The Big American
Designed specifically for curious travellers with a passion for real experiences and lots of time, this adventure takes you from the busy streets of NYC to the shores of San Francisco Bay, with just about every shade of Americana thrown in along the way: Philly steaks, Lincoln, Music City USA, the French Quarter, Tex-Mex, Yosemite, the Vegas Strip… forget e pluribus unum; America’s real motto is “go big or go home.”
Day 1 New York City
Arrive at any time. We highly recommend booking pre-tour accommodation to enjoy more of the city.
Day 2-3 Washington, DC
Dive into the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple on a brief orientation to the city with your CEO, then depart for DC. Tour the monuments and free museums of the nation's capital.
Day 4 Shenandoah NP/Appalachia
Pass through Shenandoah National Park and explore the ancient Appalachian Mountains.
Day 5-6 Nashville/Memphis
Opt to explore Nashville with a visit to Elvis' Graceland, the Grand Ole Opry or a real country bar. Be sure to catch some live entertainment in Memphis, the birthplace of rock & roll and the home of the blues.
Day 7-8 New Orleans
Crank up the jazz as you drive into the home of Mardi Gras. Explore the French Quarter, and join the revelers on Bourbon Street. Take an optional swamp tour or cruise the Mississippi on a steamboat. Bourbon Street anyone?
Day 9-10 Houston/The Alamo/San Antonio
A morning in New Orleans before continuing on to Houston. On Day 10, check out historic San Antonio and The Alamo.
Day 11-12 Carlsbad/Santa Fe
Explore the Carlsbad Caverns on a guided tour, dodging the 400,000 bats heading out to hunt at sunset. Visit eerie Roswell then take in southwest culture in Santa Fe.
Day 13-14 Cortez/Mesa Verde NP/Monument Valley
Explore the lives of the ancestral Pueblo people on a guided hike to cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde. Learn about Navajo culture, consider an optional Navajo-led 4x4 excursion tour.
Day 15-16 Grand Canyon NP
Explore the Grand Canyon along numerous trails. Take an optional helicopter flight or watch a spectacular IMAX movie. Return to camp for a campfire BBQ.
Day 17-18 Las Vegas
Explore Las Vegas after a brief orientation walk with your CEO along the famous Vegas Strip. Take an optional VIP limo ride.
Day 19 Death Valley NP/Bishop
Visit the hottest, driest and lowest point in North America: Death Valley. Stargaze at a secluded hot springs.
Day 20-21 Yosemite NP
Morning trip to Mono Lake, walk among the tufa towers. Marvel at spectacular views of the park's peaks. Take hikes to majestic waterfalls, lakes and meadows, and walk amongst giant sequoias. Option to rent bikes for a ride in Yosemite Valley.
Day 22 San Francisco
Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on your way into one of America's most popular cities.
Day 23 San Francisco
Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-tour accommodation to enjoy more of the city.
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