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Trek America

Trek America

Headquarters in London
OVERALL RATING
4.0/5 - Good
TOURS
85
AGE RANGE
18-38
RESPONSE RATE
100%
RESPONSE TIME
0-1h
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Highlights

  • Original Adventures since “72”
  • Voted best small holiday company to the USA
  • North Americas ONLY small group specialist for 18-38s!
  • Local tour leaders

Awards & Recognitions

Tour of the Year North America

394 Trek America Reviews

Excellent
56%
Good
17%
Average
15%
Rather Poor
10%
Bad
2%
Accommodation
4 / 5
Transportation
4 / 5
Meals
4 / 5
Value for money
3.5 / 5
Guide
4 / 5
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  •  reviewer 1
    Southern Blt
    4.0 - Good
    Written on December 8, 2016

    I went on the Deep South BLT with amazing guide Sarah K. It was one of the best tours i went on. Sarah was amazingly organized, helpful with any kind of informa...
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  •  reviewer 2
    Western Blt
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 16, 2016

    The trip was such an amazing thing to experience. Everything ran smoothly and was so exciting. Our guide, Mark, was super friendly and organised and a great guy...
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  •  reviewer 3
    Western Wonder
    3.5 - Good
    Written on October 18, 2016

    ... collecting around one thousand Dollars by each of the 13 travellers, Trek America could have booked a more fancy directly hotel on the Strip. Als...
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  •  reviewer 4
    Western Wonder
    4.0 - Good
    Written on September 24, 2016

    One of the interesting and lovely place for hiking.

  •  reviewer 5
    Mountie
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on August 22, 2016

    ...ide Michelle were amazing down to earth and would do anything for you Trek America lucky to have her. Mosquito spray is vital as they hungary and ...
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  •  reviewer 6
    Mountie
    3.0 - Average
    Written on July 18, 2016

    The trip was below what I expected. 3 out of 7 tents broke in some way during the 12 day trip and the minibus had a broken door requiring multiple slams to get ...
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    Trek America commented on this review
    We are sorry the tour didn’t live up to expectations. Thankfully we do not hear such comments that often. We review all clients feedback and this is used as part of a very thorough process to evaluate our leaders as well as equipment and all aspects of the services we offer. We do also have a formal complaint process should you wish to take this further, then please contact us in writing. We are however glad you enjoyed some of the amazing sights and sounds the Canadian Rockies have to offer.

  •  reviewer 7
    Canadian Blt
    2.0 - Rather poor
    Written on July 11, 2016

    I write to Trek America to express my disappointment with my recent Canada BLT experien...
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    Trek America commented on this review
    Thank you for your comments and these have been passed onto the team in Canada. Comments such as yours are very rare and we take them extremely seriously. We will get back to you in regards to the particular issues you raise separately. Matt - TrekAmerica Sales Manager

  •  reviewer 8
    Mexico City To San Jose Bolt (from Mexico City to San Jose)
    2.0 - Rather poor
    Written on June 19, 2016

    I won't choose Trek America again, never recommend. Untrained tour guide, NOTHING included...
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    Trek America commented on this review
    We are always sorry to read that things didn’t work out as expected. This trip is operated by a partner company and we will be passing your comments directly to them for further investigation.

  •  reviewer 9
    Southern Sun
    3.0 - Average
    Written on June 10, 2016

    If your looking for a drinking holiday and to see the main strips in each city this is the tour. Plus the added bonus of 1 day in Grand Canyon and 1/2 day in Zi...
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  •  reviewer 10
    Western Blt
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on June 1, 2016

    The trip was great! At the end of the trip I felt like I would like to stay a bit more as I just started getting into it....Our guide Mark was awesome and did e...
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About Trek America

In 1972, Trek America started allowing young, independent travellers a different option to the typical “package” holidays. Trek America offered these travelers an active, exciting small group environment to explore and adventure. Trek America is North Americas 18 - 38s tour specialist, offering adventure travel away from the main tourist routes. Operating for over 40 years, the knowledge and expertise they have accumulated over that time has meant they are able to share this with other travelers who take their trips - whether its old favourites or a few new secret spots, Trek America have got you covered. They specialise in the path less traveled, allowing the travelers the excitement of the open road, while staying true to their matra of “fun, freedom and flexibility”. They aim to invite the unknown, welcome the unexpected, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Trek America videos

  • Southern Sun Trekkers Video
  • North American Q&A with Trek America
  • Q&A: Trek America Oct 2014
  • Trek America: The Legend
  • Trek America - 100% America, 100% Adventure!
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  • Trek America: Adventures in North, Central and South America
  • California Calling
  • Big City Life
  • A Day in the Life of a Trekker
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Southern Sun Trekkers Video

Trek America Benefits

Small Groups

By traveling with Trek America, it means you will be in a small group, of approximately 10-12 people - so no lining up waiting for 50 others to grab a coffee or have a shower. The group is big enough that you will still get to make friends, but small enough that you can really take advantage of the flexibility that a smaller group offers.

Unique Itineraries

Trek America operates its own tours, which means their itineraries are carefully constructed using the network of support facilities and suppliers they have, stretching from Alaska all the way to Mexico.

True American Tour Leaders

The Tour Leaders that Trek America uses are home-grown, experienced and knowledgable folks who want you to see and experience the real Americas! Only the most motivated, committed and un loving people are chosen to show our travelers around our country, and we make sure they are fully equipped with extensive training, to ensure the tour runs smoothly.

Why Trek America

Award Winning Tours

Trek America is an award winning tour company, having won 2 awards at the prestigious Britsh Travel Awards, including the award for the ‘Best Small Holiday Company to Canada’ and ‘Best Small Holiday Company for Customer Service’. The British Travel Awards are acknowledged as the largest independent arbiter of public opinion on tour operator performance and is one of the most coveted prizes in the travel industry.

Like Minded Groups

Trek America knows that for young, international travellers aged 18-38, they need to operate some pretty special tours, and with the right people too - that’s why you're guaranteed to be travelling with people of a similar age. generally people on a Trek America tour have a sense of fun, as well as a keen sense of adventure! If you’re travelling alone, that is no problem - you’ll soon be with like minded travelers, some also traveling alone, some with their friends - but surely you will make friendships to last a lifetime.

Inclusive Pricing

Included in the cost of your tour is all transport and accommodation, so all you have to pay for are your food and drinks, and optional activities.

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Trek America Story & History

Starting with their first tour in 1972, it makes Trek America the oldest, longest running, and most experienced small group adventure tour company in North America! They know the places so well, whether it’s the beaches in California or the best place to grab a bite to eat in New Orleans, the experience that trek America has is a huge reason behind their success. It’s all of these little hints, tips and tricks that you may not find if traveling alone, that make Trek America special.

Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions.

  • Does TrekAmerica include the transfers to the tour joining point?

    No, TrekAmerica don't arrange or include transfers from the airport to the gateway hotels since there are quick, easy and more cost effective transfer options available directly from the airport to the gateway hotels.

  • Where is the joining point of the tour?

    Most of the tours start in the lobby of the departure hotel at 7.30am The departure hotels serve as the Trek's start and end points. For booking inquries and other tour information, please contact us and we can definitely assist you.

  • Is it possible to visit Alcatraz on the tour?

    If you want to visit Alcatraz on your visit to San Francisco, you can do this on your free day (Day 2 in San Francisco). It is recommended to book tickets in advance as they may otherwise sell out. Please contact us for more infomation.

  • Is it necessary to pre-book optional activities?

    Your tour leader will run through all the options with you during your trip and you can decide what you'd like to do and pay as you go along for these so you don't need to pre-book any of the optional activities.

  • Is tipping necessary?

    It is normal and expected in North America to tip waiters, bar staff and taxi drivers or any type of guide. A minimum of 15-18% is standard in restaurants. If your tour leader's performance meets or exceeds your expectations, TrekAmerica recommends you consider a tip of US$5-7 per person, per day, in appreciation of the service you receive.

  • How is it possible to get cash while on tour?

    Throughout the Americas, ATM's and cash machines are readily available and major credit cards are widely accepted. Travellers Cheques are generally accepted and can be a safe way to take your funds but aren't always the most practical, as foreign money exchange facilities, especially in Central America, can be limited. Credit cards are not accepted for the Food Kitty and many optional activities. Pre-paid credit cards can be a cost effective and safe way to take funds overseas. TrekAmerica suggests you bring US $150 with you in cash to start the tour with.

  • What is the recommended amount of money to bring on the tour?

    A budget of at least an average of US$25/CAN$25 per day for meals and general spending is recommended for camping trips. This includes US$10/CAN$10 per day for your food kitty which covers all of your meals while camping plus at least US$15/CAN$15 per day for snacks, drinks, tips and general spending. For BLT Tours the recommend budget is an average of US$50 per day to cover all meals, snacks, drinks, tips and general spending. It is customary to tip waiters, bar staff, taxi drivers, local guides and any person who provides a service for you. Your tour leader will work long and hard for you during your tour and there is a recommended discretionary tip of US$5-7 per passenger per day if the leader's performance meets or exceeds your expectations. These amounts are recommendations only, how much you want to spend is dependent on your personal choice.

  • What footwear is recommended on the trips?

    Comfortable shoes are recommended and walking shoes or boots that will provide a more sturdy grip as well as good ankle support. A comfortable pair trainers will be ok, but be prepared for these to get dirty and make sure they do offer some grip.

  • Are hair straighteners and hairdryers allowed on the trip?

    Yes, hairdryers and hair straighteners are allowed, but make sure you bring plug adaptors and check the voltage as they can vary meaning your appliances won't work exactly the same as they do at home.

  • Are camping mats needed on the trip?

    A foam sleeping mat is provided however you may prefer to bring your own inflatable sleeping mat for extra comfort. You may also like to bring a pillow.