Zion National Park Utah, USA

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
  • 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.


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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.


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Client Reviews

Anna's Hummingbird, USA
"Steppes are GREAT. 
I've done a few trips with you now and you've found me the kind of hotels that I just love.  Its sooooooooo much easier than trying to search myself on the internet.  So thank you and Roxy for your help."

Daniela Sieff

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." 

Richard Beard

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."

Anthony Isaacs

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