With forty years of memories from hundreds of thousands of trekkers, TrekAmerica has launched a new microsite designed to capture people’s fondest (and often unbelievable) moments. To celebrate its 40th birthday, the UK’s leading North American adventure specialist is asking its past and present customers to share the highs and the lows in video, pictures and via Twitter @TrekAmerica.
To encourage consumers to get involved, TrekAmerica is also hosting a video competition on the microsite to win a state of the art ‘Trek-proof’ camera and a Facebook competition to win a trip for two on the original Southern Sun trek, including flights. The new microsite already has a special gallery of pictures through the ages from the mullets and beehives to the bobs, curtains and quiffs.
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Nine day Northeastern BLT from £799pp – save £82
Departing 27th October from the New York area, this nine day tour allows you to explore the best of northeastern USA and Canada. Head out of New York to Buffalo and onto Toronto for amazing news of the Niagara Falls. Montreal is next with its European flair followed by two nights in Boston for some great night spots. You will stay in budget hostels chosen for their city centre locations to get you to the heart of the action.
This nine day tour starts from just £799pp – a total saving of £82. Costs include eight nights accommodation, all transportation by private adventure vehicle and services of a TrekAmerica tour leader. Prices including flights start from £1399pp.
Seven day Western Wonder tour from £480pp – save £119
Departing 1st October from San Francisco, this seven day tour gives you a double dose of national park adventure, sandwiched right between two of its most unforgettable cities – San Francisco and Los Angeles. We promise canyons, casinos and cacti, and the iconic Route 66.
This seven day tour starts from just £480pp – a total saving of £119. Costs include four nights camping and equipment, all transportation by private adventure vehicle and services of a TrekAmerica tour leader. Prices including flight start from £1229pp.
21 days Southern Sun tour from £1040pp – save £259
Departing 19th September from Los Angeles, this 21 day tour takes you from west to east finishing in New York. Exhilarating activities on the trek include whitewater rafting, horseback riding and hiking. You can also experience the fast paced East, the slow moving South and the laidback West in one trip and don’t forget about the famous nightlife of New Orleans and Las Vegas.
The 21 day tour starts from just £1040pp – a total saving of £259. Costs include 16 nights camping and equipment (except sleeping bag), all transportation costs by private adventure vehicle and services of a professional bilingual tour leader. Prices including flights start from £1779.
Ten day Canyon Adventure tour from £801pp – Save £88
Departing 28th September from Las Vegas, this ten day tour offers a wide range of outdoor activities in some of the most spectacular settings in the Southwest. Explore, experience and discover the Real America in the incomparable canyonlands of Arizona and Utah including two nights at the Grand Canyon; plus a once in a lifetime overnight whitewater rafting trip down the Colorado River.
The ten day tour starts from just £801pp – a total saving of £88. Costs include nine nights camping and equipment, all transportation by private adventure vehicle and services of a TrekAmerica tour leader. Prices including flights start from £1619pp.
The 10 day Yucatan Peninsula tour starts from £704pp – a total saving of £145. Costs include nine night’s accommodation, all transportation by private adventure vehicle and services of a professional bilingual tour leader. Prices including flights start from £1,589pp.
Ten days in Mexico’s Yucutan Peninsula from £704pp – save £175
Departing 22nd September 2012, explore the ancient Mayan ruins, snorkel along pristine Caribbean beaches and hike to lush jungle waterfalls on this fully accommodated adventure throughout Mexico’s amazing Yucatan Peninsula.
Louise Hughes, Head of Marketing at TrekAmerica, said: “The nature of the TrekAmerica small group adventures means people are always coming to us and telling us about their amazing stories and they never get boring. We have been storing them up for years and finally we are able to share these with the world – but we also want more. Our fortieth anniversary is about sharing these life-changing moments.”
Love is already featuring highly on the newly launched microsite as three people have shared their stories of love-at-first-trek leading to proposals, weddings, cats and a whole new generation.
Other key moments include the introduction of tours to Canada is 1980, the launch of its first ever website in 1997, the first tours to South America in 2005, moving into Facebook in 2006 and then the launch of its own social network, TrekAmerica Live, in 2010.
To get involved in TrekAmerica’s celebrations visit www.trekamerica.co.uk/trekis40