I recently travelled in oz. There were tours of the east coast and stuff there. I just wanted to know if there are organised tours in areas of the usa for backpackers or is it a case of jumping on buses and planes and making your own way around the place?
Hey, yep there are some companies that do tours of usa-i recently did one with contiki which was amazing-had a brilliant time. Theres also trek america which is more camping and outdoorsy.
I can personally recommend Trek America. I did a 21 day tour with them that visited 9 states and loved every minute of it. Trek tours are full on and active, and you get to see all the "must" sights. They limit their groups to about 14 travellers at the most, so you get to know everyone really well and will make great friends. Trek leaders are awesome, heaps of fun and really enthusiastic. Most tours are camping with maybe 1-2 nights accommodated. Check out their website, they have HEAPS of options, I'm sure you'll find something that incorporates what you wanna see/do
I would personally recommend The Green Tortoise...it was wicked. It has tons of character. (and much cheaper than trek america) they also drive through the night alot of the time so you dont wast time during the day.
check out the website http://www.greentortoise.com/
I have done 3 trips with them and have covered loads of National Parks in the west. The tours i have done are The canyons of the west, Yosemite and The Northern Pioneer. I hiked down the Grand Canyon, visited Bryce canyon and Zion, Monumnet valley, rode horses in Canyon de Chelly, swam across Lake Powell, took a dip in Mono lake and some hot springs, checked out Arches NP and the Grand Tetons, gambled in vegas,clambered through the giant Sequoias, visited yoji bear at Yellowstone, visited Jacksons Hole and San Francisco.
All food and national park entrances are included in the price.
Take a look at the website.
I am planing my next one already!