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White Mountains – Appalachian Hutting

Leave civilisation behind and walk deep into the vast wilderness of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. This is back to basics holiday, with a pack on our backs as we explore one of the most impressive sections of the world-famous Appalachian Trail.

From£2,550

  • United States of America

  • 10 nights
  • Hutting & High Level

    Pioneer

  • Sep

Challenging

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Tour codes: 44600

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Our holiday walking grades

Challenging

Grade 7

Stamina is the key to these holidays, which will typically be in the Alps or the Dolomites.

There is plenty of ascent and descent over rough and steep ground, so a steady foot and a good head for heights is advisable.

Expect about 800 - 1000m of cumulative ascent and descent each day.

Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • Walking the most impressive section of the Appalachian Trail
  • Specialist Appalachian mountain guides, provided at a ratio of 1:6
  • Spectacular views from the mountain huts
  • Most walks take us above the tree line

Leave civilisation behind and walk deep into the vast wilderness of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. This is a back to basics holiday  - with a backpack on we explore one of the most impressive sections of the world-famous Appalachian Trail where every step brings us closer to the most awe-inspiring views. Our nights are spent perched on a mountain in rustic huts, and we wake each morning to an exhilarating view, beckoning us to travel further along this magnificent long-distance trail. 

We begin in Boston, where we relax and enjoy city life before the real hike begins. Wasting no time, we travel deep into the White Mountains to start our backcountry walking adventure. After meeting our guide, who will brief us about the adventure ahead, we stretch our legs with a 4.6 mile hike. The following day sees us walk from the Gale River trailhead to Garfield Ridge. Our hut tonight is the most remote of those experienced on this trip and boasts stunning views directly from the front door. A steep ascent of 350m brings us to South Twin, and then we follow the trail over Mount Guyot and Mount Zealand. We pass some mountain lakes on this section of the trail and can take a cooling dip, should the weather allow. 

We set our horizons on the Crawford Path come day 5, one of the oldest maintained trails in the US, allowing us to summit Mount Webster and Mount Jackson. From here onwards the stunning alpine scenery will ramp up a notch. We will walk to the aptly named “Lakes of the Cloud Hut”. This is the highest hut on the tour (1524m), and we are treated to some incredible views of the Presidential Range. The Webster Cliff Trail leads directly from our hut to the summit of Mount Clinton. This walk traverses yet more American icons; Mount Eisenhower, Mount Franklin and Mount Monroe. Before the trip is up, we will walk along the backbone of the Presidential Range, with an opportunity to summit a selection of peaks. Star Lake rewards us with reflecting views of Mount Madison, a perfect spot for reflecting on our own epic journey. Our final day gives us the opportunity to summit Mount Madison, the most northerly peak in the Presidential Range. 

And finally we travel back to Boston to walk the historic Freedom Trail around the city before heading home. 


  • Return flights from Heathrow to Boston (British Airways)
  • Airport transfers
  • En suite accommodation in Boston and Crawford Notch only
  • Nine breakfasts, nine dinners and six lunches
  • Specialist Appalachian mountain guides on the trek
  • All local transport costs.
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance (you can add this when you book)

Holiday Information

Click the button below for a detailed Holiday Information Sheet containing all the particulars about this trip.

NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival day

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation

Depart London (Heathrow) to Boston. On arrival we transfer by road to our hotel in Boston where we overnight. The journey to the hotel will take about 15 mins (depending on traffic!). We should have some free time to take an orientation of the city, before dinner in a local restaurant.


Day 2

Travel from Boston to the White Mountain National Forest

Meals

Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation

We leave late morning and head into the White Mountains National Forest to begin our backcountry walking adventure. The journey takes about 3hrs not including the stops we will make on the way. On arrival we will meet our Appalachian mountain guide, who will brief us on our walking adventure ahead. After we will continue to Crawford Notch, where we will spend the night at the Highland Centre. After checking in and If time allows, we may take a short walk.


Day 3

Walk to Galehead Hut 1227m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    4-5 hours

  • Distance

    4.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    670m

We start early and drive to Gale River Trailhead, where we begin our walk and follow the Frost Trail. We walk up to the Garfield Ridge and continue to Galehead Hut. This is the most remote of all the huts and enjoys the most spectacular position perched between Galehead and South Twin Mountains. There are stunning views right from the front door. After arriving at the hut, those who wish to can climb to the summit of Mount Galehead.

Accommodation: Galehead Hut 1227m


Day 4

Walk to Zealand Falls Hut 823m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    6 hours

  • Distance

    6 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    818m

Today we start with the ascent of South Twin (1491m). This is a most enjoyable section of the trail, but it is no mean feat, as a steep ascent of 350 metres is required. The next section follows the Appalachian Trail over Mount Guyot (1396m) and Mount Zealand (1300m). We will come across a mountain lake on the way; some may wish to take a dip if the weather allows! The walk continues to Zealand Falls Hut, where we stay the night. The hut hosts are specialists on the local flora and fauna and will give us a presentation on what we may be likely to find on our way.

Accommodation: Zealand Falls Hut


Day 5

Walk to Mitzpah Spring Hut 1158m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    6-7 hours

  • Distance

    9.6 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    1176/804m

Today we walk one of the oldest maintained trails in the US, the Crawford Path. We can also summit some of the South Presidential Peaks, including Mount Webster (1162m) and Mount Jackson (1211m).

Accommodation: Mitzpah Spring Hut 1158m



Day 6

Walk to Lakes of the Clouds Hut 1539m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    4-5 hours

  • Distance

    4.2 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    300/984m

+400m ascent and descent for Mount Washington

On our way to the Lakes of the Clouds Hut we bag four of the Presidential Peaks. First is Mount Pierce (1308m), followed by Mount Eisenhower (1449m). After a short descent we start to rise again, deviating slightly to take in Mount Franklin (1516m), then Mount Monroe (1617m). On reaching the Lakes in the Clouds Hut it is a short but steep ascent to the highest mountain in the Presidential Range, Mount Washington, at 1917m.

Accommodation: Lakes of the Clouds Hut 1539m


Day 7

Walk to Madison Hut 1463m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    6 hours

  • Distance

    6.4 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    555m

Our penultimate day in the White Mountains takes us along the backbone of the Presidential Ranges. There is the opportunity to summit a selection of peaks and our local guide will decide which ones we head for; whichever we choose the views will not disappoint. We will also take the short and easy walk from the Madison Hut to Star Lake just below Mount Madison. Having conquered so many mountains, it will be interesting to see a different perspective as we take in the wonderful reflections of Mount Madison.

Accommodation: Madison Hut 1463m


Day 8

The final trek

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    3 hours

  • Distance

    4 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    70/1097m

To appreciate those last few epic views, we will have the opportunity to summit Mount Madison, where on the descent we can enjoy some wonderful views along the King Ravine Trail.

Alternatively we can take a more relaxed pace, and follow a less strenuous walk down from the hut. During the afternoon we will travel back to the Highland Centre, and say farewell to our guide. Tonight we will look forward to a well-deserved rest and overnight.


Day 9

Return to Boston

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

We have a leisurely morning before travelling back to Boston (around 3 hours not including stops). We will have time to relax or explore the city before dinner in a local restaurant. 



Day 10

Explore Boston / Travel back to Boston Airport for return flight

Meals

Breakfast

This morning we will walk the Freedom Trail with our local guide, which is a unique collection of museums, churches, meeting houses, burial grounds, parks, a ship, and historic markers that trace the city’s history from Puritans to the present day. Later we transfer to Boston Airport for the overnight flight to the UK. 

Day 11

Arrive UK

We arrive back in the UK.

From (GBP)£2,550

Departure dates for your selected tour

12th Sep 2020 - 22nd Sep 2020 (10 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Return flights from Heathrow to Boston (British Airways)
  • Airport transfers by road c.15mins
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.
  • Visa is required

Accommodation

Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each nights' accommodation for each departure date.

The Midtown Hotel

Located in the heart of Boston’s bustling Back Bay. And walking distance from popular Boston attractions like The Prudential Centre and Copley Place, and near subway stations that take you anywhere in the city.  Rooms are spacious and equipped with complimentary WIFI internet,  TV, coffee maker, microwave, fridge, iron and ironing board and a hair dryer.  

Highland Centre

The Highland Center is a well-appointed lodge in Crawford Notch, and the ideal base to start our White Mountain walking adventure. There are plenty of places to relax both inside and out, while admiring the surrounding wilderness; including a comfortable living room with a cosy fireplace, a large patio with views of Crawford Notch. A library and Wi-Fi internet is also provided. You also have free use of the L.L.Bean Gear Room, where they can borrow everything from boots and backpacks to layers and snowshoes. There is also a shop where you can purchase books, maps, AMC apparel, gear, and many last minute items.

Rooms are simple but comfortable and provided with towels, linens, shampoo, and soap.

If we have time, we can make good use of the schedule of complimentary programming, including guided day hikes to nearby scenic destinations, instructional talks on outdoor skills or natural history, and in-depth evening programs featuring films and guest speakers. 

You may like to view this video of the property on You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7T-HP6KrOA&feature=youtu.be



Hut Accommodation on Appalachian Trail

The mountain huts cannot be compared to a hotel or lodge and provide simple accommodation with multishare sleeping arrangements. There are varying rooming arrangements from six bed dorms to sixty bed dorms. And although we have requested for our groups to stay in the smaller dorms with fewer beds, this cannot always be guaranteed at each hut.  Please note that there are no showers available and bathrooms only have cold running water for washing. Please bring your own travel towel and wash facilities. There are no single room options available at the huts. The views however are absolutely spectacular, and more than make up for a few nights of simple living.  

Trip Information

All the details you need

Holiday Grade

This is a Grade 7 holiday. Stamina is the key to this challenging holiday. There is plenty of ascent and descent over rough and steep ground, so a steady foot and a good head for heights is advisable. 800-1,000m of ascent and descent in a day is likely to be the norm throughout and you will generally be walking for up to 7 hours. See the 'Proposed Itinerary' section for more information.

Walks & Excursions

Many of the days will involve steep ascents and descents, rough terrain, balcony paths with sheer drops. Some of the days are very long. Throughout  the season there is a chance of crossing snowfields. 

 

Please also bear in mind that you will be walking each day with your belongings on your back, you will also be required to share the load of lunch and equipment required for the entire group, this will make the sections where we walk hut to hut more demanding. Be sure not to over pack!

Local Transport Costs

All local transport costs in conjunction with the advertised activity programme are included in the holiday cost. There may be occasions where additional visits or excursions are added to enrich your experience, these will be paid for locally by you if you choose to participate. Local transport can be a mix of private hire coaches, taxis, local buses and ferries depending on the itinerary.

Optional Excursions

A range of local excursions and activities may be available to book at your destination through a local operator. We have no involvement in such activities or excursions which are not run, supervised or controlled in any way by us. Your contract will be with the local activity supplier and we accept no responsibility for their actions or omissions.

Spending Money

Holiday Budgeting

When budgeting for your holiday, you will need to consider drinks, any meals not included in the holiday price, non-included entrance fees, optional excursions you may choose to participate in locally and any souvenirs or additional services such as laundry. A general guideline for lunches and drinks is £10-£20 per person per day.

Currency in United States of America

United States of America use US Dollar. 

Tipping

Tipping is a part of life and expectations are fairly high. The drivers accompanying the tour on transfers and excursions tend to be mines of information relating to all aspects of local life and the country, and are also excellent travelling companions. Should you wish to tip our American colleagues, you may wish to consider an allowance of $3 per day for each of our drivers. In restaurants it is customary to add a 15% tip to the bill throughout North America. 

It must be stressed however that such tips are at your own discretion.

Tour Leaders & Local Guides

Tour Leaders

Your tour leader makes the world of difference to your holiday and ours are as passionate about discovering the world on foot as you are. They're resourceful, organised and widely travelled. They will handle all the local administration and other needs that might arise to ensure that you don't have to worry about planning your days and you can enjoy your holiday. Although leading group holidays, they won't forget that every group is made up of individuals. Each tour leader has their own individual style, talents and professional backgrounds and all are trained, qualified, experienced and dedicated to making your holiday as enjoyable, interesting and inspiring as possible.

Leader's Evening Briefing

Each evening, your tour leader will discuss with you the programme for the following day. This will be your opportunity to discuss the details and ensure the planned activities suit your walking ability. If you have concerns on clothing or equipment, this can be discussed then also. If you do not wish to join the organised group programme, please let the leader know.

Your Travel Details

Return flights are from London Heathrow to Boston with British Airways. 

Arrival transfer by road and is approximately 15-20 minutes.

Where transport is required on this trip, it will be in a 12 seater minibus.

Booking Your Own Travel Arrangements?

If you wish to organise your own flights from a non-UK or provincial airport or travel by rail or car to your holiday destination, 'land only' reductions are often available. Please contact us for details.

Before finalising any independent travel arrangements, please check with us first - especially if doing so 12 weeks or more before your intended date of travel. If you do intend to join your holiday locally please do tell us at least 14 weeks in advance.

If you are joining and leaving your holiday overseas we assume, unless you advise us otherwise, that you will join and leave the holiday at your hotel.

Although airport transfers are not included for those making their own independent travel arrangements, if you wish to join the group at the overseas airport, depending on your flight arrival time, you may be able to be included on the group's transfer. Please contact us at least 5 weeks before departure for more details. 

Please note that your flight must arrive within 30 minutes of the group flight to be able to join the group transfer. We also need your flight number, arrival time and departure point so that the group leader is able to meet up with you.

Luggage Allowance & Travel Documents

For all those booking a flight or rail inclusive holiday, details of your travel arrangements and baggage allowance will be confirmed in your travel documents, sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure.

Personal Details Check

To ensure that we can accurately administer your holiday arrangements, please confirm that the personal details we hold for you are up to date and that you have provided the information we need to secure your holiday travel and accommodation arrangements. Please check your passport details, date of birth and any other important details necessary for us to properly manage your holiday booking. You can view and update information already provided, and add details not yet asked for, by using the Manage My Booking facility on our website www.ramblersholidays.co.uk, or by calling our Sales and Reservations team on +44 (0)1707 331133. When you receive your booking confirmation please check the details as soon as possible.

Passports and Visas

General Passport Advice

It is a good idea to carry photocopies of the personal details pages of your passport. Should you lose your passport, this may assist with the issue of replacement documents and your return to your home country.

Passport and visa requirements can change at any time. It is your own responsibility to ensure that you inform yourself from a professionally qualified source on, and comply with, such requirements.

General travel and destination advice for UK nationals is available from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at www.fco.gov.uk/travel and at www.gov.uk/travelaware.

Passport Information for United States of America

Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. You don’t need any additional period of validity on your passport beyond this.

The VWP (Visa Waiver Programme) allows most British Citizen passport holders to visit the US for up to 90 days. The types of journey allowed under the VWP include tourism, certain types of business visit and transit to another country. 

All travellers wishing to enter the US under the VWP now need to hold a passport with an integrated chip (an ePassport). Your passport is an ePassport if it carries the internationally recognised e-passport symbol on the front cover.

You won’t qualify for entry to the USA under the VWP, and will need to apply for a visa from the nearest US Embassy or Consulate, if:

- you have a British passport that describes your nationality as something other than ‘British Citizen’

- you’ve been arrested for certain crimes, even if it didn’t result in a criminal conviction

- you’re a dual national of Iran, Iraq, Sudan, or Syria

- you’ve travelled to Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Somalia or Yemen since March 2011 

Certain exemptions apply on a case-by-case basis to those who have travelled to Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Somalia or Yemen since March 2011. For more information about these exemptions, see the website of the US Embassy.

If you are in any doubt about whether you qualify for the VWP, or if you’re concerned that an existing ESTA may have been cancelled, you should contact the nearest US Embassy or Consulate. 

Those travelling under the VWP arriving by air or sea should provide details online at least 72 hours before travel. This is known as an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation or ESTA. For more information, and to apply online, visit the official ESTA website (https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta).

If you’re arriving by land, you don’t need to complete an ESTA before you arrive at the border. Getting an ESTA is a separate process to providing your airline with advance passenger information (details of your passport, country of residence, address of your first night’s accommodation in the US etc). 

The VWP is intended to be used for occasional, short visits to the US. If a US immigration officer thinks you’re trying to ‘reset’ the clock by making a short trip out of the US and re-entering for another 90-day period, you can be denied entry. If you travel from the US to Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean you can usually re-enter using the ESTA and admission stamp you were issued when you first arrived in the US, although the time you spend outside of the country is included in the 90 days allotted for your visit. Make sure you’re clear about the length of time the immigration officer has authorised you to remain in the US if you re-enter under the same ESTA.

When you arrive in the USA you will need to be able to show that you have enough funds available to support yourself during your stay, even if you’re staying with family and friends. Further details on the VWP and other aspects of US immigration rules are available from the Customs and Border Protection website. 

The US Customs and Border Protection programme Global Entry gets pre-approved travellers through border control faster at some US airports. If you’re a British citizen you can now register to get a UK background check on GOV.UK. If you pass the background checks, you’ll be invited to apply for Global Entry.

Meals

All breakfasts and dinners and six lunches (usually in the form of a picnic) will be included. Whilst we endeavour to cater for people with special dietary needs, this can be very difficult at times. Huts have limited access to food and often find it impossible to provide anything beyond standard fare. If you have any special dietary needs, we strongly recommend that you carry some extra food with you.

 

Footwear & Kit List

Footwear

Good quality waterproof walking boots with a moulded sole with a deep tread and good ankle support are essential for holidays at grade 7 and above.

Footwear As Hand Luggage

We recommend that you either wear your walking boots or shoes or pack them and some waterproofs in your hand luggage as in the unlikely event that your hold luggage is delayed, you will still be able to participate in the holiday programme.

General Kit List

The following items of kit should be considered essential: 

Waterproof jacket (Goretex or similar) and trousers
Lightweight, quick drying trousers
Several polo shirts, T-shirts or specialist walking shirts
Fleece jacket
Comfortable walking socks
Warm hat and gloves (if appropriate)
Sun hat, sunglasses, lip salve and high SPF sun block
Swimwear (if appropriate)
Day sack (25 litre capacity) to comfortably carry the kit you'll take out for the day
Strong polythene bags to keep the contents of your daypack dry
Water bottle(s) - at least 1 litre capacity
Basic first aid kit (plasters, blister treatment, antiseptic etc)
Insect repellent
Plastic container and reusable cutlery for your picnic lunches
Walking/trekking poles (if applicable)

torch

sleeping bag liner (A sleeping bag is not usually required, as the huts provide 3 wool blankets, which should keep you warm enough)

A pillow case (seems like a strange request, but the huts provide pillows without pillow cases, so for your comfort and hygiene we suggest that you bring one)

You can hire many of the items above from the L.L.Bean Gear Room, located in the Highland Centre. However we cannot guarantee the quality of availability of the products. 


 

Travel Documents Checklist

Documents and Information to take with you:

  • Passport (make sure it's yours and valid)
  • Your travel tickets or e-ticket itinerary
  • Any visa or electronic travel authorisation (if required)
  • Holiday money
  • Credit or debit cards (and separate details of who to call if lost)
  • Car parking ticket and car park directions (if prebooked)
  • Coach or rail travel tickets (if prebooked)
  • Your holiday Booking Confirmation document
  • Your travel insurance details
  • Alternative form of identification (such as a driving licence)
  • Photocopy of the personal details pages of your passport
  • A valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if relevant
  • Details of any medical condition or allergy your holiday leader should know about

Electricity in United States of America

Electricity is supplied at 110 Volts at 60Hz. If you wish to use electrical equipment you will need a two pin North America style adaptor with flat pins. More information can be found at https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/

Water To Go

An alternative to bottled water from single-use sealed water bottles is filtered water from a refillable bottle containing its own water filter such as a Water-to-go bottle available from www.watertogo.eu. Just fill up from any water source and save the environment from disposable plastic bottles.

We have negotiated an exclusive 15% discount with our partners Water-to-Go for you as a thank you for helping the environment. Please go to their website at www.watertogo.eu and enter the code RWH17 when ordering. In addition, Water-to-Go will match the discount with a donation to our charity, Heart & Sole, which will allow us to continue to make a difference in the countries you visit on our holidays.

Maps, Guidebooks & Other Information

The Map Shop

Maps and guidebooks relating to your the areas you will be walking in may be brought before your holiday from The Map Shop at www.themapshop.co.uk

Weather

Visit the following websites for an idea of the climate in your destination:

Staying Healthy On Holiday

Health requirements can change at any time. It is your own responsibility to ensure that you inform yourself from a professionally qualified source on, and comply with, such requirements at least 6 to 8 weeks before departure. Advice on vaccinations is available from your GP.

Health Advice for United States of America

No compulsory immunisations are required for visits to the US.

You should be up to date with the usual immunisations recommended in the UK.

You may wish to consider immunisations against Diphtheria, Tetanus and Tick-borne Encephalitis.

Zika virus also exists in the US; please take normal precautions against mosquito bites. Seek pre-travel Zika virus advice from your health care provider 6-8 weeks in advance of travel, particularly important if you are pregnant or planning pregnancy. You should also take precautions against Tick bites, particularly in Eastern USA.

Further Travel Advice

For further advice please visit:

You might wish to take a small bottle of antibacterial hand gel with you for times when you're unable to wash your hands.

Travel Insurance

You must be adequately insured to join our holidays. We do not insist that you insure with us but we require that you are adequately insured for the nature of your holiday. You will be unable to participate in our local walking and other activity programmes without being able to demonstrate that you have valid travel insurance.

Please ensure that as a minimum your travel insurance policy covers you for travel to your holiday destinations (country and geographical region) and for medical expenses, mountain rescue (including helicopter rescue) and emergency repatriation to your home country in the event of illness or injury. Your policy should also provide adequate cover for the activities, included and optional, you are likely to participate in during your holiday.

See our brochure or website for further advice regarding holiday insurance.

Whoever you insure with, please ensure that you take full details, and ideally the policy itself, with you on holiday and provide our tour leader with your insurer's name, the policy number and emergency assistance contact numbers.

Please note that it is very difficult to obtain travel insurance once your holiday arrangements have started.

Personal Safety

The UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office provides up to date information on security and local laws for travellers, together with current passport and visa information, at www.gov.uk/travelaware. Please take a few minutes to look at the current advice on your planned destination.

Please be aware of what's going on around you, take sensible precautions with your credit cards and passport and avoid displays of wealth such as wearing expensive jewellery or watches. Do not carry more cash on you than you will need for each day, and we recommend that a money belt is used.

Cultural Awareness

Responsible Travel

We're committed to ethical tourism in all our destinations. Our holidays are designed for you to discover the essence of the country you are visiting. Travelling in small groups not only gives you an up close and personal experience of your destination, but minimises your impact on the immediate environment. We feel that the most important starting point to protect the environment is to be out in it. For more details visit our website.

The Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust

Unlike many tour operators we have our own trust through which RWH Travel’s profits are channelled back into a variety of outdoor, walking-related or environmental conservation projects in the UK. The focus of the Trust’s financial support is Britain’s leading walking charity, The Ramblers, and their role in promoting the benefits and importance of walking to the British public. In addition the Trust welcomes applications for small grants from local organisations in the UK who need support for walking-orientated activities. This includes the establishment of footpaths and bridleways, funding for rebuilding bridges and renovating huts, as well as bursary funding for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for children who could not otherwise afford to do it. Please visit the ‘About Us’ section of our website and click on the Charitable Trust link for more details.

Heart and Sole

We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to people's lives. Heart & Sole is a venture managed by our office staff, whose aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries we visit. Through Heart & Sole, we hope to make more of a long term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way. See our website for more information and details of some of the projects we support.

Staying In Touch

Mobile Phones

Please do provide us with a mobile phone contact number. We will only use this to contact you with important information relating to your holiday arrangements. 

Do keep your mobile phones switched on and readily available when travelling to the airport or if delayed in transit so that we can contact you with any last minute information relating to your travel arrangements.  

As a matter of courtesy, please switch off your mobile phone during walks, or endeavour to minimise its use. Please also try to minimise the use of mobile devices during group meals.

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United States of America

  • Capital

    Washington D.C.

  • Currency

    United States Dollar

  • Language

    English; Spanish

  • Time Difference

    UTC -04:00 to -10:00

  • Flight duration

    11hrs from UK

Visas and Passports

Visa Required

Average weather

  • January

    1°C

    Avg. Rain: 68mm

  • February

    2°C

    Avg. Rain: 62mm

  • March

    6°C

    Avg. Rain: 74mm

  • April

    11°C

    Avg. Rain: 72mm

  • May

    16°C

    Avg. Rain: 82mm

  • June

    20°C

    Avg. Rain: 81mm

  • July

    23°C

    Avg. Rain: 78mm

  • August

    22°C

    Avg. Rain: 75mm

  • September

    18°C

    Avg. Rain: 73mm

  • October

    13°C

    Avg. Rain: 69mm

  • November

    6°C

    Avg. Rain: 71mm

  • December

    1°C

    Avg. Rain: 71mm

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