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6 Budget Friendly Tour Companies to Travel With in North America

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By Christopher Brown

North America is rich in natural wonders and cultural landmarks. There’s just so much to see, so, and experience on this vast and ecologically diverse continent. Whether you’re exploring your own backyard or flying internationally, adventure awaits.

Commissioning a reputable tour company is a great way to squeeze the most value out of your vacation budget. With the help of a professional tour operator, you won’t have to worry about missing any must-see attractions either.

Nearly every tourist hot spot is serviced by a budget friendly tour company. Today, we’re going to look at some of the most cost effective and popular companies offering tours of North America all year round. A/Shutterstock

Bindlestiff Tours

Immerse yourself in natural splendor in the iconic Monument Valley with six-nights of all-inclusive camping for under $1,600. Or, stroll through an old Gold Rush Town and explore Death Valley National Park for under $750.

Bindlestiff Tours offers camping, glamping, and hotel experiences throughout Western Canada and the United States, including Alaska. The highly-rated company offers private tours for groups of five and up. Moreover, the company will even build out a custom experience to fit your budget.1

The Coyote Trip

The Coyote Trip serves both coasts with expansive and affordable guided adventures. Get to know America’s West Coast with a 14-day guided tour that begins in Las Vegas and concludes in San Francisco. Or, see it all with the epic, 15-day Coast to Coast tour that’ll see you begin your trip in New York and end Los Angeles.

They offer flexible payment arrangements too. Guests are only asked to provide a 10 percent down payment, with final payment due 70 days before departure. Travelers won’t be charged for moving their booking to a more convenient departure date either.

Tours with The Coyote Trip  are priced competitively, starting at just $180 a day.2


Cosmos Vacations coordinates tour packages all over the world, including North America. Vacationers can search by destination or travel style. The company offers private tours and small group discoveries. Additionally, it features an affordable dreams category showcasing budget-friendly adventures.3

Popular destinations include:

Better yet, their tour packages start at only $118 per day.4

Travel Trans Tours

Those craving sunshine may want to consider Florida. Travel Trans Tours operates out of Miami, and offers visitors an impressive menu of local experiences at an attractive price. You can reserve your spot for as little as $122 a day.

Visitors will have to cover the cost of their own accommodations, but they will be picked up from their hotel and toured around from there. Experiences include a Miami City boat tour, an airboat tour of the Everglades, Disney World, and more.5


Contiki tours are made with the budget-conscious young professional in mind. As such, it offers hundreds of guided experiences of all lengths and at various price points.6

Spend seven days getting to know LA, pack as much New York City as you can handle in three full days of adventure, or unplug and reset in the world’s oldest National Park, Yellowstone. Contiki tours are perfect for travelers between the ages of 18 and 35, with tours starting at $165 per day.

Incredible Adventures

A family-owned and operated outfit, the entire Incredible Adventures team is passionate about the environment. And it really shows. The San Francisco based tour company hosts a handful of experiences curated with the outdoor enthusiast in mind.

From their guided camping excursions at Yosemite National Park to their two-day discovery tour of Monterey and Big Sur, Incredible Adventures will have you falling in love with the American West in no time. The experiences are affordable too. Some tours start at just $141 per day.7


If you’ve never traveled with a tour company before, hiring one may seem like an unnecessary expense. Of course, you could do all of your own research and build your own itinerary. However, tour companies can save you more than just time. Their size and inside expertise will certainly save you more than what it cost to hire them in the first place.

There’s no shortage of budget friendly North American tour companies, that much is for sure. From Bindlestiff Tours to world renowned Contiki, the cash-conscious travelers truly have tons of options and price points to choose from. Even if you opt to explore North America on your own, flipping through a tour company’s menu is a fantastic way to generate travel ideas for your upcoming trip.

Christopher Brown