Southern USA Road Trip Overview

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      USD $1,475
      CAD $1,525
      AUD $1,495
      EUR €1,030
      GBP £865
      NZD $1,665
      ZAR R14,965
      CHF FR1,245
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There is an earlier version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014. View earlier Southern USA Road Trip.

Trip Validity

  • 2015-01-01 - 2016-01-31

Drive from New Orleans to Las Vegas, visiting the Grand Canyon and much more.

Explore southern America on a road trip and discover what is surely one of the USA's kookiest corners. Beginning among the good vibes of New Orleans, head west into Texas, uncovering the multicultural mega-city of Houston and historic riverfront of San Antonio along the way. From there it's on to New Mexico, home to the legendary Carlsbad Caverns, UFO sightings and 'the city different' – also known as Santa Fe. Finish up this adventure in Las Vegas after taking in the legendary Grand Canyon and sacred desert landscapes of Monument Valley. In a country that's all about the big, the bold and the bizarre, the America's southwest is not to be missed.

  • Relax in the Big Easy
  • Take in the big-city vibes of Houston
  • Experience New Mexico's art scene in Santa Fe
  • Uncover the ancient history of North America in Mesa Verde
  • Gaze down into the gigantic Grand Canyon
  • Party along the Las Vegas Strip
  • Remember the Alamo in San Antonio
  • Peer into the Carlsbad Caverns

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    New Orleans, United States
  • Finish:

    Las Vegas, United States
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 13
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    No meals included
  • Accommodation:

    Camping (with facilities) (8 nts), Hotel (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Private vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Mesa Verde National Park

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    562kg pp per trip
  • Total price from

    USD $1,475
    CAD $1,525
    AUD $1,495
    EUR €1,030
    GBP £865
    NZD $1,665
    ZAR R14,965
    CHF FR1,245
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $134
    CAD $138
    AUD $135
    EUR €93
    GBP £78
    NZD $151
    ZAR R1,360
    CHF FR113
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Day 1 New Orleans

Take in the sights and sounds of a town they call 'The Big Easy'. Whether you're after history, word-class cuisine or a night on the town, this Southern city has it all.

Day 2 Houston

Hit the road for Houston and jump straight into Southern culture with an optional swamp tour, and a chance to learn about Tabasco sauce on Avery Island.

Day 3 San Antonio

Begin the day exploring the multi-cultural city of Houston before heading to San Antonio. Take a stroll along the energetic riverfront before visiting a true American icon, the one and only Alamo.

Day 4 Carlsbad Caverns National Park

On the surface, the desert of New Mexico can look like a pretty barren place. But beneath the surface of Carlsbad Caverns National Park it's a completely different story. With over 118 known tunnels, the caves are also home to a huge colony of bats that make a spectacular exit each night come sunset.

Day 5 Santa Fe

Welcome to a place that the locals call 'city different', where New Mexico's artists and culture-buffs flourish under the hot desert sun and year-round blue skies. Spend plenty of time strolling the numerous markets and take some time out to visit some of the weird, wonderful and just downright bizarre museums and art installations.

Day 6 Mesa Verde National Park

Get a sense of the incredible human history of North America in Mese Verde National Park. The former home to the Ancestral Pueblo people, the park's 600 cliff dwellings offer a great opportunity to learn about this ancient culture.

Day 7 Monument Valley

If Monument Valley seems a little familiar, that's because this American icon has made its fair share of appearances on the silver screen – appearing in everything from old Westerns to Sci Fi.

Days 8-9 Grand Canyon

Swap one monumental wonder for another by journeying into Arizona to marvel at the mighty Grand Canyon. After getting your bearings, perhaps embark on an energetic hike among the canyon walls or take an optional scenic helicopter flight.

Days 10-11 Las Vegas

Finish the adventure in Las Vegas, and perhaps celebrate with new friends by jumping in a limo and heading to one of The Strip's legendary party spots.
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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,475
      CAD $1,525
      AUD $1,495
      EUR €1,030
      GBP £865
      NZD $1,665
      ZAR R14,965
      CHF FR1,245
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