A USA adventure packed with memorable moments in some of the most iconic places
This 21-day USA adventure will take you from Washington to San Fransisco and show you everything in between. From following the legendary music trail through Nashville and Memphis to heading deep into the country’s desert heart to marvel at iconic sites like the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley. You'll stay in glittery cities like Vegas and camp beneath a blanket of stars in Yosemite National Park. Rich history, incredible music culture, vast nature, neon cityscapes... this trip has a little bit of everything, for everyone.
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Celebrate musical history as you journey from Memphis – the home of rock and roll - to the USA’s country music capital, Nashville and on to discover jazz culture in New Orleans.
Explore Mesa Verde National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with expansive views, vast mesas, canyons and impressive, well-preserved cliff dwellings.
Spend two nights staying in Grand Canyon National Park. With plenty of time to explore, you’ll be left gobsmacked by its steep red-rock escarpments and gorges.
Discover the glitz and glam of Las Vegas – let your hair down and be wowed all things over-the-top in this neon-lit desert city.
Cover Yosemite’s many trails with a full day and two nights exploring dedicated to the park. You’ll be able to hike and explore until your heart (and camera) is content.
This trip includes time spent travelling in a private vehicle with your group. Extra space can be tight, and conditions may feel a little cramped. It’s all part of the adventure and a great way to get to know your fellow travellers. Please read the itinerary carefully for travel time estimates.
Although our private vehicles do have air conditioning, it has to work pretty hard to keep a full group cool. Expect to feel hot during summer and cold at other times of the year, especially at night. Please consider the season and research the weather conditions to determine the best time to travel for you. Remember to come prepared with adequate clothing.
This trip involves either a partial or full camping experience, giving you access to more remote destinations at close proximity, and the joy of camping under the night skies and beside a campfire. This is a participatory trip – a fancy way of saying you’re not just along for the ride, but you are part of a team! Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and help out with camp activities like food prep and washing up. It’s all about giving your new travel mates a hand, and everyone knows there’s nothing worse than trying to put up a tent on your own!
Ensure you bring sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothes. To make the most of the trip, it's best if you have at least a moderate level of fitness.
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1. Your adventure begins promptly at 10am on Day 1 at Grove Street Station in Jersey City, and finishes on arrival in San Francisco at approximately 5pm on Day 21.
2. A sleeping bag is required for this trip.
3. Please note that the legal drinking age in the US is 21 and in some parts of Canada it's 19.
4. On Day 1 of the trip your leader will collect from each traveller funds in the amount of $10 USD per person per day of the trip. This money is contributed to a central fund and is used to cover gratuities throughout your journey. Participation in the gratuity kitty is mandatory and takes the guess work out of deciding who to tip and how much.
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