BUDGET LODGING TOURS - BLTs
Our BLT (Budget Lodging Tours) are designed for those of you who want a comfortable bed and a roof over your head for every night of your tour.
You'll stay in a whole range of accommodation from motels to hotels, hostels to cabins, and maybe even a lodge or even a ranch along the way. Wherever you stay you can be sure there will be all the modern conveniences waiting for you at the end of the day.
Location, location, location
Sometimes we will stay at inexpensive hotels or motels chosen for their prime location or good facilities and other times we will be staying in more 'rustic' cabins or hostels. Sometimes you'll stay in something totally different such as a Navajo Hogan or on a ranch offering a unique local experience. Wherever you're staying, one thing is the same all you have to do is drop your bags and you're off to explore!
Clean and comfortable
Clean, comfortable, and value for money is our ethos. We want you to feel at home wherever you are, and not pay over the odds for it. After a day's adventure you'll be heading back to the hotel, motel, cabin or hostel to freshen up before heading out to explore, hitting the town or having for a bite to eat or drink with the locals. Then after a cosy night's sleep, you're off again, rested and ready for your next big day of fun.
Twin and multi share rooms
Rooms on lodging trips will be a mix of twin share and private multi-share (average of 4-6 per room). Hostel rooms are normally single sex on a multi-share basis. A sleeping bag is not required for BLT tours, except on the Southern BLT, Northern BLT and Grand BLT where you will need this for some of the cabin/hostel stays. Where we stay in multi share accommodation we'll try to keep the group together when we can, but this may not always be possible. We try to accommodate couples, but this cannot be always be guaranteed.
Eating the local way
There's no Food Kitty on a lodging trip, we'll eat in café's, diners and restaurants each paying our own way locally. This is a great way to way to sample and enjoy some of the local specialities - Creole food, all-American burgers, fresh lobster or spicy hot Mexican! Your Tour Leader may suggest an optional breakfast or lunch kitty to keep costs down, which has proven to be a popular alternative to eating out three meals a day.
Top Budget Lodging Tours (BLT)
7 days from LOS ANGELES
USA West - Lodging
Can we let you into a little secret? It ain't just California. The call of Vegas is just too strong. As for the Grand Canyon, well, when you're this close it seems crazy not to swing by.
Highlights: Grand Canyon | Vegas | Yosemite | San FranView tour
8 days from NEW ORLEANS
USA East - Lodging
Leaving the buzzing city of New Orleans venture into historical Birmingham, Alabama before exploring the wild surrounds of the Great Smoky Mountains. Visit the birthplace of Blues and Rock & Roll before learning to line dance in Nashville and Memphis.
Highlights: Great Smoky Mountains | Nashville | MemphisView tour
21 days from NEW YORK AREA
Cross Country - Lodging
Travel right across the continent, from the most populated US city to the runner-up - that's NY to LA in other words. If you're just not a camping sort of person, there's no finer way to roll on through a kaleidoscope of deserts, mountains, cities and canyons. Magic!
Highlights: Southern US Road Trip | City Thrills | Small TownsView tour
14 days from LOS ANGELES
USA West - Lodging
The perfect California, Nevada and Arizona cocktail. The Pacific Coast sets an ultra mellow tone while a blend of adrenaline-fuelled cities adds real zip and zest to the mix. Serve on the rocks; none beat those around the Sierra Nevada and Grand Canyon!
Highlights: Grand Canyon | Yosemite | San FranciscoView tour
9 days from NEW YORK AREA
USA / Canada - Lodging
Embrace the highlights of the Northeastern States in this 9-day, year-round fully accommodated tour. Experience a string of superstar cities, the massive Niagara Falls and loads of activities for every interest.
Highlights: Boston | Toronto | Montreal | Niagara FallsView tour
10 days from VANCOUVER
Canada - Lodging
Sandwich a couple world-class resorts and three spectacular parks between one of the coolest cities in North America, season with adrenaline to taste and you've got one mouth watering portion of adventure that's fit for a bear!
Highlights: 4 Provincial Parks | Whistler | Lake LouiseView tour
10 days from ANCHORAGE
Alaska - Lodging
This is a land of majestic mountain spires, crystal-clear lakes, glimmering ice-blue glaciers: a place with abundant wildlife, rushing rivers and unspoilt beauty. The land of the midnight sun will leave a firm imprint on your memory.
Highlights: Denali | Seward | Kenai PeninsulaView tour
10 days from SAN JOSE
Costa Rica - Lodging
A true adventurer's trip with the chance to dive underwater reefs, brave river rapids, and trek deep into remote jungles. Costa Rica and Panama have it all, from stunning jungle-lined beaches to barren and active volcanoes.
Highlights: Sarapiqui | Bocas del Toro | Manuel AntonioView tour
12 days from CANCUN
Mexico - Lodging
Trace Mayan civilizations through the lush tropical jungle and white-sand beaches, experiencing the very best of Mexico. Discover the beauty of the Lagoon of Seven Colours, visit vibrant waterfalls, local markets and sample Mexican cuisine and nightlife.
Highlights: Palenque | Bacalar | Playa del CarmenView tour