I would definitely recommend this trip and trek america in general. everything we did was so much fun but i especially loved that we were camping. I've done a few different tours similar to trek America and that's what made trek stand out for me. other passengers on the tour were all there just there to have fun which is so good, you get so close to people after spending 3 weeks together. also our leader felt more like a friend than some guy in charge of us which was pretty cool. there was a lot of driving but i loved that side of it too, we played loads of car games, slept and blew up the aux. all the activities organised by the tour are great and optionals are also fun. only downside is i still have "post trek depression" over a month afterwards, everyday wish i was back in the US on the bus with everyone or putting up our tents or toasting marshmallows on a campfire! already planning next summers trek trip with a girl who i met on this years.
Traveler United States
From the beginning on I knew we would have a great time together! Our leader Dano was from the area and knew where to go to get a full experience in the cities.
We chilled on sunny beaches, slept under the stars, swam the Colorado river, hiked the Grand Canyon and Yosemite, partied in Vegas and San Francisco. I could go on for hours telling what we did. It was amazing!
In San Francisco we got a tour by Urban Adventures, which was very well organized and the guide was a helpful and clear guy that showed us around chinatown, little italy and the nort beach area.
The group was great, we got to know each other very fast and forged some friendships for the rest of our lives!
Despite not being able Death Valley due to extreme heath, I still think I've visited all the highlights on the West Coast.
Certainly looking forward to booking my next trek!
New Orleans was my favorite place, just fabulous! I would recommend you don't do much research, if any, on the places you are going to visit! That way you don't know what to expect and it makes it a lot more fun! It was the best decision I made to book this experience with TrekAmerica! I would recommend it to everyone and especially this trek, every stop was amazing!
Our trek was an absolute awesome experience! Josh, the tour leader, made the best guide and we even met his sister, mum and dad within the first 3 hours of the tour! The camping element of the trip enabled the group to bond quickly and provided great campsite entertainment.
I had the best time on this trek! I was not sure about booking with TrekAmerica for a second time as I had had a great time on my first trek but was not 100% happy with the group I traveled with, however I couldn't be more glad that I did, as I had a fantastic group of people on this one, who I am still in touch with 8 months later, and yet another fantastic tour leader!
I enjoyed his trek, as there were more cities I hadn't been to which I loved, however there was a lot of nature, visiting a few national parks, which was something I was looking forward to at first, but I soon learned I am definitely a city girl! I really enjoyed camping as I did the BLT tour the year before and the people on my camping trip were much more down to earth than last time. There was also more time to bond as a group as we were working together to do the shopping, cooking and cleaning and there were more group activities in our spare time.
I would definitely recommend the company and the tour if you enjoy hiking and nature! I have already booked my third trek!
Going to America had always been a dream of mine. I had first heard of TrekAmerica four years ago whilst at University. It took me four years to pluck up the courage to book this trek and I am very glad that I finally did! It is honestly, hands down, one of the best things I have ever done. If you are worried about travelling alone, don't be! I heard the expression 'Trek Family' on forums and social media before I went and did not really get it. However at the end of our trek we really did feel like a family, and we have had reunions since we arrived home.
Accommodation was not budget in the slightest! I am a bit of a snob when it comes to travelling, and having never stayed at a hostel before this was something I was really nervous about. We stayed in just two hostels during the trek and both were a lot better than what I was expecting! The hotels were top standard too, especially the Golden Nugget in Vegas. The trek itself has a great balance of cities, partying and nature. I've ticked many things off my bucket list during this trek. This was mainly due to our amazing tour leader, Kayla. She did everything she could to make the trek a trip of a lifetime and for that I will always be very grateful.
In summary, if you are reading this and thinking "should I or shouldn't I?", just go for it! You will not regret it! Four months on and I am still nowhere near getting over this Trek, and in all honesty I don't think I ever will be.
I was a little apprehensive about booking a second trip with TrekAmerica, for the simple reason that I was worried it would not live up to the greatness of the first. But it most certainly did! My group and tour leader were perfect and I had an amazing month travelling across the USA and Canada. Yes, the drives were long and there were a lot of early starts (under 6 am), but you can't expect to do a cross country trip and not spend a lot of time in the van.
I was mostly looking forward to seeing Lake Louise and it certainly lived up to the dream views. We did the best hike here too. Lake Moraine if you get the chance to see was even more beautiful. I have never seen such blue water before! I didn't quite expect the cold weather in Canada. I think I refused to believe it could be so cold in August when everywhere else we had been to, previously, had been so warm! The Walmart stop to stock up on thermals, hoodies and blankets was definitely appreciated by all of us!
My favorite place was Banff. It had the perfect combination of town life, comforts and the beauty of the scenery. We visited so many awesome places that I had the absolute time of my life. I'd love to do it all again!
I still think about this holiday nearly 10 years on and have only just booked my next one with TrekAmerica! I have many fond memories. I went out there on my own, and came back with a load of new friends, who I still keep in touch with. Our tour guide was brilliant. I hope the next one is just as good, because I don't think there is much that could beat it!
I did my last trek, three years ago. I wanted my last one to be special and fun enough so that I would never forget it, and I have not. Kyle was an awesome trek leader, new, but full of energy. We got lost once, but that was not her fault, and we did get to take in the scenery of New Jersey because of it. Book it, go on it and have a blast like I did, or like we all did on it. There was a good, varied group of us. Makes me wish I could be ten years younger and do another 18 to 38 age range one.
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