Southern Adventure

Southern Adventure

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Southern Adventure

12 Days Starting in Los Angeles (CA) and ending in Fort Worth

Visiting: Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Seligman, Grand Canyon, Oljato-Monument Valley, Durango, Santa Fe, Amarillo, Fort Worth

Tour operator:

Contiki

Tour code:

GSLFA19

Age range:

18-35

Interests:

Beach Tours, Cultural

From:
$3405
$2814 (USD) Operator discount: -$511 The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$80 -17%
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Tour Overview

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 Fort Worth, with highlights like Vegas, Santa Fe and the Grand Canyon in between.

Highlights

  • 7 Breakfast (B)

  • 5 Dinner (D)

  • Los Angeles: This needs no introduction. See the palm-lined playground of the rich and famous with 30 of your new BFFs.

  • Los Angeles: A trip to Cali isn’t complete without seeing this boho beach town. Complete with its famous skate plaza and bodybuilders.

  • Los Angeles: Follow the lead of music icons through the decades and hang out on this infamous stretch of Sunset Boulevard.

  • Los Angeles: Photo op! Ramble around the iconic pink stars and hunt down your favorite celebs.

  • Los Angeles: Soak up those cool Cali vibes with your new Contiki fam. Explore the iconic pier and array of boutiques, bars and eateries.

  • Las Vegas: Just when you thought Vegas couldn’t get any crazier, this nightly light show comes along and proves you wrong. Intense!

  • Las Vegas: Where else would you find the Eiffel Tower and a Sphinx on the same street? See all the weird and wonderful Vegas highlights.

  • Grand Canyon: Don’t just believe the hype. See it IRL. Tick this incredible natural wonder of the world off your bucket list.

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Itinerary

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Day 1: Start Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles
Accommodation: Kawada Hotel (or similar)
Meals Included: Dinner

Welcome to LA, home to celeb-swamped suburbs, blistering beaches, open-air gyms and of course, all things Hollywood. We’ll start our West Coast adventure with a visit to Beverly Hills, plus Venice Beach and a wander around Santa Monica. Does it get more star-studded than this? We think not.

Day 2: Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles
Accommodation: Kawada Hotel (or similar)

Today is yours to explore. You can opt to visit Disneyland, see what’s popping at the LA Live entertainment venue, or do some shopping at the garment district. There’s also the Grammy Museum and downtown LA food tour – helping the foodies taste all of the wonders of this true multicultural food Mecca.

Day 3: Los Angeles To Las Vegas
Location: Los Angeles, Las Vegas
Accommodation: Tropicana Hotel (or similar)
Meals Included: Dinner

We'll kick things off today in the famed City of Angels, where we'll set off through the Mojave Desert, marveling at the majestic Joshua Trees, before reaching the one and only Las Vegas.
On arrival we'll cruise the iconic strip & check out the Vegas sign. Tonight, choose to hang out around Fremont Street or opt for a VIP nightclub experience for the kind of glitzy night out that only Vegas can provide.

Day 4: Las Vegas
Location: Las Vegas
Accommodation: Tropicana Hotel (or similar)
Meals Included: Breakfast

You're in Vegas, baby! And the city's weird & wonderful charm isn't going to uncover itself. Experience the grandeur of the city's opulent casinos as we stroll down the strip and dance the night away, this is the perfect way to bond with your Contiki family, Vegas style.

Day 5: Las Vegas To The Grand Canyon
Location: Las Vegas, Seligman, Grand Canyon
Accommodation: Under Canvas Grand Canyon (or similar)
Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we'll leave the glittering lights of Vegas behind for something even more jaw-dropping.
Cruising the historic route 66, we'll stop for some photo ops before reaching the Grand Canyon National Park (entrance included, naturally).
We've arrived at another one of our jaw-dropping highlights of this trip... The Grand Canyon! And if you’re here during the summer months, you’ll get to set up camp at Under Canvas – a Special Stay where the views and vibes are simply sublime. (Here during the winter? Fear not, we'll bed down at the Red Feather Lodge which is just nearby.)

Day 6: The Grand Canyon
Location: Grand Canyon
Accommodation: Under Canvas Grand Canyon (or similar)
Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we’ll have a free day to spend in the Grand Canyon National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). We’ll hike (and bike) through the exposed rock, feel our spines tingle on a unique helicopter ride(!), and then gather in the evening to watch one of the world’s most mesmerizing sunsets.

Day 7: Grand Canyon To Durango
Location: Grand Canyon, Oljato-Monument Valley, Durango
Accommodation: Days Inn by Wyndham (or similar)
Meals Included: Dinner

With the beauty of the Grand Canyon imprinted on our brains forever, we'll journey past some Wild Western landscapes towards...
This monumental place has an iconic cluster of sandstone buttes, and we'll get a chance to visit the Monument Valley Tribal park as we wind our way through the Rocky Mountains
We've arrived in our home for the evening, Colorado's adventure capital: Durango

Day 8: Durango To Santa Fe
Location: Durango, Santa Fe
Accommodation: The Lodge at Santa Fe (or similar)
Meals Included: Breakfast

The great outdoors is a way of life in Durango with adrenaline pumping river rafting on offer to you and your fellow thrill seekers. This afternoon it’s a total change of scenery when we enter New Mexico, where sun-baked earthen brick buildings stand out against the bright blue sky.
Boasting influences from Mexico, Spain, and Native American cultures, historic Santa Fe is a true melting pot of culture. Take a walk around town to see interesting styles of architecture, shop for beautiful turquoise jewelery in the market and sample all of the different types of regional food on offer.

Day 9: Santa Fe To Amarillo
Location: Santa Fe, Amarillo
Accommodation: Big Texan Inn (or similar)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Rise and shine! Does anyone know the way to Amarillo? We're headed to this larger than life city this morning.
In true Americana Style, we'll visit Cadillac Ranch – a unique art exhibit celebrating the golden age of Cadillacs. Tonight’s accommodation even has a Texas-shaped pool and a hotel for your horse (you know, just in case you need it). Tonight, you can try the ‘Big Texan Steak Challenge’ for a true ‘Man vs Food’ moment. Eternal glory awaits anyone who can finish this Texas-sized meal in one hour or less.

Day 10: Amarillo To Fort Worth
Location: Amarillo, Fort Worth
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fort Worth Downtown (or Similar)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

We'll say farewell to Amarillo and sweet Marie today as we head towards a Texan icon.
Here in the land of leather boots & Cadillacs, you'll soon learn that ‘bigger is better' is a way of life. An overnight stay in the cowboy town of Fort Worth will give you the full Texan experience.

Day 11: Dallas/Fort Worth
Location: Fort Worth
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fort Worth Downtown (or Similar)

Today we'll dive deep into the Texan way of life. We'll see a cattle drive, visit the Dealey Plaza and have the option to see the 6th floor museum.

Day 12: End Dallas/Fort Worth
Location: Fort Worth
Meals Included: Breakfast

It's time to say our farewells and wrap up this epic adventure. Want to keep going? Then check out our Grand Southern!

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  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    In 1961, a guy called John Anderson founded Contiki in New Zealand. Whilst later bought by The Travel Corporation, the tour company had already been using the name ‘Contiki’ since its inception.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Contiki trips are designed & operated exclusively for those aged 18-35 years. Your travelling companions will be like-minded adventurers within that age range. The age range is adhered to strictly.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest COVID-19 policies

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® is our commitment to protect people, wildlife and the incredible planet we all share. Powered by The TreadRight Foundation, a non-profit organisation and Contiki’s guiding hand when it comes to making travel matter.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    All documentation will be sent via email around 21 days prior to your trip departure. You can also access information on your trip by signing up to My Contiki via the top right icon of the homepage.

Reviews of this Operator

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16-Jan-2023

The trip ran so smoothly and was well organised! The extra add ons were amazing and all the services were spot on. Food places were reasonable. I'm definitely booking my next contiki trip again soon!

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Sophie  

Exceptional customer service

14-Jan-2023

Contiki were exceptional in providing customer service. They provided me with lots of information and were quick in responding to all my questions. I found that they were super helpful.

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First time traveling with Contiki. Highly recommend! You’ll have a blast

17-Jan-2023

First time traveling internationally since Covid and glad I spent the trip with Contiki. The travel, lodging, meals, activities everything was planned effortlessly. Going to Greece in may with contiki. Highly recommend

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Amazing trip. Made great friends and memories. Can’t wait for my next trip

15-Jan-2023

I had 24 people on my contiki and I think it was the perfect number, we all got to know each other well and got along great. Our tour guide was fun and knowledgeable, the hotels were nice and in great locations.

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Tanner Stokes  

My amazing trip to Africa

13-Jan-2023

Sherif was an excellent tour guide. He was extremely knowledgeable about every single small detail at each site that we visited. In addition to his great service, he has a glowing spirit that made me feel like I had family with me the entire trip. Anything that I was concerned about, he always had an answer and was there to help. I truly enjoyed my experience and will purchase a tour with him in the future

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  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of contiki charges.

    Up to 61 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 25% of booking price.

    At 21 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 7 days before tour starts: Forfeit 75% of booking price.

    At 1 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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