary was great and it was all very well organised and hassle free. (more)Maria Sarda
The most memorable part was the optional extra activity of kayaking among icebergs off the Columbia glacier out of Valdez, Alaska. (more)Mary Jane Mahony
Go! Beautiful landscape, glaciers, range of outdoor activities, whales, grizzly bears and salmon galore (latter to eat) way more than make up for long drives and changeable weather. Would love to go back. (more)Karen Bennett
From £1679 - £1849 excluding flights
Alaska and Yukon classic camping tour
Memorable parts? We travelled a great distance, saw tons of great scenery and was able to do a variety of activities so I can't really say that one thing stands out however Dawson City (both times) was great. Tips? Bring a bug hat/jacket and some good bug spray. Bring a variety of warm clothes (e.g. mitts, wool hat...) even in the summer months - you never know what the temperature will be like. It really is an active tour and to be ready for this. You do no have to be an athlete... (more)Mary Ellen Ruddell
From £3149 - £3519 excluding flights
National Parks hiking holiday in America
Memorable parts? There were numerous memorable moments during the whole two week holiday due to the ever changing landscape covered by the trip.We covered nearly 2000 miles in the comfortable people carrier and the views,scenery and walks we superb and not too taxing.The first view of the Grand Canyon was of course stunning but for me the mountain views in Yosemite were breathtakingly beautiful ,the walk along the Panorama trail back to Curry village was awe inspiringly spectacular and the... (more)John Baines
From £1995 excluding flights
Small group camping holiday in America
Memorable parts? Each new place visited on the itinerary. The variety was brilliant. Tips? Check the age range of your fellow travellers, if you are not among the first to book. I was with an excellent group ranging from 23 to 63! Local benefits? 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. Overall rating? Excellent. (more)Audrey Nice
From £1359 - £1529 excluding flights
Family holiday to National Parks in America
Hiking up to Angel's Landing in Zion National Park, horse-back riding in Utah, seeing my eleven year olds hike 9 miles in 35 degrees without complaining were the most memorable moments. (more)Rebecca Hill
One of the best holidays I have ever had!! It was a worry wondering how we were going to get on with our travelling companions but in fact they enhanced the entire holiday experience. (more)Amanda Taylor
The National Parks are very well managed - and quite spectacular - but the best bit was the horse riding at the 'mountain ranch' - good horses, well looked after and an excellent evening ride catered for all abilities. (more)Christopher Hawker
From £1499 - £1649 excluding flights
Alaska wilderness lodge
Our vacation was a dream come true. Owner, Keith has built the whole place by hand with logs he found on the nearby beaches. What he has done is remarkable and his wife Randi adds the special touches that make the place really feel like being home. (more)Lynn Kelly
Our cabin was comfortable, the view from our bed was to die for!!! Snow covered mountains on each side, ocean in between, dolphins and otters playing in the cove, islands and a steaming volcano in the distance. (more)Phyllis Sarayusa
From US $275 - US $425 per person per night
National Parks holidays in America
Memorable parts? There were so many highlights! Perhaps the most memorable was the sunset in Monument Valley, the light made the rock glow. The tour leader was also excellent - knowledgeable, enthusiastic, but reactive to the views and wishes of the travellers, anticipating our preferences. Tips? Be prepared for extremes of temperature - cool and cloudy in San Francisco, extremely hot and dry in Vegas. Local benefits? Clearly using local accommodation, often not owned by... (more)Ian Roberts
From £2899 - £3149 excluding flights
Family holiday to America
Memorable parts? The grand canyon and the camping and the group; the contrast between Las Vegas and the national parks. Tips? Need to be fairly fit and not too fussy on food. Local benefits? To a certain extent. Overall rating? The holiday was basically as indicated in the information sent. However, we felt the guide with us had rather too much to do. We felt that it would have been better for us and him if someone had shared the driving and other duties of his... (more)Catherine Hughes
From £2166 including UK flights
Alaska adventure cruise
Memorable parts? It has to be the Un-Cruise Adventure (though the road trip was pretty good as well). Tips? As they recommend, take plenty of layers and wet weather clothing (activities take place regardless of weather so you need the right stuff for hiking & kayaking, as well as watching the scenery and wildlife from the boat. Don't worry about "evening clothes" - most people only changed in the evenings if their day clothes got wet, and then jeans are fine. Local benefits? Having... (more)Lavinia Martins
From £2999 - £4999 excluding flights
Hiking holiday in America
All the hikes were fabulous! Our guide, Ryan was excellent...Excellent! (more)Anne Marie Benouville
Most memorable? Grand Canyon... Excellent itinerary. Excellent and enthusiastic tour leader. (more)Rod Buttle
Fantastic, really enjoyable - largely due to an excellent group leader who was very knowledgeable and really cared that we all had a good time. (more)Helen Clarkson
From £1259 excluding flights
Zion, Bryce and the Grand Canyon holiday
Excellent, great bunch of fellow travellers (tour was full at 13). Our tour guide, Dan, was great and made the holiday work really. He was always available to us and coped well with our different needs/wants and the unpredictable weather. (more)Wendy Pountain
The most memorable parts were my first view of Bryce Canyon; trekking down to Cedar Ridge in the Grand Canyon. (more)DC Gibson
Hiking through Bryce Canyon with snow capping the rocks. One group member said as we hiked down amongst the structures "We need to invent new superlatives". It was stunning...Fantastic, recommended. Great tour guide from this tour operator. (more)Melanie Atkins
From £1029 - £1229 excluding flights
Alaska wildlife cruise
Memorable parts? The whole trip was outstanding from start to finish. The boat was great - large enough to give everyone space but small enough to be personal. The crew were exception and had the holiday, Brian the very experience skipper who had time to talk to everyone and was extremely knowledgeable, Steve nothing was too much trouble, Annie the cook who provided first class food made fresh everyday and Danny the naturalist who was knowledgeable and great fun. And finally the wildlife... (more)Sarah Taylor
From CA $5265 - CA $6095 excluding flights
West Coast tours in America
Memorable parts? There were so many memorable parts of this holiday. I wanted to see San Francisco, the Grand Canyon and Yosemite. This tour provided me with the opportunity and so much more. The other places visited were unknown to me but they all turned out to be fantastic with stunning scenery and landscape. Even Las Vegas was memorable but two nights in the place was quite enough for me. If I had to pick one memory, it would have to be Yosemite which everyone should see. Tips? The... (more)Paul Rimmer
From £1790 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really

USA travel information

One of the world's largest countries, the USA has enormous geographic and climatic diversity, with a corresponding breadth of flora and fauna. Its great rivers, mountains, deserts, forests and woodland offer plenty of opportunities for every imaginable outdoor activity, while the artistic and architectural heritage of the great cities present themselves as man-made wonders of the modern world. Less well known, and still relatively hidden from the casual observer, is the diversity of American Indian peoples.

Some tribes, such as the Pueblo Indians of the southwest, have welcomed visitors for decades; their rich decorative arts famous worldwide, but only recently have other tribes begun to explore the possibilities offered by tourism. Casinos and hotels from east to west have provided much-needed income for many tribes and reservations in recent decades, but innovative and imaginative Tribal Councils are now encouraging guests to learn more of Indian history, traditions and lifeways, and inviting visitors to explore with them the abundant American landscapes and wildlife.

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