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America's Cowboy Country Overview
- 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31
Travel from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, via Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon
The United States is one of the most passionately unified nations in the world, but with every state comes a totally different way of life. With modern-day cowboys in the south, Hollywood standbys in Los Angeles and suit-clad moneymen in New York, there is no doubt that this is one incredibly diverse country. Explore the glitz and glamour of casino jockeys in Las Vegas before entering the desert landscape of Arizona. Saloon hop on Whiskey Row and be dumbstruck by the titanic gorge of the Grand Canyon. Finish up in California for some beachside sun.
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Kick off this American adventure in style in the world’s capital of gambling, where the casinos provide a lot more than just blackjack tables and pokies. Why not put on a poker face and hit the casino floor, watch a mind-blowing show or stroll the fabulous shopping districts. Famous for all-you-can-eat buffets and a raging nightlife, Vegas has something for everyone.
Leave behind the ‘city on lights’ and enter the desert of Arizona. Enjoy the wide open spaces and sleep overnight in a ranch hand’s bunkhouse at Lake Powell. Relax in a sandstone cave, walk around the area or get active on the lake, whether in flippers or on a kayak or boat.
Learn about the Navajo Indians, the largest Native American tribe in the US, at Monument Valley, where more than 200,000 native people live. Go for a walk past giant sandstone pillars and rock pinnacles in this truly unique and breathtaking landscape.
Taking between three and six million years to form, the incredible Grand Canyon is the US's most famous national landmark and stretches 28 km wide, 365 km long and more than 1.6 km deep. Explore this site on foot while walking the South Rim Trail or hiking to Plateau Point. Alternatively, opt to take to the skies on a scenic helicopter ride over the spectacular valley.
Once the capital of Arizona, Prescott is now a small town with a whole lot of charm. Stroll though Prescott’s historic downtown and head to Whiskey Row, a place where America’s most famous cowboys and notorious outlaws once came to drink. Perhaps head to Prescott National Forest, see the stunning Willow and Watson lakes or hang about in town and watch a true blue rodeo show.
Journey to the ‘City of Angels’ to see the Hollywood sign, shop on Rodeo Drive or laze on Venice Beach. Explore the impressive collection at the Getty Center, including the art works of Van Gogh and Monet, or chase down the city’s best food trucks before this feisty adventure ends.
America's Cowboy Country Reviews
Our America's Cowboy Country trips score an average of 4.57 out of 5 based on 14 reviews in the last year.
America's Cowboy Country, June 2014
The only reason I have given a 4 and not a 5 is due to the booking experience, in particular the pricing. When I first saw the trip it was discounted and I booked my flights on that basis on the Friday afternoon. When I went to confirm my trip booking on the Monday morning the price had gone back to full price. If I had not already booked my flights I might have reviewed my options. In the end there were only 4 people on the trip so the pricing strategy does not seem to have worked in this case. Our small group was actually nice but from previous trip experiences it is better to have a few more numbers for variety. I thought Bethany was a great and fun leader and I have thoroughly enjoyed the whole trip. I think this was the first time Bethany has lead this particular trip and had not visited a couple of the places before hence my local knowledge score, but this in no way reflects upon her as a leader and she was easily able to adapt.
Review submitted 24/06/2014
America's Cowboy Country, May 2014
Fantastic tour to some very unique locations. Brian Topolosky went above and beyond what we expected to make sure we all had a great time and a memorable experience. I think the whole group felt this too. I have special dietary requirements (coeliac disease and cannot have gluten) and spoke to Brian about this at the first meeting and he was so helpful and always ensured there were food options I could have and took us to supermarkets where I could buy food that I was able to eat (this made a huge difference to my enjoyment of the tour as I did not have to worry about my dietary limitations). We would both love to do a tour again with Brian as our guide - he was extremely professional, a great leader who got everyone involved and his experience and knowledge as a guide was invaluable. We were both very impressed as he was an exceptionally good tour guide.
Review submitted 17/06/2014
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