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North & Central America Destination guide

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real North & Central America in a way like no other.
From pulsating cities and towering mountains in North America, to the fiery volcanoes and cloud forests of Central America, this continent is bursting with adventure. And while there’s an endless stream of highlights, with the eclectic streets of New York and the colossal Grand Canyon, we’ll take you from the iconic to the unexpected. Our North America tours will introduce you to the inspirational people that make these countries special. Meet wine growers in California, real-life ‘Mounties’ in Banff and even chocolatiers in Costa Rica, all of whom will share their stories and give you an insight into local life. Whether you want to scale the Canadian Rockies, explore the famous museums, discover traditional Mayan monuments, or relax on the dreamy beaches of Hawaii, you'll find a smorgasbord of enriching experiences in North & Central America.
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From pulsating cities and towering mountains in North America, to the fiery volcanoes and cloud forests of Central America, this continent is bursting with adventure. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and scale the Canadian Rockies, explore Mayan monuments, and relax on the dreamy beaches of Hawaii.
North & Central America at a glance

"I love introducing our guests to my big backyard. From the Canadian Rockies to the Costa Rican jungles, North and Central America is absolutely incredible."

Travel Director
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What to pack for North & Central America

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Versatile shoes

With a wide variety of terrains in North & Central America, you’ll need to pack shoes that can take you from roaming the beaches of Hawaii to enjoying an elegant restaurant in New York.

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As the third largest continent in the world, you’ll cover vast expanses on your journey. A pair of headphones can be great to listen to music or podcasts, as you watch the beautiful landscapes from the window.

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All climate clothing

From the snowy peaks of Canada to the steamy jungles of Costa Rica, you’ll encounter a myriad of climates. Come prepared for all climates with layered and versatile clothing.

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A blank journal

You’ll find pockets of inspiration and extraordinary sights all over the continent, and a journal is a great way to record your memories or recommendations to share with friends back home.

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You’ll discover a staggering amount of beauty all over North & Central America, and you’ll need a reliable camera to capture all the magic.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

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Our North & Central America destinations