Northern Trail Tour

This epic tour is one mighty road trip stretching from ocean to ocean. Journey from sizzling California beaches to the skyscrapers of the East Coast. You’ll pass the stunning natural wonders of Yosemite and Yellowstone, explore the cool streets of San Francisco and Chicago, and discover cowboy country. Top it all with a visit to the epic Niagara Falls. With America offering so many different extremes, the Northern Trail offers a multitude of incredible vistas and experiences you’ll never forget. This all-encompassing tour has it all.


  • Locally guided ‘bike hike’ tour of eclectic Chicago
  • Guided tour of San Francisco’s highlights, from Pier 39 to Chinatown & Lombard Street
  • Experience cowboy country at the Cody Rodeo (June to August only)
  • City tour of Hollywood, LA including the iconic Walk of Fame
  • Drive the sparkling Californian coastline with Big Sur views
  • Walk across the famous Golden Gate Bridge
  • Hike amongst Giant Sequoias and epic waterfalls in Yosemite
  • Relax or take to the water in picture-perfect Lake Tahoe
  • Explore epic peaks, alpine lakes and meadows in Grand Teton
  • Watch Old Faithful geyser explode & spot wildlife in Yellowstone
  • See the famous presidents faces at Mount Rushmore
  • Take in the moonlike landscape of Badlands National Park
  • Visit a traditional Amish community in Shipshewana
  • Gaze upon the breathtaking spectacle of Niagara Falls
  • Admission to national parks & monuments – Yosemite, Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Crazy Horse, Mount Rushmore & Badlands

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Accommodation – Tranportation – Food

  • Group size: Max 13 people
  • Accommodation: Camping (14 nights) – Budget Lodging (4 nights)
  • Tranportation: Private transport, air conditioned, free Wi-Fi
  • We operate a Food Kitty on this trip – you will need to contribute US$10 a day which covers all your meals whilst camping
  • Tour leader

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