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INN-BASED TOURS

Inn-based Trips

On our inn-based hiking tours you can focus 100% on the trekking experience while we take care of everything else. Your only "job" is absorbing and enjoying all the destination of your choice has to offer - its breathtaking views, challenging and fulfilling days of hiking, awe-inspiring natural and cultural history, wildlife, and unique natural wonders.

You'll hike by day and at night sleep in cabins, hotels, lodges, homestays, huts (Iceland), refugios (Patagonia) or teahouses (Nepal). The character and amenities of these accommodations vary significantly by destination and trip, some being quite elaborate and others being very basic. Some of our tours feature a mix of camping and lodging. To have a room to yourself, where available, please take note of the single room supplements.

Give us a call at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) to learn more about any of our Inn-based hiking tours!

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Arizona
Grand Canyon Hiking Tours and Backpacking Trips

Explore the Grand Canyon through unforgettable hiking experiences combined with comfortable lodging, great meals and exceptional service!

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Sedona Hiking Tours and Backpacking Trips

Enjoy the best hikes in Sedona along with cozy Southwest lodging, unique Sedona experiences, expert guides, and wonderful Arizona cuisine!

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California
Yosemite Hiking Tours and Backpacking Trips

Hike among Yosemite's massive granite domes, giant trees, glacial-carved valleys, and thundering waterfalls on our Yosemite inn-based hiking tours!

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Death Valley Hiking Tours and Backpacking Trips

With sand dunes, canyons, desert oases, wildlife, and amazing Native American and mining history, we celebrate the best of Death Valley.

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Joshua Tree Hiking Tours and Backpacking Trips

Explore a land of granite monoliths, otherworldly landscapes, unique desert forests, and spectacular camping and hiking!

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Canada
Canadian Rockies Hiking Tours

Experience the best of the Canadian Rockies: stunning mountain views, alpine lakes, glaciers, wildlife and world-class trekking!

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Colorado
Inn-based Colorado Hikes

Enjoy amazing hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park that allow you to fully immerse yourself in the majesty of the Rockies while hiking with just a light day pack and enjoying wonderful lodging!

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Ecuador
Ecuador Treks

Embark on a trekking adventure into the towering volcanoes, rich mountain farmlands, and fascinating native cultures of Ecuador!

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European Alps
European Alps Trekking Tours

Explore Europe's towering Alps in Italy, France and Switzerland - enjoy world-class mountain hiking, amazing accommodations, and European cuisine!

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Iceland
Iceland Hiking Tours

Enjoy a spectacular Iceland hut-based backpacking trip on which we carry our own supplies between huts. Pack weights are 20-30 pounds.

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Iceland Hiking Tours

Experience Iceland's unbelievable landscapes with greater comfort, as vehicles transport our supplies between huts. Pack weights are 5-10 pounds.)

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Iceland Hiking Tours

Experience Iceland's unbelievable combination of volcanoes, glaciers, geysers, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, and rainbow colored landscapes!

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Montana & Wyoming
Yellowstone Hiking Tours and Backpacking Trips

Discover Yellowstone's pristine backcountry geysers, thermals, waterfalls, and wildlife on a Yellowstone inn-based hiking tour!

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Nepal
Nepal Himalaya Hiking Tours

Hike through the land of giants in Nepal's Himalayas! Trek below towering snow-capped peaks, visit remote villages, have an adventure of a lifetime!

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New Zealand
New Zealand Hiking Tours

Explore the wonders of the South Island of New Zealand on a hut-based or lodge-based hiking tour! Stay is unique and perfectly situated accommodations!

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North Carolina
Great Smoky Mountains Inn-based Hiking Tours

Spend days hiking through lush mountains with profound history, incredible biodiversity, stunning beauty, rustic lodging and panoramic views!

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Asheville Inn-based Hiking Tours

Explore the heart of the Appalachians on an inn-based tour in the National Forests around Asheville, North Carolina. This is "Last of the Mohicans" country!

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Patagonia (Chile)
Patagonia Hiking Tours

Patagonia is a wonderland of towering alpine spires, pristine lakes, fascinating wildlife, and pristine wilderness - a hikers paradise!

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Peru
Peru Hiking Tours and Treks

Explore stunning mountain ranges, glaciated high country, ancient Inca Trails and ruins, and wonderful cultures on Peru Treks!

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Utah
Zion Natioanl Park Hiking Tours

Zion National Park is a hiking paradise with towering rock features, deep canyons, spring-fed creeks and fascinating history!

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Bryce Canyon Hiking Tours

Bryce Canyon is an other-worldly landscape of crimson-colored pinnacles ("hoodoos"), phenomenal views, amphitheaters and more!

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Grand Staircase-Escalante Hiking & Backpacking

The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument features some of Utah's best off-the-beaten-path hiking and backpacking opportunities!

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Arches & Canyonlands Hiking Tours

Moab is the heart of Utah's eastern Canyon Country, with Arches and Canyonlands out its backdoor - hike the best of Moab: Arches & Canyonlands!

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Vermont
Vermont Hiking Tour

Experience Vermont's amazing fall colors display on a lodge-based eco-tour of the famous Long Trail through stunning Northeast mountains.

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Vietnam
Vietnam Sapa Hiking Tours

Experience Northern Vietnam's amazing Sapa region on a trek through remote villages, rice paddies, jungles and high mountains!

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Washington State
Inn-based Olympic Hikes

Enjoy amazing hikes in Olympic National Park that allow you to fully immerse yourself in the majesty of these coastal mountains while hiking with just a light day pack and enjoying wonderful lodging!

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Inn-based Rainier Hikes

Enjoy amazing hikes on Mount Rainier that allow you to fully immerse yourself in the grandeur of this towering volcano while hiking with just a light day pack and enjoying wonderful lodging!

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More Trip Styles

Guided Backpacking Tours
Backpacking Trips

Hike deep into the wilderness with everything you need in your backpack (provided by us). Experience breathtaking scenery, camp under the stars, enjoy fantastic backcountry cuisine prepared by your guide, watch for wildlife, learn about the fascinating natural and cultural history of the area you're in, and challenge yourself physically. Trips include nearly all the gear, meals, local transportation and a professional backpacking guide.

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stock supported hikes
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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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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