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TrekAmerica Coast to Coast North

Trip Operator: TrekAmerica
Trip Price: from £1869
Trip Type: Small Group Adventure
Trip Style: Adventure/Outdoors
Accommodation: Camping, Budget Hotels
Departs From: New York
Returns to: Los Angeles
Tour duration: 28 days

See for yourself the lands of the North! From New York and Chicago's cosmopolitan centres to the wilds of Yellowstone, Banff, and Yosemite National Parks, from the Atlantic shores to the Golden Gate on the Pacific, this trek captures the diversity of the North.

Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best night stops and highlights. However, as local conditions and passenger requests vary, no two trips will ever be the same. With the guidance of your Trek Leader you may modify certain nightstops and highlights to give a truly unique experience!

This tour also departs from Los Angeles

Local Payments - Food Kitty: US$10 per day. En-route Hotels: Approx US$50 x 5 nights

Day: 1 New York Area & Niagara Falls
From the New York area to the the edge of Lake Ontario, the sensation of crashing water is stupendous, the noise immense, at America's greatest national attractions, Niagara Falls. Wait 'til you're down on the water aboard 'Maid of the Mist', where the cascades pound, churn and foam right before your eyes. That's what you call a front row seat!
Accommodation: Camping included

Day: 2-4 Ohio & Chicago
Skirt around Lake Erie then cross Indiana bound for another of the great five: Lake Michigan. Chicago is next on the menu for two nights, famous for music, museums and Lake Shore Drive. Soar up Willis Tower for dizzying views over the Windy City, trawl the upmarket malls of Magnificent Mile and grab a slice of Chicago's deep-dish pizza before peddling on the optional "Bobby's Bike Hike" tour. Then hit the blues groove, drop into a corner bar or seek out heaving dance and hip-hop beats in the hangouts of Wicker Park and Bucktown.
Accommodation: 1 night camping included | 2 en-route Chicago hotel nights paid locally

Day: 5-6 South Dakota & Badlands
From the North Star State, cross native American Sioux terrain and America's original western frontier. Resident coyotes may utter the occasional howl as you settle back for some shut-eye under canvas. Never mind the "bad lands", touching down here feels like a moon landing. Low-slung buttes, chiselled spires and saw-tooth ridges have a bizarre lunar quality. Spend the afternoon exploring the park's surreal landscape and don't forget your camera for sunset!
Accommodation: Camping included

Day: 7-8 Black Hills & Cody, Wyoming
You'll agree with the Lakota people, from afar the pine-coated hills do appear black. Mount Rushmore's next and the uniquely sculptured faces of our four greatest Presidents. Close by, another rock-carved epic is shaping up: the Crazy Horse monument, a nod to the famed Lakota Indian war leader, very impressive! Next, it's into Wild Wyoming, the heart of cowboy country, and this is what Cody is all about. Named after William Cody (aka Buffalo Bill), the old west is alive and literally kicking here. After all, "Cody is rodeo", with nightly summer shows.
Accommodation: Camping included

Day: 9-10 Yellowstone National Park
Pitch up in the world's first National Park, Yellowstone. This is a superb wilderness of spouting geysers, waterfalls and simmering mud pools. A-grade American stars grace the trails - keep your eyes peeled for this abundant wildlife. Large herds of bison and elk roam the park and if you're lucky, you may even see bear or wolf.
Accommodation: Camping included

Day: 11-13 Montana & Glacier National Park
Montana is often referred to as 'Big Sky Country' because of its numerous stars, but it is also a trekkers' paradise. With two days in Glacier, you'll have plenty of time to explore the alpine meadows, snow-streaked cliffs and shimmering lakes. This area sure adds a healthy dose of the wow factor. Accommodation: Camping included

Day: 14-15 Banff National Park
Blaze show-stopping trails in the footfalls or horse tracks of pioneers of old. Perhaps bounce across the bumpy terrain by mountain bike or hover above all by helicopter. One dunk in the hot springs and a drink or two later, you'll sleep like a log.
Accommodation: Camping included

Day: 16-17 Lake Louise & British Columbia
A nickname like the "gem of the Rockies" is a lot to live up to, but it's no sweat for Lake Louise. The imposing chateau looks on as mountains cluster round the turquoise surface. As for you, well, you could always hike out to the Plain-of-Six-Glaciers or inspect the scene by paddle power on an optional canoe trip. Heading through BC, appreciate the mirrored lakes, grizzled peaks and spectacular scenery as dark conifers and shadowy summits drift by.
Accommodation: Camping included

Day: 18 Vancouver
Along the highway, prime vistas escort you right into Vancouver. With its stunning combination of mountains and coastline, the city boasts outstanding views. Take to Stanley Park on two wheels, then regain your inner city slicker around A-grade museums and galleries or bustling Granville Market. Why not check out the city nightlife in Gas Town or the eclectic "Robsonstrasse" tonight.
Accommodation: Camping included

Day: 19 Seattle
Beam yourself up! Well, take the glass-fronted elevator up the iconic Space Needle (optional) and gaze over the Emerald City with a hot cup of coffee from the very first Starbuck's! Then tonight blare out guitar-loaded classics in the city that gave the world Hendrix and Nirvana.
Accommodation: 1 en-route hotel night paid locally

Day: 20-22 Oregon & Redwood National Park
The rugged Oregon coast is perfect for some dune-buggy fun! You will amazed to walk amongst the towering forest giants of Redwood National Park - home to the tallest trees in the world and some of the most spectacular coastal scenery on the Pacific Coast. Leave footprints on what is virtually your private Pacific beach or traipse between gigantic Redwoods, feeling like ants in their mighty shadow.
Accommodation: Camping included

Day: 23-24 San Francisco
Next, "Everybody's Favourite City", San Francisco. This town will blow you away. Sunlight on the bay, wispy fog around Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars climbing steep streets: it's a 24-carat stunner. Maybe view the Bay and Alcatraz on an optional sunset sailboat cruise, then the party people can flock to trendy bars and clubs in North Beach or Haight-Ashbury and that friendly vibe gets even better.
Accommodation: 2 en-route hotel nights paid locally

Day: 25-26 Yosemite National Park
Heading east through California's gold country we following the scenic drive into the Yosemite National Park region and a chance to hike or bike, through the extraordinary landscape of glacier-carved granite monoliths and spectacular waterfalls. Either way, this park rocks! Once deep inside Yosemite, keep your eyes peeled for black bears. Coyote roam freely as well and when the sun goes down, their howling often echoes amidst pines and sequoias. Admit it, this is what clicks the spirit of the great outdoors up a notch or two.
Accommodation: Camping included

Day: 27-28 Pacific Coast & Los Angeles
From coastal California to Hollywood, it's hill-perched sign awaits as you embark on one final fling with this incredible and diverse continent.
Accommodation: Camping included on day 27.

Tour ends at approx 17:00 hours in Los Angeles on day 28.

28 Apr 13 - 25 May 13
26 May 13 - 22 Jun 13
23 Jun 13 - 20 Jul 13
21 Jul 13 - 17 Aug 13
27 Jul 13 - 23 Aug 13
17 Aug 13 - 13 Sep 13
24 Aug 13 - 20 Sep 13

27 Apr 14 - 24 May 14
25 May 14 - 21 Jun 14
22 Jun 14 - 19 Jul 14
20 Jul 14 - 16 Aug 14
26 Jul 14 - 22 Aug 14
16 Aug 14 - 12 Sep 14
23 Aug 14 - 19 Sep 14

Tour Inclusions:
> Niagara Falls Maid of the Mist cruise
> Walk the Golden Gate Bridge
> Walk amongst Giant Sequoias
> Scenic walks and hikes
> City tours of San Francisco and Hollywood
> Sightseeing in Chicago, Vancouver and Seattle
> National parks and monuments - Badlands, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Yellowstone, Glacier, Banff/Lake Louise, Redwood and Yosemite
> Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
> All transportation by private adventure vehicle
> 22 nights camping & equipment (except sleeping bag)
Tour Exclusions:
> Canoeing US$25-US$75
> Whitewater rafting (in season) US$30-$175
> Great National Park hikes US$FREE
> Mountain biking US$45-$95
> Sunset Sailboat Cruise US$35-$95
> Western horseback riding US$45-$95
> Baseball Game (in season) US$15-$40
> Seattle Space Needle US$18
> Western Rodeo (in season) US$9-$18
> Museums US$10
> San Francisco Cable Car ride US$10-$20
> Willis Tower (previously Sears Tower) US$9
> Chicago Bike & Hike Tour US$30
> Cedar Point amusement park (in season) US$45
> Blues Clubs US$10-$95
> Mountain hot springs US$5-$15
> Aerial tramway ride US$10-US$30
> Rollerblading US$10-$20

What to Bring:
Sleeping Bag

What NOT to Bring
Tent and camping equipment

Terms & Conditions
See website for full details

Phone: 44 (0) 208 682 8920
TrekAmerica Travel Ltd
16/17 Grange Mills
Weir Road, London SW12 0NE
United Kingdom
Email: info@trekamerica.co.uk
Web: http://www.trekamerica.com

TrekAmerica's distinctive style of travel offers something different to your ordinary guided tour or package holiday. Now in our fourth decade of discovery, we have the knowledge and experience to share with you the old favourites and a few of our secret spots you won't find on a map.

But even after almost 40 years, the mystery of the open road beckons as strong as ever. Staying true to our mantra of "fun, freedom & flexibility", you never know what you'll find around the corner. Inviting the unknown, welcoming the unexpected and creating the unimaginable is what TrekAmerica is all about.

Booking & More Info

Phone: 44 (0) 208 682 8920
Email: info@trekamerica.co.uk
Web: http://www.trekamerica.com/tours/tnn.html

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Tour Highlights

  • Get soaked on a Niagara Falls boat cruise!
  • Hike the trails of Yellowstone, Banff and Yosemite
  • Sightsee in Chicago, Seattle, San Fran and more!

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