Get your adventure on in the Americas

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Heading to the Americas is likely to be the adventure of a lifetime and for more reasons than you might think. This region has so many possibilities for adrenaline-filled activities we believe it's the adventure capital of the world. So here's how to get your adventure on in the Americas.

 

1. Helicopter flight

Adventure - Grand Canyon helicopter flight

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Life doesn't get much bigger than the Grand Canyon and it doesn't get much better than seeing it from the air. You might only ever be here once, so book a helicopter flight over one of nature's most incredible attractions. This nifty little vehicle allows you to soar below the rim, with the vast expanse of the canyon spread out in front of you and follow the course of the mighty Colorado River.

Fly over the Grand Canyon on our 14 day Westerner 2 tour

 

2. Rafting

Adventure - rafting down the Grand Canyon

Alternatively, experience the Grand Canyon from that very river, as you conquer its entirety by raft. That means you'll experience every single one of the Colorado River's twists and turns, not to mention its white water rapids. Get to know it like few people do and feel totally awesome by the time you get to the end.

Enjoy an 8 day Grand Canyon Rafting tour

 

3. Horse riding

Riding a horse through British Columbia and Alberta is a great way to explore the Canadian Rockies. You will be at one with your sturdy beast, going at a pace slow enough to take everything in and not confined by the restraints of a vehicle. You'll also look frickin' awesome in all your selfies.

 

Experience life atop your trusty stead on the Mountie 12 day tour

4. Overnight cowboy camp

Cowboy camp

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Did you play cowboys and Indians as a kid?! Well, now is your opportunity to do it for real. Learn how to lasso, ride a horse and enjoy life on the open range just like in the Westerns. Sleeping out under the stars to the sounds of coyotes in the background and eating dinner around the campfire are all part of the experience.

Make like a cowboy camp on a 10 day Wild West trip

 

5. 4×4 Jeep tour

Adventure - Jeep Tour - Monument Valley

There's something mighty about travelling by 4×4. You know you can take on the world or just the backcountry of the USA. Go to places that normal cars just dream of and see sights such as the jaw-dropping Monument Valley. The world is out there; go and conquer it.

Add a 4×4 Jeep tour to your Canyon Adventure 10 day trip

 

6. Glacier hike

Adventure - Glacier hiking

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Ever hiked across a glacier? Thought not, so here's your chance. Spend half a day kitted out in crampons as you trek across this incredible natural phenomenon. Nothing compares to being in the middle of a glacier in Alaska with a world of white spread out around you. It's also quite a challenge for your body as walking on this terrain can be tough, but it's totally worth it in the end.

Hike a glacier on the Alaskan Wonder 13 day tour

 

7. Wilderness canoe trip

Canoeing and Canada go together like bacon and eggs. There is something about the tranquil glacier-fed lakes that makes exploring them by canoe the perfect activity. Find yourself in the heart of the Canadian Rockies using the type of boat that has been seen in this landscape for centuries. You'll be able to go where you want, when you want under the steam of your own paddle.

Head into the wilderness on the Canadian Parks West tour

 

8. Mountain biking

Adventure - mountain biking

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Imagine mountain biking in the Canadian Rockies or perhaps don't just daydream about it, but do it! This rugged terrain dotted with stunning lakes and all kinds of wildlife is perfect to discover on two wheels. Go at your own pace or hare down the hillsides at breakneck speed for the ultimate adrenaline rush.

Get mountain biking on the 10 day Canadian BLT tour

 

9. Ice climbing

Do you know how many shades of blue can be seen in ice? Yeah, it's not quite as straightforward as you might think. Get up close and personal with this incredible substance and see how many colours sparkle out of it. Ice climbing in the Wrangell-St Elias National Park is pretty epic, so don't miss your chance to give it a go.

Add ice climbing to your Alaskan Denali trip

 

10. Zip-lining

Zip-lining

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Nothing compares to the rush you get when zip-lining through the rainforest and the best place to do it is undoubtedly Costa Rica. Soaring about the trees, you'll feel like one of the native toucans or quetzals that call this habitat home. Look out for sleepy sloths and monkeys as you whizz through the canopy.

Zip-line through the trees on the Costa Rica BLT trip

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