Best of the USA Tour USA

Best of the USA Tour

  • Naturschönheiten im Yosemite Nationalpark
  • Berühmt-berüchtiges Death Valley
  • Versucht euer Glück in "fabulous" Las Vegas
  • Naturwunder Grand Canyon
  • Beeindruckende Landschaft & Navajo-Kultur im Monument Valley
  • Felsbehausungen im Mesa Verde Nationalpark
  • Geführte Tour durch die Carlsbad Caverns
  • New Orleans - Heimat des Jazz
  • Memphis - Heimat von Elvis Presley
  • Country-Musik in Nashville
  • Traumhafte Appalachen
  • Washington DC - Zentrum der Macht
  • Weltmetropole New York
  • An Bord der "Maid of the Mist" zu den weltberühmten Niagara Fällen
  • Taucht ein in das Nachtleben von Chicago
  • Besuch einer Brauerei und Bierverkostung in Milwaukee
  • Camping am Ufer des Mississippi
  • Mondlandschaften im Badlands Nationalpark
  • Besuch von Mount Rushmore
  • Wild West Feeling in Deadwood
  • Weltnaturerbe Yellowstone Nationalpark
  • Freizeit in San Francisco
  • Überblick
  • Leistungen
  • Reiseverlauf
  • Termine & Preise
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43 Tage USA

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Diese ultimative Reise quer durch Amerika von Küste zu Küste (und wieder zurück) ist wahrscheinlich der ambitionierteste Road Trip, den du je unternehmen wirst. In San Francisco, der vielleicht schönsten Stadt der USA, beginnt eure Rundreise. Wandert durch die märchenhafte Natur des Yosemite Nationalparks, wagt einen Abstecher ins Death Valley und versucht euer Glück in der Glitzerstadt Las Vegas. Erlebt die eindrucksvolle Landschaft des grandiosen Grand Canyon auf einer Wanderung oder aus der Luft. Lernt die Navajo-Kultur kennen und bestaunt die impostanten Tafelberge des Monument Valley. Weitere Höhepunkte sind New Orleans, Memphis, die Hauptstadt Washington DC und "Big Apple". Eine Bootstour führt euch ganz nah an die berühmten Niagara Fälle heran, ehe es nach Chicago geht. Entdeckt mondähnliche Landschaften im Badlands NP und unternehmt in Texas eine Reise zurück in die Zeit des Wilden Westens. Alles was du schon immer mal besuchen wolltest, erlebst du auf dieser USA Rundreise!

1. Tag: San Francisco
Ankunft zu jeder Zeit möglich. Wir empfehlen, vor dem Trip eine Unterkunft zu buchen, um diese lebendige Stadt richtig zu genießen.

2. Tag: San Francisco/Yosemite Nationalpark
Wirf auf deiner Abreise aus San Francisco, einer der beliebtesten Städte Amerikas einen Blick auf die Golden Gate Bridge. Du fährst in die Berge der Sierra Nevada, wo du dein Camp aufschlägst.

3. Tag: Yosemite Nationalpark
Genieße einen Tag in Yosemite Nationalpark zur freien Verfügung.

4. Tag: Yosemite Nationalpark/Sierra Nevadas
Bestaune die spektakulären Aussichten entlang des Tioga Pass. Bewundere die Tuffstein-Türme am Mono Lake.

5. Tag: Death Valley/Las Vegas
Besuche ein Land der Extreme im Death-Valley-Nationalpark. Erkunde Las Vegas entlang des berühmten Strip und genieße eine optionale Fahrt in einer VIP-Limousine.

6. Tag: Las Vegas
Zeit in Las Vegas zur freien Verfügung.

7. Tag: Las Vegas/Grand Canyon Nationalpark
Fahrt über die Route 66 zum wunderschönen Grand Canyon. Genieße den Sonnenuntergang am Rand des Grand Canyons.

8. Tag: Grand Canyon Nationalpark
Zeit im Grand Canyon Nationalpark zur freien Verfügung.

9. Tag: Grand Canyon Nationalpark/Monument Valley
Du fährst am südlichen Rand des Canyons entlang und kannst auf einem optionalen Ausflug mit Übernachtung einen der beeindruckendsten Orte der Erde entdecken: Monument Valley.

10. Tag: Monument Valley/Durango
Du erklimmst die Bergstraße durch den Mesa Verde Nationalpark, vorbei an felsigen Abhängen und inspirierenden Ausblicken. Du wanderst zu den alten Felsbehausungen im Mesa Verde Nationalpark und fährst anschließend weiter nach Durango.

11. Tag: Durango/Santa Fe
Weiterfahrt nach Santa Fe, wo du in die Südwest-Kultur dieser historischen Stadt eintauchen kannst.

12. Tag: Santa Fe/Carlsbad
Unterwegs halten wir im berüchtigten Roswell, um die Carlsbad Caverns zu erkunden. Duck dich, wenn 400.000 Fledermäuse bei Sonnenuntergang auf die Jagd ausfliegen.

13. Tag: Carlsbad/Austin
Wir überqueren die Grenze in den Bundesstaat Texas, der Geburtsort von Tex-Mex-Küche, Cowboyhüten und Western-Filmen.

14. Tag: Austin
Verbringe einen Tag in Austin zur freien Verfügung. Optional kannst du im SoCo-Viertel Schnäppchen jagen, in die natürlichen Becken im Barton Springs Pool eintauchen oder abends in einer Country-Bar so richtig abfeiern.

15. Tag: Austin/New Orleans
Dreh den Jazz lauter, wenn du in die Heimat des Mardi Gras fährst. Erkunde das French Quarter und mische dich unter die Nachtschwärmer auf der Bourbon Street.

16. Tag: New Orleans
Genieße einen Tag zur freien Verfügung, um New Orleans zu erkunden.

17. Tag: New Orleans/Memphis
Erkunde den pulsierenden kulturellen und musikalischen Schmelztiegel Memphis. Optional kannst du eine Tour durch Elvis' Graceland machen, Geschichte hautnah im National Civil Rights Museum erleben oder eine Tour durch das Rock & Soul Museum machen. Abends besuchst du die Beale Street, wo dich gutes Essen und Live-Musik erwarten.

18. Tag: Memphis/Nashville
Optional kannst du eine Tour durch Elvis' Graceland machen. Die Reise führt dich dann in die Welthauptstadt der Country-Musik. Abends kannst du im Zentrum von Nashville die regionale Musik genießen.

19. Tag: Nashville/Appalachia
Reise entlang der wunderschönen Straßen, die sich durch die Appalachen schlängeln und bewundere ihre ungestörte, natürliche Schönheit.

20. Tag: Appalachia/Washington DC
Durchquere Shenandoah Nationalpark. Optional kannst du eine kurze Wanderung machen. Besuche den Nationalfriedhof Arlington. Du kommst rechtzeitig in die Hauptstadt an, um die Denkmäler im Mondschein zu erkunden.

21. Tag: Washington DC
Genieße Zeit zur freien Verfügung, um die Stadt zu erkunden.

22. Tag: Washington DC/New York City
Stürze dich in den Trubel des Big Apple. Optional kannst du Times Square besuchen oder durch Central Park schlendern. Erkunde das berühmte Nachtleben im NYC.

23. Tag: New York City/Newburgh
Du verbringst den Vormittag damit, den größten städtischen Spielplatz der USA erkunden.

24. Tag: Newburgh/Finger Lakes
Erkunde die Naturschönheiten der Finger Lakes. Besuche die turmhohen Taughannock Falls, erfrische dich im See oder verkoste regionale Weine in einer Weinkellerei.

25. Tag: Finger Lakes/Niagarafälle
Erlebe den Sprühregen auf einer Bootstour mit der Maid of the Mist und sieh dir die Fälle auf jeden Fall abends an, wenn sie beleuchtet sind.

26. Tag: Niagarafälle/Sandusky
Fahrt nach Sandusky. Optional kannst du einen Vergnügungspark besuchen.

27. Tag: Sandusky/Chicago
Zwischenstopp zum Mittagessen bei den Amish in Shipshewana. Danach geht es weiter nach Chicago. Spaziere den Fluss entlang zum Millennium Park, genieße großartige Musik, und schlendere entlang der Strandpromenade am Navy Pier. Du kannst auch auf den Willis (ehemals Sears) Tower hinauffahren, bevor du abends mit der Gruppe einen draufmachst.

28. Tag: Chicago
Zeit zur freien Verfügung, um Chicago zu erkunden.

29. Tag: Chicago/Frontenac
Besichtigung der Miller Brewing Company in Milwaukee. Danach Fahrt durch Wisconsin. Wir beschließen den Tag auf einem Zeltplatz am Ufer des mächtigen Mississippi.
Exklusiv dazu:Interaktiv Besuch der Miller Brewery und Bierverkostung

30. Tag: Frontenac/Sioux Falls
Genieße den Vormittag zur freien Verfügung in der Mall of America, Amerikas größten Einkaufszentrum. Danach geht es nach South Dakota in das Land der Sioux und in die Great Plains.

31. Tag: Sioux Falls/Badlands Nationalpark
Reise durch die Badlands, bevor wir die Black Hills erreichen.

32. Tag: Badlands Nationalpark/Custer State Park
Entdecke mondähnliche Landschaften auf den Pfaden durch die Badlands, bevor wir die Black Hills erreichen. Dann geht es weiter zum Custer State Park. Erkunde die Vielfalt von Custer und beobachte die freilaufenden Bison-Herden aus sicherer Distanz.

33. Tag: Custer State Park/Devils Tower
Sieh dir die riesigen Präsidentenköpfe von Mount Rushmore an, besuche das Crazy Horse Memorial und mache einen Zwischenstopp in Deadwood auf dem Weg zum Devil's Tower in Wyoming.

34. Tag: Devils Tower/Bozeman
Sieh dir auf dem Weg in die Universitätsstadt Bozeman in Montana das Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument an.

35. Tag: Bozeman/Yellowstone Nationalpark
Du fährst nach Yellowstone, den weltweit ersten Nationalpark, und bestaunst die bunten Geysire, mächtigen Wasserfälle, aufregende Tierwelt und Schönheit der kontrastreichen Landschaft, die dich an jeder Ecke erwarten.

36. Tag: Yellowstone Nationalpark
Am heutigen Tag erkundest du die Höhepunkte der südlichen Schleife.

37. Tag: Yellowstone Nationalpark/Jackson
Auf dem Weg in den Grand Teton NP überquerst du die kontinentale Wasserscheide. Genieße den Anblick von mehr als 12 Berggipfeln. Du kannst auch eine Cowboy Bar besuchen, weltberühmt für ihren Linedance und ihre Live-Auftritte.

38. Tag: Jackson/Twin Falls
Vormittag zur freien Verfügung, um raften oder reiten zu gehen. Danach geht es weiter nach Idaho. Unterwegs Zwischenstopp bei den Shoshone Falls.

39. Tag: Twin Falls/Reno
Lehn dich zurück und genieße einen ganztägigen entspannten Road Trip nach Nevada. Erlebe die grellen Lichter der Casinos in der „größten Kleinstadt der Welt“.

40. Tag: Reno/South Lake Tahoe
Ankunft nach kurzer Fahrt am Lake Tahoe. Nutze einen Nachmittag zur freien Verfügung zum Wandern, für Aktivitäten am See oder einfach zum Relaxen.

41. Tag: South Lake Tahoe/Yosemite Nationalpark
Bewundere die spektakulären Aussichten auf die Hügel und Granitkuppen des Yosemite Nationalparks und genieße eine der landschaftlich reizvollsten Strecken Kaliforniens: Den Tioga Pass!

42. Tag: Yosemite Nationalpark
Genieße Zeit im Yosemite Nationalpark zur freien Verfügung.

43. Tag: Yosemite Nationalpark/San Francisco
Wirf auf der Anreise in einer der beliebtesten Städte Amerikas einen ersten Blick auf die Golden Gate Bridge. Optional kannst du mit der Cable Car über die steilen Hügel fahren, die Stadt auf dem Fahrrad erkunden, oder der untergehenden Sonne entgegen segeln.

Leistungen enthalten

  • USA Rundreise laut Programm
  • Transport im Touring-Van mit Klimaanlage, Unterbringung und Mahlzeiten wie angeben
  • Komplette Camping- und Kochausrüstung (außer Schlafsack und Kissen)
  • Ausflüge und Aktivitäten laut Programm:
    • Eintritt zu allen Nationalparks und Provincial Parks inklusive Spaziergängen und Wanderungen
    • Orientierungstour in Las Vegas und Washington DC
    • Sonnenuntergang am Rande des Grand Canyon
    • Besuch des Death Valley
    • Besuch der Miller Brauerei und Verkostung
    • Besuch der Carlsbad Caverns
    • Maid of the Mist Tour an den Niagara Fällen
    • Besuch einer Amish Gemeinde
    • Besuch der Wall Drug
    • Mount Rushmore
    • Deadwood Besuch

Leistungen nicht enthalten

  • Internationale Flüge (gerne über uns buchbar)
  • Nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke
  • Reiseversicherung
  • Optionale Ausflüge und Aktivitäten
  • Persönliche Ausgaben, Trinkgelder
  • Visum (ESTA-Einreisegenehmigung)
  • Schlafsack & Kissen

Unterbringung

9x Standard-Hotel / Hostel (tlw. Mehrbettzimmer)
33x Camping

Die Unterbringung erfolgt in Doppelzimmern (teilweise Mehrbettzimmer) bzw. 2-Personen-Zelten.

Wahlweise kann gegen Aufpreis von 1219 Euro die Unterbringung im Einzelzimmer/-zelt gebucht werden (außer in New York).

Bei dieser Tour übernachten wir für ein paar Nächte in Hotels, aber die meisten Nächte werden in Zelten auf öffentlichen und privaten Campingplätzen verbracht.

Die Hotels sind gut gelegen, bieten eine gute Qualität (2-3*) und die Zimmer verfügen über private Badezimmer.

Die komplette Campingausrüstung wird zur Verfügung gestellt (außer Schlafsack und Kissen) inklusive komfortabler Matratzen (selbstaufblasbar). Die Kuppelzelte sind von guter Qualität und lassen sich leicht in wenigen Minuten aufbauen. Die Zelte sind mit 2 separaten Reissverschlusstüren ausgestattet, so dass jeder Teilnehmer seinen/ihren eigenen Eingang hat.

Wir übernachten auf 2 Arten von Campingplätzen in Nordamerika:

1. Private Campingplätze: Diese sind privat geführt und verfügen in der Regel über umfangreiche Ausstattung wie Feuerstelle, Picknick-Tisch, Trinkwasser, Toilette und Dusche. Einige haben kleine Swimmingpools und Wäscheservice. Diese Campingplätze befinden sich in der Nähe von Nationalpark-Eingängen oder von Städten.
2. Öffentliche Campingplätze: Diese Camps werden von den Parkverwaltungen geführt und verfügen über die grundlegenden Einrichtungen wie Feuerstelle, Picknick-Tisch, und Trinkwasser. In einigen Fällen müssen diese Arten von Campingplätzen keine Duschen, nur Plumpsklos und einen See! An anderen Orten können sich WC und Dusche außerhalb des Campingplatzes befinden oder manchmal auch ein Stück Fahrt entfernt. Einige der öffentlichen Campingplätzen bieten Duschen gegen Gebühr an (US$ 2-6).

Verpflegung

35x Frühstück
26x Mittagessen
23x Abendessen

Plane USD525-685 für nicht inbegriffene Mahlzeiten ein.

Tourbegleitung

Erfahrener englischsprachiger Reiseleiter und Fahrer

Transportarten

Touring-Van / Maxi-Van, Boot

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Optionale Ausflüge / Zusatzleistungen

Folgende Ausflüge kannst du gegen Aufpreis direkt zu deiner Buchung hinzufügen:

Wildwasser-Rafting auf dem Snake River: Ab 75 Euro
Erlebe einen Adrenalinkick bei Rafting auf dem wilden Fluss.

Sunset Sailing – San Francisco: Ab 50 Euro
Genieße einen Ausflug auf einem Katamaran in der San Francisco Bay.

Monument Valley Allrad-Ausflug über Nacht: Ab 147 Euro
Entdecke die atemberaubende Landschaft und die Geschichte der Navajo-Indianer im Monument Valley. Mit einem lokalen Navajo-Guide erkundest du im Allradfahrzeug die Wüste und siehst dir die gigantischen Felsformationen an, die diese Region weltberühmt gemacht haben. Genieße ein ortstypisches Abendessen und Unterhaltung, bevor du in einem traditionellen Navajo-Hogan übernachtest. Am nächsten Morgen ging es eine Wanderung bei Sonnenaufgang und ein leckeres Frühstück. Ein absolut einmaliges Erlebnis? Darauf kannst du wetten!

Hubschrauberrundflug Grand Canyon: Ab 259 Euro
Der Hubschrauberrundflug über dem Grand Canyon ist ein Muss! Betrachte den Canyon auf diesem 45- bis 50-minütigen Flug aus der Vogelperspektive und bestaune den Kontrast des blaugrünen Colorado River gegen die tausend Schattierungen der roten Felsen in der Schlucht. Erst von oben wirst du dir der Größe der Schlucht so richtig bewusst werden und verstehen warum sie zu den sieben Naturwundern der Welt zählt.

Bitte beachte, dass sich die Preise/Aktivitäten jederzeit ändern können.
Day 1: San Francisco
Arrive at any time. We highly recommend booking pre-tour accommodation to enjoy more of the city.
There's a lot to see and do in San Francisco, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city; speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation. Haight-Ashbury, Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, and the city's famous cable cars await you.

Optional Activities:
- Alcatraz Visit
33USD per person. Travel out to Alcatraz Island for a cell-house audio tour of the infamous federal penitentiary. While there, check out the natural side of the rock—with its gardens, tide pools, bird colonies, and stunning views of San Francisco Bay. Tours often sell out, so book a ticket online (far in advance!) to secure a spot.

- Bike Rental
8-32USD per person. Rent a bike to peddle across the Golden Gate Bridge, through the scenic Marina district or perhaps to Golden Gate park.

- Cable Car Ride
7USD per person. Iconic to San Francisco, travel back in time and hop on the world's last manually operated cable car system.

- Fisherman's Wharf Visit
Free. Visit San Francisco's famous Fishermen's Wharf, walk the piers, check out the marine life, shop and sample the fresh seafood.

- Golden Gate Bridge Visit
Free. What trip to San Fran would be complete without seeing the Golden Gate Bridge? Depending on time, step foot on this famous red suspension bridge or find a great viewing point to take some photos.

- Haight-Ashbury Visit
Free. Check out this neighbourhood known as the centre of counterculture ideals, drugs, and music during the hippie movement in the 60s. Today, find locally-owned restaurants and bars, boutiques, booksellers, head shops and record stores.

Accommodation: HI San Francisco City Center Hostel (or similar)

Day 2: San Francisco/Yosemite National Park
Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on the way out of one of America's most popular cities. Drive into the Sierra Nevada Mountains and set up camp.
Travel through California's Sierra Nevada Mountains on the way to Yosemite National Park. Set up camp for the night and get ready for a full day of exploring the next day.

Accommodation: Indian Flats Campground (or similar)
Meals: Dinner

Day 3: Yosemite National Park
Enjoy a free day in Yosemite National Park. Admire spectacular views of Yosemite National Park's magnificent peaks and granite domes. Yosemite has many trails to offer. Be inspired by this beautiful and amazing landscape and opt to rent a bike to better explore the Yosemite Valley.

Included Activity:
- Yosemite National Park Visit
Picturesque valleys, vast wilderness, powerful waterfalls, elusive wildlife, ancient sequoias and more than 16 types of granite make up this internationally recognized national park. Hike the trails, get up close to ancient rock formations and take panoramic photos of this gorgeous landscape. Keep an eye out for black bears, deer, and coyotes.

Optional Activities:
- Yosemite Bike Rental
12USD per person. Set your wheels in motion with tandem, hand crank or mountain bikes, and opt to cycle some of the 20km (12mi) of paved trails throughout the valley floor. Bring a water bottle, stop to shoot photos, and enjoy some of the most picturesque spots in Yosemite NP.

- Yosemite National Park Hike
Free. Panoramic vistas, gushing waterfalls, and elusive wildlife await. Bring water, wear a hat and sunscreen, and hike Yosemite NP. Keep an eye out for black bears, deer, and coyotes.

Accommodation: Indian Flats Campground (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Yosemite National Park/Death Valley
Awe at the spectacular scenery along the Tioga Pass. Marvel at tufa rock towers at Mono Lake.
Marvel at the spectacular views of Yosemite National Park's magnificent peaks and granite domes while enjoying one of most scenic areas in California.
Note: we intend on using the Tioga Pass, a scenic route through the Sierra Nevada mountain range that connects Yosemite NP with Bishop. In the spring and autumn seasons, there's a chance that the pass will be closed due to poor weather conditions or even snow. In such a case, we use an alternate route south, and will spend the night in Lake Isabella instead of Bishop. The status of the road is monitored daily, and our travel plan for the area will be confirmed during the trip.

Included Activity:
- Tioga Pass Drive
Take this scenic route through the Sierra Nevada mountain range connecting Bishop with the Yosemite Valley floor. Pass by lakes, meadows, and groves, and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife along the way.

- Mono Lake Visit
Unusual rock towers created by underwater springs line the shore of this stunning lake. Walk along the shore and imagine what existed here nearly a million years ago. The salt waters are home to trillions of brine shrimp and alkali flies. Mono Lake also attracts nearly 100 species of migratory birds each year.

Accommodation: Browns Town Campground (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Death Valley/Las Vegas
Visit a land of extremes in Death Valley National Park. Explore Las Vegas and stroll along the famous Vegas Strip. Take an optional VIP party limo.
Visit one of the country's most rugged landscapes, legendary Death Valley, the hottest and driest spot on earth and home to the lowest point in North America.
For the nights in Las Vegas, we stay close to the action in a hotel either at the end of or just a few blocks off the Strip.

Included Activity:
- Death Valley National Park Visit
The Death Valley is one of America’s most extreme locations – from sand dunes and desert, to badlands, towering peaks, and a basin that actually registers below sea-level, this is sure to be an unforgettable stop. Hottest. Driest. Lowest. There’s a bit of everything here on the border of California and Nevada.

- Vegas Strip Visit
Walk along Las Vegas Boulevard and soak in the lights, energy and pulse of the Strip. With an ever-evolving architecture and multitude of hotels, casinos, restaurants, and entertainment, there's so much to see and do.

Optional Activities:
- VIP Party Limo Experience
45USD per person. Channel your inner celebrity and set off in this party on wheels. Luxuriate in the leather seats, and feel like a star with the neon lights, flat screen TV and booming stereo system. Tour the highlights of Vegas and love the limo life.

Accommodation: Golden Nugget Las Vegas (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Las Vegas
Free time in Las Vegas. Full day to explore Las Vegas. Walk the strip and try your luck at the tables or slot machines. Or spend the day shopping, dining or poolside. In the evening, opt to see one of the wildly entertaining shows Vegas is known for.

Optional Activities:
- Gambling at Vegas Casino
Hold some cards, toss some dice, place a bet or sit at the slots. Try your luck at gambling in one of the many casinos along the Strip. (The legal age for gambling is 21 years of age.)

- Las Vegas Show
60-200USD per person. Leave the world behind, give in to your senses and prepare to be amazed. Take in one of the many shows available in this entertainment mecca. Live music, burlesque, comedy, magic, Cirque Du Soleil, and more. Whatever your passion, no other city can compete with the range and scale of shows on offer 24 hours a day.

- Hoover Dam Visit
65USD per person. Take a day trip to the Hoover Dam to learn more about this marvel of engineering.

Accommodation: Golden Nugget Las Vegas (or similar)

Day 7: Las Vegas/Grand Canyon National Park
Travel Route 66, then arrive at the beautiful Grand Canyon and take in the sunset from the canyon's edge.
Considered among nature's most spectacular offerings, the Grand Canyon provides spectacular opportunities for exploration. Return to the campsite and recapture the experiences from this memorable day!

Included Activity:
- Grand Canyon Sunset
Head to the rim of the Grand Canyon at sunset. Point your camera in any direction and capture memorable shots as the shifting light plays off the layers of red, yellow, and brown rock. This is truly one of the great wonders. Enjoy the moment.

Optional Activities:

- Grand Canyon IMAX Movie
14USD per person. On a giant six-story movie screen, watch the most viewed IMAX film of all time, "Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets". Escape, fly, and discover the history and beauty of this awe-inspiring landscape.

Accommodation: Mather Campground (or similar)
Meals: Dinner

Day 8: Grand Canyon National Park
Enjoy free time in Grand Canyon NP. Enjoy a free day to discover the Grand Canyon. Opt to wander throughout the park and take a hike. Hire a bike, check out a museum or see the canyon from the sky by helicopter.
Note: If you have pre-booked the Grand Canyon Helicopter Ride you will enjoy your 45-50min ride over the canyon today.

Included Activity:
- Grand Canyon South Rim Visit
Visit the south rim of the canyon for a great first impression. Marvel as the Grand Canyon unfolds before you. Don't get too close. The land drops almost straight down for more than 1,000m (3,280 ft) into the serpentine canyons below! The gorge is filled with rocky buttes, sheer limestone cliffs, and deep canyons all arrayed in a rainbow of colors. Words defy. This is truly one of the most magnificent sights on earth.

Optional Activities:
- Hiking
Free. Opt to hike along the rim or down into the canyon. Experience breathtaking scenery with spectacular views. Bring lots of water, a hat and plenty of energy. Remember -- hiking down is optional, hiking back up is mandatory!

- Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour
299USD per person. The Grand Canyon helicopter ride is a must! Enjoy a bird's-eye view for 45 to 50 minutes as you fly over the canyon, taking in the stark contrast of the the blue-green Colorado River against the thousand shades of red rock found in the canyon. From above, you can fully appreciate the greatness of the gorge and see why it is one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

- Grand Canyon IMAX Movie
14USD per person. On a giant six-story movie screen, watch the most viewed IMAX film of all time, "Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets". Escape, fly, and discover the history and beauty of this awe-inspiring landscape.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Grand Canyon National Park/Monument Valley
Drive along the southern rim of the canyon, then opt to discover one of the most majestic places on earth, Monument Valley, on an optional overnight excursion.
Take an optional jeep tour led by a Navajo guide through Monument Valley and be inspired by a night under the stars while camping in this magnificent atmosphere.

Optional Activities:
- Monument Valley Overnight
175USD per person. Explore this magical and sacred place by 4x4. Tour the Tribal Park to see the magnificent colours, miles of mesas, buttes, and pinnacles that make Monument Valley a truly wondrous experience. Stay overnight in a traditional Navajo Hogan or sleep under the endless shooting stars. Wake for a breathtaking monumental sunrise.

Accommodation: Gouldings Campground (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10: Monument Valley/Mesa Verde National Park
Wind up the side of a mountain through Mesa Verde National Park's rocky slopes and inspiring vistas. Hike to ancient cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde.
Hike through history exploring Mesa Verde National Park, which offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Puebloans.

Included Activity:
- Mesa Verde Guided Tour
Take a guided hike through history while exploring the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde, some of the most notable and best preserved sites in North America.

Accommodation: Riverside Resort & RV Park (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Mesa Verde National Park/Santa Fe
Travel to Santa Fe and dive into the Southwest culture in this historic city. Continue the journey back in time and explore one of America's oldest and most beautiful cities, Santa Fe. Take a stroll downtown and visit art galleries, or enjoy some world-famous roasted green chilies.

Accommodation: Rancheros de Santa Fe Campground (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12: Santa Fe/Carlsbad
Look for aliens at infamous Roswell en route to exploring the Carlsbad Caverns, dodging the 400,000 bats heading out to hunt at sunset.
Explore the mystery-steeped Roswell. On the night of July 2, 1947, something (or someone) crashed into the desert outside of town. Was it a balloon, military craft, or really extra-terrestrial life? Find out what all the hype is about while passing through this funky town.

Included Activity:
- Carlsbad Caverns Tour
Trek underground into the Carlsbad Caverns, one of the oldest and most famous cave systems in the world. Explore the caves and be fascinated by the underground chambers formed by sulfuric acid, which dissolved the surrounding limestone. Witness a stunning spectacle in the evening when nearly 400,000 Mexican free-tail bats exit Carlsbad Cavern.

Accommodation: Carlsbad Campground (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 13: Carlsbad/Austin
Cross into the state of Texas, the birthplace of Tex-Mex food, 10-gallon hats, and Western movies. Sit back and gaze at the scenery while travelling through the southern United States. Upon arrival in the 'Lonestar' state, settle in at the campsite for a night under the stars.

Accommodation: Bastrop / SE Austin / Colorado River KOA (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 14: Austin
Spend a free day in Austin. Opt to visit the SoCo area for thrift shopping, take a dip in the Barton natural pool, or let loose at a local country bar in the evening.

Optional Activities:
- Tubing on the Guadalupe River
Grab a tube and enjoy how the locals like to beat the heat - floating down the Guadalupe River. Soak up the sun and take the occasional dip while slowly travelling down river from Austin to San Antonio.

- SoCo Vintage and Thrift Shopping
Spend a few hours checking out the SoCo (South Congress) shopping area of Austin. This is a great area to people watch, grab a bite to eat, and search through the vintage stores to find that hidden gem. Check this out for some real local flavour!

- Barton Springs Pool
8USD per person. Take some time to relax in the sun and go for a swim in to what locals call "nature's pool". Barton Springs is a natural reservoir that has created a crystal clear swimming hole inside Zilker Park. Hop into the pool to cool off before relaxing on the grassy knoll right at the water's edge.

- BBQ Dinner
You can't visit the Southwest without trying some good ol', finger lickin BBQ. Texans like to brag that they have some of the best BBQ in the world - try for yourself and find out.

- Country Dancing
Bring out your inner cowboy or cowgirl as you hit the town at an authentic country bar. Mosey up to the bar and grab a pint before heading to the dance floor (cowboy boots not required!). You'll be two-stepping like a local in no time.

Accommodation: Bastrop / SE Austin / Colorado River KOA (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 15: Austin/New Orleans
Crank up the jazz and drive into the home of Mardi Gras. Explore the French Quarter, and join the revellers on Bourbon Street 'til the early hours.
The CEO will point out a few things on the drive in, then get out and experience the city at its best.

Optional Activities:
- French Quarter and Bourbon St Visit
Free. Discover the charm of New Orleans’ oldest neighbourhood. Admire the Spanish colonial architecture of this historic district—many of the buildings date back to the late 18th century. Visit Jackson Square, Bourbon St (known for its many bars), Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop and Pat O’Brien’s (known for inventing the hurricane cocktail) as you explore this lively area, a National Historic Landmark.

Accommodation: Olde Town Inn (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 16: New Orleans
Enjoy a free day to explore New Orleans. New travellers may join you today for the rest of the adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.

Optional Activities:
- Historical Tours
25-30USD per person. Learn more about this fascinating city by discovering its past. New Orleans has all kinds of tour options for all kinds of tastes. Opt for a voodoo tour, ghost tour, cemetery tour or vampire tour — you name it, there’s probably a tour for it. All the tours bring a different historical side of New Orleans to life, with a little bit of creepy thrown in.

- Creole Cooking Class
25USD per person. Learn to cook authentic Creole food and savour the fruits of your labour.

- Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
You may be a seasoned pro at group travel by now, but there will likely be some new travellers joining the group. Sit in on the welcome meeting to meet the newest members of your group and learn about the next leg of your tour.

- Café du Monde Visit
10USD per person. Grab a coffee and try the a delicious beignet at Café du Monde – a New Orleans institution.

- French Quarter and Bourbon St Visit
Free. Discover the charm of New Orleans’ oldest neighbourhood. Admire the Spanish colonial architecture of this historic district—many of the buildings date back to the late 18th century. Visit Jackson Square, Bourbon St (known for its many bars), Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop and Pat O’Brien’s (known for inventing the hurricane cocktail) as you explore this lively area, a National Historic Landmark.

- Ghost Tour
25USD per person. After the sun goes down, embark on a tour of mysterious and (possibly!) haunted spots around New Orleans. From century-old cemeteries to historical voodoo sites, see if you'll experience any paranormal activity.

- Mississippi River Steam Boat Ride
31-42USD per person

Accommodation: Olde Town Inn (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 17: New Orleans/Memphis

Explore the vibrant cultural and musical melting pot of Memphis. Take an optional tour of Graceland, opt to relive history at the National Civil Rights Museum, or tour the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum. Head to Beale Street at night for great food and live music.
Explore the birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll, the Home of Blues, and the starting point of soul. Music legends, including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and B.B. King, made their marks on Memphis. Optional activities include visiting the National Civil Rights Museum (located where the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr took place in 1968) or visiting the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum.

Optional Activities:
- National Civil Rights Museum
15USD per person. Visit the National Civil Rights Museum, located at the Lorraine Motel, the assassination site of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Tour exhibits and collections to learn about key episodes of the American civil rights movement and its legacy in inspiring global civil and human rights efforts.

- Rock & Soul Museum Visit
12USD per person. Learn all about the birth of rock and soul music at the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum. Discover the stories of this genre's musical pioneers, who blazed a path and created a cultural revolution.

- Graceland Visit
42.50USD per person. Pay a visit to the ample Graceland estate and see how this rock and roll legend lived. Tour Graceland Mansion and see Elvis’ living room, music room, kitchen and famous Jungle Room. Wrap up your visit with a stop at Meditation Garden where “the king” has been laid to rest.

- Sun Studio Visit
14USD per person. Visit the reputed birthplace of rock and roll and see where it all began. First opened in January of 1950, this historic recording studio will deepen your understanding of the origins of rock music in Memphis.

Accommodation: Graceland Campground (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 18: Memphis/Nashville
Take an optional tour of Graceland. Travel to the country music capital of the world and become immersed in local music in downtown Nashville.
In the morning, opt to walk in the footsteps of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll at Elvis Presley’s home, Graceland. If Graceland is not for you, enjoy the time to explore more of Memphis on your own. Travel to Nashville in time to check out the nightlife and visit a real country cowboy bar.

Optional Activities:
- Cowboy Bar Visit
Free-20USD per person. Hit the town and live it up in the country music capital of the world. This "Music City" will get you up and dancing and keep your toes tapping late into the night.

- Country Music Hall of Fame
25USD per person

- Johnny Cash Museum
18USD per person

Accommodation: Jellystone Park Campground (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 19: Nashville/Appalachia
Travel the beautiful winding roads through the Appalachian Mountains and absorb their undisturbed natural beauty.
Experience the Appalachian Mountains on the drive. The mountains are a perfect place to relax and to enjoy the fresh, clean air and see the true beauty of North America.

Accommodation: KOA Wytheville Campground (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 20: Appalachia/Washington D.C.

Pass through Shenandoah National Park, and opt to take a short hike. Arrive in the US capital in time to wander the monuments by moonlight.
Continue on the Skyline Drive through Shenandoah National Park, a truly beautiful, historic national treasure. Standing on top of the peaks of Shenandoah National Park, gaze across the silent mountains. It's hard to believe Washington DC is just a short distance away.

Included Activity:
- Monuments by Moonlight
See a different side of the city by moonlight. Take a tour after the sun sets to see some of Washington DC's most popular monuments and memorials all lit up.

Optional Activities:
- Hike through Shenandoah National Park
Free. Enjoy a hike on one of the many trails and paths in Shenandoah National Park. Take in the tranquil natural beauty of its rolling green hills against a backdrop of mountains.

- Arlington Cemetery Visit
Free. Visit Arlington National Cemetery, a military cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. Wander through the tombs, see the eternal flame at John F Kennedy's grave, and visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which represents the thousands lost in war. Spend some time at the memorial amphitheater or witness the changing of the guard.

Accommodation: Cherry Hill Campground (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 21: Washington D.C.
Enjoy free time to explore. There is so much to see and do in Washington DC that you can't see it all in one day. Take your time and spend a full day exploring this fascinating city.

Optional Activities:
- White House Visit (Outside)
Free. Visit 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and learn more about where the president of the US lives and works.

- Washington Monument Visit
Free. Visit the massive obelisk built to honour George Washington, the United States' first president. The Washington Monument is the world's tallest structure made entirely of stone and the world's tallest obelisk. Reopened after suffering damage from an earthquake and hurricane, visitors can opt to travel to the top for a gorgeous view of the city.

- Reflecting Pool and National Mall Visit
Free. Visit the National Mall to see the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, a stunning 2,029 ft (618m) long pool lined with trees and walking paths, which reflects the Lincoln Memorial and/or the Washington Monument, depending on your vantage point.

- Lincoln Memorial Visit
Visit the monument dedicated to the 16th US president, Abraham Lincoln, who was instrumental in the abolition of slavery.

- National Mall Visit
Visit the National Mall, a park in downtown Washington DC, that occupies the area between the Lincoln Memorial and the United States Capitol. Wear comfy shoes – there’s lots to explore in this spectacular green space. The National Mall includes the Washington Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Constitution Gardens, World War II Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the District of Columbia War Memorial, National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of American History, National Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian, and much more.

Accommodation: Cherry Hill Campground (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 22: Washington D.C./New York
Dive into the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple. Opt to visit Times Square or stroll through Central Park. Check out the famous nightlife in NYC.
For our night in NYC, we stay close to the action in a hostel in Manhattan close to the subway line. Today, new travellers may join you for the rest of your adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.

Optional Activities:
- Times Square Visit
Free. Come experience the hub of the city that never sleeps. Head to Midtown Manhattan at Broadway and Seventh Avenue – the heart of all the action. Covered in illuminated billboards and advertisements, Times Square is one of the world's busiest pedestrian intersections and a major centre of the world's entertainment industry.

- Central Park Visit
Free. Discover Central Park, an 843-acre masterpiece of landscape architecture. Much of the park appears natural, but it is almost entirely landscaped. Designed in the 19th century, it is one of America's greatest works of art and the nation's first public park. Explore its walkways and gardens, and, like many other visitors, fall in love with this spectacular green space. Central Park has become the most famous and beloved urban park in the world, featuring extensive walking tracks, bridle paths, an ice-skating rink, a swimming pool, the Central Park Zoo, the Central Park Conservatory Garden, a wildlife sanctuary, a large area of natural woods, and an outdoor amphitheater.

- Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
You may be a seasoned pro at group travel by now, but there will likely be some new travellers joining the group. Sit in on the welcome meeting to meet the newest members of your group and learn about the next leg of your tour.

- Empire State Building Visit
32USD per person. Soak in stunning views of New York and beyond from the top of one of the most famous landmarks in the world. The Empire State Building's Observatory is a main attraction of New York's skyline, stretching 1,250 ft (381m) high.

- 9/11 Memorial Visit and One World Trade Center Observation Deck
24-58USD per person. Remember 9/11 on a visit to Ground Zero. A Memorial and Museum have been created to commemorate those lost on 9/11.

- Chinatown Visit
Free. Lively and diverse, New York City's Chinatown has so much to see and do for urban adventurers. This growing community is considered to have the largest Asian population in a city outside of Asia.

- Statue of Liberty Visit
18USD per person. Pay a visit to “Lady Liberty”, dedicated in 1886 and a gift from the people France. Cruise through New York Harbor and stop off at Liberty Island to get a closer look at this iconic woman meant to welcome new immigrants to the United States. Opt to ride to the top and take in stunning views of the city.

Accommodation: Sleep Inn Brooklyn (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 23: New York/Newburgh

Spend the morning exploring the Big Apple before heading to Newburgh. Dive into the hustle and bustle of NYC on a brief orientation to the city with the CEO, then trade in the big city for a campfire.

Optional Activities:
- Staten Island Ferry
5USD per person. Hop on the Staten Island Ferry, "one of the world's greatest (and shortest) water voyages" (according to guidebooks), and enjoy a stunning view of New York Harbour for free! See the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, in perfect view, and get a unique viewpoint of Lower Manhattan’s skyline and its skyscrapers and bridges. Long before any bridges were built, the ferry transported people between Manhattan and its boroughs; ferry service is offered between Whitehall Street in lower Manhattan and St. George on Staten Island.

- 9/11 Memorial Visit and One World Trade Center Observation Deck
24-58USD per person. Remember 9/11 on a visit to Ground Zero. A Memorial and Museum have been created to commemorate those lost on 9/11.

- Chinatown Visit
Free. Lively and diverse, New York City's Chinatown has so much to see and do for urban adventurers. This growing community is considered to have the largest Asian population in a city outside of Asia.

Accommodation: KOA Newburgh (or similar)
Meals: Dinner

Day 24: Newburgh/Finger Lakes

Enjoy a day out in nature taking in the natural beauty of the Finger Lakes region. Visit towering Taughannock Falls, cool off in the lake, or sample wine from a local winery.
Discover one of the highest waterfalls east of the Rocky Mountains, Taughannock Falls. Take a hike to explore this beautiful area on foot, rent a kayak or paddleboard, or just relax by the lake. Opt to taste wine from one of the local vineyards.

Included Activity:
- Taughannock Falls Visit
Discover one of the highest waterfalls east of the Rocky Mountains, Taughannock Falls, which drops 66m (215 ft). Hike along the river 1.2km (.75 mi) to the end of the gorge trail for stunning views at the base of the falls. Or view the falls from above at the overlook vista.

Optional Activities:
- Kayak/SUP Rental
34-38USD per person. Opt to glide across the lake by kayak or test your balance on a paddleboard. Grab a paddle and get ready to be wowed by natural beauty in every direction. Take time to float and soak in the stunning scenery of the rolling hills and sky that stretches forever.

- Canoe Rental
23-38USD per person

Accommodation: Taughannock Falls SP (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast,  Lunch, Dinner

Day 25: Finger Lakes/Niagara Falls
Get wet on the Maid of the Mist boat tour, and be sure to check out the falls illuminated in the evening.
An exciting adventure awaits in Niagara Falls. Feel the rushing waters of the falls taking the famous "Maid of the Mist Boat Tour." Return after darkness settles over the Niagara region and witness the Falls illuminated in a rainbow of colour!

Included Activity:
- Maid of the Mist Tour
Ready to “explore the roar”? The Niagara Falls Maid of the Mist tour takes visitors on an excursion into the basin of Niagara Falls State Park’s Horseshoe Falls. Generations of Niagara Falls visitors have named the Maid of the Mist tour as one of the highlights of their trip. A favorite Niagara Falls State Park attraction for more than 150 years, the dramatic passage ferries past the base of the American Falls, and on to the basin of Horseshoe Falls, through roiling waterfall whitewater and massive rock formations. The Maid of the Mist returns guests to shore with new found appreciation of the power and grandeur of Niagara Falls.

Optional Activities:
- Cave of the Winds Visit
14USD per person. Experience a wet and wild mist zone in the Cave of the Winds Tour. Travel 175 ft (53m) down by elevator into the Niagara Gorge. Pull on a rain poncho and sandals, and follow walkways along Niagara River to the Hurricane Deck a few feet from the torrent. No need to shower today as Niagara Falls will bathe you in its downpour.

- Casino Visit
Free. Roll the dice, place a bet or play the slots— try your luck at gambling and take in the sights and sounds of the casino.

Accommodation: Niagara Falls / Grand Island KOA Holiday (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast,  Lunch, Dinner

Day 26: Niagara Falls/Sandusky
Travel to Sandusky and opt to catch some thrills at a local amusement park.

Optional Activities:
- Cedar Point Amusement Park
52USD per person. Boost your adrenaline at the "Roller Coaster Capital of the World." Hop on one of 72 rides (including 16 roller coasters) on offer at the Cedar Point Amusement Park, a park awarded "Best Amusement Park in the World" by Amusement Today for 16 years in a row.

Accommodation: KOA Sandusky Campground (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 27: Sandusky/Chicago
Stop for lunch in the Amish community of Shipshewana before continuing on to Chicago. There's tons to do in the Windy City – walk along the river to Millennium Park, enjoy dazzling music, and stroll the boardwalk of the Navy Pier. Opt to ride to the top of the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower, or hit the town for a night out with the group.

Included Activity:
- Amish Community Visit
Stop for a lunch break in this character-rich Amish community. Opt to take a short buggy ride around town.

Optional Activities:
- Willis Tower
22-40USD per person. Visit Willis Tower, which reaches 412m (1,353 ft) and 103 floors into the sky. Step "outside" on the Skydeck's glass ledge for a jaw-dropping view of Chicago and up to four states.

- Millennium Park Visit
Free. Discover downtown Chicago’s beautiful “front lawn”, Millennium Park, featuring green design and four artistic highlights: the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Cloud Gate (aka the Bean), the Crown Fountain, and the Lurie Garden. Located near Chicago's Lake Michigan shoreline, the park was originally intended to celebrate the millennium, but opened four years later in July 2004.

- Navy Pier Boardwalk
Free. Wander through this Chicago landmark and check out the rides, theatres, museums, restaurants, shops, art, music, and more, along this lakefront boardwalk.

- Amish Buggy Ride
6-8USD per person. Enjoy a short buggy ride around this unique, character-rich community, and learn a little bit about the history of the surrounding area.

Accommodation: HI Chicago Hostel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 28: Chicago
Free time to explore Chicago. Today, new travellers may join you for the rest of your adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.

Optional Activities:
- Willis Tower
22-40USD per person. Visit Willis Tower, which reaches 412m (1,353 ft) and 103 floors into the sky. Step "outside" on the Skydeck's glass ledge for a jaw-dropping view of Chicago and up to four states.

- Millennium Park Visit
Free. Discover downtown Chicago’s beautiful “front lawn”, Millennium Park, featuring green design and four artistic highlights: the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Cloud Gate (aka the Bean), the Crown Fountain, and the Lurie Garden. Located near Chicago's Lake Michigan shoreline, the park was originally intended to celebrate the millennium, but opened four years later in July 2004.

- Navy Pier Boardwalk
Free. Wander through this Chicago landmark and check out the rides, theatres, museums, restaurants, shops, art, music, and more, along this lakefront boardwalk.

- Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
You may be a seasoned pro at group travel by now, but there will likely be some new travellers joining the group. Sit in on the welcome meeting to meet the newest members of your group and learn about the next leg of your tour.

Accommodation: HI Chicago Hostel (or similar)

Day 29: Chicago/Frontenac
Tour the Miller Brewing Company in Milwaukee and enjoy a beer tasting, then camp on the banks of the Mississippi River.

Accommodation: Lake Pepin Campground (or similar)
Meals: Dinner

Day 30: Frontenac/Sioux Falls
Enjoy a free morning at the largest shopping mall in America – the Mall of America. Afterwards, venture into South Dakota and head into the Great Plains and lands of the Sioux.
Drive time includes a stop at the Mall of America in the Twin Cities.

Included Activity:
- Mall of America visit
Stop off at one of the largest shopping malls in the United States. Not a shopaholic? No problem! There is an indoor theme park in the centre of the mall, a perfect shopping distraction.

Optional Activities:
- Sioux Falls Visit
Free. Walk the paths around these shallow cascading waterfalls or relax in the grass under the shade of the trees in these serene surroundings.

Accommodation: Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park of Sioux Falls (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 31: Sioux Falls/Badlands National Park

Travel through the Badlands before reaching the Black Hills.

Optional Activities:
- Original South Dakota 1880's Town Visit
12-19USD per person. Envision life on the prairie 100 years ago on this visit to a town made up of more than 30 original buildings from the 1880s to 1920s. Authentically equipped with furniture, antiques, and photographs, this town even has a museum dedicated to the many props used in Kevin Costner's famous movie "Dances with Wolves." Enjoy live entertainment or opt to dress up for some "old-time" photos.

Accommodation: KOA Badlands National Park (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 32: Badlands National Park/Custer State Par
Discover moon-like landscapes on the trails of the Badlands, then drive to Custer SP. Dodge free-roaming bison herds while exploring Custer's diverse lands.
Explore the spectacular, bizarre, and moon-like landscape at Badlands National Park. Discover Wall Drug, an American roadside wonder before reaching the famous Black Hills in the heart of South Dakota. Then take the scenic route to Custer State Park.

Included Activity:
- Badlands National Park Visit
The Lakota gave the area its name, "mako sica" meaning "land bad." Discover the park on short hiking trails and enjoy the feeling of true isolation – visitors can look for miles and see no sign of civilization. Keep eyes peeled for the thousands of delightful prairie dogs that pop up and down in the grasslands and the more elusive bison, bighorn sheep, and black-footed ferrets that live in the park.

- Wall Drug Visit
Discover an American roadside wonder that made "Wall" such a famous place to visit. It all started in the 1930s with free ice water for thirsty tourists coming from the east; today, almost 100 stores and exhibits operate under a single entity making up "America's Favourite Roadside Attraction."

Optional Activities:
- Custer State Park Hike
Free. Explore this fascinating terrain 1,621m (5,318 ft) above sea level. Find your adventure on short hikes through hills, mountainous lakes, rolling prairies, and breathtaking vistas.

- Horseback Riding
37-90USD per person

Accommodation: Fort Welikit (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 33: Custer State Park/Devils Tower
Check out the larger than life ex-presidents of Mount Rushmore, tour around Crazy Horse Memorial, and stop off at Deadwood en route to Devils Tower in Wyoming.

Included Activity:
- Mount Rushmore National Memorial Visit
Visit one of America’s most inspiring symbols of democracy and freedom. Be amazed at the impressive granite faces of four of the most influential presidents of the United States: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. Each stone head is as tall as a six-story building.

- Crazy Horse Memorial Visit
Visit the spectacular Crazy Horse Memorial, which was made to honour the culture, tradition, and living heritage of North American Indians. The words of Chief Standing Bear, "My fellow chiefs and I would like the white man to know the red man has great heroes, too" convinced sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski to create a Memorial for the Lakota people in 1939. Currently 60-90 years away from completion, the memorial, once finished, will be the largest sculpture in the world.

- Deadwood Visit
Explore the once lawless town of Deadwood created by the Black Hills Gold Rush, which brought gunfighters, gamblers, and prostitutes. The town achieved notoriety for the murder of "Wild Bill" Hickok. Watch the famous shootout at the Old Style Saloon #10 and witness the shooting of Wild Bill. Check out the fabulous Midnight Star, Kevin Costner's casino, and try your luck at one of the slot machines.

Accommodation: KOA Devils Tower (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 34: Devils Tower/Bozeman
Check out the the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument en route to the university town of Bozeman, Montana.

Included Activity:

- Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument Visit
The Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument is the site where the Battle of Little Bighorn took place – where the Lakota and Cheyenne Indians fought off the U.S. Army's 7th Cavalry to defend their land and way of life. The battle was a major upset and overwhelming victory for the Lakota and Cheyenne tribes, as they defeated the U.S. army and killed Lt. Col. George A. Custer, which later inspired the movie Custer's Last Stand. An iconic site of American history, today it is home to a number of memorials commemorating the battle. Stop for a stretch and to take in this piece of U.S. history.

Accomodation: Bozeman Campground (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 35: Bozeman/Yellowstone National Park

Travel to Yellowstone, the world's first national park, and be in awe of the colourful geysers, powerful waterfalls, exciting wildlife, and contrasting scenic beauty around every corner.
Yellowstone is beyond special. Geysers, waterfalls, wildlife, and scenic beauty are around every corner just waiting to be explored. In fact, Yellowstone National Park is a super volcano with the world’s largest active geyser field, boasting more than 10,000 geysers. The Park is also home to more wild animals than almost anywhere else in the U.S., including roaming bison, gray wolves, elk, black bears, and, of course, the famous grizzly bear.

Included Activity:
- Yellowstone Northern Loop Excursion
Explore the Northern Loop in Yellowstone National Park, which features beautiful scenery, exciting wildlife, and spectacular hydrothermal features. Tour the ever-maturing Mammoth Hot Springs, walk the Porcelain Basin trail through Norris Geyser Basin, and discover the impressive waterfalls and natural colours of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone!

Accommodation: Bridge Bay Campground (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 36: Yellowstone National Park
Spend the day exploring the highlights of the Southern Loop.
Travel through some of the most famous landmarks of Yellowstone, including Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Spring, West Thumb, and Yellowstone Lake.

Included Activity:
- Yellowstone South Loop Excursion
Travel through the Southern Loop of Yellowstone National Park, which features some of the most breathtaking and diverse natural scenery. Watch Old Faithful erupt, check out the colours of the Grand Prismatic Spring, and take in the geysers in West Thumb with Yellowstone Lake as the backdrop.

Accommodation: Bridge Bay Campground (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 37: Yellowstone National Park/Jackson
Cross the Continental Divide en route to Grand Teton National Park. Enjoy the view of more than 12 peaks that make up this beautiful drive. Opt to visit a cowboy bar for Western line dancing and live music.
Stop at Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park and take in the tranquil surroundings.
In the late afternoon, reach Jackson and marvel at the town square’s elk antler arches. In the evening, enjoy a night out with a true wild western atmosphere at the One Million Dollar Bar.

Included Activity:
- Grand Teton National Park Visit
Visit Grand Teton National Park, a natural playground that offers serene landscapes, alluring wildlife, hidden waterfalls, and hundreds of hiking trails throughout the park. Towering above pristine lakes and alpine terrain, the Teton Range includes more than 12 peaks at an elevation greater than 12,000 ft (39370m).

Optional Activities:

- Jenny Lake Boat Ride
19USD per person. Stop at beautiful Jenny Lake and take a boat ride across the lake. Hike 3km (1.9 mi) to discover Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point on the other side of the lake.

- Million Dollar Bar Visit
Free-20USD per person. Enjoy a night out in a true Western town. Opt to go to the One Million Dollar Bar, Wyoming's landmark watering hole, known for its western dancing, live entertainment, and fascinating decor, including knobbed pine architecture and genuine saddle barstools.

Accommodation: Gros Ventre Campground (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 38: Jackson/Twin Falls
Choose to go whitewater rafting or horseback riding during a free morning, then cross the border into Idaho. Stop off at Shoshone Falls en route.

Optional Activities:
- Whitewater Rafting on Snake River
75USD per person. Enjoy a guided tour along the Snake River and learn about the history and geology of the area. Pass by limestone cliffs and over class II and III rapids like The Lunchcounter and the Big Kahuna. Float down the river, keep an eye out for wildlife, and take in the stunning scenery!

- Jackson Horseback Riding
35-85USD per person. Saddle up and take a scenic ride through mountain trails into an area of unspoilt natural beauty. Enjoy peaceful surroundings along the famous Snake River and see if you can spot various wildlife in their natural habitat.

Accommodation: 1000 Springs Resort (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 39: Twin Falls/Reno
Sit back and relax during a road trip day, crossing into Nevada. Enjoy the bright lights both in and outside the casinos in "The Biggest Little City in the World."

Accommodation: Harrah's Reno (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 40: Reno/South Lake Tahoe
Arrive to Lake Tahoe after a short drive. Enjoy a free afternoon for hiking, lake activities or relaxing.

Accommodation: The Campground by the Lake (or similar)
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 41: South Lake Tahoe/Yosemite National Park
Marvel at the spectacular views of Yosemite National Park's magnificent peaks and granite domes while enjoying one of most scenic drives in California: Tioga Pass!
With a keen eye and a little luck, spot black bears, deer or coyotes.

Included Activity:
- Yosemite National Park Visit
Picturesque valleys, vast wilderness, powerful waterfalls, elusive wildlife, ancient sequoias and more than 16 types of granite make up this internationally recognized national park. Hike the trails, get up close to ancient rock formations and take panoramic photos of this gorgeous landscape. Keep an eye out for black bears, deer, and coyotes.

Accommodation: Indian Flats Campground (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 42: Yosemite National Park
Enjoy free time in Yosemite National Park. Full day to explore Yosemite National Park. Hike the many trails Yosemite has to offer and be inspired by this beautiful and amazing landscape. Option to rent bikes in Yosemite Valley.

Included Activity:
- Yosemite National Park Visit
Picturesque valleys, vast wilderness, powerful waterfalls, elusive wildlife, ancient sequoias and more than 16 types of granite make up this internationally recognized national park. Hike the trails, get up close to ancient rock formations and take panoramic photos of this gorgeous landscape. Keep an eye out for black bears, deer, and coyotes.

Optional Activities:
- Yosemite National Park Hike
Free. Panoramic vistas, gushing waterfalls, and elusive wildlife await. Bring water, wear a hat and sunscreen, and hike Yosemite NP. Keep an eye out for black bears, deer, and coyotes.

- Yosemite Bike Rental
12USD per person. Set your wheels in motion with tandem, hand crank or mountain bikes, and opt to cycle some of the 20km (12mi) of paved trails throughout the valley floor. Bring a water bottle, stop to shoot photos, and enjoy some of the most picturesque spots in Yosemite NP.

Accommodation: Indian Flats Campground (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 43: Yosemite National Park/San Francisco
Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on the way into one of America's most popular cities. Trip ends upon arrival to San Francisco. Take an optional cable car ride over the steep hills, explore the city by bicycle or set sail into the setting sun.
Arrive at one of the most iconic cities in the world: San Francisco. The CEO will point out some popular sites on the drive into town.
There's a lot to see and do in San Francisco. We recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city; speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation.
If you are departing on arrival to San Francisco, you will not have enough time to participate in the Sunset Sailing extra. Post-tour accommodation is required to purchase this extra.

Optional Activities:
- Sunset Sailing San Francisco
50USD per person. Depart from Fisherman's Wharf and catch a glimpse of marine life as we sail around San Francisco Bay. Admire the city's remarkable skyline, get up close and personal with the infamous Alcatraz Island, and sail underneath the Golden Gate Bridge. Enjoy the sunset and make a mental note to return.

- Cable Car Ride
7USD per person. Iconic to San Francisco, travel back in time and hop on the world's last manually operated cable car system.

- Fisherman's Wharf Visit
Free. Visit San Francisco's famous Fishermen's Wharf, walk the piers, check out the marine life, shop and sample the fresh seafood.

- Golden Gate Bridge Visit
Free. What trip to San Fran would be complete without seeing the Golden Gate Bridge? Depending on time, step foot on this famous red suspension bridge or find a great viewing point to take some photos.

- Haight-Ashbury Visit
Free. Check out this neighbourhood known as the centre of counterculture ideals, drugs, and music during the hippie movement in the 60s. Today, find locally-owned restaurants and bars, boutiques, booksellers, head shops and record stores.

- Bike Rental
8-32USD per person. Rent a bike to peddle across the Golden Gate Bridge, through the scenic Marina district or perhaps to Golden Gate park.

- Alcatraz Visit
33USD per person. Travel out to Alcatraz Island for a cell-house audio tour of the infamous federal penitentiary. While there, check out the natural side of the rock—with its gardens, tide pools, bird colonies, and stunning views of San Francisco Bay. Tours often sell out, so book a ticket online (far in advance!) to secure a spot.

Meals: Breakfast
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Was ist ein "Yolo-Trip"?
Unserer Yolo-Trips bieten unverfälschte Reiseerlebnisse in kleinen Gruppen für entdeckungsfreudige Reisende, die die Welt so erleben möchten, wie sie wirklich ist. Jeder Trip verbindet die Höhepunkte des Landes mit spontanen Situationen, gewährt dir persönliche Freiheit und ermöglicht dir Begegnungen mit den Einheimischen, zu einem Preis, bei dem dein Taschengeld dort bleibt, wo es hingehört.

Für alle 18-39 jährigen Globetrotter
In unseren Gruppen triffst du die unterschiedlichsten Menschen, und genau das macht sie so interessant. Aber eins haben alle unsere Reisenden gemeinsam: sie möchten eine großartige Reise erleben, eine einzigartige Zeit zusammen mit Gleichgesinnten Travellern verbringen und mit ganz viel Spass & Freiheit die Welt entdecken.

Internationale Gruppen
Unsere Gruppen sind im Durchschnitt mit 14 Personen unterwegs und sind eine bunte Mischung aus Einzelreisenden, Freunden und Paaren jeden Alters aus der ganzen Welt. Du wirst in deiner Gruppe die unterschiedlichsten Persönlichkeiten kennenlernen und auf deiner Reise jede Menge neue Freunde finden. Mit Menschen aus verschiedenen Ländern werden alle unserer Erlebnisreisen auf Englisch durchgeführt.

Herumkommen
Die Road Trips durch Nordamerika beinhalten eine Mischung von Hotelunterkünften in Städten und Mitmach-Camping in der freien Natur. Die Gruppen werden zwischen den Reisezielen in einer Flotte brandneuer Minibusse chauffiert. Die Fahrzeuge sind mit komfortablen Sitzen, großen Fenstern, einer Ladestation für Elektrogeräte und einer Stereoanlage ausgestattet. Ihr könnt während der Fahrt E-Mails checken und auf Facebook und Twitter posten, denn die Fahrzeuge sind mit WI-FI ausgestattet (abhängig von Signalverfügbarkeit).
Und das Beste? Dein Reiseleiter übernimmt immer das Fahren. Wir halten die Gruppengröße klein, damit ihr euch richtig kennenlernen könnt und alle genug Platz haben, um die Füße auszustrecken.

Mitmach-Camping
Oberflächlich betrachtet, geht es beim Camping darum, unter freiem Himmel zu schlafen und dein Essen über einem offenen Feuer zu kochen. Aber wenn du einmal Campen warst, weißt du, dass es in Wirklichkeit um die Gemeinschaft geht. Camping bringt Fremde auf eine Art und Weise zusammen, wie es keine andere Reiseart kann. Und wenn alle miteinander aushelfen, bleiben die Kosten niedrig und die Stimmung hoch. Denk daran: Es gibt kein "ich" im "Team".
Mitmach-Camping bedeutet, dass die Reisenden für sich und andere sorgen. Die Aufgaben - Ein- und Auspacken, das Fahrzeug sauber halten, beim Kochen helfen usw. - werden täglich zugeteilt und wechseln innerhalb der Gruppe durch. Typischerweise wirst du nach der Ankunft erst mal dein Zelt aufstellen und dann entweder beim Kochen helfen oder danach aufräumen. An einigen Abenden unterwegs genießt du auch Abendessen in Restaurants und Übernachtungen in günstig gelegenen Hotels.

Zimmer, Zelte und Ausrüstung
Um sicherzustellen, dass du deinen Schönheitsschlaf bekommst - und um gleichzeitig die Kosten zu minimieren - teilst du dein Zweibettzimmer im Hotel mit anderen gleichgesinnten Reisenden. Damit du richtig nahe an der Natur bist, beinhalten die meisten Touren Übernachtungen auf öffentlichen Campingplätzen. Wir verwenden 2-Mann-Zelte mit gepolsterten Luftmatratzen, und die ganze Ausrüstung (außer Schlafsack und Kissen) ist im Preis deines Trips inbegriffen. Unsere großen Zelte sind in ungefähr fünf Minuten aufgebaut, und die meisten Campingplätze verfügen über Toiletten, fließendes Wasser und einfache Duschen. Einige Campingplätze haben sogar weitere Einrichtungen wie Geschäfte, WLAN-Zugang und Wäschereien.

Was werden wir essen?
Dein Reiseleiter übernimmt das Einkaufen und die Essensplanung (außer du möchtest unbedingt dein Lieblingsessen von daheim kochen, dann melde dich einfach), aber die Reisenden helfen bei der Essenszubereitung mit. Wir führen eine Menge Vorräte mit, darunter Frischeprodukte und Frischfleisch, um sicherzustellen, dass unsere Mahlzeiten immer gesund und herzhaft sind. Lokale Genüsse sind ein essenzieller Teil aller amerikanischen Road Trips, und du wirst Gelegenheit haben, alles Mögliche auszuprobieren - Jambalaya, Hummer, Texmex, Poutine, und vieles mehr - wenn wir nicht am Campingplatz essen. Zum Frühstück gibt es großzügige Buffets; zum Mittagessen Sandwiches, Salate und ab und zu ein Barbecue; zum Abendessen dreigängige Menüs. Wenn wir campen, musst du keine Essensbeiträge zahlen, und in den Städten hast du die Flexibilität, zu essen, wo du magst.

Was, wenn ich alleine unterwegs bin?
Weil es manchmal einfach praktischer und komfortabler ist, dein eigenes Zimmer (oder Zelt) zu haben, bieten wir allein Reisenden die optionale Möglichkeit gegen Aufpreis ein eigenes Zelt bzw. Zimmer zu buchen - ein Mehr an Privatsphäre zu einem Spitzenpreis. Ansonsten teilst du Zimmer und Zelt mit Mitbewohnern gleichen Geschlechts, damit alle Kosten sparen können.

Wer hat das sagen?
Dein Trip wird von zwei Reiseleiter geleitet, die persönlich ausgewählt wurde aufgrund ihrer umfangreichen Kenntnisse und ihrer Vertrautheit mit der Region, die ihr erkundet. An einem typischen Fahrtag werden etwa sechs Stunden im Fahrzeug gebracht, dass von einem der beiden Reiseleiter gesteuert wird. Unterwegs werden Stopps für Besichtigungen und Aktivitäten eingelegt - je nach Fahretappe umfassen diese zwischen zwei bis fünf Stunden. Der zweite Reiseleiter ist immer da, um die Tourteilnehmer mit Informationen zu unterstützen, die während der Reisetage benötigt werden. Außerdem ist er beim Aufbau des Camps behilflich. Während des Trips werden die Reiseleiter von regionalen Experten unterstützt, die dir wirklich alles Wesentliche an deinen neuen Lieblingsorten zeigen können. Denk daran, dass Nordamerika wirklich sehr sehr groß ist - alleine die Reise von New York nach New Orleans entspricht einer Fahrt durch fast ganz Europa, und wir machen das alles in einer einzigen Woche. Die Fahrzeiten sind die perfekte Gelegenheit, Schlaf nachzuholen, zu entspannen und Geschichten mit deinen Mitreisenden auszutauschen.

100 % Garantierte Abreisetermine
Die Sicherheit, zu wissen, dass deine Abreise garantiert ist, ist ein unschlagbares Gefühl, und da wir dieses Gefühl so sehr mögen, dachten wir, dass es jeder genießen können sollte. Daher garantieren wir, dass alle Abreisetermine dieser Tour verbindlich durchgeführt werden. Ja, alle. Wenn du gebucht und bezahlt hast, fährst du auch. Garantiert. Wir sagen deine Reise auf gar keinen Fall ab (außer wegen extremen Witterungsbedingungen oder aus Sicherheitsgründen). Versprochen.