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North America Tour & Trip Reviews

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Ida

Oct 2015

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A great variety of experiences (learning about

A great variety of experiences (learning about culture, but also being in nature and doing some more physically challenging activities). Great tour leader and great ...

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Begum

Oct 2015

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I love our tour leader Edith and

I love our tour leader Edith and the support we got from her was excellent!

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Paul

Sep 2015

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I felt we covered a lot in

I felt we covered a lot in a short time and there was a flexible app...

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geraint

Sep 2015

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Great country, people, food and quality of

Great country, people, food and quality of the trip & leader

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Xiao

Sep 2015

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I thoroughly enjoyed my Intrepid tour and

I thoroughly enjoyed my Intrepid tour and all the optional activities on offer. It's great to travel with the comforts of having transport and accommodation already ...

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lauren

Sep 2015

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Overall i had an amazing trip and

Overall i had an amazing trip and most things went smoothly, however compared to ...

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Tobias

Sep 2015

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great guide (David Reyes), very experienced, extremely

great guide (David Reyes), very experienced, extremely good knowledge of the co...

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Laura

Sep 2015

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I really enjoyed the tour and what

I really enjoyed the tour and what it had to offer, so I would recommend this to anyome, though for a tour it had a lot ofnindependence and a lot of additional costs...

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Francoise

Sep 2015

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I really enjoyed the trip but feel

I really enjoyed the trip but feel competitors offer a younger style of tour that is more suited to my age group. Would definitely recommend to someone a little olde...

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Sarah

Sep 2015

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David was very knowledgeable about the areas

David was very knowledgeable about the areas we visited. He helped us organise activities we wanted to do and always made sure were safe. He was also fun to be aroun...

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Laurie Nelson

Feb 2023

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My husband and I had an excellent trip to Iceland this January.

My husband and I had an excellent trip to Iceland this January. Our hotels, itineraries, and travel were all taken care of, which made our vacation so much more enjo...

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Meredith Allison Smith

Feb 2023

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This was an amazing tour package.

This was an amazing tour package. Perfectly curated to see everything in an efficient amount of time. The experiences were amazing and wide-ranging from adventures t...

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Garry S.

Feb 2023

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This was definitely an unforgettable trip for me!

I wanted a romantic getaway with my partner. However, I wanted it to be a unique and unforgettable experience. I chose to go with the Iceland trip with CharlieTheTra...

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Linda Keira

Feb 2023

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This trip to Iceland perfectly captured all the natural wonders of the country.

This trip to Iceland perfectly captured all the natural wonders of the country. I am so glad I went with CharlieTheTraveler, as they were organized and planned a var...

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Rick G.

Feb 2023

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This was all highlighted in my trip through CharlieTheTraveler.

Iceland is a unique destination for a vacation, but if anything, it is a hidden gem. It isn’t too infiltrated with tourism so much of the authentic culture stands ou...

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Anna D.

Feb 2023

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I could not have asked for a better vacation!

My fear of booking through a company like this was that I would just be a number in a large group of tourists. However, this is far from the reality. CharlieTheTrave...

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Mike Hussein

Feb 2023

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I will definitely recommend your company! Thank you for a sensational trip!

Charles, thank for setting up our trip to Iceland. You made this arrangement the way we had expected. Especially at a time of pandemic....we felt very safe because o...

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Violet D.

Feb 2023

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I appreciated that the tour guide provided by CharlieTheTraveler knew about the areas we were visiting in Iceland.

I appreciated that the tour guide provided by CharlieTheTraveler knew about the areas we were visiting in Iceland. This made me be able to understand the country and...

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Francine R.

Feb 2023

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Booking a tour with CharlieTheTraveler was very easy.

Booking a tour with CharlieTheTraveler was very easy. My trip to Iceland went off without any issues and that’s all to the company’s organization. The tour guide the...

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Laurie Nelson

Feb 2023

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My husband and I had an excellent trip to Iceland this January.

My husband and I had an excellent trip to Iceland this January. Our hotels, itineraries, and travel were all taken care of, which made our vacation so much more enjo...

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Editor’s Take

What to Look For in North America Tour Reviews

Most trip reviews tend to focus on some or all of these 5 key areas, not all of which may be relevant to you: the tour guide, travel company, service level, country or countries traveled in, and the trip itinerary.

Remember, just because you see a 1 star review doesn’t necessarily mean that person disliked the country.

 A negative review on a tour also does not necessarily mean that the tour is not right for you. Comments on the level of activity, luxury, professionalism, and value of the tours should be kept in mind when reading tour reviews; you can use this information to decide for yourself if the tour matches your preferences. 

Canada, Mexico, and the United States are very large countries, so most tours will need to restrict either the number of destinations or the time spent at each destination in order to fit the trip length. Many negative reviews of North America tours express frustration with the fast-paced nature of the tour or the amount of travel time spent getting from place to place.

If you prefer spending time getting to know one destination, then a road trip across the United States may not be for you. However, if you want to see as many places as you can and don’t mind constantly being on the road, that same tour might be perfect. Making sure that your chosen tour fits your preferred travel style is essential. 

For tours focused on activities such as backpacking, kayaking, and cycling, it is important to be aware of the skill level and physical activity required. For example, experienced cyclists may be frustrated with an easier tour, while others may be overwhelmed with the amount of activity on a more strenuous tour. If you are unsure of the physical requirements, it may be beneficial to speak with the tour operator directly prior to booking a tour. 

Some critical reviews of tours in Mexico express disappointment with the lack of luxury accommodation or the amount of time spent visiting archeological sites such as Mayan ruins. Travelers should be aware that tours in Mexico are not limited to resorts and beaches.

Itineraries focused on cultural experiences will usually include visits to cities, attractions, and restaurants that are different from what some people are used to, and travelers should remain open to learning about the culture and history of the country. 

If you want a professional take on traveling in North America, see the Travelstride North America Guide »