The Wild, Wild West - Los Angeles (13 Day / 12 Nights)

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USA: If you ever played cowboys, it's time to live the real thing. Jetting into Las Vegas, you're set free to live out your fantasies in landscapes featuring vast plains and deserts, virtually bottomless canyons, and mysterious rock formations. Every good cowboy needed a little downtime, so Las Vegas offers all the world-class dining, shows, and attractions you can lasso at the start and end of your trip.
Itinerary
  • Day 1
    • Flight: Johannesburg (JNB) to Dubai (DXB)
  • Day 2
    • Flight: Dubai (DXB) to Los Angeles (LAX)
    • Overnight Excursion: The Wild, Wild West Standard (13Days/12Nights)
    • Car Hire: Alamo Fully Inclusive - USA
  • Day 3-13
    • Overnight Excursion: The Wild, Wild West Standard (13Days/12Nights)
    • Car Hire: Alamo Fully Inclusive - USA
  • Day 14
    • Flight: Los Angeles (LAX) to Dubai (DXB)
  • Day 15
    • Flight: Dubai (DXB) to Johannesburg (JNB)
Full Itinerary

The Wild, Wild West Standard (13Days/12Nights)

The Wild, Wild West
Tour Highlights
Spend the day at one of Anaheim's world-famous theme parks.
Enjoy the authentic atmosphere of Old Town San Diego, the birthplace of California.
Observe astronomical wonders in Tucson.
Walk the same streets that Doc Holliday & Wyatt Earp walked in Tombstone.
Sample rich culture and the true Southwest in Albuquerque.
Visit Santa Fe, a UNESCO designated City of Design, Crafts and Folk Art.
Experience over 1,000 years of tradition at Taos Pueblo.
Relive the sights and sounds of yesteryear aboard the Durango & Silverton Railroad.
Look into the lives of the people who made Mesa Verde their home for over 700 years.
Be surrounded by sandstone masterpieces in the Navajo Nation's Monument Valley.
View one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon.
Take a nostalgic ride along Historic Route 66.
Pay a visit to Hoover Dam, the largest single public works project in the history of the U.S.
Partake in primetime entertainment all along the Las Vegas strip.
Stretch your imagination at Calico Ghost Town.
Witness beautiful waterfront views in Southern California's seaside communities.
Get closer to the stars at Hollywood's Walk of Fame, the world's most famous sidewalk.
Watch for celebrity shoppers on Rodeo Drive.
Admission fees not included.
Day 1
Welcome to Los Angeles, a sprawling metropolis of seemingly endless sunshine and a leading center of entertainment, fashion and sports. Upon arrival, transfer independently via courtesy shuttle to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Day 2
Los Angeles - Anaheim - San Diego
This morning, pick up your rental car and make your way south to Anaheim, Orange County's headquarters for fun. Spend the day at the original Disneyland Park or at its companion park, Disney California Adventure Park. (Optional, fees apply) Visit the nation's oldest theme park, Knott's Berry Farm, filled with old west history and thrill rides. (Optional, fees apply) Or choose from one of Anaheim's many other fun-filled attractions before continuing further south to San Diego.
Driving distance: 131 mi / 211 KM
Day 3
San Diego - Tuscon
Take time to enjoy more of San Diego's beautiful surroundings before heading east through California's Imperial Valley and 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. This evening, observe astronomical wonders and discover your place in the universe by spending a few hours stargazing.
Driving distance: 410 mi / 670 KM
Day 4
Tuscon - Tombstone - Las Cruces
This morning, depart Tucson for Tombstone, and an encounter with history that you can only find in "The Town Too Tough To Die." Discover original buildings dating as far back as the late 1870s and catch a live gunfight. Walk the same streets that Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp, and a host of other legendary men and women of the American West walked throughout the years; or visit Boothill Graveyard, the most famous cemetery in the West. Afterward, continue to Las Cruces, New Mexico. With the majestic Organ Mountains to the east and the mighty Rio Grande to the west, Las Cruces, meaning "the crosses," has a mysterious presence. Its rich history haunts it still with reminders of Billy the Kid, who was sentenced to death in the area, and Pancho Villa, who spent time here.
Driving distance: 322 mi / 518 KM
Day 5
Las Cruces - Albuquerque - Santa Fe
Today, you'll head north to Santa Fe via Albuquerque. Albuquerque's Historic Old
Town offers a taste of New Mexico's Spanish colonial past while the Indian Pueblo Cultural Centre, owned by the state's 19 different Pueblo communities, offers a glimpse into the history of the region's Native American cultures. Santa Fe, founded on the ruins of an abandoned Indian village, is the oldest capital in the U.S. and remains one of the most picturesque cities in the state. Be sure to visit one of Santa Fe's famous art galleries, art markets, or museums full of traditional and contemporary art, including works by their own Georgia O'Keeffe; or shop for authentic creations.
Driving distance: 287 mi / 462 KM
Day 6
Santa Fe - Taos - Durango
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. The multi-storied adobe buildings of this village have been continuously inhabited for over 1,000 years. Continue to Durango, Colorado's year-round playground whose historic sites and landmarks are waiting to be discovered. Step back in time at the Diamond Belle Saloon whose bar still has a bullet hole in it from a gun fight.
Driving distance: 271 mi / 462 KM
Day 7
Durango - Silverton - Durango
Today, you may wish 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 as you travel alongside the Animas River, one of the last free-flowing rivers in the entire western U.S. This route boasts some of Colorado's most striking canyon scenery and spectacular views. You'll pass fertile farmlands, old stagecoach roads, old mining camps, and be in the shadow of peaks reaching over 14,000 feet. (Optional, fees apply)
Day 8
Durango - Mesa Verde National Park - Monument Valley - Kayenta
This morning, head west to Mesa Verde National Park, home to some of the most notable and best preserved cliff dwellings in the U.S. Mesa Verde, Spanish for green table, offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years. Continuing west just past Cortez you'll drive through the "four corners", the only place in the U.S. where four states intersect at one point: Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado. Further west is Kayenta, Arizona, gateway to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. This great valley is framed by scenic clouds that cast shadows on the desert floor, and boasts sandstone masterpieces that tower to heights of 400 to 1,000 feet.
Driving distance: 219 mi / 452 KM
Day 9
Kayenta - Grand Canyon - Williams
Depart early today for Grand Canyon National Park. Spend the day discovering the distinct South Rim of the canyon. Stop at one of the numerous outlooks, walk part of the Rim Trail or along the historic Hermit Road, visit a Photo Hot Spot or climb to the top of a stone Watchtower for panoramic views that extend over 100 miles on clear days. When you've had your fill, continue to the quaint mountain town of Williams where you will experience the personality of an authentic Western village.
Driving distance: 212 mi / 341 KM
Day 10
Williams - Route 66 - Hoover Dam - Las Vegas
This morning, head west to Seligman, a small town located along Historic Route 66. Evidence of the old road can be seen all along Seligman's main street where motels, cafes and numerous Route 66 gift shops beg to be explored. From here you'll join Route 66 and travel along the longest remaining stretch of this historic route to one of Arizona's hidden treasures, Kingman. At the Arizona Nevada border, Hoover Dam makes for an awe-inspiring stop. Considered the largest single public works project in the history of the U.S. and an Arizona landmark, Hoover Dam is filled with history and offers a colossal view of the Colorado River and Lake Mead. Continue to Las Vegas, a desert oasis of neon lights.
Driving distance: 226 mi / 364 KM
Day 11
Las Vegas
Enjoy a full day Las Vegas style. Walk the famous Strip lined with mega-resorts, place a bet at one of the many casinos, dine at world-class restaurants, catch the latest must-see show, shop designer boutiques, ride a rollercoaster, lay by the pool the list goes on. With so much to do, 24 hours in a day hardly seems like enough.
Day 12
Las Vegas - Calico - Los Angeles
This morning, take the opportunity to photograph the iconic Welcome to Las Vegas sign before making your way back to Los Angeles. 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, offers visitors the opportunity to share in its rich history and enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding desert environment.
Driving distance: 287 mi / 462 KM
Day 13
Los Angeles Departure
Return your rental car in time for your return flight home.
Terms & Conditions

High season car rental supplement applies 01 July - 15 August '19.
Package does not include one way collection / delivery fee for car rental.
Prices are from a starting price per person sharing, subject to change, airfare increase, currency fluctuations and availability. Taxes are estimated and based on the current exchange rate and are subject to change. Advance purchase, peak season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply. Please note that airport taxes, fuel levies & surcharges are approximate and subject to change, the exact amount will be confirmed at time of booking. Valid for dates as specified. Group rates available on request. Thompsons Standard Terms and Conditions may apply. E & OE.

Exclusions

All Items of a personal nature. Meals not mentioned. Medical and Travel insurance **Admission fees not included**


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