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Live one of the below 62 unique North America cultural experiences for 2024 or 2025. Visit villages and experience local cuisine with a local English speaking guide on your own private tour or small group guided tour. Discover unique local cultures on trips that include activities like village visits, cruises, wildlife viewing, whale watching, and hiking and cost from $2,160 for experiences of 5 to 27 days. Tell us about your ideal North America cultural trip and our North America experts will help you plan every detail of your next trip.
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Watching bears near the lodge
$12,841
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Birds, Bears & Belugas

8 Day Itinerary
  • Arctic wildlife viewing
  • Taste tundra-inspired cuisine
  • See the aurora borealis at night
  • Learn about Arctic ecosystems
  • Look for beluga whales in the bay
  • ATV tours exploring the coast
Starts / Ends:
Winnipeg / Winnipeg
Activities:
Photography Seminars, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Join on an extraordinary adventure in the heart of the Canadian North as you immerse yourself in the raw beauty and untamed wilderness of Hudson Bay in Northern Manitoba, Canada. Get ready to explore natural wonders, fascinating wildlife, and breathtaking landscapes. While staying in a luxury …
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Polar bear viewing
$12,357
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Great Ice Bear

7 Day Itinerary
  • Capture photos of Arctic wildlife
  • Learn about Arctic ecosystems
  • See the historic port of Churchill
  • Enjoy guided ecotour activities
  • See the aurora borealis at night
  • Try Tundra cuisine
Starts / Ends:
Winnipeg / Winnipeg
Activities:
Northern Lights, Photography Seminars, Village Visits, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Set out on a rugged and remote Arctic region of Canada, join this 7-day Great Ice Bear Safari Tour, an ideal way to encounter and photograph bears on snow and ice and clear nights with excellent chances for northern lights photography. Located at Dymond Lake Ecolodge, Hudson Bay, Canada, capturing …
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Kayaking with Belugas
$13,855
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Arctic Discovery

9 Day Itinerary
  • Hiking along the tundra
  • Visit Manitoba Museum
  • Learn about Arctic ecosystems
  • Enjoy guided ecotour activities
  • View the arctic night sky
  • Visit Churchill and meet with local
  • Kayaking with beluga whales
Starts / Ends:
Winnipeg / Winnipeg
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
On this 9-day Arctic Discovery tour, visit the Manitoba Museum in Winnipeg, where you will learn about the Arctic wildlife up close and personal in their natural habitat and the history of southern Hudson Bay and the Arctic region. Enjoy daily guided activities like hiking across the tundra to view …
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View the iconic arch when you visit St. Louis, gateway to the west
$12,999
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America’s Great River

St. Paul to New Orleans - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Mississippi
  • Explore St. Louis' arts scene
  • Enjoy American music styles
  • Learn Civil War history
  • Experience New Orleans' culture
  • Visit the Quad Cities
Starts / Ends:
St. Paul / New Orleans
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the history, natural beauty, and distinctive regional cultures of America's great river, the mighty Mississippi, on this 15-day cruise aboard Viking Mississippi. Set sail from St. Paul, Minnesota, and venture south toward New Orleans, Louisiana. Along the way, visit small towns and …
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Whale watching in Alaska
$7,200
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Inside Passage & Glacier Bay Wilderness Cruise

13 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Explorer
  • Enjoy Canada’s Inside Passages
  • Visit Glacier Bay National Park
  • Discover LeConte Bay
  • Watch for whales at Frederick Sound
Starts / Ends:
Seattle / Juneau
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover a wilderness beyond the expected on a 13-day Alaskan journey through Inside Passages and Glacier Bay National Park. Enjoy adventure activities in the San Juan Islands, Tongass National Forest, and Misty Fjords National Monument. Learn more about the Native culture and Pacific …
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Polar Bear viewing in the lodge
$14,634
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Arctic Safari

9 Day Itinerary
  • Discover Canadian Arctic region
  • Experience camping in barren lands
  • See Arctic wildlife
  • Enjoy nature trekking with expert
  • See the aurora borealis at night
  • Visit Churchill and iconic landmark
  • Learn from an expert photographer
Starts / Ends:
Winnipeg / Winnipeg
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Camping, Hiking, Northern Lights, Photography Seminars, Village Visits, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Spend your week on this 9-day Arctic Safari tour, a uniquely Canadian Arctic adventure, as you explore camping in the vast Barren Lands on a private expedition. Experience the remote wilderness near Tundra Camp, including camping in the Barren Lands, exploring the ancient caribou migration grounds, …
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Calm waters disturbed only by the flick of a whale's tail
$2,970
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Wild Alaska Escape: Haines, the Inian Islands, and Tracy Arm Fjord

Sitka - Juneau - 6 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Sea Lion
  • Journey by kayak into dramatic bays
  • Raft the Chilkat River with guides
  • See Haines by raft, bike, or foot
  • View glaciers and icebergs
Starts / Ends:
Sitka / Juneau
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the National Geographic Sea Lion on this 6-day cruise to explore Alaska on an active expedition to see the region’s iconic wildlife and epic landscapes in a compact timeframe. Enjoy hikes on world-class trails through forests of towering trees, kayak deep into glacially-carved fjords, …
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Visit historic Memphis, Tennessee
$5,499
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Heart of the Delta

New Orleans to Memphis - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Mississippi
  • Enjoy the music of Memphis
  • Get a taste of Cajun cuisine
  • Discover Civil War history
  • See the historic homes of Natchez
Starts / Ends:
New Orleans / Memphis
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Immerse yourself in the history and heritage of the Mississippi River on this 12-day voyage from New Orleans to Memphis. Soak up the rich French and Acadian cultures that infuse the Lower Mississippi, and be inspired by the stories of famed musicians and Civil Rights heroes. Savor delicious Cajun …
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A mother polar bear and her young relax on the Arctic landscape
$13,995
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Out of the Northwest Passage

17 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Travel the NW Passage Route
  • Enjoy Inuit hospitality
  • Visit Franklin Expedition graves
  • View Arctic wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Kugluktuk / Kangerlussuaq
Activities:
Hiking, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a captivating 17-day Arctic expedition, beginning in Kugluktuk, Canada. Discover the enchanting Kitikmeot Region over the next three days, embracing its awe-inspiring landscapes and immersing yourself in the local culture. Witness the pristine beauty of Prince Regent Inlet on day five, …
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Tutka Bay hiking
$8,900
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Tutka Bay Wilderness Lodge

4-8 Day Itinerary
  • Fish the deep sea for salmon
  • Visit Katmai National Park
  • Kayak around Tutka Bay
  • Tour an oyster farm in Sedovia
Activities:
Fishing, Kayaking, Land Tours, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the Alaskan wilderness on this 4-day stay at Tutka Bay Wilderness Lodge. Arrive in Homer and water taxi across the bay. Be sure to keep your eyes open for humpback whales, orca whales, and baby sea otters. Take guided adventures each day including deep sea fishing, visiting Katmai National …
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Bear in the lodge
$13,035
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Polar Bear Photo Safari

7 Day Itinerary
  • Capture photos of polar bears & cub
  • See the aurora borealis at night
  • Learn about Arctic ecosystems
  • Discover Canadian Arctic wildlife
  • Tunda Cuisine
  • Peak photo sessions
Starts / Ends:
Winnipeg / Winnipeg
Activities:
Hiking, Northern Lights, Photography Seminars, Village Visits, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Set out on a rugged and remote Arctic location, this 7-day or 8-day Polar Bear Photo Safari Tour offers an ideal way to photograph bears on snow and ice and clear nights with excellent chances for northern lights photography. Located at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge, Hudson Bay, Canada, it caters to the …
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Midnight sun light, Ilulissat
$13,995
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Into the Northwest Passage

17 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Visit ancient sites and villages
  • Meet the stunning Arctic wildlife
  • Experience Inuit culture first hand
  • Explore the Ilulissat Icefjord
Starts / Ends:
Kangerlussuaq / Kugluktuk
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail the heart of the Northwest Passage in comfort aboard the ice-strengthened Ocean Endeavour. On this 17-day journey, experience quaint villages, dramatic fjords, and calving glaciers of Greenland. Then, cross the Davis Strait, and pay respects at the Franklin Expedition graves at Beechey Island. …
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Wander through the historic French Quarter
$3,999
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New Orleans & Southern Charms

8 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Mississippi
  • Enjoy Cajun and Creole cuisine
  • Indulge in New Orleans' music
  • Learn the history of Vicksburg
  • See the historic homes of Natchez
Starts / Ends:
New Orleans / New Orleans
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Lower Mississippi overflows with charm, history and hospitality. Wander historic estates, and visit notable Civil War sites. Explore the bustling French-influenced port cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Sway to the tempos of Dixieland jazz, gospel and blues. Savor gourmet Cajun and Creole …
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Alaska wildlife tours and brown bear fishing for salmon
$6,100
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Alaska's Glacier Country

8 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Quest
  • Explore Glacier Bay National Park
  • Discover orca and humpback whales
  • Enjoy wildlife viewing
  • Admire Alaska's natural beauty
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day cruise aboard Safari Quest gives an in-depth exploration of Alaska. Snug-in your kayak, visit the remote bays off of Icy Strait or join the team on a skiff to watch sea lions play. Have your binoculars ready, and look for puffins, Guillemots, gulls, snoozing sea lions, bears, mountain …
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Aerial view of Juneau, Alaska
$6,300
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Inside Passage & Glacier Bay

13 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Legacy
  • Enjoy Canada’s Inside Passages
  • Visit Glacier Bay National Park
  • Discover LeConte Bay
  • Watch for whales at Frederick Sound
Starts / Ends:
Seattle / Juneau
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Thirteen days take you through the inside passages and Glacier Bay National Park plus remote wilderness, Native culture, and history. Enjoy adventure activities in the San Juan Islands, Tongass National Forest, and Misty Fjords National Monument. Discover more about Native American culture and the …
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Viking settlement, Anse-aux-Meadows
$6,695
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Newfoundland Circumnavigation

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Visit Newfoundland´s remote reaches
  • Hike phenomenal landscapes
  • Travel with naturalists & musicians
  • Visit an antique Viking settelement
Starts / Ends:
St. John's / St. John's
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the lively culture and dramatic scenery of Newfoundland on this 11-day cruise starting and ending in historic St. John´s. Enjoy daily expedition stops and community visits, stop at Red Bay's Basque Whaling Station, learn about the Viking history, and enjoy a taste of the …
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Get up close to amazing glaciers in Alaska
$7,100
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Majestic Alaska

Sitka to Vancouver - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Explore the Inside Passage
  • Observe whales and grizzly bears
  • Discover Tsimshian people in Alaska
  • Visit traditional villages
Starts / Ends:
Sitka / Vancouver, BC
Activities:
Spa Relaxation, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover Alaska and set sail on an 11-day expedition cruise aboard the Le Soleal. Immerse yourself in the heart of Alaska's grandiose nature, where the history of its populations is still being written. Explore local communities such as Elfin Cove, Petersburg, and the Kwakwaka'wakw and …
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Look for whales in Alaska
$5,870
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Emblematic Alaska: Sitka to Vancouver

Sitka, Alaska - Vancouver - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Sail through Johnstone Strait
  • Spot humpback whales & orcas
  • Discover Tsimshian people in Alaska
  • Admire Dawes glacier & Endicott Arm
Starts / Ends:
Sitka / Vancouver, BC
Activities:
Spa Relaxation, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 9-day adventure cruise on Le Soleal and explore Alaska's breathtaking landscapes, dense forests, and abundant wildlife. Immerse yourself in the lush temperate rainforests, where you can observe a variety of species such as brown bears, sea otters, Steller sea lions, and bald eagles. …
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