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The Big Easy (ex. Los Angeles) 2018/19 (18 Days, Los Angeles to Miami 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!


Las Vegas party bus
Spray paint cadillacs at the Cadillac Ranch outside Amarillo
Guided tour of Miami
Driving tour of Austin
Visit an authentic Bayou Rum distillery
Jeep tour of Monument Valley with Navajo guide
Visit Fort Worth Historic Stockyards
Driving tour of the Las Vegas Strip
Day trip to Grand Canyon National Park
Visit the Space Center Houston (home of NASA)
Entry to The Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas
15 Breakfasts
15 Lunches
15 Dinners
Tour Provider Topdeck
Number of Days
Price From
AUD $3,749
Start Location
Los Angeles, USA
End Location
Los Angeles, USA
Age Range
18 to 39
Group Size
1 to 48
Tour Style
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Day 1: Los Angeles, California to Las Vegas, Nevada
After a drive through the cactus-scattered Mojave desert, start your stay in Las Vegas in style with a driving tour of the Strip. You'll go around the world 'Vegas-style', to see the Eiffel Tower, an Egyptian pyramid, the New York City skyline and Venice's St. Mark's Square. Then when the sun sets, board the bus and do what Vegas ds best - parties. Included today: -Las Vegas party bus -Driving tour of the Las Vegas Strip Meals: -Dinner Optional activities: -VIP club entry
Day 2: Las Vegas
Anything gs in Vegas. You could go high with a heli-tour over The Strip or ride the High Roller Observation Wheel. Just remember to save some energy for the optional nightclub crawl among the bright lights and sights. Optional activities: -Entry to the High Roller Observation Wheel -Shooting range experience -Heli-tour over the Las Vegas Strip
Day 3: Las Vegas to Grand Canyon region, Arizona
From The Strip in Vegas, towards the red stripes of the Grand Canyon, via the oh-so-famous Route 66. Included today: -Day trip to Grand Canyon National Park Meals: -Dinner Optional activities: -Heli-tour over the Grand Canyon
Day 4: Grand Canyon to Durango, Colorado (via Monument Valley)
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. But a night among Durangotangs (residents of Durango) awaits. Included today: -Monument Valley Navajo Jeep tour Meals: -Breakfast -Lunch -Dinner
Day 5: Durango
Hitting the white water rapids on Animas River is on offer today. Less bumpy options include hiking, biking and ziplining, and completely smooth-ride seekers can spot prairie dogs and cracking scenery from the Durango Silverton steam train in this gorgeous old mining town. Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Horse riding -Whitewater rafting -Ziplining -Chuckwagon Dinner Show
Day 6: Durango to Albuquerque, New Mexico (via Santa Fe)
After a trip down Route 64 and a trip to Santa Fe, we reach Alburquerque for a free night. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 7: Albuquerque to Amarillo, Texas
First up,it's time to soar above Albuquerque with an optional hot air balloon ride. Then channel Banksy at Cadillac Ranch on Route 66 - an art installation of half-buried Cadillacs - where you'll get to crack out the spray paint and get creative on the tailfins of these all-American automobiles. Included today: -Spray paint cadillacs at the Cadillac Ranch outside Amarillo Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner Optional activities: -Hot air balloon ride
Day 8: Amarillo to Dallas/Fort Worth
Cruising away from Amarillo, we're off to Dallas and the Fort Worth Historic Stockyards for a step in back back to the wild west. From the original brick walkways and wooden corrals - Fort Worth has it all. Tonight, we highly recommend Billy Bob's Texas - the World's Largest Honky Tonk. This 127,000 square feet (nearly 12,000 square metres) dancehall is outfitted with over 30 bar stations and can hold up to 6,000 people! Time to get your two step on. Included today: -Fort Worth Historic Stockyards Meals: -Breakfast
Day 16: Panama City Beach to Florida Gulf Coast
If you're still recovering from New Orleans, a chilled evening might be required. So ease into things in Florida's Gulf Coast with an optional sunset cruise. If Panama City Beach did the job of recharging your batteries, throw yourself into the nightlife at one of the many beach bars. Whatever you do, enjoy this balmy bit of beachside. Meals: -Breakfast Optional Activities: -Sunset cruise over the Florida Gulf
Day 15: New Orleans to Panama City Beach, Florida
We're off to seek out turquoise waters and sandy beaches for an afternoon of shopping, mooching or just plain lying around doing very little. Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 14: 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 last taste of true New Orlean crawfish. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 13: New Orleans
On dry land, foodies will have a hard time picking between gumbos and po-boys, jambalaya and muffulettas, and beignets and Bananas Foster. Maybe just try 'em all. You could browse the shops and stalls of the French Market, peruse the art and antiques on Royal and Chartres Streets and learn about the local brewing scene in NOLA. And when night falls, head out and hit the clubs to hear New Orleans do its thing. Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Swamp tour -Cooking demonstration in New Orleans
Day 9: Dallas/Fort Worth to Austin
Before we leave Dallas, visit the Sixth Floor Museum then it's off to Austin, the 'Live Music Capital of the World'. With a driving tour to get your bearings before you let loose on the town and feast on a Texan style BBQ dinner. Included today: -The Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas -Driving tour of Austin Meals -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 11: Austin to Lake Charles, Louisiana (via Houston Space Center)
Catch some live music and maybe even try your hand (or more like feet) at Zydeco dancing after you've tasted the area's Cajun roots at tonight's group dinner. Prepare for spice, rice and all things nice. Included today: -Visit the Space Center Houston (home of NASA) -Visit an authentic Bayou Rum distillery Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 10: Austin
Hello thrift shopping, Airstream cuisine (cooler than regular food trucks) and the ethos 'Keep Austin Weird'. Need more? Nudists, boot scooters, cheese makers and a cathedral of junk - just a few of the things you might see on your free day in Austin. And when you're done with the weird, there's Zilker Park and SoCo to check out. But be sure to hit 6th Street tonight for a live music smorgasbord. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 17: Florida Gulf Coast to Miami
Bienvenido a Miami, where the weather is hot and the characters are colourful. Tonight we roll into the land of ice cream-toned art deco buildings and beach vibes. Included today: -Driving tour of Miami Meals: -Breakfast
Day 12: Lake Charles to New Orleans (via Baton Rouge)
Before hitting the hubbub of New Orleans, get ready for the awesome assault on the senses that is New Orleans. After dinner, you'll be spoilt for choice with all the jazz and blues clubs. A good bet is to just hit up Bourbon or Frenchmen Street for live music every night of the week. Included today: -Orientation tour of Baton Rouge Meals: -Breakfast
Day 18: Miami
Miami, you were fab. Say goodbye to the crew after breakfast and start planning the next adventure. Meals: -Breakfast