Search out Alaska’s most amazing wildlife from bears to whales with Alaska’s foremost naturalist guides on this extraordinary off-the-beaten-track wilderness adventure through the sensational landscapes of Denali, Kenai Fjords and Katmai National Parks.
Walking and trekking
Weave your way through mighty green forests, hike through alpine flower meadows, scramble through dizzying canyons, and prepare to meet with some of the world’s most remarkable natural wonders in North America.
California is home to more national parks than any other state, with many ranking amongst the best in the world. Discover the world’s tallest trees in Sequoia and King’s Canyon National Park, take in the flat valleys and stunning rock formations of Joshua Tree or venture into Death Valley to hike across sweeping sand dunes.
One of the best parks for on-foot adventures is Yosemite National Park. Shrouded by the Sierra Nevada Mountains, this extensive region features gorgeous meadows, cascading waterfalls, deep valleys and huge granite summits carved by glaciers many millennia ago. There are plenty of hiking trails throughout the park varying from just a few hours to full day trips, as well as thrilling climbing routes.
From the dense lush forests of British Columbia to the flower-filled mountain meadows of Alberta, Canada’s natural splendour is plain to see. The Rockies is an incredibly scenic mountain range characterised by dramatic peaks, huge tranquil lakes and deep valleys. With hundreds of miles of trails winding throughout the region it is also a hiker’s paradise.
For those who like to explore at a leisurely pace, the windswept beaches of Cape Cod and Maine are simply made for long walks, keeping an eye out for seals and passing whales. New England’s natural splendour is at its most extravagant, however, from September to November, when sugar maples, dogwoods and hickory put on their finest.