T'was the day before Christmas, so what better way to spend it then travelling along one of the most stunning and picturesque stretches of road the East Coast has to offer? Sunshine, laughter and good times are a given this festive season on this sweet nine day tour to some awesome US destinations. Today you'll journey via the Overseas Highway down to beautiful Key West, with panoramic views of lush mangroves and turquoise waters. As soon as you step foot on the pristine sandy beaches give yourself a well-deserved high five for making the wise decision to spend the holiday season in paradise!
You're living the dream as you awake on Christmas Day with temperatures that could reach 26 degrees and a whole host of awesome water-based activities available on your doorstep. It wouldn't be Christmas without a mighty feast, so why not hang out with the locals and sample some of the fresh seafood available here? When you can't eat any more, hang out on a hammock between a couple of palm trees and watch the world go by.
Spanning the southern tip of Florida, the unique Everglades National Park is rich with birdlife and many rare and endangered wildlife species. It's time for close encounters with alligators as you delve deep into the swampland on an included airboat ride. Your experienced tour guide will describe the wonders of this unique ecosystem and help you learn about all of the native and exotic wildlife that call this place home. You'll stay overnight in a unique 'chickee' cabin on stilts, which is basic (no running water or electricity) and in an amazing setting.NB: Please be aware that Billie’s Swamp Safari keep an enclosure of animals. TrekAmerica do not endorse animals in captivity. This is one of the reasons why we include the airboat ride, so that our passengers can view native inhabitants of the Florida Everglades, in their natural environment.
Now's your chance to embrace your inner child, with adventure parks galore in Orlando. With two nights here you'll have the chance to experience plenty of thrills. Why not head over to Disney World and meet Mickey, or battle Voldemort at Universal Studios' Wizarding World? If you really want something out of this world, cross into the final frontier at the Kennedy Space Center. There's definitely no growing up allowed around here!
If you dream of lazy beach days, then a visit to the Gulf of Mexico's 'Southern Riviera' will be right up your street. With so much fresh seafood at your fingertips make sure you stop by one of the many delicious restaurants. Leave only footprints as you wander along the gorgeous beaches with nothing but fun times ahead. Don't let the laid-back vibes fool you though, when the sun goes down the dancing shoes come out and the party people dance the night away at the famous beachfront clubs of the Gulf Coast.
Enjoy the last couple of days of the year in jazz-tastic New Orleans! Where better to see in the New Year? Before the party gets started, why not grab a bowl of gumbo or some home cooked jambalaya, for the real Deep South experience? For the biggest celebration in the city head to Jackson Square and watch as the fireworks light up the night sky over the Mississippi River. Follow the crowds as the party continues down to the world-famous Bourbon Street in the French Quarter. Expect lots of music, lots of colour and lots of fun! This will no doubt be one heck of an ending to one spectacular year!
Your tour ends in New Orleans and you're free to depart any time this morning. Why not extend your stay and start your year by exploring more of the city? We can book you post-tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required.