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Southern Adventure

(Start Los Angeles - Until Jan 2021)

4.7
96 reviews
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The one that indulges you in Southern hospitality and Cowboy Culture over 13 awesome days

Duration
13 Days
Places
15 places

Visiting Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Durango, Albuquerque, Amarillo, Dallas/Fort Worth, Memphis, New Orleans, Mojave Desert, Route 66, Monument Valley, Santa Fe, Little Rock, Jackson

Is this trip for me?

Travel Style

Discoverer

Group Size

Average 45 people

Transport Style

Coach

  • Only $200 deposit to book
  • Pay over time, interest free
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  • No booking fee, no change fees
  • Financing available with UpLift

What's included?

12 nights accommodation

10 nights in Hotel, 2 nights in Lodge

Hotels and lodges are the name of the game. Think comfy pillows and lively communal areas for you and your new travel buddies to socialise.

15 Meals

6 Dinner, 9 Breakfast

We'll get 15 of your meals and you get the rest. You can refuel over breakfast and grab some authentic American dinners from us but you'll also get an opportunity to sample some of this country's best gourmet fare.

Team

Expert Trip Manager, Driver and Local Guides

A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life. An expert driver who knows foreign roads better than Google Maps. Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do.

Transport

All transport included during the trip

Included in your trip is transport on our fleet of comfy, state of the art coaches. They're kitted out with all the necessities: USB charge points, WiFi, Air Con and a rocking sound system. You bring the other essentials, like tunes, friendships and stories from the night before.

Experiences

20 included, 16 optional that you can add

TOP EXPERIENCES ON THIS TRIP:

- Tap into the debauchery of Las Vegas with a party bus tour, laser light shows and plenty of casino time
- Get panoramic views of the mind-blowing Grand Canyon, journeying to the pristine North Rim to dodge the crowds
- Go either horseback or snowmobile riding surrounded by the beauty of Durango 
- Take a tour of the iconic home of the Dallas Cowboys*
- Pay tribute to the King of rock and roll, Elvis, at Graceland

*This experience is a Free Time Add-on and not included in trip costs

Take a venture to the deep south where a distinctly different American culture will lure you in. Deserts and canyons will pleasure your eyes while cowboys and jazz bars will liven your nights. Kicking off in LA and ending in New Orleans, with highlights like Vegas, the Grand Canyon & Texas in between. 

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Southern Adventure (Start Los Angeles - Until Jan 2021)

20 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • City sightseeing tour
  • Visit Fremont Street for the light-and-laser show
  • Experience some of the world's largest hotels & casinos
  • Sunset along on the Grand Canyon's rim (Seasonal)
  • Stop on Route 66
  • Entry into Monument Valley Tribal Park
  • See the Painted Desert
  • Drive through the Rocky Mountains
  • Visit the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo
  • Experience Big Texan culture & food.
  • Visit Fort Worth Stockyards
  • Visit the Sixth Floor Museum
  • Visit Beale Street, home of Blues music
  • Visit the Civil Rights Museum
  • Visit Little Rock High School Historic Site
  • Pay tribute to the 'King of Rock & Roll' at Elvis' home Graceland
  • Visit Beale Street, home of Blues music
  • Pay tribute to the 'King of Rock & Roll' at Elvis' home Graceland
  • See the French Quarter, Jackson Square & the French Market
  • Locally guided city tour

16 Free Time Add-Ons

Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

  • Group Photo USD $15.00
  • Cirque du’ Soleil show USD $87.00
  • VIP club entry
  • High Roller Anytime USD $32.00
  • Grand Canyon Biking (seasonal) USD $45.00
  • Canyon Jeep Riding (winter)
  • Helicopter Flight - Grand Kingdom
  • Helicopter Flight - North Canyon USD $186.00
  • Rafting (seasonal) USD $32.00
  • Horse Back Trail Ride (Seasonal) USD $89.00
  • Snowmobiles - Single or Double Rider (seasonal) Single - USD $88.00, Double USD $101.00
  • Hot Air Balloon USD$195.00
  • Cowboy Stadium Tour (including transportation) USD $35.00
  • Visit the legendary Sun Studios USD $12.00
  • Rock & Soul Museum USD $10.00
  • Taste of New Orleans USD $33.00

Itinerary

Nights spent per location

  1. Los Angeles

  2. via via

    Mojave Desert

  3. 2 2 nights

    Las Vegas

  4. via via

    Route 66

  5. 2 2 nights

    Grand Canyon

  6. via via

    Monument Valley

  7. 1 1 night

    Durango

  8. 1 1 night

    Albuquerque

  9. via via

    Santa Fe

  10. 1 1 night

    Amarillo

  11. 2 2 nights

    Dallas/Fort Worth

  12. via via

    Little Rock

  13. 2 2 nights

    Memphis

  14. via via

    Jackson

  15. 1 1 night

    New Orleans

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What documents do I need to travel?

Depending on your nationality, you may require visas to enter the USA and Canada on your trip. You are fully responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to the departure of your trip. You can find more info at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov. Contiki is not legally permitted to knowingly allow anybody who does not have a valid visa to join a trip. Visa and other entry & exit conditions (such as currency, arrival/departure taxes, customs and quarantine regulations) do change regularly.

Your passport must have at least six months’ validity remaining when you arrive. Local immigration authorities may deny entry and deport people who do not meet this requirement, even if they only intend to stay for a short period. Important to consider:

• Visas can take up to six weeks and a fee is normally charged
• Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to miss part of
your trip and will result in you incurring considerable expense and
inconvenience
• It is better for you to apply for all visas before you leave home
• It is essential that the entry and exit dates are correct on the visa

What are the luggage restrictions?

On our American trips you can bring one bag or suitcase of 73 x 50 x 25 cm (or 29” x 20” x 10”), with a max weight of 20 kg (44 lbs) & one piece of hand luggage.

What do the Contiki team do?

People are at the heart of everything we do, and our team is what makes our trips the best. Our worldwide On-Road Team, locally based staff & network of Local Guides are all extensively trained & widely travelled, & are the best in the business. But we know it’s not just about training, it’s about passion & our team have it in their blood. Their passion for getting you in the know on every single detail of America is what makes our travellers walk away from their experience knowing that they made every moment count. Your Trip Manager is like your walking, talking guidebook – just for you. They plan your itinerary every day, organise your food and accomodation and book your Free Time Add ons, and because they know everything about where you’re going, you will too. Your Drivers are the experts on getting you from A to B efficiently and safely in North America. They know their way around like the back of their hands & they’ll drop you at your door & unload your bags for you. Local guides provide specialist knowledge when you need it and will always help you avoid the tourist traps.

What's not included that I should budget for?

Aside from essentials like flights, how much spending money you’ll need will depend on the duration of the trip and how much you anticipate spending on personal expenses like alcohol or shopping. Before you travel, it’s also a good idea to read up on and get an idea of the Free Time Add-Ons you think you’ll want to do on trip, as these will form part of your overall budget. We’d advise doing some research on your chosen destinations beforehand, looking at things like:
 
- Cost of a local lunch
 
- Cost of a local dinner
 
- Cost of a bottle of water
 
- Cost of entry to a sightseeing spot
 
Tipping is customary in North America. It is an accepted practice in all areas of the service industry, & particularly in restaurants, bars, hotels & taxis. It’s common practice to tip if you feel that the service provided has been excellent.
The same goes for your Contiki Team. If you feel that your Trip Manager & Driver’s service has been exceptional, then feel free to tip them if you feel they’ve done a great job. If you choose to tip, we recommend around US$3 per person per day, however whether or not you choose to tip (& how much) is up to you.

Will I be able to access WiFi on my trip?

We love WiFi, and keeping your accounts updated as you travel is key! The hotels all have WiFi where you can access your email to let your friends & family know you have arrived safely in Los Angeles, or email after your trip with all your stories.

What are Contiki’s sustainability credentials?

We believe that travelling sustainably and consciously, matters. Contiki Cares is our commitment to protecting the communities we visit, the wildlife we interact with, and the planet we all share. Our founding partner, the TreadRight Foundation was established 10 years ago as a not-for-profit organisation focused on promoting sustainable tourism within The Travel Corporation’s family of brands. In the USA & Canada we have programmes such as our Wheels For Change program, FareStart’s flagship restaurant in Seattle, and the Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot in Toronto. To find out more about our conscious travel experiences in North America, visit Contiki.com/about/contikicares.

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