Luxury Travel Specialist Rachel Cooper


Sabbaticals Specialist

A black bear spotted in a meadow in British Columbia


Your adventure begins in the cosmopolitan waterfront city of Vancouver where you will take a magical seaplane flight over to Vancouver Island. Here a world of astonishing wildlife and outdoor adventures await in the extraordinary wilderness resort of Clayoquot.

  • Seek out black bears, humpback whales and sea lions on a thrilling RIB safari through Clayoquot Sound
  • Ramp up the adventure with canyoning, mountain biking, kayaking or rock climbing
  • Sleep in luxurious African-style safari tents and dine like kings on the freshest farm-to-table cuisine
Golden gate bridge shrouded in mist in San Francisco


Fly to San Francisco for hypnotic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and perhaps an Escape From Alcatraz experience. You will then pick up your oversized SUV for the start of your American road trip, beginning in stunning Yosemite.

  • Follow in the footsteps of America’s most notorious criminals with a visit to Alcatraz
  • Ride the iconic San Francisco tram to Chinatown – the oldest and largest Chinatown in North America
  • Go hiking in the Yosemite National Park, taking in wonders such as El Capitán, the Yosemite Falls and the giant sequoias in Mariposa Grove
Bixby Bridge in California's Monterey County


Exhilarated by the redwood forests and cascading waterfalls of Yosemite, begin your iconic journey along the coast, stopping at leisure in some of the storied seaside towns of the American Riviera before eventually joining the unforgettable Highway 1 to Los Angeles.

  • Taste world-class Californian wines in the Carmel Valley, and spot dolphins and whales in Moss Landing
  • Race through the dunes around Pismo Beach on a sand buggy
  • Sample California’s best clam chowder in Santa Barbara and absorb its legendary beach scene
Manhattan Beach in Los Angeles, California


With a skyline recognisable from countless Hollywood movies, arriving in Los Angeles is an experience like no other. Choose to stay in Beverly Hills or the laidback surroundings of Santa Monica beach, and immerse yourself in the heady glamour of the City of Angels.

  • As Highway 1 brings you closer to LA, stop in Malibu for surf lessons with a celebrity instructor or simply watch the professionals at work on the breaks
  • Follow in the footsteps of the stars along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, seek out the celebrity mansions in Beverley Hills and shop till you drop on Rodeo Drive
  • Enjoy a VIP experience of Universal Studios, with exclusive access to movie sets and fast-track access to all the park’s thrilling rides
Welcome to Las Vegas Sign in Nevada


Continue your route of US icons with a drive through Death Valley to Las Vegas, and lose yourself for a few days in one of the most colourful and hedonistic cities in the world.

  • Take an unforgettable helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon and the Hoover Dam
  • Find your own perfect slice of Vegas, whether that is zip lining over Fremont Street, browsing the latest collections at the Guggenheim or indulging in one of the city’s opulent brunches
  • See Las Vegas dazzle by night, watching the dancing Bellagio Fountains and taking in a Cirque de Soleil performance or another magnificent show
Lights illuminating Monument Valley at dusk


On your breathtaking road trip through America’s southwest, take in the incredible slot canyons and glowing hues of Utah’s great national parks and experience the thrill of rafting down the Colorado River.

  • Be astounded by the vertiginous red cliffs of Zion National Park, the towering amber chimneys of Bryce Canyon, the arches of Capitol Reef and the arresting panoramas of Monument Valley
  • Make family memories to last a lifetime overnight rafting trip on the Colorado river with camps set up by your crew on the riverbank each night and days filled with thrills and spills on the rapids
  • Marvel at the spectacular Mesa top valleys from above in a hot air balloon or hit the pedal to the metal on an exhilarating ATV ride through Canyonlands
Horseshoe bend in the river in Colorado


End your journey in style with a luxurious two-day ride on the Rocky Mountaineer, travelling from Moab to Denver through striking Utah and Colorado landscapes.

  • Wind your way through the Rockies to Denver in supreme comfort on board the Rocky Mountaineer, enjoying impeccable service and stunning canyon and mountain views from the glass-dome windows
  • Immerse yourself in Denver’s vibrant art galleries, food halls and craft breweries
  • Option: extend your journey to spend time in Washington DC, New York, Nantucket or on the pink sand beaches of Bermuda

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