The Ultimate Hemisphere Hopper Tour to Depart in September 2025

EF Ultimate Break Introduces new mega-tour for adventure seeking young adults that starts in Anchorage, Alaska and ends 60 days later in El Calafate, Argentina.

Tour introduced via social media driven stunt on TikTok and Instagram, hiding clues about adventure in library books across the country to preview the big unveil.

29th May 2024

May 29, 2024, Cambridge, MA-- EF Ultimate Break, a leader in guided, experiential travel for younger adults (ages 18-35) today announced the launch of one of the most exciting tours on the planet, the Hemisphere Hopper, a tour that starts in Anchorage, Alaska and ends 60 days later in El Calafate, Argentina. In total, EF Ultimate Break travelers will visit nearly 30 different cities across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Brazil and Argentina!

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“Travelers looking for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to experience diverse culture across ten different countries and l create lasting memories should consider our ultimate Hemisphere Hopper tour.” said Heather Leisman, President, EF Ultimate Break. “This tour will be your practical PhD in cultural exchange and your residency in adventure as you experience all the different cuisines, traditions, landscapes and sights that make the Northern and Southern Hemispheres here in the West so dynamic and special.”


During the 60 days of the tour, travelers will visit nearly 30 destinations across 10 countries in North, Central and South America.

Travelers will experience numerous national parks and UNESCO heritage sites, including (to name only a few):

  • Hiking in Banff National Park in Canada, crossing Lake Louise, Johnston Canyon, and Lake Agnes off your bucket list

  • Visiting Grand Teton in the United States en route to Jackson, Wyoming, from Yellowstone, stopping at Oxbow Bend, Jenny Lake, and Mormon Row.

  • Sailing through the treetops (keeping your eyes peeled for monkeys and sloths) on a ziplining adventure over Veragua Rainforest while in Costa Rica.

  • Trekking your way around Machu Picchu in Peru, admiring the Temple of the Sun and the views from the Temple of the Three Windows.

  • While in Patagonia, visit El Chaltén for a full-day, guided hike to the base of Mt. Fitz Roy.

Experiences offered to travelers on tour include Kenai Fjords Wildlife Cruise in Alaska, a bike tour of Bocas del Toro in Panama, or learning to make a proper pisco sour in Peru.

Plus-Travel Style

The entire tour experience is perfect for solo travelers, friends, or couples who want to travel the world, with affordable EF Ultimate Break Plus style accommodations along the way. Stay at curated hotels, room with just one fellow traveler, and enjoy more included meals.

Whether you’re traveling with a friend, a partner, or you simply fancy a bit more privacy, Plus-style trips are for you. 

Booking is available now for tours that start in September 2025, giving travelers time to plan and pay for their hemisphere hopping experience. With EF Ultimate Break, travelers can reserve their spot with a small initial down payment of $150 followed by interest-free monthly payments prior to travel, which can include your round-trip flights if travelers desire.

The Social Stunt to Unveil this Special Tour

With a dedicated customer base of travel enthusiasts, EF Ultimate Break previewed this tour with a social stunt by hiding clues about Hemisphere Hopper destinations in travel-related books in libraries across the United States, creating breadcrumbs and clues for the more than 1 million followers across Instagram and Tik Tok to piece together this ultimate trip.

Leisman added, “We love our followers online who help motivate us to create travel experiences like this Hemisphere Hopper tour and we were not shocked that within 24 hours, all clues were discovered in cities across the U.S. We are looking forward to September 2025 when we will deliver a lucky group of EF Ultimate Breakers with the experience of a lifetime!”

About EF Ultimate Break

EF Ultimate Break is the best way to experience the world for anyone 18-35. With over 120+ trips, we handle logistics for everything that makes travel a great experience from accommodations to flights to amazing tour directors to memory-making excursions. Our affordable interest-free payment plans make international travel possible for every traveler. As a proud part of EF Education First, EF Ultimate Break draws on 55 years of expertise to add amazing travel experiences to its growing tour portfolio. EF Education First, the world leader in international education, has helped millions of people throughout its history learn a language, discover the world, or earn an academic degree.   

Want to be a brand ambassador for EF Ultimate Break and earn free travel? Learn more by visiting: #1 Travel Brand Ambassador Program | EF Ultimate Break

Media Contact

Brian Hoyt 

EF Education First 

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