A wide cut across America’s past and present, from Chicago till Los Angeles crossing 4.000km, 3 time zones and 8 US States. A route that seems to have a single direction, from the cold and conservative Midwest to the sunny and liberal California, inevitably Route 66’s magnetizing pole.
Along the way, landscapes that will transport you to a Hollywood set, a sense of freedom that only a road with no apparent end can give and a diversity that arguably no other country in the world can match: the high mountains of Colorado, the extraordinary National Parks, the desert of Nevada, the Grand Canyon, the Amish communities and even lands of Indians and cowboys that populate our childhood imaginary.
And when you think you’ve seen it all... welcome Las Vegas!
Probably no other road in the world as fed so many dreams. Yours will certainly be one more!
May 6 to 27
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type. Culture / History / Nature
visa. ESTA permit required 14$
Chicago, the Windy City, famous by its impressive architecture and Abraham Lincoln’s history;
St. Louis, located on the riverbank of the Mississippi, the city’s lifeline;
Oklahoma City, a city with a very unique charisma, underlined by the strong presence of native Americans and the red bricks that dominate its architecture;
Amarillo, the land of ranches and cowboys;
Santa Fe, a city that maintains an intact identity through its distinctive architecture and firm traditions of its people;
Albuquerque, surrounded by its Pueblos and Reservations, where the Indian and Hispanic cultures are ever present;
Grand Canyon, a unique natural landmark, which grandiosity fascinate and leave us breathless at the same time;
Seligman, the old west, with its traditional saloons, coffees and antique stores that will tempt us to collect old relics;
Las Vegas, for some good reason what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas...;
The inhospitable / hostile Death Valley National Park and the lunar like scenario of Joshua Tree;
Los Angeles, culturally frenetic, eccentric at each step, always irresistibly charming and wide open to the Pacific.
number of participants
airport Pick up (Chicago) and drop off (LA)
entrance at Grand Canyon National Park
entrance at Death Valley National Park
entrance at Joshua Tree National Park
entrance at Route 66 Museum
accommodation in an Hotel or Inn, breakfast included(12)
accommodation in a 4* Hotel in Las Vegas (1)
accommodation at Joshua Tree National Park’s camping (1)
transportation in private car / van between all destinations and activities included in the program
outlines leader in charge of the driving and the programs’ organisation
gas and tolls
meals not mentioned in the program
other activities and places not mentioned in the program
flights to and from the destination (about 850€)
extension in any LA and/or Las Vegas
extension to other US cities
museums and thematic attractions throughout the trip
trekking activities in several National Parks
rafting activities at Colorado’s River, Grand Canyon
photo coverage of the entire trip
population. 316 million
area. 9.857,306 km2
hour. -6 to -8 GMT
currency. US Dollar