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Discover North America in August 2024 on one of these 33 tours hand-selected by the travel experts at Adventure Life. Explore the best of Anchorage, St. Louis, Vicksburg, Natchez, and New Orleans during August 2024 as you enjoy land tours, wildlife viewing, cruises, wilderness lodge exploration, and hiking. Prices for trips in August 2024 range from $1,409 to $20,399 for a vacation of 5 to 16 days. Choose any of the below 33 amazing itineraries in August 2024 and customize it to make it your own with the help of one of Adventure Life's expert North America trip planners.
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New Orleans paddlewheel steamer in New Orleans, Lousiana
$2,799
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New Orleans to Memphis

9 Day Itinerary aboard American Queen
  • Explore vibrant New Orleans
  • Experience the music of Memphis
  • Learn the history of Vicksburg
  • Explore Nottoway Plantation
Starts / Ends:
New Orleans / Memphis
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Lower Mississippi River has stories to share – a legacy that flows from Memphis to the Gulf of Mexico. Embark on more than just a cruise, and return with more than memories: experience, understanding, an enlightened perspective. Explore the American South and discover all the great sights …
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Sunrise from the deck over the fjord
$3,891
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Kenai Explorer

7 Day Itinerary
  • Stay in a remote Kenai Fjords Lodge
  • Spot seal, sea otters, and birdlife
  • Go on a dog-sled adventure
  • Walk on the Exit Glacier in Seward
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Land, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Spend seven days exploring the southern area near Seward, Alaska including the vast and stunning Kenai Fjords National Park. Rest one night at a wilderness lodge in Cooper Landing, then travel further to Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge. Spend time paddling, boating and spotting wildlife during your stay …
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Ridge hike
$4,130
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Alaska Backcountry Adventure

7 Day Itinerary
  • Hike the Wrangell-St. Elias Park
  • Basecamp in an alpine magic-land
  • Walk and ice climb Root Glacier
  • Stay in the historic Kennicott town
Activities:
Camping, Hiking, Land, Wilderness Lodge
Activity Level:
Moderate
Hike the Wrangell - St. Elias backcountry on this Alaska hiking tour. This region is one of the most expansive tracts of wilderness remaining in North America and offers the avid hiker a playground of options for exploring. Travel by bush plane to a remote area with your private guide. Set up your …
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Bear taking a drink
$4,675
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Alaska Bear-Viewing Lodge

4-5 Day Itinerary
  • Watch bears up-close with a guide
  • Spot otters, seals, and foxes
  • Enjoy the rustic comfort of a cabin
Activities:
Land, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Enjoy 4 days in the remote Alaska wilderness bear viewing at Katmai Wilderness Lodge. This remote Alaska lodge experience is a perfect add-on to any Alaska cruise or Alaska tour, offering you the chance to explore the remote Alaska wilderness with experienced guides. Here you find the perfect …
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The Chilko Experience
$4,542
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Chilko Experience Wilderness Lodge

4-8 Day Itinerary
  • Relax in your wilderness hideaway
  • Cruise the┬áChilko River by jet boat
  • Explore backwoods trails┬áby ATV
  • Horseback ride to mountain tops
Activities:
Biking, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Land, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
If George Vanderbilt, founder of the Biltmore Estate, and John Muir, America’s leading naturalist who inspired the US national park system, collaborated to build the ultimate luxury/nature experience for their friends and family, it would be the Chilko Experience. A private seven home $10M …
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Ultimate Alaska
$6,326
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Ultimate Alaska

14 Day Itinerary
  • Hike & camp Alaska's backcountry
  • Kayak & camp near Columbia Glacier
  • Walk and ice climb on Root Glacier
  • Raft down the Kennicott River
Activities:
Camping, Hiking, Land, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Challenging
This two week Alaska trip is designed for the avid adventurer desiring to minimize transit time and maximize remote active experiences while on vacation in Alaska. Hike Alaska's remote and unspoiled wilderness area of Wrangell - St. Elias National Park on a multi-day basecamp and hiking tour. …
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Out on the lake
$2,151
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Kenai Backcountry Lodge

3 Day Itinerary
  • Travel deep into Kenai backcountry
  • Raft the Kenai River to the lodge
  • Set out on hikes and spot wildlife
Activities:
Land, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Spend three nights in the backcountry at an Alaskan wilderness lodge located inside the Kenai Wildlife Refuge. Navigate the waters of the Kenai River between the Kenai Riverside Lodge and the Kenai Backcountry Lodge on a full day rafting trip. Keep your eyes peeled for the moose, bear, caribou, and …
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Kayaking Valdez
$1,409
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Kayak Alaska

6 Day Itinerary
  • Kayak by a large tidewater glacier
  • Explore Heather Bay and the glacier
  • Spot seals and sea otters
  • Paddle to see a sea lion colony
Activities:
Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Land
Activity Level:
Moderate
Travel south to Valdez, Alaska for this remote kayaking and camping adventure. Explore Prince William Sound and Heather Bay as you paddle around some pristine scenery filled with wildlife. Paddle up to the largest tidewater glacier in Prince William Sound, the Columbia Glacier. Keep your eyes …
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Sunrise over Crown Point at Columbia River
$4,499
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Clarkston to Vancouver

9 Day Itinerary aboard American Empress
  • Explore Astoria
  • Experience the Pacific Northwest
  • Enjoy Pacific Northwest wineries
  • Participate in luxury wine tasting
Starts / Ends:
Astoria / Clarkston
Activities:
Biking, Kayaking, River Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the best of the Pacific Northwest on this 9-day voyage from Clarkston to Vancouveraboard American Empress. Embark on a river cruise to see that the natural world is alive here – unlike anywhere else on earth – and through historic sites and locks and dams, it flows. Sea lions …
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Bus ride into Denali National Park. Photo Courtesy of Camp Denali
$3,860
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Camp Denali Lodge

4-8 Day Itinerary
  • Learn abut Denali's ecosystems
  • Walk or hike with your local guide
  • View caribou, bear, & wolves
  • Canoe & bike options available
Activities:
Fishing, Hiking, Land, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Located 90 miles within Denali National Park in the shadow of Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley), Camp Denali Lodge are unique wilderness retreats for those seeking an in-depth experience in the sub-arctic.Camp Denali cabins offer the comfort of a cozy cabin or lodge making for a great base camp to …
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Explore historic New Orleans
$5,999
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Minneapolis to New Orleans

16 Day Itinerary aboard American Queen
  • Enjoy musical history in Memphis
  • Admire the diversity of New Orleans
  • Discover St. Louis, Missouri
  • Explore the arts in Minneapolis, MN
  • Learn about Civil War history
Starts / Ends:
Minneapolis / New Orleans
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Watch landscapes, cultures and even language transform as you cruise along the Mississippi river from Minneapolis to New Orleans aboard the American Queen. Board this 16-day cruise to sail nearly the full length of the mighty Mississippi. Along the way, visit historic port cities and laid-back …
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$2,799
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New Orleans to Memphis

9 Day Itinerary aboard American Duchess
  • Discover St. Francisville
  • Experience the music of Memphis
  • Learn the history of Vicksburg
  • Explore vibrant New Orleans
Starts / Ends:
New Orleans / Memphis
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Lower Mississippi River has stories to share – a legacy that flows from Memphis to the Gulf of Mexico. Embark on more than just a cruise, and return with more than memories: experience, understanding, an enlightened perspective. Explore the American South and discover all the great sights …
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Sunrise over Crown Point at Columbia River
$4,499
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Vancouver to Clarkston

Vancouver to Clarkston - 9 Day Itinerary aboard American Empress
  • Explore Astoria
  • Experience the Pacific Northwest
  • Jet boat through Hells Canyon
  • Discover the Lewis & Clark journey
Starts / Ends:
Astoria / Clarkston
Activities:
Biking, Kayaking, River Cruises, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the best of the Pacific Northwest on this 9-day voyage from Vancouver, Washington to Clarkston, Washington aboard American Empress. Sail the Columbia and Snake rivers to explore the region's stunning coast, lush rainforests, and scenic mountains. Discover incredible hiking, biking, and …
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Visit historic St. Louis
$3,599
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St. Louis to Minneapolis

9 Day Itinerary aboard American Countess
  • Explore the culture of St. Louis
  • See Mark Twains hometown, Hannibal
  • Relax in laid-back La Crosse
  • Admire local artwork in Red Wing
Starts / Ends:
St. Louis / Red Wing
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the country and river that inspired Mark Twain, the pen name of the famed American novelist Samuel Clemens. From St. Louis, Missouri, cruise north along the magnificent Mississippi River towards Minneapolis. Explore port towns such as Hannibal, Missouri, the birthplace of Mark Twain, and …
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Hiking Glacier Ridge
$15,430
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Alaska Wilderness Lodges

7 Day Itinerary
  • Kayak or canoe on Winterlake
  • Helicopter to nearby mountains
  • Deepsea fish for salmon & halibut
Activities:
Cooking Class, Fishing, Helicopter Tour, Hiking, Kayaking, Land, Wilderness Lodge
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore two unique and remote Alaska wilderness lodges on this all inclusive Alaska wilderness experience. Fly by float plane to the remote Winterlake Lodge and Tutka Bay for exploring by helicopter and float plane, including fishing, hiking, kayaking, and wildlife spotting. Enjoy yoga, …
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Kayaking with friends
$554
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Kayak Valdez

3 Day Itinerary
  • Spend 2 days on guided kayak tours
  • Kayak to Columbia Glacier
  • Paddle Duck Flats spotting birdlife
Activities:
Kayaking, Land
Activity Level:
Moderate
This short kayaking tour in Valdez, Alaska offers a good introduction to Prince William Sound for the traveler with a tight budget or short on time. Spend your nights at the Best Western in Valdez and enjoy two guided group kayak tours in the area. The first takes you to Duck Flats near Valdez …
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Fireweed blooms before majestic Denali
$4,495
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Denali and Talkeetna Wilderness Rail Adventure

7 Day Itinerary
  • Explore Denali National Park
  • Visit Alaska Native Heritage Center
  • Hike, fly fish or mountain bike
  • Discover historic Talkeetna
Starts / Ends:
Anchorage / Anchorage
Activities:
Fishing, Helicopter Tour, Land, Urban Exploration, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This fully-escorted Denali National Park and Talkeetna exploration stays true to the spirit of adventure. Put your boots to the ground and experience an unmatched, up-close, and hands-on 7-day experience in Alaska's interior. Travel by bus and first class rail as you travel cabin to rustic …
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Visit the community of Wrangell, Alaska
$5,499
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Vancouver to Sitka

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Victory
  • Explore Canadian Passage
  • Visit Fiordland
  • Discover Ketchikan
  • Enjoy Misty Fjords
Starts / Ends:
Vancouver, BC / Sitka
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the stunning coast of British Columbia and Alaska on this 12-day Authentic Alaska expedition cruise between Vancouver, BC and Sitka, AK aboard Ocean Victory. Along the way, cruise the Inside Passage, Baranof Island's Waterfall Coast, and Tracy Arm Fjord, and explore Ketchikan, Wrangell, …
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