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Experience the breathtaking scenery and fascinating history of the true South West on this unique road trip that combines the well-known icons with some undiscovered and rarely visited gems.
Destinations > Texas & South West USA > Wild Wild West
12 nights accommodation, 12 days car rental, maps, driving directions and information package.
Daily, 01 Apr - 31 Oct '19
Head across one of the largest deserts in North America to Tucson, Arizona, for an authentic South Western experience; stop in at Tombstone, where you can discover the wild west with buildings dating back to the 1870s; Visit Taos Pueblo, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a National Historic Monument.
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Historic Route 66
Mesa Verde National Park
Tombstone, the town ‘Too Tough to Die’
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Arrive in Los Angeles, a sprawling metropolis and leading centre of entertainment, fashion and sports.
Spend the day discovering LA before travelling south to San Diego where cool breezes, tranquil waters and kilometres of world-renowned beaches welcome visitors from all over the world.
Take time to enjoy San Diego’s beautiful surroundings before heading across one of the largest deserts in North America to Tucson, Arizona. Built upon a profound Native American, Spanish, Mexican and Old West foundation, Tucson offers visitors an authentic South Western experience.
Depart Tucson for Tombstone where you will find original buildings dating back to the 1870s and can catch a live gunfight. With the majestic Organ Mountains to the east and the mighty Rio Grande to the west, Las Cruceshas a mysterious presence. Its rich history haunts it still with reminders of Billy the Kid, who was sentenced to death in the area.
Santa Fe, founded on the ruins of an abandoned Indian village, is the oldest capital in the US and remains one of the most picturesque cities in the state.
Depart Santa Fe for Taos whose landscape is a dramatic reminder that you are now surrounded by some of the most ancient land forms on earth. Visit Taos Pueblo, the only living Native American community designated both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a National Historic Landmark. Continue to Durango, Colorado’s year-round playground.
Today you may choose to board the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for an unforgettable journey back in time. Originally constructed in 1882, and in continuous operation for 131 years, the railroad’s vintage steam locomotives let you relive the sights and sounds of yesteryear.
This morning head west to Mesa Verde National Park, home to some of the best preserved cliff dwellings in the US. Continuing west, you’ll drive through the ‘four corners’, the only place in the US where four states intersect at one point: Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado. Further west is Kayenta, gateway to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.
Depart early today for Grand Canyon National Park, a natural wonder that you simply have to see to believe.
Head west to Seligman, a small town located along Historic Route 66. From here travel along the longest remaining stretch of this historic route to one of Arizona’s hidden treasures, Kingman. Continue to Las Vegas, a desert oasis of neon lights.
See Day 10 for today's itinerary.
Spectacular scenery surrounds you as you travel through the Mojave Desert, while a visit to Calico Ghost Town, an authentic Old West silver mining town, makes for an interesting stop on the journey to Los Angeles.
Return your rental car in time for your departure
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