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Guides' Choice Trips

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Guides Choice trips are the trips that guides most enjoy leading in each category of destination and trip style (i.e. there is one Guides Choice trip for Grand Canyon inn-based tours, for Grand Canyon backpacking trips, for Grand Canyon day hikes...etc.) They are the trips that guides would likely choose for personal outings, and tend to not be the "classics," although sometimes they are.

Trips become guide favorites for a variety of reasons. First, and most importantly, they consistently impress guests. As the saying goes "happy guests, happy guide." Second, they often offer higher levels of solitude. Third, the guides see them as the best option in each category - they are the trips they would recommend to their friends and family. Last but not least, they have so much going for them in terms of scenery, adventure, variety, and opportunities for natural/cultural interpretation, that guides enjoy leading them again and again.

Feel free to call us at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) with any questions or to book a spot on any of these trips today!

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European Alps
Italian Alps Hiking Tours

The European Alps have one Guides Choice Trip, which is a stunning inn to inn trek around the Mont Blanc massic, Tour du Mont Blanc.

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Stock/Porter Trips

Experience the adventurous backcountry of America's national parks and wilderness areas with the added joy of hiking with only a light day pack! Let porters, llamas or pack mules carry the gear so you can maximize your enjoyment while hiking and enjoy more elaborate backcountry meals! Trips include all camping gear, meals, a professional hiking guide, and porters, llamas or mules to carry the supplies.

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basecamp hiking and camping tours
Basecamp Trips

Our basecamp tours are adventurous hiking trips that take you deep into the wilderness on challenging day hikes and return you to a comfortable, vehicle-accessible camp each afternoon for showers and exceptional meals around a campfire! These trips are excellent options for people who want a memorable outdoor experience with fantastic hiking and also access to showers, cold drinks, perishable foods...etc. Trips include local transportation, camping gear, meals, park entrance fees, and a professional hiking guide.

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inn-based hiking tours
Inn-based Tours

Hike your national park(s) of choice in style! Join us for an unforgettable hiking vacation featuring a variety of adventurous forays into the wilderness each day with cozy lodging and charming restaurant meals each night. Learn about the amazing natural and cultural history of the area and challenge yourself on exceptional hikes. Trips include local transportation, lodging, meals, park entrance fees and a professional hiking guide.

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day hike tours
Day Hike Tours

Make the most of your day at the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite or Rocky Mountain National Park on a guided day hike! Learn about the amazing natural and cultural history of the area, enjoy the peace of mind that results from hiking with a local expert, let us take care of the gear and food, and hear amazing stories that have taken place in the Park. All hikes include use of a backpack, trekking poles and crampons (Grand Canyon in winter); snacks and lunch; and a professional hiking guide.

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