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The Big Easy (Ex Miami) 2019/20 (17 Days, Miami to Los Angeles or reverse)

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 ber-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!

Inclusions

Navajo Jeep tour, Monument Valley
NASA Space Center, Houston
Entry to Grand Canyon National Park
Ranch visit, Durango
Sixth Floor Museum, Dallas
Party bus, Las Vegas
13 Breakfasts
13 Lunches
13 Dinners
Tour Provider Topdeck
Number of Days
17
Price From
AUD $3,749
Start Location
Miami, USA
End Location
Miami, USA
Age Range
18 to 39
Group Size
1 to 48
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
18-39
Physical Rating
Mild
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
20 May 201905 Jun 201911AUD $3,749
03 Jun 201919 Jun 201919AUD $3,749
17 Jun 201903 Jul 201917AUD $4,399
01 Jul 201917 Jul 201919AUD $4,399
15 Jul 201931 Jul 201917AUD $4,399
29 Jul 201914 Aug 201917AUD $4,399
12 Aug 201928 Aug 201917AUD $4,399
26 Aug 201911 Sep 201917AUD $4,399
09 Sep 201925 Sep 201918AUD $4,399
23 Sep 201909 Oct 201919AUD $4,399
07 Oct 201923 Oct 201919AUD $4,399
21 Oct 201906 Nov 201919AUD $4,399
11 Nov 201927 Nov 201919AUD $4,399
02 Dec 201918 Dec 201919AUD $3,749
10 Jan 202026 Jan 202019AUD $4,399
20 Jan 202005 Feb 202019AUD $4,399
10 Feb 202026 Feb 202019AUD $3,749
02 Mar 202018 Mar 202019AUD $3,749
ItineraryExpand
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. Meals: -Dinner Optional activities: -Miami speedboat ride
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. Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
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 ts tapping. Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
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. Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Cooking demonstration -Swamp tour -Paddleboat cruise
Day 6: New Orleans to Lake Charles
On our way to Lake Charles we’ll make a pit stop at Baton Rouge, where there’s an orientation tour on the cards. Included today: -Orientation tour of Baton Rouge Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 7: Lake Charles to Austin, Texas
Reawaken those childhood dreams of riding in a rocket at the Houston Space Center before we rock up in Austin. Tonight: feast on a Texan BBQ. Included today: -Visit Houston Space Center (home of NASA) -Driving tour of Austin Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 8: Austin
The city is yours today. Hello thrift shopping, Airstream cuisine (cooler than regular food trucks), nudists, boot scooters, cheese makers and a cathedral of junk. 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. Meals: -Breakfast
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! Included today: -Entry to Grand Canyon National Park -Driving tour of the Las Vegas Strip Meals: -Breakfast Optional Activities: -Heli-tour over the Grand Canyon -Club entry
Day 14: Durango to Grand Canyon region, Arizona
Today feels like a Navajo jeep tour kind of day. One that gs 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. Included today: -Entry to Monument Valley Tribal Park -Monument Valley Navajo Jeep tour Meals: -Breakfast -Lunch -Dinner
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. Included today: -Ranch visit Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Horse riding (summer only) -Whitewater rafting (summer only) -Ziplining (summer only) -Chuckwagon Dinner Show -Mountain bike tour (summer only) -Snowmobile tour (winter only)
Day 9: Austin to Dallas/Fort Worth
First today, we’ll pay a visit to The Sixth Floor Museum – the fateful place where JFK was shot. 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. Included today: -Entry to The Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas -Visit Fort Worth Historic Stockyards Meals: -Breakfast
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). Included today: -Spray paint cadillacs at Cadillac Ranch Meals: -Breakfast
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. Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 16: Las Vegas
Anything gs 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. Meals: -Dinner Optional activities: -Heli-tour over the Las Vegas Strip -Ride the High Roller Observation Wheel -Visit a shooting range
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. Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner Optional activities: -Horse riding (summer only) -Whitewater rafting (summer only) -Ziplining (summer only) -Chuckwagon Dinner Show -Mountain bike tour (summer only) -Snowmobile tour (winter only)
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.