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10-Day Houston, San Antonio, Carlsbad Caverns, Las Vegas from New Orleans

  • Tour code: 248-3387
  • Available: May - September (list as calendar)
  • Depart from: New Orleans, LA
  • Duration: 10 Days 9 Nights
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Special Remarks:

  • Relax in the Big Easy
  • Take in the big-city vibes of Houston
  • Experience New Mexico's art scene in Santa Fe
  • Uncover the ancient history of North America in Mesa Verde
  • Gaze down into the gigantic Grand Canyon
  • Party along the Las Vegas Strip
  • Remember the Alamo in San Antonio
  • Peer into the Carlsbad Caverns

Pricing Details

Single: $1595
Double (/Person): $1595
Third Person Adult: $1595
Child (Age 15+): $1595
Fourth Person Adult: $1595
Child (Age 15+): $1595

Note: *Price in USD is based on the lowest price per person per room over the next 30 days. Exact prices are displayed when you select a date.

  • Single Travellers: Group trips are designed for shared accommodation and don't involve a compulsory single supplement. Single travellers share with people of the same gender in accommodation ranging from twin to multishare. Some of our itineraries have accommodation booked on a mixed gender share basis.
  • Child rates: Children below 8 years are not allowed in the tour
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Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 New Orleans
  • Day 2 New Orleans - Houston(384 miles)
  • Day 3 Houston - San Antonio(189 miles)
  • Day 4 San Antonio - Carlsbad Caverns National Park(397 miles)
  • Day 5 Carlsbad Caverns National Park - Santa Fe(272 miles)
  • Day 6 Santa Fe - Mesa Verde National Park(259 miles)
  • Day 7 Mesa Verde National Park - Monument Valley(93 miles)
  • Day 8 Monument Valley - Grand Canyon(128 miles)
  • Day 9 Grand Canyon
  • Day 10 Grand Canyon - Las Vegas(275 miles)
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Day 1 New Orleans

Welcome to the USA! The tour will begin after guests have met at the specified departure location in New Orleans for a Welcome Meeting (guests should look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask the reception desk where the meeting will take place). Tonight, we will start our journey by doing some sightseeing in New Orleans, a.k.a. the Big Easy, taking in the sights and sounds of Bourbon Street, relaxing in the Garden District, and absorbing the atmosphere of the French Quarter.

The city known as the "Big Easy" is most famous for its colorful and exciting Mardi Gras celebration. Visitors will marvel at its distinctive Cajun culture and cuisine that is unlike anything else in the world.

  • Always Visit
    Extending 13 blocks in the French Quarter, Bourbon Street is the most famous thoroughfare in New Orleans, a top destination for generations of partygoers. It is home to some of the best bars and restaurants in the city.
  • Always Visit
    Once, the area of New Orleans' Garden District was covered exclusively by plantations. Because of its many affluent mansions and historic houses, it is on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Always Visit
    The most famous area of New Orleans is also the oldest. Dating back to the city's founding in 1718, this National Historic Landmark district is known for its nightlife, restaurants, and celebrations. Its most famous locale is Bourbon Street.

Day 2 New Orleans - Houston(384 miles)

Today, we have quite a journey ahead of us as we travel from New Orleans to Houston, Texas. On the way, we will stop on Avery Island to tour the Tabasco Sauce Factory. When we arrive in Houston, the largest city in Texas, we will be able to take some free time to explore the myriad museums and shops. The city is also well known for the arts and its up-and-coming culinary scene.

Avery Island is a massive salt dome 140 miles west of New Orleans, and more popularly known as the source of Tabasco Sauce. A natural paradise surrounded by bayous, the island is home to many exotic birds and plants.

  • Always Visit
    Spice up your travel with a trip to the Tabasco Sauce Factory on Avery Island. Tour the factory, enjoy food tastings, attend seasonal festivals, and visit the jungle gardens to view exotic birds and plants on the island.
    Opening Hours: Daily 9:00am - 4:00pm, Pepper Sauce bottling on Monday–Thursday only

Day 3 Houston - San Antonio(189 miles)

Today, we will drive along US Highway 10 until we reach San Antonio. A little piece of Mexico in the U.S., San Antonio is the home of the Alamo(at your own expense). We can stroll along the famous River Walk(at your own expense) and get to know the city's many canals and backstreets by night.

San Antonio is the 7th most populated city in the U.S. and the 2nd most in Texas. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the country. It is famous for being the home of the Alamo.

Standard Hotel: Camping (with facilities)

Day 4 San Antonio - Carlsbad Caverns National Park(397 miles)

Driving across Texas, we will enter the deserts of New Mexico on our way to the Carlsbad Caverns, one of the largest in the world. It has still only been partially explored. We will hike deep into the 8.2 acre Big Room and beyond. In the evening, we will take a seat outside the park to witness the overwhelming sight of thousands of bats flying from out of the cave. This occurrence is seasonal, as the bats migrate south in October for the winter, and is best viewed in July and August.

Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States, this city is a hub for tourism.

  • Always Visit
    Carlsbad Caverns National Park is home to the Big Room, the third-largest cave chamber in North America and the seventh-largest in the world. From spring through fall, visitors can also witness the nightly bat flight.
Standard Hotel: Camping (with facilities)

Day 5 Carlsbad Caverns National Park - Santa Fe(272 miles)

Today, we will continue on our way to Santa Fe, the capital of New Mexico, where we can visit the town plaza that is surrounded by pueblo architecture, view the south-western art and décor at local museums, or enjoy a drink and take in the city's quaint atmosphere.

The capital of the state of New Mexico. This area was occupied for at least several thousand years by indigenous peoples who built villages several hundred years ago on the current site of the city.

  • Always Visit
    This historic chapel in Santa Fe is known not for its services, but for its staircase. The magnificent spiral staircase leading from the ground to the choir loft is said to have been constructed under miraculous circumstances.
Standard Hotel: Camping (with facilities)

Day 6 Santa Fe - Mesa Verde National Park(259 miles)

Today, we will continue to Mesa Verde National Park, home to the largest and best-preserved cliff dwellings of the Anasazi Indians. The park protects over 4,000 known archaeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. These sites are some of the most-notable and best-preserved in the U.S. We will get the chance to explore one such dwelling on a short walk or, for an additional fee, join a ranger-led walk to reach the more difficult to access sites.

A National Park and World Heritage Site located in Montezuma County, Colorado, which protects some of the best preserved Ancestral Puebloan archaeological sites in the United States.

Standard Hotel: Camping (with facilities)

Day 7 Mesa Verde National Park - Monument Valley(93 miles)

After driving through fascinating desert regions, we will reach Monument Valley, which has served as the backdrop for countless western films and is part of the biggest Native American reservation in the country. It is so named for the giant sandstone formations scattered across the desert. The angle of the sun causes the color of the landscape to change multiple times over the course of the day, meaning it's nearly impossible to take a bad photo here. We will see all the magnificent sights in Monument Valley in the back of a Jeep with the help of a Navajo guide.
Standard Hotel: Camping (with facilities)

Day 8 Monument Valley - Grand Canyon(128 miles)

Today, we will drive from Monument Valley to the Grand Canyon, topping at a Native American trading post along the way. The total drive will take around four hours. Words don't do justice to the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World. This stunning gorge is 1.5 kilometres deep, formed by over six million years of erosion from the Colorado River. You'll spend two nights here, in order to allow a full day of exploration tomorrow.

Considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon was carved over 17 million years by the Colorado River. This breathtaking, 18-mile-long canyon has been stunning visitors for hundreds of years.

Standard Hotel: Camping (with facilities)

Day 9 Grand Canyon

Today is a free day to explore the Grand Canyon. Stroll along the meandering South Rim Trail or hike your way along the South Kaibab Trail to Skeleton Point. If you're feeling extra adventurous, you might even opt for a scenic helicopter flight over the area (at your own expense). In the early evening, relax at the canyon's edge and enjoy a spectacular sunset.
Standard Hotel: Camping (with facilities)

Day 10 Grand Canyon - Las Vegas(275 miles)

Today, we will drive from the Grand Canyon, crossing the western deserts of Arizona to Las Vegas. Along the way, we will drive along a section of the famous Route 66 and stop in the nostalgic township of Seligman. Las Vegas is the gambling capital of the world, but there's plenty more to do along the Strip for gamblers and non-gamblers alike, including casinos, shows, shops, amusement rides, dance clubs, and great value all-you-can-eat buffets.

Las Vegas is known as the "Entertainment Capital of the World" for a good reason-- casinos and hotels line its streets, and visitors can gamble, see shows, and shop at virtually any hour of the day or night.

  • Always Visit
    The world-famous Las Vegas Strip is the iconic area of Nevada that contains some of the largest hotels and casinos in the world. The renowned nightlife of the city is centered on this brightly-lit, flashy area.
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