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Travel right across the continent, from the most cool to the most populated US city - that's LA to NY in other words. If you're just not a camping sort of person, there's no finer way to roll on through a kaleidoscope of deserts, mountains, cities and canyons. Magic!
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|2 December 2015||Los Angeles to New York||$3,639||Limited Availability||Call Us 1-800-985-4852|
|24 February 2016||Los Angeles to New York||$3,459||Available||Book now|
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|13 July 2016||Los Angeles to New York||$3,799||Available||Book now|
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|27 July 2016||Los Angeles to New York||$3,799||Available||Book now|
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|14 September 2016||Los Angeles to New York||$3,649||Available||Book now|
|28 September 2016||Los Angeles to New York||$3,649||Available||Book now|
|30 November 2016||Los Angeles to New York||$3,649||Available||Book now|
|22 February 2017||Los Angeles to New York||$3,629||Available||Book now|
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|28 June 2017||Los Angeles to New York||$3,829||Available||Book now|
|12 July 2017||Los Angeles to New York||$3,989||Available||Book now|
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|30 August 2017||Los Angeles to New York||$3,989||Available||Book now|
|13 September 2017||Los Angeles to New York||$3,829||Available||Book now|
|27 September 2017||Los Angeles to New York||$3,829||Available||Book now|
|29 November 2017||Los Angeles to New York||$3,829||Available||Book now|
There isn’t a person out there that hasn’t dreamed of taking off on the ultimate north American road trip with a bunch of mates! Cruising down the open road, tunes cranked, wind in your hair, not a care in the world; getting off the beaten track with a whole continent to discover.
The United States is a country of incredible diversity. The nation is home to dynamic cities and small towns that vary dramatically from region to region, and the awe-inspiring National Parks are unparalleled for their beauty and diversity. Eastern energy, slow-paced deep southern charm and a laid back west coast lifestyle, combine to create an incredible culture of virtually everything.
1-2 - Los Angeles & San Diego
Take a tour of 'Tinseltown' starting with a drive through Hollywood to Venice Beach where people-watching down on the beach is the main pastime. Head south to San Diego for some seriously laid back vibes and powder white sand beaches. There's loads to keep you busy in SD, why not visit the 'best zoo in the world', San Diego Zoo. Not your thing? Stick by the coast and show off your skills by renting some rollerblades or a surfboard, or simply don your shades and soak up some rays. Accommodation: Budget lodging included
3-4 - Las Vegas
Las Vegas - the greatest show on earth! Cruise "The Strip" in a super-stretch limo, indulge in an all-you-can eat buffet, take in a show, ride a roller coaster and party the night away in a super-club. If you're looking to flash the cash even more, why not take a helicopter ride along The Strip or change those dollars for casino chips and gamble 'til the wee hours. As the saying goes; 'What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas', so enjoy every last second. Accommodation: Budget lodging included
5-6 - Route 66 & Grand Canyon National Park
En route to the Grand Canyon we'll drive along a section of the original Route 66, stopping at the town of Seligman; a town frozen in time and full of old Americana, so grab a root beer and have a look around! Next up, the Grand Canyon should be on everyone's bucket list and once you've cast your eyes upon the deep canyon landscape you'll understand why. Pack your boots, camera and water and venture into the canyon itself along the Bright Angel Trail to Plateau Point or choose the "bird's eye" view on a scenic helicopter flight. Watching the sun rise or set over the canyon with the colours changing from amber, maroon and red is simply breath-taking. Accommodation: Budget lodging included
7 - Monument Valley
Iconic Monument Valley, used in countless Hollywood Western movies is the most photographed place in America with good reason - but don't be fooled into thinking it's a tourist trap. You can venture well off the beaten track aboard a jeep and let your Navajo guide show off the huge hunks of red rock and share the fables of the sacred lands. Tonight, experience a stunning sunset overlooking the tribal valley and the chance to try the legendary Navajo Taco (if you can finish it that is). Accommodation: Budget lodging included
8 - Santa Fe
With 325 days of sunshine per year and bright blue skies, plus some of the best Mexican food in the USA, Santa Fe won't disappoint. Visit Canyon Road; an area of Santa Fe popular for art galleries, cultural treasures (hand-woven Navajo rugs and Southwestern wood carvings), historic adobe buildings, vibrant restaurants and colourful buildings. Accommodation: Budget lodging included
9-10 - Carlsbad Caverns National Park & Texas
Roswell's International UFO Museum makes for an entertaining stop which lays on the Southwestern charm by the bucket load. Head on to New Mexico and Carlsbad Caverns National Park to explore one of the largest cave systems in the World. Gnarled limestone stalagmites like the Witch's Finger reach upwards, while stalactites in the Bell Cord Room hang from the cavern ceilings. Next, prepare for a big welcome as you enter the Lone Star State, otherwise known as the great state of Texas, the birthplace of Buddy Holly and the world's largest cotton growing region. Accommodation: Budget lodging included
11-12 - Austin, Texas & Louisiana
Austin has exploded as the "Live music capital of the world" and home of great BBQ Tex Mex food. The city is packed with "Texas sized" excitement and is sure to impress with a nightlife which rivals some of the biggest cities in the world. We then say goodbye to Texas and head into bayou country, Louisiana. Accommodation: Budget lodging included
13-14 - New Orleans
Welcome to the country's Deep South, where life moves at a much slower pace. Why not spice up your trip with lip-smacking Cajun and Creole fare, ride a steamboat on the Mississippi River, relax to the sounds of a Jazz or Dixieland band in the French Quarter and join the party on Bourbon Street. New Orleans has more than just incredible tasting food, drink and music to offer. You can take a swamp tour into the alligator habitat of southern Louisiana, and see all sorts of wildlife on the mysterious bayous of Cajun country. Accommodation: Budget lodging included
15-16 - Memphis
Memphis, the Birthplace of the Blues and jazz is next on the list - and what a destination! Strolling along Beale Street must be on your checklist, you'll see influences of Blues and Jazz music everywhere. A visit to the Civil Rights Museum gives you an insight into the history of slavery and the struggles to overcome it. But the top billing has to go to Graceland, former home of 'The King', Elvis Presley. Accommodation: Budget lodging included
17-18 - Nashville & Virginia
Next is Nashville, Tennessee - the shining star of the country music scene. Hit 'The District' - the nightlife hub of Nashville, laze in the city's parks, trawl the malls or learn to line dance. Cowboy boots and sequinned denim anyone? Next, touch down in Virginia, home of the 'spine of America', the Appalachian Mountain Range. Accommodation: Budget lodging included
19-20 - Washington DC
Travel to the Nation's Capital, Washington DC, the centre for cultural and political history. Want to know a secret? Go undercover at the International Spy Museum. Make tracks to the zoo, and then see where big-hitting political animals shape the nation on an included monument tour under an evening neon glow. Why not get up early to beat the crowds to the Lincoln Memorial? It makes for some great photos too! Accommodation: Budget lodging included
21 - Philadelphia & New York Area
Leaving the capital behind, drive towards Philadelphia in Pennsylvania where you visit the Liberty Bell, the steps from the Rocky movies, and can have a Philly cheese steak lunch - delicious! Then we head over to New York Area for the end of our cross country adventure. This tour is not scheduled to spend any time in New York City so make sure you book extra hotel nights and explore the sights and sounds of the Big Apple on your own. Splurge along Fifth Ave, hit the top of the Empire State Building, or soak up the trendy, laidback vibe of Greenwich Village before heading home. This tour ends at approximately 17:00 hrs. We can book you post-tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00 hrs.
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Minimum age 18 years old.
All accommodation - 8 hotel, 7 hostel, 3 motel, 1 cabin & 1 guesthouse nights.
Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
This tour is operated by Trek America.
Throughout your programmes you will have the support and guidance of the programme co-ordinator and team. You will be provided with competent assistance and help with any questions or advice you may need during your stay.
In addition, you will have access to a 24 hour emergency contact number so you can contact one of our UK staff at any time should you need to.
Between 6 and 13 people with one tour leader.
The age range is 18-38 and early to mid twenties are the most common ages.
There will be a fair bit of walking and hiking on the tour as well as the opportunity to do lots of activities. So you should be relatively fit but dont forget that activities are optional so you can do the trip at your own pace.
No, the majority of our travellers are solo travellers and you will meet lots of people on your tour!
For TrekAmerica camping tours you will need to budget for the food kitty. This is usually US$10 a day however see individual tour pages for specific details. This will cover all of your meals while camping but does not cover meals during hotel stops or when the group chooses to sample regional cuisine.
Although it may not be customary in your country, it is normal and expected in North America to tip waiters, bar staff, any type of guide and taxi drivers. Service workers are paid a low wage and depend upon their tips for their livelihood. A minimum of 15% is standard in restaurants. Your trek leader works long and hard for you. He or she may well become your close friend during the trek, but they also need to pay their bills. If the leader's performance meets or exceeds your expectations we recommend a tip of US $5 per person, per day.
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Great friends, lifelong memories, magical exoeriences
Sunset at Grand Canyon Monument Valley New Orleans Jazz Club
Be prepared Make friends Expect the unexpected
The most amazing sleep deprived and exciting weeks ever experienced.
Las Vegas, Grand Canyon and Washington. Also loved the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis
1. Over-estimate the recommended food budget 2. Don't take a hairdryer (every hostel/hotel has one) - it just creates unwanted weight. 3. Have some really good party tunes on your ipod - because you will be expected to play your music in the bus at some point on the trip!
Incredible, inspirational experience, made great friends, true American road trip
The Grand Canyon, you must do the bright angel trail hike, the sunrise and the helicopter ride over the canyon.... Amazing!
Take ear plugs (sometimes people snore/traffic near by) Make sure you take a medical kit which include mosquito sprays etc A travel pillow for the van