With the current increase in demand for domestic adventure travel extending into 2022, G Adventures has added 13 new trips to its existing United States of Adventure collection, which was first launched in February 2021. The new tours double the size of the collection, which now offers 28 trip options to national and Navajo Nation parks in the U.S.
Many of these trip include visits to local communities, Indigenous and local guides who share their background and connection to the places visited, and the opportunity to learn more about the history, cultures and landscape that make up the western U.S.
The new tours will begin departing in spring 2022, and are a mix of Classic and 18-to-Thirtysomethings travel styles. Classic trips offer travelers the benefit of seeing several parks in one trip, with some time in cities, and comfortable hotel accommodation throughout. The 18-to-Thirtysomethings trips are more action-packed and accommodations are mostly camping and simple motels.
“It’s clear that Americans are still eager to get out and explore our own backyard, and we’ve designed these new tours to fill a gap that we saw in the U.S. domestic tour market,” said Samantha Couture, director of product for North America and creator of the new itineraries, in a press release statement.
“With demand surging for national parks nationwide, we’re excited to be able to include a variety of unique and often difficult-to-book experiences in the itineraries, like a Navajo-guided tour of Antelope Canyon and an Indigenous-led Jeep tour through Monument Valley. Exploring these incredible parks, led by the passionate people who call these places home, is what makes these adventures stand out,” said Couture.
The new U.S. domestic tours include:
- Best of Utah and Arizona National Parks – This Classic-style 7-day trip starts and ends in Las Vegas. Travelers will hike through Bryce Canyon’s hoodoos, marvel at the Navajo Sandstone giants of Zion from below, witness the scale of the Grand Canyon, set out on a Navajo guided jeep tour in Monument Valley and visit the Native Grill Food Truck (a family-owned food truck serving local fare in the Navajo Nation). Priced from $2,299 pp.
- Best of California – Starting in Las Vegas and ending in Los Angeles, this Classic-style 9-day tour highlights both national parks and cities. Hike in Death Valley, visit the tall trees of Sequoia National Park and take in the views of Yosemite National Park. A road-trip down Highway 1 from San Francisco to Los Angeles completes the Cali journey, with stops in Monterey and Santa Maria. Priced from $2,549 pp.
- USA Road Trip – Joshua Tree and the Southwest Parks – This 8-day 18-to-Thirtysomethings-style trip packs in adventure with a hike through four national parks including Zion and Joshua Tree, the Grand Canyon and a road trip down Route 66. Guests will also get to camp along Lake Powell’s shores and take in some stargazing. Accommodation is a mix of glamping (upgraded canvas tents), simple motels and camping. Priced from $1,799 pp.
For more information, visit gadventures.com.
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