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Southerner from Las Vegas

  • Code #SVW
  • 17 Days
Duration
17 Days
/16 Nights
Availability
Jan,2018-Nov,2019
Group Size
Max 13
Departure City: 
Las Vegas
Ends in: 
Miami
Accommodation
Camping
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Trip Overview

Travel the glorious open road from west to east! Leave the bright lights of Las Vegas and make your way across state line after state line towards the sparkling Florida shores. On the ride enjoy the perfect blend of cosmopolitan cities, small-town America, glorious deserts and the spectacular national parks that pave the way. Discover off the beaten track destinations as well as the hard hitting highlights, all on one big 18 day adventure!

Included Highlights 
  • Navajo guided 4x4 backroads tour through Monument Valley
  • Overnight in traditional Navajo hogan in Monument Valley
  • Half day float trip on the Rio Grande in the Big Bend area of Texas
  • Overnight Cowboy Camp including hearty campfire meals
  • Soak up the neon lights & famous nightlife of Las Vegas
  • Travel the original Route 66 & visit the roadside town of Seligman
  • Experience an awe-inspiring Grand Canyon sunrise or sunset
  • Enjoy the legendary nightlife on Bourbon Street, New Orleans
  • Beach life in Destin and Key West
  • Admission to amazing national parks & monuments - Death Valley, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, White Sands & Big Bend
Treknical Details

Interests

Cities
Deserts & Canyons
National Parks
Small Group

Accommodation & Transportation

Group Size
Max 13
Camping
9 Nights
Budget Lodging
4 Nights
Hotel
3 Nights

Food & Meals

  • We run a Food Kitty on this trip - you will need to contribute US$110 which covers all your meals whilst camping

Other Inclusions

  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
  • All accommodation, camping fees & equipment (except sleeping bag)

Essential Information

  • Prices quoted are land only. Call us on 0333 999 7951 for a flight quote (UK only).

Resources

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New Orleans
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Miami
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Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best overnight stops, highlights and included experiences, with plenty of optional activities to choose from. No two Trek trips are the same, with stops at some of your tour leader's favourite places and occasional changes to the itinerary, so get ready for one awesome adventure!

As this tour departs at 07:30 hrs we recommend that you book pre tour accommodation. Please request further details at time of booking.

Also departs from Miami

Wave goodbye to the buzzing Las Vegas Strip as you make your way to Grand Canyon National Park. On the way, you’ll travel a section of the original Route 66 for a slice of retro Americana in the quirky town of Seligman - pick up some classic road trip memorabilia and one of the tastiest diner milkshakes in the States. Then it’s straight ahead for the mighty Grand Canyon! Once you've cast your eyes upon the deep, rocky landscape, you'll understand why this one’s on everyone’s bucket list. Pack your boots, camera and water before venturing into the canyon itself, along the Bright Angel Trail to Plateau Point. An optional helicopter ride will give you the ultimate bird's-eye view, swooping through the valleys and over the Colorado River far below. Watching the sun rise or set over the canyon with the colours changing is simply breath-taking and not to be missed. Your memories of the Grand Canyon will stay firmly imprinted on your mind forever.

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Paid locally

Optional Activities

Helicopter flight US$254-$284
IMAX Theater US$15

You've seen it on the big screen, now experience your own movie moments as you hit the trail into Monument Valley, home of those recognisable and legendary landscapes that have formed the backdrop to a whole host of Westerns. An included 4x4 tour with a Native Navajo guide will take you deep into the heart of the valley where you'll discover the sandstone formations and vast stretches of canyon lands that have long been the spiritual home of the Navajo Nation. You'll then spend an unforgettable night in a traditional Navajo hogan, hearing their stories and legends around a roaring campfire.

Accommodation

Hogan included (multi-share)

Meals

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Our Wild West cowboy camp is calling and your band of desperados will strike gold on a unique night in the sticks! Opt to mount a trusty steed and trot between the iconic Saguaro Cacti, with curved arms looming up to 6 metres high (20ft). Fresh from the saddle, tuck into an authentic dinner cooked on the open fire before a night under a million desert stars.

Accommodation

Camping inlcuded

Meals

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Western horseback riding US$70

You don't get much more Wild West than Tombstone, ‘the town too tough to die’. Unlike some towns that are recreated to look Western, the buildings in Tombstone are the originals and the locals are proud to preserve their heritage. The merchants run their stores in their Western wear, and actors playing the parts of famous locals stroll around Allen Street between shows. Saloons like Big Nose Kate's and Doc Holliday's have barmaids dressed as Western saloon girls that call out at passers-by. On the outskirts of town, the Boothill Cemetery is where people can visit the gravesites of those that died here. Don't miss the re-enactment of the O.K. Corral showdown and a chance to get dressed up in authentic Western clothing. This is the perfect opportunity to snap a Wild West selfie with your fellow cowboys and cowgirls!

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral US$10
Haunted Bird Cage Theatre US$10

Located on the edge of the Chihuahuan Desert, where the sun’s always shining, Las Cruces is brimming with culture, galleries, interesting museums and delicious Tex-Mex food. Camp beneath the stars on high desert terrain.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Sand boarding US$18

Sitting right on the Mexican border and named after the sharp twist in the Rio Grande, you're going to have a fantastic time in this truly memorable national park. The winter temperatures are a blessing and this is a great spot for hiking, so dust off your walking boots and hit one of the many desert trails where you'll see plants, lizards and fields of cacti, finishing with a blazing sunset. Save some energy for an included float trip on the Rio Grande, and take in the surrounding Chisos mountains laced in colourful layers of volcanic ash, from the water.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Hot springs FREE

Today you head east to historic San Antonio, which has a rich and colourful history and is the home of the Alamo, a symbol of Texan pride. The famous San Antonio River Walk is a subterranean complex of boutique shops, bars and restaurants that meanders for 4km through the wooded downtown area and is a fantastic place to while away the afternoon; take advantage of the tax-free shopping!

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Visit the Alamo FREE
Alamo IMAX Theater US$14

Enter gator territory and see how many of the snappers you can spot on our optional Louisiana swamp tour. Slowly drift past ancient Indian burial mounds and fishing villages while taking in the unique scenery of the mysterious bayous of Cajun country (it’s a must do!). Then you’ll hop back over to the ‘Lone Star State’ for another night in mighty Texas, a state larger than some countries!

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Next up, a city which requires no introduction: New Orleans! This city is a favourite with loads of Trekkers, with its exciting nightlife and that special multicultural European and Creole flavour. Every music lover should make at least one pilgrimage to New Orleans in their lifetime. Explore the enchanting French Quarter, ride a steamboat on the Mississippi River, enjoy traditional jazz at Preservation Hall or sample a ‘Hurricane’ cocktail at Pat O'Brien's...the possibilities here are endless. For a really authentic Southern experience check out a ‘Voodoo and Graveyard’ tour or brush up on your cooking skills at the New Orleans School of Cooking and make yourself a big ole' bowl of gumbo! You'll stay right in the heart of the French Quarter so you're never far from all the toe-tapping action!

Accommodation

Paid locally

Meals

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Alligator swamp tour US$23-$40
Jazz clubs US$10-20
Preservation Hall US$15-$20
Mississippi steamboat ride US$30-$80
Southern mansion tour US$20-$25
Voodoo & Graveyard tour US$20-$40
School of Cooking US$28-$150

Head out to the white sand beaches of Florida’s Emerald Coast. Located on the shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico, Destin is a top spot to indulge your inner beach bum. Treat yourself to some serious chill time - all you need to worry about is which swimmers to wear!

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Paid locally

There are plenty of options for a fun day out amongst Orlando's theme parks. Whether you choose Disney's Magic Kingdom or Universal Studios, Orlando is one big playground, bound to bring out the big kid you. And if novelty themed rides don’t appeal to you, head over to Kennedy Space Center. Learn about NASA and see where rockets are launched. Pretty epic right?

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Disney World US$119
EPCOT Center US$94
Kennedy Space Center US$50
Universal Studios US$105

Explore the crystal clear waters of Key West, with some awesome opportunities for snorkelling and diving, and all kinds of fun water-based activities. Treat yourself to some delicious Key Lime Pie or head down to South Beach, a popular beach with locals and tourists. Spend your final night at the famous Mallory Square and toast yourTrek buddies as you watch the sun go down.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

From one Florida gem to another, finish your tour in Miami and stroll the art deco seafront. If you're staying on in this sun-soaked city after the end of the tour, pose with the beautiful people in the hot nightspots and dance the night away as you celebrate a fantastic trip!

This tour ends at approximately 17:00 hrs. We can book you post tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00 hrs.

Accommodation

None included. This tour ends at 17:00

Meals

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Our tours usually depart at 07:30am and finish around 5:00pm at designated hotels in our gateway cities, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. It's also worth staying extra nights to explore the city more. You must book these hotels in advance either online with your tour or by contacting our friendly sales team.

 

LAS VEGAS - BALLYS

3645 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Located on the Las Vegas Strip, this hotel offers spacious rooms, 8 restaurants, fitness center, full-service spa, outdoor pool and an extensive casino.

 

Full room (Your own single or double room)
From £89 | US$118 | Eur107 | AU$152 | NZ$159
Price per room per night

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATION

The hotel does not operate an airport shuttle service. The quickest way to transfer from the airport to Bally’s is by taxi which can be found by queuing up outside the airport terminal, after following the sign for taxis. The cost will be approximately US$18-$20 and a tip of 15% is generally expected.

Our tours usually depart at 07:30am and finish around 5:00pm at designated hotels in our gateway cities, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. It's also worth staying extra nights to explore the city more. You must book these hotels in advance either online with your tour or by contacting our friendly sales team.

 

MIAMI - COURTYARD MIAMI SOUTH BEACH

1530 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Centrally located in the South Beach Art Deco district of Miami Beach, this hotel offers rooftop outdoor pool, gym and free Wi-Fi.

 

Twin share (With a trekker of the same sex)
From £90-145 | US$122-191 | Eur111-174 | AU$157-247 | NZ$165-259
Price per person per night

Full room (Your own single or double room)
From £161-253 | US$212-333 | Eur194-304 | AU$274-431 | NZ$288-452
Price per room per night

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATION

If you are flying into Miami, take a Super Shuttle service for approximately US$22 per person which operates 24 hours a day. You can pre-book your transfer on the Super Shuttle website by searching for the "Courtyard Miami Beach South Beach" as your drop off point. If you wish to take a taxi, you can find one outside the terminal and should cost approximately US$35 and take 35 minutes depending on traffic. 

Our specialist flights department can offer UK customers a great airline fare to all of our Trek destinations. We have preferred contracts with many international carriers and have secured some of the most competitive prices in the industry. 

Why Book Your Flights with Trek?

  • Secure your flight with a deposit of only £125 per person
  • Date changes free of charge (subject to terms)
  • We are ATOL protected and IATA licensed
  • Personal service - you're more than just a number

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At TrekAmerica we believe that your safety and enjoyment are the most important parts of your holiday. That's why we recommend you take out insurance as soon as your booking is confirmed. TrekAmerica can offer you comprehensive travel insurance which is completely tailored for your trip and is specially designed to include all the activities listed we do.

If you do not take our policy, you must ensure that the policy you do take offers an equivalent level of protection and covers you for the activities involved - be aware that some policies do not include, or restrict, coverage for this type of travel. ​

See our insurance page or download our insurance tips pdf for more information.

There are loads of exciting optional activities available for you to choose from during your trip giving you the flexibility to do the things you want to and leave out the things you don't. A list of optional activities and approximate costs are shown at the end of each day by day itinerary descriptions above.

Your tour leader will arrange your chosen activities during the tour so no need to pre-book. You'll also pay for these locally so ensure you budget for the bucket list items!

As local weather conditions and seasonality can change not all optional activities may be available on your trip and prices can be subject to change.

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