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Discover United States in 2026 on one of these trips hand selected by the travel experts at Adventure Life. Select any of the below 36 top-rated trips where you will explore Anchorage, Petersburg, Natchez, Vicksburg, and Haines with an exceptional bilingual guide on a small group or customizable private tour. The most popular things to do in United States in are cruises, wildlife viewing, wildlife & safari exploration, small ship cruises, and river cruises. Our United States trips in 2026 range in price from $1,427 to $113,390 for trips of 5 to 23 days. Contact one of Adventure Life's expert United States trip planners for help planning a seamless experience.
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Spot the Northern Lights. Credit Arturo Polo Ena.
$12,500
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Remote Alaska Adventure

5 Day Itinerary
  • Adventure on flight-safari tours
  • Stay in comfortable cabins
  • Spot a variety of wildlife
  • Adventure on foot, by kayak, or ski
Activities:
Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Land, Skiing, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Ultima Thule Lodge combines the wild adventure of an Alaska wilderness lodge with all the creature comforts expected with high-end hotels. Add in the daily plane safari adventures and the customized experiences for groups of just two people, and you will find yourself feeling like family at this …
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Ridge hike
$6,358
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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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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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Kayaking in Hawaii's lava tubes.
$5,900
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Hawaiian Seascapes

8 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Explorer
  • Enjoy a paŹ»ina and jam session
  • Take part in exploration activities
  • Visit the Puu Waawaa Sanctuary
  • Snorkel among coral gardens
  • Explore the island history
Starts / Ends:
Molokai / Kailua Kona
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark the Safari Explorer to discover gems of the Hawaiian Islands! On this 8-day voyage, partake in unparalleled snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, beach-combing, and skiff excurisons. Visit a plumeria farm, one of Hawaii's longest beaches, and discover island history at the …
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Ultimate Alaska
$8,972
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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
$2,472
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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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Fireweed blooms before majestic Denali
$5,600
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Denali and Talkeetna Wilderness Rail Adventure

7 Day Itinerary
  • Explore Denali National Park
  • Guided hikes and kayak excursions
  • Wildlife Encounters
  • Discover historic Talkeetna
Starts / Ends:
Anchorage / Anchorage
Activities:
Helicopter Tours, Hiking, Kayaking, Urban Exploration, 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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Kayaking in Aialik Bay
$3,447
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Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge

5 Day Itinerary
  • Cozy log cabins offer glacier views
  • Explore by canoe, kayak, and boat
  • Spot wildlife and stunning glaciers
Starts / Ends:
Anchorage / Anchorage
Activities:
Kayaking, Land Tours, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Travel to the Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge - the only lodge exclusively located within the Kenai Fjords National Park boundaries. Spend three days here exploring this Alaskan glacial paradise as you beachcomb, boat, canoe and kayak throughout the bays spotting wildlife and enjoying a remote Alaska …
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Kenai Riverside Lodge
$1,426
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Kenai River Retreat

3 Day Itinerary
  • Stay in old pioneer Alaska cabins
  • Spot wildlife from your cabin deck
  • Adventure out by raft or go fishing
Activities:
Fishing, Hiking, Land, Wilderness Lodge
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Spend two nights and three days exploring the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge in the Chugach Mountains. Extend your stay for more time in the remote Alaska wilderness, or connect with another lodge to fully explore the Kenai Peninsula on your Alaska trip. The Kenai Riverside offers its guests the …
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Get up close to amazing glaciers in Alaska
$8,965
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Alaskan Explorer Cruise

Juneau Roundtrip - 12 Day Itinerary aboard American Constellation
  • Explore Juneau
  • Experience Inside Passage
  • Discover Glacier Bay National Park
  • Explore Haines
Starts / Ends:
Juneau / Juneau
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 12-day cruise to and from Juneau aboard the American Constellation. Discover historical sites, breathtaking scenery, and vibrant ports on this Southern Alaska and Inside Passage adventure. Admire the wonders of nature as you cruise to Mendenhall Glacier and Tracy Arm Fjord's …
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Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
$7,235
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Hudson River Fall Foliage

New York Roundtrip - 8 Day Itinerary aboard American Glory
  • Visit the Kaaterskill Falls
  • Explore the New York State Museum
  • Enjoy cheese and apple tasting
  • Learn the marine history
Starts / Ends:
New York / New York
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 8-day Hudson River Fall Foliage cruise roundtrip from New York aboard American Glory. Experience the vibrant autumn colors along the Hudson River, surrounded by the Catskill Mountains and Taconic and Berkshire Hills. Explore historic ports of call with guided shore excursions to iconic …
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Beautiful Glacier Bay, Alaska
$6,290
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Southeast Alaska Cruise

Juneau Roundtrip - 9 Day Itinerary aboard American Constellation
  • Explore Juneau
  • Discover Haines
  • Experience Glacier Bay
  • Enjoy Petersburg
Starts / Ends:
Juneau / Juneau
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 9-day Alaskan adventure roundtrip Juneau aboard the American Constellation, offering personalized exploration of unique ports, vibrant culture, and abundant wildlife—cruise through the scenic Inside Passage, visiting beautiful and historic destinations—Marvel at Glacier Bay …
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Visit historic Memphis, Tennessee
$5,190
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Lower Mississippi River Cruise

Memphis - New Orleans - 9 Day Itinerary aboard American Symphony
  • Admire the diversity of New Orleans
  • Discover the cultures of the delta
  • Learn the history of Vicksburg
  • Enjoy the music of Memphis
Starts / Ends:
Memphis / New Orleans
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a captivating 9-day cruise aboard the American Symphonyfrom Memphis to New Orleans, navigating the mighty Mississippi River. Explore Memphis' musical legacy and vibrant culture before cruising through days of enchanting river views. Vicksburg unfolds its Civil War history, Natchez …
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Memphis, Tennesse, USA downtown cityscape at dusk over Beale Street
$5,190
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Lower Mississippi River Cruise

Memphis - New Orleans - 9 Day Itinerary aboard American Melody
  • Admire the diversity of New Orleans
  • Discover the cultures of the delta
  • Learn the history of Vicksburg
  • Enjoy the music of Memphis
Starts / Ends:
Memphis / New Orleans
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a captivating 9-day cruise aboard the American Melodyfrom Memphis to New Orleans, navigating the mighty Mississippi River. Explore Memphis' musical legacy and vibrant culture before cruising through days of enchanting river views. Vicksburg unfolds its Civil War history, Natchez …
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Visit Louisiana's capital city of Baton Rouge
$4,530
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Lower Mississippi River Cruise

Memphis - New Orleans - 9 Day Itinerary aboard American Heritage
  • Admire the diversity of New Orleans
  • Discover the cultures of the delta
  • Learn the history of Vicksburg
  • Enjoy the music of Memphis
Starts / Ends:
Memphis / New Orleans
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a captivating 9-day cruise aboard the American Heritagefrom Memphis to New Orleans, navigating the mighty Mississippi River. Explore Memphis' musical legacy and vibrant culture before cruising through days of enchanting river views. Vicksburg unfolds its Civil War history, Natchez …
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Bald Eagle perched on a tree
$3,123
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Denali Extension

6 Day Itinerary
  • Admire incredible Alaskan scenery
  • Search for grizzly bears and moose
  • Visit unique Alaskan ecosystems
  • Learn the local gold rush history
Starts / Ends:
Anchorage / Fairbanks
Activities:
Fishing, Hiking, Land Tours, Village Visits, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Spend 6 days exploring some of Alaska's most iconic sights from Anchorage to Fairbanks. Designed for those short on time who want to see all the main Alaska highlights, this tour takes advantage of the Alaska Railway system to visit 'must-sees' Anchorage, Denali National Park and …
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Get up close to amazing glaciers in Alaska
$10,620
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Alaska Inside Passage Cruise

Juneau to Seattle - 16 Day Itinerary aboard American Constellation
  • Experience Skagway
  • Witness Glacier Bay National Park
  • Discover Haines
  • Explore Juneau
Starts / Ends:
Juneau / Seattle
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 16-day cruise aboard the American Constellation. Traverse the serene waters of the iconic Inside Passage, passing through a vast array of picturesque islands from Puget Sound in Washington to Alaska's southeastern panhandle. Delve into captivating history, marvel at scenic wonders, …
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Columbia River Gorge
$5,280
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Columbia & Snake Rivers Cruise

Portland - Clarkston - 9 Day Itinerary aboard American Song
  • Explore Astoria's Victorian charm
  • Step ashore in Kalama
  • Discover Richland's scenic trails
  • Cruise the legendary Snake River
Starts / Ends:
Portland / Richland
Activities:
River Cruises, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Experience the 9-day Columbia & Snake Rivers cruise aboard American Song.Encounter the grandeur of Mount Hood and Mount St. Helens. Astoria, the oldest American settlement, offers Victorian charm and Lewis and Clark history. Explore Kalama's Cascade Mountains and Richland's scenic …
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