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Southern USA Road Trip Overview
- 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31
Drive from New Orleans to Las Vegas and see the Grand Canyon.
Explore the American Southwest 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 "City Weird" - 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 American Southwest is not to be missed.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 anything from old Westerns to Sci Fi.
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.
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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