The Big Easy

from R 45,439* per person


There are regular vacays. And then there's The Big Easy. No comprende? Let us break it down. On this gem of a trip you can compare the Cuban eats of Miami with the Cajun flavours of New Orleans, get your dose of palm trees and Prada in LA, scratch beneath the surface of über-cool Austin and gawk at the bright lights of Vegas. Throw in a stop at the Grand Canyon and you've got yourself one tasty, sun-filled adventure. Let's go!

Destination: United States

Travel Dates: From 18/05/2020 to 17/03/2021

Duration: 17 days

Company: Topdeck

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Inclusions

  • Party bus, Las Vegas
    Entry to Grand Canyon National Park
    Navajo Jeep tour, Monument Valley
    Ranch visit, Durango
    Sixth Floor Museum, Dallas

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DAY 1 Miami

Meet with the group and prep yourself for an unforgettable adventure. Take a trip to Little Havana to people-watch in the cafés, stroll by pretty pastel houses and dodge the Speedo-clad skaters of South Beach, or take an optional speed boat trip. After an authentic Cuban dinner, see Miami come to life at night (if this place could get more lively) and join a club crawl.


DAY 2 Miami to Florida Gulf Coast

Ease into things in Florida's Gulf Coast by throwing yourself into the nightlife at one of its many beach bars.


DAY 3 Florida Gulf Coast to Panama City Beach

‘Gators, begone! We’re off to seek out turquoise waters and sandy beaches. At Panama City Beach you can while away the afternoon shopping, exploring or just plain lying around doing very little.


DAY 4 Panama City Beach to New Orleans, Louisiana

A relaxing day by the beach will just about ready you for the awesome assault on the senses that is New Orleans. Music lovers will be spoilt for choice with all of the city’s jazz clubs and dancing spots. Foodies will have a hard time picking between gumbo and po-boys, jambalaya and muffulettas, beignets and bananas Foster. Maybe just try ‘em all. Tonight, the legendary party vibes of Bourbon Street await, so arm yourself with a Hand Grenade cocktail and get those toes tapping.


DAY 5 New Orleans

Today’s the day to tick off any leftover items on your ‘things I MUST do in the Bayou’ list. Swing dance in NOLA, creep yourself out in one of the ‘Cities of the Dead’, find out what a steam calliope sounds like, or just have a taste of true New Orleans crawfish. Today’s optionals? We’re glad you asked. Choose from a swamp tour, a cooking demo or a paddleboat cruise.


DAY 6 New Orleans to Houston, Texas

Up next: Houston, the heart of Texas. Expect a mixture of high culture, pick-up trucks and Tex Mex restaurants.


DAY 7 Houston to Austin

Reawaken those childhood dreams of riding in a rocket on an optional visit to the Houston Space Center before we rock up in Austin. Tonight: feast on a Texan BBQ.


DAY 8 Austin

The city is yours today. Hello thrift shopping, Airstream cuisine (cooler than regular food trucks), nudists, boot scooters and cheese makers. When you’re done with the weird, there’s Zilker Park and SoCo to check out. Be sure to hit 6th Street tonight for a live music smorgasbord.


DAY 9 Austin to Dallas/Fort Worth

First today, we’ll pay a visit to The Sixth Floor Museum (which details the history of the JFK assassination). Afterwards, we’re off to Dallas and the Fort Worth Historic Stockyards for a step back in time to the Wild West. From its original brick walkways to its wooden corrals, Fort Worth has it all. Tonight, we highly recommend Billy Bob’s Texas – the World’s Largest Honky Tonk. This enormous dancehall has over 30 bars and can hold up to 6,000 people! Time to get your two step on.


DAY 10 Dallas/Fort Worth to Amarillo

Amarillo is a ‘go big or go home’ kinda place. See someone take the 72oz steak challenge at a Texan steakhouse for proof.


DAY 11 Amarillo to Albuquerque, New Mexico

Feeling artistic? Good. It’s time to channel Banksy at Cadillac Ranch (an art installation of half-buried Cadillacs) on Route 66. You’ll get to crack out the spray paint and get creative on the tailfins of these all-American automobiles. Next up: Albuquerque (the home of Breaking Bad).


DAY 12 Albuquerque to Durango, Colorado

Wanna get that adrenaline pumping? Durango’s the place to do it, so feel free to get involved in some optional whitewater rafting on the Animas River today. Less bumpy options include hiking, biking and ziplining.


DAY 13 Durango

You’ve got a free day in Durango, so make it count. There’s a whole bunch of exciting optionals to choose from – or if you’d rather slow the pace, you could simply spot prairie dogs and gaze at the cracking scenery from the Durango Silverton steam train. Later, we’ve got a ranch visit to get down with, so zip up those boots.


DAY 14 Durango to Grand Canyon region, Arizona

Today feels like a Navajo jeep tour kind of day. One that goes through Monument Valley. Even though it’s a bumpy ride, you'd be forgiven for wanting to miss the bus, especially once you learn the stories of the mesas from our Navajo guide. Tonight: the Grand Canyon awaits.


DAY 15 Grand Canyon to Las Vegas, Nevada

Today we’re rolling from the red stripes of the Grand Canyon (where you could take to the skies on an optional heli-tour) to The Strip in Vegas, where we’ve got a driving tour all lined up. When the sun sets, don your finest outfits – it’s time to board the party bus. Afterwards, there’s some optional club entry to take advantage of. Don’t mind if we do!


DAY 16 Las Vegas

Anything goes in Vegas. Our suggestions? Well, you could go high with an optional heli-tour over The Strip, ride the High Roller Observation Wheel or visit a shooting range. Whatever you choose, just remember to save some energy for one last Sin City night out.


DAY 17 Las Vegas to Los Angeles, California

Wipe away the last traces of glitter and board the coach – it’s time to head back to La La Land, where this trip wraps up.


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