Whether it’s music and culture or landscapes and wildlife, family-run Collette leads tantalising tours through the Americas to satisfy itchy feet.
It’s time to log out and switch off, throwing itinerary planning to the wind. On an inclusive guided tour with Collette, expert guides will open your eyes leading sensory multiday journeys.
Of their 160+ tours across all continents, these are some of our favourites in The Americas...
Lake deep, mountain high
On the 13-night America’s National Parks & Denver tour you’ll be travelling through six national parks, to include the Grand Canyon and geyser-steaming Yellowstone. Find yourself lake-cruising for breakfast and photographing the striated formations of Zion National Park during sublime canyon ambles. Inhale the fresh air while river rafting at Jackson Hole. Meet the ‘presidents’ at Mount Rushmore. And dine with First Nations locals on this magnificent tour of the American West. Culminating in the Rocky Mountain National Park and the ‘mile high city’ of Denver will leave you enthralled.
Music to the ears
Your pinkies will snap and your toes will tap on the 7-night America’s Music Cities tour. Immersed in the nation’s musical hotspots, rock ‘n’ roll, country, jazz and blues will put the boogie back into your bones. In New Orleans, strike up conversations with the chefs of Cajun and Creole cuisine, and go behind the scenes at Mardi Gras World to meet the craftspeople that fashion the floats and costumes. In Memphis, lace up your blue suede shoes for a tour of Elvis’ Graceland, before a distillery pours you a Tennessee whiskey. You’ll then exhaust your vocal chords honouring the country music greats at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry. Yee-haw!
Hogans and hoodoos
On the 7-night Canyon Country tour, find yourself tiptoeing through Kaibab National Forest where wild elk roam. At sacred Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, you’ll befriend Navajo locals at their traditional Hogan huts. When you reach Hoodoo-carved Bryce Canyon National Park, marvel at striking Antelope Canyon that lights up every Instagram feed. A visit to the Zion Human History Museum will inform you about the area’s indigenous people and the region’s fascinating geology. You’ll then head for the dazzle of Las Vegas.
Magical and mysterious, the 10-night Peru: Ancient Land of Mysteries tour will transfix. Choo-choo to Machu Picchu, looking forward to a nourishing farm-to-fork luncheon that’ll please your palate. When creativity strikes, a living museum experience will teach you the art of Andean fabric-making. There will be time to peruse a village market, and you’ll be captivated watching deft hands create ceramic wares. Go prepared: you’ll need spare camera batteries on this colourful cultural tour.
Costa Rican wonders
If you choose the 8-night Tropical Costa Rica tour, prepare for steamy canopied forests, plummeting waterfalls and wondrous wildlife. You’ll rejoice in nature at the Cano Negro wetland where you’ll canoe to spot otters and turtles. Beckoning will be your wallowing in minerals at the therapeutic hot springs. It’ll loosen your neck ready to crane up at Costa Rica’s active Arenal Volcano. Coffee lovers will delight on a plantation tour of their beloved bean, while botanists will direct their noses towards topiaries and nurseries. And then there are the 30 metre-tall trees at the cloud forest. Just breathe it all in…