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The All American Loop

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Group Size: Max 13

Trip code: TN

Duration: 60 days

2 month American road trip!
See the best of the US!
Includes all National Park entry fees

Head Stateside for a road trip of epic proportions! Buckle up for 60 action-packed days of city sights, natural wonders and the great open road! This trip does it all - from the bright lights of Washington and Miami, to the mighty Grand Canyon and Mount Rushmore, and the exquisite National Parks of Yellowstone and Yosemite, plus a host of charming and bizarre American towns in between! You’ll be travelling with a group of fellow road-trippers and an expert guide, while staying in roadside hostels and campsites under huge American skies.

Trip highlights

  • Head from East to West and back again, taking in the best bits of North and South! 
  • Explore incredible US Cities, such as New Orleans, Chicago and Los Angeles
  • Discover legendary American landscapes, such as the Grand Canyon, Lake Louise and Badlands National Park
  • Roll across legendary American roads and get that iconic road trip experience
  • Do it in reverse! From L.A. to L.A.!
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What's included
  • 59 nights’ accommodation
  • Cycle tour of Washington DC monuments
  • Limo ride through Las Vegas
  • Visit Alcatraz Prison
  • ‘Maid of the Mist’ boat trip at Niagara Falls
  • Sunrise/sunset at Grand Canyon
  • Hikes in gorgeous National Parks
  • Live music in New Orleans and Austin
  • See faces of presidents in Mount Rushmore
  • Admission to all included national parks and monuments
  • Dedicated tour guide
  • Private transport with free on-board Wi-Fi
  • 24/7 emergency support
What's not included
  • International flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Food Kitty when camping ($10USD a day)
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals, snacks and drinks
  • Optional activities
Further trip information

Embark on an epic road trip and see it all from coast to coast and back again! Experience awe-inspiring landscapes and super-cool cities as you travel across country with a group and guide!

Please note: Some departure dates operate this itinerary in reverse, heading north to Niagara Falls first. This tour can also be booked to depart from Los Angeles. Please contact us for more details.

Day 1-2: New York Area - Philadelphia & Washington DC. Meet your group just outside New York and begin your trip! Explore Philadelphia and discover the monuments of Washington DC on an included bike tour.

Day 3: Carolinas. Plunge south to the shifting landscapes of North and South Carolina..

Day 4: Charleston. Discover South Carolina’s oldest city. 

Day 5: St Augustine. Next stop is St. Augustine, affectionately referred to as the ‘Nation’s Oldest City’. 

Day 6-7: Miami. Pull on your shades and stroll down the palm tree-lined avenues and long sandy beaches of Miami. 

Day 8-9: Key West. Cross over to the alternative island of Key West. 

Day 10-11: Orlando. Enjoy two exciting days of ride-hopping and thrill-seeking in Orlando. 

Day 12: Destin Beach. Slow down the pace with a dreamy day on Destin Beach. 

Day 13-14: New Orleans. Home of the Mardi Gras, this colourful city is famous for its easy going atmosphere and its love of good food, good drink and good music. 

Day 15: Louisiana & Texas. Head into the Bayou and enjoy the hospitality, food and music of this southern state. 

Day 16-17: Austin. Feel the rhythm of this electric city as you discover toe-tapping saloons and artistic cocktail bars. 

Day 18: West Texas. Expect open plains, rocky valleys and clustered cacti as you roll through West Texas – whip-crackin’ cowboy territory!

Day 19: Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Head underground in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, one of the largest cave networks in the world and a true natural wonder. 

Day 20: Santa Fe & Roswell. Cruise through Canyon Road to pick up some gorgeous arts and crafts and then keep your eye out for aliens in Roswell!

Day 21-22: Colorado Rockies. Spend your days hiking the mountain trails and drinking in jaw-dropping hillside views.

Day 23-24: Moab/Arches National Park. This incredible orange desert is home to two things: staggering rock formations and adrenaline pumping activities. Make the most of both!

Day 25: Monument Valley. Pull on your Stetson and prepare for the epic cowboy landscapes of Monument Valley. Join an optional guided Najavo 4x4 tour for a different perspective on the valley. 

Day 26-27: Grand Canyon National Park. Hike along the rim trails and peer down the edge of this mighty canyon. Watch the sunset and sunrise in this gorgeous place.

Day 28-29: Las Vegas. Vegas Baby! Hop into a limo for an included VIP cruise through the city and then cash in your chips at the casino. 

Day 30-31: Los Angeles. Keep your eyes peeled for celebs as your roll into the gleaming streets of LA. Wander the walk of fame, get a pic next to the iconic Hollywood sign and explore chilled-out Venice Beach!

Day 32: Santa Barbara – California Coast. Continue up the stunning Californian Coast to the white walls and red roofs of Santa Barbara. 

Day 33-34: Yosemite National Park. Drive into the exquisite surrounding of Yosemite National Park and spend two days wandering through sweeping forests, climbing rocky mountain slopes and chilling on the banks of gentle streams.

Day 35-36: San Francisco. Roll into the crazy-cool city of San Fran. Enjoy an included tour of Haight-Ashbury, a hotspot of hippie and quirky vibes. Don’t miss sunset on the iconic Golden Gate Bridge – a San Fran must!

Day 37-38: Redwood National Park. Get away from the bustle of city living and enter the leafy wonderland of Redwood National Park. 

Day 39: Portland. Enjoy the vibrant cafes and hipster vibe of Portland, Oregon.

Day 40: Seattle. Now for the cosmopolitan cool of Seattle. At night, the city is brimming with funky live music. Get out there and dance!

Day 41-42: Vancouver. Welcome to Canada! Cross the border and drive into Vancouver, a gorgeous blend of mountains and coastline. 

Day 43-44: British Columbia – Lake Louise. More epic scenery on the menu today as you drive through British Columbia. Your destination, Lake Louise, is simply stunning.

Day 45-46: Banff National Park. Today you’re heading for Banff, a picture-postcard landscape of dramatic mountains and perfect mirrored lakes. 

Day 47-49: Glacier National Park. Return to the USA and the gorgeous Glacier National Park. Pull on your hiking boots and go exploring!

Day 50-51: Yellowstone National Park. Glorious Yellowstone is next, with its explosive geysers, multi-coloured waterfalls and roaming herds of bison and elk.

Day 52: Cody. Step back in time today with a visit to the Old West town of Cody. Soak up the cowboy vibes with a drink in the saloon.

Day 53: Mount Rushmore. Stare into the faces of four of the nation’s best-loved presidents chiselled into the cliffs of Mount Rushmore. 

Day 54: Badlands National Park. Discover the otherworldly landscapes of Badlands National Park. Like the surface of the moon, this area is all bizarre rock valleys, jagged spires and undulating peaks and troughs. 

Day 55: South Dakota – Minnesota. Beat on through the prairies of Minnesota and make camp, listening out for the wandering howls of resident coyotes. 

Day 56-57: Chicago. Welcome to the Windy City! Famous for its delicious pizza and smoky blues, this city is a must for the American road tripper. 

Day 58: Lake Erie. Move on for some Ohio thrills at Cedar Point Amusement Park then settle down for the night near the Greak Lakes.

Day 59: Niagara Falls. Witness the epic force of the Niagara Falls on an included ‘Maid of the Mist’ boat cruise that takes you right up to the waterfalls! 

Day 60: Niagara Falls – New York Area. Your tour ends today at your finishing point at 5pm.

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Arrival information

Your tour begins at 7:30am from a hotel just outside of New York City. As the tour departs early we recommend you book accommodation in the hotel for the night before. This accommodation will be at your own cost.

The tour ends on day 60 at around 5pm at the same hotel. We do not recommend booking a return flight that departs before 9pm if you plan to leave on this day.

Please note: This trip can also be booked to depart from Los Angeles in which case the tour will start and end there.

Accommodation & meals

59 nights of accommodation are included on this tour. 41 nights will be spent camping in twin share tents, 12 nights will be spent in budget accommodation (single sex dorms) and 6 nights will be spent in hotels (twin share). All camping equipment and fees are included apart from a sleeping bag, which you will need to bring yourself.

Meals are not included on this tour. A food kitty is in place to cover all meals while camping. You will need to contribute USD10 a day to cover these meals. All cooking equipment is provided and you will take turns as a group to prepare meals. In the cities, you are encouraged to head out and sample local specialities at restaurants and food markets. Please allow some extra spending money for these meals out.

Minimum age & eligibility

The minimum age to join this group tour is 18. Please note that the legal drinking age in the USA is 21 years. If you are under 21, you will not be permitted into pubs, bars or casinos.

Most British Nationals visiting the USA will be able to travel (for tourism purposes) under the US Visa Waiver Programme for durations of up to 90 days. All travellers going to the United States will have to complete the ESTA form online for authorisation under the Visa Waiver Programme. Visa rules and regulations are subject to change. Please check the relevant embassy websites for the most up to date visa information.

Covid safety

This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:

Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.

Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.

Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.

Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.

Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.

Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.

24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.

It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.

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