Mesa Arch, Canyonlands, United States holidays

USA Holidays

Everything is big in America - especially the welcome you'll get on arrival. The warmth and kindness extended to foreign visitors can be overwhelming but the beauty of a USA holiday is not just in the hospitality but in the sheer variety of options that exist for the curious traveller. No wonder only ten percent of Americans have a passport. Why bother to travel abroad when there is so much to see at home?

What to expect on your USA holiday

The cities are a great source of cultural interest with excellent museums and art galleries. Move beyond the cities and you find a vast country of mountains, deserts, canyons and grasslands sweeping towards a striking coastline. There are 59 national parks which offer the opportunity to fish, ride horses, go river rafting, track grizzly bears, drive motorbikes, play cowboys or lie on a beach.

Travelling around the USA is easy. The plethora of internal airlines make moving from place to place stress-free. There are hotels of every conceivable standard and style, delicious food and the English accent never fails to win friends.

The USA is frequently ignored as a holiday destination but it never fails to deliver enormous fun.

Some ideas for a holiday in the United States

  • Hire an Airstream trailer and explore in style
  • Take the family to a dude ranch - our chairman still maintains it is his children’s best holiday
  • Drive Route 66
  • Track grizzly bears in Alaska
  • Track wolves and explore the spectacular geothermal's in Yellowstone National Park
  • Head to Baja California and join our private charter, for one of the best marine wildlife experiences in the world
  • Play cowboy at a guest ranch and ride the magnificent scenery of Montana
  • Hike the Grand Canyon and discover the striking rock formations of the south-west national parks in Utah and Arizona
  • Raft the Colorado River renowned for its deep canyons and white-water rapids
  • Drive the stunning coastal route from San Francisco to Los Angeles and enjoy the exquisite beaches of California
  • Spend Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Our USA expertise

The only problem with taking a holiday in the USA is the vast range of choice, which is why using a tour operator such as ourselves makes sense. We have driven across America, taken families to ranches, hiked on glaciers in Alaska, wandered the streets of New York, rafted the Grand Canyon and gambled in Las Vegas. To get it right you need our advice.

Did you know

  • Alaska was purchased from Russia by the USA in 1867 for just $7.2 million - that's about two dollars per acre so lots for you to explore
  • The USA has no official language
  • GPS is in fact owned and controlled by the U.S. government and can be 'switched off' at any time 
  • The state of Kentucky has the longest cave system in the world.

Call our travel experts to start planning your USA holiday.

USA FAQs

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What clothing should I take?
Depending on the region it is important to be aware of changeable weather conditions. This is especially the case in the mountainous regions where weather patterns are more dynamic. We recommend that you always pack some warm clothing and a waterproof jacket in the event that the weather turns. Please note that when on a wildlife viewing tour it is suggested to wear neutral coloured clothing.
Should I be concerned of bears?
When travelling in the USA wildlife sightings add an exciting and beautiful wilderness experience. Bears roam many areas of the US and should always be a consideration especially when travelling in the more remote regions. We recommend that you take the time to seek advise when you arrive at your destination whether from the information centres or from a local guide. To prevent your sighting from becoming an encounter, never feed and always keep your distance from wildlife.
How long are the flights to the United States?
Direct flights to many cities in the US are available from many UK airports. Flights to New York are 7.5 hours with flights to Los Angeles exceeding 11 hours. These are usually shorter on the return due to the trade winds.

Holidays

USA - Grand Canyon Trek & South West National Parks

Grand Canyon Trek & South West National Parks

Explore some of the most visually stunning landscapes and national parks of the south west USA, i...

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USA - The Big 3 Flying Safari

National Parks by Private Jet

Visit three of the most iconic and visually stunning national parks in the USA by private plane -...

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USA - Private Tented Camping in Yellowstone and Lake Powell

Private Camping in Yellowstone & Lake Powell, USA

?This suggested USA holiday visits a number of national parks including Yellowstone, Zion and Bry...

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Winter Wolves in Yellowstone

wildlife group tour

Winter Wolves in Yellowstone

Track North America's most intriguing predator against the dramatic backdrop of Yellowstone Natio...

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Yellowstone Wildlife Safari

wildlife group tour

Yellowstone Wildlife Safari

Explore the spectacular wilderness of the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park in a small g...

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Alaska - Mountains & Bears of Alaska - Denali and Kodiak

Mountains & Bears of Alaska - Denali and Kodiak

This Alaska holiday is perfect for those eager to witness the North American brown bears as well ...

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Alaska - Beyond the Ordinary Flying & Cruising

Alaska Wilderness by plane and boat

This Alaska holiday combines stunning mountainous scenery and adventure of the Wrangell-St.Elias ...

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Alaska - Inside Passage - Eastern Coves

Small Ship Cruising in Alaskan Inside Passage

This is an eight day active Alaska cruise by small ship, beginning in Juneau ...

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USA - Yellowstone and Grand Teton NP Self-Drive

USA - Yellowstone & Grand Teton NP Self-Drive

Explore the wonders of Yellowstone National Park with a local guide and the far less visited Gran...

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USA - An Adventure Through Canyon Country

An Adventure through Canyon Country, USA

This holiday to the south-west canyon country delves into the most remote and scenically beautifu...

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USA - San Francisco, Yosemite & California coast

San Francisco, Yosemite & California coast

This California holiday visits some of the highlights this diverse state has to offer - San ...

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Alaska - Glacier Bay & Inside Passage Round Trip

Alaska Glacier Bay & Inside Passage Cruise

A seven night round trip Alaska cruise from Juneau travelling by small expeditionary sh...

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USA - USA Family Holiday - San Diego and Rockies Ranch

USA Family Holiday - San Diego and Rockies Ranch

The USA is a wonderful place for a family holiday, with direct flights from the UK, stunning...

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USA - A Family Adventure Through South West USA

USA Family Trip - Grand Canyon & SW National Parks

This family holiday in the south west USA explores some of the best national parks in the region ...

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Inspiration

Partial Eclipse, Spitsbergen

Total Solar Eclipse in the USA

It will be possible to witness a total eclipse of the sun on August 21st, 2017. The moon will block out the sun completely plunging daytime into an eerie almost night. Clear skies allowing it will be possible to view this magical spectacle from 12 US states, anywhere along the route between Oregon and South Carolina. A favourite viewing spot will be Yellowstone National Park
Sign, Yellowstone National Park, USA

Kate Humble explores Yellowstone National Park

From the depths of winter to the extreme heat of summer, Kate Humble and Patrick Aryee watch all the drama as it unfolds during this three part documentary on BBC Two. Join one of our small group tours to experience the beauty of Yellowstone alongside expert naturalist guides.

Horsehoe Bend, United States

Best of South West USA with a Private Guide

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Anna's Hummingbird, USA
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Hiking Zion National Park, Utah, United States
"From speaking with Roxy her knowledge was very good indeed, she listened to our ideas and created a fantastic bespoke holiday for us.
The pre-trip information was first class. Service throughout was excellent, contact was regular as needed, the Vamoos app was a nice touch, the travel wallet holder and inclusions was fantastic." 
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Richard Beard

USA
Buffalo Herd, Colorado, USA
"All the way through the process, from explaining initially what we wanted, through to the programme that Roxy created, everything was excellent.  
She understood our requirements perfectly and put into effect a holiday that exactly fitted the bill."
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USA

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8 - 11 hours from UK
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